Sophie Madeleine – Stars (Chords and Tab)


Sophie Madeleine – Stars (Chords and Tab)

Here’s another top-notch song from Sophie Madeleine and another one for ukulele-tabs.com to steal (unless they made exactly the same screw ups with the passing chords I did). And they butcher the stuff they nick: they even keep the G’ notation in this which makes no sense since all their chord shapes are auto-generated.

Anyway, enough bitter ranting, on to the song.

Suggested Strumming

For the verses:

d – d u – u d u

For each chord except the last C in the verse.

For the middle do all down strums for the first two chords then d u D u d u D u for the next two.

(Not So) Twiddly Bits

For the intro you play the chords just the same as the verse but take your finger off the A string and play it open for the last strum on the C’, C5- and Csus4 chords.

Buy it on BandCamp and Rocky and Balls have released a charity song in aid of people with moustaches (I think).

Requested by Marcelo and Emily.

More Sophie Madeleine

Sophie Madeleine interview
Beard Song (Chords)
Rocky and Balls – I Heart You Online (Chords)
Take Your Love With Me (The Ukulele Song)(Chords)

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25 Comments

  1. CharlesHugh November 24th, 2009 7:14 pm

    I feel the same about ukulele-tabs.com . I was shocked that they have become the top ukulele site, it’s ridiculous. It’s just hundreds of versions of I’m yours, it has no ukulele community.

  2. TheHighlandCal November 24th, 2009 8:47 pm

    I was shocked too. The one thing i really like about the ukulele, apart from the instrument of course, is the community around it and that is completley lost in that tacky looking site. Oh well we all know that ukulelehunt is the best site.

  3. Armelle November 24th, 2009 8:51 pm

    sorry to read that ukulele-tabs is nicking tabs/chords from you, Al.
    There is one thing this site will never steal from you though, and that is the personality and soul of Uke Hunt !
    Maybe not much of a consolation but to me your site will always remain number one!

    And I hope people will realise that if they want quality chords and tabs with detailed explanations about strumming patterns they should come here instead !

  4. cardboardfrog November 24th, 2009 11:43 pm

    have you tried complaining to them to take down your tabs? as the original transcriber i’m sure you’ll have some kind of rights.
    tbh i think they’re only popular as they match a key phrase you’d put into google.
    and once again a quality set of chords from mr woodshed, bravo!

  5. Ron Hale November 24th, 2009 11:45 pm

    I do hope that uke blogs/sites with the imprint/personality of the unique person at the top are not going the way of real radio &
    being gradually done-in by soulless corporate “auto-sites” that
    all look, sound, feel exactly the same. I did look into that other
    site once, just because it was named as the new no. 1, & found
    there to be no reason to stay there, much less return there. Gertrude Stein’s famous observation about Oakland(CA): “The trouble with Oakland is that when you
    get there, there isn’t any there there,” applies to that site (I was born
    in Oakland (moved ages ago, nothing there (just kidding)) , & Tippy Canoe, after shows, tells the world that she’s from Oakland, so there’s uke-there there now).

    I visit my favorite ukulele sites multiple times daily to boost the numbers (like spitting in the ocean, I know, but it can’t hurt), & from now on I’ll try to rally non-uker friends to log-on to Ukulele Hunt, Al, to return the universe to its rightful order (i.e. toss the Ring
    into the volcano & topple Mordor).

  6. andy November 25th, 2009 2:18 am

    hmm, you’re not helping yourself Al – that’s two unnecessary hits to ukulele-tabs that I just made by following those links. I’ll do what Ron does and do some gratuitous clicking on here to restore order. The RSS reader I’m using might not be helping either…

    On the Sophie Madeleine thing, I got an email today from an email-bot that made me blush because it started “You are receiving this message because of your relationship with the artist ‘Sophie Madeleine’: ”

    It must have been something to do with when I bought the album. (well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it).

  7. Nick B-C. November 25th, 2009 9:34 am

    …Cheers for the tab of a great song Al…The guys who’ve already commented are right…being at 1 in the charts purely because of the way search engines work isn’t a reflection of quality…When I took my first tentative steps into Ukeing I looked a load of sites, none of which had the soul and sense of community that you have nurtured here on ukulele hunt…This is the only site I post comments on (I dont know whether that is a help or hinderance) and the only site I log onto every day for inspiration, genuinely good advice and laughs, quite often out loud…Here’s to the true NUMERO UNO!!!

  8. Scissorman November 25th, 2009 10:47 am

    ukulele tabs.com is awful and don’t deserve the number one spot, which is why i am now boycotting them. They have a lot of chords but no tabs which is ridiculous as that’s what they called themselves. Thanks for inspiring me to stick with the uke. This site is the number one for quality of tabs and other uke info.

  9. Woodshed November 25th, 2009 11:51 am

    Charles: You can never have to many versions of I’m Yours :S

    Cal: They must have some sort of community because quite a few people contribute.

    Armelle: Thanks for the support.

    cbf: And the reason they rank for it is that people link to it with the words ‘ukulele tabs’.

    Ron: To be honest, I’m not as bitter about this as I like to make out. I’m very happy that there are any people at all that like what I’m doing.

    andy: I got the same email! I thought it was a restraining order.

    Nick: Thanks! Your comments are very much appreciated.

    Scissorman: People seem to be referring to chord charts as ‘tabs’ these days. It’s quite a worrying trend.

  10. Marcelo November 25th, 2009 12:50 pm

    Thank you, Woodshed! I was waiting for this tab!
    And, about all this controversy, I think you should really be happy , because there is a lot of people who like what you`re doing! I`m one of them! And the fact that you are a real person, who answers not only the comments at the website, but your e-mail, makes Uke Hunt better tham most of the websites, uke related or not! Thank you for it all!

  11. Noah November 26th, 2009 5:16 am

    Amen to the other posts. Uke hunt is the best. And al, the bitter rant is well deserved. Like always keep up the great work! You are the uke guy to go to. Always! And thanks for this post!

  12. vatsal November 29th, 2009 3:06 am

    Not to condone their act of stealing tabs (which the blame falls not on the site but whichever random contributor decided to steal from you and post it), but they do have a massive amount of tabs/chords (tabs are starting to pop up more and more over chords) of a huge variety of artists. Plus, its not just one author, but many contributors, that way tabs are being added fast and its easier and more likely to find a song you know or want to learn. When the ukulele doesn’t have the popularity of the guitar in that you can just find an arrangement for any song you want, having more choices has a great appeal. Its basically a cheaper mass produced version of your site, which in the modern world always gains popularity. Although I have never found anything of the quality you dish out Woodshed, I do find myself checking theirs for the occasional tab to have something different to practice.

  13. Woodshed December 3rd, 2009 4:51 pm

    Marcelo: Thanks very much for the kind words. Appreciate it.

    Noah: Thanks!

    vatsal: I still think you’d be better of going to Chordie or Ultimate Guitar where there’s a much bigger selection. (And the tabs are nicked from here too).

  14. vatsal December 3rd, 2009 11:35 pm

    That’s true, I do go to Ultimate-Guitar, but it’s hard to convert guitar tabs to uke arrangements (especially for a pretty musically-incompetent person like me) and chords that are in a key that suits the ukulele are hard to come by, and a lot of people are VERY lazy, too lazt to try and convert them.

  15. Emily December 7th, 2009 10:28 am

    Thank you so much! You are a legend! I’ve been checking back here almost every day since my original request comment. Perhaps I could try to get out more…

  16. Woodshed December 10th, 2009 4:55 pm

    Emily: You’re welcome.

  17. megan December 12th, 2009 4:32 pm

    thank you so much!

    anyone know what notes the glockenspiel player is playing? there a only two notes and i just cant figure them out…

  18. Woodshed December 13th, 2009 10:47 am

    megan: C (A string 3rd fret) and G (E string 3rd fret).

  19. meg December 19th, 2009 9:02 pm

    thank you so so much :)

  20. Woodshed December 20th, 2009 2:10 pm

    meg: You’re welcome.

  21. Ukulele Tabs December 22nd, 2009 6:50 pm

    Don’t know if this answer will be published (with no cut) but let’s give it a try…

    Here is a quick answer to your bitter post against us : Ukulele Tabs Team never copied any tabs from your website, that’s just ridiculous. But if you think so, feel free to use the feedback button we have on every tabs and we will delete them ASAP.
    You can easily imagine that we can’t check every chords/tabs posted by our members… We do everything possible to keep credits on every tab/score.

    We respect your work, we also know what it feels to be stolen (our team members are running non-music related websites with regular stolen content as well), so please don’t be full of hate against us. Ukelele Tabs is not another ukulele WordPress Blog (i’m not talking about ukehunt here), we worked thousand hours on our own website engine, to add original and interesting features for uke players.

    To be honest when we launched the website we selected many Guitar chords that we found interesting and arranged them for the ukulele. Our chords/tabs are not auto-generated. Those guitar scores come from all over the web and most of them were chorded by “anonymous” persons. When it was not we’ve sent when possible an email for every arrangement we’ve made, to respect the work of thoses tabbers. It is checked everyday.

    If you don’t like us (and we know that you do since the beginning), just ignore us instead of badly criticizing our hard work this way. By our side we love your website, and it’s true.

    Merry X-mas

  22. abby September 24th, 2010 7:39 pm

    Does anyone know whatthe chords for this on guitar are?

  23. Woodshed September 25th, 2010 2:53 pm

    abby: The chords for guitar will be the same.

  24. Lucas December 14th, 2011 7:14 pm

    Beautiful song, great tabs, thank you thank you Woodshed!

    I’m going to start thanking you for every song I learn to play. Let the flood of compliments and thank-yous begin!

  25. Woodshed December 14th, 2011 9:41 pm

    Lucas: Thanks very much!

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