April Smith – Colors (Chords)


April Smith – Colors (Chords)

There are a lot of ukuleles cropping up in adverts at the moment. This one from April Smith was used in an ad for Trojan condoms. Which changes the meaning of the song into something along the lines of, “Don’t worry honey. While you’re gone, I promise to use a condom with the many, many people I screw. Love ya, bye.”

I actually paid for this album to be made (check here if you don’t believe me) and it was worth it just to get this uke-featuring song out there. It’s an insanely catchy tune. Listen to it a couple of times and you’ll be stomping around singing the chorus.

Suggested Strumming

The easiest thing to do is follow the guitar and just down strum on the off-beats:

- d – d – d – d

On the last down beat, you can play a C# chord (same as the D but one fret down) and slide it up. But be sure to keep all the other strums short by cutting off the chords.

When the uke comes in you can go for something more tricky like this:

d – d – - u d u

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16 Comments

  1. chinchin February 11th, 2010 9:48 pm

    its been a while since i heard something like this…

  2. Ian February 12th, 2010 5:19 am

    Damn catchy and fun to play. Thanks for introducing me to April Smith.

  3. Ron and Jeanne February 12th, 2010 7:42 am

    We love this! Thanks.Al.

  4. Woodshed February 12th, 2010 11:38 am

    chinchin: Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    Ian: You’re welcome.

    Ron and Jeanne: Glad you liked it.

  5. CharlesHugh February 12th, 2010 9:18 pm

    What was the programme you suggested to use fro reading tabs and chords a while ago? Acrobat Reader just isn’t working.

  6. Woodshed February 13th, 2010 2:43 pm

    CharlesHugh: I think you’re referring to Foxit Reader.

  7. CharlesHugh February 13th, 2010 10:40 pm

    Thank you. Been trying to find it for a while. Good to go now.

  8. Woodshed February 14th, 2010 1:48 pm

    CharlesHugh: Glad to have helped.

  9. byjimini February 14th, 2010 2:17 pm

    Wow, that’s catchy, many thanks for the tab. :)

  10. Diane March 27th, 2011 2:34 pm

    I have this CD and it is great. I have signed copy which is cool. It is a good CD all round. Just got it this week and realized it is great song not only for guitar but also uke and kazoo!

  11. Woodshed March 31st, 2011 2:48 pm

    Diane: She is a lot of fun. Excellent record.

  12. Emma May 30th, 2011 7:14 pm

    I love April Smith. I would love if I could find the correct chords for Movie Loves a Screen.

  13. Dani March 27th, 2012 8:07 am

    Don’t know if you’ll see this, but I’m just wondering how to go about playing the mouth trumpet solo! Any tips would be appreciated.

  14. keegan April 14th, 2012 4:34 am

    There’s a section at the beginning of the second verse, where it seems there is a second ukulele part (up the octive)? Is there a way I could get my hands on those chords?

  15. Ali July 18th, 2013 7:50 pm

    Big fan, glad I found this! I’ve been playing Stop Wonderin’ and just want to find more and more of her songs they are so great!

  16. Woodshed July 19th, 2013 10:45 am

    Ali: Glad you like!

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