Cosmo Jarvis – She’s Got You (Chords)


Cosmo Jarvis – She’s Got You (Chords)

People who get things done sicken me. In the time I spend procrastinating over writing a short blog post, Cosmo Jarvis will have written and directed a short film, and composed and played the music for it and, I expect, have rustled up some galantine de faisan chaidfroid for the crew (check out He Only Goes Out on Tuesday). Handsome, talented bastard.

Job one for playing this song: tune down half a step to F# B Eb Ab.

Suggested Strumming

For the verse, d – d u – u d u. Once for the chords C to F and twice for G and Dm.

Then for the chorus throw in a chnk.

Twiddly Bits

Here’s my attempt and put the various recorder riffs onto two ukes. These ukes are also tuned down half a step.


Recorder Riffs

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Requested by Fraser and Alissa.

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30 Comments

  1. Chris August 17th, 2010 9:07 pm

    This is fantastic I’ve been waiting for you to tab this song since you posted the song a few month ago. I just cant get enough of this song :D

  2. samantha August 17th, 2010 10:37 pm

    I’ve been hoping you would tab this, I’m so excited. Thank you!

  3. foinnse August 18th, 2010 1:22 pm

    Hmmmm…. video doesn’t seem to be working for me. Starts speeeding up and skipping at about 1:22. But it turned me onto this guy anyway. His short film “the joke” is worth a look! :)

  4. foinnse August 18th, 2010 1:29 pm

    This link does not include the video but the song plays perfectly.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk_-hKDHndc

  5. appleuke August 19th, 2010 1:31 am

    Could you do a tab on Heart it Races by Dr.Dog?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QvJ3dXqmvw

  6. Lindy Danny August 19th, 2010 8:02 pm

    Wow. This was a surprisingly good song. Thanks for the work.

    ~DB

  7. Justin August 20th, 2010 8:57 pm

    Been waiting for you to tab this since you featured it. Great song! Thanks!

  8. Lio August 21st, 2010 2:14 pm

    Hey I’m new to the ukulele world, I basically started for this song and I learned how to play over the rainbow and I m yours because I was told they were nice beginner songs but i would like to learn this one now! The only problem is that since I’m a beginner its really hard for me to understand the way you write it down… For example when I look at the video he s got his hads all the way on the 9th frets and I dont see where I’m supposed to do that. Also, I do not know what C(add9) means… Sorry I must seem like an idiot but if someone could show me where to get good ukulele chords I would be very happy, I went to this http://www.ezfolk.com/uke/chords/F_Major/f_major.html but when I use those chords its just not the same… Also do i play with the tip of my finger or my thumb or nails or all my fingers?
    I just really love this song and I would like to get it right!

  9. Woodshed August 23rd, 2010 4:05 pm

    Chris: Yeah, I should have tabbed it up ages ago. Knockout tune.

    samantha: You’re welcome.

    foinnse: Seems to be working fine for me. YouTube has been a bit unreliable of late, so it might be that.

    appleuke: I think it’s just B and Abm.

    Lindy: Thanks.

    Lio: In the chord diagrams in the chart, some of them have numbers at the top left (5 and 7). Those chord diagrams start at that fret rather than the first fret like normal chord diagrams.

    There’s a guide to strumming here.

    Might be worth you checking out the beginner ukulele lessons.

  10. Woodshed August 23rd, 2010 4:11 pm

    appleuke: Make that Bb and Gm. Just realised I’m tuned down a fret.

  11. George August 24th, 2010 7:49 am

    Thanks man for putting this im going to learn it :) <3

  12. Roving August 24th, 2010 12:31 pm

    There are some great Sophie Madeline originals on here, but is there any chance you could also post the chords for her cover of Being Around by the Lemonheads. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7aZyqXg9vA&feature=search

    I would love to play her version. She definitely changes up the chords somehow and it sounds great on uke but I can’t see what her fingers are doing…

  13. Woodshed August 24th, 2010 4:56 pm

    George: Enjoy!

    Roving: I don’t think she changes it up all that much. Hit the ‘Transpose up 3 half steps’ button on this chord chart and you won’t be far off.

  14. Lio August 25th, 2010 7:02 pm

    Thank you Woody!

  15. Woodshed August 25th, 2010 11:08 pm

    Lio: You’re welcome!

  16. Roving August 26th, 2010 1:17 am

    That would explain why it sounded strange to me when I tried to use those chords… I’m glad that button exists, because I don’t know enough about music to transpose anything. Thanks for the tip!

  17. Rob NY August 26th, 2010 3:32 am

    I love this song! THANKS!

  18. Woodshed August 26th, 2010 5:47 pm

    Roving: Glad you’ve got it sorted!

    Rob: You’re welcome.

  19. Alissa September 16th, 2010 1:43 am

    YESS! Thank you I’ve been waiting soooo long for this :D
    This just made my day.

  20. Woodshed September 20th, 2010 10:13 pm

    Alissa: Glad to be of service.

  21. yon January 1st, 2011 8:16 am

    is it just me or is the c’ wrong… on the tab it says its the first fret of the first string played, but in the song it soounds as if it should be the 7th… also it all seems a bit funky, considering everyone is having much success anyome care to explain my wrongdoings… also what does the apostrophe mean on a cord like c’?

  22. Woodshed January 1st, 2011 11:36 am

    yon: You’re right, it is at the 7th fret. The 7 at the left of the chord diagram means play it at the 7th fret. The C’ is just to distinguish it from the other C chord.

  23. Ella February 22nd, 2011 5:54 pm

    I’m new to playing the ukulele and i love this song but i really dont get the chord thingy, the website i have been using is http://www.ukulele-tabs.com which show the chords with the song and i have found it quite easy, is there anywhere i can get the same sort of thing for this song and more cosmo jarvis songs? :)

  24. Woodshed February 23rd, 2011 3:47 pm

    Ella: Have you tried clicking the orange box?

  25. Blandini April 6th, 2011 11:29 pm

    Can you do Gay Pirates too, please? :)

  26. Jack April 7th, 2011 9:33 pm

    Gay pirates would be awesome actually
    seems to be a few people out there asking for a uke tab

  27. Woodshed April 9th, 2011 8:16 am

    Blandini and Jack: I might have a go at it.

  28. Erin February 1st, 2012 10:36 pm

    What is a C’ chord?

  29. Woodshed February 1st, 2012 10:38 pm

    Erin: It’s an alternate version of C. It’s on the chord sheet. Make sure you play it at the 7th fret.

  30. Alex February 12th, 2012 3:47 am

    Hey woodshed, I know it’s been a while since you put this up but how can you play that little bit at 1:47 of the YouTube clip? Or is not for the uke?
    Thanks for this whole site by the way :) it’s pretty much all I’ve used to teach myself some uke the past few months, it’s great fun.

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