UOGB/The Undertones – Teenage Kicks (Chords)

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Teenage Kicks (Chords)

It was the anniversary of John Peel’s death yesterday. I was going to put up Napalm Death’s You Suffer in tribute. But after getting hate mail for my Dillinger Escape Plan post, I thought I’d go with something a bit more crowd pleasing.

For this version I’ve written up the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain version (from Anarchy in the UK).

Suggested Strumming

For C and Am you can go with:

d – d u d u d u
d – d u d u

Topped off with one down strum for the Cmaj7 passing chord.

d – d u d u d u

In the verse you can use this twice for each chord.

Twiddly Bits

The intro/solo riff goes a bit like this:

The rest of the solo you can noodle around with C major pentatonic.

Undertones Version

The Undertones version is two frets higher (so the chords are D – Dmaj7 – Bm and G – A).

They also have another passing chord between G and A (G#). If you want to throw it in the UOGB version, it’s F# (easiest to play it x121).

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