Never Shout Never – cheatercheaterbestfriendeater (Chords)

nevershoutnever – cheatercheaterbestfriendeater (Chords)

There are a lot of very good reasons to hate this guy, but still I quite like him. And he’s obviously bringing a lot of teens to the uke. So another nevershoutnever for them (particularly since the stuff I’ve seen for this song seems completely wrong to me).

There are a lot of interesting chord shapes in this one – naming them I’ve gone for straight-forwardness over technical accuracy. With the D6 in the chorus, if you prefer you can play a straight D instead without losing much.

Suggested Strumming

Thi strum will get you most of the way through the song:

d – d u – u d –

Mostly you do that once for each chord. The exceptions:

– the G chord
– twice for every chord from the second A onwards in the bridge.
– a few bits that are just down strums. On the ladadas 3 downs on the G and one on the Gsus2. One down strum for each chord in the middle section.

For variety you could throw in a bit of:

d – d u d u d u

Pingy Bit

The little tring that crops up at the end and at intervals in the song is done with harmonics. Pay attention to the second photo on that post – it’s played the same way. You want to lay your finger very gently over the 12th fret (so it’s only just touching) right over the wire itself. Then strum down. If you don’t get your tring move your finger around and experiment until you do.

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  1. Lyndsey November 3rd, 2010 9:01 pm

    :O umm… the guy in the video, he’s wearing lipstick. I feel proud to stand and say that I am a teenage ukulele player, and I do not know how to play even one NeverShoutNever song! I can understand that hate yet somehow like feeling you’ve got for him. It’s mutual.

  2. Keet November 3rd, 2010 11:24 pm
  3. Rachel November 4th, 2010 8:26 am

    I agree with the comment above. This is great! and your tabs keep getting better and better!
    I am also a teenage ukulele player…. but this is the first time I’ve ever heard of this guy, of course that may be due to the fact that all my friends are on the dark side ( guitar players) and I’m not exposed to decent music very often.
    So,Thank’s for the tab! I’d be lost without you.

  4. Bam November 4th, 2010 2:36 pm

    Oh Keet you beet (get it….?!) me to it. I used to love Red Dwarf. Wherever did Danny John Jules go?

  5. Zach November 5th, 2010 1:22 am

    Honestly, Christofer Drew is the reason why I started playing the ukulele. His songs are really good to play for the ladies. Oh, and very nice tab.

  6. Woodshed November 6th, 2010 4:15 pm

    JP: Bugger! Thanks for letting me know. Too many damn chords in this song!

    Lyndsey: Worse still, it’s all over his teeth.

    Keet: Ha ha ha! I’d forgotten that scene. Thanks.

    Rachel: Thanks very much.

    Bam: To jail, didn’t he?

    Zach: Nice work impressing the ladies.

  7. Bam November 21st, 2010 11:58 am

    Craig Charles went to jail I think, but surely not the Cat?! Robert Lewellyn is starting a chat show in his car this week……. i’m not holding my breath.

  8. Woodshed November 21st, 2010 12:07 pm

    Bam: Research suggested he was arrested rather than imprisoned – for waving a samurai sword at a bin man. We’ve all been there.

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