Amanda Palmer – In My Mind (Chords)

Amanda Palmer – In My Mind

Amanda Palmer’s new one Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under is a very enjoyable listen. Particularly Map of Tasmania (C6 – D) and this simple little waltz. She’s really good when she manages to get her ukulele in tune.

Suggested Strumming

Almost all the way through it’s this four times for each chord:

d – d u d –

The exception is at the end of what I’ve called the chorus. There do this for the C:

d – d u d – d – d – d –

And just one down strum for the D.


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  1. Zakulele March 8th, 2011 7:15 pm

    “She’s really good when she manages to get her ukulele in tune.”

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  2. Ron Hale March 8th, 2011 9:49 pm

    Well, there’s only one uke like Amanda’s.
    Pretty much the only one I’ve seen her play is that same funky, old Hilo. And unless I’m missing something somewhere, she has pretty much the same uke chops she had when I first heard her play, a few months shy of three years ago now. She always looks like she isn’t totally sure she’s going to grab the chords successfully. Always that pause between chords as she stares intently at the neck. But these quibbles are irrelevant, and aren’t quibbles at all, merely observations.

    There are a number of live Tasmanias, but one (from Tasmania) that really stands out to me is the one in which she puts her uke neck in her mouth and holds it in her teeth while clapping her hands. First I’ve ever seen that.

  3. Marie March 8th, 2011 11:02 pm

    the quote Zakulele grabbed? exactly what I was going to write too.

  4. George Stone March 9th, 2011 7:20 am

    …this particulary map of tasmania scares me…
    well whole lotta palmer scares me, even she manages to get her ukulele in tune, XD.

  5. Woodshed March 9th, 2011 9:10 pm

    Zach and

    Ron: I actually checked the underbar of Map of Tazmania and ukulele on that one is credited to Guthrie Govan (a blast from the past for me – he was a regular in the guitar magazine I bought as a kid). But I think that’s a one-off because that track was remixed by a guy in the UK.

    On the Hilo issue, I have seen her playing a Pono tenor. But this one seems to have taken on totemic significance.

    George: What’s scary about her? In the interviews I’ve seen and heard she always comes across as being quite sweet.

  6. Marymac March 10th, 2011 12:48 am

    Scary? Na. She’s got kind of a punk edge but as Woodshed said, she’s also sweet. Love her music and her style.

  7. SarahJ March 10th, 2011 4:46 am

    I have been listening to this song on repeat for about a week. Thank you so much for posting this! :)

  8. cardboardfrog March 10th, 2011 11:07 am

    while i like amanda palmer and loved the dresden dolls i find her uke work quite disappointing and especially this song is reminiscent of a poor version of a the mountain goats song.

  9. Woodshed March 12th, 2011 12:35 pm

    Marymac: Yeah, I think when someone is scared of her it’s more a reflection of them than of her.

    SarahJ: You’re welcome.

    cbf: If you’re going to rip off anyone The Mountain Goats is a good choice.

  10. Fivetide March 15th, 2011 11:40 am

    As a long-time big-time fan of AfP (as well as being a rough and ready uke player) I thought this was great. Just three chords but great fun to play if you get it right, and a nice one for anyone who struggles to sing and play the correct strumming patterns at the same time. I’ve cut a knuckle with enthusiasm – ta.

  11. Fivetide March 22nd, 2011 11:26 am

    Anyone who couldn’t stand the HiLo, check out this tweet:


    @CelticRose923 my ukulele has no name. and it snapped in half on my flight home yesterday. it’s upstairs in the ukulele hospital. pray.
    20 Mar

  12. Woodshed March 26th, 2011 12:22 pm

    Fivetide: That’s a shame. I’m not a fan of it but I don’t want it to die.

  13. sarah rae March 30th, 2011 6:59 am

    you are my fucking hero forever for having amanda palmer uke tabs. LOVE!!

  14. Woodshed March 31st, 2011 2:04 pm

    sarah rae: Thanks. I’ve never been anyone’s hero before.

  15. kylie June 30th, 2011 9:54 am

    it makes me so happy that you have AFP *and* Neutral Milk Hotel tabs up here. Thank you so, so much.

  16. Shananiganagain July 29th, 2011 6:23 am

    I’m so excited to learn this. This is one of the most honest songs I’ve ever heard and I love it. So glad you posted it. Thanx!

  17. Woodshed July 29th, 2011 7:33 am

    kylie: Thanks, you’re welcome.

    Shananiganagain: Thanks, good luck with it.

  18. Ailish November 1st, 2011 7:51 pm

    Hey, could you do the chords for Amanda Palmer’s Ukulele Anthem? It seems kind of appropriate :)

  19. Woodshed November 1st, 2011 9:52 pm

    Ailish: You’re not the first person to ask for them so maybe.

  20. Thale November 8th, 2011 12:09 am

    I agree with Ailish, Chords for the ukulele anthem would’ve been extremely appreciated! Been looking and listening and trying and failing ever since I first heard it.

  21. Woodshed November 8th, 2011 8:43 am

    Thale: Coming up later today.

  22. kathryn January 6th, 2013 10:26 pm

    Just nailed my first song and it was this one! Thank you so much I LOVE this site!

  23. Woodshed January 7th, 2013 7:44 am

    kathryn: Congratulations!

  24. nikos August 15th, 2013 2:15 pm

    this is the first song I learned on the uke. Thank you for the chords! Any chance for “The thing about things” chords? (

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