Never Shout Never – First Dance (Lovin’ On You) (Chords)

Never Shout Never – First Dance (Lovin’ On You)(Chords)

Kids today still use the word ‘rad’?

He does make me feel incredibly old but I like Chistofer Drew and indie-urchin schtick. Plus all the chords I’ve seen for this online seem to be way out (and it’s only a 3 chord song). All of which is my justification for posting this without paying a Fall-feit.

Even though there are only three chords in the song, it does use some inversions you might not be familiar with. If you prefer, you can use the simpler versions of the chords. But it’s worth trying the new inversions as it adds to the sound. Watch out for the difference between the Bb and Bb’. The Bb’ is played at the 13th fret on the A-string. If you don’t have that many you could play the chord 10-10-10-8 or just keep the usual Bb shape instead.

Suggested Strumming

This strum will get you through most of the song:

Use that once for every chord. The only exception is the last line of the chorus where you do it twice for the Bb.

Here it is slow then up to speed:

Main Strum

The only place you’ll need something different is on the F at the end of the chorus where you can use this:

Which goes like this.

End Strum

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  1. Stuie April 6th, 2011 1:30 am

    I’d love something a little more challenging next week
    This is a cool mini project for tomorrow though (:

  2. Ron Hale April 6th, 2011 6:05 am

    I think this is my favorite video of his. Hard to remember when I had this much energy. I like him and yes, he does play all over the neck, to very good effect. 10-10-10-8 is a mighty tight fit especially on a soprano. My fingers can’t really do it on my little green Kiwi. On the other hand, wrestle with this and the standard E shape will no longer put you off.

    Actually went to his YT channel a while back and watched bits of pretty much every video there. I like videos that make for good introductions to an artist(s) and there are some good ones on his channel, but they all have him playing the guitar.

    Videos showing the fan/audience reaction to someone like him are especially good. Same for people like Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift, where the fan reaction really is an important part of the performance. Very few, if any, pure ukers get this pop artist sort of audience reaction.

  3. Ambient Doughnut April 6th, 2011 3:42 pm

    Never heard that song before but it’s quite cute. I’d rather play that than The Fall anyday!

  4. Woodshed April 9th, 2011 8:32 am

    Stuie: Usually I have chord stuff on Tuesday and more complex stuff on Thursday. I hope Swallowtail was challenging enough for you!

    Ron: Yeah, that’s a good point. Particularly if you’re playing that shape the traditional way with all four fingers.

    Ambient: ‘Cute’ certainly isn’t a word you’d associate with The Fall.

  5. Captain Nirvana August 18th, 2011 5:01 am

    I play the normal chords for the verse, but for the chorus I use the chords listed.

  6. Woodshed August 18th, 2011 7:06 am

    Captain Nirvana: Cool. It’s always good to mix things up.

  7. Brittany March 19th, 2012 10:00 pm

    ….I don’t have enough frets…:/

  8. Ari January 6th, 2013 8:31 pm

    I would really love to know the chords but I can’t watch the video due to copyright claim. IF someone could let me know what they are that would be fantastic!

  9. Ari January 6th, 2013 8:36 pm

    Never mind

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