Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Tab)


Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Tab)

Lana Del Rey has had a real love/hate reaction. I am very firmly in the love camp but I can see why some people would have an instant negative reaction. Although people accusing her of being a slick record company product obviously haven’t seen her being interviewed.

The arrangement I did for the video was fairly haphazardly busked together so it’s a bit all over the place. The timing in particularly I’ve tidied up for the tab.

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  1. Dan October 27th, 2011 8:44 pm

    I like her voice and I like the melody of the song (and she is really cute).

    I don’t understand the lyrics at all.

    This sounds really nice Woodshed. Great job!

  2. Woodshed October 28th, 2011 3:34 pm

    Dan: I think I understand the lyrics. I find them painfully close to the bone.

  3. Fraser October 31st, 2011 11:30 am

    Good job indeed…well done.Ever thought of giving Big Star’s ‘Thirteen” a go?.I’m sure you would do it justice with your arrangements.

  4. Carlton November 1st, 2011 9:38 pm

    Howdy,

    I hadn’t heard of this song before you made your video. I have now and both versions are excellent. Thanks for the TAB.

  5. Woodshed November 1st, 2011 9:53 pm

    Carlton: Thanks! Glad you like it.

  6. Stephen November 2nd, 2011 12:51 pm

    Ok this is excellent, sounds fantastic, great take on a gorgeous song.

  7. Abbie November 2nd, 2011 10:52 pm

    Man that’s difficult – I haven’t tried playing anything other than straight chords yet! Seems like a good one to start tabs with though, I just need some more practice. Great arrangement!

  8. Woodshed November 3rd, 2011 11:26 am

    Stephen: Thanks!

    Abbie: Good luck with the practicing!

  9. Dan November 5th, 2011 1:00 am

    I have been listening to Lana Del Rey since I posted on the 27th. I love her voice. I cannot stop listening to her. I have listened to everything she has on the YouTubes multiple times. She has a lot of songs that would be good on uke just strumming, but are lyrically from a woman’s perspective :)

    Also, to the criticisms that she is manufactured – I would say yes in her appearance. Someone probably discovered her and realized they had to reimage her a bit to sell her. But the music isn’t manufactured at all. She has been making music like this for awhile. She simply ran into the care of a good marketeer.

    I had never heard of her before. Thanks for introducing us to her Woodshed!

    BTW I think I understand Video Games lyrics now. I think I have been in that situation as well.

  10. Jamie November 5th, 2011 3:49 am

    Speaking of video games (segue), have you ever done any video game tabs? I’d like to request a very specific piece, but I don’t know if the comment section is the right place to do it?

  11. Woodshed November 5th, 2011 7:29 am

    Dan: I’m very glad I could turn you on to her.

    Jamie: I have. Quite a few. And there’s currently one in the works (from Minecraft).

  12. Jamie November 5th, 2011 11:06 am

    You’re doing a track from Minecraft? That’s amazing. All of the music in that game just blows my mind.

    So, uh, I guess I’ll request here. Call Of Magic i.e. the theme from The Elder Scrolls series of RPGs. I figured it is pretty fitting considering that TES V: Skyrim comes out on the eleventh of this month.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-4uUlGGMLA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWuNf4gxwuM

    Sorry if it seems like I’m spamming up your comments section. I’ve just been in love with this theme for years now.

  13. Allenfeather November 5th, 2011 8:45 pm

    Love it! thank you so much Woodshed :)

  14. Woodshed November 6th, 2011 8:08 am

    Allenfeather: You’re welcome.

    Jamie: Thanks for the suggestion.

  15. Neil November 6th, 2011 8:43 pm

    Great song, check out the live version from Jools Holland’s show on youtube. I’m addicted to it!!

  16. Woodshed November 7th, 2011 7:50 am

    Neil: I thought she was awful on Jools Holland! She was all over the place. Obviously very nervous.

  17. Kathleen December 20th, 2011 5:33 am

    That was really wonderful and I am in the love Lana group. And like someone else said, Ill check back with ya in 2018 after I get those tabs together. Thank you!

  18. Woodshed December 20th, 2011 8:24 pm

    Kathleen: I’m looking forward to it already.

  19. Gerard January 7th, 2012 12:46 pm

    OMG impressive! love it, but i think that ur wrong in the part where she say “it’s that tru?”. this true is an A, but i cant find the way to play the chord. still awesome

  20. FRASER MORRISON January 7th, 2012 4:10 pm

    I feel ignored !!!

  21. Woodshed January 7th, 2012 6:31 pm

    Fraser: You were ignored, I’m afraid. There are rules for making requests and you didn’t follow them.

  22. Woodshed January 7th, 2012 6:32 pm

    Gerard: Well, it’s my arrangement rather than a direct cover so I don’t think you can really call it wrong.

  23. FRASER MORRISON January 7th, 2012 6:40 pm

    Well my apologies…didn’t know about the rules of engagement !!

  24. FRASER MORRISON January 7th, 2012 6:41 pm

    Armadillo !!

  25. ellie February 14th, 2012 2:33 pm

    wow, this is really amazing! i loe the song and never thought that it would sound so good on a uke. please can you make a tutorial so that i could learn how to play it this well?

  26. Woodshed February 14th, 2012 11:28 pm

    ellie: Sorry, I don’t do video tutorials.

  27. karina March 13th, 2012 9:34 am

    simply beautiful….. my brother in law introduce me to lana, and i love her… i can’t imagine what my brother in law will do if he saw me playing this on my uke … haha

    nice job woodshed :)

  28. Woodshed March 15th, 2012 12:32 pm

    karina: Thanks! I hope he’s suitably impressed.

  29. CeeCee October 3rd, 2012 5:34 pm

    Can we please have Dark Paradise by Lana Del Rey?

  30. Cara January 31st, 2013 2:37 pm

    Thanks for that! Wowee, I can’t believe I only just found this site! I’ve just started playing recently, (had a couple of ukes for ages but never got around to any self teaching), these chords and tabs are very helpful :)
    I have been getting mixed signals about this one actually! Some people saying its great, some saying crap… Personally I think it’s quite a nice song, I first heard it on Triple J, but that was actually a cover, I don’t suppose you’ve heard the Bluejuice Like A Version cover have you? It’s really quite good :)
    Oh yeah, do you know where I could find the chords to Laura Marling’s “My Friends”? I’ve been scouring the Internet for them because its such a great song, do you have them on here by any chance?
    Sorry this comment sort of evolved into a novel!

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