The Limeliters – Take My True Love by the Hand (from Breaking Bad) (Chords)

The Limeliters – Take My True Love by the Hand (Chords)

Two songs from the closing stages of Breaking Bad this week. Starting off with The Limeliters’ Take My True Love by the Hand from the dung beetle scene in Ozymandias.

It’s a simple song. Just four chords repeated. But you do need to capo at the first fret if you want to play along with the original.

Suggested Strumming

For the F and F7 do this once each:

d – d u

And for the rest of the chords do this once each:

d – d u – u d u

Together they sound like this:


Twiddly Bits

The guitar does a lick at the end of each chord progression. Here are a couple of ideas you can use on the uke. Again, use a capo at the first fret when you’re playing along with the original.


Here’s how that sounds along with the chords.

Lick 1


Lick 2


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  1. Angela October 24th, 2013 5:45 am

    Woot! Thanks for this one!

    Are we allowed to request songs? Cause if we are, you should write out the chords for “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” by Hunter Hayes feat. Jason Mraz. It would be so pretty on the ukulele and I don’t trust any other chords/tabbers but you.

  2. Woodshed October 24th, 2013 7:56 am

    Angela: Sorry, no more Mraz.

  3. krabbers October 24th, 2013 12:05 pm

    excellent cheers Al, we haven’t got this far in the series yet, we are still on season 3, but there have been some great tunes so far,
    this one will be a good one to play at our jam, ill give you a mention, it gives me great pleasure to shout out UKE HUNT every now and again

  4. Coni October 24th, 2013 12:55 pm

    Why “no more Mraz?”

  5. Woodshed October 24th, 2013 7:49 pm

    krabbers: Enjoy the rest of the series. I’m sure you will.

    Coni: I got really sick of him with all the I’m Yours stuff.

  6. Coni October 26th, 2013 4:08 pm

    I got worried you were saying you weren’t “allowed” for some reason. I’ve heard some of the youtubers are getting into trouble for tutorials on modern songs and at least one website I know of was in trouble for posting chords.

  7. Woodshed October 26th, 2013 9:26 pm

    Coni: There are a couple of artists that I don’t post for legal reasons but Mraz isn’t one of them.

  8. krabbers November 6th, 2013 12:50 pm

    played this one at our jam last night Al it went down well, easy ones normally do

    thanks for all the great work you do on here.

  9. Woodshed November 6th, 2013 7:56 pm

    krabbers: Congrats! Glad I could help.

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