Edith Piaf/Cristin Milioti – La Vie En Rose (Chords)

Edith Piaf/Cristin Milioti – La Vie En Rose (Chords)

After dating half the population of New York it took a ukulele player to win How I Met Your Mother‘s Ted Mosby’s heart. Although if he wanted a ukulele chanteuse he could have married Kate Micucci in series 2 and saved us and those poor kids a whole lot of time.

I’ve written up the chords as Cristin Milioti played them in How I Met Your Mother. It’s a dead simple version. The only chord you might not be familiar with is Gmaj7. But that’s just the same shape as D with everything moved along one string.

Suggested Strumming

You can use this as the main strum:

d – d u – u d –

Use that once each for all the G-Gmaj7-Em bits. Then:

In the Intro: Do two down strums on the Am and one each on D and D7.
In Verse 1: Do two down strums each on Am and D. The main strum once each for D-D7-D. The two down on G and D.
In Verse 2: One down strum for each chord.
In Verse 3: One down strum for every chord from C onwards. On the final G she picks each note individually (like playing a really slow strum with your thumb).


Buy the original version
Buy the Cristin Milioti version
How I Met Your Mother on CBS.com
More tabs and chords from TV shows

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  1. DeiahDrummer March 12th, 2014 2:27 am

    Thanks!!! I love this song =’)

  2. Samantha March 12th, 2014 5:59 am

    Thank you!!

  3. Woodshed March 12th, 2014 7:09 am

    DeiahDrummer: Me too!

    Samantha: You’re welcome!

  4. Rogério Ferreira March 16th, 2014 6:05 pm

    love this song try to put how i met your mother theam

  5. Charlie Oh March 17th, 2014 12:00 am

    I love that you’ve done this song, as soon as I saw the episode I hoped you might tab it! Thank you so much!

  6. Woodshed March 17th, 2014 7:07 am

    Rogério: Thanks! I’ll keep it in mind.

    Charlie: You’re welcome!

  7. Angie March 18th, 2014 9:26 am

    wow I’ve been waiting to find a good chord for this song since longe!! Thank you very much :)

  8. Woodshed March 19th, 2014 7:25 am

    Angie: I’m glad you like them!

  9. Olive March 24th, 2014 4:45 pm

    it’s been a while!
    Beautiful song, and you’ve tabbed it out so perfectly for uke.
    Well done, as always.

  10. Woodshed March 25th, 2014 8:55 pm

    Olive: Thanks very much!

  11. tbone June 1st, 2014 5:50 pm

    Claire Costa has the best ukulele version of this song, IMHO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHAmbvMFLHc

  12. Woodshed June 1st, 2014 8:42 pm

    tbone: That is a good version. I think I blogged it at some point. I’ll check… I did!

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