WIUO – I Love You, Raylene (Chords)

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra – I Love You, Raylene (Chords)

This is different from the stuff we’ve come to expect from The Wellies. It’s not a cover of a big, famous pop song. But this one was written by a friend of the bad, John McDougall. It’s also one of their funniest and most entertaining songs. And it’s fun to play.

Suggested Strumming

Here’s a simple strum you can use this strum pretty much all the way through:

d u – u – u – u

Keep the strums short by releasing the pressure on the fretting hand just after strumming. It sounds like this:


A couple of places that doesn’t work. There’s the, “Raylene, marry me,” bits. Do four down strums each for C and D. And at the end of Verse 1 just do one down-strum on the C and D.


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  1. Conor Brown June 4th, 2014 2:47 am

    WIUO are the best. They are probably my inspiration to play ukulele.

    It’s funny, though their cover of Cry Me a River by Justin Timberlake is pretty cool as well.

  2. Woodshed June 4th, 2014 7:23 am

    Conor: Glad you like!

  3. Laura December 29th, 2015 10:53 pm

    Hi, I absolutely love this song. I am also desperate to learn to play it on the use but I am a beginner and I just cannot get the strumming right despite my many, many attempts. Is there something really simply I’m missing????

  4. Adriana April 28th, 2017 5:16 am

    OMG OMG OMG I can’t believe I just found this out! I’ve been wanting to play this for years! Thank you! :D

  5. Woodshed April 28th, 2017 12:32 pm

    Adriana: You’re very welcome!

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