Keane/Lily Allen – Somewhere Only We Know (Chords)

Carrie Hope Fletcher – Somewhere Only We Know (Chords)

When I mentioned I was doing this song to Uke Hunt’s US Cultural Affairs Correspondent her reaction was, “Somewhere Only We Know?! Isn’t it several years too late for that song?” So I feel I should explain. Last year Lily Allen did a cover for a Christmas advert. The ad was everywhere, the song was everywhere, it went to number 1. I thought that was the end of it but it’s been cropping up again this year as Christmas song even though there’s nothing particularly Christmassy about it (other than containing a Jesus4 chord). But it’s a nice song so I’m not complaining.

I’ve written up the chords for Carrie Hope Fletcher’s version. Partly because it’s dead easy and a great place to start if you’re looking to get into fingerpicking. And partly because that makes this the first time I’ve featured separate a brother and sister ukulele songs.

To play along with the video tune up by one fret or put a capo on the first fret.

Picking Pattern

The picking is a thumb and two finger pattern. The full pattern goes like this:

Thumb picks C
Index picks E
Middle picks A
Thumb picks C
Index picks E
Middle picks A
Thumb picks C
Index picks E

So you go up the top three strings in order twice, then just the C- and E-strings. Do that once for every chord.

Here’s how it looks slow then up to speed:

And here it is in tab form:

Picking

Links

The original version on iTunes
The Lily Allen version on iTunes
Carrie Hope Fletcher on YouTube
More Christmas tabs and chords

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  1. Fabian December 19th, 2014 3:58 am

    Honest question, but what’s the purpose of playing an ‘A minor’ chord if you don’t pick the G string during the song?

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