Asylum Street Spankers – It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie (Chords)

Asylum Street Spankers – It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie (Chords)

It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie by Billy Mayhew is a big ukulele favourite so there are a ton of versions around. I the Asylum Street Spankers’ version because it’s a real education in chord inversions. You’re going to have to be on the ball to keep up.

Christina Marrs is using D-tuning for this but I’ve stuck with C-tuning (using similar chord shapes). That means it’s played high up the neck so pay attention to the fret numbers in the chord charts.

Easy Chords

It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie (Easy Chords)

Here’s a much simpler version of the chords. It’s in the same key so mix and match between them as you see fit.

I recommend starting by learning the simple version then gradually adding in elements you like from the difficult version.

Also, take a look at the Ukulele Boudoir version which is in the same key and take elements of that you enjoy.

Suggested Strumming

Other than the one-strum-per-chord into this should get you most of the way through:

d – d – d u d u

Links

Buy the Asylum Street Spankers version
I’m a Bear in a Lady’s Boudoir chords
Guy Forsyth – Waking Life (Tab)

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  1. matias April 1st, 2016 3:42 pm

    Do you have “monkey rag” chords? Greetings from Argentina

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