The Staves – Facing West (Chords)
To tide myself over I’ve written up the chords to the ukulele song from the first album Facing West.
The chords themselves are dead simple. If you’re okay singing it in F then you’ve got no problems.
But in the original they’re tuned down one fret (so is Dodie ‘dodleoddle’ Clark in her version if that’s the one you’re interested in). So you’ll have to do that if you want to play along. Alternatively you could put a capo on the first fret and play these slightly more troublesome chord shapes:
Facing West (Capo Chords)
You can use this strum twice for every chord all the way through the song:
d – d – – u d u
Or this strum sounds great with a touch strum on the first strum. You play a touch strum by just hitting the g-string (although if you hit the C-string as well it’s not a big deal). It gives the strum a bit more variety.
Here’s how it looks (slow then up to speed):