Steven Universe – Here Comes a Thought (Chords and Tab)

Rebecca Sugar – Here Comes a Thought (Chords)

After doing It’s Over, Isn’t It? before the break, I wasn’t planning on doing another Steven Universe song so soon. But I got some requests (as I always do for SU songs) and there are some really nice chord moves and picking in it.

I worked this out from the ukulele version Rebecca Sugar did at Comic Con. The version on the show uses the same chords but is arranged differently.

Suggested Strumming

In the chorus: you can just do one down strum per chord (or two down strums on Fmaj7 if you’re feeling adventurous).

In the verse: I’ve written up the whole C9 – C – Cmaj7 – C6 line but you don’t have to play the whole thing. You can just play C9, let the g, C and E strings ring while you play 5 – 3 – 2 – 0 on the A-string. Or you can just play the Steven strum on C9 then C6.

For everything else you can use the old Steven strum:

d – x u – u d –

In the verse do that twice on Fmaj7 and once each on E and E7.

In the pre-chorus: The Steven strum twice for everything except the first two G7sus4 – G7 moves (once each there).

In the bridge: Steven strum twice for all Cmaj7 – Fmaj7. And just a down strum per chord elsewhere.

Twiddly Bits

Here Comes a Thought (Tab)

Like It’s Over, this one uses one finger per string picking. Don’t worry too much about recreating the exact pattern. You can try any pattern you like the sound of so long as you’ve got the chords right and the rhythm is similar. The sound quality of the video isn’t great so the picking in the tab probably isn’t completely accurate anyway.


Steven Universe on Cartoon Network
Rebecca Sugar on Tumblr
More tabs and chords from Steven Universe
Everything Stays chords

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  1. Ame September 7th, 2016 3:02 pm

    I’m glad you did this song but watching you video I was trying to figure out the picking pattern you are using for the song but I can’t seem to get it. Do you mind just explaining it a little bit to me for example is it a G-E-C-A picking pattern you use or different ?

  2. Woodshed September 8th, 2016 12:47 pm

    Ame: Sorry, I’m not sure what you mean by G-E-C-A picking pattern. The pattern I’m using is in the tab.

  3. Ame September 8th, 2016 10:17 pm

    What I meant was when you play the song what’s your picking pattern because I couldn’t really tell by the tab or by watching in terms of the string names G C E A. I asked did you pick the g string first then the e then c then a as your picking pattern? I just needed a better explanation because I was getting a little confused by the tab or maybe you can email me and explain more in depth.

  4. Woodshed September 9th, 2016 7:46 am

    Ame: Oh, I see! It’s a bit too complicated to do the whole thing that way. There’s a guide to reading tab here if you’re up for learning.

    But you could use this pattern for most of the song:

    G and A strings together.

    Then just repeat that.

  5. Liliana September 11th, 2016 4:57 am


    As soon as I heard the song I knew I just HAD to learn how to play it, and I was really hoping you’d make tabs for it.

    As always, great job, and I loved your cover on your youtube channel.

    Thank you for your hard work! You’re the best :)

  6. Woodshed September 12th, 2016 12:11 pm

    Liliana: Thanks so much! Glad you found it useful.

  7. Sarah September 13th, 2016 4:08 am

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’ve been playing your tabs to “It’s Over, Isn’t It,” but was afraid you might not do this song after doing a Steven Universe song so recently.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Your blog is amazing!!
    (Long time reader, first time commenter)

  8. Woodshed September 13th, 2016 6:24 pm

    Sarah: Thanks very much! It’s a good job I’m a sucker for Steven Universe songs!

  9. Anna January 23rd, 2017 3:41 am

    Hey i was wondering what ukulele you use cause i dont think i have the right ukulele for this so im thinking of getting another one

  10. Woodshed January 23rd, 2017 6:29 am

    Anna: I’m using an Ohana TK-35G in the video. But any size of uke other than baritone should be fine.

  11. Michelle December 29th, 2017 2:54 pm

    Thanks so much! It sounds so accurate and perfect :0 Please do all the steven universe songs! Like Peace and Love :)

  12. Woodshed January 1st, 2018 7:35 pm

    Michelle: Thanks! I’m sure there’ll be more in future.

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