My Chemical Romance – Welcome to the Black Parade (Chords and Tab)

My Chemical Romance –
Welcome to the Black Parade(Chords)

Starting off Halloween week with what might be the most pompous and overblown song I’ve ever tackled on here. But it does bear out the idea that any song with a strong melody will work on ukulele. With a little bit of tweaking it survives the transition pretty well.

Most of the chords in the song you’ll be familiar with. If you don’t care for the D6 and E6 chords you can just replace those with straight D and E without a problem. When the song changes key in verse 5 I’ve suggested chord inversions further up the neck. That makes the chord changes easier. But if you prefer the shapes you’re more familiar with they will work perfectly.

Suggested Strumming

You can keep the strumming pretty simple. In the quieter verses (1, 2 and 5) I just do one strum per chord.

Then in the louder parts I play this:

d – d – d u d u

You can hear that in the video below.

If you find that a bit tricky when the song is belting along you can make the chord changes easier by dropping that last up-strum to get:

d – d – d u d –

Twiddly Bits

Black Parade (Lead Part)

Here are some of the twiddly parts in the song crammed together.

The lead part above has the piano riff in the intro and verse followed by the lead part in the first break. And the back part below plays the guitar part in the verse (that provides a counterpoint to the piano riff) and the chords for the break.

Black Parade (Backing Part)


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