Beirut – Elephant Gun (Ukulele/Guitar Chords)

Concert photo of Beirut

Photo credit: Six Eyes Media.

Chords

Beirut
Elephant Gun

For ukelele tuned a 1/2 step up (G# C# E# A#)

Am: 2003
D7: 2223
G: 0232
C: 0003
C/B: 0002

To play on guitar, capo VI:

Am(Em): 022003
D7(A7): x02223
G(D): x00232
C(G): 320003
C/B(G/F#): 320002 -or- 2x0003

Intro:

Am D7 G C C/B  x2

Verse:

Am          D7                   G
   If I was young, I'd flee this town

	    C      C/B     Am
I'd bury my dreams under - ground
       D7             G             C      C/B
As did I, we drink to die, we drink ton - ight


Am          D7             G
   Far from home, elephant gun
                C    C/B    Am
Let's take them down one by one
             D7                  G                C   C/B
We'll lay it down, it's not been found, it's not ar - ound


Chorus:

Am         D7        G        C     C/B   Am
   Let the seasons begin - it rolls right on
        D7        G              C   C/B  (Am)
Let the seasons begin - take the big king down


Am         D7        G        C     C/B   Am
   Let the seasons begin - it rolls right on
        D7        G              C   C/B  (Am)
Let the seasons begin - take the big king down

Bridge:

Am D7 G C C/B  x4

Am     D7    G
    Oh oh oh oh
   C  C/B (Am)
Oh la la  la   x4

Am D7 G C C/B  x8

Verse:

Am             D7          G          C   C/B     Am
   And it rips through the silence of our camp at night

            D7          G         C  C/B Am
And it rips through the night  oh la la  la


            D7          G              C    C/B Am
And it rips through the silence of our camp at  night
            D7          G                    C       C/B       (Am)
And it rips through the silence, all that is left is all that i hide

Outro:

Am D7 G C C/B to end

Note for Guitarists

The “low” string on a ukulele is higher than the next two subsequent strings. So, while the strings go G C E A, the relative pitches (1 being low, 4 being high) are 3 1 2 4. To replicate the sound, you would have to replace your D string with something much thinner (i.e. whatever you use for your high E) and tune it up an octave.

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Comments

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  3. Eddie | December 25th, 2013 | 2:46 am

    You say E#.. there is no such thing, you mean an F

  4. james | January 15th, 2014 | 7:39 am

    eddie, there is such thing as E#. it is enharmonic to F, yet it is the sharp of E, just as B# is enharmonic to C.

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