Songbook - OPL Teen Ukulele Class Songbook
In My Blood Shawn Mendes (Waburton/Harris, 2018)
Lost Boy (Simplified and abridged) Ruth B (2015)
Natural Imagine Dragons (2018)
Scars To Your Beautiful Alessia Cara (2016)
Thunder (No Bridge) Imagine Dragons (2017)



In My Blood
Shawn Mendes (Waburton/Harris, 2018)


      Strumming:
4/4 | D   D   D   D   |  or   4/4 | Dudu Dudu Dudu Dudu |
      1   2   3   4                 1e&a 2e&a 3e&a 4e&a

| [F] Help me, it's like the | [Bbmaj7] walls are caving in
Some- | [Dm] times I feel like giving up
But | [Bbmaj7] I just can't, it isn't in my...

| [F] blood, Laying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothing |
| [Bbmaj7] ...I'm overwhelmed and insecure, give me something   |
| [Dm] ...I could take to ease my mind slowly |
| [Bbmaj7] ...Just have a drink and you'll feel |

| [F] better... just take her home and you'll feel better |
| [Bbmaj7] better...Keep telling me that it gets better |
| [Dm] better...  Does it e- | [Bbmaj7] ver?   |   

| [F] Help me, it's like the | [Bbmaj7] walls are caving in
Some- | [Dm] times I feel like giving up
No | [Bbmaj7] medicine is strong enough
Someone | [F] help me
I'm | [Bbmaj7] crawling in my skin
Some- | [Dm] times I feel like giving up
But | [Bbmaj7] I just can't,

Chorus
It isn't in my | [F] blood... | [Bbmaj7] ...  
It isn't in my | [Dm] blood... | [Bbmaj7] ...  

| [F] ...Looking through my phone again feeling anxious |
| [Bbmaj7] ...Afraid to be alone again, I hate this |
| [Dm] ...I'm trying to find a way to chill, can't | [Bbmaj7] breathe, oh
                          
  
Is there somebody that could...
| [F] help me... It's like the | [Bbmaj7] walls are caving in
Some- | [Dm] times I feel like giving up
No | [Bbmaj7] medicine is strong enough

Someone | [F] help me
I'm | [Bbmaj7] crawling in my skin
Some- | [Dm] times I feel like giving up
But | [Bbmaj7] I just can't,

Chorus
It isn't in my | [F] blood... | [Bbmaj7] ...  
It isn't in my | [Dm] blood... | [Bbmaj7] ...  
I need somebody | [F] now... I need somebody | [Bbmaj7] now...
Someone to help me | [Dm] out... I need somebody | [Bbmaj7] now...

| [F] Help me, it's like the | [Bbmaj7] walls are caving in
Some- | [Dm] times I feel like giving up
But | [Bbmaj7] I just can't

Chorus
It isn't in my | [F] blood, (ooh ooh | [Bbmaj7] ooh)...                          
It isn't in my | [Dm] blood... (ooh ooh | [Bbmaj7] ooh)  
It isn't in my | [F] blood
I need somebody | [Bbmaj7] now  
It isn't in my | [Dm] blood
I need somebody | [Bbmaj7] now  
It isn't in my | [F] blood   | [Bbmaj7] | [Dm] | [Bbmaj7↓]        

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#Last Updated 07/14/20 JJ
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Lost Boy (Simplified and abridged)
Ruth B (2015)


Intro
| [Em7] | [G] | [C] | [G] |

| [Em7] There was a time when | [G] I was alone |
| [C] Nowhere to go and no | [G] place to call home |
| [Em7] My only friend was the | [G] man in the moon |
And | [C] even sometimes he would | [G] go away too |
And | [Am] ever | [Am] since that | [D7] day | [D7] |

Chorus
| [Em7] I am a lost boy | [G] from Neverland |
| [C] Usually hanging out with | [G] Peter Pan |
| [Em7] And when we're bored we | [G] play in the woods |
| [C] Always on the run from | [G] Captain Hook |
| [Em7] Run run | [G] lost boy | [C] they say to | [G] me |
A- | [Em7] way from | [G] all of | [C] reali- | [G] ty |

| [Em7] Peter Pan, Tinkerbell | [G] Wendy Darling |
| [C] Even Captain Hook you are my | [G] perfect story book |
| [Em7] Neverland I love you so | [G] you are now my home sweet home
For- | [C] ever a lost boy at | [G] last
And for | [Am] always I will | [D7] say | [D7] |

Chorus
| [Em7] I am a lost boy | [G] from Neverland |
| [C] Usually hanging out with | [G] Peter Pan |
| [Em7] And when we're bored we | [G] play in the woods |
| [C] Always on the run from | [G] Captain Hook |

| [Em7] Run run | [G] lost boy | [C] they say to | [G] me
A- | [Em7] way from | [G] all of | [C] reali- | [G] ty |
| [Em7] Neverland is home to | [G] lost boys like me
And | [C] lost boys like me are | [G] free |
| [Em7] Neverland is home to | [G] lost boys like me
And | [C] lost boys like me are | [G] free |


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#Last Updated 2/14/18 JJ
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Natural
Imagine Dragons (2018)


Intro
| [Dm] | [Dm] | [A7] | [A7]

Will | [Dm] you hold the line...
When | [Dm] every one of them is giving up or giving in, tell me
In | [A7] this house of mine...
| [A7] Nothing ever comes without a consequence or cost, tell me
Will | [Dm] the stars align?
Will | [Dm] heaven step in? Will it save us from our sin? Will it?
| [A7] 'Cause this house of mine stands | [A7] strong...

Pre-Chorus
That's the price you | [Dm] pay... |
| [Dm] Leave behind your heartache, cast a- | [A7] way... |
| [A7] Just another product of to- | [Dm] day... |
| [Dm] Rather be the hunter than the | [A7] prey...
And you're | [A7↓] standing on the edge, face up 'cause you're a

Chorus
| [Dm] Natural... a beating | heart of stone... you gotta |
| [A7] be so cold... to make it | in this world, yeah you're a |
| [Dm] natural... living your | life cutthroat... you gotta |
| [A7] be so cold, yeah, you're a | na-tu-ral |

| [Dm] Will somebody... |
| [Dm] Let me see the light within the dark trees' shadows and |
| [A7] What's happenin'? |
| [A7] Lookin' through the glass find the wrong within the past knowin' |
Oh, | [Dm] we are the youth |
| [Dm] Call out to the beast, not a word without the peace, facing |
| [A7] a bit of the truth, the | [A7] truth...

Pre-Chorus
That's the price you | [Dm] pay... |
| [Dm] Leave behind your heartache, cast a- | [A7] way... |
| [A7] Just another product of to- | [Dm] day... |
| [Dm] Rather be the hunter than the | [A7] prey...
And you're | [A7↓] standing on the edge, face up 'cause you're a

Chorus
| [Dm] Natural... a beating | heart of stone... you gotta |
| [A7] be so cold... to make it | in this world, yeah you're a |
| [Dm] natural... living your | life cutthroat... you gotta |
| [A7] be so cold, yeah, you're a | na-tu-ral |

Bridge
| [Dm] ...Deep inside me, I'm | fading to black, I'm fading |
| [A7] Took an oath by the | blood of my hand, won't break it |
| [Dm] I can taste it, the | end is upon us, I swear |
| [A7] gonna make it... | I'm gonna make it |

Chorus
| [Dm] Natural... a beating | heart of stone... you gotta |
| [A7] be so cold... to make it | in this world, yeah you're a |
| [Dm] natural... living your | life cutthroat... you gotta |
| [A7] be so cold, yeah, you're a | na-tu-ral |
| [Dm] | [Dm] |
| [A7] ... yeah, you're a | na-tu-ral   | [Dm↓]    

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#Last Updated 3/19/19 JJ
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Scars To Your Beautiful
Alessia Cara (Caracciolo, Felder, Tillman, Wansel, Franks, 2016)


      Strumming:
4/4 | D   D   D   D   |  or   4/4 | Dudu Dudu Dudu Dudu |
      1   2   3   4                 1e&a 2e&a 3e&a 4e&a

  
Chord Progression (Easy)
| [F] | [Am]   | [F] | [Am] |
Chord Progression (Full)
| [F] | [Am]   | [F] | [Am] [G] |

| [F] ...She just wants to | [Am] be... beautiful she goes  
| [F] ...Unnoticed, she knows | [Am] ... no limits she craves
| [F] ...Attention, she | [Am] praises... an image
She | [F] prays to be... sculpted by the | [F] sculptor

Oh, she don't
| [F] see... the light that's shin- | [Am] ing... deeper than the eyes can find
| [F] it... Maybe we have made her blind so | [Am] she tries to cover up her  
| [F] pain...And cut her woes a- | [Am] way... 'cause covergirls don't
| [F] cry ... after their face is | [F↓] made

Chorus
But there's a
| [F] hope that's waiting for you in the | [Am] dark... you should know you're
| [F] beautiful just the way you | [Am] are... and you don't have to
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...

Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh...
Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh... and you don't have to
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...

| [F] ...She has dreams to | [Am] be... an envy, so
| [F] she's... starving you know, | [Am] covergirls eat nothing she
| [F] says... "Beauty is pain and there's beauty in
| [Am] everything" "What's a little bit of hunger?"
| [F] "I could go a little while longer,"   | [F] She fades away

She don't
| [F] see... her perfect, she don't | [Am] understand she's worth it or that
| [F] beauty goes deeper than the surface, oh oh | [Am]  Oh oh oh... So to
| [F] all the girls that's hurting... Let me | [Am] be your mirror... help you see a
| [F] little bit clearer | [F↓] The light that shines within

Chorus
There's a
| [F] hope that's waiting for you in the | [Am] dark... you should know you're
| [F] beautiful just the way you | [Am] are... and you don't have to
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...

Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh...
Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh... and you don't have to
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...

Bridge (Acapella)
No better you than the you that you are
No better you than the you that you are

No better life than the life we're living
No better life than the life we're living

No better time for your shine, you're a star
No better time for your shine, you're a star

Oh, you're beautiful, oh, you're beautiful


Chorus
There's a
| [F] hope that's waiting for you in the | [Am] dark... you should know you're
| [F] beautiful just the way you | [Am] are... and you don't have to
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...

Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh...
Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh... and you don't have to
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...

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#Last Updated 07/08/20 JJ
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Thunder (No Bridge)
Imagine Dragons (2017)


4/4 | D - D - D - D - |
      1   2   3   4

Verse
| [C] Just a young gun with a quick fuse, | I was uptight, wanna let loose
| [F] I was dreaming of bigger things and | wanna leave my own life behind
| [C] Not a yes sir, not a follower, | fit the box, fit the mold
Have a seat in the | [F] foyer, take a number, | I was lightning before the thunder (thunder)

Pre-Chorus
| [C] Thunder, thunder, | thunder, thun-thun-thunder, thunder
| [Am] Thunder, thunder, thun-
| [F] Thunder, thun-thun-thunder, thunder

Chorus
| [C] Thunder, feel the thunder, | lightning and the thunder
| [Am] Thunder, feel the thunder
| [F] Lightning and the thunder, thunder
| [C] Thunder, | thunder

Verse
| [C] Kids were laughing in my classes, | while I was scheming for the masses
| [F] Who do you think you are? | Dreaming 'bout being a big star
| [C] You say you're basic, you say you're easy, | you're always riding in the back seat
| [F] Now I'm smiling from the stage while, | you were clapping in the nose bleeds

Pre-Chorus
| [C] Thunder, thunder, | thunder, thun-thun-thunder, thunder
| [Am] Thunder, thunder, thun-
| [F] Thunder, thun-thun-thunder, thunder

Chorus
| [C] Thunder, feel the thunder, | lightning and the thunder
| [Am] Thunder, feel the thunder
| [F] Lightning and the thunder, thunder

Chorus
| [C] Thunder, feel the thunder, | lightning and the thunder, thunder
| [Am] Thunder, feel the thunder
| [F] Lightning and the thunder, thunder
| [C] Thunder, feel the thunder, | lightning and the thunder, thunder
| [Am] Thunder, feel the thunder (feel the)
| [F] Lightning and the thunder, thunder

Outro
| [C]   | [C]   | [Am]   | [F]   |
| [C]   | [C]   | [Am]   | [F]   |   [C↓]  


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#Last Updated 5/05/18 JJ
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