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Verse:
EE chord                                                     AbAb chord
There once was a bitter-sweet man and they called him Lemon Boy
       AA chord                                                GbmGbm chord          BB chord
He was growing in my garden and I pulled him out by his hair, like a weed
EE chord                                       AbAb chord
And like weeds do he only came and grew back again
     AA chord                                         GbmGbm chord  BB chord
So I figured this time I might as well let him be

Chorus:
AA chord             EE chord                 AbAb chord    GbmGbm chord BB chord
Lemon Boy and me started to get along together
     AA chord                  EE chord                      AbAb chord          GbmGbm chord BB chord
I'll help him plant his seeds and we'd mow the lawn in bad weather
     AA chord               EE chord          AbAb chord        GbmGbm chord    BB chord        AA chord
It's actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him
           BB chord             EE chord
So I got myself a citrus friend

Verse:
    EE chord                                AbAb chord
But soon his bitter-sweet started to rub off on me
            AA chord                              GbmGbm chord       BB chord
You'd think smelling like lemon zest would be pretty neat
  EE chord                                          AbAb chord
I found out that my friends were more of the savory type
         AA chord                                         GbmGbm chord        BB chord
And they weren't too keen with compromising with a nice lemon pie

Chorus:
   AA chord             EE chord                  AbAb chord    GbmGbm chord BB chord
So Lemon Boy and me, we just got to get along together
   AA chord                   EE chord                      AbAb chord          GbmGbm chord BB chord
I helped him plant his seeds and we'd mow the lawn in bad weather
     AA chord               EE chord          AbAb chord        GbmGbm chord    BB chord        AA chord
It's actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him
           BB chord             EE chord
So I got myself a citrus friend

Bridge:
    EE chord                         AbAb chord
But what if I run out of fertilizer?
AA chord                             AmAm chord
What if the clouds run out of rain?
AA chord                               EE chord
What if Lemon Boy won't grow no longer?
AbAb chord                           AA chord     AmAm chord
What if beaches dry of sugar cane? Oh well,
    EE chord
The whales start to beach themselves
AbAb chord                                   AA chord
Tortoise shells tear away from their spines
   AA chord               AmAm chord
It happens all the time
   GbmGbm chord     BB chord       EE chord
It happens all the time

Interlude: EE chord AbAb chord AA chord AmAm chord GbmGbm chord BB chord

Outro:
AA chord             EE chord              AbAb chord   GbmGbm chord BB chord
Lemon Boy and I, we're gonna live forever
     AA chord                  EE chord             AbAb chord      GbmGbm chord BB chord
Like Snufkin and Little My, we'll get around wherever
AA chord             EE chord              AbAb chord   GbmGbm chord BB chord
Lemon Boy and I, we're gonna live forever
     AA chord                  EE chord             AbAb chord      GbmGbm chord BB chord
Like Snufkin and Little My, we'll get around wherever
     AA chord               EE chord          AbAb chord        GbmGbm chord    BB chord        AA chord
It's actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him
                BB chord                 AA chord
Cause we're the bitterest boys in town
               BB chord               AA chord
Yeah we're the bitterest guys around
               BB chord             EE chord
and I've got myself a citrus friend

Outro: EE chord AA chord GbmGbm chord BB chord EE chord AA chord GbmGbm chord BB chord EE chord

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19 Comments

  1. Otter Titley

    +3 is the easiest but might not sound great idk

  2. Otter Titley

    Or -4

  3. TheSingingSpud

    I recommend +3 :)
    It’s easier and is in an alto2/1 to soprano 2 vocal range

  4. Annabelle Rose

    Is it just me, or do the Am-D sound weird (except in the first verse)

  5. Annabelle Rose

    for +3

  6. omg i love this thank you so much, i play this in +3 for a soft-sounding cover :)

  7. Robein' Salty

    Kinda confused with what everyone else is saying. I’m new to ukulele, so I’m not sure.. But do I just copy this?? Or are there chords that should be changed???

  8. Juantokillmyself

    Does anybody know the strumming pattern?

  9. thank you so much for adding this omg, i was waiting

  10. Derpyducko

    I prefer +1, it’s closest to the original song, but ijn every chorus change Gm to Bb, it flows better

  11. tøpphan

    I play -4 and replace E with Em… it sounds great actually. Also I LOVE THIS SONG THANK TOU

  12. I personally use -6, it’s a bit tricky, but once you get used to it, it works really well.

  13. 23 pirates

    +1 is awesome but Gm sounds weird in the chorus

  14. I use 3+ but I replace Am with Em in the chorus bits and that sounds pretty good :)

  15. [email protected] anyone know a good strumming pattern for this song??

  16. I suggest playing A as barring the 4 th fret and the 6th fret on the E string
    It sounds better after Ab for me, and I like it more than regular A

  17. Music__Ukle

    I think +3 sounds amazing. Thank you so much!

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