Learn To Play Yellow By Coldplay On Ukulele

In 2020, Coldplay will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album Parachutes. The album was an instant success upon release here in the U.K., and it has quickly become popular abroad as well. Today, more than eight million copies of the album have been sold, and a large part of that success is thanks to the single ”Yellow”. The song varies a lot in dynamics, but can easily be played all the way through on a ukulele. We've written this handy tutorial so that you can learn to play the song at home. The song has become a classic, especially for ukulele players, and the song is known all around the world. It is probably one of the most covered songs on ukulele and a classic for those starting out to learn music. The best way to learn ukulele is by playing the music you are passionate about and learn how to play "Yellow" on your ukulele! Learn to play ukulele now by taking ukulele classes with us!

Listen to the song here:





Chords And Lyrics


Here are the five chords that you will need to play the song. The D minor chord is only used in the outro, so if you're having a hard time mastering it, you can play the song without it to begin with:

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Intro

G    D    C    G


Verse 1

G
Look at the stars
                                                         D
Look how they shine for you
                                             C
And everything you do
C
Yeah they were all yellow
G
      I came along
                                          D
I wrote a song for you
                                                 C
And all the things you do
C
And it was called "Yellow"
G                                           D
      So then I took my turn
                                                        C
Oh what a thing to have done
C                                             G
And it was all yellow


Chorus

C
      Your skin
Em                               D
      Oh yeah, your skin and bones
C                   Em                           D
      Turn in---to something beautiful
C                         Em                     D
      You know, you know I love you so
C
      You know I love you so


Intro


Verse 2

I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh what a thing to do
'Cause you were all yellow
I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow


Chorus

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
And you know
For you I'd bleed myself dry
For you I'd bleed myself dry


Bridge

G
It's true
                                                         D
Look how they shine for you
                                                         C
Look how they shine for you
                                                         G
Look how they shine for
                                                         D
Look how they shine for you
                                                         C
Look how they shine for you
C
Look how they shine


Outro

G
      Look at the stars
                                                       Dm
Look how they shine for you
                                                         C
And all the things that you do


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