How to Play Hey Soul Sister on Ukulele in 4 Easy Chords!

How to play Hey Soul Sister on Ukulele

Introduction

“Hey, Soul Sister” is a song by the American rock band Train. It was written by lead singer Pat Monahan, Amund Bjørklund, and Espen Lind. It was launched as the lead single from the band’s fifth studio album, Save Me, San Francisco (2009).

Train - Save me SanFrancisco

The song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is Train’s highest-charting song to date. As of September 21, 2012, it had sold over 6 million digital copies within the US.

It was the top-selling track on the iTunes Store in 2010, and the second overall best-selling song within the US in 2010. Additionally, it is the band’s most commercially successful single so far, reaching number one in 16 countries.

How to play Hey Soul Sister on Ukulele

This song is a must-know ukulele pop song classic that’s always sure to impress. Hey, Soul Sister is a song usually credited to the resurgence of the ukulele’s popularity lately. You will need to make sure you learn to play this song and add it to your repertoire.

Playing the chords

As a four-chord song, there aren’t going to be lots of chords to learn, nevertheless, the song is played in the key of E, which suggests you’ll have to incorporate some barre chords.

chords hey soul sister

Suggested Strumming

The strumming pattern is quite simple and is played throughout the entire song at a steady tempo.

As you start the song, start off with a few chucks on the ukulele with a simple down-down-up-down-up-down-up strum, putting an accent on every other down strum. As you begin strumming E major, start off with a down strum as follows:

strumming pattern

The rest of the song follows this pattern and is easy to follow along. Play along with the song to get the rhythm down. Enjoy!

‘Hey Soul Sister’ Ukulele Chords Structure and Lyrics

Hey-ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-ay

Your lipstick stains on the front lobe of my left side brains

I knew I wouldn’t for-get you and so I went and let you blow my mind

Your sweet moonbeam the smell of you in every single dream I dream

I knew when we col-lided you’re the one

I have de-cided who’s one of my kind

Chorus:

Hey soul sister ain’t that mister mister on the radio stereo

The way you move ain’t fair you know

Hey soul sister I don’t want to miss a single thing you do

Post-Chorus:

To-night Hey-ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-ay

Verse:

Just in ti-i-i-ime I’m so glad you have a one track mind like me

You gave my love dir-ection a game show love con-nection we can’t deny-i-ii

I’m so obsessed my heart is bound to beat right outta my untrimmed chest

I believe in you like a virgin you’re Ma-donna and I’m always gonna wanna

blow your mind

Chorus:

Hey soul sister ain’t that mister mister on the radio stereo

The way you move ain’t fair you know

Hey soul sister I don’t want to miss a single thing you do

Bridge:

To-night The way you can’t cut a rug

Watching you’s the only drug I need

You’re so gangster I’m so thug

You’re the only one I’m dreaming of you see

I can be myself now final-ly

In fact there’s nothing I can’t be

I want the world to see you be with me

Chorus:

Hey soul sister ain’t that mister mister on the radio stereo

The way you move aint fair you know

Hey soul sister I don’t want to miss a single thing you do to-night

Hey soul sister I don’t want to miss a single thing you do-oooo

Outro:

To-night Hey-ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-ay

To-night Hey-ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-ay

Ton-ight

watch: How to play Hey Soul Sister on Ukulele!

 Conclusion

That would be all you need to know in order to start playing ‘Hey Soul Sister’ on your ukulele and to impress your friends.

We hope that you will learn this song in no time and you will have a great time playing the song to your friends or together with them.

In case you are looking for some additional songs or ideas, feel free to check our lesson for ‘Here Comes The Sun’ by the Beatles!

‘Hey Soul Sister’ original music video by ‘Train’

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