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Down Under Ukulele Chords by Men At Work

by Per Kjeller
Down Under Ukulele Chords by Men At Work

Down Under Ukulele Chords by Men At Work. The chords used in this songs are Bmin, A, and G. Change the key of the song for FREE if needed.

“Down Under” is an iconic song by the Australian rock band Men At Work, released in 1981. It quickly became a global hit, known for its catchy tune, distinctive flute riff, and quirky lyrics. The song features on their debut album “Business As Usual” and played a significant role in bringing Australian popular culture to an international audience.

The song’s lyrics, written by lead vocalist Colin Hay and Ron Strykert, are a celebration of Australian culture, filled with playful and whimsical references to Australian life and slang. The infectious chorus and the distinctive sound, combining pop and reggae influences, helped “Down Under” top the charts in several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

“Down Under” became synonymous with the early 1980s and was notable for its role in the rise of Australian music on the international stage. While the song itself did not win specific major music awards, its commercial success and cultural impact were significant. Men At Work won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, in part due to the immense popularity of “Down Under.”

An interesting aspect of “Down Under” is its enduring popularity as an unofficial Australian anthem. The song’s portrayal of Australian identity and culture, with a blend of humor and pride, resonated not only with Australians but also with international audiences, showcasing the universal appeal of Men At Work’s music.

Over the years, “Down Under” has become a cultural icon, representing a period of Australian music that captivated the world. It remains a popular and beloved song, often associated with Australian national pride and nostalgia for the 1980s music scene. The legacy of “Down Under” continues as it is frequently featured in movies, television shows, and sporting events, cementing its status as a timeless classic in the world of pop music.

 

Down Under Ukulele Chords by Men At Work

INTRO:
Bmin            A      Bmin              G        A     x2
VERSE 1:
BminTraveling in a Afried-out Kombi Bmin            G     A BminOn a hippie Atrail, head full of Bminzombie   G      A BminI met a strange Alady,Bmin  she made me Gnervous A  BminShe took me Ain and gave me Bminbreakfast   G      A And she said
CHORUS 1:
DDo you come from a Aland down under Bmin              G      A Where women glow and men plunder?DCan’t you hear, can’t you Ahear the thunBminder?     G      A DYou better run, you Abetter take coBminver”     G      A 
VERSE 2:
BminBuying bread from a Aman in BruBminssels   G      AHe wasBminSix-foot-Afour and full of Bminmuscle G      A   BminI said, “Do you Aspeak-a my language?” Bmin            G     A   BminHe just smiled and Agave me a Vegemite Bminsandwich   G      A   And he said
CHORUS 2:
DI come from a Aland down under Bmin            G     A   DWhere beer does Aflow and men chunBminder     G     A   DCan’t you hear, can’t you Ahear the thunBminder?   G      A   DYou better run, you Abetter take coBminver,     Gye – Aah”
VERSE 3:
BminLying in a Aden in BomBminbay     G     A   BminWith a slack Ajaw and not much to Bminsay      G     A   BminI said to the Aman, “Are you trying to Bmintempt me? G      A BminBecause I Acome from the land of Bminplenty”   G      A   And he said
DOh,Do you come from a Aland down under Bmin              G      A Where women glow and men plunder?DCan’t you hear, can’t you Ahear the thunBminder?     G      A DYou better run, you Abetter take coBminver”     G     ’cause Ae are
DLiving in a Aland down unBmider    G      A                     
Where women glow and men plunder?DCan’t you hear, can’t you Ahear the thunBminder?     G    A DYou better run, you Abetter take coBminver”     G      A        
DLiving in a Aland down unBmider    G      A                         
Where women glow and men plunder?DCan’t you hear, can’t you Ahear the thunBminder?     G      A         DYou better run, you Abetter take coBminver”.     G      A 

 

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