BACKBONE CHORDS AND STRUMMING GUITAR & UKULELE – Kaleo

Learn to play “Backbone Chords” by Kaleo. Easy Guitar Chords with Strumming Patterns.

Backbone Chords
Backbone Chords

Backbone Chords Info

  • Tuning: Standard (EADGBE)
  • Key: Bbm
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Chords: Am, F, G, Dm
  • Suggested Strumming: D D UDUD D DU
    D= Down Stroke, U = Up Stroke, N.C= No Chords

Backbone Chords Diagram

Capo – 1st fretNo Capo Ukulele
Am – x02210
F – 133211
G – 320003
Dm – xx0231

Bbm – x13321
F# – 244322
G# – 466544
D#m- xx1342
Bbm – 3111
F#- 3121
G# – 1343
D#m – 3321

[Intro]

F Dm Am G
F Dm Am

[Verse 1]

         Am    G
Hold the line, yeah
Dm
Do you fight for pride or glory?
F G Am
Do you hold your scars close to your heart?
Am G
Fall behind, yeah
Dm
Who will live to tell your story?
F G Am
You were taught to leave no man behind

[Chorus]

F                  Dm
I don't know where you have gone
Am G
You used to be the heart of this town
F Dm Am
Now you waste your tears on someone else
F Dm
I don't know where you are now
Am G
You used to have a heart of gold
F Dm Am
Only trust yourself and no one else

[Verse 2]

Am             G
Hold your fire, yeah
Dm
Brave young men will fall before they
F G Am
Ever get to watch their young ones grow
Am G
Hear me now, yeah
Dm
Carry all my sins and I will
F G Dm
Learn to love the flag and nothing more

[Chorus]

    F                  Dm
Oh, I don't know where you have gone
Am G
You used to be the heart of this town
F Dm Am
Wasted all your tears on someone else
F Dm
I don't know where you are now
Am G
You used to have a heart of gold
F Dm Am
Only trust yourself and no one else

Oh, no one else

[Break]

F Dm Am G
F Dm Am
F Dm Am G
F Dm Am

[Bridge]

Oh, oh
Am Dm G
You've got your back against the wall
C E Am
Say, where's your backbone, brother?
Am
Where's your backbone, brother?
C Dm
Where's your backbone, brother?
C E
Where's your backbone, brother?
Am F
Where's your backbone, brother?
C Dm
Where's your backbone, brother?
Am F C
Where's your backbone, brother?

[Outro]

                Dm               G
You've got your back against the wall
C G
Say, where's your backbone, brother?
Am Fm C
Where's your backbone, brother?
C F C
Where's your backbone, brother?

Backbone Track Info

  • Song: Backbone
  • Artist: KALEO
  • Album: Surface Sounds
  • Written By: JJ Julius Son
  • Release Date: April 17, 2020

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