Train – Soul Sister

by Pete · 101 comments

I love it when I hear the ukulele on the radio.

Chords Used

Hey Soul Sister Chords

Hey Soul Sister Chords

Buy the Train Soul Sister MP3

Buy the Train Soul Sister MP3


(E) Hey-(B)ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-ay, (C#m)Hey-ay-AY-ay-(A)ay
Your (E)lipstick stains (B) on the front lobe of my (C#m)left side brains(A)
I knew I wouldn’t for-(E)get you and so I went and (B)let you blow my (C#m)mind(A)(B)
Your (E)sweet moonbeam (B) the smell of you in every (C#m)single dream I (A)dream
I knew when we col-(E)lided you’re the one I have de-(B)cided who’s one of my (C#m)kind(A)(B)

(A)Hey soul sister (B)ain’t that mister (E)mister (B)on the (A)radio stereo
The (B)way you move aint (E)fair you (B)know
(A)Hey soul sister (B)I don’t want to (E)miss a (B)single (A)thing you do(B)

To-(E)night Hey-(B)ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-(C#m)ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-(A)ay
(E)Just in ti-i-i-(B)ime I’m so glad you have a (C#m)one track mind like (A)me
You gave my love dir-(E)ection a game show love con-(B)nection we can’t de-(C#m)ny-i-(A)iii(B)
I’m (E)so obsessed (B) my heart is bound to beat right (C#m)outta my untrimmed (A)chest
I believe in (E)you like a virgin you’re Ma-(B)donna and I’m always gonna (C#m)wanna
blow your (A)mind (B)

(A)Hey soul sister (B)ain’t that mister (E)mister (B)on the (A)radio stereo
The (B)way you move aint (E)fair you (B)know
(A)Hey soul sister (B)I don’t want to (E)miss a (B)single (A)thing you do(B)

To-(E)night The way you can’t cut a rug
(B)Watching you’s the only drug I (C#m)need

You’re so gangster I’m so thug
You’re the (A)only one I’m dreaming of you (E)see
I can be myself now final-(B)ly
In fact there’s nothing I can’t (C#m)be
I want the world to see you (A)be with (B) me

(A)Hey soul sister (B)ain’t that mister (E)mister (B)on the (A)radio stereo
The (B)way you move aint (E)fair you (B)know
(A)Hey soul sister (B)I don’t want to (E)miss a (B)single (A)thing you do to-(B)night(E)(B)
(A)Hey soul sister (B)I don’t want to (E)miss a (B)single (A)thing you do-(B)oooo

To-(E)night Hey-(B)ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-(C#m)ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-(A)ay(B)
To-(E)night Hey-(B)ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-(C#m)ay, Hey-ay-AY-ay-(A)ay(B)

Update: strumming pattern I use

D – D U D U D U | D – D U D U D U

{ 100 comments… read them below or add one }

Aeio November 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Oh and my strumming is : DDUUDU-repeat twice per chord(during verses only.I tend to improvise during the chorus and some other parts)

Alexx November 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Hey, would someone be able to explain what the set out of the chords mean?



Daniel December 25, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Which tuning do you use???

EJ December 26, 2010 at 5:15 am

I use D D DU DU x2. Works really well.

Marley January 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

I am newbee and I really find this website helpful!!! Thanks Pete!!!

ak March 5, 2011 at 9:56 am

i know the song in other way is pretty easy!!!! :)

tyrin March 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm

this is so easy and fun and cool and awesome and interesting. i hope he makes another song with ukulele cords so i can learn all of the xciting stuff. thanks and good bye. and it was fun talking for a long time so i am gonna go now. so see ya later .

Stephanie March 20, 2011 at 6:22 am

I dont have a strumming pattern, i just do it depending on the way it sounds, but i think C#m is wrong, i use a different chorde and its much simpler but sounds just as good

David April 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm

every body says c#m is wrong but i think its still works fine, i dont see a difference

R@@pe April 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm

i like that!

chris April 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm

this song is the best song to learn on the uke

sooz April 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm

to be the same as the orginal u need to tune to B. i know the C#m quite difficult to play

Natalie May 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm

What chord do you guys use instead of C#m? I played it that way and I thought it sounded fine.

jorgy May 12, 2011 at 9:47 am


Aalona June 17, 2011 at 9:20 am

try it in the key of D. D ,A, Dfm, G. The minor definately works even in the key of E

TaylaM June 17, 2011 at 11:52 am

Pete, that is amazing thankyouuuu! it really helped me.. LUVS my ukulele, GLEE inspired me to play this song haha (GO Blaine!!)

Hanna Dia July 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! it’s amazing. but it is really hard to play. Thank you.

Emmy July 7, 2011 at 6:41 am

Hey what kind of ukulele do you use?

EM July 13, 2011 at 11:27 am

Hey Soul Sisters (& Brothers),

Thanks for pulling this together. Much appreciated.

Merci from France.


kz. July 20, 2011 at 10:18 am

could somone please explain what the white circles are?

J T FFFFF July 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm

G — C — E — A
google search — uke tuning / its that easy .

jane July 30, 2011 at 10:06 am

white circles mean you don’t press anything..;) the numbers at the bottom are the finger you use to press the strings..your index is 1, followed by middle(2), ring(3) and pinky(4) ;)

Andrew August 7, 2011 at 6:58 am

Hey guys, those of you who are saying C#m is wrong, instead of playing it like its written at the top, bar the 4th and play an Am. It’s still C#m, but a whole lot easier! :D

melody August 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

fuck some1 freaking help now (-_-)

martha September 10, 2011 at 10:12 am

fuk this soo hard any other ways of chords that are easy to use???

sophie September 10, 2011 at 10:14 am

Thanks this is my fav song now i can play it wen eva i want 2… was a little bit hard at first then i go the hang of…. cheers

Evelyn Farenas September 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm

thanks for the uke chords,it helps a lot for music interested person like, specially i’m new in our uke club.

ella September 10, 2011 at 11:05 pm

LOVE IT!!!:-)

Bazz October 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Spot-on mate!

bazz October 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Sorry, I mean spot-on except for the C#m which is probly
6444, as a kind of a bar.

susie October 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm

hey i love hey soul sister

riki October 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm

hi um i think the c#m is sopoused to be a Db please check your keys

mikus October 23, 2011 at 7:30 am

C# and Db are enharmonically the same note, but Db has no function in the key of E Major. Db would lead down to a C, which is not in the key. The use of a Db in the key of E would be a pretty severe modulation.

kate October 26, 2011 at 4:21 am

it’s much easier if you’re using standard tuning to play C, G, Am and F :)

m.m October 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I LIKE !!!!!! :>

Petered November 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Thank you for chords

Sagar December 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm

“Update: strumming pattern I use

D – D U D U D U | D – D U D U D U”
Does this means i have to use this pattern on one chord?

gary January 2, 2012 at 4:11 am

my band is better than yours

Ukelele January 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm

There is an easier way to play the chord you know. There is a way easier one you can find when you go to

aleesha March 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

such a awesome song i sing it like every day oh yeah phone me me baby xxxx

Jeanne April 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm
zoinator May 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

this is awesom! ive been looking every where for this!

Audrey June 14, 2012 at 11:01 am

I’m a starter.. I don’t get some of the notes here because all i did was pull up a fretboard on a different tab and go at it XP i’m also new to string instruments… This may have not’ve been the best idea for me XD

simple chords man June 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm

if you find these chords hard you can turn it into an easier version using c, g, am, and f. E=C B=G C#m=am A=F use the same strummming pattern but change the chords. sounds the same!

sexy baby August 8, 2012 at 3:54 am

dit is saai

PING PING September 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm

HEY guys can u preety preety please help me
im so confuse and i need help on my chords xD

BrandonK December 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Hey guys the C#m is actually the right chord
but play it like this on soprano
it’s a second position chord

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