​a-ha - Manhattan Skyline: Ukulele Chords

Learn to play "Manhattan Skyline" on your ukulele with our detailed chord guide and lyrics. This page provides everything you need to play this song on the ukulele, including lyrics integrated with chords, chord diagrams, and a key transposer to match your vocal range.

Learn Manhattan Skyline ukulele chords and lyrics

This section will guide you through each part of the song, providing the ukulele chords placed directly above the lyrics for easy playing. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, these elements will help you perform "Manhattan Skyline" smoothly on your ukulele.

We sit and watch umbrelas fly,
Dm                    A#maj7
I'm trying to keep my Newspaper dry.
  F                   Dm
I hear myself say "My boats leaving now"
so we shake hands and cry

 C          Dm             F
Now I must wave good-bye, wave good-bye,
wave good-bye,
F              A#
wave good-bye, wave good-bye,
G                      Dm
wave good-bye. You know

                   F      A#
I don't wan't to cry again.
   C             Gm   Dm
I don't want to cry again.
                 F          A#
I don't want to say good-bye,
   C              G   Dm
I don't want to cry again,
                 F       A#
I don't want to run away,
   C             Gm        Dm
I don't want to race this pain,
                     F    A#  C
I'll never see your face again.

Gm     Dm  F Gm           C       A          Dm
Oh but how,  how can you say that I  didn't try,
Gm       Dm            C
You see things in the depths of my eyes
 A                Dm
That my love's run dry, no

I leave to their goodbyes
I've come to depend on the look in their eyes
My blood's sweet for pain
The wind and the rain brings back words of a song
And they say wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye

You know
I don't want to fall again
I don't want to know this pain
I don't want another friend
I don't want to try again
I never want to see you hurt
Don't let me see you hurt
I don't want to cry again
I'll never see your face again

How can you say that I didn't try?
You know I did
You see things in the depths of my eyes
That my love's run dry
I don't want to cry again

So I read to myself
A chance of a lifetime to see new horizons
On the front page
A black and white picture of Manhattan skyline



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Ukulele Chord Diagrams


Ukulele chord A


Ukulele chord A#


Ukulele chord A#m


Ukulele chord C


Ukulele chord C#


Ukulele chord C


Ukulele chord Dm


Ukulele chord E


Ukulele chord F


Ukulele chord G


Ukulele chord Gm

Here you can see detailed diagrams for each ukulele chord used in the song. Utilize our key transposer to adjust the chords to a key that better fits your singing range. Simply select the desired key, and the chords throughout this page will update automatically, ensuring you can play and sing comfortably.

If you are also interested in learning how to play "Manhattan Skyline" on the guitar, check out the chords on our sister site: Guitar Chords for "Manhattan Skyline" by ​a-ha.

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