a-ha - You Have What It Takes: Ukulele Chords

Learn to play "You Have What It Takes" 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 You Have What It Takes 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 "You Have What It Takes" smoothly on your ukulele.

Oh this world like a wounded bird
        Am     C Cm               G
Like a sad song, rising from the waves
But worlds collide just like space and time
          Am     Cm
Bend the sideways
Oh but I have faith

Don’t be afraid to fall or fail,
learn to make better mistakes
It’s hard to look beyond the pale,
               Am               C
but oh what a difference it makes

Cm                G
You have what it takes
Cm                G
You have what it takes
C                D                  G 
Your love is the one thing that’s never in
 C                        D          G         C
vain, your heart will discover it’s way home again
              D          G          C         D
So turn your beautiful face to the rain, and see

All around, things are closing down
As if we're leaving
As if it were too late
Now truth don't rhyme, yeah
And that could be a sign
Yet we play it safe like always
Oh, but I have faith

Don't be afraid to fail or fall
Everyone carries a weight
We learn to walk before we crawl
So do this for all our sakes

You have what it takes
You have what it takes
Our love is the one thing that's never in vain
Bold hearts will find their own way home again
So turn your beautiful face to the rain
With this knowing

You have what it takes
You have what it takes
You have what it takes



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Ukulele Chord Diagrams


Ukulele chord Am


Ukulele chord C


Ukulele chord Cm


Ukulele chord D


Ukulele chord G


Ukulele chord B


Ukulele chord Bm

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 "You Have What It Takes" on the guitar, check out the chords on our sister site: Guitar Chords for "You Have What It Takes" by a-ha.

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