Aerosmith - What It Takes: Ukulele Chords

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

There goes my old girlfriend,
there's another diamond ring.
And, uh, all those late night promises
I guess they don't mean a thing.

So, baby, what's the story?
Did you find another man?
Is it easy to sleep in the bed that we made?
When you don't look back
I guess the feelings start to fade away

I used to feel your fire
But now it's cold inside
And you're back on the street
Like you didn't miss a beat, yeah

A#                                  F
  Tell me what it takes to let you go.
A#                                    F
  Tell me how's the pain supposed to go.
A#            A                    Dm
  Tell me how it is that you can sleep,
  in the night
Without thinking you lost ev'rything
that was good in your
life to the toss of the dice?,
                 C#               F
Tell me what it takes to let you go.

Girl, before I met you
I was F.I.N.E, fine
But your love made me a prisoner
Yeah, my heart's been doing time

You spent me up like money
Then you hung me out to dry
It was easy to keep all your lies in disguise
'Cause you had me in deep with the devil in your eyes


 C                                            G
Tell me that you're happy that you're on your own.
 A#                                            F
Yeah, tell me that is better when you're all alone.
 Fm                             D#       C#
Tell me that your body doesn't miss my touch.
Tell me that my loving didn't mean that much.
Tell me you ain't dying when you're crying for me.

Tell me what it takes to let you go (Ooh)
Tell me how the pain's supposed to go (Oh yeah)
Tell me how it is that you can sleep in the night
Without thinking you lost everything that was
Good in your life to the toss of the dice

Tell me who's to blame for thinking twice
No, no, no, no, 'cause I don't want to burn in paradise
Let go, let go, let go
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
I don't want to burn, I don't want to burn
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go



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Ukulele Chord Diagrams


Ukulele chord A


Ukulele chord A#


Ukulele chord C


Ukulele chord C#


Ukulele chord D


Ukulele chord Dm


Ukulele chord D#


Ukulele chord Em


Ukulele chord F


Ukulele chord Fm


Ukulele chord G


Ukulele chord G#


Ukulele chord B

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 "What It Takes" on the guitar, check out the chords on our sister site: Guitar Chords for "What It Takes" by Aerosmith.

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