Dave Van Ronk – Sporting Life Blues Ukulele Chords

Dave Van Ronk Sporting Life Blues ukulele chords and strumming pattern are in this post! Start playing this Dave Van Ronk song from the "...And the Tin Pan Bended and the Story Ended..." album released in 2004 with your ukulele right now!

Key: C7
Chords: [C7], [F], [F7], [Bb], [Bbm], [C]
Strumming: D - DU - UDU (or D - D)
Difficulty: Hard

Sporting Life Blues Ukulele Chords

[C7]I got a [F]letter from my [F7]home
Most of my [Bb]good friends are dead and [Bbm]gone
It’ll make you [F]worry
It’ll make you [C]wonder about days to [F]come [Bb] [F] [C7]

My mother [F]used to say to [F7]me
So young and [Bb]foolish and I could not [Bbm]see
I have no [F]mother
My sisters and [C]brothers won’t talk to [F]me [Bb] [F] [C7]

She used to [F]fall on her knees and [F7]pray
These are the [Bb]very words she used to [Bbm]say
She said, oh [F]Johnny
My precious [C]Johnny, please change your [F]ways [Bb] [F] [C7]

I’m getting’ [F]tired of runnin’ [F7]around
Think I’ll get [Bb]married and settle [Bbm]down
This ole [F]night life,
This sportin’ [C]life, it’s killin’ [F]me [Bb] [F] [C7]

I’ve been [F]gambler and a cheater [F7]too
But now it’s [Bb]come my time to [Bbm]lose
This ole [F]sportin’ life
Has got the [C]best hand, what can I [F]do? [Bb] [F] [C7]

There ain’t but [F]one thing that I think that I done [F7]wrong
I lived that [Bb]sportin’ life, my friend, too [Bbm]long
I said, it’s [F]no good
Please [C]believe me, please leave it a[F]lone [Bb] [F] [C7]

I’m getting’ [F]tired of runnin’ [F7]around
Think I’ll get [Bb]married and settle [Bbm]down
This ole [F]night life,
This sportin’ [C]life, it’s killin’ [F]me [Bb] [F] [C7]

I’ve been [F]gambler and a cheater [F7]too
But now it’s [Bb]come my time to [Bbm]lose
This ole [F]sportin’ life
Has got the [C]best hand, what can I [F]do? [Bb] [F] [C7]

There ain’t but [F]one thing that I think that I done [F7]wrong
I lived that [Bb]sportin’ life, my friend, too [Bbm]long
I said, it’s [F]no good
Please [C]believe me, please leave it a‐[F]lone [Bb] [F] [C7]

I’m getting’ [F]tired of runnin’ [F7]around
Think I’ll get [Bb]married and settle [Bbm]down
This ole [F]night life, this sportin’ [C]life, it’s killin’ [F]me [Bb] [F]



What's Next?

Artist and Song:Dave Van Ronk - Sporting Life Blues
Album:...And the Tin Pan Bended and the Story Ended...
Year:2004
Chords:[C7], [F], [F7], [Bb], [Bbm], [C]
Strumming:D - DU - UDU
Genre:Folk

About Dave Van Ronk - Sporting Life Blues Ukulele Chords & Strumming Pattern

"Sporting Life Blues" is a song by Folk artist Dave Van Ronk. It was released in 2004 on the album, titled "...And the Tin Pan Bended and the Story Ended...". Sporting Life Blues is considered under Folk genre.
  • The key of Dave Van Ronk - Sporting Life Blues is C7.
  • D - DU - UDU is the suggested strumming pattern for Sporting Life Blues. If it's not easy for you, you can try only down (D) strumming for playing "Sporting Life Blues".
  • The chords that we use for playing Sporting Life Blues on ukulele are: [C7], [F], [F7], [Bb], [Bbm], [C].

What Are The Chords For Sporting Life Blues On Ukulele?

You will play the [C7], [F], [F7], [Bb], [Bbm], [C] ukulele chords while playing Sporting Life Blues with your ukulele in the C7 key, original tone of the song.

How Do You Strum Sporting Life Blues On Ukulele?

Sporting Life Blues ukulele strumming pattern is D - DU - UDU. You can also try D (down) if the suggested pattern is hard for you.

Who Sings Sporting Life Blues?

Sporting Life Blues is performed by Dave Van Ronk. It was first released on the album "...And the Tin Pan Bended and the Story Ended..." in 2004.
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