Riptide – Vance Joy

Suggested by Neil Rigby

Genre: Indie Folk
Written and Performed by: Vance Joy 2013
Difficulty Rating: Easy/Intermediate
Chords: 4
Note: A
Time Signature: 4/4
Count: 1…2…1234
BPM: 104

A great song to play on the ukulele featuring the chucking island strum. Have fun!

Jim Carey Songbook


Original song


‘Riptide’ is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy. It was first released as a track on his debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing (2013), serving as its second single, and is also featured on his debut studio album Dream Your Life Away (2014). The song was written by Joy, who also produced it with drummer Edwin White. The upbeat indie folk song has been lyrically described as a “coming of age love story” and is known for its metaphors and pop culture references.