“I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

Summer is just around the corner, and let me tell you, it can’t come soon enough. I’m in the Midwest of the United States and we are still getting the occasional snow and sleet here into April. Unbelievable! So in the excitement and much anticipation for summer to come, let’s take a look at what I would consider a great summer tune for the ukulele: “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. Scroll down to see the chord chart.

As you’ll hear in the acoustic version of this song in the video above, Jason Mraz uses a muting technique for his strumming on the guitar. We can replicate this on the ukulele. He’s mostly doing a down up eighth note strum while accenting beats 2 & 4 of the measure. If you want a more in-depth explanation and demonstration of the strumming for this song — here comes shameless plug — I teach this song in my Ukulele Strumming Tricks video lesson course.

Chords Used in “I’m Yours”

This song is originally recorded in the key of B major. I find it’s much easier to play and sing when it’s lowered a half step to the key of Bb major. In the video above, Mr. Jason Mraz actually lowered the song to the key of A major.

So that you can have many options available, I’m going to first include the chart for the original key, and then, I’ll include another chord chart for the key of Bb and A. Use the Ukulele Tricks chord library to look up these chords.

“I’m Yours” Chords by Jason Mraz

Intro: B  F#  G#m  E

-     B
Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it
- F#
I tried to be chill but your so hot that I melted
- G#m                                    E
I fell right through the cracks, and I'm trying to get back

-          B
Before the cool done run out I'll be givin’ it my best test
-   F#
and nothin's gonna stop me but divine intervention
- G#m                                      E
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

B           F#               G#m
I won't hesitate no more, no more
-         E
It cannot wait I'm yours

Turn: B  F#  G#m  E

B                                   F#
Well open up your mind and see like me
-                                 G#m
Open up your plans and damn you're free
-                                 E
Look into your heart and you'll find love, love, love

B                                                   F#
Listen to the music of the moment, people dance and sing
-                      G#m
We're just one big family
-                                 E                           C#
It's your God forsaken right to be loved, loved, loved, loved, loved

-  B           F#               G#m
So I won't hesitate no more, no more
-         E
It cannot wait I'm sure
-         B             F#               G#m
There's no need to complicate our time is short
-           E
This is our fate, I'm yours

Turn: B F# G#m F# E   C#   (2x)

-         B
I've been spendin' way too long checkin' my tongue in the mirror
-   F#
and bendin' over backwards just to try to see it clearer
-      G#m
But my breath fogged up the glass
-       E
and so I drew a new face and laughed

- B
I guess what I'm a sayin' is there ain't no better reason
-
  F#
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
G#m
It's what we aim to do
-   E
Our name is our virtue

-  B           F#               G#m
So I won't hesitate no more, no more
-         E
It cannot wait I'm sure
-          B             F#               G#m
There's no need to complicate our time is short
-           E
This is our fate, I'm yours

B                                   F#
Well open up your mind and see like me
-                                 G#m
Open up your plans and damn you're free
-                                    E                 C#
Look into your heart and you'll find love, love, love, love

“I’m Yours” Alternate Chords

Intro: Bb  F  Gm  Eb  [A  E  F#m  D]

-     Bb [A]
Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it
- F [E]
I tried to be chill but your so hot that I melted
- Gm [F#m]                               Eb [D]
I fell right through the cracks, and I'm trying to get back

-          Bb [A]
Before the cool done run out I'll be givin’ it my best test
-   F [E]
and nothin's gonna stop me but divine intervention
- Gm [F#m]                                 Eb [D]
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

Bb [A]      F [E]            Gm [F#m]
I won't hesitate no more, no more
-         Eb [D]
It cannot wait I'm yours

Turn: Bb  F  Gm  Eb  [A  E  F#m  D]

Bb [A]                              F [E]
Well open up your mind and see like me
-                                  Gm [F#m]
Open up your plans and damn you're free
-                                    Eb [D]
Look into your heart and you'll find love, love, love

Bb [A]                                              F [E]
Listen to the music of the moment, people dance and sing
-                      Gm [F#m]
We're just one big family
-                                 Eb [D]                      C [B]
It's your God forsaken right to be loved, loved, loved, loved, loved

-  Bb [A]      F [E]            Gm [F#m]
So I won't hesitate no more, no more
-         Eb [D]
It cannot wait I'm sure
-         Bb [A]        F [E]            Gm [F#m]
There's no need to complicate our time is short
-           Eb [D]
This is our fate, I'm yours

Turn: Bb F Gm F Eb   C   (2x)  [A E F#m F D   B   (2x)]

-         Bb [A]
I've been spendin' way too long checkin' my tongue in the mirror
-   F [E]
and bendin' over backwards just to try to see it clearer
-     Gm [F#m]
But my breath fogged up the glass
-       Eb [D]
and so I drew a new face and laughed

- Bb [A]
I guess what I'm a sayin' is there ain't no better reason
-
 F [E]
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
Gm [F#m]
It's what we aim to do
-   Eb [D]
Our name is our virtue

-  Bb [A]      F [E]            Gm [F#m]
So I won't hesitate no more, no more
-         Eb [D]
It cannot wait I'm sure
-         Bb [A]        F [E]            Gm [F#m]
There's no need to complicate our time is short
-         Eb [D]
This is our fate, I'm yours

Bb [A]                              F [E]
Well open up your mind and see like me
-                                  Gm [F#m]
Open up your plans and damn you're free
-                                    Eb [D]            C [B]
Look into your heart and you'll find love, love, love, love

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26 Comments

  1. christine

    how about the strumming pattern? :)

    • I wish I could. hah :) A video lesson of this song with the strumming pattern is available to members of the Ukulele Strumming Tricks video lesson course. Because of that, I can’t be too more specific here for this particular song. I did give some hints on the way to think about the strumming pattern in the second paragraph above which should help some. :)

  2. Coleton33Music

    Check out this cute version of a kid playing it- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErMWX–UJZ4

    LOL

    • Ha, I love that kid!

      • Juliette

        Me too!

  3. Chris

    This isn’t really a question. More of maybe a suggestion/idea? But who am i to give suggestions to you haha!! Anyways:P I noticed you had the alternate cords posted. I was wondering if you ever considered using cords Bb(C) F#(G) Gm(Am) E (F) and the C# as a D7. It sounds different but i think it goes along with the song really nicely. You’ve probably thought of this before haha but its kinda just an idea. Id love your thoughts:)

    Chris

    • I considered it. The reason I didn’t is because C is a really high key for a male to sing this song. Bb or B is much more reasonable. Females though might be inclined to play the song in C though. :)

  4. Cassidy

    I strum this but muting the strings, playing eighths and letting the strings ring on the beats.

  5. i absolutly LOVE this song! I don’t quiet know how to play it yet though because i just got a ukulele for Christmas. Do you feel that a 13 year old girl will be able to play this song?

    • Totally! If you haven’t already, download my free ukulele lesson book. That’s a perfect starting point. Eventually, you’ll be able to play this song!

    • 13 year old girl

      I can play it(:

  6. Ava

    I love this song! I got a ukulele for Christmas and am learning to play this song. I wasn’t really sure about the strumming patterned so I googled it and found a few. The one i use to play this song is up-down-up-mute and it sounds really cool! thanks so much!

  7. Bob Whanye

    Hey Brett,
    Where can i download your free ukulele lesson book from and what are all the notes for the song( i have trouble with reading music sheets)?

    Bob

    • Hey Bob, if you sign up for the email list, I will send the free book to you! If you haven’t received it yet, send me an email through my contact form and I can help you out. I think you will find my ukulele lesson book to answer your second question. Again, let me know right away, if you don’t get it to your email after you subscribe.

  8. Gabe

    What is the strumming patter?

    • travis

      he cant tell you cause it is in his program for stumming patters but it is hinted at up above :D

  9. Chantelle

    I’m a thirteen year old girl haha! I learned to play this song last year :D. This song is what made me get a ukulele for Christmas! I prefer using C because I still suck at chords haha. I’m joking, I haven’t had proper practice lately but I’ve only just recently picked up on the uke. Loving it! Thanks for the chords :)

  10. MIla

    Hi Brett,
    I am Mila a mother of 5th year old boy, Alif – we are in Indonesia.
    Alif likes ukulele when he saw some kids play it. This will be his first music instrument.
    I search “how to play ukulele” and found your site. Thank you so much!

    Mila – Indonesia

    • Hi Mila, welcome to you and your son! Please enjoy my lessons!

  11. Ling Xiaoyu

    Can I ask a question?uuhhmm…..I just wanna ask how to do the strumming pattern pls. coz i had practiced it many times but i cant get the strumming pattern..tnx:)

  12. Doris The Funkasaurus

    Stayed up way too late and played my fingers raw trying to figure this out last night. And now I know why I have reading traditional music for my uke fries my brain… that darn G string really screws with my head after years of violin. Need to explore that low G tuning!
    Great site- thank you!

    • Sounds like you’re hooked, Doris! :) Definitely explore that low G tuning. Especially if you are digging into traditional or written sheet music.

  13. Jerry

    Brett:
    Do you offer any courses on finger style ukulele? I would love to play a finger style version of this song.

  14. Felipe Rocha

    Hey Brett do you have the chord chart for this song? Thank you, and your lesson helped me improve a lot! Regards from Brazil

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