Rigk Sauer – Tequila

Rigk Sauer – Tequila (Tab)

There are some occasions so dull that only a significant amount of alcohol can get you through: weddings, baseball games, a day at work. High on the list has to be spelling bees. A group of writers in San Fransisco came to the same conclusion and put together a drunken spelling bee. After successful spellings of words as complex as “verisimilitude” and “anamnesis”, one word felled three contestants in a row. That word: ‘ukulele’.

Another time drinking is necessary, is at karaoke. I always insist I will not do karaoke unless I can do the song Tequila – I am entirely unwilling to sing any more than three words. But give me a uke and I’ll play this tune all night.

This version of Tequila was played by Rigk Sauer of RISA as a demonstration of the Uke’Ellie. RISA make some of the most distinctive and interesting ukuleles around; from Les Paul and Strat style to ukes with holes right through them.

This arrangement was done to show off the uke, so there are many changes between positions and between chords and single notes; making it a great piece to learn to get to grips with chord positions higher up the neck.

Click here for a tutorial on how to read tab.

Tab requested by Jon

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  1. Uke Hunt » Fat Fingers May 20th, 2007 10:30 pm

    […] I mentioned before, even professional writers are unable to spell ukulele correctly. So, it’s no surprise that […]

  2. Friday Links | Uke Hunt January 11th, 2008 6:00 pm

    […] attempt to change this, they hooked up with Tokyo Ukulele Afternoon and gave away their version of Tequila to London’s hipnoscenti. You can take a listen yourself at Innersounds and grab some more […]

  3. shmeeple April 1st, 2012 1:06 am

    Hey, neither of links work! This makes shmeeple sad =(

  4. Woodshed April 1st, 2012 12:18 pm

    shmeeple: Thanks for letting me know.

  5. cardboardfrog August 7th, 2012 11:01 am

    how has this escaped my notice for so long, a great tab for an excellent song although gugug definately have my favourite version.

  6. Woodshed August 8th, 2012 1:10 pm

    cbf: Glad you found it!

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