Simpsons Ukulele

The ukulele – thanks to it’s naturally comedy – has cropped up a fair few times on The Simpsons Principle Skinner, Krusty the Clown, Martin and Moe have all been seen strumming the ukulele on one occasion or another. Last week, Zack Kim post this eye-popping version of The Simpsons theme. I’m assuming that, unlike Kim, you don’t have two guitars, eighteen fingers and six brains. So I’ve tabbed out a much simpler version for the uke.

Simpsons theme Ukulele tab

This version, not in the same key as the original, starts with ‘The Siiiimmmp-sooons‘ and cuts to the final main phrase (the way it is on the Simpsons episodes that are so crammed with gags they have to cut the intro short).

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  1. ShadyWilbury July 6th, 2007 8:42 pm

    Brilliant, Woodshed.

    I’m an avid Simpsons fan, and yet I’d never seen these episodes. (All apart from the Skinner+banjo uke one.)


  2. Woodshed July 6th, 2007 11:44 pm

    Thanks ShadyWilbury. But the kudos has to go to oeureka who uploaded the clips.

  3. Joe January 22nd, 2008 4:56 pm

    nice tab!

    none of the videos work :(

  4. HaileISela October 13th, 2008 6:41 pm

    I’ve got one question to the 6th bar: is it possible that the last note should be 3rd string 1st fret??? that would sound more familiar to me…

  5. Fu May 7th, 2011 2:13 pm

    I guess HailelSela is right, that way sounds more familiar to me too

  6. Woodshed May 8th, 2011 9:03 am

    Fu: Thanks but I’m sticking with it as it’s written.

  7. Jacob July 5th, 2015 6:50 pm

    8 years later; thank you, Woodshed! Love this tab!

  8. Woodshed July 6th, 2015 9:19 am

    Jacob: I was going to leave it 8 years to reply to you but I’ll just say “You’re welcome!” now.

  9. Ben January 3rd, 2017 5:32 am

    Thanks! One question though, what’s the best way to pick the last bar? Can’t find a convenient way to do it while avoiding strumming the A string.

  10. Woodshed January 3rd, 2017 11:30 am

    Ben: I’d pick it with thumb, index finger and middle finger. But if you strum it you could block the A-string with the underside of one or more of your fretting hand fingers.

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