Addams Family Theme Tune

Addams Family (Chords)

The tune itself is so non-scary that The Wiggles would have rejected it as a little pedestrian. If you really want to scare people, play them the MC Hammer version (it’s enough to frighten the parachute pants off even the most superdope of homeboys).

Anyhoo, back to the real thing. If you’re playing the full, the intro goes like this:

addams family ukulele intro

If you’re just going to break out the intro, then it’s easier to play it this way:

adams family ukulele tab

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  1. West October 17th, 2007 11:38 pm

    Excellent! Another top quality series of tunes! As a rank amateur on the uke, I’m loving your approach of introducing recognisable tunes that anyone can pick up and have a go at. Keep up the good work! Loving your fingerpicking tutorial too!

  2. Woodshed October 18th, 2007 9:08 pm

    Thanks, West. I’m glad you like the emails.

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  4. Jay April 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm

    Oh wkd, cant wait try this l8a the baby’ll love it

  5. vanessa January 14th, 2010 12:57 am

    uhm… i dnt really get the tune. i mean its sort of
    helpful bt the lines.. are they there to
    separate the frets ? or are they the line ?
    i noe which one are the lines bt im getting kinda
    confused . i think im getting you confused too.
    if you are just email me . thank you !!!

    smiles all da wai people !!

  6. johnjacobjinglheimerschmidt January 4th, 2011 6:21 pm

    can you post the rest of the song too?

  7. Zach February 14th, 2011 7:41 pm

    What is the strum pattern?

  8. Anna:) April 25th, 2011 10:59 pm

    my older sister got sick of teaching me the uke and i just startd (:/) so i looked up easy uke songs and this website came up.
    this song is no very easy and the whole setup is confusing to me and the whole “before you start playing” thing is confusing too.
    y cant playing the uke be easy????? my sister makes it look so easy!!!

  9. Helpful advisor April 27th, 2011 12:48 pm


    First off, this tab is ranked under the “moderate” difficulty (if you got to this page via google, never mind). To find easier songs, go to “tabs by difficulty”.

    Your sister has probably had a lot of practice. No, it’s not nearly as easy as some may think. But keep at it, you’ll get the hang of it eventually.

  10. Woodshed April 30th, 2011 9:31 am

    Helpful: Your advise is indeed helpful. Thanks.

  11. Luke August 9th, 2011 5:37 pm

    Just to get this out there, Easy is intermediate-ish, moderate is advanced, tricky is really good, and nightmare is pro.

  12. tinytom August 11th, 2011 12:02 am

    what is the strumming patten please?x

  13. Woodshed August 11th, 2011 11:36 am

    Luke: Hahaha! Fair enough.

    tinytom: Ukulele strumming patterns.

  14. Jake January 18th, 2012 8:18 pm

    This is awesome! Dont forget to throw the snaps in there haha :) thanks!!

  15. Woodshed January 18th, 2012 9:54 pm

    Jake: Thanks!

  16. Tatiana February 7th, 2012 12:40 am

    “Anything more than three cords is just showing of.” ( Woody Guthrie )

  17. Ruth June 11th, 2012 7:50 pm

    awesome tabs, thanx!:-)

  18. Les R June 27th, 2012 3:48 am

    love this one – again great for camp. Thanks so much for all the intro stuff, I have only been playing for 4 weeks and I love finding things I can actually play. (if I had to practice Tom Dohly one more time…)

  19. Woodshed July 2nd, 2012 4:45 pm

    Ruth: You’re welcome.

    Les R: I’m very glad to hear that!

  20. Ana July 27th, 2012 3:07 pm

    I wish I knew how to read a music sheet

  21. Woodshed July 28th, 2012 6:53 am

    Ana: There’s a guide to reading tab here.

  22. Raphael G. October 25th, 2012 1:55 pm

    The video is no longer available :(

    Thanks for the tab :)

  23. Alana :D February 9th, 2013 4:00 am

    ok so I’m kinda a beginner on the uke and I have NO CLUE on how to even read this… in my book that is supposed to teach me the lines are completely different and it shows the notes and stuff. can u just like tell me the notes?? thanx!!

  24. Woodshed February 10th, 2013 12:36 pm

    Alana: There’s a guide to reading tab here.

  25. Casandra March 10th, 2013 4:52 am

    I am so happy I came across your site! You have helped me out so much, you are officially bookmarked! Thanks!

  26. Woodshed March 10th, 2013 6:45 am

    Casandra: Thank you!

  27. Maddy April 9th, 2013 5:39 pm

    Enjoying this but what’s a riff?

  28. Woodshed April 10th, 2013 12:43 pm

    Maddy: It’s a musical phrase that’s repeated a number of times.

  29. dustin July 20th, 2013 6:41 pm

    whats up with the video

  30. Akaawol March 13th, 2014 1:00 pm

    Video is gone :(

  31. Woodshed March 13th, 2014 3:03 pm

    Akaawol: Thanks for letting me know.

  32. Gement May 17th, 2015 1:07 am

    Thank you for the tab! This is a fun set of chords to play, and a good excuse for practicing that set of changes over and over and over and over and…

    One question, though, when you give the tab for the riff, it seems to be in a different key than the chords.

    I have been playing g-A -.-. (moving down the frets on the A string) for the lower half of the riff, then A-.-.-. (all on the A string), and that’s in the same key as the chords.

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