Petty Booka – Ukulele Lady

After endlessly playing the Hawaiian turnaround this week, it was inevitable I’d end up playing Ukulele Lady at some point and drag out Petty Booka’s version. I went over to Alligator Boogaloo to check their tab for the intro and found I was playing it differently to the way they have it tabbed. I reckon this is how it goes:

Ukulele lady tab chords petty booka

Their variation on the Hawaiian turnaround starts at bar 7.

You can download an mp3 of the introduction of Ukulele Lady on this page.

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  1. Barbara August 29th, 2010 4:09 am

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I was searching for ukulele chords for John Prine songs and you know how it is, stumbled upon your site and ukulele lady. It is very exciting to have audio align with written chords as well as -oh joy, having notation- and words. Now I might actually learn a couple of songs. Thanks again.

  2. Woodshed August 30th, 2010 10:47 am

    Barbara: You’re welcome. Good luck getting it together.

  3. Ariana May 12th, 2011 8:39 am

    Uh… I can’t read notes.

  4. Woodshed May 15th, 2011 12:04 pm

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

  5. Sonia September 17th, 2011 12:45 am

    Hi I just started playing the uke and I was wondering what kind of strumming does this song use. Is it down up down up?

  6. Lataire January 1st, 2012 10:02 pm

    This sucks theres no letters to learn on so how are you going to learn ?? ;p

  7. Woodshed January 2nd, 2012 11:25 am

    Lataire: It’s tab. There’s a guide to reading tab here.

  8. Xan January 22nd, 2012 6:38 pm

    where is the rest of the song?

  9. Tracy May 3rd, 2012 10:51 pm

    Thought it was a good bit of tab, listened to the muppets play it on YouTube for the rhythm etc and just played this simple intro. Think your sites great, never picked up a uke before and I’m learning loads of little tunes. Thank You.

  10. Woodshed May 16th, 2012 11:17 am

    Tracy: Thanks very much. Glad you liked it.

  11. Rumpole November 8th, 2012 9:14 am

    Take no notice of detractors. You do a wonderful job. Rumpole x

  12. Zoe January 5th, 2013 9:10 pm

    Can you give some tips on strumming for this song?? I’m just learning to play!

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