Mirah – Million Miles

Mirah (or ‘Yom Tov’ to her mum) was the first act that I ever got into solely because of the internet after I heard the epic Cold, Cold Water on SixEyes (it’s still available that post if you want to download it – and you do).

Million Miles is markedly less epic, but it does feature a ukulele.

mirah million miles ukulele tab

The riff slides around a great deal which makes it tricky to play. All the notes are played with the first finger barred across all the strings. You have to use just the right amount of pressure so your finger is loose enough to slide smoothly but tight enough so you can hear the note.

It’s also a challenge to get the timing right. For example, the slide between bars two and three. You have to hit the fifth fret right on the first beat of the bar – and also play G string at the same time.

If all that’s a little too advanced for you, the chords she plays in the strummed section fit over the whole song.

Mirah Million Miles Ukulele Chords

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  1. Ukulele Muxtape | Uke Hunt May 5th, 2008 6:26 pm

    […] As she’s gone on, Mirah’s sound has got increasingly epic. But on her debut album You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This there were a couple of stripped down ukulele songs. There’s tab for Mirah’s A Million Miles here. […]

  2. rita October 27th, 2008 5:47 am

    i’m absolutely in love with this song, but i don’t have a ukulele. can anyone help me convert these to guitar tabs? thanks!

  3. Woodshed October 27th, 2008 8:50 pm

    Rita: If you capo the guitar at the fifth fret, it’ll sound similar. The difference will be that the D string (or G string on the uke) will be an octave lower.

  4. Dana August 8th, 2012 10:12 pm

    this is great! you should do a tab for “make it hot” by mirah. so pretty.

  5. Woodshed August 12th, 2012 9:03 pm

    Dana: Glad you like. I’m afraid Mirah hasn’t been popular enough for more. A shame. I like her!

  6. Jackie December 8th, 2014 10:36 pm

    Hi, I would love it if there was any way a short helpful video could be added. I’m doing well, but as a beginner, the hammer ons are keeping me from getting this song down. I’m not sure how to do it exactly right, but I think I’m close.

  7. Jackie December 8th, 2014 10:39 pm

    Never mind! I was confused on how to properly read the tabliture! Thank you for the upload, it’s the only good tab for this song I can find!

  8. Woodshed December 9th, 2014 7:04 am

    Jackie: Glad you got a handle on it!

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