Sesame Street

Sesame Street (Chords)

Where can I go without my ukulele? In tribute to the classic broken ukulele sketch, here are the chords to the Sesame Street theme tune.

The tune starts off with a bit of blues shuffle which goes like this:

ukulele tab sesame street

All the strums are down strums apart from the next to last one in the second and fourth bars.

I prefer to make it more hardcore and bluesy like this:

intro ukulele tab

For the “…tell me how to get…” part you can just play F7 and G. But I like to double the melody like this:

sesame street ukulele tab

Requested by Artifus.

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  1. LonnaB June 23rd, 2008 1:52 am


  2. Ian June 23rd, 2008 7:07 pm

    Fun! Nice job with this one!

  3. Woodshed June 24th, 2008 9:51 pm

    Thanks guys.

  4. Boughter June 25th, 2008 5:55 pm

    Thanks as always Woodshed. Also, pretty fitting timing, Kermit Love just passed away yesterday at age 91. He was the creator of Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus.

  5. Jayne Jackson May 2nd, 2009 6:29 am

    How would a beginner play this? Just got my 2nd baritone…played as a kid. Love love love your site!!!

  6. Woodshed May 7th, 2009 9:32 am

    Jayne: I might do some beginner chords for it sometime.

  7. Tim January 23rd, 2011 2:15 am

    You forgot the bridge (View in a fixed-width font):

    A Bm7
    It’s a magic carpet ride

    A Bm7 E7 A E”
    every door will open wide to happy people like you-ou,

    A E” A
    happy people like, what a wonderful,

    (Repeat first verse)

  8. Carlito January 23rd, 2011 7:45 am

    this is so awesome, thank you for the tab!

  9. Woodshed January 28th, 2011 10:29 am

    Tim: Thanks for that.

    Carlito: You’re welcome.

  10. jim August 22nd, 2011 5:20 am

    This is such a fun song. I just picked up the Uke. Stupid questions, how does the rhythm/strumming pattern go for the 1st verse?

  11. The_Sethness August 10th, 2013 8:01 pm

    This is pretty good, but I feel like there’s a little bit missing from the part right before “…Can you tell me how to get” It goes up. If I knew how to pick it out better then I would say what it is. Anyway, I’ll give it a whack. Thanks!

  12. The_Sethness August 10th, 2013 8:03 pm

    Maybe It’s a G?

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