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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12 Comments

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

    Classic!

  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.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/arts/24love.html

  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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