Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Hoedown

Hoedown (Chords)

The song at the end of Whose Line Is It Anyway? is always the best part. Particularly the people who are heroically bad at it (Colin Mochrie). The Irish Drinking songs are always hilarious and chaotic. Unfortunately, that makes the funniest song ever useless for fitting chords around. So, I had to go with a Chip Esten verse for the song sheet.

I was debating whether to go with Hoedown or Irish Drinking Song until I realised they had exactly the same chorder* with the addition of the extra ‘ai-dee-die-de’ section. The Irish Drinking Song is in the key of D as opposed to G for Hoedown.

You can play the little intro part either as chords or, my preferred method, with a little finger picking:

whose line is it anyway ukulele tabs

*I’m changing Ukulala’s definition. I’m using it to mean a chord progression which is the same but in a different key. Since, if there’s a word for it, I can’t remember what it is.

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  1. Iain September 1st, 2008 10:52 am

    You’re darn right about Colin Mochrie. Genius. Try searching for ‘Arctic Tern’ on YouTube. It’s muy bien.

  2. Woodshed September 1st, 2008 9:22 pm

    =)) Thanks for that, Iain. My favourite Colin: Blood in my stool

  3. robgonzo September 6th, 2008 6:15 pm

    Thanks for this tab. My improv group can now add music to the show!
    as for the ‘ai-dee-die-de’ section for the Irish Drinking song it seems to me that its the same as the last two verses of the Hoedown. So what you really need another couplet before getting to that part. I think transposed its |D |A D|

  4. Woodshed September 7th, 2008 3:15 pm

    Thanks, Rob.

  5. Billy (New Ukulele Player) January 10th, 2009 8:46 pm

    I started playing today and I find this difficult to play.

  6. Woodshed January 14th, 2009 9:18 pm

    Billy: Yeah, it’s not a beginner piece.

  7. rogelio August 21st, 2009 6:48 am

    You don’t know how infinitely wonderful you are by posting this. Now I can make my WLiiA fan/friends jump in disbelief. :D

    And while we’re sharing favorite Whose Line bits, let’s not forget THE HOFF. :D


  8. Woodshed August 21st, 2009 3:41 pm

    rogelio: Thanks! Glad you put it to good use.

  9. Zaptoid December 31st, 2011 3:57 pm

    Damn dude, legend.

    You sir, are awesome.

  10. Woodshed January 1st, 2012 2:52 pm

    Zaptoid: Thanks!

  11. leroy April 22nd, 2013 12:19 am

    I was laughing so much I had tears in my eyes. April 2013. Brilliant

  12. Woodshed April 24th, 2013 6:45 pm

    leroy: glad you enjoyed it!

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