The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So


Time for another series of guitar riffs for the ukulele. The idea with these riffs isn’t to play the whole song, but to throw them in to your playing for a bit of light relief (like the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on Orange Blossom) or just to prove that the ukulele can do more than just strumming Tiptoe Thru the Tulips. The riffs are arranged in the key that I find easiest to play on the uke, so aren’t necessarily in the same key as the original.

This set of riffs is a bit more heavy on chord riffs. Since they tend to work better on the uke, they’re a bit more suitable for full uke covers. And The Hives’ Hate To Say I Told You So works great on the uke in the original key. The only other part in the song is the G in the chorus.

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  1. Ukulelezo March 4th, 2009 12:39 pm

    I was just listening to this album yesterday. A little swedish punk uke is sure to cure what ails you!

  2. mcnilly January 8th, 2010 11:05 pm

    Mmmmmm lovely punk goodness
    this sounds great up to speed!

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