Neal Paisley – Throw Me In The River


Neal Paislay – Throw Me In The River (Tab)

Before you start playing this one, you’ll have to fiddle with your knobs. His uke is in open-F tuning: FCFA. So you need to tune your G string down two frets and your E string up a fret. It’s a tuning that’s a lot of fun to play around with. More restricting than standard tuning, but you will come up with ideas for it.

But the altered tuning does make it a little more difficult to figure out what’s going on. The song is a basic I – IV – V in F. The F chord is 0000 and 0578. The Bb chord is 0201. For the V chord he’s using C6 which is 2020.

If you’re planning on using this tuning, here are a few more chord shapes you could use:

Dm – 0200
F7 – 0343
F/D/B/Ab diminished – 0232
F aug – 0100
Fsus4 – 0001
G7 – 2202

Neal’s very eager to hear any covers of this song. So if you record one, let him know.

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10 Comments

  1. Hello Jodi April 5th, 2009 2:29 pm

    Neal writes the only instrumental ukulele stuff I care to listen to. I really like this song an awful lot. Maybe I’ll give it a try.

  2. Iain April 5th, 2009 7:54 pm

    Wow, that shit is tight, yo. Massive respect for Neal.
    Must practice more.

  3. mictoboy April 5th, 2009 9:02 pm

    fantastic stuff, and i’m not going to download the tab, cos there’s no way in hell i could replicate it :)

  4. Bob April 6th, 2009 6:30 pm

    There are not enough o’s in the word “smoooooth” to describe Neil’s performance. Yowsa!

  5. Woodshed April 7th, 2009 4:11 pm

    Jodi: Thanks. I’ll take that as an insult!

    Iain: Agreed on the tightness of said shit.

    mictoboy: You should still try messing around with the tuning. It’s a lot of fun.

    Bob: Yeah, he makes it look very easy.

  6. Jimmy July 25th, 2010 9:15 am

    who said they couldn’t listen to uke instrumental, I’m putting a hit on them

  7. Woodshed July 25th, 2010 10:35 pm

    Jimmy: I think anyone taking out a hit on Jodi is going to come off second best.

  8. RobbieBoy August 7th, 2010 9:47 am

    Proper. And. Yea. Props.

  9. FosterBDAV66 March 5th, 2013 7:57 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0qTeT32bkw

    The video linked at the top “does not exist” so I found this one here. You may want to update it. It sounds great!

  10. Woodshed March 6th, 2013 7:32 am

    FosterBDAV66: Thanks. I’ve changed the video.

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