Phredd – Elmer’s Electric Tricycle (Chords and Tab)

Phredd – Elmer’s Electric Tricycle (Chords and Tab)

I wish we had songs this good when I was a kid. All we had was Fingerbobs (okay, so Bagpuss was pretty amazing). I can certainly relate to the story of a mad scientist working away in the shed with everyone wondering what’s he building in there?

This track turned up on the Phredderiffic in a uke-less form. But I’ve written up the uke version from Phreddtube because, of course, it’s far superior.

Suggested Strumming

In the verses, he’s using the same figure as the intro. But if you’d rather strum, you could go with:

d – d – x u d –

For the chorus:

d – d – – u d –

d – d – – u d –

Buy it on iTunes and check out his new album Phreddtastic!

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  1. cardboardfrog February 5th, 2010 12:18 am

    Oh yes, this has cheered me right up,
    seriously nothing lifts depression like playing elemers electric tricycle!
    perfect timing mr woodshed, also especially relevant as i’ve just unicycled home

  2. LonnaB February 5th, 2010 12:49 am

    I’m a big one for excellent music for children. As for myself, I had Ella Jenkins as a kid, so I really can’t complain.

    Thanks for throwing Phredd out there, I’m down. I’ve got some little ones running about that will be down, too.

  3. prawnpal February 5th, 2010 9:42 am

    Awesome! I love this song.. been in my faves for a long time, thanks for transcribing it! Just one thing, though.. you have the chorus as G C D G and yet it sounds to me like it’s G C D C. Hmm perhaps my ears are playing silly buggers, though.

  4. Woodshed February 5th, 2010 12:14 pm

    cbf: Wow! Unicycling.

    Lonna: I should do something about Ella Jenkins really.

    prawnpal: Arse! Yep, you’re right – I was playing C but my fingers wrote G. Fixed it. Thanks very much.

  5. Howlin' Hobbit February 6th, 2010 7:41 am

    Once again Phredd has redeemed the entire “kid’s musician” genre. And he does it with a ukulele.

    How cool is that?

  6. cardboardfrog February 6th, 2010 3:06 pm

    at somepoint i’ll stick me riding the unicycle and playing the ukulele on youtube, its quite impresive and a great way to ruin a ukulele

  7. Woodshed February 6th, 2010 6:32 pm

    Hobbit: Very cool. Thanks for the mention on your blog.

    cbf: You really do. I have to see it.

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