Big and Small Theme (Tabs)


Big and Small Theme (Melody, Chords and Accompaniment)

As I generally go to great lengths to avoid any contact with people under the age of 21, it took comments from zym, cardboardfrog and Nick to alert me to the ukulele theme tune to Big and Small. Even better, Nick mentioned the ukulele-trio version on the CBeebies website (go through a door, click the piano, give them all ukes). And it’s that version I’ve tabbed up (although the vocal version has the same chords).

Here I am playing the tabbed version:


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The chords are played further up the neck than their standard shapes, but you could use the more familiar ones and it’ll sound fine.

The melody is also fairly straight forward. It helps to play it with a pick as some of the notes are played quite quickly. Here’s the melody by itself:

Big and Small (Melody Tab)

And here’s the accompaniment played by the wee-un:

Big and Small (Accompaniment Tab)

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15 Comments

  1. Lukeisseriouslyawesome February 7th, 2010 2:53 pm

    The combinations of oboe, tuba, fiddle and uke are endless!
    Great tab, any more ukulele theme songs?

  2. cardboardfrog February 7th, 2010 4:12 pm

    excellent work as always woodshed, this has helped me cheer up my hangover to no end lol.

  3. Nick B-C. February 7th, 2010 8:24 pm

    …EXCELLENT…cheers yet again Al…top tabbage…Sorry to bang on about kids themes…BUT Humf has music that is uke-heavy and it’s about a small hairy thing…My kids make me watch it honest..

  4. Lukeisseriouslyawesome February 7th, 2010 8:43 pm

    Again in the kid’s telly vein, what about some Yo Gabba Gabba tunes, that stuff is crazy awesome!

  5. Woodshed February 8th, 2010 12:15 pm

    Luke: Have you got any specific bit in mind – I’ve never watched the show.

    cbf: Glad to help.

    Nick: Have you got a link to any of the uke stuff on Humf?

  6. drfrancov February 8th, 2010 3:49 pm

    Great! Awesome tab..My kids will enjoy it!..And me too!

  7. Lukeisseriouslyawesome February 8th, 2010 4:25 pm

    Basically it’s a load of indie bands singing about washing your hands and tidying up after yourself.
    It’s the bee’s knees.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zge3n2CMzjg

  8. Gary February 8th, 2010 5:18 pm

    Great tab, will please my daughter, now could you tab up another kiddies show on Cbeebies, it called Louis?
    Always a pleasure.
    Cheers Alistair

  9. Nick B-C. February 8th, 2010 6:14 pm

    …Luke Is correct Yo gabba gabba is awesome…Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo fame is on it… even if there’s to tabbage to be done, every one should look at it…it’s truly bonkers…It’s also realy badly dubbed on purpose, (it’s that bad it has to be done on purpose)…

  10. zym February 9th, 2010 1:05 am

    wow – brilliant :D thanks ever so much!!!
    and what a great version you’ve recorded

    I must admit that im a big yo gabba gabba fan too- it makes having to get up a some god-forsaken time on a Sunday morning (almost) worth it . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymlNZh0Zw70&feature=channel

    As someone said up there, its a bit of a whos who of alt/indie. There was an Apples in Stereo song on the other day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHwmYDqEI3A

  11. cardboardfrog February 9th, 2010 12:01 pm

    best thing about yogabba gabba was biz markie teaching small kids to beat box.

  12. Nick B-C. February 9th, 2010 1:41 pm

    …@cbf…
    …That’s one of my personal favourites too…Just think how spiffing it would be if they could get Mr B to teach the kids the uke!!!…

  13. meplayuke September 10th, 2010 12:46 am

    I agree.
    Also love the segment of the show “cool tricks”

  14. chuck gonzalez January 18th, 2011 6:04 pm

    Surprised i actually enjoyed playing this!!fantastic youd almost forget the musical art gone into this programs and there theme tunes

  15. Woodshed January 22nd, 2011 3:08 pm

    chuck: I do think it’s a shame that some kids theme tunes are thrown together to with an, ‘it’s only for kids’ attitude. Good to see some, like this one, still put in the effort.

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