Patrick Wolf – Gypsy King (Baritone Tab)

I thought while I had my baritone out for the Jonsi tab, I’d do a long overdue post of Patrick Wolf’s Gypsy King.

The first thing you’ll have to do is retune the uke. The tuning is DGCE – so you need to tune the B-string up a semitone.

The time signature of it is a little tricksy. 6/8 is the way it makes most sense to me. But I’m not really to be trusted in such matters.

There are only two riffs in the whole song:

This tab is from the studio version which is slightly different from the live version above. In the blank bar he does a few pull-offs from the third fret on the E string. And in the chorus he just strums out the chords that are picked in the studio version.

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  1. alec April 10th, 2010 3:26 pm

    What would be the difference really if you took a tenor guitar and changed the low D string to a high one, making it reentrant? What are the differences between a baritone uke and a tenor guitar? The materials used for the body and strings?

  2. Woodshed April 11th, 2010 2:32 pm

    alec: Tenor guitars have steel strings – which means they’re constructed very differently too.

  3. Elizabeth April 14th, 2010 12:48 am

    I love you, thank you for posting this

  4. Hamish April 14th, 2010 4:36 pm

    This tab is amazing! I only have a soprano uke, so I tuned the B string on my guitar to C, and it works amazingly on that too!

  5. Woodshed April 14th, 2010 9:56 pm

    Elizabeth: You’re welcome.

    Hamish: Nice!

  6. alex July 11th, 2011 2:35 am

    thanks :)

  7. Woodshed July 14th, 2011 7:27 am

    alex: You’re welcome.

  8. Mike April 9th, 2017 8:57 pm

    Very nice, please post more PW!

  9. Woodshed April 11th, 2017 9:19 pm

    Mike: Thanks!

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