Velvet Revolver – Slither (Tab)

If you hadn’t noticed, I made it back from Download safe and sound and only briefly jaloped. AC/DC were, as always, highly entertaining and completely ridiculous. The biggest disappointment was Them Crooked Vultures who only had two decent and made up for it with some interminable noodling. The band I enjoyed most, and I wasn’t expecting this, were Dillinger Escape Plan (as covered by Status Quo). They’re completely off their boxes and bloody brilliant.

Another surprise was in a Slash set that contained Paradise City and Sweet Child… the highlight was the Velvet Revolver song Slither. It’s got a huge riff and should have been in my Guitar Riffs for Ukulele series long ago.

To keep it in the original key, I’m using D-tuning (you could equally use a capo on the 2nd fret).


I have adapted it quite a bit for the uke. If you wanted to play something more faithful to the original you could go with this:

For the chorus, the chords are D – C – G. Or use the shapes for C – Bb – F in C tuning.

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  1. Olly June 25th, 2010 9:56 am

    Brilliant! Thanks a lot!

    Sorry to hear you got jaloped… but which definition were you refering too in the urban dictionary… I’m going to be scarred for life if you say entry 1…


  2. David Barnes June 25th, 2010 5:04 pm

    Some saucy goings on in that AC/DC set. Goodness me.

  3. John Irving June 26th, 2010 8:51 am

    Loving the diversity of the content on this site. One day it’s a monstrous Slash riff, the next it’s a classical piece from hundreds of years ago.

  4. Woodshed June 26th, 2010 5:11 pm

    Olly: Yep, the first one.

    David: It wasn’t during AC/DC. And it definitely wasn’t saucy.

    John: Thanks very much. I mostly just do what I like and that’s how it turns out.

  5. Olly June 26th, 2010 5:51 pm

    haha – gutted! :op It’d been almost cool if it was during the AC/DC set…

  6. rico June 28th, 2010 6:00 pm

    great tab this,
    any chance of you having a go at Dillinger Escape Plan sometime? love that video; totally wired.

  7. Woodshed June 28th, 2010 10:16 pm

    rico: Can’t say I’m not tempted by the idea.

  8. Mark August 3rd, 2016 7:45 pm

    I’m not the best at ukulele so I’m a little confused. In the clip it sounds like you’re strumming normally. but the tab only shows 2-3 notes being played at a time. How are you muting the other strings?

  9. Woodshed August 4th, 2016 9:48 am

    Mark: I’m using strum blocking. You can read about it here.

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