Countdown Theme (Tab)

Countdown Theme (Tab)

Emily suggested the Countdown theme should be on the essential snippets post. And she’s quite right.

It’s another classic from Alan ‘Grange Hill‘ Hawkshaw. The tune is in C and fits very nicely on the ukulele. The only odd thing is that the theme is repeated 5 times – presumably to make up the 30 seconds.

I’ve finally accepted that I’m not going to convince the world of the vast superiority of campenella, so this one is very straight forward.


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Alan Hawkshaw’s Grange Hill Theme

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  1. Acilius August 5th, 2010 7:03 pm

    Dramatically better on the uke than in that other version. Well done Al!

  2. cardboardfrog August 5th, 2010 7:43 pm

    oh woodshed, epic, SIMPLY EPIC.
    this will annoy the living hell out my housemates.

  3. mictoboy August 5th, 2010 9:39 pm


  4. Rob NY August 6th, 2010 1:55 am

    Very cool! Although I can’t seem to get it out of my head.

  5. Lyndsey August 6th, 2010 2:47 am

    I don’t think this show ever came to America. At least, I can’t recall it. I did youtube it (because I have that much freetime), and it looks like a fun show. So are you supposed to see what words you can find out of the letters and then do something with math?
    Oh! I guess I’m just not quick enough to pick it up.

  6. krabbers August 6th, 2010 10:22 am


  7. Rob NY August 6th, 2010 1:17 pm

    Nice work! Seems drunks and ukuleles don’t mix well.

  8. Rianffrey August 9th, 2010 11:12 pm

    You should put up the chords for the double rainbow song here! :D

  9. Woodshed August 10th, 2010 7:34 pm

    Acilius: Thanks!

    cbf: Enjoy ruining your flatmates’ day!

    micto: But of course.

    Rob: It is very catchy.

    Lyndsey: That pretty much sums it up. It’s staggeringly popular – it’s been going nearly 30 years.

    krabbers: Cheers!

    Rianffrey: Wow, that’s a little slice of annoying.

  10. Laney K. August 24th, 2010 2:47 am

    Oh Uke Hunt your tabs and chords are always so wonderful

    Actually this version of Double Rainbow isn’t as annoying in this version:

    but that might just be me…

  11. Woodshed August 24th, 2010 4:56 pm

    Laney K: Thanks. I don’t think it’s possible for anyone to do a version of that song I like.

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