Peggy Sue – Lover Gone (Tab)


Peggy Sue – Lover Gone (Tab)

This is probably my favourite ukulele song from last year. And it’s an excellent song to start practising your fingerpicking. There are just two strings involved (E and A) and the rhythm is constant. Pluck the E string with your thumb and A string with your index finger. Other than that, just a lot of sliding around.

In bars 24 and 28 I really wanted to tab 7 – 9 – 7 – 9 rather than 7 – 8 – 7 – 8 because the 8 is very discordant. But I’m fairly sure that’s what she’s playing (it’s a noisy part of the song anyway so can get away with either).

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  1. Peter August 19th, 2010 7:23 pm

    Thanks for tabbing this Al, it’s a great song!

  2. Redmond August 19th, 2010 8:08 pm

    Very mellow, the little diarama/fingerpuppet thing in the video reminds me of something you’d see in an antique shop.

    P.S. I know you don’t really take requests, but I can’t find anything all that great for Fly Me to the Moon and I NEED to learn it! Please!

  3. Logan August 20th, 2010 4:50 am

    I was recently feeling inadequate for avoiding almost all fingerpicking. This rectified the situation. Unfortunately I’m having one hell of a time remembering the words/being able to continue picking while trying to read lyrics. I suppose this is where someone tells me something unoriginal about practice making perfect that I don’t want to listen to.

    In short, thanks.

  4. Woodshed August 23rd, 2010 3:45 pm

    Peter: You’re welcome.

    Redmond: They actually had the CD packaging as a puppet diorama for this one.

    Logan: Glad this got you started fingerpicking. Can’t help with the singing, I’m afraid.

  5. Perry August 24th, 2010 12:30 am

    Wow!Oh so nice fingerpicking/tab reading practice for the beginner… with a sweet song at the finish line. THANKYOU!!!! for the tab work, thanks for the post… my god I so love the ukulele alternate universe…. what a great ride.

  6. Woodshed August 24th, 2010 4:57 pm

    Perry: Thanks very much. Glad you like it.

  7. 0R4NG3 August 29th, 2010 12:48 am

    Thanks for doing this. I was happy to see some Peggy Sue on here.. She’s great..

    I’m in the same boat as Redmond.. I have a friend whose birthday is coming up soon and I know that you like Charileissocoollike and he had a new song come out called the Big Bang 2 about Doctor Who… (Yes, sadly it is Doctor Who..) I know that you don’t like Doctor Who but if you could tab it out and do the chords.. That would make my day and my friends birthday..

    Thanks for making the Ukecast too. It’s great!

  8. Woodshed August 30th, 2010 10:46 am

    OR4NG3: I was thinking of doing a Dr Who week with one of Charlies DrW songs. Can’t make any promises when it’ll be though.

  9. 0R4NG3 September 7th, 2010 11:11 pm

    Woodshed: …..You are the best person on the planet…

  10. Woodshed September 14th, 2010 11:41 am

    OR4NG3: Hahaha!!!

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