U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Riff) (Tab)

This week more of the Riffs for Ukulele series – not all of them guitar riffs this time round.

The idea with these riffs isn’t to play the whole song, but to throw them in to your playing for a bit of light relief (like the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on Orange Blossom and ukejeff does here) or just to provide one of those’ “I didn’t know you could play that on a ukulele,” moments to the uninitiated. They’re not always arranged in the original key – although this time round I’m doing that more than usual.

First up is U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday. The easiest way I’ve found to play this is to keep your index finger barred across the C, E and A strings.


And here’s a version in a more uke-friendly key (suggested by Jimmy)

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  1. JCMcGee October 19th, 2010 2:22 pm

    Wow….this was the 1st thing I ever tried to play on a guitar!

  2. JCMcGee October 19th, 2010 2:28 pm

    It’s very easy if you start with an Em then a G….then 0040

  3. JCMcGee October 19th, 2010 2:41 pm

    Oooops: 0030

    …and the chords for the song would then be:

    Em G and either the 0030 or C ?

    and G & Am7 (0000)

    and B replacing F.

    Here it is in the original key:

  4. Woodshed October 19th, 2010 6:35 pm

    Thanks, Jimmy, I’ve added it to the post.

  5. Jeff October 24th, 2010 5:18 am

    Thanks for inluding the link to my medley!

  6. Woodshed October 24th, 2010 12:06 pm

    Jeff: Thanks for doing it!

  7. caleb February 14th, 2011 10:48 pm

    wow me too, and it sounds wodurful

  8. Jimmy July 15th, 2012 7:15 am

    you’re welcome, I forgot about this site for a while and never saw the tab outside of the email you replied with

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