Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive (Chords)

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive (Chords)

Time to bust out your disco pants for some Bee Gees action.
d0y0uwantt0‘s rather fine ukulele version. It’s in the same key so you’re safe playing along with the original version.

Suggested Strumming

This is the trickiest part of the song. It’s best to keep things varied with plenty of syncopated, muted strumming. But here are a couple of ideas.

You can use this for the intro but for the first down strum start with your index finger off the g-string them hammer it on. Remember to do muted strums for the Xs.

Then you can move into this for the verse:

Twiddly Bits

The riff in the original version has to be moved up high on the uke to play it in the original key.

Requested by Torr

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  1. Ambient Doughnut March 1st, 2011 8:19 pm

    Cool, plus if you shift that initial shape up 3 frets you can play along with the Doobie Brother’s Long Train Running too!

  2. Vatsal March 1st, 2011 11:09 pm

    Holy shit this looks fun as hell to play. But hard. Like always

  3. Stuie March 2nd, 2011 2:24 am

    Ooh fantastic, cheers!
    Also for those of us without the god like powers of ukulele playing, F/C rather than the FM7 sounds just as fine and it’s far quicker for transitions
    F/C is 2013, the same as playing F and C at the same time
    Works just as well on “Never gonna give you up”-
    Fm7 G Em Am
    Any ways…

  4. Mike Woodhouse March 2nd, 2011 11:12 am

    Well new learning project here. Thanks Stuie it looks like it needs to be easier, for me anyways. I’ll give it a try.

  5. Kempo March 3rd, 2011 2:11 am

    Brilliant, I spent a rather drunk night trying to work out this song after you posted it in your blog… is it any wonder I never got very far?

    I’m tempted to give it another crack before I attempt the solution.

  6. Redmond March 5th, 2011 8:02 pm

    Always looking for an excuse to mute and chunk! Especially when it’s funky like this.


  7. Woodshed March 6th, 2011 10:45 am

    Ambient: Ha ha! Yeah, nearly.

    Vatsal: It’s not too hard. Getting the funky strumming right is the hardest bit.

    Stuie: I wouldn’t recommend switching it with F major. I’d atleast go for 1013.

    Mike: Good luck with it.

    Kempo: I hope you come up with something more satisfactory once you’re sober!

    Redmond: Glad you like it.

  8. ukuhippo July 29th, 2012 8:02 pm

    That funky strum is breaking my wrist, and so far without any result (haven’t mastered the strum yet and the wrist still seems fine).
    Reminds me of my efforts of copying this one:

    (hint: please please tab this and more 80’s please)

  9. Woodshed August 1st, 2012 10:56 pm

    ukuhippo: I have many bad memories of 80s music, I’m afraid!

  10. Rachel Dublin January 31st, 2014 8:21 pm

    wow..this is pretty cool<3

  11. Woodshed February 1st, 2014 8:11 am

    Rachel: Glad you like.

  12. Brittany June 2nd, 2014 1:23 am

    I love this so much. If only I could actually play it. I showed it to my brother and handed him my uke, he played it with no trouble right after he watched the video. I guess that’s what years of guitar lessons got him and no ukulele lessons got me. Still fun to listen to!

  13. Woodshed June 2nd, 2014 7:02 am

    Brittany: Good luck with the practicing!

  14. taty Moraes August 4th, 2015 2:53 pm

    muito bom!!!
    lhes desejo sucesso sempre!!!

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