Patsy Cline/Willie Nelson – Crazy (Tab)

Patsy Cline/Willie Nelson – Crazy (Tab)

As threatened when I did the Gnarls Barkley Crazy, here’s a simple arrangement of the Patsy Cline/Willie Nelson version. It’s a little more advanced than Pua Lililehua and Sakura Sakura, there’s one jazz chord (but it’s easy to play). The one tricky thing are the bends in bar 21. If you’re not up on bends, just play C in bar 20 and C7 in bar 21.

The tab includes just the bare bones of it. It’ll sound right played as it is (if a little sparse). In my version I’ve included backing strums. For that you just strum the chords that you’re already holding down. For example, in bars 5 and 6 you’d strum the Gm shape 0765 and in bar 14 you’d use the Bb shape X565 (or 7565 if you wanted to fill it out).


A quick video showing the bends in bar 21.

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  1. Sunny Jim March 31st, 2011 8:11 pm

    Ah somedays you just can’t beat a bit of low self-esteem victim-of-love mawkish Country Music. Thanks for the tab, one I should be able to have a reasonable stab at, love those cheeky bends in bar 21.

  2. pepamahina April 1st, 2011 1:35 am

    Ahh, I love this tune…almost as much as I love it when you guys say “cheeky” ;) Thanks for another very lovely, very playable arrangement.

  3. Wes April 1st, 2011 1:52 am

    Thank you so much for this arrangement. It is just at the perfect level for my ability right now. Great job on this.

  4. Woodshed April 1st, 2011 8:43 am

    Sunny Jim: Have fun playing it.

    pepamahina: You’re welcome!

    Wes: Thanks very much.

  5. Ambient Doughnut April 1st, 2011 10:16 am

    Lovely playing – looking forward to having a go at this over the weekend!

  6. Larry April 1st, 2011 1:36 pm

    Love It!!

  7. Rob NY April 1st, 2011 1:55 pm

    So sweet!

  8. Coffeeaddictedgirl April 1st, 2011 2:39 pm

    I have to say it now- I’ve been following UkeHunt for a while now, and I love it !
    You’re doing a great job Woodshed !
    Thanks for all the Chords, Tabs and the awesome Indie, or whatever, ukulelemusic !


  9. Claudio April 1st, 2011 4:11 pm

    Good work Al!

    Nice to come back from holiday and find a good tune to learn.

    I actually prefer the simple tabs without extra arps and strums because makes the music easier to understand. You then add these in yourself after when you’ve understood what you’re doing.

    Nice one.

  10. Woodshed April 2nd, 2011 9:42 am

    Ambient: Have fun with it.

    Larry: Glad to hear it.

    Rob: Cheers!

    Coffeeaddictedgirl: Thanks very much. You’re very kind.

    Claudio: Thanks. I expect I’ll do more simple ones in future.

  11. Stephen April 2nd, 2011 11:30 am

    Great stuff, got to love this tune.

  12. artcrocker April 2nd, 2011 1:03 pm

    Very nice job. The combination of fingerstyle and strumed sections make for a very nice arrangement. You did the same thing with Falling Slowly which came out great.

  13. Woodshed April 3rd, 2011 8:30 am

    Stephen: Thanks.

    artcrocker: Cheers. There isn’t actually any fingerstyle playing in this one. It’s all done with the thumb.

  14. artcrocker April 3rd, 2011 12:36 pm

    Al, Now that you mention it I notice that I tend to drift back and forth between Thumb picking and 3 finger. Think the tone might be better staying with the thumb on this one,,

  15. claudio April 3rd, 2011 6:04 pm

    Thinking exactly the same last night when I started it.

  16. Rob NY April 4th, 2011 12:35 pm

    Al, I’m addicted to this!Strums and all! I can’t stop playing it!.Thanks so much.

  17. Woodshed April 4th, 2011 3:52 pm

    art and claudio: Mostly I used the thumb here to keep it simple so I wasn’t tempted to do any fancy picking.

    Rob: Thanks. Very glad to hear it.

  18. Iain April 6th, 2011 8:15 pm

    Fantastic, thanks a lot for putting this up. Wanted to play this since it was used as the ‘telephone hold’ music when Homer Simpson phones the mental hospital…

  19. Claudio April 10th, 2011 12:15 am

    Here’s my attempt of this song:

    Despite being a little drunk, I was quite please that I got some bends and slides in.


  20. Woodshed April 10th, 2011 8:34 am

    Iain: That reminds me, I need to tab Spanish Flea at some point.

    Claudio: Nice work. All that drunken ukeing has paid off nicely.

  21. Dan May 2nd, 2011 9:30 pm


    Awesome arrangement! It is about perfect for my ability – just slightly hard for me at the moment.

    Really appreciate you working on this.


    BTW – Just to make you all jealous – I have a ticket to see Willie Nelson live in September. I am really excited about it!

  22. Woodshed May 5th, 2011 7:53 am

    Dan: I am jealous! Have a great time.

  23. Jennifer December 4th, 2011 11:12 pm

    This has been one of my favourite songs for a very long time, and I can’t wait to master playing it.

  24. Woodshed December 5th, 2011 7:46 am

    Jennifer: Have fun with it!

  25. Greg February 6th, 2012 8:51 pm

    Thanks so much for this. I’m just as green as can be, so this is still outside my abilities, but you can never get better if you don’t push yourself, and it’s getter better every day. Playing stuff like this is exactly why I got a uke.

  26. Woodshed February 7th, 2012 10:36 am

    Greg: Thanks very much. That’s a great attitude!

  27. old trout May 15th, 2012 2:55 pm

    Very nice playing, one of the nice things is that you don’t drag your fingers up and down the neck!
    I have no problem calling you a pro :)

    good day to you

  28. Woodshed May 16th, 2012 10:44 am

    old trout: Thanks so much!

  29. Ivan Olarte August 17th, 2013 11:13 pm

    Here’s my rendition of your wonderful arrangement.


  30. Woodshed August 18th, 2013 11:30 am

    Ivan: That’s fantastic! I look forward to hearing more of your stuff.

  31. Ian James November 29th, 2013 7:56 am

    Just wanted to say that I love this song and this arrangement. It’s been the first tabbed piece for the ukulele that I’ve learnt, and have *really* enjoyed playing it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  32. Woodshed November 29th, 2013 2:38 pm

    Ian: Thanks very much! That’s great.

  33. sumi January 3rd, 2014 5:37 pm

    ahhh…….this is sooooo beautiful……..I just can’t stop playing it!!! And I’m listening to this song over and over again all day long….great job!
    thank you so much for sharing the tab~

    -From S.Korea

  34. Woodshed January 3rd, 2014 9:57 pm

    sumi: Thanks very much!

  35. Andy Bee June 4th, 2015 10:11 pm

    That sounds fabulous. Is that a concert Uke?

  36. Woodshed June 6th, 2015 11:06 am

    Andy: Thanks! It’s a tenor.

  37. Rich April 2nd, 2016 4:09 pm

    I’ve messed about a bit with picking but never gotten a song fully together… well, it’s time to take another swing at it with this. Nice arrangement and I’m confident it’s something I can do with a little work. Thanks!

  38. Woodshed April 2nd, 2016 10:32 pm

    Rich: Hope you enjoy it!

  39. Andy April 2nd, 2016 10:40 pm

    THanks for this. Really great and superb playing…..

    I have a cheeky suggestion (apologies and hope it’s okay to suggest!), another rather mellow “low self-esteem victim-of-love” type as Sunny Jim said, type song…

    I’ve looked for a long long time for the chords for it for the Uke but can’t find anything at all. This one.

    Sweet Loving Man by Jolie Holland

    Any chance of chords? :)

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