Bacharach and David – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (Instrumental Tab)


Bacharach and David – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (Instrumental Tab)

Continuing the Hal David tribute with Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head. Not particularly a lyrical highlight of his but it did have a ukulele in. At least the original version did. It was replaced by a guitar in the rejiggered version.

I’ve kept the arrangement simple enough that it can be played with your thumb. Although I’m using flick-ups in my version.

That is until the end section. That bit is very silly (that’s why I included it) so you’d be well within your rights just to ditch it.

Melody Version


Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (Melody)

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18 Comments

  1. Tina October 12th, 2012 4:09 pm

    Beautiful!
    Although it might be a bit too hard for me as a beginner, I’ve tried to play it and soon encountered the first major difficulty: How do I play the notes/strums in brackets?
    Thanks so much, I couldn’t find it when I looked for an explanation on the website…
    Best wishes!

  2. Nico October 12th, 2012 6:36 pm

    So good, thanks Al! Right that’s what I’ll be practicing for the next god knows how long. The end bit is my favourite bit btw :)

  3. Woodshed October 13th, 2012 11:39 am

    Tina: They’re back-up strums. You play them more quietly.

    Nico: Good luck with it!

  4. john hubbard October 15th, 2012 3:22 pm

    This is a lovely arrangement of a tune that lends itself so well to the uke. Playing it badly to be honest is easy .Playing it well as you do with the beautiful strums you insert is another matter.The relaxed approach you have really works and inspires me greatly. Thank you

    John

  5. Readie October 15th, 2012 10:45 pm

    Just lovely, so I’m off to murder it.

  6. Woodshed October 16th, 2012 10:55 am

    John: Thanks so much! You’re very kind.

    Readie: Happy slaughtering!

  7. Phillip October 20th, 2012 1:23 am

    I have been playing uke since the start of the year and following your blog for most of this time. I think this is one of your best arrangements – it feels like the song was written for uke. This and your arrangement of Rainbow Connection have given me great joy over recent months.

  8. Woodshed October 20th, 2012 12:20 pm

    Phillip: Thanks very much!

  9. Olive October 20th, 2012 5:13 pm

    Every time I see you have a melody rendition, I think “oh, yeah you could learn THIS version, you know, if you’re a baby.”
    Scumbag brain.
    Thanks so much for your excellent tabs, mate. We all really appreciate it!

  10. Woodshed October 20th, 2012 9:57 pm

    Olive: Hahaha! Thanks very much!

  11. Connor October 21st, 2012 2:36 am

    Can you do a tab for any of the following songs
    The Ballad of the Mona Lisa, Panic at the Disco
    This Is War, 30 Seconds to Mars
    When I’m Gone, Eminem

    Thanks so much wood head i think your website is awesome. I use it everyday and love it so much. Thanks keep doing what ur doing!!!

  12. Connor October 21st, 2012 2:38 am

    And if you could do any Jake Shimabukuro songs, that would AWESOME!!!!

  13. Woodshed October 22nd, 2012 7:56 am

    Connor: Jake objects to his stuff being tabbed.

  14. John Hubbard October 22nd, 2012 7:01 pm

    If anyone wants some of Jake’s transcriptions he has a book available from major retailers. I did buy it but it was way beyond my capabilities.His arrangements in the book however have a huge technique bias,often are not written for solo ukulele and frankly I just did not feel ready for size of the challenge.Without telling you my age I can say that even if I continue to improve I shall probably not be playing the uke on this earth when I am ready.Fortunately in the world of the uke there are a few other sources available for arrangements which are with hard work playable.
    John

  15. Kawatapuarangi October 25th, 2012 10:13 am

    Yah!! Another song for me to destroy and make the neighborhood cats go wild!! LOL

  16. Woodshed October 26th, 2012 12:28 pm

    Kawatapuarangi: Hope you manage to fight off the cats!

  17. Liz October 28th, 2012 7:22 pm

    Brilliant! My Mum’s been asking me to learn how to play this since I first got my ukulele. Such a wonderful arrangement too! Thanks Woodshed!

  18. Woodshed October 29th, 2012 11:28 am

    Liz: You’re welcome! Hope your mum is suitably impressed.

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