Bob’s Burgers Theme (Tab)

Loren Bouchard – Bob’s Burgers (Tab)

I’ve been without a TV for a long time. It’s only now that Netflix has come to the UK that I’ve been catching up on things. One show that passed me by until recently was Bob’s Burgers. Turns out it’s packed with ukulele music (by the man behind the show Loren Bouchard) and stars America’s ukulele sweetheart. So here’s a belated tab of the show’s theme.

The whole thing is strummed. I’ve indicated the strumming pattern in the first bar and you can use that pattern all the way through.

I tacked one of the little interludes that crops up in the show at the end.

Bob’s Burgers on Amazon Instant

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  1. ukuhippo October 25th, 2012 8:02 pm

    Whaaaa, that strumming pattern is killing me so much I hit myself in the eye with my pinky. Practise, practise. I’d never heard of Bob’s Burgers but I love this theme. The cleavage between a lot of bald grumpy heads in the youtube-mosaic after the video has ended is a nice ittle bonus.

  2. cardboardfrog October 25th, 2012 10:46 pm

    oh yes! excellent show, excellent theme song and a tab i’ve long been searching for,
    Thanks very much woodshed also check out ‘Archer’ if you like bobs burgers it’s voiced by the guy who does bob and it’s even better and i expect it’s something that will really fit with your sense of humour.

  3. Woodshed October 26th, 2012 12:26 pm

    ukuhippo: Hope you manage to get the hang of it.

    cbf: Thanks. I shall check it out.

  4. hoho October 26th, 2012 2:39 pm

    Thanks. I like this tune!!! not so hard to learn

  5. Woodshed October 26th, 2012 8:41 pm

    hoho: You’re welcome!

  6. Carrie October 27th, 2012 10:29 pm

    I love Bob’s Burgers and its theme tune and appreciate this tab and even ukuhippo the mosaic of bald head cleavage. That would be a treat! Instead I got a freeze frame from the video for You Spin Me Right Round.

  7. Woodshed October 27th, 2012 11:15 pm

    Carrie: I’m sorry you didn’t get any head cleavage!

  8. Karthik October 28th, 2012 6:04 pm

    Is the tab different from what you’re playing? Because I’ve listened to your video several times now, and I could swear you switch to a D (from a D6) on your third strum and not the fourth, as the tab suggests.

    You play: Down(D6) Up(D6) Down(D)

    Tab says: Down(D6) Up(D6) Down(D6) Up(D)

  9. Woodshed October 29th, 2012 11:31 am

    Karthik: Are you referring to the first part of the bar? Some times I’m missing out the up strum. So it’s:

    Tab says: Down(D6) – Down(D6) Up(D)

  10. tooney October 30th, 2012 11:24 am

    I’m with ukuhippo (hilarious comment). ‘Cept I’m not getting it at all. It sounds great in my head until I pick up my ukulele. Did notice you often skip the second upstrum in first bar. I like it that way. Impressive strumming.

  11. MeowJesse November 9th, 2012 1:47 am

    I’ve waited so long for this. Thank you so much!

  12. Woodshed November 9th, 2012 10:00 am

    MeowJesse: You’re welcome!

  13. Gary February 18th, 2013 4:49 am

    Thank you. The tune is catchy, and the show’s hilarious.

  14. Woodshed February 18th, 2013 10:53 am

    Gary: Glad you enjoyed it.

  15. dustin September 12th, 2013 6:13 am

    the strum patern is tricky but not imposible although it did take me several weeks to get it down

  16. Woodshed September 12th, 2013 6:45 am

    dustin: Well done for getting it down!

  17. LeMoine November 28th, 2013 8:21 am

    Yeesss! I looked everywhere and couldn’t find those simple chords! Time to train now :D (after I’ve watched the last episode)

    Thanks a lot! Your website rules!

  18. Woodshed November 29th, 2013 2:44 pm

    LeMoine: Thanks! Happy practicing!

  19. Hoberfinkle March 16th, 2014 9:05 pm

    Is the uke tuned a certain way for this song? Can’t seem to produce the same sound! Amazing job by the way!

  20. Woodshed March 17th, 2014 7:08 am

    Hoberfinkle: No, it’s just standard tuning.

  21. Stormageddon April 12th, 2014 7:08 am

    Having trouble getting it to sound right. I can’t get the rhythm or something. I’ve got the right strumming and chords down, but I just can’t get it to sound like the video and the show, any ideas?

  22. tooney April 12th, 2014 12:49 pm

    Thank you, Stormageddon. Glad to know it’s not just me.

  23. Woodshed April 12th, 2014 2:00 pm

    Stormageddon and tooney: Sorry, I’m not sure what the problem would be. I’m not doing anything special.

  24. tooney April 12th, 2014 10:03 pm

    Al: I can’t speak for Stormageddon, but I know in my case that I’m the problem! :)

  25. tjvonp April 22nd, 2014 2:33 am

    Heads up: On the eighth episode of the podcast Song Exploder (search “Song Exploder Maximum Fun” on Google or iTunes), the composer of this song goes over the process of writing and recording it, including some uke talk.

  26. Woodshed April 22nd, 2014 10:45 am

    tjvonp: Thanks! I heard that. Interesting stuff.

  27. NateSqueeler October 10th, 2014 12:36 am

    Thanks for this! I love the show and the theme is pretty fun to play.

  28. Woodshed October 10th, 2014 11:08 am

    NateSqueeler: You’re very welcome.

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