Roger Miller – Whistle Stop from Robin Hood (Tab)


Roger Miller – Whistle Stop (Tab)

I somehow managed to pass my entire childhood without coming across Disney’s take on Robin Hood. So when I first heard this tune my reaction was, “AZIZ WHISTLE STOP is a straight rip off from The Hampsterdance Song. What’s Roger Miller‘s email?” Roger Miller responded, “nooooooooooooooo! that song came out afterwards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, Roger Miller’s more laid-back delivery of the tune makes it much more ukeable. I’ve included the first three variations on the tune. They raise in difficulty quite nicely each time.

I tried to stick to an alternating thumb pattern (moving between g and C). With index finger on E and middle on A. But the melody does sometimes stray onto the C-string which screws things up (such as the D in bar 4). Those notes I play with my index finger.

Links

I can’t find a place to buy the song but you can buy the movie.

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15 Comments

  1. bayo April 25th, 2013 8:22 pm

    \o/

  2. Sandra April 25th, 2013 10:52 pm

    Love it, didn’t think it could get any better after dads army and the muppets but this is great. Made for the uke, but the …what isn’t?

  3. Ron Hale April 26th, 2013 1:13 am

    When I was a lad I served a term…no. When I was a lad I thrilled to the “The Adventures of Robin Hood” starring Richard Greene. A Brit series written by a cadre of lefties who later said they were trying to turn kids into socialists.

    Must’ve worked. For me, now, May Day is Che Day. Powers to the Peoples!

    Want a theme song for the uke? Try this one:

    “Robin Hood! Robin Hood! Riding through the glen!
    Robin Hood! Robin Hood! With his band of men!
    Feared by the bad! Loved by the good!
    Robin Hood! Robin Hood! Robin Hood!”

    Still gets the heart pounding.

  4. Ambient Doughnut April 26th, 2013 11:29 am

    I’ve put that first chaper through google translate several times but I’m still utterly bewildered. Nice tune though! ;-)

  5. Lincoln April 26th, 2013 2:33 pm

    Thanks for this….love Roger Miller…and always loved this tune. Thanks man!

  6. Glenn Stanley April 26th, 2013 7:45 pm

    That was really cool. I wouls like to know what cords are used and what finger is picking what string, in what order. Hope not to much to ask

  7. Woodshed April 26th, 2013 8:15 pm

    Sandra: Thanks very much!

    Ambient: I’m not surprised!

    Lincoln: You’re welcome.

    Glenn: The basic chords are: G – D – G – C – G – D – G for each section. I’m not going to go into more detail in the picking than I did in the post.

  8. Olive April 27th, 2013 9:15 pm

    Watching Disney’s rendition with my nieces a year or so ago, I thought “This tune would go great on a uke” then, immediately after, “Al is going to tab it out”.
    I haven’t been holding my breath, per se, but man it’s awesome to see a wish come true.
    Thanks so much! Great work, as usual

  9. Woodshed April 27th, 2013 9:50 pm

    Olive: Sorry it took me so long!

  10. Nico April 28th, 2013 6:41 am

    Great tune. And have you moved house?

  11. Woodshed April 28th, 2013 2:19 pm

    Nico: I have.

  12. Sarah Nicole May 4th, 2013 5:44 am

    Will you please arrange Penny Lane by The Beatles??? (P.S.) I LOVE all your arrangements of things!

  13. Woodshed May 4th, 2013 2:13 pm

    Sarah: No, I avoid Beatles stuff.

  14. jackie May 7th, 2013 8:14 pm

    This song sounds great, really reminds me of when i was five. One of my all time fav movies. Any chance of you making a tab for robinhood oo da lally?

  15. Woodshed May 8th, 2013 11:49 am

    jackie: Thanks. No plans to, I’m afraid.

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