Pokey LaFarge – La La Blues

Pokey LaFarge – La La Blues (Chords)

If you’ll allow me to be hipster for a minute, my love of Pokey LaFarge pre-dates Uke Hunt. I was singing his praises back in 2006 (in the grand old days when MySpace was a legitimate site to link to).

So I’ve no excuse for not doing one of his songs before. Luckily, Gavin’s ukulele version of La La Blues was more than enough to give me a kick up the arse.

Suggested Strumming

For the main strum you can use this once each for A, E7 and D.

d – x u – u d u

Then play one down strum (d – ) on the D again and switch to D7 for the rest of the bar playing:

d u – u d –

Then back to the main pattern. Play it twice for the final A.

Put those together and you get this:


Twiddly Bits

Here’s a uked version of the intro:



And this is my favourite little run to play in the outro:


Here it is played slow then up to speed:



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  1. Moos December 4th, 2013 9:44 am

    Thanks for showing this.
    I’ve been to a concert of Pokey last week, amazing how ‘old’ music can be so lively !

  2. Jill December 4th, 2013 12:19 pm

    Pokey is one of my favorites! I’ve been looking for this one for a couple of years.
    Thanks Al!

  3. Woodshed December 4th, 2013 2:47 pm

    Moos: You’re welcome!

    Jill: Very glad I could help.

  4. Meritt December 10th, 2013 6:26 pm

    Ahhh! I was hunting about the internet for some Pokeylele…just saw him two nights ago in Davenport, Iowa…what a great dude!

  5. Woodshed December 10th, 2013 9:49 pm

    Meritt: Glad I could oblige!

  6. banter December 13th, 2013 9:06 am

    Nice! Maybe, it could be more attractive to know how to play the harmonica part :)

  7. Woodshed December 13th, 2013 9:09 am

    banter: You’ll have to go to HarmonicaHunt.com for that!

  8. The Captain December 18th, 2013 5:07 am

    Shouldn’t it be HarmonicHunt.com?

  9. Woodshed December 18th, 2013 9:55 am

    Captain: Yes, that’s a much better idea.

  10. Ambient Doughnut June 30th, 2014 11:11 am

    Oh wow – I missed that you’d posted this! Fame at last…

    Really is about time I recorded something else. :-)

  11. Ambient Doughnut June 30th, 2014 11:16 am

    My brother is pretty good at the harmonica part. But then again that Ryan Koenig is awesome!

  12. Woodshed July 1st, 2014 11:20 am

    Ambient: Congratulations!

  13. Sarah Carroll February 11th, 2016 3:24 am

    Thanks so much for your beautiful chart!

  14. Woodshed February 11th, 2016 6:31 am

    Sarah: Thank you!

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