Tabs and Chords in a Minor Key

A while back I got a comment by Michael asked me for suggestions of songs in a minor key. Which struck me as an excellent idea of a post because I’m always looking for an excuse to stick it to the ‘it’s impossible to play the ukulele without smiling’ brigade.

If you’ve got a favourite minor key song to play leave it in the comments.

So here are lists of tabs and chords in a minor key (or at least minor enough to be glum):

Tabs in a Minor Key

Angi (Davy Graham)
Angry Birds
Blue Skies
Breaking Bad Theme
Cantina Band
Carol of the Bells
Danse Macabre
Diamond Head
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Hawaii 5-O
He’s a Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean Theme
Hedwig’s Theme
I Am the Doctor
The Last of Us Theme
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Mississippi Blues
Rolling in the Deep
Safe and Sound
Shades of Cool
Sherlock’s Theme
Sonic the Hedgehog Boss Level
Street Spirit
The Sweeney Theme
Tamacun (Rodrigo Y Gabriela)
The Godfather Theme
Video Games (Lana Del Rey)
Walk on By (Burt Bacharach)
We Three Kings
While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Chords in a Minor Key

Anyone Who Had a Heart (Dionne Warwick)
Back to Black (Amy Winehouse)
Bei Mir Bist du Schon (Sophie Madeleine)
Big Bang 2 (Charlie McDonnell)
The Chimbley Sweep (The Decemberists)
Cliquot (Beirut)
Daisy Fraser (Snake Suspenderz)
Down in the Hole (Blind Boys of Alabama)
Elephant Gun (Beirut)
February Snow (Peggy Sue)
Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros (Flight of the Conchords)
Girl (The Beatles)
Golden Skans (The Klaxons)
Gulag Orkestar (Beirut)
Guyamas Sonoroa (Beirut)
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Daft Punk)
I Love the Things that People Make (The Burning Hell)
Standing Next to Me (Last Shadow Puppets)
You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch
Mount Wroclai (Beirut)
Mary (Oingo Boingo)
Somebody that I Used to Know
Stayin’ Alive (The Bee Gees)
Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard (Tom Waits)

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  1. SumoAllStar August 27th, 2014 7:01 pm

    What better way to stick it to the ‘it’s impossible to play the ukulele without smiling’ brigade than by telling them to smile. And then throwing a C minor wet blanket on them…

  2. Woodshed August 27th, 2014 10:52 pm

    SumoAllStar: Excellent idea!

  3. Garry Copeland August 28th, 2014 9:15 am

    Morning, Al. Gershwin’s Summertime and St James’ Infirmary (both in Dm) may be worth adding to today’s list. Louis Armstrong’s 1920s recording of St James is the definitive version.

  4. Woodshed August 28th, 2014 3:00 pm

    Garry: Excellent suggestions. Thanks very much!

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