Sad news this week of, bass playing legend, Jack Bruce’s death. As my little tribute, here’s a write up of one of his biggest hits.
In the chord sheet above I’ve included the standard chord shapes. But I like to use these slightly trickier inversions:
(Aside: The ukulele once owned by Cream’s producer has a colourful history – although this ukulele was more expensive.)
Intro and Middle: This is in 5/4 time. So you can just do five down strums for each chord. But I like to ape the drums and do a triplet strum on the second bit. So it sounds like this:
Verses: You can stick with just down strums here too. Twice each on D – C – G and once each Bb – C.
Bridges: I like to go with d – d u – u d –