Claudia’s Theme from Unforgiven (Tab)

Lennie Niehaus – Claudia’s Theme (Tab)

Have to admit, I’ve never actually seen Unforgiven. It’s a western with Clint Eastwood and that’s about all I know. But I got a request for Claudia’s Theme, gave it a listen and loved it. Plus it seems ideal for the uke.

The original starts in the key of E before switching to F. But I stuck to the more uke-friendly F for my arrangement.

The intro and outro are very sparse. If you catch me nodding my head in those sections that’s me trying to keep time. It’s very tempting to rush these bits. But I’d recommend trying as hard as you can to hold it back.


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  1. Lincoln November 7th, 2014 1:08 pm

    Great job Woodshed…well done and an sweet little tune. Now go watch Unforgiven!

  2. Sara November 7th, 2014 6:34 pm

    That is so lovely. Thank you. And listen to Lincoln: Go watch Unforgiven.

  3. John November 8th, 2014 1:31 am

    On the tab many of the notes are in parenthesis. I’m not familiar with this. I looked in ukulele for dummies and didn’t see anything. Please explain. Video sounds great.

  4. Woodshed November 8th, 2014 11:18 am

    Lincoln: Thanks! But I already have about 400 movies in my Netflix queue.

    Sara: Thanks! Fine! I’ll add it to the list.

    John: They’re background notes. They’re not part of the melody so you play them more quietly.

  5. Glen November 8th, 2014 7:56 pm

    This is awesome! Thanks for tabbing it out!

    I’ll go and learn it right away!

  6. Woodshed November 8th, 2014 8:39 pm

    Glen: Thanks! Happy learning!

  7. kwokkie November 20th, 2014 1:06 pm

    I thought the head nodding was you being able to play ukulele in your sleep :-p

  8. Woodshed November 21st, 2014 9:26 am

    kwokkie: You’ll know I’m asleep when you see me dribbling all over the ukulele.

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