France Gall – Poupée de cire, Poupée de son (Tab)

France Gall – Poupée de cire, Poupée de son (Tab)

Following on from ABBA, my other favourite Eurovision song is Luxembourg’s 1965 winner: France Gall’s Poupée de cire, Poupée de son (written by Serge Gainsbourg).

The only tricky part in this arrangement is the intro. Here I’m picking the A-string with my middle finger and everything else with my thumb.

From there on it’s all pretty simple. Everything is plucked with the thumb apart from a few bits of strumming (indicated by the arrows on the tab).


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  1. Mike Shearing May 16th, 2015 5:12 pm
  2. Trey May 17th, 2015 12:02 am

    The beginning reminded me of Tubular Bells. BTW, your ukulele has a really good sound to it.

  3. Woodshed May 17th, 2015 4:00 pm

    Mike Shearing: Don’t worry. When I spot a double entendre on the blog I whip it out immediately.

    Trey: Definitely!

  4. Mark May 18th, 2015 3:56 pm

    “My other favourite song is France’s 1965 winner . . .” Although sung by France Gall, so it is “France’s winner” in that sense, the winning country that she sang for, I believe, was Luxembourg. Perhaps you meant that all along. Whatever (as no one alive in 1965 ought to say)! Very catchy tab. Thanks.

  5. Woodshed May 19th, 2015 6:53 am

    Mark: Let’s pretend that’s what I meant! Thanks for the correction.

  6. Ambient Doughnut May 29th, 2015 4:48 pm

    Marvellous! Although my favourite Gainsbourg / Gall tune is ‘Les Succettes’. And there’s definitely nothing rude about that one…

  7. Woodshed May 30th, 2015 3:35 pm

    Ambient: Yeah, pretty sure Poupee is the only Gainsbourg song with sexual connotations.

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