Choan Gálvez – If I Had You (Tab)

Choan Galvez – If I Had You (Tab)

I put Choan’s marvellous version of If I Had You (most known to me in Cliff Edwards’ ukulele version) on the UkeTube a while back. And he was kind enough to send me his tab of it.

The whole piece is full of interesting chord ideas. Even if you’re not going to learn the whole thing I’d recommend playing through the intro (bars 1 and 2), the turnaround (bars 9 and 10) and the outro (bars 30 – 33). You can use these directly in a jazzy piece in A or adapt them for other keys.


Buy the Cliff Edwards version on iTunes
Choan Gálvez on YouTube

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  1. Joe Byrne June 12th, 2015 11:20 am

    Thanks Al.
    I love David Buckingham version of this song…. it being the first solo piece I learned and played in public.
    It will be interesting to mix parts of each into an arrangement.
    Thanks again, Al…. for this and the news and motivation you give us.
    Kind Regards,

  2. Woodshed June 12th, 2015 5:24 pm

    Joe: Happy learning!

  3. Charlene Matyjakowski June 12th, 2015 8:01 pm

    Excellent rendition of If I Had You. Loved it!

  4. Yellowfish July 13th, 2015 10:39 pm

    So nice, but god what a nightmare to learn. I know a strumming version but this is much nicer. A lot of the chord shapes are new to me an need switching between quickly. I’ll get there. Thanks for the post, what a great song it is.

  5. Woodshed July 14th, 2015 11:21 am

    Yellowfish: Yeah, I find it really challenging to play too.

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