David Beckingham – Tiptoe Through the Tulips (Tab)

David Beckingham – Tiptoe Through the Tulips (Tab)

Another tab by the always excellent David Beckingham. This time he’s rescuing Al Dubin and Joe Burke’s Tiptoe Through the Tulips from Tiny Timothy and restoring it to its former glory.


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  1. Ron Hale September 3rd, 2015 8:56 pm

    Kudos to the ever estimable David Beckingham, Al.

    But, let us never forget that the only reason “Tiptoe…” is a ukulele standard, much less an ‘ukulele classic is entirely down to the efforts of Teensy Timmy.

    So, restore, to be sure.

    But, “…Tulips” would be just another song covered by the occasional ‘uke player if not for

  2. david beckingham September 3rd, 2015 11:05 pm

    A good point well made, Ron.

    I feel I should set out on a search for similar such gems that Mr Tim didn’t uncover (or cover) and, er, recover them.

  3. Laura September 6th, 2015 9:52 pm

    Could you please enlighten the musically challenged…
    On the tab sheet…please, what does the “X” stand for?


  4. david beckingham September 8th, 2015 6:38 am

    Hi Laura, The x means that the strings are dampened with the fretting fingers so you don’t get pure tones, but a dull chunk – to keep the rhythm going. David.

  5. Gina September 9th, 2015 11:35 pm

    Wowsers! I need the easy version

  6. Mark May 12th, 2016 6:17 pm

    Yes, Mr. Beckingham. Please do consider arrangements for virtually anything from the 1920s. Tin Pan Alley was in high gear and the songs are so well crafted and beautiful. I’ve been working on Blue Skies for my baritone uke, and on You’re The Cream In My Coffee. But any song sung by Annette Hanshaw, for example, would top my list of songs to be learned. And thanks for doing Tiptoe. It has been on my list of songs to excavate.

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