Tallest Man on Earth – King of Spain (Tab)

Tallest Man on Earth – King of Spain (Tab)

I did a tab for the intro of King of Spain a few years ago. But I love that song and had to extend it out into a full instrumental version of the song. The song can be played with mostly strums and barrels along at a good pace so it’s perfect for a ukeing.

Tuning

I’m using open-F tuning to mimic the open-C version of the original. You get that by tuning the g-string down to F and the E string up to F.

The main chords used are F (0000 and 0003), Dm (0200), Bb (0201) and Cadd11 (0403).

Trickiest Bit

In bar 5 there’s a chord played with 7th fret harmonics. If you’re having trouble hitting that cleanly try playing the harmonics at the 12th fret. There’s more room for error there and you get the same effect.

Other than that I’d recommend barrelling along with it and not worrying to much about the occasional flub (as demonstrated in my version).

Links

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6 Comments

  1. Yellowfish May 13th, 2016 1:26 am

    Sounds great. Interesting strumming for we that don’t sing.

  2. Woodshed May 13th, 2016 5:58 am

    Yellowfish: Thanks! Glad you like it.

  3. cash miller May 13th, 2016 6:03 pm

    Very nicely done! Thanks.

  4. Woodshed May 13th, 2016 6:16 pm

    Cash: Thanks very much!

  5. Jacob May 16th, 2016 6:34 pm

    I’ve been waiting for a version of this song, gonna have to give it a try!

  6. Woodshed May 17th, 2016 4:55 am

    Jacob: Hope you enjoy playing it!

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