Sonny and Cher – I Got You Babe (Tab)

Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe (Tab)

Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today.

Like Tuesday’s post, this one uses the slightly unusual 6/8 time signature. That means each bar is two sets of three beats. I like to count the bars 1,2,3,2,2,3. But 1,2,3,1,2,3 and 1,2,3,4,5,6 will also work. Or you could just clap along in an awkward, flat-handed manner.

This arrangement starts out with one finger per string. Then switches to thumb and two finger from bar 17. Then as the song builds you start strumming in bar 23 with occasional picked notes.

To keep things simple, I’ve skipped the key change in the song. If you’re feeling ambitious you can do it by moving everything from bar 37 onwards up a fret. You’ll also need to rejigger bars 41, 45 and 46 to 10-8-9-11.


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  1. John July 22nd, 2016 6:12 am

    Thank you, I’ve been waiting for this and can’t wait to play it.

  2. Woodshed July 22nd, 2016 6:43 am

    John: Thanks! Have fun with it.

  3. Laurie July 22nd, 2016 1:50 pm

    This one is a bit tricky for my skill level but one to work on. I really appreciate the different skill levels of music you post – I have found many beautiful pieces I can play. Thanks.

  4. Acilius July 22nd, 2016 2:56 pm

    That’s beautiful Al, thank you very much. I only wish Tiny Tim were still around for you to accompany as he sang both the baritone and soprano parts of the song:

  5. Guruvey July 22nd, 2016 3:14 pm

    Bravo Sir Al, Fantastic rendition. Thanx for sharing.
    Ivey Stowe

  6. Al July 22nd, 2016 6:21 pm

    Excellent arrangement. Thanks for taking the time to do these.

  7. Woodshed July 23rd, 2016 10:14 am

    Ivey: Thanks! You’re welcome!

    Al: Thanks very much!

  8. ian August 1st, 2016 7:25 am

    wot great play wonderful

  9. Woodshed August 1st, 2016 8:48 am

    ian: Thanks very much!

  10. Readie August 3rd, 2016 12:13 pm


  11. Woodshed August 4th, 2016 9:48 am

    Readie: Thanks!

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