Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang (Tab)

Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)(Tab)

It wasn’t until embarrassingly recently that I found out Bang Bang was written by Sonny Bono and first recorded by Cher.
sparse and haunting Nancy Sinatra version.
I don’t think any cover has eclipsed the original since Oasis’s version of Mike Flowers Pops’ Wonderwall

For my version, I’ve taken cues heavily from the Sinatra version. Keeping the timing and the phrasing very loose.

In the tab there are a few repeat symbols you’re unfamiliar with. The first repeat comes at the end of bar 16 with the familiar double bar and dots. That sends you back to bar 5. From there you play through to bar 20 where it says D.S. al Fine (Da Segno al Fine). That sends you back to the squiggle at bar 5 and tells you to stop where it says Fine in bar 16.


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  1. AndyH May 12th, 2017 7:50 am

    Just excellent.

  2. Brice May 12th, 2017 2:10 pm

    Love this song, I really only know it from the Kill Bill movies. Thank you!

  3. Laurie May 12th, 2017 3:16 pm

    Really pretty on the uke! Well done!

  4. Mark May 12th, 2017 4:14 pm

    This is terrific

  5. Matthew May 12th, 2017 4:21 pm

    Can’t wait to try this out with my cello player! Thanks for posting this!

  6. Woodshed May 13th, 2017 12:32 pm

    AndyH: Thanks very much!

    Brice: That’s where I first heard it too.

    Laurie: Thanks!

    Mark: Glad you like it!

    Matthew: Should sound great!

  7. Ragz May 16th, 2017 4:21 pm

    Hey man, thanks for all the tab and video you do! Im learning it right now!

    Good day sir

  8. Woodshed May 17th, 2017 11:03 pm

    Ragz: Thans! Happy playing.

  9. asken June 9th, 2017 11:47 am

    Thank you for this tab, and more generally, for all of them. You had a huge part in my love for this instrument.

    According to wikipedia, the original Wonderwall was the Oasis’ one:

  10. Woodshed June 9th, 2017 11:52 am

    asken: Thanks very much!

    Yeah, that was my idea of a joke!

  11. paulmoody September 5th, 2017 8:45 am

    Al! Long time no comment! I’m recovering from wrist surgery and I’m at a point to start playing again properly, so I think this is the tune to do!!

    Thank you so much for this, it’s beautiful!

    Also, I’m thinking of making a rendition of Guess Who I Saw Today by Eydie Gormé, any suggestions??

  12. Woodshed September 10th, 2017 9:21 am

    paulmoody: Sorry to hear about that. Glad you’re on the mend.

    Not familiar with it, I’m afraid.

  13. ShedMojo November 10th, 2017 11:44 am

    Just beautiful and inspiring thankyou.

  14. Woodshed November 11th, 2017 10:36 am

    ShedMojo: Thanks very much!

  15. baz January 3rd, 2018 9:51 am

    Really great! Thanks a million.

  16. Woodshed January 4th, 2018 10:56 am

    baz: Thanks very much!

  17. luke January 30th, 2018 8:29 am

    Not an Oasis fan or anything, but they wrote Wonderwall. The suggestion that Mike Flowers Pops wrote it originally started as a joke I think.

  18. luke January 30th, 2018 8:32 am

    Haha. Sorry just seen an earlier comment. Ignore that.

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