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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10 Comments

  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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderwall_(song)#Cover_versions

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

    asken: Thanks very much!

    Yeah, that was my idea of a joke!

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