Archive for 2019

The Decemberists – Shankill Butchers (Tab)

The Decemberists – Shankill Butchers (Tab) There’s a long history of murder ballads in folk music. But they’re all set comfortably in the past. It’s a very different experience listening to a song about murders set in your own lifetime. The Shankill Butchers were loyalist gang in 1970s Northern Ireland who viciously murdered 19 people […]

Halloween Riffs: Hendrix, Eilish, Suspiria, 30 Rock

Some more short tabs of Halloween suitable songs. If you’re into these, you can find lots more on my Instagram. Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child (Slight Return) View this post on Instagram Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child (Slight Return): 7 second #ukulele lesson. . . #ukuleletabs #HalloweenMusic #JimiHendrix A post shared by @ ukulelehunt on […]

Nina Simone – I Put a Spell on You (Chords)

Nina Simone – I Put a Spell on You (Chords) Another intensely creepy song from Screamin’ Jay Hawins (whose Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard I chorded for an earlier Halloween). And I’ve gone with Nina Simone’s bewitching version for the arrangement. Although I’ve used the A chord shape for the F#m7 to keep things simple, I […]

UkeTube: João Tostes, Billie Eilish

Watch on YouTube Tracklist João Tostes & Carol Campos – Hallelujah Vinícius Vivas – Fly me to the Moon Billie Eilish – Telegraph Ave Gracie Terzian – Treasures Untold Jan Laurenz – Another Day, A New Tune Arko Mukhaerjee – Bala Joban EmiSunshine – Crimson Moon Feng E – The Stalker in the Shadow Le […]

Friday Links

Vanity Fair investigates why a light ukulele ditty, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head, was used to soundtrack Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. (Tab for Raindrops… here.) “Shirtless ukulele player pulled from top of police car in Fremantle”. New Releases – Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers’ new album Thought Porridge (complete with handy songbook). […]

Dick Gaughan – The World Turned Upside Down (Tab)

The World Turned Upside Down (Tab) Dick Gaughan’s Handful of Earth is an absolute powerhouse folk album. One of the best records of the 80s. Probably the best that didn’t come out of Manchester (okay, maybe Minnesota too). The highlight of the album is his galvanising take on Leon Rosselson’s The World Turned Upside Down […]

Halloween Tabs and Chords

Now you’ve got your immoral zamboni costume together, here are some tunes you may wish to bone up on before the big night. Addams Family Theme Tune Chopin – Funeral March Jonathan Coulton – Re: Your Brains Dance Macabre The Doors – People Are Strange The Fall – Mansion The Gothic Archies – Freakshow Halloween […]

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (Chords)

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (Chords) What a joy it’s been to see Lizzo getting the attention she deserves this year. For a long time, pop music has been dominated by singers reaching back to Aretha Franklin for and extrapolating endless vocal curlicues. Whereas Lizzo has gone for the real meat and taken Franklin’s […]

UkeTube: Jake Shimabukuro, mxmtoon

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Jake Shimabukuro – Twelve mxmtoon – seasonal depression Choan Gálvez – Study No. 22 in B minor Landermason – Benjamin Mee Peanut Envy – Walking Stick John Bianchi – You're Taken (But I Wish You Were Taken With Me) Katy Vernon – Suit of Hearts Arko Mukhaerjee – Machi Kadaile Buckman […]

IDLES – Danny Nedelko (Tab)

IDLES – Danny Nedelko (Tab) Since immigrants invented the ukulele, it’s only right to have a song celebrating immigrants on here. And what a celebration it is. Idles turned in a barnstorming performance of it in their already legendary Glastonbury set. And, along with Fontaines D.C., have convinced me that punk isn’t dead yet. Idles […]

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