I was listening to the White Stripes the other day and thought this song, particularly the picking part, would work really well on the uke and so I went away and tabbed it out. And you know what? It does indeed work really well on the uke!
It’s a simple little melody, but very effective in it’s construction – note how the root note of the chord played at the end of each bar is always played just before that chord and immediately after the progression will continue with a note from the chord. When the progression builds up to the D, the second position D is used. Also worth noting that it is in swing time.
After the picking part when the song is in to the chords they just follow the same pattern as the picking part; one bar each of G, F, G, D, G, C, F, G
Tab: The White Stripes – Offend in Every Way (pdf)