John Butler Trio – Funky Tonight (Tab)

Author/Artist: John Butler Trio
Title: Funky Tonight
Album: Grand National
Transcribed by: ukto (reeves@johnreeves.com.au)

this is a basic tab of Funky Tonight for Ukelele, tuned GCEA
It an ‘adaption’ of what JB plays for uke so it may not be ‘excatly’
as you hear it on the CD but it’s as close as I could get it for ukulele at the moment

tabbed in the key of A

main riff ^=hammer on
,
this is played off the A chord in fingerpikcing banjo style,
with thumb and forefinger rolls

A-|0—-|
E-|0—-|
C-|1—-|
G-|2—-|

This section is repeated and sung over

A-|—0—–0——-0——-0—0-|
E-|————-0————-3—|
C-|—–01———–01———|
G-|–2——–2—2——-2——-|

intermittent riff bewteen sections (JB elaborate on this a lot more;-)

A-|-02-0—–0———-0——–|
E-|——-04————–0——|
C-|————-02—-1———-|
G-|——————2————|

chords,midlle chorus bit 4 beats per bar played in a rock syle
beats played 1,2,3 ,4

play 4 times`from lyric “whats yr name ?

A C G D A-|0—-|3—-|2—-|0—-|
E-|0—-|0—-|3—-|2—-|
C-|1—-|0—-|2—-|2—-|
G-|2—-|0—-|0—-|2—-|

last time around I think it might go to E7 with big stop and then back into main riff

E7 A-|2—-|
E-|0—-|
C-|2—-|
G-|1—-|

alternative fingering for some chords if needed

A C G
A-|0—-|3—-|2—-|
E-|5—-|3—-|3—-|
C-|4—-|4—-|2—-|
G-|2—-|5—-|4—-|

the lyrics are

I dont want to argue, I dont want to fight
If somethings wrong you know I’m gonna try and make it right
I love you you ,love me we’ll be one family tonight
so come over here lets get down and funky tonight

You are my queen and there aint know doubt about it
and if you want ill tell the world yes you know i’ll shout it
the way you walk talk move girl get me high as kite
so come over here lets get down and funky tonight

Chorus

Whats yr name?
lets go back to where we first me back in 1999
appreciate
before you knew i was yours and I knew you mine

Gonna turn the lights down low put the stereo on
our favourite record by Ella Fitz and Louie Armstrong
take you to our living room dance floor and I hold you tight
I gauruntee you and me gonna get down funky tonight
I gaurentee you and me gonna get down funky tonight
I gaurentee you and me gonna get down funky tonight

repeat chorus twice

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  2. xge May 25th, 2010 3:28 pm

    man, this tab really looks nice
    but the formatting is way off!
    could you upload it as a well formatted pdf?
    thank you

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