Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary (Chords and Tab)

Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary (Chords and Tab)

Shinyribs’ excellent ukulele version of The Wind Cries Mary inspired me to fix the lack of Hendrix chordings on Uke Hunt (unless you count Wild Thing).

The song is based around an Eb-E-F motif. In the original that’s played with two different inversions. Which is how I’ve written it up (the apostrophes in the chord name indicate the inversion: the more apostrophes the higher up the neck). But Shinyribs goes with the same inversion each time. Both work.

Suggested Strumming Pattern

Intro: One down-strum per chord followed by a chnk.

Verses: For something simple, you can use this as the main strum:

d – d – d u d u

Once for all the C, Bb and G chords. Twice on the Fs. Then the same as the intro on the Eb-E-F moves.

Solo: Same as the verses for C-Bb-F. Then twice each for G, Bb and C#. Then four times on F.

Twiddly Bits

You can either play the straight chords in the intro or throw in a few hammer-ons to match the original version.

The Wind Cries Mary (Solo Tab)

The solo is very tight and restrained for a Hendrix solo. Which means it transfers very nicely to ukulele. It’s mostly based on double-stops on the E- and A-strings. With just one big of pentatonic widdling in bar 9.


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