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Frood
04-15-2008, 02:56 PM
OK - So i'm a bit of a uke noob so any real basic advice would be awesome. But I am having a particularly hard time figuring out a strumming pattern that works with The Beatles 'Golden Slumbers'.

I'm sure finger picking would be far more delicate but i'm only just starting to get my head around finger picking and still like to belt out a tune every now and then...

Anyway - any help would be awesome. For some reason - this one's got me stumped!!

Thanks!

seeso
04-16-2008, 08:24 AM
If you're a noob, just make it as simple as possible. No need to get too fancy on this song, the lullaby melody will carry this song.

This might help. I think it's simple, and it sounds good, too.

I broke each measure up into eighth notes and put the chords in there where you should strum downward. So wherever there's a chord, strum downward. Wherever there's a number, don't strum at all.

If you have any questions, let me know.




| (Am7) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | (Am7) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | (Dm) 2 3 4 (Dsus4) 6 7 8 | (Dm) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |
Once there was a way... to get back homeward

| (G7) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | (G7) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | (C) 2 3 4 |
Once there was a way... to get back home

| (Em) 2 3 4 (Am) 6 7 8 | (Dm9) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |
Sleep pretty darlin, do not cry...

| (G7) 2 3 4 5 6 (G7) 8 | (C) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |
And I will sing a lullaby...

| (C) 2 3 (C) 5 6 7 8 | (F) 2 3 (F) 5 6 7 8 | (C) 2 3 (C) 5 6 7 8 |
Golden slumbers fill your eyes

| (C) 2 3 (C) 5 6 7 8 | (F) 2 3 (F) 5 6 7 8 | (C) 2 3 4 |
Smiles awake you when you rise

| (Em) 2 3 4 (Am) 6 7 8 | (Dm9) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |
Sleep pretty darlin do not cry...

| (G7) 2 3 4 5 6 (G7) 8 | (C) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |
And I will sing a lullaby

| (Am7) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | (Am7) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | (Dm) 2 3 4 (Dsus4) 6 7 8 | (Dm) 2 3 4 (Dm7) 6 7 8 |
Once there was a way... to get back homeward

| (G7) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | (G7) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | (C) 2 3 4 |
Once there was a way... to get back home

| (Em) 2 3 4 (Am) 6 7 8 | (Dm9) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |
Sleep pretty darlin, do not cry...

| (G7) 2 3 4 5 6 (G7) 8 | (C) |
And I will sing a lullaby

Frood
04-17-2008, 04:22 AM
WOW!! Seeso - Thank you so much for the effort - I really appreciate it!!

You rock!!!

*runs off to spend hours practising!*