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Annie Lennox – Walking On Broken Glass

Walking On Broken Glass

This is one of those songs that I instantly recognised when it came on the radio but I would have zero ideas who the artist was. It wasn’t until I was digging through Spotify’s Feel Good playlist looking for songs to arrange on the uke that I discovered who it was. I then went on a binge and realised Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics were architects of some of the best songs of the 80s and 90s. Let’s learn to play Walking On Broken Glass on the ukulele.

What Are We Learning To Play?

Below is a video of what you will be able to play by the end of this post. 

Ukulele Tabs

I have split the intro into two parts that I am playing on top of each other. On the original recording, the intro riff is all octaves. It would have been ridiculous attempting to play it on a ukulele. Let alone trying to teach others how to do it. The first one is the most prominent so play that one if you want to simplify the arrangement.

A |---------3-8---7-----------5--|-----10-----------------------------|
E |-------------------8---8------|--------12-13-----------------------|
C |-0-7-4-5----------------------|--12-----------0-5---4-----------2--|
G |------------------------------|-------------------------5---0------|

A |--------------------------|----|-3-0-3---3-0-3---3-3-7-5-----7-8-7--8-7--10-10-10-|
E |-0--0-1--0--1--0--1-1/3-3-|----|-------------------------8---8-8-8--8-8--8--8--8--|
C |-0--0-0--0--0--0--0-0/2-2-|-x2-|--------------------------------------------------|
G |-0--0-2--0--2--0--2-2/4-4-|----|--------------------------------------------------|

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