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Eric Clapton – Layla

This song was written as an ode to a women Eric Clapton was in love with, Pattie Boyd. Unfortunately for him, she was married to George Harrison. Clapton secretly met with Boyd one afternoon in her flat and played the song for her off of his tape machine. Pattie said that it was “the most powerful, moving song I had ever heard”. Years later, the pair were married.

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

The song i known for its mega bend throughout the riff. So make sure you fire your fingers up before attempting to play this one.

A |-------------|----------------------------------------------|
E |-------------|-------------------------------------------x2-|
C |-----2h5p2---|-2-2-------------------2-------2h5p2----------|
G |-2h5-------5-|-----5-3---2-0-5---2-5-----2h5-------5--------|


A |------5h8p5---5---10b--8---7-3-5-|------5h8p5---5---12-10-7-3-5---|
E |--5h8-------8--------------------|--5h8-------8-------------------|
C |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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