Potentially the most famous song in a different time signature? You can’t play along to standard drum beat when playing this as its in 7/8 time.  It’s worth knowing that as you begin to learn it. We are playing the bass line and the vocal melody for the chorus.

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 key to playing this well is to play it fast. Theres lots of notes going on so its super important to be in control of what we are playing. To achieve that, we can make it easier on ourselves by palm muting the strings and using our finger nail as a plectrum.

A |--------------------------------0-------------------------------------------------7---7-9-7-- 
E |--------------------------------0----------------------------------5---7-5----7-9---9-------9
C |-6-6-4-6---4-6-6---4-6-4-6-4-1--1--2-4-4---2-4---4-2-4-4-2-4-2-4-6---6-----6-----------------
G |--------------------------------2------------------------------------------------------------

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