I Wanna Be Adored

I Wanna Be Adored

It’s a bold claim to call an album perfect, but fuck it, the stone roses debut album is perfect. Every second of it is magical. Mani’s deep bass lines, John Squires fluid guitar licks and Reni’s outstanding drumming create a dense overwhelming psychedelic unforgettable musical experience. Let’s learn to play I Wanna Be Adored 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

The first part of this arrangement in the bass line. It’s an iconic riff so its worth learning to play. Then you have the magic of John Squire on the guitar. Its often vocalised when the play it live too. The end of the riff up near the 14th fret can be tricky to pull off, just take your time to perfect it.

A |---------5-5-5-5---------5-7-5--7-----7-----7/9-----7/9-7-5-2-|
E |-3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3----------0-0---0-0-----0-0-----------|
C |--------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------------------|

A |---7---5-7-5-7-9-7-5-7-5-7-5-2------7---5-7-5-7-9-7-5-7-5-7-5--7--|
E |-7---7----------------------------7---7---------------------------|
C |------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------------------|

A |-14p12-14p12-14p12--------------------------|
E |-------------------14p12-14p12--------------|
C |-------------------------------14-11-16-14--|
G |--------------------------------------------|

If you enjoyed this post, you may be interested to see my ukulele arrangement of the Debut Album by The Stone Roses.