Ukulele Utopia

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The Kinks – You Really Got Me

You Really Got Me

This is one of The Kinks most signature songs and it’s easy to see why. It’s an absolute foot stomper from start to finish. Can you imagine the scenes when they would perform this at their shows in the 60s?

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

We are learning to play the iconic riff at the start and then the memorable vocal line from the verse and chorus. I find it easier to barre the entire 3rd fret with my first finger and just move it up and down between the 3rd and 5th.

A |--------------------------|
E |-3-5-5-3-5-----3-5-5-3-5--|
C |-3-5-5-3-5-----3-5-5-3-5--|
G |-3-5-5-3-5-----3-5-5-3-5--|

A |--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E |--------5-6-5-----------5-6-8-6-5---5-------|-------5---5---------5-6-8-6-5---5---|
C |--5---5-------5-3-5---5-----------5---5-3-5-|-5---5---5---5-3---5-----------5---5-|
G |--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

A |-----------------------------------------------|------6---6---------6---6---6---6----|
E |------7-8-7-----------7-8-10-8-7---7-----------|-8--8---8---8-6---8---8---8---8---8--|
C |-7--7-------7-5-7---7------------7---7-5-7---7-|-------------------------------------|
G |-----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

A |-----------------------------------------|-5---5---5-----5-------|
E |-6-8-8-6-8---6-8-8-6-8---6-8-8-6-8---8-6-|-6---6-----6-----6-----|
C |-5-7-7-5-7---5-7-7-5-7---5-7-7-5-7---7-5-|-5---5-------5-----5---|
G |-----------------------------------------|-----------------------|

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