These Boots Are Made For Walking - for ukulele

21 Oct 2011

These Boots Are Made For Walking - for ukulele

This is a great chugging song for ukulele that we have played a couple of times at recent jam sessions. These Boots Are Made For Walking, as made famous by Nancy Sinatra. The uke chords are really simple, but if you want to be authentic, you need that descending note sequence that appears in the original. It works by plucking the C string at the following frets in time with the song

99 88 77 66 55 44 33 20 then back to the A chord. That run of notes is played at the very beginning and at the end of each chorus.

 [A] You keep saying you've got something for me
[A] Something you call love but confess [A7] [D]
You've been messin' where you shouldn't have been a mess in'
And now [A] someone else is gettin' all your best

These [C] boots are made for [Am] walking
And [C] that's just what they'll [Am] do [C]
One of these days these [Am] boots are gonna
Walk all over you [A]

You keep lying when you oughta be truthin' [A]
And you keep losin' when you oughta not bet [A7] [D]
You keep samin' when you oughta be changing'
Now what's [A] right is right but you ain't been right yet


 [A] You keep playin' where you shouldn't be playin [A]
And you keep thinkin' that you'll never get burnt [A7] Ha! [D]
I just found me a brand new box of matches, yeah
And [A] what he knows you ain't had time to learn


 Are ya ready boots? Start walking!


  1. Thanks for posting things like this for beginners! I picked up a ukulele for the first ever time today (never played any kind of string instrument before) and it's nice to be able to blunder my way through some good songs. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you for sharing this!


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