Honky Tonk Women Chords

28 Jul 2012

Honky Tonk Women Chords

The N'Ukes are expanding their ukulele setlist of late, and this one seems to be one we kind of like. Really really simple chords, but the trick is all in getting that Keith Richards rhythm. Listen to the original!!

Honky Tonk Women

[G]I met a gin-soaked bar-room queen in [C]Memphis
She [G]tried to take me [A]upstairs for a [D]ride
She [G]had to heave me right across her [C]shoulder
Cause I [G]just can't seem to [D]drink you off my [G]mind


It's the [G]hoooooo [D]oonky tonk [G]women
Give me, give me, [D]give me the honky-tonk [G]blues

It's the  [G]hoooooo [D]oonky tonk [G]women
Give me, give me, [D]give me the honky-tonk [G]blues

I met a divorcee in New York City
I had to put up some kind of a fight
The lady then she covered me up in roses
She blew my nose and then she blue my mind

Repeat Chorus twice

(try to get the strum rhythm the same as the way Keith plays his chords. Add some extra frills on the end of the first and third verse lines by hammering on from a normal C (0003) to (0005).)

N'Ukes performing it below. Sorry for sound quality - noisy audience!


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