|Posted on April 6, 2020 at 10:10 PM|
What a fun song this is! It’s an easy one to do (just D, G, A7) on guitar or ukulele, and not too hard on banjo (especially if you swap an A chord for the A7).
I’ve written it out in the same key throughout the song, but in the recording, the key jumps up a semitone a few times.
The ‘rising key’ version is tricky to play, but if you want to play along with the recording, there’s a few tricks you can use –
on guitar, just quickly slip a capo on for V.2, then slide up one fret for V.3 again at V.5;
for ukulele, you can use a capo as above, or play all the chords from V.2 as bar chords;
for banjo, you can play all the chords (except the G) as bar chords.
Here are the links to the song sheets:
for guitar - gL 2_Purple People-Eater_Key D_D,A7,G
for ukulele - Uke L.12_Purple People-Eater_Key D_D,A7,G
for banjo - B.L.14 Purple People-Eater_Key D_D,A7,G
There is a YouTube clip of the song (same key) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx47qrH1GRs