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Angeline The Baker

This is one of my favorite tunes to play.

Angeline The Baker

Click here for a pdf version of this tab

For most of this tune you’ll want to keep your left hand formed around a G chord. In the fourth measure you switch briefly to a C chord. Use your ring finger for the pull-off at the end of the fourth measure, this sets you up to return to the G chord in the 5th measure.

As you transition to the B part, use your index finger to play the second fret of the A string, then hammer-on the 3rd fret with your middle finger; then use your pinky to play the fifth fret at the beginning of the 9th measure. You should keep your index and middle finger on the A string as you “walk up” to the 5th fret. Then pick up your pinky and middle fingers – your index finger is still there on the second fret. Drop your middle finger to the 3rd fret of the E string and use your left index finger to pluck the A string. Then use your index finger to play the 2nd fret of the A string again.

Return to the G chord at the end of the 10th measure. In the 11th measure use your pinky to achieve the pull-off from the 5th fret, while the rest of your fingers continue to fret the G chord. Watch out for the drop-thumbing at the end of the 11th measure. Measures 13 & 14 are the same as 9 & 10; and measures 15 & 16 are the same as measures 7 & 8.

Here’s my performance, such as it is:

Note: Aaron Keim has an arrangement of Angeline The Baker in his Clawhammer ukulele book, but Aaron’s arrangement is in a different key. My arrangement is in G on a gCEA tuned ukulele, whereas Aaron’s arrangement would be in C in that tuning.