So, a few weeks (months?) ago a good friend of mine (and Missoula's award-winning bartender), Al Pils, sent me a Youtube video of the great Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters song from the 1979 movie, The Jerk. I decided I had to learn it. Especially because if you want Steve's fingers it seems like the sound is especially fancy for what he's doing. Wait... what? You mean movies aren't always real? Huh. I'm not buying it. Anyway, take a peak at the video first to get some context:
Anyway, I went looking for tabs but everything I found was in the wrong key or too simplified or both. Then I found the following video from mbrenne72. I feel like he pretty much nailed it. Although, some other folks seem to think you should tune your C string down a full step and every other string down 1/2 step, but that seemed much too difficult. Anyway, if you tune your uke down 1/2 step and play it like I do then it sounds pretty good with the movie. And, no, I didn't tab the coronet solo.
So... here's my video:
And for those of you who want to do this from the comfort of your own home, here's the tabs:
Tonight You Belong to Me
Tabs: Ukulele Guy – http://ukuleleguy.com
Based almost entirely on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib6-FxuHTwo
If playing along with the movie, tune your ukulele down ½ step.
NOTE: I'm Ukulele Guy, not Music Theory Guy or Ukulele Expert 😉
G = 0232 Gsus4 = 0233 G6 = 0202 G#6 = 1313 G7 = 0212 G7sus2 = 0210 G+5 = 0332 A7 = 0100 D7 = 2223 D#-5 = 0330 Cmaj7 = 0002 C6 = 0000 Cm6 = 2333 E9 = 1222 E7 = 1202 F#maj = x121 (3121) Walk Part: Dmaj-D7-D6-D = 2225-2223-2222-2220 Intro: G6 G#6 G6 plucked G string G6 G#6 G6 D7 G I know (I know) G7-G7sus2 Cmaj7-C6 G+5-D#-5 You belong to somebody new G D D7 G Gsus4 G Dmaj-D7-D6-D But Tonight you belong to me G Although (although) G7-G7sus2 we're apart Cmaj7-C6 G+5-D#5 Your part of my heart G D D7 G Riff Part And Tonight you belong to me Cm6 E9 Cm6 Way down by the stream E9 Cm6 How sweet it will seem G F#maj E7 Once more just to dream A7 In the moonlight D7 My honey G I know (I know) G7-G7sus2 Cmaj7-C6 G+5-D#-5 With the dawn that you will be gone G D D7 G But tonight you belong to me D G 77710 Just to little old me
There ya have it. Now, get out there and have fun and don't let anyone give you hard time. Ukulele elitism isn't good for anyone... plus, it's silly.