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Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

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Probably the last thing the ukulele world needs now is another songsheet for Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head. But that’s what it’s going to get! This isn’t in any way an attempt to say that all the others are rubbish and that this is definitive or better. It’s just that when I was looking around I couldn’t find one that (a) was clear, (b) sounded right, and (c) was complete. So this sheet is an amalgam of a number of sources (particular this one), and gives me a version that I’m happy with.

This is a song from the awesome songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. During the 1960s and 70s they were responsible for a slew of sophisticated classic pop songs – songs such as I Say A Little Prayer, Walk On By, Close To You,  The Look Of Love, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Alfie, Always Something There To Remind Me. The list is endless. “Raindrops” was famously included in the film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” in a beautiful dreamy scene involving a bicycle. Recorded by BJ Thomas, the song deservedly won an Oscar for best original song, and has gone on to be covered numerous times since.

So here’s the songsheet. It’s just chords and lyrics, which follow the BJ Thomas recording. As with all Bacharach songs, the timing is sometimes a little tricky, so you’ll need to play around with that and get the feel of it from the original recording. Note that I didn’t bother to include the instrumental outro section of the song, which is lovely but (a) a little tricky and (b) not ideally suited to solo uke! Enjoy!

P.S. If you want something a bit more challenging, there’s a great instrumental tab version of the song here, along with demo video. Well worth giving a go.



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  1. Pingback: End of year review of most popular songs of 2014 | Uke Tunes

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