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Where Were You Last Night ukulele

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This Ukulele version is in D Tuning, to match the original guitars in Drop D. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Song:    Where Were You Last Night?
Artist:  The Traveling Wilburys
Album:   The Traveling Wilburys  Vol. 3 [sic]
URL:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR0SFcqG0zw
         https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveling_Wilburys_Vol._3
Tempo:   Moderato
Tuning:  D (Low Tuning)

Chords:
         DGBe  
D        0232
C        2010
G        0003
Gm       0333
A        2220
Cm       5543
Bm       0432
E        2100


[Intro: Instrumental Riff 1]
e||——————-——|——————-——|———-—-—|
B||—————————|—————-———|————-——|
G||-7–5–4—3—|————-———-|————-——|
D||————-————|—7-6-5-3-|-0——-——|
   N.C.                (start of verse)


[Verse 1](Dylan)
D          G   Gm     D    D^A-A^D
Where were you last night?
         G  Gm D    D^A-A^D

You were so uptight.

[Walking Fill 1]
e||———-———-——|
B||——2——-—-——|
G||———2^2——4—|
D||——-—-—-———|

[Pre-Chorus 1](Harrison)
G            Cm  G   Gm  A   D
What did you do, who did you see?
G             Cm  G

Were you with someone,
      Gm     A       

Who reminded you of me?


[Chorus](All)
D          G        D     D^A-A^D
Where were you last night?


[Instrumental Riff 1]
e||——————-——|——————-——|———-—-—|
B||—————————|—————-———|————-——|
G||-7–5–4—3—|————-———-|————-——|
D||————-————|—7-6-5-3-|-0——-——|
   N.C.                (start of verse)


[Verse 2](Dylan)
D          G   Gm   D    D^A-A^D
Where were you last week?
D        G    D     D^A-A^D    

Were you up a creek?

[Walking Fill 1](Bass Line)
e||———-———-——|
B||——2——-—-——|
G||———2^2——4—|
D||——-—-—-———|

[Pre-Chorus 2](Harrison)
G            Cm G  Gm  A   D

Did you stay up pacing the floor?
G         Cm   G

Got me worried,
      Gm      A              (Staccato Rhythm)

You ignore me more and more.


[Chorus 2](All)
D          G        D     D^A-A^D
Where were you last night?


[Verse 3](Dylan)
            A                  

You weren't around me,
D         C

When they found me.
D          A        D

Where were you last night?


[Instrumental Riff 1]
e||——————-——|——————-——|———-—-—|
B||—————————|—————-———|————-——|
G||-7–5–4—3—|————-———-|————-——|
D||————-————|—7-6-5-3-|-0——-——|
   N.C.                (start of instrumental solo)
                       

[Instrumental Solo](Lead Solo)
e||———————————-—|———————————-—|———————————-—|
B||—————————————|—————————————|———————————-—|
G||—12-14—12—14-|—16—14—12-14—|-12—-——-—-—-—|
D||————-——————-—|—————————-———|——-—14-——-——-|
    D        G    Gm       D         D^A-A^D
e||———————————-—|———————————-—|———————————-—|
B||—————————————|—————————————|———————————-—|
G||—12-14—12—14-|—16—14—12-14—|-12—-——-—-—-—|
D||————-——————-—|—————————-———|——-—14-——-——-|
    D        G    Gm        D        D^A-A^D


[Vocal Bridge](Dylan)
G                    A
You better stop your messin’ around,
     Bm                       E

Your name is going round from town to town.
     D         A    (Phased rhythm)

It's making me sad,
D              C

Making me feel bad.
D          A

Where were you last night?


[Instrumental Riff 1]
e||——————-——|——————-——|———-—-—|
B||—————————|—————-———|————-——|
G||-7–5–4—3—|————-———-|————-——|
D||————-————|—7-6-5-3-|-0——-——|
   N.C.                (start of verse)
                      

[Verse 5](Dylan)
D          G   Gm   D     D^A-A^D
Where were you last year?
D           G    Gm      D    D^A-A^D

You sure as hell weren't here.

[Pre-Chorus 5](Harrison)
G           Cm  G   Gm    A   D

You weren't waiting where you said.
G        Cm  G      Gm   A             (Staccato Rhythm)

You sent someone in your place instead.



[Chorus 3](All)
D          G   Gm   D      D^A-A^D
Where were you last night?


[Coda](Dylan)
D                A
It's getting to me,
D         C

Making me gloomy.
D          A        D     

Where were you last n-i—hi-i-ght?


[Instrumental Riff 1]
e||——————-——|——————-——|———-—-—|
B||—————————|—————-———|————-——|
G||-7–5–4—3—|————-———-|————-——|
D||————-————|—7-6-5-3-|-0——-——|
   N.C.                (sustained)


[End]


NOTES
1.  This Wilburys song has been superficially perceived as just a ‘throwaway song’ by sundry articles, 
noting that “…it was just knocked off in a few minutes…”.  The fact that the original song,  has split 
verses with intercut Bass Line fills and 12 sting walking riffs, in Drop D tuning, are all evidence that it 
was a genuinely crafted Pop Song.  It would be unsurprising, if in-fact George had worked it out on a 
ukulele, first? :-R

            
            
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