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mtbe - Posted - 12/18/2020:  06:59:07

Any chance someone has tabs for Chiquitita, originally from ABBA? I call my wife that and she has 'long haul' effects from catching Covid. I thought this might cheer her up....

Greatly appreciate it!

Joseba Andoni - Posted - 12/18/2020:  07:28:07

Chiquitita (ABBA) Banjo Tab in G Major - Page 1 of
In Google explore in: Pinterest
best regards

mtbe - Posted - 12/18/2020:  08:26:41

Thank you for finding those.

Those are hard to follow as I'm a beginner again (picked it up after laying it down about 12yrs ago). Some bars have 2 notes, some have 6. I guess those are the 'lyric' notes and I'll just have to determine how long to play each note.

dbrooks - Posted - 12/18/2020:  10:12:01

Tell us more about what you are looking for. Chords to back up your singing? Chords plus the intro and other instrumental interludes? A purely instrumental version? What style do you play (3-finger, clawhammer,, etc.)?

Most YouTube covers are guitar instrumentals. The Pinterest pages are pretty crude, but they do show the melody notes with chords written above. I might be able to make it look like standard tab, but I don't really know this song. My brief look at the handwritten tab and a video or two suggests that the tab may have the core of the tune. Whether you work out a version or I do, it will look, and perhaps sound, diffeent than whatever this tab may sound like. Don't be afraid to follow the hints in this tab to create your own version. If you feel truly lost, then give a bit more information about what you need.


mtbe - Posted - 12/18/2020:  12:04:46

Thank you for the reply and the constructive help.

I play 3 finger. Ideally, I would like chords plus intro and other interludes. But I'll take what I can get.

In the original song, there is a piano 'roll' that sounds like it would convert easy to banjo. I just don't have the talent to convert.

Found a banjo version, and have written to the gentleman playing it, if he can send tabs, if he has them. It can be found here...

ABBA Chiquitita (Ukulele and Banjo)

dbrooks - Posted - 12/18/2020:  13:56:57

I hope you get help for that version. It sounds pretty nice. That is fancier than I could provide.


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