This was the first song I ever wrote, with a friend named Lis Soderberg singing it in the recording above. I’m posting the chords and tabs to share with friends who play guitar and ukulele.
The song requires an octave range to sing, and you actually have numerous opportunities to practice your octave singing jumps in the song. Sure beats scales! 🙂
The song came from a sonnet I wrote in 1995. It was inspired by my reaction to Shakespeare’s famous Sonnet XVIII (18) – Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Shakespeare dwells on this, comparing the subject to various aspects of a summer’s day. By nature, I’m a concepts person and not one for details. I can do details if I need to, but it’s not my natural mode. I’m all over the place. So instead of asking shall I compare thee to a summer’s day, I generally said I could do that, or compare you to this and that and those and these things. The kicker, or closing couplet that sums things up, is that I can compare you to all these lovely things, but that none compared to you.
It’s as simple as that.
So if you liked the song and want to learn to play it on guitar or ukulele, please click on one of the links below. Chords and notes are included.
Comparison Song, Minh Tan Guitar Tabs Letter Sized PDF
Comparison Song, Minh Tan Guitar Tabs Tabloid Sized PDF
Comparison Song, Minh Tan Ukulele Tabs Letter Sized PDF
Comparison Song, Minh Tan Ukulele Tabs Tabloid Sized PDF
These tabs all fit on one page to avoid the inconvenience of page turns. However, the letter size tabs (8.5″ x 11″) may be too small for your eyes. If so, you can either enlarge to tabloid size (11″ x 17″) using an automatic enlarge feature on many photocopiers, or download the tabloid sized versions for printing. The tabloid size tabs can be inserted into a typical letter sized binder on the 11″ size, and folded almost in half to fit. You just open each tab to use it.
Please RIGHT click here and choose Save Target As (or Save Link As) if you would like to download the MP3 of my “Comparison” song.
It’s free! 🙂
Please click here for guitar and ukulele tabs and chords to other songs on this blog.
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 5.3
3 thoughts on “Guitar and Ukulele Tabs for The Comparison Song (by me)”
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Hi ! from Australia. I love your comparison song & wat to learn to play & sing it but your page wouldn’t let me download the mp3 file of it. Apart from that, it should really help me as a Ukulele learner to compare uke & guitar tabs. How can I get the mp3 of it, please?
Sincerely, Trevor (Aussie pensioner who loves to keep on learning beautiful things)
Hi Trevor, thank you so much for your interest! I have sent it to you via email with other comments. Very flattered you wanted to do this. I hope you’ll enjoy your time with it.