Pixies are a mainstay of any independent music playlist, and are undoubtedly one of the most influential alternative acts of the 80s and 90s. ‘Here Comes Your Man’ is probably their most recognisable tune, but hasn’t typically been associated with the ukulele – until now, that is.

In fact, it’s pretty easy to translate to Ukulele – even the main riffs work very well on the four-string, and are relatively straightforward to play. I’ve tabbed out the intro and the bridge riffs below (see the PDF for a more accurate take on the chord timings).

Pixies – Here Comes Your Man

(Intro riff x3)
Chords same as chorus (G-A-D)
|—————-2-0-0-4-5-7-5——–|
|——2-2-3-5-3———————-|
|–2-2——————————–|
|————————————-|
D A
Outside there’s a box car waiting
Em G D
Outside the family store
A
Out by the fire breathing
Em G D
Outside we wait ’til face turns blue
A
I know the nervous walking
Em G D
I know the dirty beard hangs
A
Out by the box car waiting
Em G
Take me away to nowhere plains
Bm G
There is a wait so long (So long) A D
(So long) You never wait so long
G A D
Here comes your man (x3)

Bridge riff (x1)
Chords same as verse (D-A-Em-G)
|——————————————–|
|–2-0—————2-0——2-2-0———-|
|——2-1-1-1-2-4——2-2——–2-4——-|
|——————————————–|

D A
Big shake on the box car moving
Em G D
Big shake to the land that’s falling down
A
Is a wind makes a palm stop blowing
Em G
A big, big stone fall and break my crown
Bm G
There is a wait so long (So long)
A D
(So long) You never wait so long
G A D
Here comes your man (x4)

(Lead guitar + vocal ‘yea, ah-ooooh’)
D A Em G (x3)

Bm G
There is a wait so long (So long)
A D
(So long) You never wait so long
(Intro riff and straight into chorus)
G A D
Here comes your man (repeat and end on D)

If you want a takeaway version to print out, you can download the PDF of Pixies – Here Comes Your Man Ukulele Chords & Tab.

Written by Dan Foley

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