“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” Ukulele CHORDS


"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Ukulele CHORDS

Official Song Video

About the Song

“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for the 1969 film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

The song was originally written for a scene where the main character, played by Paul Newman, rides a bicycle with Katharine Ross.

It was meant to convey a sense of happiness and freedom, and it became an iconic song of the 1960s.

The song was performed by B.J. Thomas and released as a single in 1969.

"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Ukulele CHORDS

It quickly became a hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1970. It also won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 42nd Academy Awards.

“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” has since become a classic song, covered by numerous artists and used in various films and TV shows.

The song’s popularity has also been attributed to its optimistic and uplifting message, which has resonated with audiences over the years.

Baritone Ukulele Chords (DGBE)

A baritone ukulele is a type of ukulele that is larger than the standard soprano, concert, and tenor ukuleles.

It has a longer scale length and typically has four strings, although it can also have six or eight strings.

The baritone ukulele is tuned to a lower pitch than the other types of ukuleles, which gives it a deeper and richer tone.

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The standard tuning for a baritone ukulele is DGBE, which is the same as the tuning for the highest four strings of a guitar.

This tuning allows guitar players to easily switch to a baritone ukulele and play familiar chord shapes.

Chords Used:

"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Ukulele CHORDS
"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Ukulele CHORDS

Chords in D-Tuning Ukulele (ADF#B)

D-tuning is a type of tuning for ukuleles where the four strings are tuned to A-D-F#-B.

Chords Used:

"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Ukulele CHORDS
[Intro]
F C
Bb C
 
 
[Verse 1]
F                            Fmaj7
Raindrops keep fallin' on my head 
    F7                               Bb              Am
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
D7               Am
Nothin' seems to fit
D7    Gm
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'
 
 
[Verse 2]
C          F                          Fmaj7
 So I just did me some talkin' to the sun  
    F7                       Bb                Am
And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
D7              Am
Sleepin' on the job
D7    Gm
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'
C                F           Fmaj7
 But there's one thing I know
 
 
[Verse 3]
F7  Bb                 C               Am
The blues they send to meet me won't defeat me
                      D7                Gm
It won't be long 'til happiness steps up  to greet me
Bb/C C Bb/C C
 
 
[Verse 4]
F                            Fmaj7
Raindrops keep fallin' on my head 
    F7                             Bb              Am
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
D7              Am
Cryin's not for me
D7     Gm
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
C             F   Fmaj7
 Be cause I'm free
Gm          C        F
  Nothing's worryin' me
 
 
[Solo Trumpet]
Fmaj7 F7 Bb C
 
 
[Bridge]
Am                      D7                Gm           C
  It won't be long 'til happiness steps up  to greet me
 
 
[Verse 5]
F                            Fmaj7
Raindrops keep fallin' on my head 
    F7                             Bb              Am
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
D7              Am
Cryin's not for me
D7     Gm
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
C             F   Fmaj7
 Be cause I'm free
Gm          C
  Nothing's worryin' me
 
 
[Outro]
Fmaj7 Ebmaj9 Fmaj7 Ebmaj9
Fmaj7 Ebmaj9
 
 
[Fade Out]
Fmaj7 Ebmaj9 Fmaj7 Ebmaj9

Left-Hand Chords Version

Chords Used:

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"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Ukulele CHORDS
"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Ukulele CHORDS

B.J. Thomas Quick Bio

B.J. Thomas (born Billy Joe Thomas) was an American singer and songwriter who was born on August 7, 1942, in Hugo, Oklahoma, and passed away on May 29, 2021, in Arlington, Texas.

Thomas had a successful career in the music industry, with a string of hits in the late 1960s and 1970s, including “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” and “Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.”

He was known for his smooth voice and his ability to interpret songs in a variety of genres, including pop, rock, country, and gospel.

In addition to his successful music career, Thomas also acted in movies and TV shows, including a role in the 1978 film “Jory.” He also had his own TV variety show, “B.J. and Friends,” which aired in the early 1980s.

Throughout his career, Thomas won several Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” in 2014.

He was also inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

Thomas was known for his warm personality and his dedication to his fans, and he continued to perform and record music up until his passing.

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