How To Play Desperado On Ukulele (The Eagles)

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A music collaboration happens when two equally talented musicians come together to create a masterpiece. And that’s what happened when Glenn Frey and Don Henley worked together to produce the classic song from the ’70s, “Desperado”.

According to Don, his inspiration in writing “Desperado” came from a song he started in 1968. It was originally about a friend named Leo. After The Eagles recorded their first album in London, Frey and Henley decided to do a collaboration.

A few days after returning from London, the duo wrote the song “Desperado”. Henley played the unfinished version of the song, and then Frey brought the structure to it. That was the beginning of their songwriting partnership.

We thought this song deserves to be played on the ukulele so Jeff Thomas created a solid accompaniment version. Most players prefer to keep the song in the original key with the signature intro. This version matches the piano chord voicings on the ukulele. You can play this classic ballad if you want to have a relaxing mood whilst sitting in a corner of your home. Enjoy!

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