Song Facts

“Boom Boom” is written and performed by John Lee Hooker.

In the original recording, either the guitar is tuned up a half step or a capo is used on the 1st fret, in effect transposing the song to the key of F.

It’s in standard 4/4 time and is performed at about 157 beats per minute.

Backing Track

This backing track for “Boom Boom”. It’s in the key of E, so you can play along as it is tabbed out above with having to use a capo or retune.

Full Tab

Download the full transcription:

boom boom (PDF)