Guitar chords with lyrics
Album: This Is Hardcore (1998) Writers: Banks/Cocker/Doyle/Mackey/Webber Transcribed by a little soul (firstname.lastname@example.org) Notes: A augmentedA quite good song on the Hardcore disc. I must confess that it is _not_ one of my favorites on this album ('Dishes' anyone? - I've got to bloody get that one transcribed), but it is a good song nonetheless and a lot of people quite like it. I was quite surprised to find out once I'd got the chords down of that album it is fairly easy to play (although Jarv and company have been known to throw us a few curveballs in the style of, say, 'Seductive Barry'.) I love Pulp and this album introduced me to them (I'm Canadian and Common People barely made a ripple here) and it still holds a good deal of personal significance to me as I look back on it because beneath all the satire, social humor and fretting about getting old, there is a genuine balladeer's heart that adds to the hurt of all those previous bits I mentioned. (And 'Sylvia' and 'Dishes' are romantic, sort of). Ah well on to the song then! Effects: For the chords nothing special is necessary; it really is your call. Tuning: Standard tuning (EADGBE) Time signature: 4/4 I've not made an effort to map out the song's structure as it is quite simple. (The chorus always follows the verse, etc.) Nor have I given Candida's keys a shot or Mark's guitars in this transcription as they are a bit over my head. Forgive any innacuracies which may be the result of a pair of inexpensive Radio Shack 'Nova 440' headphones which happened to be on sale and were all my budget could mustre. :) Chords: There really are two ways of playing this song. The first is the most straightforward method, and it is with major barred chords which lends the sliding flavor that the song needs. (I've only printed the easiest - E MajorE shaped - method here and the one most people are wont to use, but again you can use any chord shape that suits you). E MajorE - 022100 A augmentedA - 577655 BB - 799877 G+G - 355433 F#- 244322 The second is with power chords. Again, I've used only the E MajorE shaped method, but anything that suits you is usable. To play these in the stead of the major chords (it might sound better), insert a '5' after each chord mentioned above and below. Then, when playing the chords (assuming you are using the same shaped chords I've used above) leave the top three (highest pitched strings) unstruck. (You needn't keep your middle finger on the strings in this case; you may want it to rest on the G/third string to mute it).
Verse: E MajorE (2 bars) A augmentedA (1 bar) BB (1 bar) (a few times then): E MajorE BB ...me-e-e-e Chorus: E MajorE (4 bars) A augmentedA (4 bars) BB (4 bars) then: BB A augmentedA E MajorE ...to a ma-a-a-a-a-a-a-an (this is done a few times) Towards the end in live versions that last part is played: BB A augmentedA G+G E MajorE ...to a ma-a-a-a-a-a-a-an but on the This Is Hardcore CD this is not done, although it is a nice touch and makes for a more roughly satirical conclusion. (My source on the above is a 'napstered' boot, and a rather nasty sounding one at that. I'm still quite glad that 'Like a Friend' is on the Canadian This Is Hardcore CD, but then I'm digressing). But then at the very end (after all the instruments are no longer played and just feed back for a bit) Jarvis says in all versions: A augmentedA G+G F#F# E MajorE ...to a ma--a--a--an and over the 'that's what I am' part no chord is played. That's all! :) Enjoy and please do send me an email if you've got anything you'd like to share... * Bye bye *