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Ask Anorak for chords and tabs for doing cover versions

Post by humblebee » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:38 pm

There's kind of a thread for this already but it specifies indiepop songs in the title and I want to ask you for the chords out of 'Open Your Heart' by The Human League.

Does anyone know, or fancy working out for me, the chords out of 'Open Your Heart' by The Human League please?

I'd love to play the song but I haven't tried to work the chords out. It sounds far too complicated. And they don't seem to be anywhere online (though feel free to prove me wrong on that).

In return I can give you the chords for 'Talulah Gosh' by Talulah Gosh or 'Since You Been Gone' by Rainbow.

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Post by moopind » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:09 pm

Amanda knows the guy who plays synths in the Human League these days!
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Re: Ask Anorak for chords and tabs for doing cover versions

Post by tompony » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:20 pm

I think it's something like this:

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C                               F
And when it hurts you know they love to tell you
G		 C
How they warned you
C								             F
They say "Don't be surprised at someone's lies"
G                     C
They think they taunt you
C						 F									 G	  F     G    F
But if you can stand the test, you know your worst is better than their best

C F C F

C				 F				   C
Lies the reason, faith or treason, playing a part
End concealing,  try revealing,    open your heart
G       F 			   Em				Bb
Dare to feel, take the chance, make the deal
Bb
Being an island, shying from trying
C
Seems the easy way, such an easy way
Bb 
But there's no future without tears
then there's a bit at the end that changes and goes

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Bb                                 C
Lies the reason, faith or treason, playing a part
End concealing,  try revealing,    open your heart
It's tricky because I think there's some SYNTH WITCHCRAFT going on with the bass in some bits. Like the bass stays on C all through the chorus. Which isn't really that clever I suppose, it's lazy if anything! But it WORKS.

Forgive the slightly odd spacing - it's tricky to get right on an internet.

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Post by bulgariandisco » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:44 am

Nice! I tried it out and think the G on the verse might be a bit better as a D minor. Or a G with the top E string fretted on the F, whatever that's called [I've just looked, it's a G7].

Also I reckon just C and some fiddling about works on the chorus!

Anyone fancy forming an indiepop band devoted to '80's synthpop covers? Actually, that's a dreadful idea isn't it...?

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Post by bulgariandisco » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:47 am

Oh, and I wouldn't mind knowing the chords to 'Since You've Been Gone'. You can keep your Talullah Gosh to yourself though.

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Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:04 pm

bulgariandisco wrote:Oh, and I wouldn't mind knowing the chords to 'Since You've Been Gone'.
If we're talking the Rainbow soft-rock classic, then the riff is mainly G, D, Emin, C ad infinitum.

Can't think of much else right now without tapping and humming at my desk, which would pretty much lay bare that I'm not doing any work at the mo. ;-)

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Post by humblebee » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:24 pm

This is why I love indiepop:
bulgariandisco wrote:just C and some fiddling about
Thanks folks, that's fantastic! The first performance of The Sweet Nothings' cover is dedicated to YOU!

The G7 sounds good on ukulele, by the way. Seventh chords always sound good on a ukulele.
graysonscolumn wrote:If we're talking the Rainbow soft-rock classic, then the riff is mainly G, D, Emin, C ad infinitum.
That C steps up to a D in the chorus and intro doesn't it? Sort of C for the first two beats and D for the next two. Like this:

G---G---G----D----D----Em---Em---Em--C----C
Der-der-der! Duh-duh, der - der - der! Duh-duh
G----G--G----D-----Em----C----C----C---D----D
Der-der-der! Duhh DEH - duh, duh-duh der-der!

I don't know the poison letter your telegram bit though, sorry.

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Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:02 pm

The C steps up to a D in the chorus?

(((Hums it through whilst the boss goes for a leak)))

That it does, Humblebee, that it does. Aye!

The "Your poison letter, your telegram" bit is definitely Eflat then F. Thereafter I'd need to bash it out on the piano to be unequivocal.

Sigh. Perfect pitch and a negligible attention span do not happy bedfellows make. Ooh look, a squirrel.

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Post by oxo_foxo » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:18 pm

I like cover versions.

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Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:26 pm

There's a covers club in Hull, and each month we each have to cover a track from a different album, as pulled from the hat.

It's a lot of very silly fun, but my enthusiasm swells and fades depending on each months album.

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Post by seagreen » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:19 am

the Pills'n'thrills'n'bellaches covers are worth listening to. Sure the rest are too, but about to coup out

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Post by seagreen » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:50 am

the Your Bird Can Sing is worth it. It's by by No Canto .. somebody, the flash doesn't fit

edit .. and also the Here comes your man. I've been going for the easy ones,

edit 2x .. I bleed rhawks

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Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:37 am

I'll let people know.

I mainly mention it case anyone fancies doing something similar in their own town.

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Re: Ask Anorak for chords and tabs for doing cover versions

Post by will » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:28 pm

Stumbled across this thread late, and can offer some expertise in Human League on acoustic guitar. Open Your Heart works best with a capo on the third fret, so it's like A, then D/A (x04232), then E/A (x06454 - the same as the previous chord but slid up one), and the rest is as Tom said, but transposed to work with the capo.

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Post by tonieee » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:43 pm

Everyone else is in the pub celebrating and I'm at home with childcare so I decided to work this out for indiepop singalong and thought it would be nice to share it here (the lyrics are off the internet so don't blame me if they're wrong - the chords are all my fault).

[D A G D/A]

We will [D] laugh the day that Thatcher [A] dies
Even though we know it's not [G] right
We will dance and sing all [D] night [A]

I was [D] blind in 1979[A]
by '82 I had [G] clues
By 1986[D] I was mad as [A] hell

The teachers at [Em] school, they took us for [G] fools
'Cause they never [D] taught us what we should [A] do
But Christ we were [Em] strong, we knew all a- [G] long
We taught our- [D] selves the right from [A] wrong

Because those [G] punk rock kids with punk rock kicks
Well, it's [A] not their fault
And those [G] hip hop boys and heavy metal girls
No, it's [A] not their fault

It was [D] love, but Tories don't know what that [A] means
She was Michelle Cox from the [G] lower stream
She wore high-heeled [D] shoes and the rest wore [A] flat soles

And the [D] playground taught her how to be [A] cruel
She talked politics but she [G] called me a fool
She wrapped an ankle chain [D] round my left wing [A] heart

The teachers at [Em] school, they took us for [G] fools
'Cause they never [D] taught us what we should [A] do
But Christ we were [Em] strong, we knew all a- [G] long
We taught our- [D] selves the right from [A] wrong

Because those [G] punk rock kids with punk rock kicks
Well, it's [A] not their fault
And those [G] hip hop boys and heavy metal girls
No, it's [A] not their fault

We will [D] laugh the day that Thatcher [A] dies
Even though we know it's not [G] right
We will dance and sing all [D] night [A]

[D] Ding dong, the witch is dead, [A] which old witch? The wicked witch
[G] Ding dong, the witch is dead, the [D] wicked witch is [A] dead
[D] Ding dong, the witch is dead, [A] which old witch? The wicked witch
[G] Ding dong, the witch is dead, the [D] wicked witch is [A] dead

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Post by Yex » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:39 am

Does anyone know the chords to "Alien Space Song" by Tiger Trap? I wouldn't mind knowing how to play "Talulah Gosh" either...
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Post by tonieee » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:53 am

Yex wrote:Does anyone know the chords to "Alien Space Song" by Tiger Trap? I wouldn't mind knowing how to play "Talulah Gosh" either...
A friend of mine has worked out Talulah Gosh for indiepop singalong next week. I'll try to get him to show me them.

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Post by malaise » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:55 pm

TALULAH GOSH

I want to learn the following SNOWBIRDS songs:
Afterglow (including the lead)
Ever and Always
Beautiful Morning
Friends

and I want to learn the GLO-WORM version of "Beyond the Sea."

I'm still "learning" to play guitar and can't figure out stuff by ear. Any help appreciated!

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Post by malaise » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:35 am

also, if anyone could hook it up w/ the chords to The Carousel - "Locks and Bolts," and also that honeybee song, that'd make my life.
I already know "Handmedown Green." That's my shit!!!!

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Post by leon » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:06 pm

Our Adam wants me and Louise to sing a couple of Go Sailor songs at his wedding in a few weeks.

Does anyone have any chords/words to the ones that are about being in love rather than about not wanting to kill people anymore?

I'm sure the songs are simple enough to work out but if anyone has them already I'd appreciate any help.
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