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(@gpeddino)
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The first hit by Radiohead is a pretty easy song to play with a small band, or play it alone with acoustic guitar. Although the chords just keep repeating, the "anger" you add to your strumming must match the song. In the intro and verses, just keep picking the chords (barre ones sound better) repeatedly. In the chorus and bridge, strum with a lot of energy (see the strumming below). And finally in the final part, arpegiate the notes really low. Don't forget to keep your singing in similar potency. Have fun!

CREEP - Radiohead

Intro: G B C Cm

G
When you were here before,
B
couldn't look you in the eye.
C
You're just like an angel,
Cm
your skin makes me cry.
G
You float like a feather,
B
in a beautiful world
C
I wish I was special,
Cm
you're so fucking special.

G B
But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo.
C
What the hell am I doing here?
Cm
I don't belong here.

(just repeat the chords)
I don't care if it hurts,
I want to have control.
I want a perfect body,
I want a perfect soul.
I want you to notice,
when I'm not around.
You're so fucking special,
I wish I was special.

G B
But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo.
C
What the hell am I doing here?
Cm
I don't belong here, oh, oh

G B
She's running out the door,
C Cm
she's running, she run, run, run, run,
G B C Cm
ruuuuuuuuun, ruuuuuuuuuuuun

G
Whatever makes you happy,
B
whatever you want.
C
You're so fucking special,
Cm
I wish I was special,
G B
but I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo.
C
What the hell am I doing here?
Cm G
I don't belong here, I don't belong here.

STRUMMING:
|-----------|-----------|
D D UDUD D D D UDUD D

Guilherme Eddino

Check out my music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/guilhermeeddino.htm


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Nice one.......probably one of the most up-to-date songs I know (think my head is still stuck in the 70's somewhere!)

For some reason I always thought this was done in drop D tuning - don't know why, but that's why I never bothered trying to learn it.....

Quick question - is this in the same key as the original? I've only got this on tape, and think the player is a little dodgy.......so that first G chord may come out anywhere between F and F#........

PS we need a shorter conversational name for you than Guilherme......!

:) :) :)

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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(@wes-inman)
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Thanks

I love this song.

If you know something better than Rock and Roll, I'd like to hear it - Jerry Lee Lewis


   
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(@gpeddino)
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Nice one.......probably one of the most up-to-date songs I know (think my head is still stuck in the 70's somewhere!)

For some reason I always thought this was done in drop D tuning - don't know why, but that's why I never bothered trying to learn it.....

Quick question - is this in the same key as the original? I've only got this on tape, and think the player is a little dodgy.......so that first G chord may come out anywhere between F and F#........

PS we need a shorter conversational name for you than Guilherme......!

:) :) :)

This seems to fit the original tone, according to my version of the song.

Forgot to say: add some piano chords at the ending for best effect! ;)

PS: You guys can call me Will or Bill (Guilherme is the latin version of William). :)

Guilherme Eddino

Check out my music at:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/guilhermeeddino.htm


   
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(@thanatos)
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I love that sound wich you hear right before the chorus..:D

In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.


   
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(@bleaseyhighflyer)
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An awesome song i gotta say, one of my favourite radiohead songs!!!!

" Ah man, that went down like a lead balloon."


   
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great song, here is the eletric version, clean tone then distortion on chorus.

A) INTRO
Gtr.1 (clean elec w/ tremolo effect), let ring throughout

e |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------|3-----------------------3---------|
G |--------------------4-------------|----4-------4---------------------|
D |--------5-------5-----------5-----|--------5-------------------5/----|
A |----5-------5---------------------|----------------------------------|
E |3---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
{MP}

e |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |--------8-----------8-------------|9-----------8-----------8---------|
D |------------9---------------------|------------9---------------9-----|
A |----9-----------9-----------------|----9-----------------------------|
E |7---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

e |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |--------9-----------9-------------|10----------9-----------9---------|
D |----------------------------------|----------------------------10----|
A |----10------10--------------10----|--------10----------10------------|
E |8---------------8-----------------|----------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

e |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |----8-----------8-----------------|----8-----------8-----------------|
D |--------10----------10------10----|--------10----------10------------|
A |10----------10----------10--------|10----------10----------10--------|
E |------------------------8---------|----------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
..........................................1.When you were here before

e |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------|4-----------------------4---------|
D |--------5----------5--------------|--------5-------------------5-----|
A |----5-------5---------------5-----|------------5-------5-------------|
E |3---------------3-----------------|----------------3-----------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
B) 1st Verse Couldn't look you in the eye

e |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------|8-----------------------8---------|
D |(8)-----9-----------9-------------|----9-------9---------------9-----|
A |----9-----------9-----------9-----|--------9-----------9-------------|
E |7---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
.......................................You're just like an angel

e |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |--------------------9-------------|9---------------------------------|
D |--------10-----10-----------10----|----10------10----------10--------|
A |----10------10--------------------|--------10----------10------10----|
E |8---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
........................................Your skin makes me cry

e |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |----------------8-----------------|8-------------------8-------------|
D |----10------10------10------10----|--------10--------------10--------|
A |--------10--------------10--------|----10------10--10----------10----|
E |8---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
.......................................You float like a feather

e |----------------------------------|3-----------------------3---------|
B |----------------------------------|3-------------3-------------------|
G |--------4-----------4-------4-----|--------4-----4-------------4-----|
D |------------5---------------------|------------5---------------------|
A |----5-----------5-----------------|----------------------------------|
E |3---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
.......................................in a beautiful world

e |----------------------------------|7-----------------------7---------|
B |--------7-----------7-------7-----|7---7-------7---------------7-----|
G |--------8-------8-------8---------|--------8-----------8-------------|
D |----9-------9---------------------|----------------------------------|
A |9---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
.......................................I wish I was special

e |----------------------------------|8-----------------------8---------|
B |------------------------8---------|----8-------8---------------8-----|
G |--------9-------9-----------9-----|--------9-----------9-------------|
D |----10--------------10------------|----------------------------------|
A |10----------10--------------------|----------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
...........................................You're so f**kin'special

(Gtr.1 cont.)
e |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |----8-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |--------8-------8-----------------|----8-----------8-----------------|
D |------------10------10------10----|--------10----------10------10----|
A |10----------------------10--------|10----------10----------10--------|
E |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
|
|(Gtr.2, elec. w/ HEAVY dist)
e |----------------------------------|------------------------*---------|
B |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |----------------x-x---------------|----x-x-----------------x-x-0-0---|
D |----------------x-x---------------|----x-x-----------------x-x-0-0---|
A |----------------x-x---------------|----x-x-----------------x-x-------|
E |----------------x-x---------------|----x-x-----------------x-x-------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
{ff} {mute open strings behind 2nd fret} {*fdbk, pitch D}
But I'm a creep

{Gtr.2}
e |3---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |3---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |0---------------------------------|--------------------0---0---0-0---|
D |0---------------------------------|--------------------0---0---0-0---|
A |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E |3---------------------------------|--------------------3---3---------|
|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
|
{Gtr.1}
e |--------3-------3-----------------|----------------------------------|
B |------------------------0-1-3-----|----------------------------------|
G |0-------------------0-------------|----0-----------------------------|
D |0---------------------------------|------------0---------------------|
A |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E |3---------------------------------|--------------------3/-(22)------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
{f, let ring}
C) 1st Chorus I'm a weirdo

{Gtr.2}
e |7-----------------7-7-7-7---7-----|----------------------------------|
B |7-----------------7-7-7-7---7-----|----------------0-0-0-0-0---------|
G |8-----------------8-8-8-8---8-----|----------------------------------|
D |9---------------------------9-----|----------------------------------|
A |9---------------------------9-----|----------------------------9-9---|
E |7---------------------------7-----|----------------------------7-7---|
|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
|
{Gtr.1}
e |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |------------------------7---------|----------------------------------|
G |------------------------8-9-8-----|----------------------------------|
D |9-----------------------9---------|----9-----------------------------|
A |9---------------------------------|------------9-----------9---------|
E |7---------------------------------|--------------------7-------------|
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
{f, let ring} What the hell am I doin'

e |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D |(10)*-*-*-10-10-10-10/-12-12------|(12)*-*-*-*-----------------------|
A |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E |-8--------8--8--8---8/-10-10------|(10)------------------------------|
| This is Sextet#4This is Sextet #4


   
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(@vempyre)
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can someone please tell me what key this song is in?

i would have guessed g major / e minor, but a d# is required to play the b and c minor chords...


   
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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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Bloody late, but thanks anyway. Love this song, espescially accoustic!


   
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