This Charming Man

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Postby elko » Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:55 am

Not sure how many people play guitar at all, but here is the best tab I've found for This Charming Man.

<a href='http://www.fretplay.com/tabs/s/smiths/this_charming_man-tab.shtml' target='_blank'>http://www.fretplay.com/tabs/s/smiths/this...g_man-tab.shtml</a>

I'm strating to get a bit of fluidity going, but as I play with fingers rather than plectrum it sounds a little odd when switching from single notes to chords. Can anyone confirm my suspiscion (sp) that one note in the chorus is wrong - in the 4th bar, the 9th on the g string (an 'E'), should be one fret down (D#)? Sounds picky but it doesn't seem right otherwise. I've tried to highlight the note that sounds odd here...


e-------------------------------------9------------9----------------------
B--------10-------------9--------10---10------------9----------10------
G-----11----11-------9---9--11---------------9-------------11----11-----
D--12-------------11------------------------9-------------12---------------

Can anyone confirm that? Can anyone even understand what I'm talking about? <!--emo&:blink:-->Image<!--endemo-->

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Postby elko » Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:48 pm

OK, a rough idea of what it sounds like...any suggestions?
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Postby girl_afraid » Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:48 pm

Ooh, very good! Heehee, I had fun singing along and looking like a fool... Wish I could play the guitar. <!--emo&:(-->Image<!--endemo-->
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But we cannot cling to the old dreams anymore
No, we cannot cling to those dreams
Does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body?
I dunno...
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And although I ended up with sore lips
It just wasn't like the old days anymore
No, it wasn't like those days
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Postby Still Ill » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:43 am

Sounds great, elko! I get the concept of the chords in writing, but it's painstakingly slow to when you don't know the chords to begin with. Bookmarked quite a few Smiths tab sites when my son got his guitar for his 4th over the summer. That excitement lasted a couple of weeks. Not that it would have done me any good! <!--emo&:lol:-->Image<!--endemo--> Even found an on-line guitar tuner!
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Postby elko » Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:03 pm

Where's the guitar tuner?
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Postby Still Ill » Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:48 am

<a href='http://wunderware.com/tuner/' target='_blank'>http://wunderware.com/tuner/</a>
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Postby elko » Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:34 pm

Nice one!
Is your son still going with the guitar then?
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Postby Still Ill » Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:29 am

He strums it now and then. He loves music, has more interest in what's playing on the radio than my older son, so I think he'll look at the guitar in a different light when he's much older. Maybe lessons then, if he chooses!
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Postby miserableliar (Guest) » Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:12 pm

My brother taught himself somehow. He can play this charming man, bigmouth strikes again, panic and please please please let me get what i want. He plays all sorts of stuff, i think he can play a cppl of more smiths songs but i will have to find out
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Postby atomium » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:05 am

elko wrote:Not sure how many people play guitar at all, but here is the best tab I've found for This Charming Man.

<a href="http://www.fretplay.com/tabs/s/smiths/this_charming_man-tab.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.fretplay.com/tabs/s/smiths/this...g_man-tab.shtml</a>

I'm strating to get a bit of fluidity going, but as I play with fingers rather than plectrum it sounds a little odd when switching from single notes to chords. Can anyone confirm my suspiscion (sp) that one note in the chorus is wrong - in the 4th bar, the 9th on the g string (an 'E'), should be one fret down (D#)? Sounds picky but it doesn't seem right otherwise. I've tried to highlight the note that sounds odd here...


e-------------------------------------9------------9----------------------
B--------10-------------9--------10---10------------9----------10------
G-----11----11-------9---9--11---------------9-------------11----11-----
D--12-------------11------------------------9-------------12---------------

Can anyone confirm that? Can anyone even understand what I'm talking about? :blink:

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I play it a bit differently. Se the file attachment, if I’ve managed to make an attachment at all, I haven’t tried to make one on this forum before.

I use GuitarPro5 when I learn new songs, there you can listen to MIDI files of the songs as well..


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Re: This Charming Man

Postby HeavenKnowsImMozzerable » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:59 pm

Hard to say, I learned it by ear. The intro and the first bit are a piece of cake. But now I have a rough time with the "a jumped-up pantry boy" part.
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