Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love (Chords and Tab)

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Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)? (Chords)

In tribute to Pete Shelley I had to write up this punk classic.

As much of a punk classic as it is, it doesn’t follow the I-IV-V three-chord belter of most punk songs. It even has a key change in the outro. Some other punk songs also use key changes such as I Wanna Be Sedated and Bad Reputation but they tend to use a I-IV-V progression.

With the song being in the uke-unfriendly key of F#, this arrangement uses a capo at the fourth fret. And making the chords simpler lets you concentrate on tackling the tricky strumming.

Suggested Strumming

Intro and verse: For all the Am – G changes you can play this pattern on the Am followed by one up-down on the G.

d – d – d u d u
d u d u –

Then this twice on the C:

d u – u d – – u
– u – u d – d u

Chorus: For everything until the last line you can use this once per chord:

d – d – d u d u

The last line has some rapid changes:

Bridge: Just down-up over and over.

Outro: The outro is similar to the chorus so you do the rapid G-C strum with the F-Bb change and the chorus strum for Eb-G.

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