Monday, May 26, 2008

Fratellis - Henrietta chords and lyrics

As I eagerly await the new Fratellis album "Here we Stand", I realised I hadn't included chords and lyrics for "Henrietta", the very first single from "Costello Music" ( which as regular readers will know is my favourite album from a new band for many, many years ). I had kinda held off 'cos it's one of those bouncy songs, with staccato bursts of chords, and in the key of B major. Basically the kind of song I'd have run a mile from when I was in the early learning stages.

But I've done my best with it, I transcribed it to A major ( you can put your capo on the 2nd fret if you want to play along with the song, or want to sing it in the right key ). This takes some of the sting out of it by removing some of the tricker chords - if you still have problems with the power chords (A5 etc. ) just play them as standard major chords.

So the staccato burst at the end of the pre-chorus lines could be changed from:

A5-G#5-G5-F#5   to


If you'r still struggling with the chord changes, just play
the A and the F# e.g.:

D E A F#
Give us a kiss and maybe we can go out

... still gives you a 'buskable' version of the song.
Obviously for your own improvement, playing the tricky
parts is something you *should* do. A song to revisit
when your range of chords and speed of change have
improved, perhaps. But it is a song to be enjoyed, so
you are excused if you want to take the simpler options
for now!

Check out my interpretation of the song at the link below:

If you haven't already got this album you've been missing out - go get it now!! You can buy it online at this CD Universe Fratellis music link - the new album is also now available.

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Enjoy your music!

P.J. Murphy
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