Sunday, June 08, 2008

Brendan Benson - Metarie chords and lyrics

Another requested song - and it surprised me somewhat that this is only the second Brendan Benson song I've attempted to work out. Multi-instrumentalist and Raconteur Brendan has been around for about 10 years, and has released seven albums ( 5 solo, and two with the Raconteurs, a band formed with White Stripe's Jack White in 2006 ).

I've enjoyed pretty much everthing of his I've heard, 'tho not all of it would have lent itself to working out straightforward chords, particularly for early learning guitarists, or for acoustic guitar players.

"Rock guitar songs - Metarie", which was released as an EP in 2003 can be played with fairly straightforward chords - Bm7, D, A, E and F#. There is a little riff on the E chord in the chorus involving moving the 4th finger along the 2nd, 3rd and 4th frets ( I named these E1, E2, E3, E4 rather than dig out the technically correct chord titles, as it basically comes under the heading "E riff"! ). A bit of a stretch on the poor pinky, but it's good exercise for that under-used digit!!

The chords for "Metarie" are now on my Rock Guitar Chords page at the link below:

PJs Rock Guitar Chords and Lyrics page

Thanks to Jimmy in Sweden for the request - I think if you know the song, it will be a good one to add to your repertoire, it can sound really good once you've mastered the little chorus riff.

You can buy Brendan Benson music, and Raconteurs music, at CD Universe - Brendan Benson Music / Raconteurs Music page

Brendan's official site can be found at and his MySpace page, with some new songs from his up-and-coming album is at

Enjoy your music!

P.J. Murphy
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Matt Stevens said...

If you like BB try Jason Falkner - genius!

Cool site - if you get a chance check out my page on noisy quiet tranquil dissonant acoustic guitar 2.0 at

dave said...

i love bb but i'm pretty sure he only did 3 solo albums

if you like him check out mood elevator

chris plums band

chris being brendans old right hand man, brendan is on some of the tunes and vid as well