Friday, April 24, 2009

The Smiths "How soon is now" chords & lyrics

In a recent post I made the (slightly) exaggerated claim that "Oasis saved my life!" After the mid 70's punk and late 70's post-punk/new wave we entered into that musical void commonly known as the 80's. My point being that with the arrival of Oasis, I could once again pick up my guitar and work out and play a current song, after enduring 10 years of 'New Romance', Disco and electro-pop.

But there was one band who sustained me through the trauma - Stephen Patrick Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke & Mike Joyce - aka The Smiths. With a new album every year from 1984 to 1987, each packed with classic songs, few if any fillers, I really just switched off the radio and listened to REAL music by the few good bands there were - and The Smiths were tops.

I haven't worked on a Smiths song for some time, haven't even listened to their stuff much ( bad idea to group your iPod/Zen playlists by decade...! ) But I had mine on random play recently, and the booming reverb that kicks off "How Soon is Now" brough me right back. So, I've worked out the chords and lyrics, and added this song to the 16 Smiths already on my "Smiths song chords" page, you can check it out at the link below:

Guitar Chords and Lyrics to The Smiths "How Soon is Now"

If you'd like to play along with the song, this is the YouTube link: Smiths "How Soon is Now"

I hope you'll have as much fun playing the song as I've had!

The Smiths website is at if you want to read more about the band.

If you aspire to becoming a better guitar player, check out my list of cool and useful guitarist resources on my Online Guitarist Resources page

Enjoy your music!

P.J. Murphy
webmaster: PJ's Guitar Chords & Lyrics -

Guitar Chords Blog:
Guitar Tips Blog:
Squidoo Lens:
Facebook Page: P.J. Murphy on Facebook
MySpace Page: P.J. Murphy on MySpace

Guitar Lessons+Guitar Tips+DVD Lessons

No comments: