Sunday, August 22, 2010

Eliza Doolittle "Pack Up" guitar chords and lyrics

This is another 'debut' artist for my website and Blog. Not too surprising, I guess, since it's just the second single from Eliza Doolittle's self-titled album which was released only last month ( July 2010 ).

It's a really infectious pop song, in the vein of Lady Lenka, Gabriella Cilmi and Cathy Davey - all artists who's songs I have previously interpreted for guitar learners and posted to my Pop Guitar song chords and lyrics page.

The hook in the chorus of the song ( sung by Lloyd Wade ) is taken from the title of the 1915 song "Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag", but the song itself was written by Eliza. With the album reaching number 3 in the UK charts, and the single currently at number 8, Londoner Eliza looks like establishing herself alongside the other great female singer-songwriters of today.

The song ( as featured on Youtube ) is in the key of B major, but I have transcribed it to G, giving a much easier set of chords for the learning guitarist to get to grips with. If you put a capo on the 4th fret and play the chords as indicated, you should be able to play along with the original ( G major + 4 semitones = B major ).

When I was messing around with the song I was originally playing C D at the end of each verse leading into the G at the beginning of the chorus, but on closer listening to the song I believe these chords are C diminished ( xx1212 ) and C# diminished ( xx2323 ). Early learners might be happy to stick with the C and D chords, but the diminished chords sound better to me.

I have added "Pack Up" to my pop songs guitar chords page at the link below, I hope you'll have lots of fun with it.

Guitar chords and lyrics to "Pack Up" by Eliza Doolittle

Play along with the video above, or on Youtube at Eliza Doolittle "Pack Up" on YouTube

The Eliza Doolittle album, and the singles are available at: Eliza Doolittle music at CD Universe

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