Gothic Archies – Shipwrecked (Live)

Gothic Archies – Shipwrecked Live (Chords)

I can’t discuss Stephin Merritt songs without it descending into me reeling out quotes from the song. So, I’m not even going to try to resist.

Shipwrecked with you/I can’t think of a single thing I’d rather do/and that’s why I decapitated the crew

You needn’t do much, just sit there and flirt/and if it looks drizzly, I’ll build us a yurt

As the album version doesn’t have any ukulele, I’ve tabbed the live version (from the show you can download here. If you want to play along with the album version, put a capo on the second fret, tune up to aDF#B or transpose the chords up two frets.

Requested by Susan Tobacco

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  1. Pete Wissinger June 5th, 2007 2:28 am

    as a fellow indie rock fan and ukulele player, i appreciate that you tab so much indie rock. its wonderful!

  2. Woodshed June 5th, 2007 9:46 pm

    Thanks Pete. The main reason I started this blog is because I was looking for tabs like this and couldn’t find any. It’s good to know that others want the same thing.

  3. Mike June 6th, 2007 5:50 pm

    Wonderful. I’ve been waiting for someone to tab out this particular song ever since I heard it, so many thanks. I might use your tab as a starting point and lay out a song sheet with all the lyrics for my ukulele group; I’m sure most of them haven’t heard it before. And I’ll credit you, obviously.

  4. Woodshed June 6th, 2007 11:14 pm

    It should sound really great with a uke group. I refuse to believe that anyone who plays the uke isn’t obsessed with Stephin Merritt. What’s wrong with these people?

  5. susan tobacco June 9th, 2007 1:36 pm

    thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou (breathe) thankyou!

  6. susan tobacco June 9th, 2007 1:40 pm

    oh and Mike, if you have a full lyric version (ie the album lyrics) I’d love to see it too – god this site is wonderful x

  7. Woodshed June 9th, 2007 11:16 pm

    I’m glad you enjoyed it Ms Tobacco. (I hope you didn’t hyperventilate).

  8. susan tobacco June 12th, 2007 10:37 pm

    Heh- actually the whole album version works fine GDEmC, if you’re a girl singing in a girl register. I took the finger picking advice from your previous gothic archies post and I do the 2nd verse picked through. An incredible achievement for a plodding left hander. So thanks again.

  9. Mike June 14th, 2007 3:33 am

    I posted a version with the full album lyrics to my site; it takes some condensing to fit on one page, but it should be easy enough to follow.

  10. Woodshed June 14th, 2007 10:49 pm

    Nice one, Mike. And thanks for the credit.

  11. karriiiiii February 10th, 2011 8:58 am

    HEY i was at that show in seattle!! it was a good show. i really really enjoyed meeting daniel handler and having him sign my book and stuff. it was pretty damn cool.

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