Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer – Chap-Hop History (Tab & Chords)

Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer‘s hip-hop history has caused a bit of a stir on 7 of the 8 internets, so I thought I’d plow through the whole thing.

A lot to get through in this one. But start out by tuning up to the traditional banjolele D tuning: aDF#B.

Rapper’s Delight Section

mrbrappers ukulele tab

There’s tab for the bass riff here – but it’s in a different key.

King of Rock and Enormous Guitar Solo Section

My favourite section of the song. He uses the same chords for the, “enormous guitar solo” but with a few more fancy triplet strums and shifts between Em and Em7 shoved in the hole thusly:

mr b solo ukulele tab

Fight for Your Right Section

The main riff is E – G – A. But he throws in a B right before the lyrics.

The solo in this section is a lot of moving between B and Badd9+ with the occasional B7 thrown in.


She Watch Channel Zero Section
mrbchannelzero ukulele chords

Chromatically descending chords. If you’re feeling lazy you could start with E played 7655 and slide it down a fret each time.

Mama Said Knock You Out Section
mr b knock uke chords

At the start of the Knock You Ayyyyyyt section he’s just playing D and A before the E chord comes in later.

The Magic Number Section

Dead easy two chorder. Simple enough for any stoner to play.

My Name Is Section
mr b my name is tab

The whole song has been in E/Em so I’m not sure why the last bit switches up to F.

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  1. zym November 5th, 2009 6:12 pm

    Spiffing stuff old man!!!!

  2. Woodshed November 5th, 2009 9:15 pm

    zym: I was saving the video for this post until you started crying because it wasn’t on Saturday UkeTube.

  3. Acilius November 5th, 2009 10:00 pm

    Thanks Al!

    You really are too modest. You keep posting fine performances on YouTube that you never promote here. For example, your recent cover of the PCO’s “Music for a Found Harmonium” is outstanding.

  4. nick Bardy_Chivor November 6th, 2009 8:56 am

    …I hate to bypass the genious of the Chap-Hop supremo…But Acilius is right the “PCO” vid’ is wonderful…You, trying to sneak them Ayyyyyt…

  5. JCMcGee November 6th, 2009 9:54 am

    Ace!…(both Mr B & Your PCO!)

    …what a cracking hair cut as well!!!
    You look like Ewin McGregor…I’m keeping El away from these new videos!

  6. cardboardfrog November 6th, 2009 11:04 am

    epic, great work woodshed, just gotta go home to get my banjolele now!

  7. Woodshed November 7th, 2009 9:54 am

    Acilius and nick: I’ll be posting the video on here when I put the tab up.

    Jimmy: Ewan McGregor is a new one.

    cbf: Even Mr B isn’t enough to make me want a banjolele.

  8. Acilius November 7th, 2009 3:51 pm

    Glad to hear you’ll be posting it!

  9. George May 8th, 2011 12:15 pm

    Great! Can you please do the chords for Acid Edward?

  10. Woodshed May 15th, 2011 12:20 pm

    George: Thanks for the suggestion.

  11. Sean September 26th, 2015 7:07 pm

    It would be awesome if you could do ‘Just like a chap’ by Mr. B :D

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