Radiohead – Electioneering (Tab)

It’s probably just my age, but the Bends/OK Computer era Radiohead is by far my favourite. So when friend of the blog paulmoody requested a tab of Electioneering I got straight on it.

First bit: the clean(ish) chord bit in the verses is just Dm and Dsus4.

Verse chords

Don’t worry unduly about strumming exactly the right strings. So long as you get the feel of it right.

Here’s the electric riff playing in the verses.

Verse Riff

The end bit of the verse is C and Am (both with a few little extras):

Verse End

The ‘You go forwards…’ bit has a lot of guitars going up and down. The chord bit goes a bit like this. I think.


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  1. zymeck August 18th, 2011 10:21 pm

    inspired choice – great work!

  2. Kempo August 18th, 2011 11:52 pm

    That was always my favourite song on that album.

    Getting my favourite uke painted over the weekend, for what it’s worth I will email you some pics of the finished result (I really don’t know many other people who will be that interested!!!)

    Should look ace.

  3. Molly August 19th, 2011 12:21 am

    Hello, thanks again for a brilliant site, i just wanted to ask you about this:

    It´s a nice version, any chance you could tell us how to play it?

    I found the guitar chords for the song but struggling to making it sound good with the strumming and all..not even sure if i got the same chords they´re using in that version.

  4. Paul August 19th, 2011 8:58 am

    Nice work as ever.

    Molly – it’s been transposed down to Dm and does sound better (compared to my very old Beatles Complete which starts Em). The ‘yawn-ing’ bit is 0220-0200. Now I’m late for work!

  5. Paul August 19th, 2011 9:23 am

    I meant 0110-0100 Oops!

  6. paulmoody August 19th, 2011 11:09 am

    Yeah, I have great taste, and I agree, Bends-OK Computer was the best era!

  7. Woodshed August 20th, 2011 7:03 am

    zym: It was an inspired choice (by paulmoody). I was amazed how well it fitted onto the uke.

    Kempo: Look forward to seeing those pictures.

    Molly: Sorry, don’t do Beatles stuff.

    Paul: Thanks!

    paulmoody: Yeah, that is by far their best era.

  8. Molly August 20th, 2011 2:37 pm

    Ok, Woodshed:)

    Thanks, Paul, that helped, i found a version in Dm, that´s a lot easier to play as well.

    There´s a Bb2 in there though, and i´ve looked for that chord on charts i can´t figure out how to play it.. anyone?

    (I´m pretty new to uke or any instrument for that matter so if i´m asking strange questions that could be why.)

  9. Woodshed August 21st, 2011 9:12 am

    Molly: I’m fairly sure there’s no such thing as a Bb2. They might mean 3213. What’s the link to it?

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