Ewan Wardrop – In Da Club (Chords)

50 Cent/Ewan Wardrop – In Da Club (Chords)

I’m a bit queezy about both hip-hop parodies and George Formby parodies. But I took a metaphorical leaf out of 50 Cent’s literal book and didn’t let fear stop me doing this Formbied version of In Da Club.

He tuned up half a step for this but I played it with a capo on the first fret. If you’re just playing for your own amusement you can keep it in standard tuning.

Suggested Strumming

You can use this as your main strumming pattern:

d – d – d u d u

And switch that up with four down strums whenever the mood takes you.

In da chorus: Do the main strum twice each for the C7 and F. For the next C7 do the main strum followed by two down strums. Then one down strum each for the Db7 – C7. Slowed down, it sounds like this:

Chorus Strum

In da verse: Main strum twice for each chord.

In da middle: Main strum twice for each chord. One down strum for the last chord.

In da intro: You can do a fancy bit of triplet strumming (the TTTs are triplets) with this once for the first F and C7:


Then one down strum each for the rest. Slowed down, it sounds like this:

Intro strum


Ewan Wardrop’s Formby show
Buy the 50 Cent version
More hip hop tabs

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  1. Emily January 29th, 2013 6:38 pm

    Dear Al:

    Please post a video of you singing/playing this.
    Or just email it to me for my own personal amusement.


  2. Woodshed January 29th, 2013 9:26 pm

    Emily: There aren’t enough sexual favours in the world to convince me to do that.

  3. Emily January 31st, 2013 4:10 am

    That’s okay. I’ll just leave it to my imagination.

  4. carreg wastad February 8th, 2013 11:48 am

    I was trying to think of something intelligent to say about how formby might use lyrics like this if he sang in the 21st century… then a thought sprang into my head and now I wish it hadn’t
    – what if rappers sang formby lyrics!

  5. Johnny Foodstamp February 12th, 2013 3:13 am

    Ha. I spent all morning figuring this out. Could have saved my self some trouble if I would have just came here first…. Such a funny song. Here it is on my Soundcloud Emily. https://soundcloud.com/johnny-foodstamp/in-da-club-50-cent-cover

  6. Woodshed February 12th, 2013 8:07 am

    Johnny Foodstamp: Excellent work on the cover.

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