The Smiths – Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (Chords)

The Smiths – Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (Tab)

I’ve written up a few Smiths songs in the past but there aren’t many Smiths songs that translate smoothly to the ukulele. This one is a rare exception. It’s a strumalong with some nice, jazzy chords.

Plus it’s been on a bunch of movie and TV soundtracks so people are bound to know it.

Suggested Strumming

It’s in 6/8 time so this strum should see you all the way through the song:

d – d u d –

When there are quicker chord changes just change half way through this pattern.

Twiddly Bits

Please, Please, Please (Outro Tab)

The song finishes up with a tremolo picked mandolin solo. You can do the same on ukulele if you like but I’ve gone with just picking each note once.



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  1. The Captain September 23rd, 2014 10:06 pm

    Ah, nice. A Smiths song is always welcome.

  2. Mark England September 24th, 2014 8:23 am

    Ahhh, makes me want to hold hands and walk through a gallery!! Cheers Al, took me back!!

  3. Woodshed September 24th, 2014 9:43 am

    Captain: That’s good news! I’m a bit worried about going over board on The Smiths!

    Mark: Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. RobNY September 27th, 2014 6:48 am

    Good job Al. Thanks I love the Smiths and Morrissey.

  5. Woodshed September 27th, 2014 7:52 am

    RobNY: Thanks! Me to. The Smiths at least. Morrissey can be a bit of an arse.

  6. RobNY September 29th, 2014 3:11 am

    True. All that drama. But I really love the way he sings a song.

  7. mark england March 10th, 2017 8:58 am

    Hi Al, finally got round to this. Not sure if i’m wrong but on the sheet you have Dmaj7 as 2120, same as F#m? And in the outro there’s a rogue Gadd9?

  8. Woodshed March 11th, 2017 6:13 am

    mark: Yeah, the F#m shape is a variation of Dmaj7. 2224 would be a fuller Dmaj7 but that version but the other one makes for a smoother change to A.

    Looks like I missed that out of the chord chart. I’ll try to fix it. Thanks!

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