The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace with God (Chords)

The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace with God (Chords)

It’s St Patrick’s Day this week and time for the inevitable Pogues post.

If I Should Fall… rollicks along at a rapid pace which makes changing to the E chord tricky. It makes it easier if you play the A to D change the no hassle way or you could use a different version of E.

If you want to avoid the E chord altogether – I wouldn’t blame you – here are the chords with a copo on the second fret (or D-tuning):

If I Should Fall From Grace (Capo Version)

Suggested Strumming

You can use this for almost all the song:

d – d – d u d u

Which sounds like this (slow then up to tempo):


The only place you need something different is in the break. Do the main strum on the A, then this once each on the D (or E later in the break) and A:

d u d u

Then back to the main strum for A again.

Twiddly Bits

Here’s tab for a ukulele version of the tune in the intro that crops up a few times in the song:


And here’s how that sounds:



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  1. Richie March 16th, 2016 8:14 pm

    I love this Pogues track thanks Al

  2. Woodshed March 17th, 2016 9:13 am

    Richie: Thanks! Me too.

  3. WSz March 19th, 2016 11:46 am

    As I see it, E comes always after D, so simplest way is: use NOT your index finger in D, and simply slide it two frets further and get index finger on A string. To mute it, not fret it.

  4. Woodshed March 20th, 2016 11:48 am

    WSz: Yep, definitely one way to go.

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