XTC – Love on a Farmboy’s Wages (Duet Tab)

XTC – Love on a Farmboy’s Wages (Melody Tab)

I wasn’t familiar with XTC’s Love on a Farmboy’s Wages until it requested on Patreon. I immediately loved the acoustic riffs. They are challenging to play on uke, though. So I’ve split it into a duet with one uke covering the melody (tab above) and one covering the backing (below). The melody part is much easier to play.

Both parts are played with a capo on the 4th fret. Which puts them in the same key as the XTC version. But there’s nothing stopping you playing capo-less if you’re not playing along with the original.

Even by itself, I was having a hard time playing the riff consistently. So I have simplified it slightly. In each bar of the original there are two lots of three open E-string notes. But I’ve chopped the second lot and replaced them with a single note.

Backing Tab

XTC – Love on a Farmboy’s Wages (Backing Tab)

Here’s an MP3 backing track you can play the lead part along with.

Backing Track (MP3)


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