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Emergency Guitar Chord Request

Does anyone know the guitar chords for “Cheer Up Hamlet?”  For those who don’t know, it is the theme song for season 1 of “Slings and Arrows” and can be found here.  I find that it has become necessary for the future of the world that I learn that song.  It’s a piano song, so it may well be that, even if I found guitar chords, I wouldn’t be able to play them; but I have to at least try.

 

By skzb

I play the drum.

11 replies on “Emergency Guitar Chord Request”

I really, really wanted to lmgtfy this, because somehow the idea of posting a lmgtfy link in smarmy response to one of my favorite authors appeals to me for some reason – but I don’t think paper doll games are going to do you much good.

I’m too busy listening to death metal right now to figure out what this song is, but I did find this a few links down on my google search:

http://chordify.net/chords/cheer-up-hamlet-slings-and-arrows-carmenemm

If it isn’t the right song, the page might still be a tool you can use to obtain what you need.

I will be very disappointed if this does not start with two “B” chords. (Then, you know, two more chords that are not “B”.)

Pamela: Isn’t it just Best. Song. Ever? One of the great regrets of my life is that I wasn’t there watching your face the first time you heard it.

Chords on that link are incorrect. Quick and modified a bit for non-jazzy players:

C Major Pentatonic intro riff into a G… then:

Cheer up Hamlet … so your (bassline bouncing tonic-dominant)
| C . . . | C . F . | C . . . | G7 . . . |

Uncle is a … so
| B7 . . . | Em . A7/C# . | D9 . . . | D-6/9 . G7 . |

Wise up hamlet… (use E major chord shape for the A 1st inversion 4th measure)
| C . . . | . . . . | . . . . | A/C# . . . |

Your incessant… embarrassing to see
| F . . . | Fm . . . | C/G . . . | A7 . . . |

And by the way … Ophelia insane
| F . F#dim . | C/G (E/G#) A7 . | C/G . . . | A7 . . . |

So shut up … you melancholy Dane!
| D-9 . . . | D9 . . . | G7 . . . | () C . () |

Not perfect, but closer than Chordify.

Eh, no problem. However, know that I’m fully expecting a YouTube of an inebriated you performing this now.

What he said.

Also, reading this made me go re-listen to the song on YouTube, which made me re-watch the first season of Slings & Arrows in a single afternoon, upon which I was supposed to be getting other things done.

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