Pretenders - Creep Chords & Tabs


Creep Chords & Tabs

Pretenders Chords & Tabs

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Creep Chords

Artist: 	The Pretenders with Chrissie Hynde
Song: 		Creep
Album/ DVD: 	Isle of View
Version: 	-

by Radiohead (Yorke)
as sung by The Pretenders
on 'Isle of View' (1995) live acoustic concert:
The concert held at London's Jacob Street Studios was accompanied by the Duke Quartet.

Tab annotated by Richard Grosser (
' Couldn't find any tab that authentically represented this translation of Thom Yorke's
        See Footnotes #1 & #2.

Standard Tuning.

G 	=========== 320003
B 	=========== 224442
B7	=========== 224242
Bsus4   =========== 320003
C	=========== 033210
Csus4   =========== 320003
Cm      =========== 335543

G   B  Bsus4 B C Csus4 C Cm

Verse 1:
Cm                 G
When you were here before
 G                       B
Couldn't look you in the eye
 B               C
You look like an angel
 C                 Csus4
Your skin makes me cry

Verse 2:
 Cm              G
You float like a feather
  G            B
In a beautiful world
  B          C
I wish I was special
 C                Csus4
You're so fucking special

 Cm       G
But I'm a creep,
 G        B
I'm a weirdo
B             B7         C
What the hell am I doin' here?
 C	       Csus4
I don't belong here
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Verse 2:
 Cm                G
I don't care if it hurts
 G               B
I wanna have control
 B              C
I wanna perfect body
 C               Csus4
I want a perfect soul

Verse 3:
 Cm           G
I want you to notice
 G           B
When I'm not around
 B                C
You're so fuckin' special
 C           Csus4
I wish I was special....

 Cm                 G
She's runnin out... again...
 G            B
She's running out,
 B                      C
Sh-e run, - run, run, - run...
C                       Csus4

Verse 3:
 Cm                G
Whatever makes you happy
 G           B
Whatever you want
 B                C
You're so fucking special
 C           Csus4
I wish I was special

 Cm       G
But I'm a creep,
 G        B
I'm a weirdo
 B            B7         C
What the hell am I doin' here?
C              Csus4
I don't belong here

C              Csus4
I don't belong here...

1. Weezer covered "Creep" during their 2008 Hootenanny Tour, with bassist Scott Shriner
lead vocals. Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo stated that the song was picked to cover
"it's incredible what they do with four chords, over and over."
2. Thom Yorke confirmed that when the song shifts from the verse to the chorus, Jonny
(Radiohead's bass player) plays three blasts of guitar noise ("dead notes" played by
fret-hand pressure and picking the strings). Greenwood said he did this because he did 
like how quiet the song was; he explained, "So I hit the guitar hard - really hard".  Ed
said, "That's the sound of Jonny trying to fuck the song up. He really didn't like it 
first time we played it, so he tried spoiling it. And it made the song."