Charmless Man è un singolo dei Blur, quarto ed ultimo estratto dal loro album del 1995 The Great Escape, nel quale è stato inciso come quarta traccia.
Il titolo della canzone è una sorta di scherzo che prende in giro la canzone “This Charming Man” (1983) dei The Smiths. Damon Alabarn racconta di aver ricevuto l’ispirazione per Charmless Man nei bagni pubblici della stazione ferroviaria di Grantham, Lincolnshire (est Inghilterra) leggendo dei graffiti impressi nel muro. Non solo, ha rivelato che per il gruppo questo brano rappresentava una svolta, un pò come la chiusura dell’era del British pop indipendente degli anni ’90.
Nel videoclip, diretto dal britannico Jamie Thraves, un uomo appare ossessionato dalla continua presenza (per non dire ubiquità) dei Blur in ogni momento della sua giornata, ritrovandoseli a suonare in ogni momento e circostanza fino ad impazzire.

Testo, tablatura e accordi per chitarra.

Charmless Man Guitar Tab Tablatura per Chitarra Spartito

Intro:
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|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----b-------------------------|-----b-----------------------------|
|----1214---------b-------------|----1214---------b-----------------|
|----------------1214------------|----------------1214--------------|
|X-----------X-------------------|X-----------X---------------------|
|------------------------151412--|------------------------151412----|

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|-----b--b---------------------|------------------------------------|
|----12141214--------------------|----------------------------------|
|----12141214--------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------14------12--|----12111211--------14------12----|
|--------------------------------|------------12--------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--|
|----12111211----1214----14------|14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--|
|------------12------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--|
|16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|

1st Verse
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|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------9/------|----------------------------4---|
|------------------------7/------|----------------4-------7-------|
|--------------------------------|5-------------------------------|

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|----------------5---------------|--------------------------------|
|----5-------7-------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------6---4-------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------4---|
|--------------------------------|----------------4-------7-------|
|--------------------------------|5-------------------------------|

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|----------------5---------------|--------5---------------4-------|
|----5-------7-------------------|--------7---------------5-------|
|--------------------6---4-------|--------7---------------6-------|
|--------------------------------|0---0---------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------4---4-----------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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|--------2---------------0-------|--------------------10----------|
|--------3---------------0-------|----------------5/7---------7/--|
|--------4---------------1-------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|2---2---------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------0---0-----------|5-------------------------------|

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|----9---------------------------|
|5-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|

Chorus:
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|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----b-------------------------|-----b-----------------------------|
|----1214---------b-------------|----1214---------b-----------------|
|----------------1214------------|----------------1214--------------|
|X-----------X-------------------|X-----------X---------------------|
|------------------------151412--|------------------------151412----|

 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |
|-----b--b---------------------|------------------------------------|
|----12141214--------------------|----------------------------------|
|----12141214--------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------14------12--|----12111211--------14------12----|
|--------------------------------|------------12--------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----b----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----1214---------b----------------|
|----12111211----1214----14------|----------------1214--------------|
|------------12------------------|0-----------0---------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------151412----|

 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |
|--------------------------------|-----b---b------------------------|
|-----b-------------------------|----12141214-----------------------|
|----1214---------b-------------|----12141214-----------------------|
|----------------1214------------|--------------------14------12----|
|0-----------0-------------------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------151412--|----------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------b----------------|
|----12111211--------14------12--|----12111211----1214----14--------|
|------------12------------------|------------12--------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--|17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--|
|14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--|16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Bridge:
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|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----3-4-3-------3---------------|
|----------------------------4---|--------------------------------|
|----------------4-------7-------|------------4-------------------|
|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----3-4-3-------3---------------|
|----------------------------4---|--------------------------------|
|----------------4-------7-------|------------4-------------------|
|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

2nd Verse:
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|--------------------------------|----------------5---------------|
|--------------------------------|----5-------7-------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------6---4-------|
|----------------------------4---|--------------------------------|
|----------------4-------7-------|--------------------------------|
|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|----------------5---------------|
|--------------------------------|----5-------7-------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------6---4-------|
|----------------------------4---|--------------------------------|
|----------------4-------7-------|--------------------------------|
|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 |       |       |       |        |       |       |       |
|--------5---------------4-------|--------2---------------0-------|
|--------7---------------5-------|--------3---------------0-------|
|--------7---------------6-------|--------4---------------1-------|
|0---0---------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------4---4-----------|2---2---------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------0---0-----------|

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|--------------------10----------|----9---------------------------|
|----------------5/7---------7/--|5-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Solo:
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|--------------------------------|----------------5---------------|
|--------------------------------|----5-------7-------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------6---4-------|
|----------------------------4---|--------------------------------|
|----------------4-------7-------|--------------------------------|
|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|----------------5---------------|
|--------------------------------|----5-------7-------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------6---4-------|
|----------------------------4---|--------------------------------|
|----------------4-------7-------|--------------------------------|
|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|--------------------7---12------|
|5---3---2---3---7---5---3---5---|9---7---5-7-5-------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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|9---9---9---9---7---7-------5---|--------------------------------|
|10--10--10--10--7---7-------5---|--------10----------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------6-7-6-7-6-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Finale:
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|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----3-4-3-------3---------------|
|----------------------------4---|--------------------------------|
|----------------4-------7-------|------------4-------------------|
|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----3-4-3-------3---------------|
|----------------------------4---|--------------------------------|
|----------------4-------7-------|------------4-------------------|
|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----3-4-3-------3---------------|
|----------------------------4---|--------------------------------|
|----------------4-------7-------|------------4-------------------|
|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------2-------|------------------------2-------|
|----------------4---------------|----------------2---------------|
|5---------------------------3---|--------3-----------------------|

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|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------2-----------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------4---2---|0-------------------------------|
|1-------1-------0---------------|--------------------------------|

Song Estructure:

Intro
Silence (X 7 measures)
1st Verse
Bridge
Chorus
Bridge
2nd Verse
Bridge
Chorus
Solo
Chorus
Finale

Testo e Accordi Lyrics Chords

Intro: A
       A
       A
       A - D
       A - D - E
       E - D

  A            G#m      F#m
I met him in a crowlded room
             A           G#m        F#m
Where people go to drink away their gloom
   D               C#m   Bm
He sat me down and so began
     A         E         A
The story of a charmless man

   A           G#m     F#m
Educated the expensive way
             A               G#m   F#m
he knows the claret from his beaujolais
             D                 C#m    Bm
I think he'd like to have been Ronnie Kray
         A             E             A
But then nature didn't make him that way (he went)

A           G#m   F#m
Na na na na na na na
      A           G#m   F#m
Na na na na na na na na na

               A
He think's his educated airs
Those family shares
        D
Will protect him
        A       D
That we will respect him

   E        A
He moves in circles of friends
who just pretend
          D
that they like him
   A        D       E
he does the same to them

             E
And when you put it all together
           D
that's the model of a charmless man

A           G#m   F#m
Na na na na na na na
      A           G#m   F#m
Na na na na na na na na na

             A                  G#m  F#m
He knows the swingers and their cavalry
            A         G#m       F#m
says he can get in anywhere for free
    D           C#m          Bm
I began to go a little cross eyed
              A               E           A
And from this charmless man I just had to hide (he went)

A           G#m   F#m
Na na na na na na na
      A           G#m   F#m
Na na na na na na na na na

             A
He talks at speed, he gets nose bleeds
He doesn't see
             D
his days are tumbling
A     D
Down upon him

    E      A
And yet he tries so hard to please
He's just so keen
           D
for you to listen
    A         D    E
but no one is listening

             E
And when you put it all together
           D
that's the model of a charmless man

Solo: A - G#m - F#m
      A - G#m - F#m
      D - C#m - Bm
      A - E - A

               A
He think's his educated airs
Those family shares
        D
Will protect him
        A       D
That we will respect him

    E      A
And yet he tries so hard to please
He's just so keen
           D
for you to listen
    A         D    E
but no one is listening

             E
And when you put it all together
           D
that's the model of a charmless man

A           G#m   F#m
Na na na na na na na
      A           G#m   F#m
Na na na na na na na na na
      A           G#m   F#m
Na na na na na na na na na
      A     G#m
Na na na na na na
G           F#m
Na na na na na na
F           E     A
Na na na na na na na

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