Subterranean Homesick Alien Uke tab by Radiohead

9 Chords used in the song: Dm, G#, D, G7, G6, Cm, G, F, C

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#My first tab, hope you like it!

# Riff
A|------14b---------14b-----------------------|
E|----13---------12-------10-8-7-8-7----------|
C|--14---------14-----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------| x2

A|-15-14-10-----15-14-10----------------------|
E|---------13-12----------11--11-10-8-8-7-----|
C|------------------------------------------7-|
G|--------------------------------------------|

#Intro

Dm Dm G# G# D D

G7 G7 G6 G6 Cm Cm G G

G7 G7
The breath of the morning

G6 G6
I keep forgetting

Cm Cm G G
The smell of the warm summer air

G7 G7
I live in a town

G6 G6
Where you can't smell a thing

Cm Cm
You watch your feet

G G G7 G7 G6 G6 Cm Cm G G
For cracks in the pa-ve-men-t

# Riff
A|------14b---------14b-----------------------|
E|----13---------12-------10-8-7-8-7----------|
C|--14---------14-----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|

G7 G7
Up above

G6 G6
Aliens hover

Cm Cm
Making home movies

G G
For the folks back home

G7 G7
Of all these weird creatures

G6 G6
Who lock up their spirits

Cm Cm
Drill holes in themselves

G G G7 G7 G6 G6 Cm Cm G G
And live for their se-cr-e-ts

# Riff

A|-15-14-10-----15-14-10----------------------|
E|---------13-12----------11--11-10-8-8-7-----|
C|------------------------------------------7-|
G|--------------------------------------------|

F F
They're all

C C
Uptight

G G F F
Uptight
-

C C
Uptight


G G F F
Uptight
-
C C
Uptight


Uptight G7 G7

unique one


G7 G7
I wish that they'd swoop down

G6 G6
In a country lane

Cm Cm
Late at night

G G
When I'm driving

G7 G7
Take me on board

G6 G6
Their beautiful ship

Cm Cm
Show me the world

G G G7 G7 G6 G6 Cm Cm G G
As I'd love to see it


G7 G7
I'd tell all my friends

G6 G6
But they'd never believe me

Cm Cm
They'd think that I'd finally

G G
Lost it completely

G7 G7
I'd show them the stars and

G6 G6
The meaning of life

Cm Cm
They'd shut me away

G7 G7 G6 G6 Cm Cm G G
But I'd be al-ri-ght


G7 G7 G6 G6 Cm Cm G G
Alright

# Riff
A|------14b---------14b-----------------------|
E|----13---------12-------10-8-7-8-7----------|
C|--14---------14-----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|


G7 G7 G6 G6 Cm Cm G G
I'm alright

# Riff
A|------14b---------14b-----------------------|
E|----13---------12-------10-8-7-8-7----------|
C|--14---------14-----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|

G7 G7 G6 G6 Cm Cm G G
Alright

F F
I'm just
C C
Uptight

G G F F
Uptight
-
C C
Uptight

G G F F
Uptight
-
C C
Uptight

G G F F
Uptight
-
C C
Uptight

G G F F
Uptight
-
G7 G7
Uptight

# Riff
A|------14b---------14b-----------------------|
E|----13---------12-------10-8-7-8-7----------|
C|--14---------14-----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------| x2

#Outro
Dm Dm G# G# D D

A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|

 

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About this song

Originally called "Uptight," which is how Jonny referred to it in its early stages, the song pays homage to Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues." It deals with alien abduction and stems from two incidents in Thom's life. The first occured at Abingdon School, when he was assigned an essay question that went something like this: "If you were an alien from another planet arriving on Earth, how would you describe what you saw?" The second incident Read more on Last.fm.