- "When we did 'Hand In Glove,' that was brilliant because it was a fantastic piece of vinyl. But there was never a time when I put my feet up and said, 'Ah, I'm happy.'"
"That song came about when I was round my parents' house one Sunday evening. I started playing this riff on a crappy guitar I kept there. Angie - who's now my wife - was with me and she kept saying, 'That's really good!' I was panicking because I had nothing to record it on, so we decided to drive to Morrissey's, because he had a tape recorder. I sat in the back of the car playing the riff over and over so I wouldn't forget it. On the way, as is her want, Angie kept saying, 'Make it sound more like Iggy'. I was just hoping Morrissey would be in. Well, I knew he would be, he was always in. When we got there he was a bit taken aback, it hadn't been arranged and it was a Sunday night-unheard of! He let me in and I played the riff and he said, 'That's very good'. About five days later we were rehearsing and Morrissey wanted to play the song. When we heard the vocals to that we were all like,wow... From then on it was always going to be the first single."
- Johnny Marr
I have uploaded a Guitar Pro tab file here.
Here is the complete score from the "Louder Than Bombs:Off The Record" book:
Here are the tabs from the Singles book:
Here are the scans from the Smiths Best Complete Score:
Here are the scans from the Complete Chord Dictionary:
Here's the scans from the debut album piano song book with guitar chords:
Here's AX100G's version, which is the only one I could find at this time. He does a great job though:
Here's a cool acoustic version from thirdynumberone:
He also did a great version on electric:
Here's juttkeys on his tele:
tnyhung does a great version on a Les Paul:
Another awesome version by johnnymare:
Here's a great version by Jonasmacca:
Here's davidguitarist91 on his Les Paul: