I Want The One I Can't Have

"The Housemartins! 'Happy Hour' was a complete rip-off of 'I Want The One I Can't Have', and they've nicked others too..." 

 - Johnny Marr
Another one of my favorites from Meat Is Murder, this song is one of the reasons why the album is such a guitar masterpiece. The seamless combination of fast rhythm guitar and serpentine riffs is a huge inspiration to me. I have posted a Guitar Pro tab file for this song here. Here are the scans from the Complete Chord Dictionary: Here are the scans from the Meat Is Murder piano songbook with guitar chord boxes. Thanks to Ted Maul for these scans.
My friend Peter Weldon does an incredible multi-guitar version here:


 And here's Oscar80lt on an acoustic in standard tuning:


 cdwheel does an awesome, full length version to his own backing track:


 Here's another great version by johnnymare, playing with a backing track:



Anonymous said...

Any chance you could post the rest of the piano songbook pages for this one? I'd be quite grateful and possibly giddy.

Note: don't bother on my account if it's one of those ones that just lists the rest of the lyrics at the end instead of giving all the vocal notes. It's the vocal notes I'm interested in.


Maria Khan said...

This lesson will get you on your way, reading and playing from chord boxes! Ibanez RG350DX