- "Rusholme Ruffians came about because my parents used to play 'Marie's The Name' by Elvis Presley and I liked the chord change."
"That was blatantly done. Morrissey said to me, 'Let's do a song about the fair,' and for some reason my association with the fair was to pull out that Elvis riff. We tried, but we couldn't get away from it."
- Johnny Marr
Here are the scans from the Meat Is Murder piano songbook with guitar chords, for completists. Thanks to Ted Maul for these scans:
thirdynumberone has knocked out a cool acoustic version:
Here's another acoustic version, from WilliamFs11. This is the live version, incorperating "Marie's The Name":