Lyrics & Chords

Where Is Matthew Smith?

Written by Aidy.

The British IBM - Where is Matthew Smith? (2018)
Tuning: Standard E (capo 3rd fret!)

Pretty simple, listen to the song to get the strumming pattern.


[Intro]

(play these two chords 4 times round for the intro stopping on the C of the 4th iteration):

     C   Cadd2
E||--0----0-------------------||
B||--1----1-------------------||
G||--0----0-------------------||
D||--2----0-------------------||
A||--3----3-------------------||
E||--X----X-------------------||


[Verse 1]

C
What ever happened?
          Am
It was 1983

I watched the foot fall
                            F
It fell from the top of the screen

What ever happened?
                              G
Well they told us that you’d gone

What ever happened?
                    C       Cadd9 C Cadd9 C Cadd9 C
Oh where is Matthew Smith?


[Verse 1]

C
Each room was a nightmare
                      Am
With a pixel perfect twist

TRS 80
                          F
Crashed at the flick of a switch

Where was the tax man?
                             G
Well they told us that you’d gone

What ever happened?
                    C      Cadd9 C Cadd9 C Cadd9 C
Oh where is Matthew Smith?


[Middle]

F
I was history
          C   G
10 years ago
F
Now I’m a legend
           C    G
But nobody knows
                     C     Cadd9 C Cadd9 C Cadd9 C
Oh where is Matthew Smith?

 

Jet Set Willy

Written by Aidy.

The British IBM - Jet Set Willy (2018)
Tuning: Standard E (capo 3rd fret!)

Pretty simple, listen to the song to get the strumming pattern.


[Intro]

(play these chords round once for the intro, pretty much the same deal for the verses):

     C   Cadd2 Fmaj7 Cmaj9  C  Fmaj7  Cmaj9  
E||--0----0-----0------0----0----0------0-------||
B||--1----1-----1------1----1----1------1-------||
G||--0----0-----2------0----0----2------0-------||
D||--2----0-----3------0----2----3------0-------||
A||--3----3-----0------2----3----0------2-------||
E||--X----X-----X------X----X----X------X-------||


[Verse 1]

C                Cadd2          Fmaj7           Cmaj9
It’s been nearly 32 years since I first saw your title screen
    C             Fmaj7          Cmaj9 
And even though I never got that far 
      C            Cadd2           Fmaj7           Cmaj9
I’d lay awake most every night and think about the rooms ahead 
      C               Fmaj7           Cmaj9
Where everything just seemed to get so hard 


[Chorus]

Fmaj7            C
I never got this close before 

  Cmaj9          C
I never got this near 

   Fmaj7              C
To completing Jet Set Willy 

      Cmaj9         C
So go get me another beer 

[Verse 2]

C                    Cadd2          Fmaj7           Cmaj9
I blew the dust from my cassette, I even fixed the attic bug
    C               Fmaj7            Cmaj9 
That screwed me over all those years ago
  C               Cadd2 Fmaj7             Cmaj9
I played it on my BBC I never liked those rubber keys
    C            Fmaj7    Cmaj9
But everyone's a critic I suppose


[Chorus]

Fmaj7            C
I never got this close before 

  Cmaj9          C
I never got this near 

   Fmaj7              C
To completing Jet Set Willy 

      Cmaj9         C
So go get me another beer 


[Middle]

Dmaj7                                  G
I’m not using emulation, I’m using the real thing 

Dmaj7                                     G
No save state, no pausing, no waiting for God 

Dmaj7                                    G
I’m not using a walkthrough it’s all intuition 

Dmaj7                                      G
No youtube, no forums, no scanning through blogs

[Chorus]

Fmaj7            C
I never got this close before 

  Cmaj9          C
I never got this near 

   Fmaj7              C
To completing Jet Set Willy 

      Cmaj9         C
So go get me another beer 

[Outro]

C  Cadd2  Fmaj7  Cmaj9  C