You can learn how to play Robin Hood by Ocean Colour Scene!

Robin Hood is a fan favorite B-side from the hit single You’ve Got It Bad by British Indie band Ocean Colour Scene. The song has a descending chord progression with only a few extensions and variations.

To get the TAB for what happens in the video and learn how to arrange a song like this, turn to the beginner course.

In the course, you’ll first learn Robin Hood on one guitar, we then invent a 2nd guitar part so we can play it together with the singer.



| G D/F# | Em D | C | Dsus4 D |


| G D | C D |

| G | D/F# | Em | A | C | Dsus4 | C | D |

| G D/F# | Em A | A |


| C | D | x2

| G D/F# | Em A |6/4 A |

| G D/F# | Em D | C | Dsus4 D Dsus4 | G |

Understanding chord extensions and variations

A few chords have been extended. First, the D/F# is a D chord with the 3rd of the chord (the F#) in the bass.

As the progression moves from GDEm, it makes sense to add the F# to the D as this creates a descending bass line of GF#E.

We also find a Dsus4. Sus4 means suspended 4th. To create this chord, replace the 3rd (an F#) with the 4th (a G).

One chord in the song is a variation, it’s the A (chord IIx) which should have been an Am (chord II). This A appears during the chorus and outro.

Course preview (Guitar Lesson – Step 2)

In the first video above, starting at 3:20, you find a preview of Robin Hood’s guitar lesson, it’s the beginning of step 2 from the course.

In this lesson, we work on the verse. There are 5 examples in this step, below you find TAB for example 1 which is what I discuss in the video above.

To get the remaining 4 examples of this verse, and access to all other guitar lessons on how to play Robin Hood, sign up here.

Robin Hood – Guitar Lessons

When you learn how to play Robin Hood by Ocean Colour Scene you’ll also learn how to pick and strum with more accuracy as you practice along to loops.

We also practice more chromatic exercises and build a 2nd guitar part so we can play the song together with the singer, like a little band.

Go to Robin Hood – Guitar Lessons.

Robin Hood – Lyrics

When you’re starting to choke take some pills with your coke,
it’s inspirational.
When your life is a mess light one more cigarette,
it’s so logical.

Go to Robin Hood – Lyrics.

Ocean Colour Scene – Biography

Ocean Colour Scene (OCS) are an English rock band from Birmingham. The band had the most success with their 1996 album Moseley Shoals.

The album contained the band’s three biggest hits in The Riverboat Song, The Day We Caught The Train, and You’ve Got It Bad.

Go to Ocean Colour Scene – Biography.

Beginner Acoustic – 9 Songs

Beginner acoustic guitar songs

You can learn how to play these 9 beginner acoustic songs!

Ain’t No Sunshine, The Drugs Don’t Work, One More Cup Of Coffee, Redemption Song, Rewind, Robin Hood, Talking About A Revolution, Time Of Your Life, and Wonderwall.

Go to Beginner Acoustic Songs.

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