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Shes A Lady Tom Jones
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Shes A Lady Tom Jones On Guitar

Welcome to my Shes A Lady Tom Jones page where I demonstrate how to play this song and several greatest hits by Tom Jones.

There are also free .pdf chord and lyrics sheets available for download, rhythm tips and more. If you require a full tutorial lessons, those are available for a small fee.

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Shes A Lady Tom Jones And Other Hits
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1. Delilah

PJ Proby recorded this song in late November 1967, but hated the song so much he decided not to include it on his album. 

Tom Jones decided to record his version in Dec, a month later. Delilah was a monster smash hit for Jones, hitting #1 in many countries. This was his 6th album and the first to reach the top of the UK charts. 

This song appears on the album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: light strumming followed by down up up down up down down down and repeat
  • Picking: Yes within the rhythm
  • Chords: Em, B7, E, Am, D7, D, C, Cm
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2. I Believe

 This song appears on the Tom Jones album from 1967 "Live At The Talk Of The Town."

Tom Jones never released this song as a single. Deana appeared with Tom Jones on The Voice UK 2019 and performed this song with him.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret is original key
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up using some arpeggio notes .. followed by down down up down up down down down later in the song 
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, Bm, Em, A7, D, Bm/A, A7sus, A#, D#, Cm, Fm, G#, B
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3. It's Not Unusual

In 1964, an unknown Tom Jones recorded a demo of this song for English singer Sandie Shaw. She was impressed and persuaded that Tom keep the song and release it himself, which he did. The song launched Tom's career as he scored a #1 in the UK and a top 10 in the US.

He later used the song as his theme song for his TV series "This Is Tom Jones" which lasted several years.

The song can be found on the album "Along Came Jones Its Not Unusual".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st is original key
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: some riffs in rhythm
  • Chords: Dbm, Gbm, E, A, Bm, C
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4. Just Help Yourself

This song was another monster song for Tom Jones when it was released back in 1968. It was a #1 in five countries and a top 10 in three others. 

This is actually an Italian song with completely different lyrics, so the melody was put to new English lyrics and voila. The song can be found on the album "Help Yourself".

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes and some riffs within the rhythm
  • Chords: D, Em, G, A7, Dmaj7
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5. Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow

Tom Jones released this song back in 1977 and the song became a #1 country hit in both the US and Canada. It also reached #15 on Billboards Hot 100, making it a crossover hit.

Slim Whitman also covered this song the same year. 

The song hails from the album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: some riffs within the rhythm
  • Chords: G, G7, C, A7, D, D7, Cm
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6. She's A Lady

She's A Lady is a single from the 1971 album of the same name. The song hit #1 in Canada and the US. It was Tom's highest charting single based on being on several charts at the same time.

Paul Anka wrote the song and released his version a year earlier in 1970, but the Jones version became the most popular. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up up down up down up and repeat and some shuffle strumming later on
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Em, D, Bm, A#, F, D#, G, A, Dsus
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7. Set Me Free

This song hails from the Tom Jones album of 1968 entitled "Help Yourself". The album itself did very well overall but this song was never released as a single.

The album reached #4 in the UK and #5 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up down down and repeat - use some arpeggio in the first two downs
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D7, G, A7, Em
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