Is there sheet music for XTC songs available?
I want this sheet music to exist. I transcribe a lot of stuff myself. I’ve been using Fortenotation software for a long time now to create chord sheets https://www.fortenotation.com/en/blank-sheet-music-printable-pdf/. I should say, it is very convenient, and it allows not only to notate music ideas but also to print them out directly. You can also try transcribing your favorite XTC songs by ear.
The short answer is no. There is little if any commercially available sheet music for XTC songs. The longer answer is that a small number of XTC songs have been published in sheet music form. In 1981 XTC released Eleven Different Animals – Words and Music to the Singles in the UK, a book with sheet music and guitar charts for eleven XTC songs, but that book has been out of print and unavailable since. In 1982 sheet music for “Senses Working Overtime” was printed in the UK. The Big Christmas Guitar Chord Songbook, published in the U.K. by Wise Publications (3 September 2003) includes music for “Thanks For Christmas”. Larry Stevens adds: I have in my possession published sheet music for Mayor of Simpleton. I found it in the sheet music section of a local music shop back when Oranges and Lemons was released. It’s quite a bright and beautiful product. John Dioso notes: The songbook for the movie “Times Square” includes the sheet music for XTC’s song “Take This Town, ” as well as Gary Numan