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I’m A Boy (first version) – guitar tab

I'm A Boy (first version) | guitar tab
By The Who, 1966
>Appears on Who's Missing and 30 Years of Max R&B box set (no horn mix)
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1966 TRO-Hampshire House Publishing Corp.

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com      rev 1999-05-19          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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A        x02220       [break chords]
Esus4    022200       Am       x07555
E        022100       Dm/A     x07765
Eno3     022400       Am7      x07988
E5/Ab    42xxxx       Am6      x07978
E5       02xxxx       F/A      x07565
A/G#     4x22xx       F/A II   x03211
E7       020100       D/A      x04232

[intro]
|A     |Esus4  E   |A     |Esus4  E  |
 Ooh...

|A                  |Esus4       E   
 One girl was called Jean Marie
|A                              |Esus4 E
Another little girl was called Felicity
|A                     |Esus4   E
Another little girl was Sally Joy
   |A               |Eno3     |     
The other was me and I'm a boy
          [2/4]          [4/4]
          |A             |E5/Ab E5  E5/Ab E5  |E5/Ab E5  E5/Ab E5|
My name is Bill and I'm a head case                     (They pra..)
          |--------------|--------------------|------------------|
          |--------------|--------------------|------------------|
          |2--------2----|--------------------|------------------|
          |2--------2----|--------------------|------------------|
          |0--------0----|2-x---2-x-2--x--2-x-|2--x--2-x-2-x-2-x-|
          |--------------|4-x---0-x-4--x--0-x-|4--x--0-x-4-x-0-x-|
                         [palm mute; x: left hand mute]

             [2/4]        [4/4]
    (E5)     |A           |E5/Ab E5 E5/Ab E5|E5/Ab E5
They practice making up on my face
            [2/4]          [4/4]
E5/Ab   E5  |A             |E5/Ab E5 E5/Ab E5|E5/Ab E5 E5/Ab
Yeah, I feel lucky if I get trousers to wear
               [2/4]            [4/4]
      E5       |A               |E5/Ab E5 E5/Ab E5|Eno3     |
Spend days just taking hair pins from my hair

     |D    D     E    E     |A  A       A      
I'm a boy, I'm a boy, but my ma won't admit it
A    |D    D     E   E       |Esus4 E   |A       |A   |Eno3  |Esus4  E |
I'm a boy, I'm a boy but if I say I am I get it

|A                |Esus4  E   
 Put your frock on Jean Marie
|A                |Esus4  E  
 Plait your hair Felicity
|A                      |Esus4 E   
 Paint your nails little Sally Joy
|A              |E5        |       |       |      |
 Put this wig on little boy

     |D          E          |A          A     
I'm a boy, I'm a boy, but my ma won't admit it
     |D          E       |Esus4 E   |A            |A     
I'm a boy, I'm a boy if I say I am I get it

      [break]
(A)   |Eno3       |           |           |        |
---0/0|0-------0/0|0-------0/0|0-------0/0|0-------|
---0/0|0-------0/0|0-------0/0|0-------0/0|0-------|
---4/4|4-------4/4|4-------4/4|4-------4/4|4-------|
---2/2|2-------2/2|2-------2/2|2-------2/2|2-------|
---2/2|2-------2/2|2-------2/2|2-------2/2|2-------|
------|0-0-0-0----|0-000000---|0-0-0-0----|0-000000|

[A pedal]
|Am      |Dm/A    |Am7     |Am6     |F/A     |F/A(ii) |D/A     |
 Oooh...                                      Ahh...
|5-------|5-------|8-------|8-------|5-------|1-------|2-------|
|5-------|6-------|8-------|7-------|6-------|1-------|3-------|
|5-------|7-------|9-------|9-------|5-------|2-------|2-------|
|7-------|7-------|7-------|7-------|7-------|3-------|4-------|
|--0-0-0-|--0-0-0-|--0-0-0-|--0-0-0-|--0-0-0-|--0-0-0-|--0-0-0-|
|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

|E          |E       |E              |E              |
 Ahh...                                            (I)
|0-------0/0|0-------|---------------|---------------|
|0-------0/0|0-------|---------------|---------------|
|1-------1/1|1-------|---------------|---------------|
|2-------2/2|2-------|---------------|---------------|
|2-------2/2|2-------|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
|0-0-0-0-0/0|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|

 |A                 |Esus4  E     |
I wanna play cricket on the green
|A            |Esus4     E      |
 Ride my bike across the stream
|A             |Esus4  E     
 Cut myself and see my blood
 |A                  |E5               |      |Eno3    |    |
I wanna come home all covered in mud

     |D          E          |A          A
I'm a boy, I'm a boy, but my ma won't admit it
     |D          E         |A       A (A/G# A)  
I'm a boy, I'm a boy, I'm a boy
     |D          E         |A          A    
I'm a boy, I'm a boy, I'm a boy, I'm a boy
     |D         |E    |Esus4 E7|A          
I'm a boy, I'm a boy,  I'm   a  boy

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litgo@aol.com

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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