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

I'm A Boy (second version) | guitar tab
By The Who, 1966
>Appears on Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy, 1971
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1966 TRO-Hampshire House Publishing Corp.

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transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com          1999-08-14          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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A        x02220
Esus4    022200
E        022100
Eno3     022400
E5       02xxxx
D        xx0232

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

|A                |Eno3           
 One girl's called Jean Marie
|A                         |Eno3  
 One little girl's called Felicity
|A                     |Eno3    
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..)
          |--------------|x-7---x-7-x--7--x-7-|x--7--x-7-x-7-x-7-|
          |--------------|x-9---x-9-x--9--x-9-|x--9--x-9-x-9-x-9-|
          |2--------2----|x-9---x-9-x--9--x-9-|x--9--x-9-x-9-x-9-|
          |2--------2----|--------------------|------------------|
          |0--------0----|--------------------|------------------|
          |--------------|--------------------|------------------|
                         [palm mute; x: left hand mute]

             [2/4]        [4/4]
    (E5)     |A           |E5/Ab E5 E5/Ab E5|E5/Ab E5 E5/Ab
They practice making up on my face

      [2/4]          [4/4]
  E5  |A             |E5/Ab E5 E5/Ab E5|E5/Ab E5 E5/Ab
I feel lucky if I get trousers to wear
               [2/4]            [4/4]
      E5       |A               |E5/Ab E5 E5/Ab E5|E5/Ab E5 E5/Ab E5|
Spend days just taking hair pins from my hair

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

|A                |Eno3   
 Get your frock on Jean Marie
|A                |Eno3  
 Plait your hair Felicity
|A                      |Eno3   
 Paint your nails little Sally Joy
|A              |Eno3        |       |       |      |
 Put this wig on little boy

     |(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       |E         |A       |A   |
I'm a boy, I'm a boy but if I say I am I get it

[break; bass pedal E]
|E         |E         |E         |E         |E6sus4    |E         |
|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------0/0|0----10/10|10-----0/0|0----10/10|
|4------4/4|4------4/4|4------4/4|4----11/11|11-----9/9|9----11/11|
|2------2/2|2------2/2|2------2/2|2------9/9|9------9/9|9------9/9|
|2------2/2|2------2/2|2------2/2|2---------|-------7/7|7---------|
|0-0-0-0---|0-0-0-0---|0-0-0-0---|0-0-0-0---|0-0-0-0---|0-0-0-0---|

|E6sus4    |E      |
|0------0/0|0------|
|10-----0/0|0------|
|11-----9/9|9------|
|9------9/9|9------|
|-------7/7|7------|
|0-0-0-0---|0------|

[E implied by bass]
|F/E   |E     |F/E   |E     |Dm/E  |G/E   |C/E   |Dm/E  |
|5-----|0-----|5-----|0-----|10----|7-----|8-----|5-----|
|6-----|0-----|6-----|0-----|0-----|0-----|0-----|0-----|
|5-----|4-----|5-----|4-----|10----|7-----|9-----|5-----|
|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|

|Bb/E  |E     |Dm/E  |Dm/E  |E     |E         |
|6-----|4-----|5-----|5-----|4-----|4-----0/0/|
|0-----|0-----|0-----|0-----|0-----|0-----0/0/|
|7-----|4-----|5-----|5-----|4-----|4-----9/9/|
|------|------|------|------|------|------9/9/|
|------|------|------|------|------|------7/7/|
|------|------|------|------|------|----------|

                                                     [horn]
|E        |E        |E        |E    |E               |    |    |    |
|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----0/0/|0----|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|----|----|----|
|9----9/9/|9----9/9/|9----9/9/|9----|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-%--|-%--|-%--|
|9----9/9/|9----9/9/|9----9/9/|9----|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|----|----|----|
|7----7/7/|7----7/7/|7----7/7/|7----|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|----|----|----|
|---------|---------|---------|-----|----------------|----|----|----|

Help me wash up Jean Marie
You can dry Felicity
Stack them dishes Sally Joy
Behind those scrubbed floors, I'm a boy

I'm a boy, I'm a boy, but my ma won't admit it
I'm a boy, I'm a boy but if I say I am I get it

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

     |(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     |A          
I'm a boy, I'm a boy, I'm a boy
A    |(D) D     (E)  E     |(A)  A     A    
I'm a boy, I'm a boy, I'm a boy, I'm a boy
     |D         |E    |Esus4 E|A        A 
I'm a boy, I'm a boy,  I'm   a boy

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litgo@aol.com

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