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Transcrit par / Tabbed by: Denis Bourdon (e-mail: dbourdon@dbourdon.com)


The Boy


écrit par / written by: James Iha
apparaît sur / appears on: 1979 EP.
tablature guitare

guitar tab
tablature basse

bass tab
paroles

lyrics

"C’est une chanson New-Wave jouée avec une Jazzmaster qui sonne très pop et qui a le manche déformé qui semble cool, mais qui n’est vraiment pas facile à jouer. Il y a aussi ce break guitare-batterie vers le milieu où je tiens l’accord et j’utilise la whammy bar. Flood aimait bien la chanson mais elle ne correspondait pas à l’album."
"This is a New Wave song that has the power-pop Jazzmaster with a warped neck that looks cool but isn't really good to play. There's also this funny guitar-drum break in the middle of the song where I hang a chord and use the whammy bar. Flood liked this song but it just didn't fit the album."


Tablature guitare / Guitar tab


Accordage standard un demi-ton au-dessous (Mib-Lab-Réb-Solb-Sib-Mib).
Standard tuning one half step down (Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb).

Explication / Key
x : Muffled String / Corde étouffée
^ : Bend one half step / Tiré un demi-ton
s : Slide / Glissé

Riff #1
       G                  Cadd9        Emsus2           Cadd9             x2
       v ^ v  v  v ^ v ^  ^ v  v ^ v ^ v ^ v  v ^ v ^ v ^  ^ v  v ^ v ^
eb||---3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3s7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-3--3-3--3-3-3-3---||
Bb||---3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3s7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-3--3-3--3-3-3-3---||
Gb||-o-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--0-0-0-0-o-||
Db||-o-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-2--2-2--2-2-2-2-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-2--2-2--2-2-2-2-o-||
Ab||---2-2-2--2--2-2-2-3--3-3--3-3-3-3s7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-3--3-3--3-3-3-3---||
Eb||---3-3-3--3--3-3-3----------------------------------------------------||
       quick                           quick


Riff #2
  Am          Bm               Em           C
  v  v  v ^ v v  v ^  v ^ v ^  v  v  v ^ v  v  v ^  v ^ v ^
|-0--0--0-0-0-2--2-2--2-2-2-2--0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0-0-|
|-1--1--1-1-1-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--0--0--0-0-0--1--1-1--1-1-1-1-|
|-2--2--2-2-2-4--4-4--4-4-4-4--0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0-0-|
|-2--2--2-2-2-4--4-4--4-4-4-4--2--2--2-2-2--2--2-2--2-2-2-2-|
|-0--2--0-0-0-2--2-2--2-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--3--3-3--3-3-3-3-|
|------------------------------0--0--0-0-0------------------|


Riff #3
  D7                           Em           C
  v  v  v ^ v v  v ^  v ^ v ^  v  v  v ^ v  v  v ^  v ^ v ^
|-2--2--2-2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2-2--0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0-0-|
|-1--1--1-1-1-1--1-1--1-1-1-1--0--0--0-0-0--1--1-1--1-1-1-1-|
|-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--2--2--2-2-2--2--2-2--2-2-2-2-|
|------------------------------2--2--2-2-2--3--3-3--3-3-3-3-|
|------------------------------0--0--0-0-0------------------|

  Am             C
  v  v  v ^ v v  v  v ^  v ^ v ^
|-2--2--2-2-2-2--0--0-0--0-0-0-0-|
|-1--1--1-1-1-1--1--1-1--1-1-1-1-|
|-2--2--2-2-2-2--0--0-0--0-0-0-0-|
|-0--0--0-0-0-0--2--2-2--2-2-2-2-|
|----------------3--3-3--3-3-3-3-|
|--------------------------------|


Riff #4
  Em          D C                 G
  v  v ^  v ^ v v  v ^  v ^ v ^   v ^ v  v  v ^  v ^ v
|-0--0-0--0-0-2-0--0-0--0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|
|-0--0-0--0-0-3-1--1-1--1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|
|-0--0-0--0-0-2-0--0-0--0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0-|
|-2--2-2--2-2-0-2--2-2--2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0-|
|-2--2-2--2-2---3--3-3--3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2--2--2-2--2-2-2-|
|-0--0-0--0-0-------------------|-3-3-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|
                                   quick
  G/B                    Cadd9                  Dsus4
  v ^ v  v  v ^  v ^ v   v ^ v  v  v ^  v ^ v   v ^ v  v  v ^  v ^ v
|-3-3-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|-3-3-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|-3-3-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|
|-3-3-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|-3-3-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|-3-3-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|
|-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0-|-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0-|-2-2-2--2--2-2--2-2-2-|
|-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0-|-2-2-2--2--2-2--2-2-2-|-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0-|
|-2-2-2--2--2-2--2-2-2-|-3-3-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
  quick                  quick                  quick

  Em          D  C
  v  v ^  v ^ v  v  v ^  v ^ v ^
|-0--0-0--0-0-2-0--0-0--0-0-0-0-|
|-0--0-0--0-0-3-1--1-1--1-1-1-1-|
|-0--0-0--0-0-2-0--0-0--0-0-0-0-|
|-2--2-2--2-2-0-2--2-2--2-2-2-2-|
|-2--2-2--2-2---3--3-3--3-3-3-3-|
|-0--0-0--0-0-------------------|

Structure / Order:
[0:11]: Intro: Riff #1.
[0:26]: Chorus: Riff #1.
[0:40]: Verse 1: Riff #2.
[0:55]: Bridge: Riff #3.
[1:06]: Chorus: Riff #1 (use the whammy bar at the end).
[1:26]: Verse 2: Riff #2.
[1:46]: Interlude: Riff #4.
[1:55]: Chorus: Riff #1 2x.
[2:24]: End: Riff #1 2x.


Tablature basse / Bass tab


Accordage standard un demi-ton au-dessous (Mib-Lab-Réb-Solb).
Standard tuning one half step down (Eb-Ab-Db-Gb).

Explication / Key
x : Muffled String / Corde étouffée
^ : Bend one half step / Tiré un demi-ton
s : Slide / Glissé

Riff #1
       G           C               E                C                 x2
Gb||------------------------------------------------------------------||
Db||-o--------------------------------------------------------------o-||
Ab||-o-------------3--3-3--3-3-3-3s7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-3--3-3--3-3-3-3-o-||
Eb||---3--3--3-3-3----------------------------------------------------||


Riff #2
  A           B                E            C
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------3--3-3--3-3-3-3-|
|-5--7--5-5-5-7--7-7--7-7-7-7--0--0--0-0-0------------------|


Riff #3
  D                            E            C
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-5--5--5-5-5-5--5-5--5-5-5-5--7--7--7-7-7--3--3-3--3-3-3-3-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

  A              C
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------------3--3-3--3-3-3-3-|
|-5--5--5-5-5-5------------------|


Riff #4
  E           D C                 G                  B
|-------------------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------7-3--3-3--3-3-3-3-|------------------|-2--2--2-2--2-2-2-|
|-0--0-0--0-0-------------------|-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|------------------|

  C                  D                  E           D C
|------------------|------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------|------------------|-------------------------------|
|-3--3--3-3--3-3-3-|-7--7--7-7--7-7-7-|-------------7-3--3-3--3-3-3-3-|
|------------------|------------------|-0--0-0--0-0-------------------|

Structure / Order:
[0:11]: Intro: Riff #1.
[0:26]: Chorus: Riff #1.
[0:40]: Verse 1: Riff #2.
[0:55]: Bridge: Riff #3.
[1:06]: Chorus: Riff #1.
[1:26]: Verse 2: Riff #2.
[1:46]: Interlude: Riff #4.
[1:55]: Chorus: Riff #1 2x.
[2:24]: End: Riff #1 2x.


Paroles / Lyrics


i can't stop
i can't breathe
i can't think
i'm in love again

i don't need
i don't eat
i don't sleep
i'm in love again

ooh and everytime i heard you breathe
well i sighed
ooh and everytime i saw you bleed
well i cried

love is like a song and if you sing
if you ever need me i'll be there in a while

i can't stop
i can't breathe
i can't think
i'm in love again

i don't need
i don't eat
i don't sleep
i'm in love again

ooh and everytime that i'm with you
i'm alive
ooh and everytime i think of you
there's a light

and i felt it too
in my heart is a spring
is a well
if you need
if you drink
if you heal
if you believe
in every little part
of me is a part of you

i can't stop
i can't breathe
i can't think
i'm in love again

the boy the boy is in love


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