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A Boy Needs A Bike (tabs)

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A Boy Needs A Bike
Tabbed byBreAnn S
TuningStandard
CapoNone
Tabbed by BreAnn S. off of MTV Unplugged

Standard Tuning, no capo, 6/8 time, Dotted Quarter note = ~56
				     (metronomeonline.com)

Chords: G = 320033   C9 = X32033   C = X32010   Cadd9 = X32030
	CMaj9 = X20010   Am = 002210   F = 133211   Em = 022000
	CMaj7 = X32000 

Notes:	-There are a lot of C chords in this song, but they're
	 really easier to distinguish than they appear... 
	 the Cadd9 is just adding your pinkie for a hammer-on
	 with the regular old C chord, the CMaj9 is just a bass
	 walkdown from regular old C, & CMaj7 is just regular
	 old C without your first finger.... no sweat 

Intro:  G    C9   

Verse 1:

G            
  Pop works in the shop till late
 C9
Mom's on the phone and she's kind of irate
  G                D                   C   Cadd9  C  CMaj7  
    Sally's doing summersaults on the lawn
 G
   Pop slams open the front screen door
 C9
Just to scare mom she says,"What the hell'd you do that for?"
G                 D                 C   Cadd9  C   CMaj7  C
  He washes his dirty hands in the sink

Verse 2:

G
  Things around the table are kinda rough
C9
Ma says it's pa, pa says times are just tough
    G             
And me and Sally 
           D                  C  Cadd9  C  CMaj7
Don't see much of nothing at all
G
   And the garage door light brightens up the night
     C9
Pa always works on cars when he gets in a fight
   G                            D                            
As if he could figure out that woman 
                        C  Cadd9  C  CMaj7
By working on that old car


Verse 3:

           G
He said a car can cure any problem at all
       C9
Cause seeing all those parts makes a fight look so small
G                               D                
   But I wish he'd put me and Sally in the backseat
      C           Cadd9  C   CMaj7  
And drive us away
                G                             
That's when he sits me down 
(G)
Said he's gonna teach me about life
           C9
He said a man needs a car and a boy needs a bike
G                                D                          
  I got my first taste of freedom 
                          C   Cadd9  C  CMaj7
Beneath the light of the moon

CHORUS:

F                G   F               G
  But if it were me,   I'd have the guts,
F             G          C    CMaj9   Am
  I'd put to test those bolts  and   nuts
         Em    C     Am     D                G
And I'd riiiiiiiide awaaaaaaaay so fast, so far

Verse 4:

G
  We put away our tools and go back inside
C9
Mom feels left out and now she's starting to cry
G                   D                   
  I wonder if all girls 
                C   Cadd9  C  CMaj7  
Are crazy this way
G
  I wish pops would just get a spine
        C9
I said "I know it's little but you can borrow mine"
G                        D                       
  He just smiles and says 
                       C   Cadd9  C  CMaj7
"Your mom means well, son"
G
Most times are good; it's just some that are lean
     C9
But love makes up for those times in between
G                                D          C   Cadd9  
He got a tear in his eye as he took mama's hand
 C      CMaj7           G
Said one day I'd understand

LAST CHORUS:

F                G   F               G
  But if it were me,   I'd have the guts,
F             G          C    CMaj9   Am
  I'd put to test those bolts  and   nuts
         Em    C     Am     D               Em
And I'd riiiiiiiide awaaaaaaaay so fast, so far
 Em      C     Am      D               Em
Riiiiiiiiiide awaaaaaaaaay so fast, so far

 Em      C     Am      D     Em
Riiiiiiiiiide awaaaaaaaaay