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If I Were A Boy Tab

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Hey guys! This is my tab for beyonce's if i were a boy! hope you like! 

just a few things...

v?: an unknown variation of the chord that i don't know the name of... sorry! 

most of the chords are at the top but i couldn't do all of them...

xx Ash xx

Guitar 1
 
(Verse 1)

(repeat this through verse 1.)

  Em7    G(v?) G     D(v?) Em7   G(v?) G    D
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-----1-----3-----3-----3-----1-----3---3---|
G|-----0-----0-----0-----2-----0-----0-----0---2---|
D|---2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0---|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-----3-----3-----2-----0-----3-----3-----2-----|

(1st and 2nd chorus)

            Em7 Cadd9 G
If I were a boy
          D          Em7 Cadd9 G D 
I think I could understand
       Em7             Cadd9
How it feels to love a girl
  G              D         Em7 Cadd9 G 
I swear I’d be a better man.
    D         Em7 Cadd9 G 
I’d listen to her
        D           Em7 Cadd9 G D
Cause I know how it hurts
         Em7              Cadd9 
When you lose the one you wanted
           G             D   
Cause he’s taken you for granted
    Cadd9 
And everything you had got destroyed

(verse 2- repeat through verse 2)

  Em7    G(v?) G     D(v?) Em7   G(v?) G    D
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-----1-----3-----3-----3-----1-----3---3---|
G|-----0-----0-----0-----2-----0-----0-----0---2---|
D|---2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0---|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-----3-----3-----2-----0-----3-----3-----2-----|

(Go back to chorus)

(bridge)

Em7    Cadd9      G        D           Em7
It’s a little too late for you to come back
        Cadd9    G
Say its just a mistake
             D             Em7
Think I’d forgive you like that
       Cadd9           G
If you thought I would wait for you
            D
You thought wrong

(last chorus)

but you're just a boy, you just don't understand (repeat until end of chorus)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----0-------0-----0-------2--------0-------0-----0----2---|
D|---0---0---0-----0---0---0--------0---0---0-----0---0--0---|
A|---------3------------------------------3------------------|
E|-0-------------3-------2--------0-------------3--------2---|






Guitar 2. 

(verse 1)

Drink beer with the guys... (Keep repeating until end of chorus)

e|---3-----3---3-----3---2---2s3-|
B|-----3-----------3---3---3-----|
G|-4-----5---5---5---------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

(verse 2)

If i were a boy, I would turn off my phone... 
  Em7   G(v?)  G       D(v?) Em7   G(v?) G       D(v?) 
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-----1-----3-3-----3-----3-----1-----3-3-----3-|
G|-0-----0-----0-0-----2-----0-----0-----0-0-----2-|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-----3-----3-3-----2-----0-----3-----3-3-----2-|


I'd put myself first... (repeat until end of chorus)

e|---3-----3---3-----3---2---2s3-|
B|-----3-----------3---3---3-----|
G|-4-----5---5---5---------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

(Bridge)

It's a little late for you to come back...

  
------------------------------------|
----3--------1--------3--------3----|
------0--------0--------0--------2--|
--2--------2--------0--------0------|
--------3---------------------------|
0-----------------3--------2--------|

(Chorus)

But you're just a boy, you just don't understand...

  Em7   G(v?)  G       D(v?) Em7   G(v?) G       D(v?) 
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-----1-----3-3-----3-----3-----1-----3-3-----3-|
G|-0-----0-----0-0-----2-----0-----0-----0-0-----2-|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-----3-----3-3-----2-----0-----3-----3-3-----2-|

       Em7             Cadd9
How it feels to love a girl someday
     G              D         Em7 Cadd9 G
You wish you were a better man
          D          Em7 Cadd9 G
You don’t listen to her
          D           Em7 Cadd9 G 
You don’t care how it hurts
D         Em7              Cadd9
Until you lose the one you wanted
             G             D
Cause you’ve taken her for granted
    Cadd9
And everything you have got destroyed

But you’re just a boy
e|-----------------------|
B|-3-----1------3------3-|
G|-0-----0------0------2-|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-0-----3------3------2-|
 

Lyrics:

If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I’d roll outta bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted then go
Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I’d kick it with who I wated
And I’d never get confronted for it.
Cause they’d stick up for me.

[Chorus]
If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I’d be a better man.
I’d listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he’s taken you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a boy
I could turn off my phone
Tell evveryone it’s broken
So they’d think that I was sleepin’ alone
I’d put myself first
And make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she’d be faithful
Waitin’ for me to come home (to come home)

(Chorus)

 Bridge:

It’s a little too late for you to come back
Say its just a mistake
Think I’d forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong

(Chorus)

But you’re just a boy
You don’t understand
Yeah you don’t understand
How it feels to love a girl someday
You wish you were a better man
You don’t listen to her
You don’t care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you’ve taken her for granted
And everything you have got destroyed
But you’re just a boy
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Pabloslash wrote on December 14 2008, 09:58 am

the unknown G is a G7 and the unknown D is a D/F#.

Hope this helps anybody that wants to extend their chord knowledge XD

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st aldems wrote on December 20 2008, 08:17 am

Always been intrigued, what exactly makes it G7?

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davis2307 wrote on December 30 2008, 01:28 am

spot on mate... i feel a little gay actually wanting to play this but still great tab

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