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If I Were A Boy Chords

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   Hello, guys! These are some infos about how to play "If I Were a Boy" by Beyonce Knowles.

   Below, you'll find the strumming patterns that you need to use to play the chords of
song and the chords themselves. These things are according on how I play it on my own w/
little help of a friend. This is also a simple song that even a beginner can play it. 
I hope, you enjoy it!


If I Were A Boy
by Beyonce Knowles

Tuning: Standard - no capo needed
Strumming Patterns: Verses & Chorus
                        down-down-down
                        up-down-up-down
                        down-up-down-up-down-up-down-up (chorus' end)
                    Bridge
                        down-down
Chords: Em-C9-G-Dsus (Verse 1 & 2 and Chorus 1, 2 & 3)
        C (at the end of the Chorus 1 & 3)
        C9-Em7 (at the end of the Chorus 2)
        Am-C-G-Dsus-Em (Bridge)
Note: All along the way, until to the end of the song, (except on the
      Bridge) put your ring finger on the 2nd string (B string) & the pinky
      on the 1st string (high E string)

Verse 1:

               Em   C9    G
If I were a boy

     Dsus          Em    C9    G   Dsus
Even just for a day

         Em         C9
I’d roll out of bed in the morning

    G                Dsus        Em   C9    G
And throw on what I wanted and go

Dsus                    Em   C9    G
Drink beer with the guys

    Dsus             Em   C9    G   Dsus
And chase after girls

         Em            C9
I’d kick it with who I wanted

    G             Dsus
And I’d never get confronted for it

Em             C9           G
Because they’d stick up for me

Chorus:

Dsus           Em   C9    G
If I were a boy

        Dsus             Em   C9    G   Dsus
I think I could understand

       Em            C9
How it feels to love a girl

  G              Dsus       Em   C9    G
I swear I’d be a better man

Dsus             Em   C9    G
I’d listen to her

        Dsus           Em   C9    G   Dsus
Cause I know how it hurts

         Em           C9
When you lose the one you wanted

           G             Dsus
Cause he’s taken you for granted

    C
And everything you had got destroyed

Verse 2:

If I were a boy
I would turn off my phone
Tell everyone its broken
So they think
that I was sleeping alone
I’d put myself first
And make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she’d be faithful
Waiting for me to come home

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 (wanted)
Cause he’s taken you for granted (granted)

    C9                           Em7  Am
And everything you had got destroyed

Bridge:

       C          G        Dsus        Am
It’s a little too late for you to come back

        C         Em
Say its just a mistake

           Dsus          Am
Think I forgive you like that

       C         Em                Dsus
If you thought I would wait for you

    C
You thought wrong


But you're just a boy
You don’t understand (yea you don’t understand)
How it feels to love a girl
Someday you’ll 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

    C
And everything you had got destroyed

                     Em C9 G Dsus
But you're just a boy…

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frogmeller wrote on December 22 2009, 06:04 am

um its not that good sorry the chords are wrong for me singing ;)

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dobbo14 wrote on June 16 2010, 02:54 pm

agreeed I cant sing to it, just really dissonant

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ana.erzen wrote on September 8 2013, 10:01 am

sounds all good to me ...

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