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Artist: Backstreet Boys
Title: I want it that way 

Tabbed by: Matt Corkum
(radiohead98@yahoo.com)

Drop D Tuning! (Tune your E string down a whole step (2 notes)
to D. The 12th fret of the E should be the same the open D string.

Also, the recording itself is tuned down approx 1/4 step, so you'll
have to do the same if you wish to play along.

This is just the basic tab. There are a couple of octave fills, etc.,
but this will get the song going.

Guitar Chords are listed above the bass tabs and in conjunction with
the lyrics.

Intro: 

  F#m  D   A  (x2)
G-------------
D-------------
A----------0--
D--4---0------


Verse:
You are[F#m], my  [D]fire  [A],
The    [F#m]one,  [D]desire[A],
Believe[F#m], when[D] I    [A]say,
G------------------------------
D------------------------------
A---------------------------0--
D--------4---------0-----------

    [F#m]I want it [E]that [A]way
G------------------------------
D------------------------------
A---------------------------0--
D-----4-------------2----------


But we, are          two worlds 
apart,         Can't reach to, 
your heart,     When you   say,
G-------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------
A--------------------------0-0-0-0-0--
D--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-0-0------------

That I want it     that way
G-----------------------------------
D-----------------------------------
A------------------------0-0-0-0-0--
D--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2------------


Chorus:
Tell me [D]why, (Ain't nothin' but a [E]heart[F#m]ache)
Tell me [D]why, (Ain't nothin' but a [E]mist[F#m]ake)
G------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------
A--------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5------------------------
D-------------------------------------2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4--

Tell me [D]why, I never wanna [E]hear you [A]say
G-----------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------
A--------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------------0-0-0-0-0--
D------------------------------2-2-2------------------

  [F#m]I want it [E]that [A]way
G-----------------------------------
D-----------------------------------
A------------------------0-0-0-0-0--
D--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2------------

Verse: (Same as first verse)
Am I, your fire,
Your one, desire,
Yes I know, it's too late,
But I want it that way

Chorus:
Tell me why, (Ain't nothin' but a heartache)
Tell me why, (Ain't nothin' but a mistake)
Tell me why, I never wanna hear you say
Same as first verse, then:

   [F#m]I want it [C#]that way
G-----------------------------------
D-----------------------------------
A------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--
D--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------


Bridge:
   [F#m]Now I can see that we're [A]fallin' apart,
G--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
D--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--------------------------------

>From the [D]way that it used to [E]be, (Yeah)
G------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------
A--------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------------------
D-------------------------------4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2--

No [F#m]matter the distance, I [A] want you to know
G------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--
D-----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4---------------------

That [D]deep down inside of [E]me...
G---------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------
A-------------------5---5----7-7-7-7-7--
D----0-0------0/5-----------------------

Verse (N.C.):
You are, my fire,
The one, desire,
You are, You are, You are, You are...

Chorus:
(Don't wanna hear you say)

  [E]Ain't nothin' but a  [F#]heart[G#m]ache,
  [E]Ain't nothin' but a  [F#]mist [G#m]ake, 
G--------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
D--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--4--4--4--6--6--6--6--6--

  [E]I never wanna [F#]hear you [B]say,
G----------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------2--2--2--2--2--
D--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---4--4--4-------------------

  [G#m]I want it [F#]that [B]way
G------------------------------------
D------------------------------------
A-------------------------2-2-2-2-2--
D--6-6-6-6-6-6-6--4--4--4------------

Same...
Tell me [E]why, (Ain't nothin' but a [F#]heart[G#m]ache)
Tell me [E]why, (Ain't nothin' but a [F#]mist[G#m]ake)
Tell me [E]why, I never wanna [F#]hear you [B]say
[G#m]I want it [F#]that [B]way

Tell me [E]why, Ain't nothin' but a [F#]heart[G#m]ache,
[E]Ain't nothin' but a [F#]mist[G#m]ake,
Tell me [E]why, I never wanna [F#]hear you [B]say,

(Don't wanna hear you say it)

[G#m]I want it [F#]that [B]way
I want it that way

End on B (A string - 2)

Enjoy.

            
            
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syy0822 0 Apr 18, 2002 08:00 PM

times

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Cire619 10 Apr 22, 2006 01:33 AM

the sound does not match but it's a little accurate

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