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What A Good Boy Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: DWattier@wimsey.com (Daniel Wattier)


WHAT A GOOD BOY (Barenaked Ladies)

G           D                           C
When I was born, they looked at me and said
What a good boy, what a smart boy, what a strong boy
G           D                           C
And when you were born, they looked at you and said
What a good girl, what a smart girl, what a pretty girl

We've got these chains that hang around our necks
People want to strangle us with them before we take our first breath
Afraid of change, afraid of staying the same
When temptation calls, we just look away

        CHORUS:
      G                    D
     This name is the hairshirt I wear
               C
     And this hairshirt is woven from your brown hair
      G                D
     This song is the cross that I bear
              C
     Bear it with me, Bear with me, Bear with me
                        G    D    C  (open)   C
     Be with me tonight
                                 G    D    C  (open)   C
     I know that it isn't right
     But be with me tonight

I go to school, I write exams
If I pass, If I fail, If I drop out, does anyone give a damn?
And if they do, they'll soon forget
'Cause it won't take much for me to show that my life ain't over yet

I wake up scared, I wake up strange
I wake up wondering if anything in my life is ever gonna change
I wake up scared, I wake up strange
And everything around me stays the same

CHORUS

I couldn't tell you, that I was wrong
Chickened out, grabbed a pen and paper, sat down and I wrote this song
I couldn't tell you, you were right
So instead I looked in the mirror, watched TV, layed awake all night

We've got these chains that hang around our necks
Perople want to strangle us with them before we take our first breath
Afraid of change, afraid of staying the same
When temptation calls . . .

CHORUS
REPEAT FIRST VERSE

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 Daniel Wattier                                          (604)879-7250
 Vancouver, B.C.                                   dwattier@wimsey.com
 Canada                                http://www.wimsey.com/~dwattier
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wasabi1212 20 Oct 05, 2007 02:14 AM

Nice job getting the right chords but this song is played capo 5 so the shapes in the verse go D A G just with the capo on 5.

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grndfthrprdx 21 Feb 18, 2010 04:58 PM

I think it sounds better if you play G D Em (open) C in the chorus.

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ajcruden 52 Apr 22, 2010 10:12 PM

Great Tab, does anyone know what the little walk down type lick is just before the last line of the chorus?

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