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Unemployed Boyfriend
Songs From An American Movie Volume 1: Learning How To Smile

"Hi, this is Peggy, leave a nice message or I'll kill ya"
"Hey Peggy it's me. You are never gonna believe what happened to me today"

!!!!NOTE!!!! - The third chord in the following riff (which is also used throughout
the tab) may well be wrong. There's about half a million suggestions for it down at 
the bottom of the tab, with the most recent at the bottom, including the word from 
Art himself, but anyway have a look and decide for yourself

    G       C9      Bm      C9
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------| 
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2--------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3--------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"I am sitting at the unemployment office, waiting on my 

    G       C9      Bm      C9     G/B G/A
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------| 
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0-----0-0--0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2-----2-0--0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3-----3-2--0---------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
loser of a caseworker in one of those nasty chairs"

    G       C9      Bm      C9
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------| x2
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2--------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3--------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"And out from nowhere this total stranger walked right up to me
Sits down then leans over and says something like, "This is going to sound a 
little obsessive""

    G       C9      Bm      C9     G/B G/A
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------| x4 
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0-----0-0--0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2-----2-0--0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3-----3-2--0---------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
This is gonna sound a little obsessive, this is gonna sound a little bit strange
I have one thing to say before I turn and I walk away
This is gonna sound a little impulsive, this is gonna sound a little insane
I know you don't know me yet, but you and I, we will be together someday 

   A
e|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------| x2
B|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
G|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
A|-4-4-4-4----------4-4-4-4----------------------|
E|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
Someday, I know
I know that I sound like I'm on drugs, listen to me when I say

    G       C9      Bm      C9     G/B G/A
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------| x4 
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0-----0-0--0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2-----2-0--0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3-----3-2--0---------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
Ever since when I first saw you, sitting on your car outside
You asked for a cigarette, I couldn't stop staring at your eyes
Ever since when I first saw you, looking bored in that plastic chair
With the lights in the office around you
Those blond streaks they look so pretty in your black hair

   A
e|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------| x2
B|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
G|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
A|-4-4-4-4----------4-4-4-4----------------------|
E|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
You look cool and alternative with that disaffected stare
Yeah you want people to think that you just don't care

    G     Em  D             C       D
e|------------2-2-2--(x3)-|-------------| x2
B|------------3-3-3-------|-------------|
G|--------0---2-2-2-------|-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
D|--5-5---2---0-0-0-------|-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
A|--5-5---2---------------|-3-3-3-3-5-5-|
E|--3-3---0---------------|-------------|
Yeah you can be with me `cause I just might be the one
Who will treat you like you're perfect Who will always make you come
Yeah you can be with me Yes I will always let you win
I will never be like those other guys
I will never be your unemployed boyfriend

    G       C9      Bm      C9
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------| x2
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2--------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3--------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"Can you believe he said that to me. To me, of all people
I can't even remember the last time a guy took me out on a date
  and actually paid for it"

    G       C9      Bm      C9     G/B G/A
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|  
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0-----0-0--0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2-----2-0--0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3-----3-2--0---------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
This is gonna sound a little bit out there
This is gonna sound a litle insane

    G       C9       G
e|--3-3-3-3-3--------3-3-3-3-3-3---------| 
B|--3-3-3-3-3--------3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2--------0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3--------2-2-2-2-2-2---------|
E|--3-3-3-3----------3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
But I keep having the same dream
You will be the mother of my children someday

   A
e|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------| x10
B|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
G|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
A|-4-4-4-4----------4-4-4-4----------------------|
E|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
I heard you sleep with that obnoxious guy
I know he was in that famous band
You look so sad when you are with him
Yes I never see him reach to hold your hand

    G     Em  D             C       D
e|------------2-2-2--(x3)-|-------------| x3
B|------------3-3-3-------|-------------|
G|--------0---2-2-2-------|-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
D|--5-5---2---0-0-0-------|-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
A|--5-5---2---------------|-3-3-3-3-5-5-|
E|--3-3---0---------------|-------------|
Yeah you can be with me, Yes I will treat you like a queen
I will go to all those chick-flick movies that I really don't want to
  see
Yeah you can be with me, No I will never let you down
I will never make out with your girlfriend
When I know you're not around
Yes you can be with me Yeah I just might be the one
Who will treat you like your special I will always make you come

    G     Em  D             C                      D
e|------------2-2-2--(x3)-|-----------------------------|
B|------------3-3-3-------|-----------------------------|
G|--------0---2-2-2-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
D|--5-5---2---0-0-0-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
A|--5-5---2---------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-|
E|--3-3---0---------------|-----------------------------|
You can be with me Yes I will always let you win
I will never be like those other guys
I will never be like those other guys
I will never be your unemployed boyfriend

    G       C9      Bm      C9
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------| x1
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2--------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3--------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"Can you believe this?  I mean can this be for real?"

    G       C9      Bm      C9     G/B G/A
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------| x2 
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0-----0-0--0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2-----2-0--0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3-----3-2--0---------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"Then he take my hand, writes down his number, and just walks away.
I mean.....wow.  But you know, the weird thing is, he actually is kinda cute" 

    G       C9      Bm      C9
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------| x1
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2--------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3--------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"in a real intense way....kinda like Perry Farrell, you know intense
but sensitive.  Anyway, I told my bitchy sister about it and she just 
laughed at me.  I told her I was really excited about this, that I have a 
really good feeling about this guy.....I told her that this could be the guy"
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Mkdtcm wrote on May 25 2002, 12:00 am

Alright, I don't see any comments on the bottom . . . but anyway, If you're talking about the Bm, it sounds right to me. Alot easier to play in the 2nd fret too.

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xDanx wrote on June 27 2006, 04:44 pm

im not possitive, but that third chord kinda sounds like this in the song:
e--2
b--3
g--0
d--4
a--2
E--0

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ohiostatelax wrote on March 27 2008, 01:27 pm

im almost positive it's
e--7
b--7
g--0
d--0
a--7
E--x

just slide up from the C9

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