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Song: Boys Don´t Cry
Band: The Cure
Tabber: Axel The Stroker
Tunning: 1 full step down

All the other tabs for this song are awfully wrong, this is 110% correct. So use this.
(If you like only tune down the A and D strings)

Intro                        Outro (the same)
F|-----------------------|  |-----------------------|-------------------------
C|-----------------------|  |-----------------------|-------------------------
G|2---4---6---7---7-6-4-2|  |2---4---6---7---7-6-4-2|-------------------------
D|-----------------------|  |-----------------------|-------------------------

Riff 1
F|--------------------------------------------------------------|----------------
C|--------------------------------------------------------------|----------------
G|/14-14-14-14-14/16-16-16-16-16/18-18-18-18-18-19---19-18-16-14|----------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|----------------

Riff 2
F|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------
C|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------
G|2-2-2-2-2/4-4-4-4-4/6-6-6-6-6-7---7-7-6-4-2|-----------------------------------
D|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------

Riff 3
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6/7-6-2-0-2-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Riff 4
F|------------------------|2x   Then|--------------------------------------|--
C|------------------------|         |--------------------------------------|--
G|9-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-11|    	    |9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-9-7-6-4|--
D|------------------------|	    |--------------------------------------|--

The song goes like this:

  Intro Riff 1 Riff 1 
F|-----|------|------|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----|------|------|----------------------------------------------------16-18|
G|-----|------|------|/14-14-14-14-14/16-16-16-16-16/18-18-18-18-18-19-19------|
D|-----|------|------|---------------------------------------------------------|

  Riff 2                                           Riff 3 Riff 1 Riff 1 Riff 2
F|------|-----------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|
C|------|-----------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|
G|------|2-2-2-2-2/4-4-4-4-4/6-6-6-6-6-7--7-7-9-11|------|------|------|------|
D|------|-----------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|

                                            Riff 3 Riff 1 Riff 1 Riff 2
F|-----------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|
C|-----------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|
G|2-2-2-2-2/4-4-4-4-4/6-6-6-6-6-7--7-7-9-11|------|------|------|------|
D|-----------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|





                                            Riff 4 Riff 2 Riff 2 Riff 1 Riff 1
F|-----------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|
C|-----------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|
G|2-2-2-2-2/4-4-4-4-4/6-6-6-6-6-7--7-7-9-11|------|------|------|------|------|
D|-----------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|

                                                            Outro
F|---------------------------------------------------------|------|
C|----------------------------------------------------16-18|------|
G|/14-14-14-14-14/16-16-16-16-16/18-18-18-18-18-19-19------|------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|------|

Just learn the Riffs, play along with the song, follow this tab and you will play it right.
Have fun and rock!

Pablo García M.
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TCkarlos 60 May 22, 2006 07:41 AM

I think that you over complicated an easy song.

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gallagher2006 3,296 Aug 15, 2007 01:11 PM

Okay, why did you say to tune 1 step down if there is no need for it?

The bass follows the guitar chords, no need to overdo it.

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