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Boys Dont Cry Tab

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Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure
Tabbed by: Gallagher2006
Tuning: Standard

After study some live footage, I’ve concluded what is played 
on the studio version...


[Intro]

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-----3----5--------------------------|
G|-2---4----6--7----7-6-4-2------------|
D|-2---4----6--7----7-6-4-2------------|
A|-0---2----4--5----5-4-2-0------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

The chords Smith plays are the same as here but with a loose strumming 
Pattern

[Lead guitar]

e|----------0------------0---0--0-2--4--5-5-5---2--0-------------|
B|-2--2--3------2--2--3-------------------------------3----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

[Verse] chords are played like this...(listen to song for timing)

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|------------3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5--------------------|
G|-2-2-2-x-2--4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7/---------|
D|-2-2-2-x-2--4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7/---------|x2
A|-0-0-0-x-0--2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5/---------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

[Pre chorus]

e|---------------------------------|
B|-5--5-5-5-5-5-x------------------|
G|-6--6-6-6-6-6-x-4-4-4-4-4-4------|
D|-6--6-6-6-6-6-x-4-4-4-4-4-4------|x4
A|-4--4-4-4-4-4-x-2-2-2-2-2-2------|
E|---------------------------------|

[Chorus]

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|------------3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5------------|
G|-2-2-2-x-2--4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-7-6-4-2----|
D|-2-2-2-x-2--4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-7-6-4-2----|x2
A|-0-0-0-x-0--2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-5-4-2-0----|
E|-------------------------------------------|

[Lead riff] again

e|----------0------------0---0--0-2--4--5-5-5---2--0-------------|
B|-2--2--3------2--2--3-------------------------------3----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Song repeats until the [Bridge]

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-9--9--9-9--10--10-10-10-10-----------------9-9-9-9-9-7-6-4-2--------------|
G|-9--9--9-9--11--11-11-11-11------7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-7-6-4-2--------------|
D|-9--9--9-9--11--11-11-11-11-x3---7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-7-6-4-2--------------|
A|-7--7--7-7--9---9--9--9--9-------5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-5-4-2-0--------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                             
e|-7--7--7-7--9---9--9--9--9-------5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7~---------------------|
B|-9--9--9-9--10--10-10-10-10-x3---7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9~---------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

That’s pretty much all you need for the song =]

I’m working on tabbing all the little extra bits from the live 
version...So watch for it =]



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| x  Dead note
| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato

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§Rock N Roll§ 10 Mar 25, 2008 05:43 PM

excelent tab keep it up

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mapeterz 537 May 23, 2008 06:58 AM

there's a chord missing in the chorus..

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You play that once quickly at the end and then you play 755,644 etc.

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33jordan33 36 Aug 02, 2008 02:42 PM

brilliant

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