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			     BROKEN BOY SOLDIER - The Raconteurs
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Tabbed by: BlueVeins

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)

- Intro

 Guitar 1
e|------------------------------------------------12---------12------|
B|--------------------------------------------/15----15--/14----14---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 2 (Mute strums on eighths)
e|------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
B|------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
G|------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
D|------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
A|------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|

  Guitar 3 (Let ring throughout)
e|----------2---------------2----------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4/5\4\2----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

----------

  Guitar 1
e|------12---------12---------12---------12---------12---------12--------|
B|--/13----13--/12----12--/15----15--/14----14--/13----13--/12----12-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 2
e|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
B|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
G|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
A|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|

  Guitar 3
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

- Intro-break (00:19)

  Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5--|
A|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5--|
E|--8--8--8---7-7-7--5-5-5--3-3-3--|

  Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5--|
A|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5--|
E|--8--8--8---7-7-7--5-5-5--3-3-3--|

  Guitar 3
e|---------------------------------|
B|--8---------7------5------3------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

- Pre-Verse (00:23)

  Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|--------5-----5-------------5-----5----|
A|--7-7-----7-5---7-----7-7-----7-5---7--|
E|---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 2 (Strums twice as many times as tabbed in verses throughout)
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E|---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 3
e|----------------------------3-----3----|
B|--5-------------------5-5-----5-3---5--|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

----------

  Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|--------5-----5-------------5-----5----|
A|--7-7-----7-5---7-----7-7-----7-5---7--|
E|---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E|---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 3
e|--------3-----3-------------3-----3----|
B|--5-5-----5-3---5-----5-5-----5-3---5--|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

- Verse

   I’m pulling down questions from my shelf
   I’m asking forgiveness

  Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|--------5-----5-------------5-----5----|
A|--7-7-----7-5---7-----7-7-----7-5---7--|
E|---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E|---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 3
e|---------------------------------------|
B|--5---------------7---5----------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

----------

   I ain’t asking nobody but myself
   And I don’t want you to know this

  Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|--------5-----5-------------5-----5----|
A|--7-7-----7-5---7-----7-7-----7-5---7--|
E|---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E|---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 3
e|--------3-------------------7-7-8-7-5--|
B|--5-------5-------7---5----------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

- Break (00:51)

  Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5--|
A|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5--|
E|--8--8--8---7-7-7--5-5-5--3-3-3--|

  Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5--|
A|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5--|
E|--8--8--8---7-7-7--5-5-5--3-3-3--|

  Guitar 3
e|---------------------------------|
B|--8---------7------2------3------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

----------

   And I want you to know this

  Guitar 1
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|--------5-----5----|
A|--7-7-7---7-5---7--|
E|-------------------|

  Guitar 2
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E|-------------------|

  Guitar 3
e|-------------------|
B|--5----------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

- Break (00:58)

- Verse 2 (Only Guitar 2 & 3. Guitar 2 plays the same as in verse 1) (01:01)

  Guitar 3 x4
e|---------------------------------------|
B|--5---------------7---5----------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

   You rightfully threw a box of toys
   that were handed down to me
   just take out the ones you brought and then
   give the rest to my family

   I'm gonna go back to school today
   but I'm dropping myself off
   I'm throwing the child seat away
   I'm through ripping myself off

- Break (01.29)

   I’m done ripping myself off

  Guitar 2
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E|-------------------|

  Guitar 3
e|-------------------|
B|--5----------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|


- Break (01.36)

- Verse 3 (same as Verse 1, with very faint Guitar 1) (01:40)

I'm child and man and child again
the toy broken boy soldier
I'm child and man then child again
the boy never gets older

- B-part (01:54)

   The boy never gets older
   the boy never gets older

  Guitar 2
e|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
B|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
G|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
A|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|

----------

   The boy never gets older
   the boy never gets older

  Guitar 1
e|------12---------12---------12---------12----------- |    =
B|--/15----15--/14----14--/13----13--/12----12--|   -- |
G|----------------------------------------------|   -- |
D|----------------------------------------------|   -- |
A|----------------------------------------------|   -- |
E|----------------------------------------------|   -- |
					| Play 2 times
  Guitar 2					|
e|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|              -- |
B|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|       --------- |
G|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|       --------- |
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|       --------- |
A|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|       --------- |
E|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x------------------- |        =

- Break (02:07) (Never gets older)

   The boy broken toy soldier

  Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E|---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 3
e|---------------------------------------|
B|--5------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

----------

  Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E|---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 3
e|---------------------------------------|
B|--5-------5h7-7/8\7-5/7\5-3/5\3-2/3\2--|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

----------

   The boy
   The boy!

  Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E|---------------------------------------|

  Guitar 3
e|---------------------------------------|
B|--2/5~---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

- Break (02:25)

- Outro (02:29)

- I won’t tab the outro note by note, because it would ruin the feel. Just mess around 
the outro-riff from Guitar 3 and improvise with the notes.

- End-riff (02:59)

  Guitar 3
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|-------------|
A|-------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0--|

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| x  Mute note
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NoelGallagher01 10 Jan 05, 2007 07:50 AM

hell yeah!

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PolskaBro1824 21 Jan 30, 2007 03:59 PM

Good job.. ^^Nice name.

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The_blind_kid 10 Apr 11, 2007 06:03 AM

This tab looks pretty nice. However, which bar of "Guitar 3" were you saying to improvise with?

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