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                                                         "Cheerleader"
                                                         by St. Vincent

At the time of this post, there were no accurate tabs/chords for this song on the 
internet, so I decided to serve the people with my first post. This song can be 
found on St. Vincent’s album “Strange Mercy” or the awesome video at 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEY9GJAm8bA. 

"Anything we can do to raise consciousness and help end the oppression of women 
worldwide is a cause I am fully behind. I chose the track 'Cheerleader' because I 
think it speaks to not wanting to be an idle object anymore. It’s about taking 
control of your own life and not kowtowing to the desires of others." 

- St. Vincent (Annie Clark)

It’s not exactly a beginner’s song but as long as you know your major and minor 
bar chords and the note names on the guitar, you’ll be good to go. Please enjoy, 
although stripped of it’s glorious effects.

[Intro]
G    Bm   |  Bb    Am   |

[Verse]
G           Bm
I've had good times
Dm             Am
With some bad guys
F           Am
I've told whole lies
F       D      
With a half smile
G            Bm
Held your bare bones
Dm         Am
With my clothes on
F              Am
I've thrown rocks
F                 D              
That hit both my arms

[Pre-Chorus]
EbMaj7                            Dm7
                I don't know what good it serves
EbMaj7                           Dm7
        Pouring my purse in the dirt

[Chorus]
            G                          Bb                      C
But I-I-I-I-I don't wanna be your cheerleader no more
            G                          Bb              Am
But I-I-I-I-I don't wanna be your cheerleader no more

G       Bm      Bb      Am

[Verse]
G              Bm      
I've played dumb
Dm                 Am
When I knew better
F          Am
Tried so hard
F              D
Just to be clever
G        Bm
I know honest thieves
Dm      Am
I call family
F           Am
I've seen America
F          D
With no clothes on

[Chorus]
            G                      Bb                C
But I-I-I-I-I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more
            G                      Bb                Am
But I-I-I-I-I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more

[Bridge]
EbMaj7                            Dm7
        I don't know what I deserve
EbMaj7                            Dm7
        But for you I could work
EbMaj7                            Dm7
Cause I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more
EbMaj7                            Dm7
I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more

[Chorus]
G                       Bb           C
I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more
G                       Bb            C
I don't wanna be a dirt eater no more
G                       Bb            C
I don't wanna be a dirt eater no more
G                       Bb           Am 
I don't wanna be a cheerleader no more
                     


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snowqueens 10 Jun 13, 2013 04:16 PM

instead of Bb in the verses it should be Dm and the D should be D7 i think. for the "i dont know what good it serves / i dont know what i deserve" instead of Bb to Am it should be Eb to Dm. i think that will fix it!!
i figured this out through this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mbGj8kf464 in which her guitar is tuned a full step down.

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joshnosliw 42 Jan 10, 2015 07:49 AM

Thanks for the advice and video link @snowqueens! I've finally updated it.

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NUMAS 40 Mar 20, 2014 10:57 AM

The i don't know what i deserve part, is a Ebmaj7 and a Abmaj7

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