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This Boy chords

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Song:     This Boy
Artists:  The Beatles
Album:    Past Masters, 2009
URL:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_vqE2hBWkg;
Tempo:    12|8
Method:   Gentle accelerated strumming with rests
Tuning:   Standard

Chords:   EADGBe
D         XX0232
Dsus2     XX0230
Bm        X03320
Em        022000
A7        X02020
Em7       020030
N.C.      No Chord
Dsus4     XX0233
D9        XX0210
G         355433
F#7       244322
D7        XX0212
E7        020100

|D Dsus2 D||       (Arpeggiated Chords)
|D      Bm|Em  A7||(Strummed Chords)

D       Bm  Em      A7    D   Bm
That boy____took my love away____,
Em           A7            D   Bm
Though he'll regret it someday ____.
    Em7  N.C.   A7    N.C.      D    Bm  Em A7 
But this boy____wants you back again.____

D       Bm  Em    A7       D    Bm  Em
That boy____isn't good for you____,
              A7       D   Bm
Though he may want you too____.
     Em7 N.C. A7    N.C.      Dsus4  D  D9
This boy______wants you back again____.

        G                    F#7 
Oh, and this boy____would be happy____,(Ah-h-h-h)
        Bm                D        D7
Just to love__you, but oh my-hi-hi-hi-a!(Ah-h-h-h)
G                    E7
That boy____won't be happy,(Ah-h-h-h)
A7                     N.C.
Till he's seen you cry____.(Ah-h-h-h)

D        Bm Em       A7       D    Bm    
This boy____wouldn't mind the pain____,
Em           A7       D    Bm
Would always feel the same____.
   Em7      A7             D        Em A7
If this boy gets you back again____.

D7   Bm  Em A7
This boy,
D    Bm  Em A7
This boy.
(D7   Bm Em A7)
(This boy.)    [Fade Out]


1.  “…They recorded fifteen takes of "This Boy", followed by two overdubs. The song was recorded with 
a rounded ending, although it was faded out during a mixing session on 21 October.  Two takes were 
joined together to make the final master, with the edit between the middle eight and final verse (1:28). …”
2.  “…It was very co-written. We wanted to do a close-harmony thing, we liked harmonies and we were 
quite good at them. We used to do a close-harmony version of the Teddy Bears' To Know Her Is To Love Her, 
which was good for the versatility in the band. We weren't all rock 'n' roll, we could change the pace, 
which was always nice after you'd played for three hours. We wrote it in two-part harmony and then put 
the third part in for George to sing; we'd never actually tried to write something like that. 
Nice middle, John sang that great, then we'd go back into the close-harmony thing. …” - Paul McCartney, 
Many Years From Now, Barry Miles  http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/this-boy/  

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