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white stripes - i want to be the boy to warm your mother's heart

-------------------------------------------------- | I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart | | Words and Music by Jack White | | Tabbed by Patrick Ferris | -------------------------------------------------- This being mainly a piano song, I'm going to take the usual creative liberty of putting it in an alternate tuning. However, just playing the chords in standard tuning will sound fine until you get to the slide break so go ahead and ignore my tuning if you'd like. Open D Tuning D A D F# A D ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Tab Definitions: Standard Tuning | | D: xx0232 | | C: x32010 | | G: 320003 | |F5: 133xxx | |G5: 355xxx | | A: x02220 | |A5: 577xxx | | | | Tab Definitions: Open D Tuning | | D: 000000 (or 540000 or 12|12|12|12|12|12) | | C: 11|11|11|11|11|11 | | G: 555555 | |F5: 333xxx | |G5: 555xxx | | A: 777777 | |A5: 777xxx | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- INTRO: D VERSE 1: D C I want to be the boy to warm your mother's heart G D I'm so scared to take you away C I tried to win her over right from the start G D But something always got in the way C We've been sitting in your backyard for hours G D But she won't even come out and say "Hi" C While my mother baked a little cake for you G F5 And even dreaded when you said goodbye F5 G5 What kind of cartwheels do I have to pull? D (guitar goes to D5) F5 What kind of joke should I lay on her now? G5 I'm inclined to go finish high school A (A5) Just to make her notice that I'm around BREAK 1: Played 2x D C G G F VERSE 2: Well, nothing I come up with seems to work It feels like everything I say is a lie Never have I felt like such a jerk I'm afraid to even open my eyes Because I really don't want her to judge me I want her to really know who I am And then, and only then will she love me Well at least that was the plan If ever a boy needed a holiday If ever a girl needed someone to hold I just hope I don't act the same way By the time that I get that old BREAK 2: With slide Guitar 2: Open D Tuning D|----------------------------------------------------------------- A|-----------------------------------12/10-------10--/17----------- F#|---------------12--------------12-----------10---------17--17-15- D|-----------/12----12-----------------------------------17--17-15- A|-12--12-12-/12-------12/11/12------------10---------------------- D|----------------------------------------------------------------- D|------------------------------------------------------ A|-----12--------------12-------------------------------- F#|--------12--------------------------10------17--17-15- D|-12--------12/11/12-----12/10----10---------17--17-15- A|------------------------------10--------/17----------- D|------------------------------------------------------ D|------------------------------------------------------------ A|-----12--------------12-------------10---------------------- F#|-12-----12----------------------10-----10-----/17-17--17-15- D|-----------12/11/12------12-10------------10------17--17-15- A|------------------------------------------------------------ D|------------------------------------------------------------ D|-------------------------------------------------------------------- A|-----12--------------12-------------10------------------------------ F#|-12-----12----------------------10-----10-----/17-17--17------------ D|-----------12/11/12------12-10------------10-------------17--------- A|------------------------------------------------------------14-/15-- D|-------------------------------------------------------------------- What kind of cartwheels do I have to pull? What kind of joke should I lay on her now? I'm inclined to go finish high school Just to make her notice that I'm around VERSE 3: I never said I was the heir to a fortune I never claimed to have any looks But these kind of things must be important G Because somebody ripped out my page A In your telephone book D I want to warm her heart
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