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Verse:
               Em   C9    G
If I were a boy
     D             Em    C9    G   D   
Even just for a day
         Em         C9
I’d roll out of bed in the morning
    G                D           Em   C9    G
And throw on what I wanted and go
D                       Em   C9    G
Drink beer with the guys
    D                Em   C9    G   D   
And chase after girls
         Em            C9
I’d kick it with who I wanted
    G             D   
And I’d never get confronted for it
Em             C9           G
Because they’d stick up for me

Chorus:
D              Em   C9    G
If I were a boy
        D                Em   C9    G   D   
I think I could understand
       Em            C9
How it feels to love a girl
  G              D          Em   C9    G
I swear I’d be a better man
D                Em   C9    G
I’d listen to her
        D              Em   C9    G   D   
Cause I know how it hurts
         Em           C9
When you lose the one you wanted
           G             D   
Cause he’s taken you for granted
    C
And everything you had got destroyed

Verse -same as first Verse-:
If I were a boy
I would turn off my phone
Tell everyone its broken
So they think
that I was sleeping alone
I’d put myself first
And make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she’d be faithful
Waiting for me to come home

Chorus:
D              Em   C9    G
If I were a boy
        D                Em   C9    G   D   
I think I could understand
       Em            C9
How it feels to love a girl
  G              D          Em   C9    G
I swear I’d be a better man
D                Em   C9    G
I’d listen to her
        D              Em   C9    G   D   
Cause I know how it hurts
         Em           C9
When you lose the one you wanted
           G             D   
Cause he’s taken you for granted
    C9                           Em7  Am
And everything you had got destroyed

Bridge:
       C          G        D           Am
It’s a little too late for you to come back
        C         Em
Say its just a mistake
           D             Am
Think I forgive you like that
       C         Em                D   
If you thought I would wait for you
    C
You thought wrong

Chorus -same as previous Chorus-:
But you're just a boy
You don’t understand -yea you don’t understand-
How it feels to love a girl
Someday you’ll wish you were a better man
You don’t listen to her
You don’t care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you've taken her for granted
    C
And everything you had got destroyed

Outro:
                     Em C9 G D   
But you're just a boy
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21 Comments

  1. Purplekoala5678

    The strum pattern on this is hard to figure out. Great song though.

  2. Ukeyukeyukey

    just do c9 on third fret :)

  3. ukelamelame

    WOT in TaRnAtIoN? C9??

  4. +5 easier

  5. Etherealtom

    I think a C5 sounds really nice in place of the C9. (Third fret first and second strings (A and E).)

  6. Frida Pettersson

    C works fore me

  7. -1 works best for me

  8. someonewhoplaysuke

    you can also just play c,g,am, f………. just a suggestion

  9. Talia Meaney

    C sounds much better than C9

  10. Nani1017

    I play with C instead of C9

  11. agreed ^^^

  12. I think Em,C,G n D is better.. C9 sounds so weird tho 0.o

  13. crazyforuku

    yeah C works better

  14. Wouldn’t it be Em, C, G, D It sounds better. Just wanna help out :)

  15. It’s cadd9, not c9

  16. C9 sounds perfect to me, playing third string 3rd fret And 4th string 3rd fret

  17. boolucyloo

    Can i recommend a C instead of a C9

  18. I agree with Missruncia, but overall it’s great!

  19. missruncia

    C9 is off .. are you sure ?

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