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Lonely Boy

Black Keys

 

Chord Guide

       231

E:    022100

        123

A:    x02220

      3    4

G:    3x0003

 

 

Strum: D   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro:  / E - - - / x8                                       (w/divebomb riff)

           / E - - - / - - - - / A - - - / - - - - / x2 (w/melodic riff)

           / E - - - / x8                                        (w/verse riff)

  

              E (2)                           G         A

Well I'm so above you, and it's plain to see

          E (2)                          G         A

But I came to love you anyway

             E (2)                                  G                A

So you pulled my heart out, and I don't mind bleeding,

E (2)                                         G           A

Any old time to keep me waiting, waiting, waiting

 

Chorus:

E (2)         G                         A          

Oh, oh-oh I got a love that keeps me waiting

E (2)         G                         A

Oh, oh-oh I got a love that keeps me waiting

E (2)                  G                      A

I'm a lonely boy,   I'm a lonely boy

E (2)         G                         A          

Oh, oh-oh I got a love that keeps me waiting

 

/ E - - - / x8 (w/verse riff)

 

                 E (2)                               G      A

Well your mama kept you but your daddy left you

             E (2)                                 G         A

And I should've done you just the same

          E (2)                                G         A

But I came to love you, am I born to bleed?

E (2)                                         G           A

Any old time to keep me waiting, waiting, waiting

 

Chorus

 

/ E - - - / x8                                       (w/divebomb riff)

/ E - - - / - - - - / A - - - / - - - - / x2 (w/melodic riff)

 

Chorus

 

End on E


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