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The Boys Are Back in Town - Easy Power Chord Version

Thin Lizzy


Original version tuned ½ step down

 

Intro:

/ A5 - - - / - - - B5 / - - - D5 / - - - A5 / x4

 

  A5                        C#5

Guess who just got back today?

           D5                            F#5

Those wild-eyed boys that had been away

C#5                                F#5

Haven't changed, haven't much to say

B5                                       E5

   But man, I still think them cats are great

 

A5                               C#5

     They were asking if you were around

D5                                  F5

How you was, where you could be found

  C#5                                 F#5            

I told them you were living downtown

B5                                 E5

Driving all the old men crazy

 

Chorus:

       A5 (2)                        B5    D5

The boys are back in town

       A5 (2)                        B5    D5

The boys are back in town

       A5 (2)                        B5    D5

The boys are back in town

 

Interlude:

/ A5 - - - / B5 - - - / C#5 - - - / E5 - - - / x2

 

  A5                        C#5

You know the chick that used to dance a lot

           D5                            F#5

Every night she'd be on the floor shaking what she'd got

C#5                                F#5

Man when I tell you she was cool, she was red hot

B5                                       E5

I mean she was steaming

 

  A5                        C#5

That night over at Johnny's place

D5                                  F5

Well this chick got up and she slapped Johnny's face

  C#5                                 F#5

Man we just fell about the place

B5                                 E5

If that chick don't want to know, forget her

 

Chorus

 

/ A5 - - - / B5 - - - / C#5 - - - / E5 - - - / x2

 

Bridge:

w/triplet strum:

/ G5 - - - / D5 - - - /

resume one chord per measure

/ C#5 - - - / F#5 - - - / B5 - - - / E5 - - - /

/ F#5 - - - / - - - - /

 

Repeat Bridge

 

  A5                        C#5

Friday night they'll be dressed to kill

           D5                            F#5

Down at Dino's bar and grill

C#5                                F#5

The drink will flow and blood will spill

B5                                       E5

If the boys want to fight, you'd better let them

 

  A5                        C#5

That jukebox in the corner blasting out my favorite song

D5                                  F5

The nights are getting warmer, it won't be long

  C#5                                 F#5

It won't be long till summer comes

B5                                 E5

Now that the boys are here again

 

Chorus

 

Outro:

/ A5 - - - / - - - - / G5 - - - / F#5 - - - /

/ G5 - - - / F#5 - - - / D5 - - - / E5 - - - /

 

Repeat Outro

 

/ A5 - - - / B5 - - - / C#5 - - - / E5 - - - / x4

 

End on A5


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.