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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.