Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way tab

Backstreet Boys
I Want It That Way
Millennium Album

Tabbed By:  Travis Gasa
e-mail:	smartbomber@aol.com

I don't really like the Backstreet Boys, but the guitar in some of
their songs sounds pretty cool.

I looked everywhere for tabs for this song, but they were all wrong.
The intro is tabbed exactly as it is played in the song. The chords
I have tabbed sound correct. My version should also be very easy to
follow.

The song changes key halfway through. After the tabbed guitar part in
the bridge, the song climbs one whole-step higher. Before this part,
the D chord should be played normally. After this point the D should be
played as noted. The Em-1 chord shown in the bridge is not really
called that. I just don't know the name, so I'm just calling it Em-1. I
tried to tab this song to the correct beat, although you may find it
isn't. The best solution is to listen to the song and figure out the
correct beat that way.

Chords:                                 	               |  2nd half:
                                                         |
     D    Em   C    G    E    A   Em-1  Am   Dsus4  F#m  |      D
                                                         |
-2- -0- -3- -3- -0- -0- -0- -0- -3- -2- | -0- -3- -0- -5- -3- -0- -2- -0- -1- -3- -2- | -3- -2- -0- -5- -4- -1- -2- -0- -2- -2- -2- | -2- -0- -2- -5- -5- -2- -2- -0- -2- -0- -4- | -0- -x- -2- -3- -5- -2- -0- -2- -0- -x- -4- | -x- -x- -0- -x- -3- -0- -x- -x- -x- -x- -2- | -x-
Order of song: Intro Verse 1 Chorus Verse 2 Chorus Bridge Chorus #2 Chorus #2 (yes again) Ending Capo 2nd fret for entire song Intro:
[E]---------------------------------|---------------------------------[B]-----0-----1p0-------0-------3---|-----0-----1p0-------0-------3---[G]-------0-------0-----------0---0-|-------0-------0-----------0---0-[D]---2-----2---------2-----0-------|---2-----2---------2-----0-------[A]-----------------3---------------|-----------------3---------------[E]-0---------------------3---------|-0---------------------3--------- Yeah... You are
[E]---------------------------------|---------------------------------[B]-----0-----1p0-------0-------3---|-----0-----1p0-------0-------3---[G]-------0-------0-----------0---0-|-------0-------0-----------0---0-[D]---2-----2---------2-----0-------|---2-----2---------2-----0-------[A]-----------------3---------------|-----------------3---------------[E]-0---------------------3---------|-0---------------------3---------
my fire the one desire believe Em D G[E]---------------------------------|-0------------------2-------3----[B]-----0-----1p0-------0-------3---|-0---0-----1p0------3-------3----[G]-------0-------0-----------0---0-|-0-----0-------0----2-------4----[D]---2-----2---------2-----0-------|-2-2-----2----------0-------5----[A]-----------------3---------------|-2--------------------------5----[E]-0---------------------3---------|-0--------------------------3---- when I say I want it that way
VERSE 1: Em C G Em But we are two worlds apart C G Em Can't reach to your heart C G When you say Em D G That I want it that way CHORUS: C Tell me why D G (Ain't nothin' but a heartache) C Tell me why D G C (Ain't nothin' but a mistake tell me why) D G I never wanna hear you say Em D G Em B I want it that way <---2nd TIME:(I want it that way) VERSE 2: Em C G Am I your fire Em C G Your one desire Em C G Yes I know it's too late Em D G But I want it that way -TO CHORUS- BRIDGE: Em Em-1 Now I can see that we're fallin' apart C Am D From the way that it used to be, yeah Em Em-1 No matter the distance I want you to know Am Dsus4 D That deep down inside of me (NO CHORDS) You are my fire The one desire You are, you are, you are, you are
[E]-----0-----3---3/7-----5-----[B]-----0-----------------------[G]-----0-----------------------[D]-----2-----------------------[A]-----2-----------------------[E]-----x-----------------------
2ND HALF - PLAY D CHORD HERE AS SHOWN IN CHORD LIST FOR 2ND HALF D Don't wanna hear you say E A Ain't nothin' but a heartache D E A Ain't nothin' but a mistake (Don't wanna hear you say) D E A F#m I never wanna hear you say E A I want it that way CHORUS #2 ONE-STEP HIGHER: D Tell me why E A (Ain't nothin' but a heartache) D Tell me why E A D (Ain't nothin' but a mistake tell me why) E A I never wanna hear you say (Don't wanna hear you say) <---2ND TIME:(Never wanna hear you say it) F#m E A I want it that way -TO CHORUS #2- ENDING TO CHORUS #2: (NO CHORDS) Cuz I want it that way
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