Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way tab

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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 18:26:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tyler Prestwood 
Subject: b/backstreet_boys/i_want_it_that_way.tab

Artists:	Backstreet Boys
Album:		Millennium
Song:		"I Want It That Way"

Capo on 2nd fret.  This is a good song for the most part.  I don't
"love" the Backstreet Boys but some of their music is okay.

I fit the tab to a normal sized piece of paper in size 9 Courier New. 
Any gripes, complaints, or even complements, send to: 
guitarguy69@yahoo.com.

Note: Verse 2 and 2nd Verse are different things, just like Post-Chorus
2 and 2nd Post-Chorus.  Notation at very bottom.


Intro / Verse:

Riff A:(Vocal Patterns at Bottom)Play 5 times Em (F#m*) Em6 (F#m6*) C (D*) G (A*)e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|-------0-----0-|---1-p-0-------|-----------1---|----------3----|G|----------0----|----------0----|------0--------|-------0-----0-|D|----2----------|---------------|---------------|----0----------|A|---------------|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|E|-0-------------|---------------|---------------|-3-------------|
1st time: Then play first Pre-Chorus. 2nd time (also play Rhy. Fig. 1 three times on Guitar II): ** = Lyrics are sung at the end of the Pre/Post-Chrous just before. Then play second Pre-Chorus.
Rhy. Fig. 1 Em (F#m*) Em (F#m*) C (D*) G (A*)e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|-0----0----0---|-0----0----0---|-1----1----1---|-3----3----3---|G|-0----0----0---|-0----0----0---|-0----0----0---|-0----0----0---|D|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|-0----0----0---|A|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|-3----3----3---|-2----2----2---|E|-0----0----0---|-0----0----0---|---------------|-3----3----3---|
3rd time (also play Rhy. Fig. 2 three times on Guitar II): Then play second Post-Chorus. Pre/Post-Chorus:
Riff BPlay 1 time Em (F#m*) Em6 (F#m6*) C (D*) G (A*)e|-0-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|-0-----0-----0-|---1-p-0-------|-1-------------|-3-------------|G|-0--------0----|----------0----|-0-------------|-0-------------|D|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|-0-------------|A|-2-------------|---------------|-3-------------|-2-------------|E|-0-------------|---------------|---------------|-3-------------|
1st time: "I want ... Pre: Then play Verse 2nd Time. Post: Then play third Verse (play only Rhy. Fig. 1, and play it once). 2nd time: "I want ... Pre: Then play first Chorus (play Rhy. Fig. 1 also with Riff B). Post: Then play first Chorus. Post-Chorus 2:
Rhy. Fig. 2 Em (F#m*) Em (F#m*) B5 (C#5*) B5 (C#5*)e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|-0----0----0---|-0----0----0---|---------------|---------------|G|-0----0----0---|-0----0----0---|-4-------------|-4-------------|D|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|-4-------------|-4-------------|A|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|-2-------------|-2-------------|E|-0----0----0---|-0----0----0---|---------------|---------------|
1wt time (for Post-Chorus 2): "I want .... Then play Bridge. Chorus:
Rhy. Fig. 3Play 3 times C (D*) C (D*) Em (F#m*) G (A*)e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|-----------1-1-|--1--1--1--1---|-0----0----0---|-3----3----3---|G|-----------0-0-|--0--0--0--0---|-0----0----0---|-0----0----0---|D|-----------2-2-|--2--2--2--2---|-2----2----2---|-0----0----0---|A|-----------3-3-|--3--3--3--3---|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|E|---------------|---------------|-0----0----0---|-3----3----3---|
1st time: Then play first Post-Chorus. After second time playing Chorus, play Post-Chorus 2. Bridge (Play after Post-Chorus 2):
Em (F#m*) Em7 (F#m7*) C (D*) C (D*)e|-0----0--------|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|-0-------------|--------3------|--------1------|---------------|G|-0-------0-----|-----0------0--|-----0---------|---------------|D|-2-------------|--2------------|---------------|--2----0-------|A|---------------|---------------|--3------------|---------------|E|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
Then there is a break, still singing (the parenthesis denote Fill 1 played with the lyrics inside): "You are my fire. The one desire. (You are), You are, You are, You are."
Fill 1 Em (F#m*)e|---------------|B|---------------|G|-----0---------|D|-2-------------|A|---------------|E|---------------|
Then play Fill 2. Fill 2 (Two Guitars):
Em (F#m*) Em6 (F#m6*) A (B*) A (B*)e|-0-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|-0-----0-----0-|---1-p-0-------|---------------|---------------|G|-0--------0----|----------0----|-2-------------|---------------|D|-2--2----------|---------------|---------------|---------------|A|-2-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|E|-0-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
| | | | | Em (F#m*) Em6 (F#m6*) A (B*) A (B*) |e|------------3--|--------7------|-5-------------|---------------|B|-5-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|A|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|E|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
Don't wanna' hear you say, Then play Chorus 2 [Change keys (Em - F#m)]. Chorus 2:
Rhy. Fig. 4Play 3 times D (E*) D (E*) F#m (G#m*) A (B*)e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|-----------3-3-|--3--3--3--3---|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|G|-----------2-2-|--2--2--2--2---|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|D|-----------0-0-|--0--0--0--0---|-4----4----4---|-2----2----2---|A|---------------|---------------|-4----4----4---|-0----0----0---|E|---------------|---------------|-2----2----2---|---------------|
1st time: Then play Post-Chorus 3. Post-Chorus 3:
Rhy. Fig. 5 F#m (G#m*) F#m (G#m*) D (E*) A (B*)e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|-3----3----3---|-2----2----2---|G|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|D|-4----4----4---|-4----4----4---|-0----0----0---|-2----2----2---|A|-4----4----4---|-4----4----4---|---------------|-0----0----0---|E|-2----2----2---|-2----2----2---|---------------|---------------|
1st time: "I want ... 2nd time: "I want ... Then play Chorus 2, then Post-Chorus 3, then Chorus 2 again, then Rhy. Fig. 6. Rhy. Fig. 6
F#m (G#m*) D (E*) A (B*)e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|-2-------------|---------------|-3-------------|-2-------------|G|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|-2-------------|D|-4-------------|---------------|-0-------------|-2-------------|A|-4-------------|---------------|---------------|-0-------------|E|-2-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
1st time: "I want ... Then play Rhy. Fig. 7 to end the song. Rhy. Fig. 7
F#m (G#m*) F#m (G#m*) D (E*) A (B*)e|---------------|-2---5---------|---------------|-5-------------|B|-2-------------|---------------|-5-------------|-5-------------|G|-2-------------|---------------|-4-------------|-2-------------|D|-4-------------|----------4----|-2-------------|---------------|A|-4-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|E|-2-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
1st time: "I want ... * = What chord is implied by tonality. Vocal Patterns: Before now I've never been able to do this (voice - guitar) but now I attempting. Vocals are not to the song rhythm.
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Fin This took me 2 or 3 days. I thought it would be nice to do a new song. If there are any problems in this document, or you have a request of a song you would like tabbed (I'll try to do it), please email me at: guitarguy69@yahoo.com
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