Boston - I Had A Good Time tab

Last update on 6/30/2005

Written by:mikementen@myeastern.com

What can I say.....As usual Tom Scholz lays down multiple
guitar tracks and layers his riffs dripping with harmony.   

Of course, it helps if you have all the SR&D equipment
to give you that Boston sound.  ;)

(My comments)
(1:24)  Shows the time line in the song where tab matches.

b = bent full note -the number in parenthesis is what you
 should bend up to
p = pull off
h = hammer on
V = downward picking (listed above the fret board)
^ = upward picking (listed above the fret board)
~ = hand vibrato (shake that string :-)
< = volume pan/swell (he is using a volume pedal)
[] = artificial harmonic

^V^V^ = tremolo (use your whammy)  :P

>Oooooh Ahhhh< = lyrics 

Intro
	>Oooooh....<

               Lead Guitar
(intro chord here - every so slightly palm muted barre chord)
(gives you that thumpy/chunky sound)

Rythym Guitar Intro
  
e||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|B||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|G||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|D||-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|A||-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|E||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------------|
e||-----------------------|B||-----------------------|G||-5-5-5-5-8-8-6-8-6-8-6-|D||-6-6-6-6-8-8-6-8-6-8-6-|A||-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-6-4-6-4-|E||-4-4-4-4---------------|
e||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|B||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|G||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|D||-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|A||-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|E||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
e||-----------------------|B||------9-9---8-9--[13]--|G||-6----8-8---8-8--[13]--|D||-6----6-6---8-6--------|A||-4----6-6---6-6--------|E||-----------------------|
Lead Guitar
e||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|B||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|G||-----------------5-|---------------2-|---------------6-|D||---------6--8/10-6-|-------6--8/10-3-|-------6--8/10-6-|A||-----------------6-|---------------3-|---------------4-|E||-----------------4-|---------------1-|-----------------|
>Oooooh....< >Ooooooh....< >Hey, you can be so unfair< (Bass guitar thumping for a while then on to the arpeggios) >and you know, I will remember< >you said you'd always be there when you go<
e||-----------------|-------|-------|-------|-------|B||-----------------|-------|-------|-------|-------|G||-----------------|-------|-------|-------|-------|D||---6-5-6---6---6-|-----6-|-----6-|-----6-|-----6-|A||---------8---6---|---6---|---6---|---6---|---6---|E||-----------------|-4-----|-6-----|-6-----|-8-----|
e||-------|-------|-------|-------|B||-------|-------|-------|-------|G||-------|-------|-------|-------|D||-----6-|-----6-|-----6-|-----6-|A||---6---|---6---|---6---|---6---|E||-4-----|-6-----|-6-----|-8-----|
Chorus: >Hey, I wanted you to know< >I wish you were mine< >And I, I just wanted you to know< >I had a good time<
(this arpeggio repeats throughout the chorus)e||-------|-------|-------|-------|B||-------|-------|-------|-------|G||-------|-------|-------|-------|D||-----6-|-----6-|-----6-|-----6-|A||---6---|---6---|---6---|---6---|E||-4-----|-6-----|-6-----|-8-----|
>Ooh, I had a really good time<(0:54) V^ V^ V^ V^ V ^e||-------------------|-------------------|B||-------------------|-------------------|G||-------------------|-------------------|D||-66-66-66-66-8-10~-|-66-66-66-66-8-10~-|A||-------------------|-------------------|E||-------------------|-------------------|
(guitars heavily layered playing this lick in a different position on the neck) e||-------------------|--------------|B||-------------------|--------------|G||-------------------V--------------|D||-66-66-66-66-8-10-10-10H11P10-8~--|A||----------------------------------|E||----------------------------------|
>You can lie and I still believe it< >It's Ok, it doesn't matter< >I know that you really mean it< >In your own way<
e||-----------------|---------|--------|--------|--------|B||-----------------|---------|--------|--------|--------|G||-----------------|---------|--------|--------|--------|D||---6-5-6---6---6-|-------6-|------6-|------6-|------6-|A||---------8---6---|-----6---|----6---|----6---|----6---|E||-----------------|---4-----|--6-----|--6-----|--8-----|
e||-------|-------|--------|-------|B||-------|-------|--------|-------|G||-------|-------|--------|-------|D||-----6-|-----6-|-----6--|-----6-|A||---6---|---6---|---6----|---6---|E||-4-----|-6-----|-6------|-8-----|
Chorus again >I just wanted you to know< >Hey! I had a really good time<
Lead Guitar(1:39)e||-------------------|-----------------|B||-------------------|-----------------|G||-6~~~8b(10)-8-6----|-8b(10)-8-6------|D||---------------8~~-|-----------------|A||-------------------|-----------------|E||-------------------|-----------------|
e||-------------------------------|B||-------------------------------|G||-6-8-10-10-11-10H11P10-8---6-8-|D||-------------------------------|A||-------------------------------|E||-------------------------------|
(1:48) (1:55)e||-------------------|-----------------|-------------------------|B||-------------------|-----------------|-------------------------|G||-/13~~13-12-13-----|----18-17H18P17--|-15----15---13H15P13-12--|D||---------------15--|-13--------------|----18-------------------|A||-------------------|-----------------|-------------------------|E||-------------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
(1:56 to 2:11) (Spoken:) >Hey, you know what you want< >Well maybe love is blind< >It's alright, it's cool< >Just want you to know< >I had a really good time<
(2:12)e||-------------------|----------------|B||-------------------|----------------|G||-------------------|----------------|D||--8b(10)-10-10-11--|-6-8~---6-8-8~~-|A||-------------------|------8---------|E||-------------------|----------------|
>Well, I've been in love< >But nothing lasts forever< >So just hold on long enough< >And maybe you'll end up together< >It's Alriiiiight Yeah Yeah Yeah<
(2:39)e||---------------------|-----------------|B||---------------------|-----------------|G||-13~~-13-15-17-13----|-13-15-17-13~~---|D||------------------15~|-----------------|A||---------------------|-----------------|E||---------------------|-----------------|
e||-------------|-------------|---------|B||-------------|-------------|---------|G||-13-15-17-17-|-17H18P17-15-|-12-13~~-|D||-------------|-------------|---------|A||-------------|-------------|---------|E||-------------|-------------|---------|
(2:49)e||-------------|-------------|----------------|-------------|B||-------------|-------------|----------------|-8--9-9--8-8-|G||-13-15-17-13-|-13-15-17-13-|-13-17H18P17-15-|-8--8-8--8-8-|D||-------------|-------------|----------------|-8--6-6--8-8-|A||-------------|-------------|----------------|-6--6-6--6-6-|E||-------------|-------------|----------------|-------------|
>You can lie to my face and I'll believe it< >It's OK, 'cause there's a feelin' you can't replace< >You didn't mean it, anyway....<
e||-------|-------|--------|-------|B||-------|-------|--------|-------|G||-------|-------|--------|-------|D||-----6-|-----6-|-----6--|-----6-|A||---6---|---6---|---6----|---6---|E||-4-----|-6-----|-6------|-8-----|
e||-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|B||-----------------|-----------------|---------6-4-------|G||-----------------|-----------------|-----6-------6-5-5-|D||------6-5-6------|------6-5-6------|---6---6---------6-|A||----6------------|----6------------|-4---------------6-|E||--4--------------|--6--------------|-----------------4-|
Chorus out >Want to do it again?< (Kimberly Dahme's favorite part :)
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