Centerfold tab with lyrics by Geils Band J - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Geils Band J – Centerfold tab

An 80's classic, and it's real easy. All you need are threechords and that infectious riff and you've got a guaranteed crowd pleaser.The riff:E------10------------------------------------------------------B --/12-----12-10---------------------------10--------10--------G ----------------12-12----12-9-12-12--9-12----12-12------------D --------------------------------------------------------------A --------------------------------------------------------------E --------------------------------------------------------------
E ------10------------------------------------------------------B ---12-----12-10---------------------------10------------------G ----------------12-12----12-9-12-12--9-12----12-12------------D --------------------------------------------------------------A --------------------------------------------------------------E --------------------------------------------------------------
During the verses, part of the riff is played an octave lower:
E --------------------------------------------------------------B -------------------------------------------------------------G -------7----------------OR------7-----------------------------D ----/9---9--7--5--5----------/9---9--7------------------------A ----------------------------------------10--10----------------E --------------------------------------------------------------
There are other places to play it on the neck too; do what's most comfortable. The chords are a simple G, F, C through most of the song:
G (MUTE) F C F CE ------------------------------------------------------------B --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10-----------------10-----------------G --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10------9---9------10--------9--------D --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10------10--10-----10--------10-------A --10--10--X-X-X-X--8--8----0--10--10-----8---------10-------E ------------------------------8---8----------------8-------- My blood runs cold MY memory has just been sold
If that proves too daunting (or you have a second guitarist) then play it as open chords. This particular voicing is what I believe Mr. Geils (yes, he exists and was the guitarist) to be playing on the recording. The pre-chorus:
Em Am G DE ---0-----------------------------------0-----------3---2-------B ---0-----------------------------------1-----------0---3-------G ---0-----------------------------------2-----------0---2-------D ---2-----------------------------------2-----------0---0-------A ---2-----------------------------------0-----------2-----------E ---0-----------------------------------0-----------3-----------
A part of me has just been ripped the pages of my mind are stripped And that's pretty much all you need to know. No solo, and the rest is easy if you try it with the song, even that little low riff after the false ending. Towards the fade out, Peter Wolf sings a harmony to the main riff on "Na-na", which you can play on guitar if you choose:
E /12-10-10-12-10-10--10-10-8-8----8-10-8-8-10--and-repeat------B ------------------------------10------------------------------G --------------------------------------------------------------D --------------------------------------------------------------A --------------------------------------------------------------E --------------------------------------------------------------
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