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Boy Needs A Bike (Ride Away)

Artist: Jewel Kilcher
Taken from: Jewel Unplugged on MTV
Transcribed by: Rok Osojnik (

Song is played in standard tuning

Chords used: G C9 D C Cadd9 Cmaj7 F Am Eme--3---3----2---0---0------0-----1---0---0--B--3---3----3---1---3------0-----1---1---0--G--0---0----2---0---0------0-----2---2---0--D--0---2----0---2---2------2-----3---2---2--A--2---3----X---3---3------3-----3---0---2--E--3---X----X---X---X------X-----1---X---0--
G C9 G Pop works in the shop til eight C9 Mom's on the phone and she's kind of irate G D C Cadd9 C Cmaj7 Sally's doing sommersaults on the lawn G Pop slams open the front screen door C9 Just to scare mom She says, "What the hell did you do that for?" G D C Cadd9 C Cmaj7 He washes his dirty hands in the sink G And things around the table are kind of rough C9 Mom says it's pa Pa says, "Times are just tough" G D C Cadd9 C Cmaj7 Me and Sally don't say much of nothing at all G The garage door light brightens up the night C9 Pa always works on cars when he gets in a fight G D As though he could figure out that woman by working on that C Cadd9 C Cmaj7 old car G He said a car can cure any problem at all C9 Cause seeing all those parts makes a fight look so small G D But I wish he'd put me and Sally in the backseat and C Cadd9 C Cmaj7 drive us away G That's when he sits me down he said he's gonna teach me about life C9 He said, "A man needs a car and a boy needs a bike" G D I got my first taste of freedom C Cadd9 C Cmaj7 beneath the light of the moon F G But if it were me F G I'd have the guts F G C Cmaj7 Am I'd put to test those bolts and nuts Em Am And I'd Ride C D G Away so fast, so far G Put away our tools We go back inside C9 Mom feels left out and now she's starting to cry G D C Cadd9 C Cmaj7 I wonder if all girls are crazy this way G I wish pops would just get a spine C9 I said I know it's little but you can borrow mine G D C Cmaj7 Cadd9 C He just smiles and says, "Your mom means well, son" G Most times are good it's just some that are lame C9 But love makes up for those times in beteween G D C Cadd9 He got a tear in his eye as he took mamma's hand C Cmaj7 G said one day I'd understand F G But if it were me F G I'd have the guts F G C Cmaj7 Am I'd put to test those bolts and nuts Em Am And I'd Ride C D Em Away so fast, so far Am C D Em Ride Away so fast so far Am C D Ride Away (end on Em with upward strum) If you have any corrections, comments, opinions or problems, then feel free to email me at
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