Pretenders – Kid tab

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Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 02:04:36 -0500
From: Mike Dare 
Subject: TAB: "Kid" by the Pretenders

Here's my rendition of my favorite Pretenders song.  Sorry, but I couldn't
figure out the solo.  Maybe later.

"Kid" by the Pretenders,  from Pretenders I
Transcription: Mike Dare (

The song starts out in C.  Opening chord progression is: C(032010),
Am(x02210), F(133211), G(320001)

C Am F G Ce------------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------------|G------------------------------------------------|D--------------0-2-------------------------------|A-----0-2-3--------------------------------------|E--3----------------1----7-7-5-5-3-3-1-1-0-(0)---|
C Am F G Ce--------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------|D---------------------3----9-10-----7-9--5-7--3-5--2-3-2-------|A------------0----2-3------------------------------------3-----|E--(0)--1-3----------------------------------------------------|
C Am F G Kid, what changed your mood? You've got all sad, so I feel sad too. C Am F G I think I know, some things wherever I go C9(032030) Am You think it's wrong. I can tell you do. F Dm(x00231) G How can I explain, when you don't want me to.
C Am F G Ce------------------------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------------------------|G------------------------------------------------------------|D--------------0-2-----9-10----7-9--5-7--3-5--2-3-2----------|A-----0-2-3------------------------------------------3-------|E--3---------------1-----------------------------------------|
C Am F G Kid, my only kid, you look so small, gone so quiet C Am F G I know you know, what I'm about, I won't deny it. C9 Am But you forget. You don't understand. F Dm G You've turned your head. You've dropped my hand. Am F Am F Am F G All my sorrow, all my blues, all my sorrow - ow -ow *The song now changes key to E right before to solo. The chord progression is now: E(022100), C#m(x46654), A(x02220), B(x2444x). E C#m A B Shut the light, go away, fool of grace, and cover your face E C#m A B Kid, precious kid, you're eyes are blue, but you won't cry E C#m A B E C#m A B I know, angry tears today, you won't let them go
Outro Solo (simple, yet effective)e---------------------------- ---------------------|B---7-------5---------------- (x 3) 9-----7-----4--------| (x 1)G------------------4-----1--- ------------------4--|D---------------------------- ---------------------|A---------------------------- ---------------------|E---------------------------- ---------------------|
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