White Stripes - I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mothers Heart tab


INTRO/VERSE
This tune starts with piano playing D, C and G.

|----2--|-----0--3--||----3--|-----1--3--||----2--|-----0--0--||-0--0--|-----2--0--||-------|--3--3--2--||-------|--------3--| D C G
A clean guitar plays a little arpeggio over the top, something like:
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-------7-------------7-------|-------5---------------------||---------7-------------7-----|---------5-----------4-------||----7------7------7------7---|----5------5-----------5-----||-5-------------5-------------|-3----------------5------5---||-----------------------------|---------------3-------------| D C G
RIFF TWO ('What kind of cartwheels...')
w/ overdriven guitar (* see note -------------------)|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------||-------------------|-----------------|-----7----------|----7------7---||-----2-------2-----|-----4-------4---|-7---7-----7-5-/|-7--7------7---||-3---3---3---3--3-/|-5---5---5---5---|-7---7-----7-5-/|-7--7----7-7---||-3---3---3---3--3-/|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5-----5-3-/|-5--5----5-5---||-1---1---1---1--1-/|-3---3---3---3---|----------------|-------------0-| F G D D
(*2 see note ------------------)|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------||-------------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------||-----2-------2-----|-----4-------4---|-----6---------/|----6------6---||-3---3---3---3--3-/|-5---5---5---5---|-7---7-----7-5-/|-7--7------7---||-3---3---3---3--3-/|-5---5---5---5---|-7---7-----7-5-/|-7--7----7-7---||-1---1---1---1--1-/|-3---3---3---3---|-5---5-----5-3--|-5--5----5-5---| F G A A
* NB: This two bar D bitty is accompanied by piano playing something like:
(let ring) |---------2-----------2h3---2-----|-2---2-----2---2---2-----2-------| |---------3-----------3-----3-----|-1h3-1-----3---3---3-----3p1---3-| |---------2-----2-----2-----2-----|-2---2-----2---2---2-----2-----2-| |-0-----------0---0---------------|-0-------0-------------0---------| |---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |---------------------------------|---------------------------------| 1 x x x 2 x x x 3 x x x 4 x x x 1 x x x 2 x x x 3 x x x 4 x x x
*2 NB: Similar thing in these two bars:
(let ring) |---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |---------2-----------2h3---2-----|-2---2-----2---2---2-------------| |---------2-----------2-----2-----|-0h2-0-----2---2---2-----2p0-0h2-| |---------2-----2-----2-----2-----|-2---2-----2---2---2-----2-----2-| |-0-----------0---0---------------|-0-------0-------------0-----0---| |---------------------------------|---------------------------------| 1 x x x 2 x x x 3 x x x 4 x x x 1 x x x 2 x x x 3 x x x 4 x x x
FILL This is played before 2nd verse and is also the rhythm for the slide guitar lead. Basically, we're back to the D, C, G progression... with a twist:
(piano) *3|-------------------------------|----------------|------------------||--------7-----8p7-------8p7----|--------5-------|------------------||--------7---------7-----7---7--|----------5-----|-----4--4-\-2-----||-7------------------7---7------|----5-------5---|-----5--5-\-3-----||-5---5------5------------------|-3--------------|-----5--5-\-3-----||-------------------------------|----------------|-0h3-3--3-\-1-----|
*3 NB: This bar has a distorted guitar playing the same chords. Back to verse, with a more prominent overdriven guitar playing the basically the same chords as the initial verse riff. Then to Riff Two again . . . then the dreaded slide guitar. SLIDE LEAD If there is a note in brackets/parentheses after or before a slide, this means don't pick the note, just slide to it (a legato slide). Make all these slides as long and slow as possible (or use a slide, I suppose).
(last bar of Riff Two)------------------------------|---------------------------7--|-----7-------7-------7-----7--|-5/7-----5/7-----5/7---5/7----|------------------------------|------------------------------|
(let ring) x4||---------------------------5-\-|------------------------------------||||/-7---7------\(5)/(7)---7------|/-----5---/--(12)-12--12-\(10)-\----||||/-7-----7----\(5)/(7)---7------|/---5----/---(12)-12--12-\(10)--\--*||||/-7-------7--\(5)/(7)----------|/-5-----/----(12)-12--12-\(10)---\-*||||-------------------------------|------------------------------------||||-------------------------------|------------------------------------||
This is the general idea. There variations on each repeat. So, I think all the components to play the song are here. Just put 'em all in the right order. The tune finishes on a D.
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