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9 Feb 2013

The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy - Ukulele Chords

Been thinking of introducing this one to our set for a while. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy


The chords below are an approximation. There is an E in that second section of each verse, but on the uke (to my ears) it doesn't work too well, so an Em will work I think. This is just the bare bones of the song of course - the real trick is in getting the twiddly bits and lead right!


INTRO [G] [Am] [C] x3

[G]Guess who just got [Bm] back today
[C] Them wild eyed boys [Em] that had been away [Bm]
Haven't changed, [Em] hadn't much to say
[Am7] But man I still think them [D7] cats are crazy

[G] They were asking if [Bm] you were around
[C] How you was where [Em] you could be found
[D] Told them you were living [Em] down town
[Am] driving all the old men [D7] crazy

The [G] boys are back in town (boys are back in town) [Am] [C]
I said the [G] boys are back in town [Am](boys are back in town [C]
The [G] boys are back in town (boys are back)
The [Am] boys are back in town [C] (boys are back)

[G] [Am] [C]

[G] You know that chick that [Bm]used to dance a lot
[C] Every night she'd be on the [Em] floor shaking what [Bm] she got
Man when I tell you she was [Em] cool she was red hot
[Am7] I mean she was [D7] steaming

[G] And that time over at [Bm] Johnny's place
[C] Well this chick got up and [Em] she slapped Johnny's face
[D] Man, we just [Em] fell about the place
If that [Am] chick don't wanna know [D7] forget her


The [G] boys are back in town (boys are back in town) [Am] [C]
I said the [G] boys are back in town [Am](boys are back in town  [C]
The [G] boys are back in town (boys are back)
The [Am] boys are back in town [C] (boys are back)

[G] [Am] [C] riff

[G] Friday night, [Bm] dressed to kill
[C] down at Dino's [Em] bar and grill [Bm]
The drink will flow and the [Em] blood will spill
[Am7] And if the boys wanna fight you better [D7] let em

[G] The jukebox in the [Bm] corner blasting out my favourite [C] song
The nights are getting [Em] longer and it won't be long [Bm]
Won't be long till the [Em] summer comes
[Amy7] Now that the [D7] boys are here again


The [G] boys are back in town (boys are back in town) [Am] [C]
I said the [G] boys are back in town [Am](boys are back in town  [C]
The [G] boys are back in town (boys are back)
The [Am] boys are back in town [C] (boys are back)

[G] [Am] [C] riff

5 comments :

  1. this sounds totally wrong!!!!!!

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  2. Not to me it doesn't. Did you read the intro and are you aware this is only the rhythm? The driver for this song is the bass, and of course the lead lick

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  3. This sounds spot on to me.
    I've added a half-assed tab to the main lick.
    Sounds best on a Low-G.

    A|----------0h2--2------------0h2--2-------------0--3---0--3-3-3-3--|
    E|-----0h3----------3-----0h3---------3-----0h3------0----3-3-3-3--|
    C|---2---------------2---2---------------2--2------------0----4-4-4-4--|
    G|----------------0-------------------0-----------------2---2--5-5-5-5--|

    ....lather, rinse, repeat.

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  4. When you play this on a guitar you play a lot of seventh chords in the verses. The Bm and Em here would both normally be sevens...although the Bm sounds better on the uke to my ear. Try the E7. Good stuff!

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  5. Nice one. But for me, the riff sounds better with Bm instead of Am...

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