Only A Boy Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

C chord G chord Am chord Em chord D chord
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How To Play

Capo:4th fret

INTRO
C  G  Am  Em
C  G  D
 
VERSE
    C                 G
"Stewart boy, you'll never be much
             Am                  Em
cause you're too busy acting the fool."
  C
Thank you, Sir, for them
G                    D
few kind words on my last day of school.
           C                 G
Oh, but my mama said I could be a success
       Am                    Em
if I'd only get myself out of bed.
 C                  G
Words of wisdom but I wasn't listening,
      D
I had plans in my head.
 
 
CHORUS
       C              G
Only a boy, trying it on,
           Am                 Em
coming so strong, restless to roam.
       C              G
Only a boy, silly and proud,
             Am                   Em~
reckless and loud, impressing the crowd.
       G~
Only a boy
 
 
VERSE
  C               G
Rock and roll was in my brains,
       Am                         Em
Eddie Cochrane running through my veins.
  C                   G
Skintight trousers in council houses,
        D
the unemployment exchange.
    C                   G
The blues I played were Mississippi made
          Am                       Em
and every friday night I'd fall in love.
  C                 G              D
Football fields and teenage pills, nothing's enough.
 
 
CHORUS
       C                G
Only a boy, dressing to kill,
           Am                 Em
passion to spill, hand in the till.
       C                G
Only a boy, slipping it in,
          Am             Em
thin as a pin, chasing a dream.
       G
Only a boy
       G
Only a boy
 G
Ooh!
 
 
SOLO
C  G  Am  Em
C  G  D
 
 
VERSE
         C                  G
Oh, them Dukes of freedom I used to believe them
    Am                   Em
and all their rebellious vows.
    C                       G
The critics, the cynics who never understood it,
D
where are they now?
            C                 G
And all the wondering and the stumbling
      Am                    Em
that goes hand in hand with change.
      C                          G
The yearning, the earning was it all part of learning
      D
or am I still the same?
 
 
CHORUS
       C              G
Only a boy, laughing aloud,
           Am               Em
quick as a shot, nobody can stop
       C                 G
Only a boy, plans of his own,
            Am                    Em
leaving his home, knows where he's going.
       G
Only a boy
       G
Only a boy
       G
Only a boy
       G
Only a boy
 
 
OUTRO
C  G  Am  Em
C  G  D

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