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Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

Fmaj7 chord Cadd9 chord
D over C Sharp chord
G6/B chord A6sus4 chord D/A chord Dadd2 chord D chord G chord A5 chord Bb chord Dsus4 chord Asus4 chord Dsus chord
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How To Play

[intro and verse pattern]
|Bb+b5       |Fmaj7       |Cadd9       |Bbadd9+b5   |Bbadd9+b5   |
|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|
|--6-6---6-6-|--6-6---6-6-|--3-3---3-3-|--1-1---1-1-|--1-1---1-1-|
|-7-----7----|-5-----5----|-5-----5----|-3-----3----|-3-----3----|
|8-----8-----|7-----7-----|5-----5-----|3-----3-----|3-----3-----|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
 
Bb+b5                 |Fmaj7
Me and my brother were talking to each other
     |Cadd9        BbII |Dadd2        |
About what makes a man a man
                        |---0----0----|
                        |--3-3--3-2---|
                        |-2----2------|
                        |0----0-------|
                        |-------------|
                        |-------------|
 
      |Bb+b5              |Fmaj7
Was it brain or brawn, the month you were born
  |Cadd9         BbII|Dadd2   |D
We just couldn't understand
   |D              G         |D        D Dsus4 D
Our old man didn't like our appearance
            |D          G        |Asus4     Ano3
He said that only women wear long hair
 
  |Bb+b5                     |Fmaj7
So me and my brother borrowed money from mother
  |Cadd9              |BbII   Dadd2
We knew what we had to do
  |Bb+b5                    |Fmaj7
We went downstairs, past the barber and gymnasium
   |Cadd9          |BbII  Dadd2 |D    |
And got our arms tattooed
 
|D             D       |D     Dsus D |
 Welcome to my life, tattoo 
|----------------------|----2-3-2----|
|3-------------3-------|----3-3-3----|
|2-------------2-------|----2-2-2----|
|0-------------0-------|0---0-0-0----|
|---4----2--0-----4-2-0|-------------|
|----------------------|-------------|
 
     |D        D        |D    Dsus4 D  |
I'm a man now, thanks to you
     |     %            |      %       |
 
   |     D              D/C#
I expect I'll regret you
       |           G6/B            A6sus4
But the skin graft man won't get you
      |G              |A5*  |A5    |Bb+b5 |Fmaj7 |Cadd9 |BbII   |    |
You'll be there when I die       tattoo 
 
  [note: A5* played as Asus4 in stage versions]
 
My dad beat me 'cause mine said mother
But my mother naturally liked it and beat my brother
'Cause his tattoo was of a lady in the nude
And my mother thought that was extremely rude
 
Welcome to my life, tattoo
We've a long time together, me and you
I expect I'll regret you
But the skin graft man won't get you
You'll be there when I die, tattoo
 
Now I'm older, I'm tattooed all over
My wife is tattooed, too
A rooty-toot-toot, rooty-tooty-tooty-toot
Rooty-toodle-toodle tattoo too to you

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