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Only A Boy

Rod Stewart

Chords used in this song: Fm, G#, A#, Cm, D#
FmChord: Fm
G#Chord: G#
A#Chord: A#
CmChord: Cm
D#Chord: D#

Capo VIII

[Intro]
G#  D#  Fm  Cm
G#  D#  A#


[Verse]
    G#                 D#
"Stewart boy, you'll never be much
             Fm                 Cm
cause you're too busy acting the fool."
  G#
Thank you, Sir, for them
D#                    A#
few kind words on my last day of school.
            G#                D#
Oh, but my mama said I could be a success
       Fm                   Cm
if I'd only get myself out of bed.
 G#                  D#
Words of wisdom but I wasn't listening,
       A#
I had plans in my head.


[Chorus]
       G#              D#
Only a boy, trying it on,
            Fm               Cm
coming so strong, restless to roam.
       G#              D#
Only a boy, silly and proud,
             Fm                  Cm~
reckless and loud, impressing the crowd.
       D#~
Only a boy


[Verse]
  G#               D#
Rock and roll was in my brains,
       Fm                        Cm
Eddie Cochrane running through my veins.
  G#                    D#
Skintight trousers in council houses,
          A#
the unemployment exchange.
    G#                    D#
The blues I played were Mississippi made
          Fm                     Cm
and every friday night I'd fall in love.
  G#                  D#               A#
Football fields and teenage pills, nothing's enough.


[Chorus]
       G#                D#
Only a boy, dressing to kill,
           Fm               Cm
passion to spill, hand in the till.
       G#                D#
Only a boy, slipping it in,
          Fm             Cm
thin as a pin, chasing a dream.
       D#
Only a boy
       D#
Only a boy
 D#
Ooh!


[Solo]
G#  D#  Fm  Cm
G#  D#  A#


[Verse]
          G#                 D#
Oh, them Dukes of freedom I used to believe them
    Fm                  Cm
and all their rebellious vows.
      G#                      D#
The critics, the cynics who never understood it,
  A#
where are they now?
             G#                 D#
And all the wondering and the stumbling
      Fm                    Cm
that goes hand in hand with change.
      G#                          D#
The yearning, the earning was it all part of learning
      A#
or am I still the same?


[Chorus]
       G#               D#
Only a boy, laughing aloud,
           Fm              Cm
quick as a shot, nobody can stop
       G#                 D#
Only a boy, plans of his own,
            Fm                    Cm
leaving his home, knows where he's going.
       D#
Only a boy
       D#
Only a boy
       D#
Only a boy
       D#
Only a boy


[Outro]
G#  D#  Fm  Cm
G#  D#  A#
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