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J Geils Band - Centerfold Tabs

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Centerfold Tabs

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J Geils Band
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                J Geils Band "Centrefold"

This is my first transcription and so there will probably be a lot of mistakes, so any corrections can be sent to me and I'll then re-post it. This should help make up for the 250 or so transcriptions that I've downloaded!
I'm afraid there are no time signatures because I don't know how to illustrate them, but if you listen to the original you'll know what I mean.

Intro (Played on an organ on the original)
This is played through twice and then the other instruments come in and it is played twice again.

E	------------------------------------------
B	------------------------------------------
G	---7--------------------------------------
D	-9---9-7-------------------------7-------7
A	---------10-10---10-7-10-10-7-10---10-10--
E	------------------------------------------

Main Riff
	The main riff consists of the chords G F C F in that order. To get the actual pattern of the strums you'll have to listen to the original.

	 F   G   C
E	-1- -3- -3-
B	-1- -3- -4-
G	-2- -4- -4-
D	-3- -5- -4-
A	-3- -5- -3-
E	-1- -3- -X-

(Riff 1) Pre Chorus
	The pre chorus follows each verse as a continuation ie there's no gap in between the verse and pre-chorus.
I think this is on the lightly distorted guitar and has a vibrato to it, wobble the headstock if you don't have a tremelo for the first E note. Repeat it twice for each pre chorus

E	-----------------------------------------------------------
B	-----------------------------------------------------------
G	-----------------------------------------------------------
D	-----------------------------------------------------------
A	------------------------3--5-------------------------------
E	--0----------5---------------------------------------------

(Riff 2) Just before the last line of each chorus

E	-----------------------------------------------------------
B	-----------------------------------------------------------
G	----7------------------------------------------------------
D	--9---9-7--------------------------------------------------
A	----------10-10--------------------------------------------
E	-----------------------------------------------------------

(Riff 3) The following four sections come during the third verse, about 2 minutes into the song, again you'll have to listen to the song to figure out where but they are played once each in the order I've shown.

E	-------------|-----------------|---------|-------10--------
B	-------------|--------------8--|---8-10^-|-11-11^---8------
G	-------------|-----------------|---------|-----------------
D	--8----------|---10-8----------|---------|-----------------
A	----10-8-10--|--------10-10----|---------|-----------------
E	-------------|-----------------|---------|-----------------

The words

	Does she walk, Does she talk
	Does she come complete
	My homeroom homeroom angel
	Has pulled me from my seat
	She was pure like snowflakes
	No one could ever stain
	The memory of my angel
	Had never caused me pain
Riff 1
	The years go by I'm looking through a girly magazine
	And there's my homeroom angel on the pages in between

	My blood runs cold
	My memory has just been sold
	My angel is the centrefold
	My blood runs cold
	My memory has just been sold
   Riff 2
	Angel is the centrefold

	Slip me notes under the desk
	While I was thinking about her dress
	I was shy, I turned away
	Before she caught my eye
	I was shaking in my shoes
	Whenever she flashed those baby blues
	Something had a hold on me
	When my angel passes by
  Riff 1
	Those soft ? sweaters, to magical to touch
	To see her in that negligee is really just to much


Followed by the
	Na na na na na na
you know the bit I mean!
this is played with the same rythmn as the chorus

	It's ok I understand
	This ain't no never never land
	I hope that when this issues gone
	I'll see you when your clothes are on
	Take your car, yes we will
	We'll take your car and drive it
	Take it to a motel room
	And take them off in private
  Riff 1
	A prt of me has just been ripped
	The pages from my mind are stripped
	Oh no, I can't deny it
	Oh yeah, I guess I gotta buy it 


If anybody has found this usefull or thinks it's a load of Bollocks
please Email me as critism will be accepted with a baptism of fire <g>

Damian Giddins
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