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Just A Boy

Kiss



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Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, emil@kissasylum.com
Tuned down 1/2-step
Comments: This song, on the remasters finally reinstated as the album
opener, does a good job I think. It makes the storyline much better when
we get the somewhat lacking selfconfidence of the main character established.
Musically it has a few nice twists. Notice how the B minor verse carries
over to the E major chorus via the dominant of E which is B major. The two
"extra" bar of 2/4 in the verse, although not readily felt as such, makes
for a nice break. The solo is, I believe, Paul at his best. The vibrato is
a little less extravagant than usual but the choice of notes indicate that
this was him. Love that legato harmony line that closes the solo.
Key:
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
b = bend (whole step)
b^ = bend (1/2 step)
b^^ = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb = pre-bend
r = release-bend
t = tap with righthand finger
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
~ = Vibrato
* = Natural Harmonic

** = Artificial Harmonic
x = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\) = Dive w\bar
(/) = Release w\bar
Tp = Tap w\plectrum
Rhythm Fig. 1 (12-string acoustic)
Eb|--2------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--3------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--4------------------------------------------------|
Db|--4------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

Rhythm Fig. 2 (12-string acoustic, let ring)
Eb|-----------2---------------------0-----------------|
Bb|--------------3-----3---------2-----2--------------|
Gb|--------4--------------4---2-----------------------|
Db|-----4-----------4---------------------------------|
Ab|--2------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2---|
Bb|--------------3-----------3-----------3------------|
Gb|--------4-----------4-----------4-----------4------|
Db|-----4-----------4-----------4-----------4---------|
Ab|--2------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------2---------------------0-----------------|
Bb|--------------3-----3---------2-----2--------------|
Gb|--------4--------------4---2-----------------------|
Db|-----4-----------4---------------------------------|
Ab|--2------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2---|
Bb|--------3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3------|
Gb|-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2---------|
Db|--0------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------5-----------3-----------1-----------0------|
Bb|-----6-----6-----5-----5-----1-----1-----------2---|
Gb|--5-----------5-----------2--------------2---------|
Db|--------------------------------------2------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
    < - - - - - 2x - - - - >

Rhythm Fig. 3a (12-string acoustic, let ring)
Eb|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---------------------------|
Bb|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---------------------------|
Gb|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---------------------------|
Db|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

Rhythm Fig. 3b
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---------------------------|
Gb|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---------------------------|
Db|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------------|
Ab|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
     P.M. - - - - - - - - >

Rhythm Fig. 4a (12-string acoustic, let ring)
Eb|--3----3--3--3----3-----3--2--2----2----2--2-------|
Bb|--3----3--3--3----1-----1--3--3----3----3--3-------|
Gb|--0----0--0--0----0-----0--2--2----2----2--2-------|
Db|--0----0--0--0----2-----2--0--0----0----0--0-------|
Ab|------------------3-----3--------------------------|
Eb|--3----3--3--3-------------------------------------|
Eb|--0--------2----------3--3--3--3--3----------------|
Bb|--0--------3----------3--3--3--3--3----4-----------|
Gb|--0--------2----------0--0--0--0--0----4-----------|
Db|--2--------0----------0--0--0--0--0----4-----------|
Ab|--2------------------------------------2-----------|
Eb|--0-------------------3--3--3--3--3----------------|

Rhythm Fig. 4b
Eb|--3----3--3--3-------------------------------------|
Bb|--3----3--3--3-------------------------------------|
Gb|--0----0--0--0----5----5/-7--7---------------------|
Db|--0----0--0--0----5----5/-7--7---------------------|
Ab|------------------3----3/-5--5---------------------|
Eb|--3----3--3--3-------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--9--------7---------------------------------------|
Db|--9--------7---------5--5--5--5--5----9------------|
Ab|--7--------5---------5--5--5--5--5----9------------|
Eb|--0------------------3--3--3--3--3/---7------------|

Rhythm Fig. 5a (12-string acoustic, let ring)
Eb|--0------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--0------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--1------------------------------------------------|
Db|--2------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--0------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------0---------------------0--------------------|
Bb|-----------3------------------0--------------------|
Gb|-----2------------------------1--------------------|
Db|--0---------------------------2--------------------|
Ab|--------------4--2--0----0----2--------------------|
Eb|------------------------------0--------------------|

Rhythm Fig. 5b
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--9------------------------------------------------|
Db|--9------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--7------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--0------------------------------------------------|

Rhythm Fig. 6a (12-string acoustic, let ring)
Eb|--0-------------------0--0--0--0--0----------------|
Bb|--0-------------------0--0--0--0--0----------------|
Gb|--1-------------------1--1--1--1--1----------------|
Db|--2-------------------2--2--2--2--2----------------|
Ab|--2-------------------2--2--2--2--2--2--4----------|
Eb|--0-------------------0--0--0--0--0----------------|
Eb|--------0---------------------3----------3---------|
Bb|-----------3------------------3-------------3------|
Gb|-----2------------------------0-------0------------|
Db|--0---------------------------0----0---------------|
Ab|--------------4--2--0----0-------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------3--------------------|
Eb|-----------3--------3------3----3--3--2----2--2----|
Bb|--------------3--------3---3----3--3--3----3--3----|
Gb|--------0--------0---------0----0--0--2----2--2----|
Db|-----0---------------------0----0--0--0----0--0----|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3------------------------3----3--3---------------|

 End1
Eb|--2------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--3----2-------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2----2-------------------------------------------|
Db|--0----2-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------0-------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

 End2
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--2----4-------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2----4-------------------------------------------|
Db|--2----4-------------------------------------------|
Ab|--0----2-------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

Rhythm Fig. 6b
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--9--------------------9--9--9--9--9---------------|
Db|--9--------------------9--9--9--9--9---------------|
Ab|--7--------------------7--7--7--7--7--2--4---------|
Eb|--0--------------------0--0--0--0--0---------------|
Eb|--------0---------------------3----------3---------|
Bb|-----------3------------------3-------------3------|
Gb|-----2------------------------0-------0------------|
Db|--0---------------------------0----0---------------|
Ab|--------------4--2--0----0-------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------3--------------------|

Let ring - > Let ring - - - - >
Eb|-----------3--------3------3-----------------------|
Bb|--------------3--------3---3--------3--------------|
Gb|--------0--------0---------0--------2--------------|
Db|-----0---------------------0--------0--------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3------------------------3-----------------------|
    Let ring - - - - - - - >

 End1
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--3------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2----2-------------------------------------------|
Db|--0----2-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------0-------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

 End2
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2----4-------------------------------------------|
Db|--2----4-------------------------------------------|
Ab|--0----2-------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

Solo
Eb|------------------------------------------9h-10p-9----------------|
Bb|--12b------r12-12b-----r12-p10-12~------------------12--10--12----|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
    Pick only once - - - - - - >
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------12b--12~----|
Gb|--11~---------------\----------7--9--9b--r9--7--9--9--------------|
Db|---------------------------/9-------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--15p12\10---h12p10\7---h10p7\5---h7p5\3---/6-----\5--------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

| |
| |
| |
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--19p17\15---h17p15\12-h15p12\10-h12p10\7--/10----\8--------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

| |
| |
| |
Eb|--------------------------------------------/13----\12------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

JUST A BOY
Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin
 Rby. Fig 1
 Rby. Fig 2
Who steers the ship through the stormy sea
If hope is lost then so are we
While some eyes search for one to guide us
Some are staring at me
 Rby. Fig 3a w/ Rby. Fig 3b
 Rby. Fig 4a w/ Rby. Fig 4b
But I'm no hero
Though I wish I could be
 Rby. Fig 5a w/ Rby. Fig 5b
For I am just a boy,
Too young to be sailing
 Rby. Fig 6a w/ End 1 and Rby. Fig 6b w/ End 1
I am just a boy,
And my future is unveiling
And I'm so frightened of failing
 Solo over Rby. Fig 2
While some eyes search for one to guide us
Some are staring at me
 Rby. Fig 3a w/ Rby. Fig 3b
 Rby. Fig 4a w/ Rby. Fig 4b
But I'm no hero
Though I wish I could be
 Rby. Fig 5a w/ Rby. Fig 5b
For I am just a boy,
Too young to be sailing
 Rby. Fig 6a w/ End 2 and Rby. Fig 6b w/ End 2
I am just a boy,
And my future is unveiling
And I'm so frightened of failing


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