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Unemployed Boyfriend   Everclear



Unemployed Boyfriend
As recorded by Everclear on "SFAAM #1: Learning How to Smile"
Tabbed by Jason Pan (balaka@alphalink.com.au)

"Hi, this is Peggy, leave a nice message or I'll kill ya"
"Hey Peggy it's me. You are never gonna believe what happened to me today"

    G       C9      Bm      C9
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------| 
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2--------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3--------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"I am sitting at the unemployment office, waiting on my 

    G       C9      Bm      C9     G/B G/A
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------| 
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0-----0-0--0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2-----2-0--0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3-----3-2--0---------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
loser of a caseworker in one of those nasty chairs"

    G       C9      Bm      C9
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------| x2
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2--------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3--------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"And out from nowhere this total stranger walked right up to me
Sits down then leans over and says something like, "This is going to sound a 
little obsessive""

    G       C9      Bm      C9     G/B G/A
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------| x4 
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0-----0-0--0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2-----2-0--0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3-----3-2--0---------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
This is gonna sound a little obsessive, this is gonna sound a little bit strange
I have one thing to say before I turn and I walk away
This is gonna sound a little impulsive, this is gonna sound a little insane
I know you don't know me yet, but you and I, we will be together someday 

   A
e|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------| x2
B|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
G|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
A|-4-4-4-4----------4-4-4-4----------------------|
E|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
Someday, I know
I know that I sound like I'm on drugs, listen to me when I say

    G       C9      Bm      C9     G/B G/A
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------| x4 
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0-----0-0--0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2-----2-0--0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3-----3-2--0---------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
Ever since when I first saw you, sitting on your car outside
You asked for a cigarette, I couldn't stop staring at your eyes
Ever since when I first saw you, looking bored in that plastic chair
With the lights in the office around you
Those blond streaks they look so pretty in your black hair

   A
e|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------| x2
B|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
G|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
A|-4-4-4-4----------4-4-4-4----------------------|
E|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
You look cool and alternative with that disaffected stare
Yeah you want people to think that you just don't care

    G     Em  D             C       D
e|------------2-2-2--(x3)-|-------------| x2
B|------------3-3-3-------|-------------|
G|--------0---2-2-2-------|-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
D|--5-5---2---0-0-0-------|-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
A|--5-5---2---------------|-3-3-3-3-5-5-|
E|--3-3---0---------------|-------------|
Yeah you can be with me `cause I just might be the one
Who will treat you like you're perfect Who will always make you come
Yeah you can be with me Yes I will always let you win
I will never be like those other guys
I will never be your unemployed boyfriend

    G       C9      Bm      C9
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------| x2
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2--------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3--------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"Can you believe he said that to me. To me, of all people
I can't even remember the last time a guy took me out on a date
  and actually paid for it"

    G       C9      Bm      C9     G/B G/A
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|  
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0-----0-0--0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2-----2-0--0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3-----3-2--0---------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
This is gonna sound a little bit out there
This is gonna sound a litle insane

    G       C9       G
e|--3-3-3-3-3--------3-3-3-3-3-3---------| 
B|--3-3-3-3-3--------3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2--------0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3--------2-2-2-2-2-2---------|
E|--3-3-3-3----------3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
But I keep having the same dream
You will be the mother of my children someday

   A
e|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------| x10
B|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
G|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0----------------------|
A|-4-4-4-4----------4-4-4-4----------------------|
E|-5-5-5-5----------5-5-5-5----------------------|
I heard you sleep with that obnoxious guy
I know he was in that famous band
You look so sad when you are with him
Yes I never see him reach to hold your hand

    G     Em  D             C       D
e|------------2-2-2--(x3)-|-------------| x3
B|------------3-3-3-------|-------------|
G|--------0---2-2-2-------|-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
D|--5-5---2---0-0-0-------|-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
A|--5-5---2---------------|-3-3-3-3-5-5-|
E|--3-3---0---------------|-------------|
Yeah you can be with me, Yes I will treat you like a queen
I will go to all those chick-flick movies that I really don't want to
  see
Yeah you can be with me, No I will never let you down
I will never make out with your girlfriend
When I know you're not around
Yes you can be with me Yeah I just might be the one
Who will treat you like your special I will always make you come

    G     Em  D             C                      D
e|------------2-2-2--(x3)-|-----------------------------|
B|------------3-3-3-------|-----------------------------|
G|--------0---2-2-2-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
D|--5-5---2---0-0-0-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-|
A|--5-5---2---------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-|
E|--3-3---0---------------|-----------------------------|
You can be with me Yes I will always let you win
I will never be like those other guys
I will never be like those other guys
I will never be your unemployed boyfriend

    G       C9      Bm      C9
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------| x1
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2--------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3--------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"Can you believe this?  I mean can this be for real?"

    G       C9      Bm      C9     G/B G/A
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------| x2 
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3-----3-3--3---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0-----0-0--0---------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2-----2-0--0---------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3-----3-2--0---------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"Then he take my hand, writes down his number, and just walks away.
I mean.....wow.  But you know, the weird thing is, he actually is kinda cute" 

    G       C9      Bm      C9
e|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------| x1
B|--3-3-3-3-3-------7-7-7-7-3--------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-------7-7-7-7-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-2-------9-9-9-9-2--------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-3-------9-9-9-9-3--------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3---------x-x-x-x----------------------|
"in a real intense way....kinda like Perry Farrell, you know intense
but sensitive.  Anyway, I told my bitchy sister about it and she just 
laughed at me.  I told her I was really excited about this, that I have a 
really good feeling about this guy.....I told her that this could be the guy"

Suggestion by Mike Mastro (mike_mastro@hotmail.com)

I was looking at some of your  Everclear tabs and the intro to unemployed 
boyfriend is a little off. The first and second chord is right ( G & c9 ) as 
well as the fourth (back to the C9) but the third one has to go. It had me 
for a little while but i knew it was an Em of some sort. Try playin an open 
Em and the 1st string on the 2nd fret together then go to the C9. I'm pretty 
sure thats it.

Suggestion by Kevin Ferguson (fergu106@pilot.msu.edu)
   
(Kevin had a similar suggestion to Mike; He thought the third chord was wrong
 and suggested the chord below.)
 
e|-0-|
B|-7-|
G|-0-|
D|-7-|
A|-7-|
E|-x-|
 
Its a messed up chord, but to me it sounds perfect with the record!

Suggestion by Bradley Ordner (ordz007@hotmail.com)

    Intro
		 * Let Ring         * Let ring
    e|--3-3-3-----3--------0-0-0-----3----------------|
    B|--3-3-3-----3--------0-0-0-----3----------------|
    G|--0-0-0-----0--------0-0-0-----0----------------|
    D|--0-0-0-----2--------2-2-2-----2----------------|
    A|--2-2-2-----3--------2-2-2-----3-------3-2-0----|
    E|--3-3-3-----------------------------------------|

Suggestion by Kyd Burdette (kburde@bellsouth.net)

Hey....that chord in the song that everyone is in such an uproar over is
as follows:
    X54055   NOT    X99777

Suggestion from Hugh Yik (hyik@nb.sympatico.ca) 

Hey Jason!
I noticed many ppl adding suggestions on your site for this tab the
third chord .  I used to think its was some sorta "B" or "D" too? but i
figured it is a "Em9"  as shown below-->

e|--2--|
B|--0--|
G|--0--|
D|--2--|
A|--2--|
E|--X--|

I'm almost certain that that is the correct chord.
Peace - hugh

Suggestion from Scott Ryan (electra@iprimus.com.au)

Hey buddy, My name is Scott Ryan from Tasmania, Australia and i have 
figured out the exact chord for the song.
Instead of that Bm you have tabbed it is actually this.

e|-7-|
B|-7-|
G|-0-|
D|-6-|
A|-7-|
E|-0-|

it is absolutely perfect
seeya
Scott Ryan

Suggestion from "Moo The Magic Cow" (moothemagiccow@zdnetonebox.com)

I saw all the chords for the intro down on the bottom, and only one made it close,
the 076077 at the very bottom. I worked along with this (totally by ear, I heard 
the song earlier today, it was stuck in my head and i wanted to learn it) and took 
out my electric and messed with it. You can tell the note on the D string
is off, and the one on the high E sticks out too much. This is what I've
done, please evaluate it and see what sounds closest of everyone's interpretation:

EADGBe
x7x075

P.S. A lot of the chords near the top of the end are way off. 

Suggestion from Dustin Weaver (dustinweaver@hotmail.com)

Anyway, I wanted to clear up this mess with the third chord in the intro 
of Unemployed Boyfriend. None of the chords listed are right, and some aren't even close.
The chord is: 075077
Just the G shape with a slight modification!
Thanks.
-dustin
 
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