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Born a Girl  Manic Street Preachers

Born A Girl - Manic Street Preachers
From the album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Intro same as first bars of verse. All verses are picked and are pretty much the
same so I've tabbed just the first. Chorus is strummed and the ending picked. Such
a beautiful song to play. I've worked it out by ear so any corrections welcome!
[Dmaj7] [B]  
 E-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2---- |
 B-----2---2-------2---2-------------------------- |
 G---2-------2---2-------------4---4-------4---4-- | x2
 D-0-----------0-------------4-------4---4-------4 |
 A-----------------------2-2-----------2---------- |
 E------------------------------------------------ |

[A5] [A/G#] [A/G] [A/F#]  
 E------------------------------------------------ |
 B-------2-----------2-----------2-----------2---- |
 G-----2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-- |
 D---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2 |
 A-0---------------------------------------------- |
 E-------------4-----------3-----------2---------- |

[F] [Dm]  
 E--------------1-----------------0-----1-----3-----1-----0-------- |
 B--------1-------1---1---------3---3-----3-----3-----3-----3------ |
 G----------2-------2---2-----2-------2-----2-----2-----2-----2b3b2 |
 D-----3------3-----------3-0-------------------------------------- |
 A---3------------------------------------------------------------- |
 E-1--------------------------------------------------------------- |

[Dmaj7]Do I look good for you [B]tonight
[Dmaj7]Will you accuse me as I [B]hide
Be[A5]hind these layers [A/G#]of disguise
[A/G]In the mirrors [A/F#]of my [F]own happi[Dm]ness
Cmaj7/G(332000) Em(022000) Am(5775xx) G5(355xxx) F(133211) F*(1332xx) Fsus2(133011) Dm(x5776x)
Cmaj7/G Em Am G5 F*
And I wish I had been born a girl
Dm F*
Instead of what I am
Cmaj7/G Em Am G5 F*
Yes I wish I had been born a girl
Dm F*
And not this mess of a man
And not this [Am]mess of a man[F]
And not this [Am]mess of a man[F] [Fsus2] [F]
Start this section with a subtle slide on the B string up to the eighth fret
[Fadd2] [Fadd2/G] [Fadd2] [Fadd2/G]  
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------- |
 B-------------10-------------10--------------10--------------10------ |
 G-----------0----0---------0----0----------0----0----------0----0---- |
 D--------10--------10---10--------10----10--------10----10--------10- |
 A-2/8--8--------------10--------------8--------------10-------------- |
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------- |

[Em] [add4] [C6] [C]  
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------- |
 B-------10-----------10-------------10------8------------------------ |
 G-----0----0------------0------9-------9------9---------------------- |
 D---9--------9---9--------9-10---10------10-----10\7----------------- |
 A-7------------7---7------------------------------------------------- |
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------- |

[Fadd2] [Fadd2/G] [Fadd2] [Fadd2/G]  
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------- |
 B--------10-------------10--------------10--------------10----------- |
 G------0----0---------0----0----------0----0----------0----0--------- |
 D---10--------10---10--------10----10--------10----10--------10------ |
 A-8--------------10--------------8--------------10------------------- |
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------- |

[Em] [add4] [Em] [C6] [C] [Cmaj7]  
 E---------------------------------------------------------0----------- |
 B-------10------8---------10-----------8------8-----------0----------- |
 G-----0----0------0-----0----9----9------9---------10-----5----------- |
 D---9---------9-----9----------10---10-----10---10----10--7----------- |
 A-7-------------------7----------------------------------------------- |
 E--------------------------------------------------------------------- |

You can play around with those last few notes to get the finish you want. Enjoy!

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A/F# A/G A/G# A5 Am B C C6 Cmaj7 Dm Dmaj7 Em F Fadd2 Fsus2
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