Big Star's "Thirteen" chords and cover song

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Oh hey! Happy 2018! This is just a beautiful song that I got into so I made my own version:

When I was "researching" this tune, I got interested in Alex Chilton (as one does), and I learned that he got famous at 17 for "The Letter" while he was the lead singer for the Box Tops!? And that song went to #1 for THREE weeks the month after the Beatles "All You Need is Love" had been #1!

The teenage Alex Chilton

 

And here are the chords. Use mine, as there are lots of crappy/wrong chords out there for this song.

Thirteen by Big Star (transcribed by Amazingly Andrew Yonda)

 

G    Cadd9    G     Cadd9

G    Cadd9    G     Cadd9     G    Cadd9    G     Cadd9

   Won’t you let me take you home from school?

G    Cadd9    G/B             Em7     C  G/B    Am7

   Won’t you let me meet you at the poooooool?

      Em7    Am7

Maybe Friday I can

    Em7            Am7

Get tickets for the dance

        D  C  G/B  Am7

And I’ll taaaaaaake you

 

G    Cadd9    G     Cadd9

 

G    Cadd9    G     Cadd9     G    Cadd9    G     Cadd9

  Won’t you tell your dad get off my back?

G    Cadd9    G/B             Em7     C  G/B    Am7

  Tell him what we said bout Paint It Black

      Em7    Am7

Rock and roll is here to stay

    Em7            Am7

Come inside where it’s okay

        D  C  G/B  Am7

And I’ll shaaaaaaake you

 

G    Am7    G    Am7

 

G    Cadd9    G     Cadd9     G    Cadd9    G     Cadd9

  Won’t you tell me what you’re thinking of?

G    Cadd9    G/B             Em7     C  G/B    Am7

  Would you be an outlaw for my love?

       Em7           Am7

If it’s so well let me know

       Em7           Am7

If it’s no, well I can go

        D  C  G/B  Am7

I won’t maaaaaaaaake you

G    Am7    G    Am7

 

There are some fun things like hammering on the Cadd9 chords that you should consider.