Mystery Girl by Yeah Yeah Yeahs from the EP “Yeah Yeah Yeahs” tabbed by Chris Schulz
EADGBe EADGBe EADGBe EADGBe EADGBe E7: 022130 A7: X02223 G: 355543 F#: 244322 F: 133211
EADGBe E A D G B e E A D G B e E: 022100 A: X 12 14 14 14 12 B: X 14 16 16 16 14
Here are some rhythm structures, they’re not completely right, but they sound close. The are written above the notes.
This one I’ll call E5: 1& 2& 3& 4 & 1 &2 &3 & 4 A|-2–4–5–4-2-|—4–5–5–4-| E|-0–0–0–0-0-|—0–0–0–0-|
This is A5: 1& 2& 3& 4 & 1 &2 &3 & 4 D|-2–4–5–4-2-|—4–5–5–4-| A|-0–0–0–0-0-|—0–0–0–0-| E|—————————–|
For the E-slide, start on the low E string at the 12th fret and tremolo pick while down to open.
| G | F# F | E-slide |
VERSE: E5 It was the struggle of the century A5 And all the grown men came to see E5 The girl who could tame the tiger, yeah, yeah A5 The heart of the Southern lover E5 They found her under the sea A5 A7 She said she came from cell block 3
(On the last A5, stop at measure 2, beat 1&. Replace the remaining notes with A7 in rhythm.)
(For the pre-chorus, hit the bass note twice, then the full chord, a total of four times chord)
E7 The girl hit hot like a barracuda baby A7 She floated on air like a crest of a wave E7 She was a primal institution A7 She was a danger to herself, yeah F# E Mad lovin’ by the cold hearted E-slide Take a deep breath, babe cause we’ve just started
The rhythm changes here:
E5*: 1& 2& 3 & 4 & A|-2–4–5-5-4–| E|-0–0–0-0-0–|
A5*: 1& 2& 3 & 4 & D|-2–4–5-5-4–| A|-0–0–0-0-0–| E|————–|
E5* A5* Mystery Girl, Mystery Girl E5* A5* Keep on fakin’ your mystery world E5* A5* Cause the mystery boys will be your toys, yeah E5* A5* G A B E-slide The mystery boys will be your toys
VERSE: E5 Not a day goes by I wanna disappear A5 Into her a eyes of mother of pearl E5 And my head feels dead from all this useless fightin’ A5 A7 But my heart ain’t dead cause it keeps on lovin’
repeat G A B over the lyrics
The mystery boys will be your toys, yeah The mystery boys will be your toys They’ll be your toys, yeah girls They’ll be your toys, alright…
End on E.