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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  August 9, 1997
Subject:  I want to be your girlfriend by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Album:  A Place in the World
Written by: Mary Chapin Carpenter


      I WANT TO BE YOUR GIRLFRIEND    Mary Chapin Carpenter

Use the A chord form for the slide 
start it out on the 2nd fret slide down to the 1st fret
slide it back to the 2nd fret then to the 4th fret.  Try
not to strum the top string while doing this. That will 
complete the A slide Ab slide A slide B

Intro chords   E A B  E A B  E A B  E  A slide Ab slide A slide B
Intro notes  listen to record for timing
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5-5-4-2-0-2-0------5-5-4-2-0-2-4----5-5-4-2-0-2-0---
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E                   A    B    E                  A    B
I want to be your girlfriend  I want to be your new love
E                 A    B   E         A slide Ab slide  A     B
I want to be the one that you can't get      e-      nough  of
E                   A    B     E             A    B
I want to be your girlfriend, nobody else's but yours
E                 A   B    E       A slide Ab slide A slide B
I want to be the one who you'll do an-     y      thing    for

     E                 B        E        B          E
1.) Never thought I'd ever wind up in a daze like this
E                  B           E              B       E
Never thought I'd ever find myself wondering how you kiss
   B               E             F#         B
I see you nearly everyday, and everyday I lose my nerve
  B                   E            F#              B
That I built up the night before rehersing every single word

     E             B               E               B        E
2.) You use to be just this guy I knew from that same old scene
E            B                    E                 B  E
For all the time that I've known you, just now I'm noticing
        B              E            F#                     B
That everything there is to feel, feels worse than any teenage crush
     B                  E                   F#              B
And all the times that I've been near you, now I can't get near enough
   E                   A   B        E            A    B
Oh I want to be your girlfriend, nobody else's but yours
E                 A   B    E        A slide Ab slide A slide  B
I want to be the one who you'll do an-      y     thing       for

A                 Ab                         E7                                 
I just keep hoping    that you're gonna see
                       F#
If I could notice you then you could notice me
F#m
Then I'd be more to you, oh I just wanna be
F#                 B    C#   F#                 B   C#
I want to be your girlfriend I want to be your new love
F#             B   C#   F#        B slide Bb slide B slide C#
I want to the one that you can't get      e-      nough    of
F#                  B   C#   F#             B   C#
I want to be your girlfriend Nobody else's but yours
F#                B   C#   F#      B slide Bb slide B slide C#
I want to be the one who you'll do an-     y      thing     for

ENDING NOTES:

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-7--7--6--4-----4--------7--7--6--4-----4--6---
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-7--7--6--4-----4---------------------------
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Then bounce the following two chords.
To sound like the record barre these chords.
Use the the Bb form.  E is this form on the 7th fret.
F# is this form on the 9th fret.

Diagram of the Bb form.
| represent the empty string and 0 is where you place your fingers.

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ENDING CHORDS:  E  F#   E F#  E F#  E F#



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