Teenage Dirtbag chords by Wheatus


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Teenage Dirtbag | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: E B5 | E Aadd9 :||

Verse 1

| E B5 | E Aadd9 |
Her name is Noelle, I have a dream about her.
| E B5 | E Aadd9 |
She rings my bell, I got gym class in half an hour.
| E B5 | E Aadd9 |
Oh, how she rocks, in Keds and tube socks.

Bridge 1

| C#m Aadd9 | B5 |
But she doesn’t know who I am.
| C#m Aadd9 | B5 |
And she doesn’t give a damn about me.

Chorus 1

| E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 |
‘Cause I’m just a teenage dirtbag, baby.
| E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 |
Yeah, I’m just a teenage dirtbag, baby.
| E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 | E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 |2/4 A5 B5 |
Listen to Iron Maiden, baby, with me. Oo-o-o-oo-o-oh.

Instrumental 1

||: E B5 | E Aadd9 :||

Verse 2

| E B5 | E Aadd9 |
Her boyfriend’s a dick and he brings a gun to school.
| E B5 | E Aadd9 |
And he’d simply kick, my ass if he knew the truth.
| E B5 | E Aadd9 |
He lives on my block and he drives an IROC.

Bridge 2

| C#m Aadd9 | B5 |
But he doesn’t know who I am.
| C#m Aadd9 | B5 |
And he doesn’t give a damn about me.

Chorus 3

| E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 |
‘Cause I’m just a teenage dirtbag, baby.
| E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 |
Yeah, I’m just a teenage dirtbag, baby.
| E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 | E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 |2/4 A5 B5 |
Listen to Iron Maiden, baby, with me. Oo-o-o-oo-o-oh.

Middle 8

| E Aadd9 | E Aadd9 | E Aadd9 | C#5 G#5 A5 B5 |
Oh yeah, dirtbag. No, she doesn’t know what she’s missing.
| E Aadd9 | E Aadd9 | E Aadd9 | C#5 G#5 A5 B5 |
Oh yeah, dirtbag. No, she doesn’t know what she’s missing.

Instrumental 2

| E B5 | E Aadd9 |

Verse 3

| E B5 | E Aadd9 |
Man, I feel like mold, it’s prom night and I am lonely.
| E B5 | E Aadd9 |
Lo and behold, she’s walking over to me.
| E B5 | E Aadd9 |
This must be fake, my lip starts to shake.

Bridge 3

| C#m Aadd9 | B5 |
How does she know who I am?
| C#m Aadd9 | B5 |
And why does she give a damn about me?

Breakdown

| E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 |
I’ve got two tickets to Iron Maiden, baby.
| E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 |
Come with me Friday, don’t say maybe
| E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 | E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 |2/4 A5 B5 |
I’m just a teenage dirtbag baby like you. Oo-o-oo-oh

Chorus 4

| E Aadd9 | E Aadd9 | E Aadd9 | C#5 G#5 A5 B5 |
Oh yeah, dirtbag. No, she doesn’t know what she’s missing.
| E Aadd9 | E Aadd9 | E Aadd9 | C#5 G#5 A5 B5 |
Oh yeah, dirtbag. No, she doesn’t know what she’s missing.

Outro

| E B5 | E Aadd9 | E B5 | E5 (A G#) | (F# G# F#) E |


Teenage Dirtbag chords and progressions

Wheatus’s smash hit Teenage Dirtbag uses simple chords and progression to get into your mind. Let’s analyze each section to find out how.

The intro and verse are all I – V – I – IV, with some extensions/variations. The B is a power chord, and the A is an add9, like this:

||: E B5 | E Aadd9 :||

The bridge starts on chord VI, then goes to IV – V, like this:

| C#m Aadd9 | B5 |

The chorus turns the chords around somewhat to the verse and adds a turnaround riff, like this:

| E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 |

The characteristic turnaround has a 2/4 bar in it.

| E5 A5 | B5 C#5 G#5 |2/4 A5 B5 |

The outro slows down and is compulsory to memorize!

| E B5 | E Aadd9 | E B5 | E5 (A G#) | (F# G# F#) E |


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