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The J. Geils Band

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  		CENTERFOLD - J. Geils Band 

The riff: 
B --/12-----12-10---------------------------10--------10---------| 
G ----------------12-12----12-9-12-12--9-12----12-12-------------| 
D ---------------------------------------------------------------| 
A ---------------------------------------------------------------| 
E ---------------------------------------------------------------| 

E ------10------------------------------------------------------| 
B ---12-----12-10---------------------------10------------------| 
G ----------------12-12----12-9-12-12--9-12----12-12------------| 
D --------------------------------------------------------------| 
A --------------------------------------------------------------| 
E --------------------------------------------------------------| 

During the verses, part of the riff is played an octave lower: 

E ---------------------------------------------------------------| 
B ---------------------------------------------------------------| 
G -------7----------------OR------7------------------------------| 
D ----/9---9--7--5--5----------/9---9--7-------------------------| 
A ----------------------------------------10--10-----------------| 
E ---------------------------------------------------------------| 

There are other places to play it on the neck too; do what's most 

    G       (MUTE)   F          C          F         C 
E ------------------------------------------------------------| 
B --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10-----------------10-----------------| 
G --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10------9---9------10--------9--------| 
D --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10------10--10-----10--------10-------| 
A --10--10--X-X-X-X--8--8----0--10--10-----8---------10-------| 
E ------------------------------8---8----------------8--------| 
 My blood runs cold        MY   memory has just been sold 

If that proves too daunting (or you have a second guitarist) then 
play it as open chords.  This particular voicing is what I 
believe Mr. Geils (yes, he exists and was the guitarist) to be 
playing on the recording. 

The pre-Chorus: 

     Em                                  Am          G   D 
E ---0-----------------------------------0-----------3---2-------| 
B ---0-----------------------------------1-----------0---3-------| 
G ---0-----------------------------------2-----------0---2-------| 
D ---2-----------------------------------2-----------0---0-------| 
A ---2-----------------------------------0-----------2-----------| 
E ---0-----------------------------------0-----------3-----------| 

   A part of me has just been ripped the pages of my mind are 

And that's pretty much all you need to know.  No solo, and the 
rest is easy if you try it with the song, even that little low 
riff after the false ending.  Towards the fade out, Peter Wolf 
sings a harmony to the main riff on "Na-na", which you can play 
on guitar if you choose: 

B ------------------------------10------------------------------| 
G --------------------------------------------------------------| 
D --------------------------------------------------------------| 
A --------------------------------------------------------------| 
E --------------------------------------------------------------| 

Used to play this in a band I was in, but we rearranged it a bit - the lead 
guitar played the cheesy keyboard parts at the start etc. 
Here's a rough idea : 

G 	       F              C                 F   C 
Does she walk, does she talk, does she come complete 

   G                    F           C               F   C 
My home-brew, home-room angel, just pulled me to my feet 

G                 F              C              F    C 
She was pure like snowflakes, no one could ever stain 

    G            F           C              F   C 
The memory of my angel could never cause me pain 

    Em                             Am        C   D 
The years go by I'm looking thru a girly magazine 

    Em                           Am          C   D 
And there's my ---- angel on the pages in between 


   G              F        C          F         C 
My blood runs cold,     my memory has just been sold 

   G            F          C             F         C 
My angel is tha centrefold (angel is the centrefold) 

My blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold 

Da, da, da etc.... (I'll post this riff next time) 

Hit the chords hard & sharp (listen to the record for the rythym.) 
If time allows I'll recall the riff at the start and post an improved 
version tomorrow. 

Intro (Played on an organ on the original) 
This is played through twice and then the other instruments come in and it is played twice again. 

E    -------------------------------------------| 
B    -------------------------------------------| 
G    ---7---------------------------------------| 
D    -9---9-7-------------------------7-------7-| 
A    ---------10-10---10-7-10-10-7-10---10-10---| 
E    -------------------------------------------| 

Main Riff 
	The main riff consists of the chords G F C F in that order. To get the actual pattern of the strums  
have to listen to the original. 

	 F   G   C 
E	-1- -3- -3-| 
B	-1- -3- -4-| 
G	-2- -4- -4-| 
D	-3- -5- -4-| 
A	-3- -5- -3-| 
E	-1- -3- -X-| 

(Riff 1) Pre Chorus 
	The pre Chorus follows each verse as a continuation ie there's no gap in between the verse and pre-Chorus. 
I think this is on the lightly distorted guitar and has a vibrato to it, wobble the headstock if you don't  
a tremelo for the first E note. Repeat it twice for each pre Chorus 

E	-----------------------------------------------------------| 
B	-----------------------------------------------------------| 
G	-----------------------------------------------------------| 
D	-----------------------------------------------------------| 
A	------------------------3--5-------------------------------| 
E	--0----------5---------------------------------------------| 

(Riff 2) Just before the last line of each Chorus 

E	-----------------------------------------------------------| 
B	-----------------------------------------------------------| 
G	----7------------------------------------------------------| 
D	--9---9-7--------------------------------------------------| 
A	----------10-10--------------------------------------------| 
E	-----------------------------------------------------------| 

(Riff 3) The following four sections come during the third verse, about 2 minutes into the song, again  
have to listen to the song to figure out where but they are played once each in the order I've shown. 

E	-------------|-----------------|---------|-------10--------| 
B	-------------|--------------8--|---8-10^-|-11-11^---8------| 
G	-------------|-----------------|---------|-----------------| 
D	--8----------|---10-8----------|---------|-----------------| 
A	----10-8-10--|--------10-10----|---------|-----------------| 
E	-------------|-----------------|---------|-----------------| 

The words 

	Does she walk, Does she talk 
	Does she come complete 
	My homeroom homeroom angel 
	Has pulled me from my seat 
	She was pure like snowflakes 
	No one could ever stain 
	The memory of my angel 
	Had never caused me pain 
Riff 1 
	The years go by I'm looking through a girly magazine 
	And there's my homeroom angel on the pages in between 

	My blood runs cold 
	My memory has just been sold 
	My angel is the centrefold 
	My blood runs cold 
	My memory has just been sold 
   Riff 2 
	Angel is the centrefold 

	Slip me notes under the desk 
	While I was thinking about her dress 
	I was shy, I turned away 
	Before she caught my eye 
	I was shaking in my shoes 
	Whenever she flashed those baby blues 
	Something had a hold on me 
	When my angel passes by 
  Riff 1 
	Those soft ? sweaters, to magical to touch 
	To see her in that negligee is really just to much 


Followed by the 
	Na na na na na na 
you know the bit I mean! 
this is played with the same rythmn as the Chorus 

	It's ok I understand 
	This ain't no never never land 
	I hope that when this issues gone 
	I'll see you when your clothes are on 
	Take your car, yes we will 
	We'll take your car and drive it 
	Take it to a motel room 
	And take them off in private 
  Riff 1 
	A prt of me has just been ripped 
	The pages from my mind are stripped 
	Oh no, I can't deny it 
	Oh yeah, I guess I gotta buy it 


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