From: [email protected] (DanAmrich)
by the J. Geils Band
Transcribed by Dan Amrich ([email protected])
An 80's classic, and it's real easy. All you need are three
chords and that infectious riff and you've got a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
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
The chords are a simple G, F, C through most of the song:
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:
E /12-10-10-12-10-10--10-10-8-8----8-10-8-8-10--and-repeat------
B ------------------------------10------------------------------
G --------------------------------------------------------------
D --------------------------------------------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------
Dan Amrich
[email protected]
Welcome to life. Spelling counts.

From: [email protected] (BRUCE SHEPHERDLEY)
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 :
Does she walk, does she talk, does she come complete
My home-brew, home-room angel, just pulled me to my feet
She was pure like snowflakes, no one could ever stain
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
My blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold
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.
Date: 17 Jan 96 04:17:22 EST
From: Damian Giddins
Subject: j_geils_band/centrefold
J Geils Band "Centrefold"
This is my first transcription and so there will probably be a lot of mistakes, so any corrections can be sent to me and I'll then re-post it. This should help make up for the 250 or so transcriptions that I've downloaded!
I'm afraid there are no time signatures because I don't know how to illustrate them, but if you listen to the original you'll know what I mean.
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 you'll have to listen to the original.
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 have 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 you'll 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
If anybody has found this usefull or thinks it's a load of Bollocks
please Email me as critism will be accepted with a baptism of fire
Damian Giddins
[email protected]

Ваше мнение