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by Justin Timberlake  •  Lesson #120

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Capo 1st fret

I’ll teach this song using a capo on the 1st fret. The reason for this is so you can play G-C-D during the chorus sections of this song (which is very satisfying).

Chorus chords, full strumming

Just play G-C-D. For the D, I prefer the version below but you could just as well play a standard xx0232.

"Baby, don't you mind if I do..."

E –––3––––––––––––0––––––––––––          E –––1–––
B –––0––––––––––––1–––3––––––––          B –––0–––
G –––0––––––––––––0–––0––––––––          G –––1–––
D –––0––––––––––––2–––4––––––––  x2      D –––0–––  x1
A –––2––––––––––––3––/5––––––––          A –––––––
E –––3–––––––––––––––––––––––––          E –––––––
     G            C   D                       D°   

Chorus chords, with walk-up riff

E –––3––––––––––––0––––––––––––          E –––1–––
B –––0––––––––––––1––––––––––––          B –––0–––
G –––0––––––––––––0–––––––0–2––          G –––1–––
D –––0––––––––––––2–––0–2––––––  x2      D –––0–––  x1
A –––2––––––––––––3––––––––––––          A –––––––
E –––3–––––––––––––––––––––––––          E –––––––
     G            C   D                       D°   

Lead guitar melody

Fret numbers in the tab below are relative to thez capo on 1st fret (capo = 0):

E ––––––––––––––––7––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
B –––––––––8––10–––––––––––8––––8~~~~––––––––––
G –––7––9–––––––––––––––7––––––––––––9––––9––––
D –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––   ...repeat
A –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
E –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Intro riff, single note

E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
B ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
G ––––––––––––3–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
D ––––––4––5––––––––––4––5–3–1–3–––––––4––5–3–1–0–––––––
A –––3–––––––––––––3––––––––––––––––3–––––––––––––––3–––
E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Intro riff, octaves

E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
B ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
G –––5––11––12––15––––––5––11––12–10–8–10––––––5––11––12–10–8––7––5–––
D –––x–––x–––x–––x––––––x–––x–––x––x–x––x––––––x–––x–––x––x–x––x––x–––
A –––3–––9––10––13––––––3–––9––10––8–6––8––––––3–––9––10––8–6––5––3–––
E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Then switch to a D to transition to the next section

E ––––––––         –––––––––
B ––––––––         –––––––––
G –––5––––         ––––7––––
D –––x––––   ==>   ––––7––––
A –––3––––         ––––5––––
E ––––––––         –––––––––

“Haters gonna say it’s fake” bass riff

E –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
B –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
G –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
D –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––   ...repeat
A –––10––8–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
E ––––––––––11––8––11––––––8––––8–6–8––––

Chorus strumming

G                         C           D
...No question, I want it... fire up, everybody smokin'
G                               C                       D
...Your friends, my friends and they ain't leavin' 'til six in the morning
G                                     C          D
...Gotta chill, baby, you the coldest... go far, put 'em on notice
G                        C      D
...You know what I wanna do, yeah

                G               C    D
Baby, don't you mind if I do, yeah
                 G               C    D
Exactly what you like times two, yeah
Got me singin' "ooh, ooh"

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