Boys Will Be Bugs Uke tab by Cavetown

7 Chords used in the song: C, G, A, F, DM, Bb, G7

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Cavetown — Boys Will Be Bugs

DUDUDD
[Intro]
C C G G A A F F x2

[Verse 1]
C C G G
I'm a dumb teen boy
A A F F
I eat sticks and rocks and mud
C C G G
I don't care about the government
A A F F
And I really need a hug
C C
I feel stupid (stupid)
G G
Ugly (ugly)
A A F F
Pretend it doesn't bother me
C C G G
I'm not very strong but
A A F F
I'll fuck you up if you're mean to bugs

C C G G A A F F x4

[Verse 2]
C C G G A A F F
It's getting cold down here underneath the weather
C C G G
I skipped class to sit with you
A A F F
I really like your spotty sweater
C C G G
If ladybugs are girls
A A F F
How do you make kids together?
C C G G
What's it like in a female world
A A F F
I bet it's just so much better

[Pre-Chorus]
DM DM
I just turned fourteen
Bb Bb
And I think this year I'm gonna be mean

[Chorus]
C C G G A A G7 G7
Don't mess with me 'cause a big boy now and I'm very scary
C C G G A A G7 G7
I punch my walls, stay out at night, and I do karate
C C G G A A G7 G7
Don't message me cause I won't reply, I wanna make you cry
C C G G A A
Ain't that how its s'posed to be? Though it isn't me
G7 G7
Boys will be bugs right?

C C G G A A F F

C C G G A A F F

[Verse 3]
C C G G
I'm a dumb teen boy
A A F F
All I wanna do is quit
C C G G
My mum told me that she's worried
A A F F
And I couldn't give a shit
C C G G
I have friends who understand me
A A F F
Their names are spider, beetle, bee
C C G G
They don't say much but
A A F F
They have always listened to me

C C G G A A F F

[Verse 4]
C C G G
The other boys at school
A A F F
Think it's cool to hate your parents
C C G G
But they're lying all the time
A A F F
The bugs advised that I should let 'em
C C G G
And if you wanna cry
A A F F
Make sure that they never see it
C C G G
Or even better yet
A A F F
Block it out and never feel it

[Pre-Chorus]
DM DM
I just turned fourteen
Bb Bb
And I think I know everything

[Chorus]
C C G G A A G7 G7
Don't mess with me 'cause a big boy now and I'm very scary
C C G G A A G7 G7
I punch my walls, stay out at night, and I do karate
C C G G A A G7 G7
Don't message me cause I won't reply, I wanna make you cry
C C G G A A
Ain't that how its s'posed to be? Though it isn't me
G7 G7
Boys will be bugs right?

C C G G A A G7 G7
(Boys will be bugs right?)

[Bridge]
DM DM
Just turned fourteen
Bb Bb
And I think this year I'm gonna be mean
DM DM Bb Bb
(Just turned fourteen and I think I know everything)
DM DM
Just turned fourteen
Bb Bb
And I think I know everything
DM DM Bb Bb G G
(Just turned fourteen and I think the world revolves around me)

C C G G A A F F x2

[Chorus]
C C G G A A G7 G7
Don't mess with me 'cause a big boy now and I'm very scary
C C G G A A G7 G7
I punch my walls, stay out at night, and I do karate
C C G G A A G7 G7
Don't message me cause I won't reply, I wanna make you cry
C C G G A A
Ain't that how its s'posed to be? Though it isn't me
G7 G7
Boys will be bugs right?

C C G G A A F F
(repeat last chorus)

 

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oak111 avatar
strumming pattern???
09 Feb 2021
rororora avatar
The strumming pattern I used was dduudu, I think the original chords are super easy and sound surprisingly similar to the song. Good job to the person who made this tab and I wish the people playing it good luck! :)
18 Oct 2020
peepeepoopoo420 avatar
i think the A and G7 should be swithed to 4442 and 5553 im not sure what those chords are called but they sound much closer to the original song :-)
18 Jun 2020
SkyElixir avatar
Like what the others said, you can change the chord A to Am but if you change it to E instead of Am, it sounds a lot closer to the original in my opinion. :)
07 May 2020
jerra217 avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (nashville)
i changed a to am and i use the following strumming pattern

for the intro i use d-du d-du d-du dudud
and then for the rest of the song i use dduudud

hope this helped someone
16 Apr 2020
Rey_J avatar
flag for CA(ISO2) (Calgary)
for the strum I like to do d-d pause d-d pause for each chord
02 Apr 2020
barashrown avatar
I think the verses are mostly correct, but in key of C, the chorus should be C-E-Am-F
28 Mar 2020
mar_cic avatar
instead of strumming I just sound the C string once in the last chord I made, and then twice in the next chord, followed by sonding once all the other strings at the same time
10 Nov 2019
fangirl41615 avatar
Changed A to Am and thought it sounded much better-overall great tab however!
14 Jun 2019
Pickle_Glitter avatar
The strumming doesn't sound like the song??
29 Apr 2019
Hpumpkin avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Cleveland )
The strumming is d-d-d d-u
16 Mar 2019
OsunaChawChaw avatar
what is the strum?
15 Mar 2019
clowndoll avatar
i transposed it down -5 and its sper easy chords! also if u don't like the e chord just use e minor :-)
15 Mar 2019
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