"Chameleon Boy" by Blue October
(Transcription by AggiePhil--phil@phildorsett.com)


Intro
(Finger Pick)
•Repeat until the 1st Verse starts; all times through except first time end with fret 3 on the b string

e|------------------------------------------
b|-------0---0h1-------0---0h1--------------
g|---------0-----0-------0-----0------------
D|-----------------0-------------0----------
A|-------0---0-------0-----0----------------
E|---------------------------------3--------



1st Verse ("I change my color for you...")
(Pick or Finger Pick)
•Repeats until the chorus
•Can also play the Intro sequence throughout the verses if you wish

e|-----------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------
g|-----------0-----------------0-----------------
D|--------------------0-----------------0--------
A|-------0-3--------2------0-3--------2----------
E|----------------3-----------------3------------



Chorus ("Standby for another break down...")
(Strum)

e|-------x--------x--------x--------x------------------x--------x------------------------------
b|-------1--------0--------1--------0-0-0-0-1-0--------1--------3------------------------------
g|-------0--------0--------0--------0------------------2--------0------------0-----------------
D|-------2--------0--------2--------0------------------2--------0---------------------0--------
A|-------3--------2--------3--------2------------------0--------2--------0-3--------2----------
E|-------x--------3--------x--------3------------------x--------3-----------------3------------
---------C--------G6-------C--------G6-----------------Am-------G------------------------------



"So now we've come upon..."
(Pick or Finger Pick)
•This part is meant to imitate the violin melody here

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------0-3-1---0-1---0-0-0-1-0--------------0-3-1---0-1---0-0-0-1-0----------
g|-------0-2-------------------------0--------0-2-------------------------0--------
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------



"And while I play instead..."
(Pick or Finger Pick)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-------0-1---0-1---0-0-0-1-0----------0-1---0-1---0-0-0-1-0-3--------
g|-----------------------------0---------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------



Chorus ("Standby for another break down...")
(Strum)

e|-------x--------x--------x--------x------------------x--------x--------x--------x------------------x--------x--------x--------x--------
b|-------1--------0--------1--------0-0-0-0-1-0--------1--------0--------1--------0-0-0-0-1-0--------1--------3--------1--------3--------
g|-------0--------0--------0--------0------------------0--------0--------0--------0------------------2--------0--------2--------0--------
D|-------2--------0--------2--------0------------------2--------0--------2--------0------------------2--------0--------2--------0--------
A|-------3--------2--------3--------2------------------3--------2--------3--------2------------------0--------2--------0--------2--------
E|-------x--------3--------x--------3------------------x--------3--------x--------3------------------x--------3--------x--------3--------
---------C--------G6-------C--------G6-----------------C--------G6-------C--------G6-----------------Am-------G--------Am-------G--------



"I try to think of all the people I looked up to..."
(Pick or Finger Pick)

e|---------------------------------------------
b|--------0-0h1---0-0h1---0-0h1---0-0h1--------
g|---------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------



Play during lead guitar solo
(Pick or Finger Pick)

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-------0-0h1-----0-0h1-----0-0-0-1-0---------0-0h1-----0-0h1-----0-0-0-1-0-3-----3---3------------
g|-------------0---------0---------------------------0---------0---------------0-----0---0----------
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------0---------0--------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Chorus ("Standby for another break down...")
(Strum)
•Repeat until Outro

e|-------x--------x--------x--------x------------------
b|-------1--------0--------1--------0-0-0-0-1-0--------
g|-------0--------0--------0--------0------------------
D|-------2--------0--------2--------0------------------
A|-------3--------2--------3--------2------------------
E|-------x--------3--------x--------3------------------
---------C--------G6-------C--------G6-----------------



Outro
(Pick, then strum the last chord)

e|---------------------------------x--------
b|-------0-0h1---0-0h1---0-0-0-1-0-3--------
g|---------------------------------0--------
D|---------------------------------0--------
A|---------------------------------2--------
E|---------------------------------3--------