Beyonce Knowles – If I Were A Boy

This video is requested from GuitarTutee.
Tuning: Eb

Em7 C G D

Em7 C9 G D

Am C Em G

If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I’d roll outta bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted then go
Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I’d kick it with who I wanted
And I’d never get confronted for it.
Cause they’d stick up for me.

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I’d be a better man.
I’d listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he’s taken you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a boy
I could turn off my phone
Tell everyone it’s broken
So they’d think that I was sleepin’ alone
I’d put myself first
And make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she’d be faithful
Waitin’ for me to come home (to come home)


It’s a little too late for you to come back
Say its just a mistake
Think I’d forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong


But you’re just a boy
You don’t understand
Yeah you don’t understand
How it feels to love a girl someday
You wish you were a better man
You don’t listen to her
You don’t care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you’ve taken her for granted
And everything you have got destroyed
But you’re just a boy


  1. do u know at the startwhn your plucking the strings which ones do u pluck and what order cause i really cant get it

  2. thnx! it was pretty easy. i thought it was going to be kind of hard but never mind. haha. anyways, thnx again. you also play very well. =]

  3. I also need help with the plucking. Has someone written an answer cause I cant find it?

  4. Think this is right, or atleast as he does in the video:
    For Em7, G: 6th string(thickest one), 4th, 2nd, 3rd
    For C: 5th, 4th, 2nd, 3rd
    For D: 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd

    Hope you get it, atleast that sounds good to me 🙂

  5. hey,i wanted to ask,how do you tune ur guitar to the requirement?i really love this song and id appreciate it so much.

  6. Get a tuner that shows what tune is being played, and it should show EADGBe (E for the thickest string and down).
    Then you just loosen the E-string at first so it shows a D# if I remember correctly. Do the same thing with the rest of the strings (loosen them a bit).

    Hope you get it! 🙂 /Jite

  7. can you pls. send me the strumming pattern i’ve been trying to figure it out but i just can’t seem to.

  8. Hi the stuming pattern is
    em7 fat E D B G
    c A G B G
    g fat E A Thin E THEN for d just strum up

  9. WAY LAMI!!!!

  10. ang gwapo mo tlaga!!!!


    Wla sa tayming yung pag strum mo…

    nkakahiya ka wag ka nang mag upload ng mga videos nkaka pagod panuurin…..


  11. sup?
    come on,
    i might get zero

    how sad.


  12. the string pattern you play is D 5323, Em7 5423, C 5423, G 6523, you play that for the whole song.

  13. antonette says:

    i got it right! thanks! it’s hard at first, but when you’re already done doing it like 5 times. you can find it easy

  14. clairebear105282 says:

    this is how i think he plays it

  15. New Bass player here ( 8 months) Sorry in advance If this is the wrong place to request this. Does anyone know where I could find the Bas part to this song?

  16. hello po

  17.’re so great..ur so amazing while playing your guitar..
    i guess i loveto see more of your psongs..gudlak

  18. Erm…
    is good , i understand better ! (:
    But how is the struming played?
    How many beats are there ?
    Is that a astronic guitar (not sure how to spell.)
    😀 nice !

  19. The bridge is this:

    Am C Em7 D … the last 2 are wrong above.

  20. Hi..!I really love this song so much!!Thanks Guitartutee…………Lav U ol!!

  21. Strumming pattern:

    5th, 4th, 2nd, 3rd strings.

  22. wow! galing naman…..

  23. i really like this song and finally i learn it!!!!!!!!!!

  24. kindly demo 2 me how DM7 and DM6?

  25. Peterson says:

    cara muito show,
    aprendu muito nesse site ;P

    cool o/

  26. thank’s i get it now. pretty easy.. except the strumming.C=

  27. whats Tuning: Eb?

  28. well all here say pick 4 strings to play the song ..dunno how but i only hear 3 strings being picked as the song starts

  29. yep 3 strings being picked at intro ..and even after the picking doesn`t sound like what is played here

    just listen to the instrumental version here

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