Exs and Ohs Chord Chart
by Elle King

Welcome to my Exs and Ohs chord chart by Elle King. I got a request for this one. Now there is a B Major chord that pops up in the song which can be a pretty tricky barre chord for many people. You can use the B7 throughout the song to avoid the use of the B chord. There are some muted parts to the song as well were our hand will rest on the guitar but not press hard enough to make the strings sound. You'll continue to strum and you will only hear the scraping sound of the pick on the guitar.

The strumming patterns is based off the acoustic version of the song below:

 
 

We will focus on accenting (strumming harder) on the 2 and 4 beat. This is a simplified version of the strumming which she does vary in the song a bit especially with the dynamics. If you stick with 8th note strumming you can't go wrong. Or can you?

Strumming:
      >          >
1 + 2+ 3+ 4 +
DU DU DU DU

Sometimes:
1 + 2+ 3+ 4+
DU DU DU DU

Sometimes:
> >
1 + 2+ 3+ 4+
XX XX XX XX

Exs And Ohs Chord Chart
by Elle King

Intro:
Em  Em Em Em

Verse 1:
Em                                                    Em

Well, I had me a boy, turned him into a man
Em                                                         Em
I showed him all the things that he didn't understand
B7              B7                     Em   Em
Whoa, and then I let him go
Em                                                           Em
Now, there's one in California who's been cursing my name
Em                                                    Em
'Cause I found me a better lover in the UK
B7          B7                                    Em    Em
Hey, hey, until I made my getaway


Pre-Chorus:
(Mute strings but keep strumming)

One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
'Cause I'm the best baby that they never gotta keep
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

Chorus:
G                     D                            Em

Ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
            B                  G                                   D
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em o-o-oh
             A           C                   Em  Em
They won't let go Ex's and oh's

Verse 2:
Em                                  Em

I had a summer lover down in New Orleans
Em                                              Em
Kept him warm in the winter, left him frozen in the spring
B7        B7                                  Em   Em
My, my, how the seasons go by
Em                         Em
I get high, and I love to get low
Em                                                              Em
So the hearts keep breaking, and the heads just roll
B7             B7                                   Em   Em
You know that's how the story goes

Pre-Chorus: (Muted Strings)

One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
'Cause I'm the best baby that they never gotta keep
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

Chorus:
G                    D                              Em

Ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
            B                 G                                    D
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em o-o-oh
           A               C
They won't let go
       G                    D                             Em
My ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
            B                   G                                 D
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em o-o-oh
A               C
They won't let go
                Em  Em Em Em B7 B7 Em Em  
Ex's and oh's


Pre-Chorus: (Muted Strings)
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
Coming over mountains and a-sailing over seas
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

Chorus:
        G                   D                             Em
My ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
            B                  G                                  D
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em o-o-oh
           A               C
They won't let go
G                      D                             Em
Ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
             B                G                                  D
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em o-o-oh
          A               C
They won't let go
            Em    Em  Em(once and mute)
Ex's and oh's


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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