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A Friend is a Friend | guitar tab
By Pete Townshend
>From The Iron Man, 1989
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1989 Heavy Metabolics Ltd/Towser Tunes Inc.

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

==============
transcribed by                             Whotabs
litgo@aol.com          1998-05-26          www.thewho.net/whotabs
==============

Open D tuning: DADADE

[intro]
  D
|-2-----------------|-2---------|-2------|-------------------------|
|-0---------0-------|-0---2p0h2-|--2p0---|--0-----0-----0------0---|
|-0------------0----|-0--4------|--------|---4p2p0-4p2p0-4p2p0-----|
|-0----------0------|-0---------|--------|-0------------------0----|
|-0------/5---------|-0---------|--------|-------------------------|
|-0-----------------|-0---------|--------|-------------------------|

[bridge]
     D6sus4/G     D/F#      Dmaj9/E     D
When eyes meet in silence a pact can be made
---|-3------------2-------|-0-----------2-------|
---|-0------------0------0|-0-----------0-------|
---|-2------------0-------|-4-----------0---0-0-|
---|-0------------0-------|-0-----------0-------|
---|-0------------0-------|-0-----------0-------|
---|--------------0-------|-------------0-------|

  D6sus4/B     D/A        Aadd4              Aadd4      D   D2 D   Aadd4
A life-long alliance that won't be betrayed, won't be betrayed
|-3------------2--------|-0-----------5----|-0--------|---2--0-2---0--|
|-0------------0--------|-0-------------0--|-0--------|---0--0-0---0--|
|-2------------0--------|-4----------------|-4--------|---0--0-0---4--|
|-0------------0--------|-2----------------|-2--------|---0--0-0---2--|
|-0------------0--------|-0----------------|-0--------|-0-0--0-0---0--|
|--------------0--------|------------------|----------|-0-------------|

    D Ds2 D  Aadd4...
|---2--0--2---0--|---2--0--2---0--|-----2--0--2---0--|
|---0--0--0---0--|---0--0--0---0--|-----0--0--0---0--|
|---0--0--0---4--|---0--0--0---4--|-----0--0--0---4--|
|---0--0--0---2--|---0--0--0---2--|-----0--0--0---2--|
|---0--0--0---0--|---0--0--0---0--|-----0--0--0---0--|
|-0--------------|-0--------------|-0----------------|

[chorus]
    D  Dsus2 D     Aadd4   D Ds2 Dsus4  D  Aadd4
    Be friendly,               befriend me now.
|---2--0-----2---2-0---|---2-0-2(3)-----2--0----|
|---0--0-----0---0-0---|---0-0-0(0)-----0--0----|
|---0--0-----0---0-4---|---0-0-0--------0--4----|
|---0--0-----0---0-2---|---0-0-0--------0--2----|
|-0-0--0-----0-----0---|-0-0-0-0--------0--0----|
|-0-0------------------|-0----------------------|

  D  D2 D  Dsus2 D   Aadd4   D D2 D
        Be friendly
|---2-0-2--0-----2---0---|---2-0-2-|
|---0-0-0--0-----0---0---|---0-0-0-|
|---0-0-0--0-----0---4---|---0-0-0-|
|---0-0-0--0-----0---2---|---0-0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0--0-----0---0---|-0-0-0-0-|
|-0----------------------|-0-------|

[verse]
A friend is a friend, nothing can change that
-------------|------------------|-----------|
--4------5--7|9-------7---5---4-|-2------4--|
-------------|------------------|-----------|
-------------|------------------|-----------|
--5------7--9|10------9---7---5-|-4------5--|
-------------|------------------|-----------|

 Arguments, squabbles can't break the contract  that
----------|-------------------------|--------------|
-4-5-7----|-9----5----7-----5-----4-|-0--2---------|
----------|-------------------------|--------------|
----------|-------------------------|--------------|
-5-7-9----|-10---7----9-----7-----5-|-2--4---------|
----------|-------------------------|--------------|

 each of you makes     to the death, to the end
-----------|------------------------------|-------|
-4----5--7-|-9---12--9--------7------5--4-|-2-----|
-----------|----0-------------------------|-------|
-----------|------------------------------|-------|
-5----7--9-|-10---------------9------7--5-|-4-----|
-----------|------------------------------|-------|

                Aadd4                                 D...
Deliver your fu-ture           into the hands of your friend
--------------|-0---0-0---|-0-----------------------|--------|
--0-----4-----|-0---0-0---|-0-----------------------|--------|
-------------4|-4------4--|-4-----------------------|--------|
--------------|--------2--|-2-----------------------|--------|
--2-----5----0|-----------|-0-----------------------|-0------|
--------------|-----------|-------------------------|-0------|

[repeat chorus]
Be friendly, befriend me now

[repeat verse]
A promise is a promise, a handshake will seal it
No amount of discussion can ever repeal it
Commitment forever to borrow or lend
To deliver your future into the hands of your friend

[repeat chorus]

[bridge 2]
     D6sus4/G     D/F#      Dmaj9/E     D
When eyes meet in silence a pact can be made
---|-3------------2-------|-0-----------2-------|
---|-0------------0------0|-0-----------0-------|
---|-2------------0-------|-4-----------0---0-0-|
---|-0------------0-------|-0-----------0-------|
---|-0------------0-------|-0-----------0-------|
---|--------------0-------|-------------0-------|

  D6sus4/B     D/A        Aadd4               Aadd4
A life-long alliance that won't be betrayed, (won't be betrayed)
|-3------------2--------|-0-----------5-----|-0------------------|
|-0------------0--------|-0-------------0---|-0------------------|
|-2------------0--------|-4-----------------|-4------------------|
|-0------------0--------|-2-----------------|-2------------------|
|-0------------0--------|-0-----------------|-0------------------|
|--------------0--------|-------------------|--------------------|

  Bm/F#      A/E       G          Bm   A
  You need a mate when facing the end, but
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-0----------2-------|-0----------0----2--|
|-5----------4-------|-5----------5----4--|
|-4----------2-------|-5----------4----2--|
|-2----------0-------|-5----------2----0--|
|--------------------|-5------------------|

  Bm/F#       A/E      G         Bm    A
  what is the fate now facing my friend?
|--------------------|-------------------|
|-0-----------2------|-0---------0-----2-|
|-5-----------4------|-5---------5-----4-|
|-4-----------2------|-5---------4-----2-|
|-2-----------0------|-5---------2-----0-|
|--------------------|-5-----------------|

  Em        Bm/F#     A/C# Bm  Asus4     D  Dsus2 D    Aadd4...
  Facing my friend, yeah,   what faces my              friend, yeah
                                        (Be friendly...)
|------------------------------------|---2--0-----2----0--|
|-----------0-----------2--0---0-----|---0--0-----0----0--|
|-2---------5-----------4--5---4-----|---0--0-----0----4--|[rpt
|-5---------4-----------2--4---2-----|---0--0-----0----2--|chorus]
|-2---------2-----------4--2---0-----|---0--0-----0----0--|
|-2----------------------------------|-0------------------|

[repeat verse]
A friend is a friend, nothing can change that
Arguments, squabbles can't break the contract
That each of you makes to the death, to the end
Deliver your future into the hands of your friend, yeah

[repeat chorus and fade]

=============
litgo@aol.com

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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