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A Quick One While Hes Away Tab

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A Quick One While He's Away (studio version)
By The Who
>From A Quick One/Happy Jack, 1966/1967 
Written by Pete Townshend ©1967 TRO-Essex Music, Inc.

originally transcribed by phillip@princeton.edu
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updated by
litgo@aol.com
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D       xx0232                    Fsus4/C 1(3)3311
G/D     xx0433                    Cadd2   x30010
D7      xx0535                    G6sus4  3x2010
G       3x0003 and 3x0033         A7sus4  x02233
C/G     3x2013                    D/A     x002xx
G7      xx3033                    D/C     x302xx
A6      x02222                    D5      xx0235
Bm7     x24232 and 7x7777         G5      3x00xx
Gadd9/B 3x0233                    A5      x022xx
Am      x02210

[Her Man's Been Gone]

Her man's been gone for nearly a year
He was due home yesterday but he ain't here
Her man's been gone for nigh on a year
He was due home yesterday but he ain't here

[Crying Town]

[Intro]

   D       G/D    D7     G/D     D       G/D     D7       2
||-----2-----3---|--5-----3-----|----2-----3----|5-------||
||------------3--|----3-----3---|------------3--|3-------||
||.--2----/4---4/|5-----5-----4-|--2----/4----4/|5------.||
||.0----0--------|-------0------|0----0---------|0------.||
||---------------|--------------|---------------|--------||
||---------------|--------------|---------------|--------||

|D         G/D        |D7          G/D       |D     G/D | D7  G/D |
 Down your street your crying is a well-known sound
|D              G/D      |D7     G/D            |D    G/D | D7    |
 Your street is very well-known, throughout your town
|G            C/G |G7     C/G           |G    C/G  |G7   C/G |
 Your town is very famous for the little girl
     |D      G/D      |D7      G/D      |D     G/D | D7  G/D |
Whose crying can be heard all around the world

                                                                 2
||:D       G/D    | D7       G/D    | D       G/D   | D7   G/D :||
   Ooh ooh ooh  ooh ooh  ooh ooh ooh  Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

[We Have A Remedy]
   A (Asus2)(Asus4) etc.
||-------------0----|--------0-0---||
||---2-0-2-3-0-2----|--0-3-0-2-2---||
||.--2-2-2-2-2-2----|--2-2-2-2-2--.||
||.--2-2-2-2-2-2----|--2-2-2-2-2--.||
||-0-------------(0)|0-------------||
||------------------|--------------||

|A                   A|A                |
   Fa la la la la la     Fa la la la la
   Fa la la la la la     Fa la la la la

|A6                A|A6                  |
   We have a remedy    you'll appreciate,
|A                     A|A               |
   No need to be so sad,   he's only late
|D                                    D|D                   |
   We'll bring you flowers and things,    help pass your time
|D                             |
   We'll give him eagle's wings
|D                   |A   Asus4 |Asus2  A |E     Esus4 |E7
   Then he can fly to you
|--------------------|----------|---------|---4--5-----|7-----|
|--------------------|-2---3----|0------2-|----5---5---|5-----|
|--------------------|--2---2---|2------2-|-/4-------6-|7-----|
|--------------------|----2--2--|2------2-|------------|------|
|--------------------|0--------0|-------0-|------------|------|
|--------------------|----------|--------0|0-----------|------|

|E                  EE|E                |
   Fa la la la la la     Fa la la la la
|A                  AA|A                |
   Fa la la la la la     Fa la la la la
   Fa la la la la la     Fa la la la la 

|E   Esus4 |E         | D    Dsus4 | D        |
 La
|-4--5-5---|-4--5---4-|---2--3-2---|-3-2--3-2-|
|--5-5-5---|--5-5-5---|---3--3-3---|-3-3--3-3-|
|4---4-4---|4---4-----|-2-2--2-2---|-2-2----2-|
|----------|----------|-0-0--0-0---|-----0----|
|----------|----------|------------|----------|
|----------|----------|------------|----------|

||:A                  AA|A                      AA:||4
     We have a remedy      Fa la la la la la la

[spoken]
A
  We have a remedy. We have!
E                     D
  Little girl (guide), why don't you stop your crying?
Asus4                   A
I'm gonna make you feel all right


[Ivor The Engine Driver]

   E                2
||------------------||
||------------------||
||.----------------.||
||.--2---2---2---2-.||
||-----2-------2----||
||-0-------0--------||

|        E           |B       D              |E                 |
           My name is Ivor,     I'm an engine driver             
|--------------------|-----------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|--4---4---7--------7---|------------------|
|--2---2---2-------2-|----4------------7-----|---2---2----2---2-|
|----2--------2------|2------/5--------------|-----2--------2---|
|0-------0-----------|-----------------------|0--------0--------|

|E                      |B       D           |E             
              I know him well,     I know why you feel blue 
|-----------------------|--------------------|--------------
|-----------------------|--------------------|--------------
|-----------------------|--4---4---7------7--|---9--------9-
|--2------2---2------2--|----4-------7-------|--------9-----
|----2----------2-------|2------/5-----------|7-------------
|0----------0-----------|--------------------|--------------

E                 |B       D                 |E                     
  Just 'cause he's late      don't mean he'll never get through     
------------------|--------------------------|------0-----------0-0-
------------------|--------------------------|------0-----------0-0-
--9-----------9---|--4---4---7----------7----|------1-----------2-1-
-------9----------|----4-----------7---------|------2-----------2-2-
7-----------------|2------/5-----------------|------2-----------2-2-
------------------|--------------------------|0---------------------

  |A                                |E                   
He told me he loves you, he ain't no liar, I ain't either
  |B                        |D          E       E Esus4 |E     |E
So let's have a smile for an old engine driver
  |B                        |D          E       E Esus4 |E     |E 
So let's have a smile for an old engine driver

Please take a sweet (take a sweet)
Come take a walk with me (take a walk with me)
We'll sort it out (sort it out)
Back at my place (back at my place, maybe)

It'll come right, you ain't no fool, I ain't either
So why not be nice to an old engine driver?
Better be nice to an old engine driver
Better be nice to an old engine driver


[Soon Be Home]

   C                   Dm7
||------------------||------------------||
||------------------||------------------||
||.--0-2-0---0-2-0-.||.--0-2-0---0-2-0-.||
||.----------------.||.0-------0-------.||
||-3-------3--------||------------------||
||------------------||------------------||

   ||:C      |           |       |     
We'll soon be home, we'll soon be home
     |Dm7        |                   |C      |        :||
We'll soon, we'll soon, soon, soon be home        We'll

Come on, old horse

Soon be home, soon be home
We'll soon, soon, soon be home

We'll soon, we'll soon, soon, soon be home


[You Are Forgiven]

|D    |A    |C    |Gadd9/B|F    |Fsus4/C|Esus4|A
 Dang, dang, dang, dang,   dang, dang,   dang, dang

|D    |Asus4   |D    |Asus4  A |

||:D                          |Asus4         A           :||4
   Cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello

         |D       DDD|Asus4 A           |D         DDD|Asus4  
I can't believe it          Do my eyes deceive me?
A           |D         DDD|Asus4 A            |D        D D Dsus4 |D |
Am I back in your arms?          Away from all harm?

           |Cadd2      |         |D  D  D/A D/C D D/C| D D  
It's like a dream to be with you again
           |-----------|---------|2--2---------------|-2-2------
           |1-111-1111-|1111-1111|3--3---------------|-3-3------
           |0-000-0000-|0000-0000|2--2----------2----|-2-2------
           |0-000-0000-|0000-0000|0--0--0---0---0-0--|-0-0------
           |3-333-3333-|3333-3333|------0---3-----3--|----------
           |-----------|---------|-------------------|----------
            [palm mute           ]

       |Cadd2         |         |D  D   D/A D/C D D/C| D D    
Can't believe that I'm with you again

|D   D       D/A D/C D  D/C |D   D        |
 Mow mow     ma--mow-ma-mow  mow mow

|D5 [palm mute]| Dsus4 [palm mute] |

 |D               |Asus4  A    |D               |Asus4    A
I missed you and I must admit I kissed a few and once did sit
  |Cadd2          |G6sus4          |Cadd2         |G       |D       DD|
On Ivor the Engine Driver's lap and later with him,   had a nap

||:G  A7sus4 |D     DD:||4

                                         [repeat w/ below fills]
|G5      A5    |D           ||:G5     A5    |D             :||
     You are forgiven             You are forgiven            
                  (you are for-giv----en)        (you are for-)

[fills]
| G       A      | D        || G      A     |D        ||
                                          ...baby
|----------------|----------||--------------|---------||
|---12------14---|---15~----||--------------|3---*----||
|-----12------14-|----------||.-------------|2-------.||
|/12-----/14-----|-0--------||.-------------|0-------.||
|----------------|----------||---2-5----4-7-|---------||
|----------------|----------||/3-----/5-----|---------||
                                               [*toggle pickup selector]

|G             Asus4 A |D D DCDC|G G   A   A |
                 [pause]           You are for-
   (You are forgiv------e........n)          

||:D             |G G   A   A  :||
  -given            You are for-
      (You are forgiv---e...n)  

|D              ||:G5       A5      |D        D         :||
-given forgiven Forgiven Forgiven Forgiven Forgiven For-
       (you are forgiv------en)            (you are forgiv-

[end]                    [spoken] 
|G G A    A        |D                         |A  D
     Know you're forgiven
                          You're all forgiven

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litgo@aol.com
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SamiGirl wrote on January 20 2005, 12:00 am

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