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Eminence Front Tab

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Eminence Front | guitar tab
By The Who
>From It's Hard, 1982
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1982 Towser Tunes Inc./Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

#----------------------------------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         1996-11-20          Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com      rev 2000-08-14          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
==============                                                        

[optional voicings]
Dbmaj7    x43111 and xx6564       [stage versions: 9tx10 10 98]
C7sus4    x35566
Fm        x x 10 10 13 13 (for final chorus)

[Keyboard intro; guitar noodles in loose time]
|----------|----|----------------|-----|-----------------------|----|
|----------|----|----------------|-----|-----------------------|----|
|0h1h3p1h3-|----|-0h1h3p1h3p1h3-1|-----|-0h1h3p1-/3-/5--/6--/8-|----|
|----------|----|----------------|-----|-----------------------|--4\|
|----------|----|----------------|-----|-----------------------|----|
|----------|----|----------------|-----|-----------------------|----|

[Main riff]
||:Fm              |                |Dbmaj7          |               :||
||-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
||------------x-x-x|-----------x-x-x|-----------x-x-x|----------x-x-x-||
||.-----------x-x-x|-----------x-x-x|-----------x-x-x|----------x-x-x.||
||.3--1h3-3---x-x-x|3--1h3-3---x-x-x|3--1h3-3---x-x-x|3--1h3-3--x-x-x.||
||-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
||-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||

   | Fm          |                  |
---|-------------|------------------|
-4-|4h6-------6\4|4h6-6-----4-1-----|
---|-------------|---------------1--|
---|-------------|--------------3-3-|
---|-------------|------------------|
---|-------------|------------------|

|Dbmaj7               |                                    |  
|---------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------1--------|--------1p0--------1p0----------1p0-|
|3-1---3p1h3---3-1-1-3|~-----------3p1p0------3p1p0--------|
|----3------------3---|------3-----------3----------3------|
|---------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------------------|

|Fm                |                 |Dbmaj7           |              |
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|
|----4-3-----------|-----------------|-----------------|------13~-----|
|1~------1-3p1-----|-----------------|--------1---3^\-1|---13^--~-----|
|--3------3----3p1-|-----------------|-1h3-1h3--3------|--------------|
|-----------------3|1-3-1------------|----3------------|---------13p11|
|------------------|-----4-1---1--4/\|1----------------|--------------|

|Fm                  |                                   |Dbmaj7     |
|--13----------16-13-|------------------------------13-13|13-13------|
|----16/--\-^--------|-16-13---13--13-13--16-16-16--16-16|16^16^-----|
|--------------------|-------15--------------------------|---------13|
|--------------------|-----------------------------------|-----------|
|--------------------|-----------------------------------|-----------|
|--------------------|-----------------------------------|-----------|

|                                                |
|-------13---------------------------------------|
|-----13--16-13-------------13-------------------|
|-15-^----------15-13----------15-13---------13--|
|---------------------15-13-------------13-15----|
|------------------------------------15----------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|Fm              |                         |Dbmaj7               |
|----------------|------------12--12-------|---------------------|
|13--15---13-15--|--13-15--13-15^-15^\-15--|13-11\9-11\9---------|
|13--15---13-15--|--13-15--13------------13|------------10-------|
|--15--13------13|-------13----------------|---------------------|
|----------------|-------------------------|--------------11\----|
|----------------|-------------------------|---------------------|

|                                 |F
|---------------------------------|----
|-----------9-8---1-4--1----------|----
|--------10-------------3-1-3-1---|----
|-----10------------------------1-|3---
|8--------------------------------|----
|---------------------------------|----

[verse; follows main pattern]
   |Fm              |                   |Dbmaj7        |              |
The sun shines,                people forget
   |----------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
   |-----------x-x-x|----------x--x---x-|---------x-x-x|---------x-x-x|
   |-----------x-x-x|----------x--x---x-|---------x-x-x|---------x-x-x|
   |3--1h3-3---x-x-x|3--1h3-3--x--x---x-|3--1h3-3-x-x-x|3--1h3-3-x-x-x|
   |----------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|
   |----------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------|

   |Fm                |                            |Dbmaj7             |
The spray flies as the speed boat glides, people forget, forget they're 

|                 |
 hiding
|-----------------|
|---------4h6-4---|
|-----------------|
|3-1h3-3----------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

The girls smile, people forget
The snow packs as the skier tracks, people forget, forget they're hiding
                                                                 -------8\-
                                                                 -------9\-
                                                                 ------10\-
                                                                 ------10\-
                                                                 ----------
                                                                 ----------

[chorus; follows verse pattern; *for stage versions, Dbmaj7: 9tx10 10 98]
 
|Fm                             |                              |
   Behind an eminence front,      Eminence front, it's a put on
|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------------------------x-x-x-|-----------------x-x-x--------|
|-------------------------x-x-x-|-----------------x-x-x--------|
|3------1h3-----------3---x-x-x-|3--1h3-1--3------x-x-x--------|
|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
|1------------------------------|1-----------------------------|

|Dbmaj7*          |                 |
 
|-----------------|---------------4\|
|-----------x-x-x-|-----------x-x-6\|
|-----------x-x-x-|-----------x-x-5\|
|3--1h3-3---x-x-x-|3--1h3-3---x-x-6\|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|

|Fm                      |                                     
   It's an eminence front, it's an eminence front, it's a put on

|Dbmaj7           |                     |Fm
|-----------------|---------------------|----
|-----------x-x-x-|----------------1-4-/|6-6-
|-----------x-x-x-|-------3-1--3-1------|----
|3--1h3-3---x-x-x-|3-1h3-----3----------|----
|-----------------|---------------------|----
|-----------------|---------------------|----

|Fm                     |                              |
  It's an eminence front, eminence front, it's a put on

|Dbmaj7             |                 |Fm  
  Eminence front 
|-------------------|----8---8---8----|----
|---------------xxx-|--9^--9^--9^--9\-|1-1-
|--1------------xxx-|-----------------|----
|3---3-3--------xxx-|3----------------|----
|-------------------|-----------------|----
|-------------------|-----------------|----

It's an eminence front, it's an eminence front, it's a put on
It's a put on, it's a put on, it's a put on, 

[bridge]
|Ab Eb Eb Bb | Ab Eb Bb Bb F     |
|------------|-------------------|
|13-11-11-11-|-13-11-11-11-10\---|
|13-12-12-10-|-13-12-10-10-10\---|
|13-13-13-12-|-13-13-12-12-10\---|
|------------|-------------------|
|------------|-------------------|

|Fm               |              |Dbmaj7      |                       |
 Come and join the party dress to kill                    (Won't you...)
|-----------------|--------------|------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------|--------------|------------|-----------------------|
|10---10--10---10-|10-10-10-10-10|10-10--10-10|10-10-10-10-10---------|
|-----------------|--------------|------------|-----------------------|
|8----8---8----8--|8--8--8--8--8-|8--8---8--8-|8--8--8--8--8----------|
|-----------------|--------------|------------|-----------------------|

         |Fm               |              |Dbmaj7     |         |
Won't you come and join the party dress to kill
         |       %         |      %       |     %     |    %    |

                                                    [2/4]              
        |C7sus4      |            |                 |                  |
Dress to kill
        |------------|------------|------15----12---|------------------|
        |------------|------------|---17^---14^---11|12-13-13p12p11h13\|
        |5--5---5-5--|5-5--5-5-5--|5----------------|------------------|
        |------------|------------|-----------------|------------------|
        |3--3---3-3--|3-3--3-3-3--|3----------------|------------------|
        |------------|------------|-----------------|------------------|

[repeat verse]
Drinks flow, people forget
That big wheel spins, the hair thins

         |Dbmaj7                  |                     |Fm  
People forget,     forget they're hiding
         |------------------------|---------------------|----
         |----------x-x-x---------|---------------------|----
         |----------x-x-x---------|---------------------|----
         |3-1h3-3---x-x-x---------|3-1h3-3--------------|----
         |------------------------|---------------------|----
         |------------------------|----------4^\^\~-----|1---

The news slows, people forget
The shares crash, hopes are dashed 

         |Dbmaj7                  |                     |  
People forget,     forget they're hiding           
         |------------------------|---------16-16-16\---|
         |-----------x-x-x--------|---------18-18-18\---|
         |-----------x-x-x--------|---------17-17-17\---|
         |3-1h3-3----x-x-x--------|3-1h3-3--------------|
         |------------------------|---------------------|
         |------------------------|---------------------|


[repeat chorus]
Behind an eminence front, an eminence front, it's a put on
It's just an eminence front, an eminence front, it's a put on

|Dbmaj7         |                    |
|---------------|--------------------|
|---------x-x-x-|----4^\-4^\-4^\-----|
|---------x-x-x-|--------------------|
|3-1h3-3--x-x-x-|3-------------------|
|---------------|--------------------|
|---------------|--------------------|

An eminence front, an eminence front, it's a put on
Eminence front, it's an eminence front, it's a put on, it's a put on

      |Dbmaj7                      |                 |
       It's a put on, it's a put on, it's a put on
      |----------------------------|-----------------|
      |-------------------x-x-x--13|-13-13-13--------|
      |-------------------x-x-x--15|-15-15-15-13\----|
      |--3---1h3---3------x-x-x----|-----------------|
      |----------------------------|-----------------|
      |----------------------------|-----------------|

|Fm               |                |Dbmaj7           |               |
 Come and join the party, dress to, Come and join the party, dress to
|13-13-13-13--13--|----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|13-13-13-13--13--|----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|10-10-10-10--10--|------%---------|-------%---------|-------%-------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|---------------|

|Fm              |                |Dbmaj7          |               |
 Come on join the party, dress to, Come on join the party, dress to 
|    %           |        %       |         %      |        %      |

|C7sus4 |                      |                                        |
 kill                                            Dress yourself to kill
|-------|------12--------------|----------------------------------------|
|-------|---14^----------13----|----------------------------------------|
|5--5\--|---------13-15------13|-------------13--------------10-10/12\10|
|-------|--------------15--15--|15-13h15-13----15-13------10------------|
|3--3\--|----------------------|-----------15-------15\------8--8-/10\8-|
|-------|----------------------|------------------------8~--------------|

[2/4            ][4/4]
|               |Fm   

|---------------|-----|
|---------------|-----|
|10\8--5\3---3--|-----|
|---------------|3----|
|-8\6--3\1---1--|-----|
|---------------|1----|

=============
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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