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Brilliant Blues Chords

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maguri [tm] 27,108
intermediate
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                Brilliant Blues- Pete Townshend
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Pete Townshend 
Brilliant Blues (1985)
(Pete Townshend)

From: "White City"

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Whatever your strumming pattern may be, try to incorporate the riff into 
your accompaniment.

Capo 1st fret

RIFF (Intro/Verse)
  G         D/G    G         D/G    G         D/G    G         D/G    
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0---0-0-0-3-----|0-0-0-0-3-------|0---0-0-0-3-----|0-0-0-0-3-------|
G|0---0-0-0-2-----|0-0-0-0-2-------|0---0-0-0-2-----|0-0-0-0-2-------|
D|0---0-0-0-0-----|0-0-0-0-0-------|0---0-0-0-0-----|0-0-0-0-0-------|
A|x---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|
  Em        E7sus4 Em      E7sus4   Em        E7sus4 Em      E7sus4
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|0---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0---0-0-0-3-----|0-0-0-0-3-------|0---0-0-0-3-----|0-0-0-0-3-------|
G|0---0-0-0-2-----|0-0-0-0-2-------|0---0-0-0-2-----|0-0-0-0-2-------|
D|2---2-2-2-2-----|2-2-2-2-2-------|2---2-2-2-2-----|2-2-2-2-2-------|
A|2---------------|2---------------|----------------|----------------|
E|0---------------|0---------------|0---------------|0---------------|

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CHORDS

          E-A-D-G-B-E
D/G       3-x-0-2-3-x
E7sus4    0-2-2-2-3-x

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Capo 1st fret

INTRO (RIFF)
G            D/G    G         G/D
 Say goodbye to the brilliant blues
G            D/G    G         G/D
 Say goodbye to the brilliant blues
        Em   E7sus4    Em   E7sus4   Em   E7sus4   F  Bb C
Say goodbye ...                                         [It’s ...]

VERSE
C    G  D/G    G  D/G
It's time
   G  D/G    G  D/G
To live
   Em   E7sus4   Em   E7sus4
So make me
Em     E7sus4   Em   E7sus4
Take me

VERSE
     G  D/G    G  D/G
It's time, 
   G  D/G    G  D/G
To give
           Em   E7sus4   Em   E7sus4
So don't betray me, 
Em   E7sus4   F  Bb C
Pay me

CHORUS
    G                      C          D
The brilliant blues, don't want to be frozen
G                              C          D
 I'll spend my mornings at the sunshine cafe
     G                     C             D
I've read the news and the clique-ridden notions
G                       C       D
 I know that now is the time to say


VERSE
     G                 D/G    G         D/G
It's time (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
   G                  D/G    G         D/G
To teach (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
   Em                   E7sus4 Em        E7sus4
So tell me (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
        Em                   E7sus4 Em        E7sus4
Come on tell me (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)

VERSE
     G                 D/G    G         D/G
It's time (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
   G                   D/G    G         D/G
To preach (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
   Em                   E7sus4 Em        E7sus4
So help me (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
            Em                   E7sus4 F         Bb    C
Come on and help me (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)

CHORUS
    G                    C          D         [G]
The brilliant blues will never flow this way again
G                   C        D
  The colour of the Mersey’s grey
    G                    C          D          [G]
The brilliant blues have faded into sadness and pain
G                C       D            G  D/G    G
  And now is the time to say ... It's time

MIDDLE 8
Em                                    [Em]
You and me are going to finally sail away
      Em                                              [Cmaj7]
We'll get far away from the blues and the mist in the rain
Cmaj7                                         [Cmaj7]
You and me are going to fight until we win the day
    Cmaj7                   F            Bb   C
For now is the time that we must say goodbye [to the ...]

CHORUS
 [C]    G                        C          D
To the brilliant blues, I don't want to be frozen
G                              C          D
 I'll spend my mornings at the sunshine cafe
     G                     C             D
I've read the news and the clique-ridden notions
G                       C       D
 I know that now is the time to say


VERSE
     G                 D/G    G         D/G
It's time (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
   G                  D/G    G         D/G
To trust (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
   Em                  E7sus4 Em        E7sus4
So buy me (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
            Em                  E7sus4 Em        E7sus4
Come on and try me (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)

VERSE
     G                 D/G    G         D/G
It's time (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
   G                   D/G    G         D/G
To thrust (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
   Em                    E7sus4 Em        E7sus4
So guide me (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)
       Em                   E7sus4 F         Bb    C
Stay beside me (say goodbye to the brilliant blues)

CHORUS
    G                    C          D         [G]
The brilliant blues will never flow this way again
G                   C        D
  The colour of the Mersey’s grey
    G                    C          D          [G]
The brilliant blues have faded into sadness and pain
G                C       D            G  
  And now is the time to say ... It's time

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