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Rough Boys | guitar tab
By Pete Townshend
>From Empty Glass, 1980
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1980 Eel Pie Publishing 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      rev 2000-11-19          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
==============                                                        

[note: leads and chord inversions are approximate]

Cadd9 x3x033
G/B   x20033
D/A   x0423(2)

|(D)  (C)  |(E)  (C)  (D) (C)  (E)   (C)  (D) (C)  (E)   (C)    |
|----------|----------|--------|----------|--------|------------|
|10-10-8---|12-12-8---|7-7-8---|12-12-8---|7-7-8---|12-12-8---8\|
|7--7--5---|9--9--5---|7-7-5---|9--9--5---|7-7-5---|9--9--5---5\|
|7--7--5---|9--9--5---|7-7-5---|9--9--5---|7-7-5---|9--9--5---5\|
|----------|----------|--------|----------|--------|------------|
|----------|----------|--------|----------|--------|------------|
|[gtr 2]   |          |D   Cad9|G/B  Cad9 |D   Cad9|G/B  Cad9   |
|----------|----------|2-2-3---|3--3--3---|2-2-3---|3--3--3-----|
|----------|----------|3-3-3---|3--3--3---|3-3-3---|3--3--3-----|
|----------|----------|2-2-0---|0--0--0---|2-2-0---|0--0--0-----|
|----------|----------|0-0-0---|0--0--0---|0-0-0---|0--0--0-----|
|----------|----------|----3---|2--2--3---|----3---|2--2--3-----|
|----------|----------|--------|----------|--------|------------|

|D  [pedal open D]
|--------|--------|--------|--------2-|
|--------|--------|--------|--------3-|
|--------|--------|--------|--------2-|
|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0---0-|
|--------|--------|--------|----------|
|--------|--------|--------|----------|

[verse]
   G/D   D    |G/D         D         |Cadd9           |G/B     |
   Tough boys, running the streets.      Come a little closer
|--3-----2----|3--3----3---2-----2-2-|3---------------|3-------|
|--3-----3----|3--3----3---3-----3-3-|3---------------|3-------|
|--0-----2----|0--0----0---2-----2-2-|0---------------|0-------|
|0-0-----0----|0--0----0---0---------|----------------|--------|
|-------------|----------------------|3---------------|2-------|
|-------------|----------------------|----------------|--------|

           G/D D|G/D       D          |Cadd9   |G/B       |
Rough toys,      under the sheets.       Nobody knows her
     |------3-2-|3-3---3---2----------|3-------|3---------|
     |------3-3-|3-3---3---3------x-x-|3-------|3---------|
     |------0-2-|0-0---0---2------x-x-|0-------|0---------|
     |0-----0-0-|0-0---0---0------x-x-|--------|----------|
     |----------|---------------------|3-------|2---------|
     |----------|---------------------|--------|----------|

         G/D D  |G/D          D      |Cadd9         |G/B       |
Rough boys,      don't walk a-way.     I very nearly missed you
     |----3-2---|3-----3----3-2------|3-------------|3---------|
     |----3-3---|3-----3----3-3--x-x-|3-------------|3---------|
     |----0-2---|0-----0----0-2--x-x-|0-------------|0---------|
     |0---0-0---|0-----0----0-0--x-x-|--------------|----------|
     |----------|--------------------|3-------------|2---------|
     |----------|--------------------|--------------|----------|

         G/D D  |G/D       D     |Cadd9                |G/B       |
Tough boys,      come over here.     I want to bite and kiss you
     |----3-2---|3----3-3--2-----|3--------------------|3---------|
     |----3-3---|3----3-3--3---3-|3--------------------|3---------|
     |----0-2---|0----0-0--2---2-|0--------------------|0---------|
     |0---0-0---|0----0-0--0---0-|---------------------|----------|
     |----------|----------------|3--------------------|2---------|
     |----------|----------------|---------------------|----------|

| A/D        | F/D           | C/D        | G/D           |
|-5----------|-5-------------|------------|-3-------------|
|-5----------|-6-------------|-5----------|-3-------------|
|-2----------|-5-------------|-5----------|-4-------------|
|(2)0--0/0/0-|(7)-0----0/0/0-|(5)0--0/0/0-|(5)-0---0/0/0--|
|------------|---------------|------------|---------------|
|------------|---------------|------------|---------------|
| [gtr 2]                                                 |
|-9--9--9----|-13-13-13---13-|-12-12-12---|-15-15-15---x-x|
|-10-10-10---|-13-13-13---13-|-13-13-13---|-15-15-15---x-x|
|-9--9--9----|-14-14-14---14-|-12-12-12---|-16-16-16---x-x|
|------------|---------------|------------|---------------|
|------------|---------------|------------|---------------|
|------------|---------------|------------|---------------|

|D         |A     |D/A  |A7                            |(D)
                                  I wanna see what I can find
|2---------|------|-----|------------------------------|
|3---------|2-----|3----|5------5----------------------|
|2---------|2-----|2----|2------2----------------------|
|4-0-0/0/0-|2-----|4----|5------5----------------------|
|----------|0-----|0----|0------0----------------------|
|----------|------|-----|------------------------------|
|                                                      |
|14--------|0-----|7----|-------5----------------------|
|15--------|5-----|8----|10-8-5-5----------------------|
|14--------|6-----|7----|9--7-5-6----------------------|
|----------|------|0----|------------------------------|
|----------|------|-----|------------------------------|
|----------|------|-----|------------------------------|

Tough kid, take a bottle of wine when your deal is broken
Ten quid, she's so easy to blind. And not a word is spoken
Rough boys, don't walk away. I feel pretty blissed here
Tough boy, I wanna carry you home. You got pretty pissed, dear

|A/D              |F/D                  |
|9-----9-----9----|8-----13-----13------|
|10----10----10---|10----13-----13------|
|9-----9-----9----|10----14-----14------|
|--0-0---0-0---0--|--0-0----0-0----0----|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|

|C/D               |G/D                 |
|12-----12----12---|12^-12--------------|
|13-----13----13---|12^-12-10--10-------|
|12-----12----12---|---------11----11-9-|
|---0-0---0-0----0-|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|

| D          |  A             |G          |A            |G     |
|------------|--9-----9--7--5-|3----3-2-0-|5---------5--|3-----|
|/10---------|--10----10-8--7-|5----5-3-2-|5---/5-------|3-----|
|------------|--9-------------|-----------|2------------|0-----|
|------------|----------------|-----------|2------------|0-----|
|------------|----------------|-----------|-------------|------|
|------------|----------------|-----------|-------------|------|

[bridge]
|D                 |      C/D| D            |                  |(A)
    Gonna get inside you        Gonna get inside....your bitter mind
|2-----------------|-12--10--|--------------|------------------|
|3-----------------|---------|--------------|------------------|
|2-----------------|---------|--------------|------------------|
|0--------0--------|---------|--------------|------------------|
|------------------|---------|--------------|------------------|
|------------------|---------|--------------|------------------|

[solo]
|A            |D/A              |A           |D/A        |A         |
(mind)
|-------------|---------5---5---|-9-7-7-5-5--|-----------|----------|
|---5^\-3-----|---------5-5-5---|---------5--|-5-5-5-7-5-|----8-----|
|---------2---|-----------7---7/|9--7-7-6-6--|-6-6-6-7-6-|-7/9---2--|
|-------------|-2-0-2-----------|------------|-7-7-------|-----0-2--|
|------------0|-------0---------|------------|-----------|-----0-0--|
|-------------|-----------------|------------|-----------|-----0----|

|D/A           |A               |A7                    |(D)    
                                  I wanna see what I can find
|--------------|----------------|---------7------------|-------|
|3---3-2-3-2---|2--------4------|-7-------7^--\----5-5-|-------|
|2---2-2-2-2---|4^\-2-0--6^\-4--|-7^\-5--------------6-|-------|
|0---4-2-4-2---|--------------7-|------5-------------7-|-0-----|
|0-----------0-|----------------|----------------------|-------|
|--------------|----------------|----------------------|-------|

Rough boys, don't walk away. I wanna buy your leather
Make noise, try and talk me away. We can't be seen together
Tough kids, what can I do? I'm so pale and weedy
Rough fits in my hush puppy shoes
But I'm still pleadin', 

|A/D       |F/D       |C/D       |G/D       |D  Dsus4|
 bleedin',  needin',   fightin',  winin',    chimin'
|5---------|5---------|----------|3---------|2----3--|
|5---------|6---------|5---------|3---------|3--3----|
|6---------|5---------|5---------|4---------|2-------|
|7-0-0/0/0-|7-0-0/0/0-|5-0-0/0/0-|5-0-0/0/0-|0-------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|--------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|--------|
|[gtr 2]                                             |
|10--------|8---------|8---------|7---------|2-------|
|11--------|10--------|8---------|8---------|3-------|
|10--------|10--------|9---------|7---------|2-------|
|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|--------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|--------|

[break]
|Cadd9             |G6/B              |Asus4     |A     |Asus4  |
|----3-------------|----2-------------|----------|------|-------|
|--3---------------|--3---------------|------3---|----2-|----3--|
|------------------|------------------|----------|------|-------|
|------------------|------------------|---2------|--2---|--2----|
|3-----------------|2-----------------|0---------|0-----|0------|
|------------------|------------------|----------|------|-------|
|[gtr 2]                                                        |
|------10-10-12-10-|------10-10/12-10-|----------|------|-------|
|------------------|10----------------|10-12-10--|------|-------|
|------------------|------------------|----------|------|-------|
|------------------|------------------|----------|------|-------|
|------------------|------------------|----------|------|-------|
|------------------|------------------|----------|------|-------|

|A7                         |D    
      I wanna see what I can find 
|---------------------------|-----
|----2----------------------|-----
|---------------------------|-----
|--2----2-----4--------2----|0----
|0----0----0------0------0--|-----
|---------------------------|-----

Tough boys, running the streets. Come a little closer
Rough toys, under the sheets. Nobody knows her
Rough boys, don't you walk away. I very nearly missed you
Tough boys, come over here. I want to bite and kiss you

| A/D  |F/D  |C/D       |G6/D       |Dsus2     |Cadd9/D   |
|------|-----|--0-------|--0--------|--0-------|--0-------|
|3-----|6----|--5-------|--3--------|--3-------|--3-------|
|2-----|5----|5-5-------|4-4--------|2-2-------|0-0-------|
|0-0---|0-0--|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0--0/0/0-|0---0/0/0-|0---0/0/0-|
|------|-----|----------|-----------|----------|----------|
|------|-----|----------|-----------|----------|----------|

[outro]
|F#/D      |Bb/D      |E/D       |Ab/D      |Eb/D      |
|2---------|1---------|4---------|4---------|3---------|
|2---------|3---------|5---------|4---------|4---------|
|3---------|3---------|4---------|5---------|3---------|
|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|

|G/D       |F/D       |Bb/D      |Dsus2     |D         |
|3---------|1---------|1---------|0---------|2---------|
|3---------|1---------|3---------|3---------|3---------|
|4---------|2---------|3---------|2---------|2---------|
|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|

|Eb/D      |F/D       |G/D       |A/D       |B/D       |
|3---------|5---------|7---------|9---------|11--------|
|4---------|6---------|8---------|10--------|12--------|
|3---------|5---------|7---------|9---------|11--------|
|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|

|C/D       |C/D       |D         |D         |E/D       |
|12--------|12--------|14--------|14--------|16--------|
|13--------|13--------|15--------|15--------|17--------|
|12--------|12--------|14--------|14--------|16--------|
|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|

|E/D       |F/D       |F/D       |G/D       |
|16--------|17--------|17--------|19--------|
|17--------|18--------|18--------|20--------|
|16--------|17--------|17--------|19--------|
|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|0-0-0/0/0-|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|

|G/D                       |D    
     I wanna see what I can find!
|19------------------------|2----
|20------------------------|3----
|19------------------------|2----
|0-0---0-0---0-------------|0----
|--------------------------|-----
|--------------------------|-----

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