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Athena | guitar tab
By The Who 
>From It's Hard, 1982
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1982 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                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com          2000-03-26          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
==============                                                        

A5      x02255
E/D     xx0454 or xx0100 (bridge)
G       (3)x0033
D       xx0232
E/A     x06454
D/A     x04232
Dmaj9   xx0650 and xx09 10 9
Dmaj7   xx0222 and xx0675 (F#m/D)
D6      xx0202

[intro]                    2
 A5/|| A5    | (A5)     A5/||

      [acoustic]                        x2
    ||:G D G D G D G D |G D G D G D G D:||
    ||[electric]       |                ||
 G /||:G               |            G /:||
-3-3||-3---------------|------------3-3-||
-3-3||-3---------------|------------3-3-||
-0-0||.0---------------|<12>~-------0-0.||
-0-0||.0---------------|<12>~-------0-0.||
----||-----------------|----------------||
-3-3||-3---------------|------------3-3-||

[acoustic]
  |A5    E/A    |D/A       E/A           |A5        E/A
  Athena,        I had no idea how much I need her
[electric; palm mute]
||--------------|------------------------||
||--------------|------------------------||
||.9--9--9-9-9-9|9-----9--9-9-9-9-------.||
||.-------------|-----------------------.||
||-7--7--7-7-7-7|7-----7--7-7-7-7--------||
||--------------|------------------------||

  |D/A              E/A                 |A5         E/A
In peaceful times I hold her close and I feed her
  |D/A                  E/A                 |A               E/A
My heart starts palpitating when I think my guess was wrong
                |D/A        E/A
But I think I'll get along

            [acoustic]                        
            |G D G D G D G D |G D G D G D G D|
She's just a girl,    she's a bomb
            |[electric]      |               |
         G/G|G               |               |
        -3-3|3---------------|---------------|
        -3-3|3---------------|---------------|
        -0-0|0---------------|<12>~----------|
        -0-0|0---------------|<12>~----------|
        ----|----------------|---------------|
        -3-3|3---------------|---------------|

Athena, all I ever want to do is please her
My life has been so settled and she's the reason
Just one word from her and my troubles are long gone
But I think I'll get along

She's just a girl, she's a bomb
She's just a girl, she's a bomb

[chorus]
|E5  E/D   ||A             D    |E       E/D     ||
       Just a girl, just a girl--l       (Just a)
|0---------||-------------------|----------------||
|0---------||-------------------|----------------||
|9---9-9-9-||.14\----------7-6-7|7/9-9----9--9-9.||
|----------||.------------------|---------------.||
|7---7-7-7-||-12\----------5-4-5|5/7-7----7--7-7-||
|0---------||-------------------|----------------||

      |A            D    |E 
Just a girl, just a girl
E/D   |A            D    |E 
Just a girl, just a girl
E/D         |A    D  |
She's just a girl

Athena, my heart felt like a shattered glass in an acid bath
I felt like one of those flattened ants you find on a crazy path
I'd have topped myself to give her time, she didn't need to ask
Was I a suicidal psychopath?

She's just a girl, she's a bomb
She's just a girl, she's a bomb

Consumed, there was a beautiful white horse I saw on a dream stage
He had a snake the size of a sewer pipe living in his ribcage
And I felt like a pickled priest who was being flambed
You've got me requisitioned, blondie

She's just a girl, she's a bomb
She's just a girl, she's a bomb

Just a girl...

            |A/C#  D  |
She's just a girl...

|A5   |G    |D     |E/D  |

[bridge]

[horn solo]
|Dmaj9   D |Dmaj7   D   |E/D  D6 |E/D   D6  |

|Dmaj9         D        |Dmaj7   
 Look into the face of a child 
        D           |E/D               D     |E/D      D  |
Measure how long you smiled before the memory claimed
|E/D            D         |E/D D|E/D            D         |E/D    D |
 How long would children remain, how long could children remain?

Athena, you picked me up by my lapel and screamed "leave her."
I felt like waking up in heaven on an empty meter
And now you're stuck with a castrated leader
And I hate the creep

I didn't mean that....

Athena, I had no idea how much I need her
My life has been so settled and she's the reason
Just one word from her and my troubles are long gone
But I think I'll get along

            [acoust]                               2
          ||:G D G D G       |G D G D G           :||A5
She's just a girl     She's a bomb    (She's just a)
          ||[elec]           |                     ||
        G/||:G-------*       |G-------*           :||A5
            [note: elec. should sustain until *]


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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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