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BORIS THE SPIDER

As recorded by The Who
(From the 1966 Album A QUICK ONE)

Words and Music by John Entwistle

Transcribed by Slowhand 


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Pete Townshend - Electric Guitar'


   Intro
    Q=204
    D5 Db5C5 B5   Bb5  F5     G
   4/4
    Gtr I
    Q  Q  Q  Q    H    H      W          +W
||--------------|-----------|-3--------|-(3)-----||
||o-------------|-----------|-3--------|-(3)----o||
||--7--6--5--4--|-3---------|-0--------|-(0)-----||
||--7--6--5--4--|-3----3----|-0--------|-(0)-----||
||o-5--4--3--2--|-1----3----|----------|--------o||
||--------------|------1----|-3--------|-(3)-----||


 1st Verse
  D5    Bb5     F5    G5      C5
                              PM---------------------|
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-7--7--3--3--|-------------|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|
|-7--7--3--3--|-3--3--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|
|-5--5--1--1--|-3--3--5--5--|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|
|-------------|-1--1--3--3--|-------------|-------------|


  C5    C5/G    Bb5   N.C.    G
  Q  H     Q    Q  Q  H       W          +W
|-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)----|
|-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)----|
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-0--------|-(0)----|
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-0--------|-(0)----|
|-3-----------|-1-----------|----------|--------|
|-------3-----|-------1--1--|-3--------|-(3)----|
  H     H       H     Q  Q


  C5    G5      Bb5   F5      C/G
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    W          +W
|-------------|-------------|----------|--------|
|-------------|-------------|-5--------|-(5)----|
|-5--5--------|-3--3--------|-5--------|-(5)----|
|-5--5--5--5--|-3--3--3--3--|-5--------|-(5)----|
|-3--3--5--5--|-1--1--3--3--|-3--------|-(3)----|
|-------3--3--|-------1--1--|-3--------|-(3)----|


  C5    G5      Bb5   F5      G
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    W          +W
|-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)----||
|-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)----||
|-5--5--------|-3--3--------|-0--------|-(0)----||
|-5--5--5--5--|-3--3--3--3--|-0--------|-(0)----||
|-3--3--5--5--|-1--1--3--3--|----------|--------||
|-------3--3--|-------1--1--|-3--------|-(3)----||


   Chorus
    D5 Db5C5 B5   Bb5  F5     G
    Q  Q  Q  Q    H    H      W          +W
||--------------|-----------|-3--------|-(3)-----||
||o-------------|-----------|-3--------|-(3)----o||
||--7--6--5--4--|-3---------|-0--------|-(0)-----||
||--7--6--5--4--|-3----3----|-0--------|-(0)-----||
||o-5--4--3--2--|-1----3----|----------|--------o||
||--------------|------1----|-3--------|-(3)-----||


 2nd Verse
  D5    Bb5     F5    G5      C
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    W          +W
|-------------|-------------|----------|--------|
|-------------|-------------|-5--------|-(5)----|
|-7--7--3--3--|-------------|-5--------|-(5)----|
|-7--7--3--3--|-3--3--5--5--|-5--------|-(5)----|
|-5--5--1--1--|-3--3--5--5--|-3--------|-(3)----|
|-------------|-1--1--3--3--|----------|--------|


  C5    G5      Bb5   F5      G
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    W          +W
|-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)----|
|-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)----|
|-5--5--------|-3--3--------|-0--------|-(0)----|
|-5--5--5--5--|-3--3--3--3--|-0--------|-(0)----|
|-3--3--5--5--|-1--1--3--3--|----------|--------|
|-------3--3--|-------1--1--|-3--------|-(3)----|


  C5    G5      Bb5   F5      C5
                              PM---------------------|
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-5--5--------|-3--3--------|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|
|-5--5--5--5--|-3--3--3--3--|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|
|-3--3--5--5--|-1--1--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|
|-------3--3--|-------1--1--|-------------|-------------|


  C5    C5/G    Bb5   N.C.    G5
                              PM---------------------|
  Q  H     Q    Q  Q  H       Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-------------|-------------||
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--||
|-3-----------|-1-----------|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--||
|-------3-----|-------1--1--|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--||
  H     H       H     Q  Q


 Chorus
  $
  D5 Db5C5 B5   Bb5  F5
  Q  Q  Q  Q    H    H      W          W
|-------------|-----------|----------|------|
|-------------|-----------|----------|------|
|-7--6--5--4--|-3---------|----------|------|
|-7--6--5--4--|-3----3----|----------|------|
|-5--4--3--2--|-1----3----|----------|------|
|-------------|------1----|----------|------|


  D5 Db5C5 B5   Bb5  F5     G
  Q  Q  Q  Q    H    H      W          +W
|-------------|-----------|-3--------|-(3)----||
|-------------|-----------|-3--------|-(3)----||
|-7--6--5--4--|-3---------|-0--------|-(0)----||
|-7--6--5--4--|-3----3----|-0--------|-(0)----||
|-5--4--3--2--|-1----3----|----------|--------||
|-------------|------1----|-3--------|-(3)----||


   Bridge
    N.C.
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||--4-5-4-5-4-5-4-5-|-4-5-4-5-4-5-4-5-|-4-5-4-5-4-5-4-5-|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|


 1.                  2.
                               To Coda
  E E E E E E E E     E E E E E E E E
|------------------||-------------------||
|-----------------o||-------------------||
|------------------||-------------------||
|-4-5-4-5-4-5-4-5--||-4-5-4-5-4-5-4-5---||
|-----------------o||-------------------||
|------------------||-------------------||


 3rd Verse
  D5    Bb5     F5          C5
                            PM---------------------|
  Q  Q  Q  Q    H    H      Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-----------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-----------|-------------|-------------|
|-7--7--3--3--|-----------|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|
|-7--7--3--3--|-3----3----|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|
|-5--5--1--1--|-3----3----|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|
|-------------|-1----1----|-------------|-------------|


  C5    C5/G    Bb5   N.C.    G5
                              PM---------------------|
  Q  H     Q    Q  Q  H       Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-------------|-------------|
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|
|-3-----------|-1-----------|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|
|-------3-----|-------1--1--|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|
  H     H       H     Q  Q


  C5    C5/G    Bb5   N.C.    C5
                              PM-------|
  Q  H     Q    Q  Q  H       Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-5--5--5--5--|
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-5--5--5--5--|
|-3-----------|-1-----------|-3--3--3--3--|
|-------3-----|-------1--1--|-------------|
  H     H       H     Q  Q


                                                 D.S. al Coda
  C                        Bb            G
  W          Q  H     Q    Q  Q  H       W          +H     H
|----------|-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)---------||
|-5--------|-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)---------||
|-5--------|----5-----5--|----3--------|-0--------|-(0)---------||
|-5--------|----5-----5--|----3--------|-0--------|-(0)---------||
|-3--------|-3-----------|-1-----------|----------|-------------||
|----------|-------3-----|-------1--1--|-3--------|-(3)---------||
             H     H       H     Q  Q


 4th Verse
  &
  D5    Bb5     F5    G5      C
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    W          +H     H
|-------------|-------------|----------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-5--------|-(5)---------|
|-7--7--3--3--|-------------|-5--------|-(5)---------|
|-7--7--3--3--|-3--3--5--5--|-5--------|-(5)---------|
|-5--5--1--1--|-3--3--5--5--|-3--------|-(3)---------|
|-------------|-1--1--3--3--|----------|-------------|


  C          Bb         G
  W          W          W          +W
|----------|----------|-3--------|-(3)----|
|-5--------|-3--------|-3--------|-(3)----|
|-5--------|-3--------|-0--------|-(0)----|
|-5--------|-3--------|-0--------|-(0)----|
|-3--------|-1--------|----------|--------|
|----------|----------|-3--------|-(3)----|


  C5    C5/G    Bb5   N.C.    G5
                              PM---------------------|
  Q  H     Q    Q  Q  H       Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-------------|-------------|
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|
|-3-----------|-1-----------|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|
|-------3-----|-------1--1--|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|
  H     H       H     Q  Q


  C5    C5/G    Bb5   N.C.    G
  Q  H     Q    Q  Q  H       W          +W
|-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)----||
|-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)----||
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-0--------|-(0)----||
|----5-----5--|----3--------|-0--------|-(0)----||
|-3-----------|-1-----------|----------|--------||
|-------3-----|-------1--1--|-3--------|-(3)----||
  H     H       H     Q  Q


 Out-Chorus
  D5 Db5C5 B5   Bb5  F5
  Q  Q  Q  Q    H    H      W          W
|-------------|-----------|----------|------|
|-------------|-----------|----------|------|
|-7--6--5--4--|-3---------|----------|------|
|-7--6--5--4--|-3----3----|----------|------|
|-5--4--3--2--|-1----3----|----------|------|
|-------------|------1----|----------|------|


  D5 Db5C5 B5   Bb5  F5     G
  Q  Q  Q  Q    H    H      W          +W
|-------------|-----------|-3--------|-(3)----*|
|-------------|-----------|-3--------|-(3)----*|
|-7--6--5--4--|-3---------|-0--------|-(0)----*|
|-7--6--5--4--|-3----3----|-0--------|-(0)----*|
|-5--4--3--2--|-1----3----|----------|--------*|
|-------------|------1----|-3--------|-(3)----*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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