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Happy Jack Tab

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Happy Jack
By The Who, 1966
Written by Pete Townshend

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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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A7     x022xx

 (intro pattern)
|------------------------|----
|------------------------|----
|---------0---4----0-----|----
|-0---2-4-------2----4-0-|-0--
|------------------------|----
|------------------------|----

   D (main pattern; use palm mute)
||---------|---------||
||---------|---------||
||-2-------|-2-------||
||-0-4-4-4-|-0-4-4-4-||
||---5-5-5-|---5-5-5-||
||---------|---------||
|[bass]              ||
||---------|---------||
||---------|---------||
||-5-------|-5-------||
||-------5-|-------5-||

D
      D           D           A7    D
Happy Jack wasn't old, but he was a man
   D            D           A7      D
He lived in the sand at the Isle of Man

[intro riff]

    D              D              A7       D
The kids would all sing, he would take the wrong key
        D           D             A7    D
So they rode on his head on their furry donkey

D

    G        
The kids couldn't hurt Jack
     A
They tried and tried and tried
     G
They dropped things on his back
    Asus4             A                 Asus4    A
And lied and lied and lied and lied and lied

But they couldn't stop Jack or the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy

| A    | D    | A    | D    | A    | D    | A    | D   Dsus4 |

But they couldn't stop Jack, or the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy

| A    | D    | A    | D    | G    | A  D | G    |

| A A  | A A  | A A  | A A  | A.......

The kids couldn't hurt Jack
They tried and tried and tried
They dropped things on his back
And lied and lied and lied and lied and lied

But they couldn't stop Jack or the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy

[opening lick ]

I saw ya

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litgo@aol.com
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distilledspirit wrote on November 21 2005, 05:01 pm

does the d pattern change at the chorus?

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-bat-parade- wrote on October 11 2006, 09:14 pm

I thought I saw ya wasn't really part of the song, just Pete Townshend noticing Keith Moon sneaking into the studio

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Nostrahippie wrote on February 3 2013, 03:51 pm

Technically Bats, you're right, but its a bit like 'STRIDER' at the end of Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp. Comes under the heading of 'got to be done.'

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