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  THE WHO - HAPPY JACK (Townsend) Released as a single on 3rd 
            December 1966 with I'VE BEEN AWAY as the B side.

-------------------------------------------------------------

  Tabbed by:PJVillanueva






Happy Jack wasn't old, but he was a man.
He lived in the sand at the Isle of Man.
The kids would all sing, he would take the wrong key,
So they rode on his head in their furry donkey.

The kids couldn't hurt Jack,
They tried, tried, tried.
They dropped things on his back,
They lied, lied, lied, lied, lied.

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

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

Kids couldn't hurt Jack,
They tried, tried, tried.
They dropped things on his back
They lied, lied, lied, lied, lied.

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

I saw ya! 





e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|------------0---4---0----------|
D|-------------------------------|0-----2-4---------------5P4-0--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|                                     
  


  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|4---4---4-------4---4---4---4--|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|
A|5---5---5-------5---5---5---5--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                          Happy 


                                  A7  
e|------- ------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------0---0--|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---2---2--|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---0---0--|
E|---------------------------------------|
  Jack    wasn't  old,    but he  was a   


  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2---------------2--------------|2------------------------------|
D|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4--|----4---4---4-------4---4---4--|
A|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5--|----5---5---5-------5---5---5--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  man.                                                        He


                                  A5
e|------- ------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------2---2--|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---2---2--|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---0---0--|
E|---------------------------------------|
  lived   in the  sand  at the  Isle of 


  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2---------------2--------------|------------0---4---0----------|
D|4---4---4---4-------4---4------|0-----2-4---------------5P4-0--|
A|5---5---5---5-------5---5------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Man.


  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|2------------------------------|
D|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4--|
A|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5--|
E|-------------------------------|
                              The

                                  A7
e|------- ------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------0------|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---2------|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---0------|
E|---------------------------------------|
  kids    would 
              all sing,   he would take the 
 (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohh
  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4--|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4--|
A|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5--|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  wrong   key,                                            So they 
  La  la  la  la  la  la  la  la  la  la  la  la  la  la  la  la

                                  A7
e|------- ------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------0------|
D|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4---2------|
A|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5---0------|
E|---------------------------------------|  
  rode    on  his head    in their furry      
 (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohh         X   X   X   X
  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2---------------2--------------|--------2-----------2----------|
D|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4--|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|
A|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  donkey. 


  X   X   X   X   X   X   X X X   X   X   X   X X X   X X X X X X  

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2-----------2-----------2------|--------2-----------2----------|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



  X   X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 

e|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|2---2-------2---2-------2------|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
E|-------------------------------|
                              The 



  G5                              A5
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5-------5---5---5---5---5---5--|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|
A|5-------5---5---5---5---5---5--|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|
E|3-------3---3---3---3---3---3--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
  kids   couldn't hurt Jack, they tried,  tried,  tried.      They
e|3------ ------- ------- -------|5------ ------- ------- -------|
B|3------------------------------|5------------------------------|
G|4------------------------------|6------------------------------|
D|5------------------------------|7------------------------------|
A|5------------------------------|7------------------------------|
E|3------------------------------|5------------------------------|
  G                               A

  G5                              A5
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5-------5---5---5---5---5---5--|7---7---7-------7-----7-7------|
A|5-------5---5---5---5---5---5--|7---7---7-------7-----7-7------|
E|3-------3---3---3---3---3---3--|5---5---5-------5-----5-5------|
  dropped                    They lied,   lied,   lied,   lied, 
       things on  his back,
e|3------ ------- ------- -------|5------ ------- ------- ----5-5|
B|3------------------------------|5---------------------------5-5|
G|4------------------------------|6---------------------------6-6|
D|5------------------------------|7---------------------------7-7|
A|5------------------------------|7---------------------------7-7|
E|3------------------------------|5---------------------------5-5|
  G                               A




e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|7---7---7---7-7-7-----------7-7|7-----------7-7-7---7---7------|
A|7---7---7---7-7-7-----------7-7|7-----------7-7-7---7---7------|
E|5---5---5---5-5-5-----------5-5|5-----------5-5-5---5---5------|
  lied.                                                   But they 
e|5------ ----5-5 5------ ----5-5|5------ ----5-5 5------ -------|
B|5-----------5-5-5-----------5-5|5-----------5-5-5--------------|
G|6-----------6-6-6-----------6-6|6-----------6-6-6--------------|
D|7-----------7-7-7-----------7-7|7-----------7-7-7--------------|
A|7-----------7-7-7-----------7-7|7-----------7-7-7--------------|
E|5-----------5-5-5-----------5-5|5-----------5-5-5--------------|




  D                               A7
e|------- ------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------0---0--|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---2---2--|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---0---0--|
E|---------------------------------------|  
  couldn't   stop Jack,  'or the  waters    
 (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohh       


  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4--|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4--|
A|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5--|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  lapping,                                                And they
  Lalala  la  la  lalala  la  la  lalala  la  la  lalala  la  la

                                  7
e|------- ------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|2---------------2---------------0------|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---2------|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---0------|
E|---------------------------------------|  
  couldn't prevent    Jack    from being 



  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|2---------------2-------2------|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4------|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5------|
E|-------------------------------|
  happy.



  A                               D
e|5-5-5-5 5---5-5 5-5-5-- 5------|5-5-5-5 5---5-5 5-5-5-- 5------|
B|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|
G|6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6---6------|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|
D|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|
A|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|
E|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|-------------------------------|



  A                               D
e|5-5-5-5 5---5-5 5-5-5-- 5------|5-5-5-5 5---5-5 5-5-5-- 5---5--|
B|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7---7--|
G|6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6---6------|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7---7--|
D|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7---7--|
A|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5---5--|
E|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|-------------------------------|




                                  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|4---4---4---4-------4---4------|
A|-------------------------------|5---5---5---5-------5---5------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|5-5-5-5 5---5-5 5-5-5-- 5------|5------ ------- ------- -------|
B|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|7------------------------------|
G|6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6---6------|7------------------------------|
D|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|7------------------------------|
A|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|5------------------------------|
E|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|-------------------------------|
  A                               



  A
e|5-5-5-5 5---5-5 5-5-5-- 5------|
B|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|
G|6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6---6------|
D|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|
A|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|
E|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|




  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4--|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4--|
A|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5--|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



                                  A7
e|------- ------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------0------|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---2------|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---0------|
E|---------------------------------------|  
  couldn't   stop Jack,  'or the  waters    
 (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohh       


  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2---------------2--------------|----------------2--------------|
D|4---------------4--------------|----------------4--------------|
A|5---------------5--------------|----------------5--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  lapping,                                                And they
  La      la      la      la      La      la      la      la  


                                  A7
e|------- ------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|2-------------------------------0------|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---2------|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---0------|
E|---------------------------------------|  
  couldn't prevent    Jack    from being 
 (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohh     


  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|2---------------2--------------|
D|4---4---4-------4---4---4------|
A|5---5---5-------5---5---5------|
E|-------------------------------|
  happy.



  A                               D
e|5-5-5-5 5---5-5 5-5-5-- 5------|5-5-5-5 5---5-5 5-5-5-- 5---5--|
B|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7---7--|
G|6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6---6------|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7---7--|
D|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7---7--|
A|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5---5--|
E|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|-------------------------------|



  A                               D
e|5-5-5-5 5---5-5 5-5-5-- 5-----5|5-5-5-5 5---5-5 5-5-5-- 5------|
B|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-----7|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|
G|6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6---6-----7|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|
D|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-----7|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7------|
A|7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-----5|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|
E|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|-------------------------------|




  G                               A           D
e|3-3-3-3 3---3-3 3-3-3-- 3------|5---5-- ----5-- 5------ -------|
B|3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3------|5---5-------7---7--------------|
G|4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4------|6---6-------7---7--------------|
D|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|7---7-------7---7--------------|
A|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|7---7-------5---5--------------|
E|3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3------|5---5--------------------------|




  G                               A
e|3-3-3-3 3---3-3 3-3-3-- 3------|5---5-- ------- 5---5-- -------|
B|3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3------|5---5-----------5---5----------|
G|4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4------|6---6-----------6---6----------|
D|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|7---7-----------7---7----------|
A|5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5------|7---7-----------7---7----------|
E|3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3------|5---5-----------5---5----------|




                                  A5
e|5---5-- ------- 5---5-- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|5---5-----------5---5----------|-------------------------------|
G|6---6-----------6---6----------|-------------------------------|
D|7---7-----------7---7----------|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|
A|7---7-----------7---7----------|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|
E|5---5-----------5---5----------|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|





e|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|
A|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|
E|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|




  G5                              A5
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5-------5---5---5---5---5---5--|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|
A|5-------5---5---5---5---5---5--|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|
E|3-------3---3---3---3---3---3--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
  Kids   couldn't hurt Jack, they tried,  tried,  tried.      They            
e|3------ ------- ------- -------|5------ ------- ------- -------|
B|3------------------------------|5------------------------------|
G|4------------------------------|6------------------------------|
D|5------------------------------|7------------------------------|
A|5------------------------------|7------------------------------|
E|3------------------------------|5------------------------------|
  G                               A

  G5                              A5
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5-------5---5---5---5---5---5--|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|
A|5-------5---5---5---5---5---5--|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|
E|3-------3---3---3---3---3---3--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
  dropped                    They lied,   lied,   lied,   lied, 
       things on  his back,
e|3------ ------- ------- -------|5------ ------- ------- ----5-5|
B|3------------------------------|5---------------------------5-5|
G|4------------------------------|6---------------------------6-6|
D|5------------------------------|7---------------------------7-7|
A|5------------------------------|7---------------------------7-7|
E|3------------------------------|5---------------------------5-5|
  G                               A




e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|7-------7---7-------7---7------|
A|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|7-------7---7-------7---7------|
E|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|5-------5---5-------5---5------|
  lied.                                                   But they 
e|5------ ----5-5 5------ ----5-5|5------ ----5-5 5------ -------|
B|5-----------5-5-5-----------5-5|5-----------5-5-5--------------|
G|6-----------6-6-6-----------6-6|6-----------6-6-6--------------|
D|7-----------7-7-7-----------7-7|7-----------7-7-7--------------|
A|7-----------7-7-7-----------7-7|7-----------7-7-7--------------|
E|5-----------5-5-5-----------5-5|5-----------5-5-5--------------|



  D                               A7
e|------- ------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------0---0--|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---2---2--|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---0---0--|
E|---------------------------------------|  
  couldn't   stop Jack,  'or the  waters    
  


  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4--|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4--|
A|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5--|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  lapping,                                                And they
  


                                  A7
e|------- ------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|2-------------------------------0---0--|
D|4---4---4---4-------4---4---4---2---2--|
A|5---5---5---5-------5---5---5---0---0--|
E|---------------------------------------|  
  couldn't prevent    Jack    from being 



  D
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2---------------2--------------|------------0---4---0----------|
D|4---4---4---4---4---4---4------|0-----2-4---------------5P4-0--|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  happy.


 (.

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|0------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                          I       saw   ya!







        B  Bend
        R  Release
        /  Slide up
        \  Slide down
        H  Hammer-on
        P  Pull-off
        ~  Vibrato
        +  Harmonic
        x  Mute note
        .  Play note like a dot in standard notation
        ^  Ties two notes together
        (. Pause
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