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I Can't Explain
By The Who, 1964
>Appears on Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
>Solos from Live at Leeds (reissue), 1970, 1995
Written by Pete Townshend ©1965 Fabulous Music Ltd./Champion Music Corp. 

transcribed by
litgo@aol.com   and blpprt@CLEMSON.EDU

E     x7999x
D     x5777x
A     577655 and x02255 and x022xx
Asus4 xx775x
B     799877 and x2444x
Bsus4 xx997x
C#m   x46654

Note: leads are approximate. Solos transcribed from Live at Leeds
reissue version. 

[intro and main pattern]  
||:E  D D |A    E E :||

     |E         D D  |A       E E   |
Got a feeling inside (Can't explain)
It's a certain kind (Can't explain)
I feel hot and cold (Can't explain)
     |E          D  D       |B       E E   |
Yeah, down in my soul, yeah (Can't explain)

       |E  D D |A       E E   |
I said...      (Can't explain)
I'm feeling good now, yeah, but (Can't explain)

Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling blue
The things you've said, well, maybe they're true
I'm gettin' funny dreams again and again
 |E            D     |B        |
I know what it means, but...

|E               |C#m             
 Can't explain, I think it's love
      |A         Asus4 A   |B       Bsus4 B
Try to say it to you   when I feel blue, but I
      [optional riff from 12-string]

     |E       D D   |A       E E      |
But I can't explain (Can't explain)
Yeah, you hear what I'm saying, girl (Can't explain)

[first solo; from stage versions]
|E      D     |A       E        |E      D          |A        E    |
                                                \/ bend neck forward
                                                  while pushing back
                                                   on body of guitar

Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling bad
The things you said have got me real mad
I'm gettin' funny dreams again and again
I know what it means but...

[repeat chorus]

Can't explain
I think it's love
Try to say it to you
When I feel blue

But I can't explain (Can't explain)
Just give me one more time now, yeah (Can't explain)

[second solo; from stage versions]
|E       D       |A         E                    |

|E        D                 |A     E     |

|E     D     |A       E   |E     D      |A         E  |

I said I can't explain, yeah
You drive me outta my mind
Yeah, I'm the worrying kind, babe
        |A     A E
I said I can't explain

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Mgkrcks wrote on November 6 2008, 05:31 pm

i think it may be C#m7 but otherwise good stuff cool

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riffology wrote on January 17 2009, 10:43 pm

thanks, just learnin to play & this helped me pic it right up

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andrew-mcd wrote on March 31 2009, 01:33 pm

yeh thats magic man, i play i differentl but its exactly same notes

Capo 3 - D CC G DD and so on 5 stars though

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