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The Real Me | guitar tab
By The Who 
>From Quadrophenia, 1973 
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1973 Fabulous Music 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

==============    orig 1996-03-19                                     
transcribed by    rev1 1997-10-03          Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com     rev2 1999-04-03          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
==============                                                        

Capo on 3

Cm   x35588           Fadd9/C  x37563
Bb   xx3366           F/C      x33568
F    xx3565           Cm7      x38888

[intro]
|Cm  Cm  | Bb C Bb C|Cm  Cm |   Bb F |Cm     |   Bb F |Cm     |   Bb F |
|8-------|----------|----8--|---6--5-|8---8--|---6--5-|----8--|---6--5-|
|8-------|----------|----8--|---6--6-|8---8--|---6--6-|----8--|---6--6-|
|5---5---|----5---5-|5---5--|---3--5-|5---5--|---3--5-|5---5--|---3--5-|
|5---5---|----5---5-|5---5--|---3--3-|5---5--|---3--3-|5---5--|---3--3-|
|3---3---|----3---3-|3------|--------|3------|--------|3------|--------|
|--------|--6---6---|-------|--------|-------|--------|-------|--------|

[verse]
|Cm                   |         Bb Cm Bb Cm Bb |
    I went back to the doctor               to
|---------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------|
|5--------------------|--------(3)-5-(3)-5-(3)-|
|5--------------------|--------(3)-5-(3)-5-(3)-|
|3--------------------|------------3-----3-----|
|---------------------|---------6-----6-----6--|

|Cm   Cm    |       Bb Cm Bb Cm Bb |
 Get another shrink      I sit and 
|-----------|----------------------|
|-----8-----|----------------------|
|5----5-----|------(3)-5-(3)-5-(3)-|
|5----5-----|------(3)-5-(3)-5-(3)-|
|3----3-----|----------3-----3-----|
|-----------|-------6-----6-----6--|

|Cm        Cm     |       Bb Cm Bb Cm Bm |
 Tell him 'bout my weekend         but he 
|-----------------|----------------------|
|----------8------|----------------------|
|5---------5------|------(3)-5-(3)-5-(3)-|
|5---------5------|------(3)-5-(3)-5-(3)-|
|3---------3------|----------3-----3-----|
|-----------------|-------6-----6-----6--|

|Cm      Cm           |       Bb F        |
 Never betrays what he thinks
|8-------8------------|-------6--5--------|
|8-------8------------|-------6--6--------|
|5-------5------------|-------3--5-----5/5|
|5-------5------------|-------3--3-----5/5|
|3-------3------------|----------------3/3|
|---------------------|-------------------|

[chorus]
|Cm               |Cm7     |Fadd9/C|F/C        |
   Can you see the real me? Doctor, doctor
|8-------------8/8|8-------|3------|8----------|
|8-------------8/8|8-------|6------|6----------|
|5-------------8/8|8-------|5------|5-------5/5|
|5-------------8/8|8-------|7------|3-------5/5|
|3-------------3/3|3-------|3------|3-------3/3|
|-----------------|--------|-------|-----------|

|Cm               |Cm7      |Fadd9/C|       |
   Can you see the real me?  Doctor, whoa,  
|8-------------8/8|8--------|3------|8------|
|8-------------8/8|8--------|6------|6------|
|5-------------8/8|8--------|5------|5------|
|5-------------8/8|8--------|7------|3------|
|3-------------3/3|3--------|3------|3------|
|-----------------|---------|-------|-------|

[repeat intro]
|Cm  Cm   |   Bb F |Cm     |    Bb F |
 Doctor...
|----8----|---6--5-|-------|----6--5-|
|----8----|---6--6-|-------|----6--6-|
|5---5----|---3--5-|-------|----3--5-|
|5---5----|---3--3-|-------|----3--3-|
|3---3----|-------3|6^/3---|---------|
|---------|--------|-------|---------|

[repeat verse]
I went back to my mother, I said, I'm crazy, ma, help me
She said, I know how it feels, son, 'cause it runs in the family

[repeat chorus]
Can you see the real me? Mother, Mother
Can you see the real me? Mother, whoa, mama

|Cm           |Cm7          |Fadd9/C      |F/C                  |Cm
   Can you see,  can you see,  can you see, can you see the real me?
|8------------|8------------|3------------|8----8---8----8------|
|8------------|8------------|6------------|6----6---6----6------|
|5---x--5-5-5-|8---x--------|5---x--------|5----5---5----5------|
|5-5-x--5-5-5-|8---x-8--8-8-|7---x-7-7-7--|3----3---3----3------|
|3-3----3-3-3-|3-3---3--3-3-|3-3---3-3-3--|3----3---3----3------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------------|

       |Cm7         |Fadd9/C        |         |
Can you see, can you see the real me me me me?

|Cm    |Cm7     |Fadd9/C   |F/C    

The cracks between the paving stones look like rivers of flowing veins
Strange people who know me peeping from behind every window pane
The girl I used to love lives in this yellow house
Yesterday she passed me by, she doesn't want to know me now

[repeat chorus]
|Cm               |Cm7     |Fadd9/C |F/C     |
   Can you see the real me? Can you, can you?

Can you see the real me? Can ya, oh, yeah. 

    Cm  Bb Cm  Bb  Cm   Bb Cm Bb  Bb F 
||--------------------|-----------6--5----||
||--------------------|-----------6--6----||
||.-5--(3)-5--(3)--5--|(3)-5--(3)-3--5---.||
||.-5--(3)-5--(3)--5--|(3)-5--(3)-3--3---.||
||--3------3-------3--|----3--------------||
||------6------6------|-6------6----------||

I ended up with the preacher, full of lies and hate
I seemed to scare him a little, so he showed me to the golden gate

[repeat chorus]
|Cm               |Cm7     |Fadd9/C  |F/C      |
   Can you see the real me? Preacher, Preacher?

Can you see the real me? Preacher? 

||:Cm      |Cm7     |Fadd9/C |F/C   :||

Can you see, can you see, can you see, oh 
Can you see the real me? Doctor?

|Cm               |Cm7      |Fadd9/C|F/C   
   Can you see the real me?  Mo......ther 

Can you see the real me..............

=============
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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matttassiello 58 Jan 30, 2014 12:29 PM


overall great tab, i wasn't sure it sounded a hundred percent, but i don't know if this does either, the timing isn't right on mine, you kind of have to feel it, especially for the scratching

I went back to the doctor To get another shrink
e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------
G-5---------5--x---x---x-3--3--3--3/5--------5--x---x---x-3--3--3--3
D-5---------5--x---x---x-3--3--3--3/5--------5--x---x---x-3--3--3--3
A-3---------3--x---x---x-1--1--1--1/3--------3--x---x---x-1--1--1--1
E-------------------------------------------------------------------

can ya see the real me can ya? Can Ya?
e---------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------
G-5-----------------8--------3--------10------
D-5-----------------8--------3--------10------
A-3-----------------6--------1--------8-------
E---------------------------------------------

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royhturner 10 Mar 24, 2017 09:01 AM

Townsend plays it with a capo on the 3rd fret. 

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