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Blue Red And Grey chords

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Blue Red And Grey 
By The Who
From The Who By Numbers, 1975
Written by Pete Townshend ©1975 Towser Tunes Inc.

Originally transcribed by: 
Harlan L Thompson 

Chord Shape listing by C. MacInnis 
n.b.: Using the chord shapes I've outlined below, your brain will know how to easily
position your fingers instead of trying to go by what the true chord names are.
The "open" chords are the chords you would make if there was no capo involved.
Simple, eh? Good luck!

No Capo

D       10 x 777 10     (open G shape)
Dsus4   10 x 778 10     (open G shape sus)
G       x 10 9 7 8 10   (open C shape)
A       x x 7 9 10 9    (open D shape)
Em      x 7 9 9 8 7     (open Am shape)
B7      7 9 7 8 10 7    (open E7 add9?)
Em7     x 7 9 7 8 10    (open Am7/G)
A7      x x 7 9 8 9     (open D7)
F#m     x 9 11 11 10 9  (open Bm)
Bbdim   x x 8 9 8 9     (open F#dim)
Bm      7 9 9 7 7 7     (open Em)
A7sus4  x x 7 9 8 10    (open D7sus4)

||:D Dsus4 D Dsus4 :||

|G                    |A
 Some people seem so obsessed with the morning
      |G                          |A
Get up early just to watch the sun rise
|G                                      |A
   Some people like it more when there's fire in the sky
|G                        |A
 Worship the sun when it's high
|Em                         |B7
    Some people go for those sultry evenings
       |Em               B7           |Em
Sipping cocktails in the blue, red and grey
   |Em7         |A7           |D      Dsus4 D...
But I like every minute of the day

|G           |F#m       |G                    |F#m
 I like every second, so long as you are on my mind
|G                     |Bbdim
   Every moment has its special charm
        |Bm                               |A7sus4   |A7
It's all right when you're around, rain or shine

I know a crowd who only live after midnight
Their faces always seem so pale
And then there's friends of mine who must have sunlight
They say a suntan never fails
I know a man who works the night shift
He's lucky to get a job and some pay
And I like every minute of the day

I dig every second, I can laugh in the snow and rain
I get a buzz from being cold and wet
The pleasure seems to balance out the pain

And so you see that I'm completely crazy
I even shun the south of France
The people on the hill, they say I'm lazy
But when they sleep, I sing and dance
Some people have to have the sultry evenings
Cocktails in the blue, red and grey
But I like every minute of the day
 |G         |A7           |D   Dsus4 D   Dsus4 |D   Dsus4 D  Dsus4|D
I like every minute of the day

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[the]whorocks 90 Feb 22, 2009 02:57 PM

great tab. personally I just play the actual chords, not the ones you gave, and it sounds fine. it's not high like it should be..but whatever, still a great song and chords you gave are perfect. thanks for a great tab.

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oneinamillonion 10 Mar 30, 2013 07:48 PM

Thank you; Always loved and wanted to play this beautiful tune.now I can!By the way would the (C)Macginnis be (Cindy) from safety harbor,if so I still Love u J. Johns

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