Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.
We have an official I Cant Explain tab made by UG professional guitarists. Check out the tab »
×
by The Who
1,743 views 1 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
2 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Author
Difficulty
All the credit for this goes to the guys at Whotabs.

I Can't Explain | guitar tab
By The Who, 1965
>Appears on Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy, 1971
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1965 Fabulous Music Ltd./Champion Music Corp. 

#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

==============
transcribed by          2000-01-08               Whotabs
litgo@aol.com       rev 2003-05-19               www.thewho.net/whotabs
==============

E     x799xx and 022100
D     x577xx
A     x02255 and x022xx
B     x244xx
C#m   x4(t)665(4)

Note: leads are approximate. 
12-string on record, approximately transcribed for 6-string.

[intro and main pattern] x3
||:E    D D |A     E E :||
||----------|-----------||
||----------|-----------||
||.9----7-7-|2-----9-9--||
||.9----7-7-|2-----9-9--||
||-7----5-5-|0-----7-7--||
||----------|-----------||

   ||:E         D D  |A       E E   :||x3
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)

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

|E            D D       |A           E E   |
 Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling blue
(Ooh          Ooh        Ooh         Ooh...)
|-----------------------|5-----------------|
|-----------------------|5-----------------|
|9------------7-7-------|2-----------9-9---|
|9------------7-7-------|2-----------9-9---|
|7------------5-5-------|0-----------7-7---|
|-----------------------|------------------|

   |E             D D        |A             E E   |
The things you've said, well, maybe they're true
---|-------------------------|5-------------------|
---|-------------------------|5-------------------|
-x-|9-------------7-7--------|2-------------9-9---|
-x-|9-------------7-7--------|2-------------9-9---|
-x-|7-------------5-5-------0|0-------------7-7---|
---|-------------------------|--------------------|

   |E             D      |A         E          |
I'm gettin' funny dreams again and again
---|---------------------|5--------------------|
---|---------------------|5--------------------|
---|9-------------7-7----|2---------9-9--------|
---|9-------------7-7----|2-------x-9-9--------|
---|7-----------7-5-5----|0-------x-7-7--------|
---|---------------------|---------------------|

 |E            D      B  |               |
I know what it means, but...              
 (Ooh          Ooh    Ooh                )
-|-----------------------|---------------|
-|-----------------------|---------------|
-|9------------7------4--|---------------|
-|9------------7------4--|---------------|
-|7------------5------2--|---------------|
-|-----------------------|---------------|

[chorus]
|E               |C#m                    |A  (Asus4   A)     |B (Bsus4    B)    |
 Can't explain, I think it's love, try to say it to you  when I feel blue,(but I)
|---0----0-------|-----------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|---0----0-------|-----------5-----------|--5-5-5---5-5------|--7-7-7---7-7-----|
|---1----1-------|------6----6-----------|--7-7-6---7-6------|--9-9-8---9-8-----|
|2-------2---2---|------6----6-----------|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-77---|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\--|
|2-------2---2---|4(t)--4----4-----------|-------------------|------------------|
|0-------0-----0-|-----------------------|-------------------|------------------|

     |E       D D   |A       E E      |
But I can't explain 
(     Ooh     Ooh,   Can't explain)

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

[solo 1]
|E       D     |A        E       |E        D    |A        E          |
|----4---------|-----------------|--------------|--------------------|
|0---0-------2-|----2-2----------|--3-3-3--2-2--|--------------------|
|2/4---4/2-0-2-|2---2-2----------|2-4-4-4--2-2--|2-------------------|
|----------0-2-|2---2-----0-0/0--|2-------------|2p0--------0---2p0--|
|--------------|0-------2------2-|2-------------|----2-0--2---2----2-|
|--------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------------|

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...

|E            D D       |A           E E   |
 Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling bad
(Ooh          Ooh        Ooh         Ooh...)
|-----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------|
|---------------7-------|14----------9-9---|
|---2-----------7-------|14----------9-9---|
|---2---------5-5-------|12--------7-7-7---|
|0----------------------|------------------|

   |E             D D      |A           E E   |
The things you've said have got me real mad   
---|-----------------------|------------------|
---|-----------------------|------------------|
-x-|9-------------7-7------|14----------9-9---|
-x-|9-------------7-7------|14----------9-9---|
-x-|7-----------x-5-5------|12----------7-7---|
---|-----------------------|------------------|

   |E             D      |A         E          |
I'm gettin' funny dreams again and again
---|---------------------|---------------------|
---|---------------------|---------------------|
---|9-------------7-7----|2---------9-9--------|
---|9-------------7-7----|2-------x-9-9--------|
---|7-------------5-5----|0-------x-7-7--------|
---|---------------------|---------------------|

 |E            D      B  |               |
I know what it means, but...              
 (Ooh          Ooh    Ooh                )
-|-----------------------|---------------|
-|-----------------------|---------------|
x|9------------7------4--|---------------|
x|9------------7------4--|---------------|
x|7------------5------2--|---------------|
-|-----------------------|---------------|

[repeat chorus]

|E               |C#m                    |A                   |B                |
 Can't explain, I think it's love, try to say it to you  when I feel blue, but I
|----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|----------------|5----------------------|----5h7p5-----0----|------------------|
|1-------1-------|6----------6-----------|--6-6-----6-6------|----8--h9-9-8-----|
|2-------2-------|6----------6---6-6--6--|7-7-7-----7-7---7--|9-9---9-9-9-9-9---|
|2-------2----4--|4(t)-------4---4-4--4--|-------------------|------------------|
|0-----0-0------0|-----------------------|-------------------|------------------|

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

[solo 2]
 E      D     |A      E     |E      D    |A       D         |
|---0---------|-------------|------------|------------------|
|-------------|-------3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-----------------|
|----4\2-0----|---0---4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-2p0-------------|
|0h2------2-0-|2----2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-|2----2-0h2p0------|
|-------------|-------------|------------|------------2-0---|
|-------------|-------------|------------|---------------3^-|

|E     D    |A      E        |E         D            |A     E       |
|-0---0-0-0-|--0---0----0---0|----3------------------|--------------|
|-5---0-0-0-|--0---0-3/5-3/5-|3/5---0-3-0------------|0-------------|
|-4--/11----|2/4-2/4---------|----------0-2-2/4------|0-2-2---------|
|-----------|----------------|------------------0-2-2|0-2-2-4-4-6-0-|
|-----------|----------------|-----------------------|------2-2-4-0-|
|0----------|----------------|-----------------------|--------------|

[outro]
|E    D D        |A       E E        |
         I said I can't explain, yeah 
(Ooh, Ooh,        can't explain)      
|----------------|-------------------|
|----------------|-------------------|
|-----7-7--------|2-------9-9--------|
|9----7-7--------|2-----x-9-9--------|
|7----5-5--------|0-----x-7-7--------|
|----------------|-------------------|

|E    D D             |A        E E        |
          You drive me outta my mind
(Ooh, Ooh,             can't explain)
|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|
|9----7-7-------------|2--------9-9--------|
|9----7-7-------------|2------x-9-9--------|
|7----5-5-------------|0------x-7-7--------|
|---------------------|--------------------|

|E    D D            |A        E E        |
         Hey, I'm the worrying kind, babe
(Ooh, Ooh,            can't explain)       
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|9----7-7------------|2--------9-9--------|
|9----7-7------------|2------x-9-9--------|
|7--5-5-5------------|0------x-7-7-------7|
|--------------------|--------------------|

                     [2/4]   [4/4]         
|E    D D            |A      |E           |
             I said I can't explain        
(Ooh, Ooh,            can't explain)
|--------------------|-------|0-----------|
|--------------------|-------|0-----------|
|9----7-7------------|2------|1-----------|
|9----7-7------------|2------|2-----------|
|7--5-5-5------------|0------|2-----------|
|--------------------|-------|0-----------|


=============
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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
comments
print report bad tab
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction