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Long Live Rock | guitar tab
By The Who
>From Odds and Sods, 1974
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1974 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

==============
transcribed by     rev 2000-03-26          Whotabs
litgo@aol.com    rev 2 2002-05-19          www.thewho.net/whotabs
==============

Gtr 1: Rhythm - above mast unless where noted as tablature
Gtr 2: Lead - tablature throughout

Gtr 1:
A5       x02xxx [muted]
A6       x04xxx [muted]
A (no 3) x02255
D5       xx02xx [muted]
D6       xx04xx [muted]
D/A      x0423x
E5       02xxxx [muted]
E6       04xxxx [muted]
F        1t3321x  (t=thumb)
G        3t5543x
D        xx0232
E        022400 (bridge)
A        x022xx (bridge)
Cadd9    x30033
G/B      x20033
A7       x02223


[intro and pre-chorus pattern]
||A5 A6 A5 A5 A6 A5|A  A  D/A|A5 A6 A5 A5 A6 A5|A  A  D/A|
||[gtr 1]                                                |
||-----------------|5--5-----|-----------------|5--5-----|
||-----------------|5--5--3--|-----------------|5--5--3--|
||-----------------|2--2--2--|-----------------|2--2--2--|
||2-2-4-2--2-2-4-2-|2--2--4--|2-2-4-2--2-2-4-2-|2--2--4--|
||0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|0--0--0--|0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|0--0--0--|
||-----------------|---------|-----------------|---------|
|[gtr 2]                                                 |
||-----------------|5--5~----|-----------------|5--5~----|
||-----------------|5--5~----|--------------x--|5--5~----|
||-----------------|2--2~----|--------------x--|2--2~----|
||-----------------|2--2~----|--------------x--|2--2~----|
||-----------------|0--0-----|-----------------|0--0-----|
||-----------------|---------|-----------------|---------|

[verse 1; gtr 2 tacit]

|A5       A6  A5   A6 A5|A5    A6   A5  A6  A5|
 Down at the Astoria the scene was changing
|A5 A6     A5        A6   A5|A5  A6 A5  A6  A5|
 Bingo and rock were pushing out x-rating

|D5 D6       D5    D6  D5 |D5    D6     D5  D6  D5
 We were the first band to vomit in the bar

   |A5   A6  A5    A6   A5  |A5    A6   A5  A6  A5|
And find the distance to the stage too far

|E5  E6          E5      E6   E5|E5   E6    E5  E6 E5|
 Meanwhile, it's getting late at ten o'clock

|F       G         |D
 Rock is dead, they say

         |A5  A6  A5 A6 A|A  A   D/A |A5  A6  A5  A6 A     |A    A   D/A       |
Long live rock
         |[gtr 1]                                                              |
         |---------------|5---5------|---------------------|5----5-------------|
         |---------------|5---5---3--|---------------------|5----5---3---------|
         |---------------|2---2---2--|.--------------------|2----2---2---------|
         |2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2|2---2---4--|.2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-----|2----2---4---------|
         |0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|0---0---0--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|0----0---0---------|
         |---------------|-----------|---------------------|-------------------|
         [gtr 2]                     |                                         |
         |-----12--------|---12-12-12|12-12-12-12-12--12-10|-9h10p9------------|
         |12^-----12^~~--|-12^--12^--|12^---12^------------|-------10--------2-|
         |---------------|-----------|---------------------|---------9\5-2-0-2-|
         |---------------|-----------|---------------------|-------------------|
         |---------------|-----------|---------------------|-------------------|
         |---------------|-----------|---------------------|-------------------|

|A5  A6  A5  A6 |A5     A6   A5 A6|A5  A6  A5 A6 A5|A5 A6   A5 A6  |
 Long live rock, I need it every night
|----5----------|---5-------------|----5-----------|---------------|
|----5----5^----|---5-------5^----|----5-----5^----|---5-----5^----|
|---------5^-6--|---5-------5^-6--|----------5^-6--|---5-----5^-6--|
|7------7-------|7--------7-------|7------7--------|7------7-------|
|---------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------|

|D5 D6  D5 D6 D5|D5        D6       D5 D6 |A5  A6   A5  A6 |A5  A6  A5 A6  |
 Long live rock, come on and join the line
|-----5---------|----------5--------------|----5-----------|---5-----------|
|-----5---5^----|----------5------5^------|----5-----5^----|---5-----5^----|
|---------5^-6--|-----------------5^-6----|----------5^-6--|---------5^-6--|
|7------7-------|--------------7----------|7----7-7--------|7------7-------|
|---------------|5----7------7------------|0-0--0-0--------|--0--x-0-------|
|---------------|-------------------------|----------------|---------------|

|F    F    D |      |D                |
 Long live rock        Be it dead or a-
|------------|------|-----------------|
|------------|------|3----------------|
|------------|------|2----------------|
|7-----------|------|0----------------|
|------------|---12\|-----------------|
|------------|---12\|-----------------|

|A5 A6  A5 A6 |A5 A6  A5  A6  An3|A5 A6   A5  A6   |A5  A6  A5  A6  A5  |
live
|--------5----|------------------|-----------------|-------------5------|
|-------------|------------------|-----------------|--------------5-----|
|----2-4^-4^\-|2------x-2------2-|2------2-2------2|2--------2-4^--^4\~-|
|------------4|----2-4------2-4--|----2-4------2-4-|-------4------------|
|-0-----------|-3h4------3h4-----|-3h4------3h4----|-0h3h4--------------|
|-------------|------------------|-----------------|--------------------|

[verse pattern]
|A5...                      |                           |
 People walk in sideways pretending that they're leavin'
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------14\--|
|---2~----------------------|----------------------14\--|
|4--------------------------|----------------------14\--|
|---------------------------|-------------------------0-|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|

|A5...                    |                            |
 We put on our makeup and work out all the lead-ins
|-------------------------|-------------------------12-|
|14\----------------------|-------------------------12^|
|14\----------------------|----------------------------|
|14\----------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|

|D5...                       |                          |
 Jack is in the alley selling tickets made in Hong Kong
|~~--------------------------|--------------------------|
|~~--------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|

  |A5...                    |                            |
Promoter's in the pay box wondering where the band's gone
  |---9---7---5---3---------|----------------------------|
  |-------------------2-----|----------------------------|
  |-/9--7---6---4---2---2---|----------------------------|
  |-------------------------|----------------------------|
  |-------------------------|----------------------------|
  |-------------------------|----------------------------|

|E5...                       |                      |
 Back in the pub the governor stops the clock
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|-------2--------------------|----------------------|
|-----2---2------------------|----------------------|
|0h3h4-----------------------|----------------------|

|F       G    D  |                      |
 Rock is dead, they say        (Long live)
|-------------2--|~---------------------|
|1-------3----3--|~---------------------|
|2-------4----2--|~---------------------|
|3-------5----0--|~---------------------|
|3-------5-------|----------------------|
|1-------3-------|----------------------|


         |A5  A6  A5 A6  |A    A      D/A      |A5  A6  A5  A6  A5|A    A     D/A     |
Long live rock                                                                        |
---------|12---12---12---|-12--12--12--12--12--|-12--12---12--12--|-9---7---5\3-2p0---|
---------|12^--12^--12^--|-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-|-12^-12^--12^-12^-|----------------1^-|
---------|---------------|---------------------|------------------|9--\7--\6--4------2|
---------|---------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|
---------|---------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|
---------|---------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|

[chorus]
|A5  A6  A5  A6 |A5     A6   A5 A6|A5  A6  A5 A6   |A5 A6   A5 A5 A5|
 Long live rock, I need it every night
|---5-----------|---5-------------|----5-----------|----5-----------|
|---5----5^-7---|---5--------5^---|----5-----5^----|----5-----5^----|
|--------5^-7---|------------5^---|----------5^----|----------5^----|
|7--------------|-----x---------7~|-------------7~-|-------------7~-|
|---------------|0------0---------|0----0-0--------|0-----0-0-------|
|---------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|

|D5 D6  D5 D6    |D5     D6  D5 D6 |A5  A6   A5  A6  |A5  A6  A5 A6  A5|
 Long live rock, come on and join the line
|----5-----------|----5------------|----5------------|----5------------|
|----5-----5^----|----5-----5^-----|----5-----5^-----|----5-----5^-----|
|----------5^----|----------5^-----|----------5^-----|----------5^-----|
|-------------7~-|-------------7~--|-------------7~--|-------------7~--|
|0----0-0--------|0----0-0---------|0----0-0---------|0------0-0-------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|F    F    D |      |D                |
 Long live rock        Be it dead or a-
|----------2-|------|14~--------------|
|----------3-|------|15~--------------|
|2----2----2-|------|14~--------------|
|3----3----0-|------|0----------------|
|3----3------|------|-------------x-3^|
|1----1------|------|-----------------|

|A5 A6  A5 A6 |A  A   D/A        |A5 A6   A5  A6 A5|A5 A5     A     |
 live
|-------------|------------------|-----------------|---5------------|
|-------------|------------------|-----3-1p0-------|---5------------|
|-------------|---2---4^~--------|----------2--2---|---2------------|
|-------------|------------------|-----------------|---2------------|
|~-----3^--2^-|0-----------------|---------------3p|0---------------|
|-------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------12\--|

[bridge]
|E         |D          A         |E                      |D     A       |
 Landslide, rocks are falling     Falling down around our very heads
|----------|2------------5-5-5---|-----------------------|2-------9-9-\-|
|----------|3------------5-5-5---|-----------------------|3------10-10\-|
|----------|2--------------------|-----------------------|2-------9-9-\-|
|2---------|0--------------------|-----------------------|0-------------|
|2---------|---------------------|-----------------------|--------------|
|0---------|---------------------|0----------------------|--------------|

|E           |D        A           |E           |D           |
 We tried but you were yawning      Look again,       Rock is
|0-----------|2--------------------|------------|------------|
|0-----------|3--------------------|------------|3-----------|
|4-----------|2---------------9\---|------------|2-----------|
|2-----------|0-----------9-10-----|------------|0-----------|
|2-----------|---------------------|------------|------------|
|0-----------|---------------------|------------|------------|

|Cadd9    |          |G/B       |          |
 dead         Rock is dead         Rock is
|[gtr 1]                                   |
|----3----|----3-----|----3-----|----3-----|
|---3-3---|---3-3----|---3-3----|---3-3----|
|--0---0-0|--0---0-0-|--0---0-0-|--0---0-0-|
|-------0-|-------0--|-------0--|-------0--|
|3--------|3---------|2---------|2---------|
|---------|----------|----------|----------|
|[gtr 2]                                   |
|----0----|----0-----|----0-----|----0-----|
|---3-3---|---3-3----|---3-3----|---3-3----|
|--0---0-0|--0---0-0-|--0---0-0-|--0---0-0-|
|-------0-|-------0--|-------0--|-------0--|
|3--------|3---------|2---------|2---------|
|---------|----------|----------|----------|

|A5              |                |A              |A           |
 dead
|[gtr 1]                                                       |
|----------------|----------------|5-----------5-5|5-----------|
|----------------|----------------|5-----------5-5|5-----------|
|----------------|----------------|2-----------2-2|2-----------|
|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-----------2-2|2-----------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-----------0-0|0-----------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|------------|
|[gtr 2] (A7)                                                  |
|--------0-------|--------0-------|5--------------|------------|
|------3---3-----|------3---3-----|5--------------|------------|
|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|2--------------|------------|
|--2-----------2-|--2-----------2-|2--------------|------------|
|0---------------|0---------------|0--------------|------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|------------|

[verse]
   |A5...                         |                    |
The place is really jumping to the Hiwatt amps
   |--------------------------9\--|---------------9\---|
   |--------------------------10\-|---------------10\--|
   |--------------------------9\--|---------------9\---|
   |------------------------------|--------------------|
   |------------------------------|--------------------|
   |------------------------------|--------------------|

      |A5...                      |                       |
'Til a twenty-inch cymbal fell and cut the lamps
      |-----------------------9\--|-------------------9\--|
      |-----------------------10\-|-------------------10\-|
      |-----------------------9\--|-------------------9\--|
      |---------------------------|-----------------------|
      |---------------------------|-----------------------|
      |---------------------------|-----------------------|

      |D5...                       |                     |
In the blackout they danced right into the aisle
      |-----------------------10\-|------------------5\--|
      |-----------------------10\-|------------------7\--|
      |-----------------------11\-|------------------7\--|
      |---------------------------|----------------------|
      |---------------------------|----------------------|
      |---------------------------|----------------------|

          |A5...                     |                        |
And as the doors fly open even the promoter smiles
          |----------------------9\--|-------------------9\---|
          |----------------------10\-|-------------------10\--|
          |----------------------9\--|-------------------9\---|
          |--------------------------|------------------------|
          |--------------------------|------------------------|
          |--------------------------|------------------------|

|E5...                              |                         |
 Someone takes his pants off and the rafters knock
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|2----------------------------------|-----2----------2--------|
|-----------------------------------|--3h4-------3h4---4------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|

|F       G         D |                |
 Rock is dead, they say     Long live
|------------------2-|----------------|
|1-------3---------3-|------x-----7\--|
|2-------4---------2-|------x-----7\--|
|3-------5---------0-|----0-x-----7\--|
|3-------5-----------|----------------|
|--------------------|----------------|

|A5   A6   A5    A6  A5 |A        A       D/A     |
 Rock          Long live rock            Long live
|-----12--12--12--12--12|--12--12--12--12--12---12|
|---12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-|12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^--|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|

|A5   A6   A5    A6  A5 |A        A       D/A     |
 Rock          Long live rock            Long live
|---------9---7---------|5-----------5\-----------|
|12^--------------------|------------5\-----------|
|------7/9-/7--/6-------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------0--------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|

[chorus]
|A5  A6  A5  A6 |A5     A6   A5 A6|A5  A6  A5 A6    |A5 A6   A5 A6  A5|
 rock
 Long live rock,                   Long live rock
|[gtr 1]                                                              |
|---------------|-----------------|----5------------|----5------------|
|---------------|-----------------|----5-----3-2-3--|----5-----3-2-3--|
|---------------|-----------------|----2-----2-2-2--|----2-----2-2-2--|
|2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2|2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2--|2-2-----2-4-2-4--|2-2-----2-4-2-4--|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|0-0---0-0-0-0-0--|0-0---0-0-0-0-0--|
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|[gtr 2]                                                              |
|-------5-------|----5------------|----5------------|----5------------|
|-------5-------|----5------------|----5------------|----5------------|
|-----------5^--|----------5^-----|----------5^-----|----------5^-----|
|---------------|7~-----7---------|7~-----7---------|7~-----7---------|
|x-0--0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|D5 D6  D5 D6   |D5    D6   D5 D6 |A5  A6   A5  A6  |A5  A6  A5 A6  A5 |
 Long live rock                            Long live rock
|[gtr 1]                                                               |
|------------7--|----7-------7----|-----------------|------------------|
|----7-------7--|----7-------7----|-----------------|------------------|
|----7-------7--|----7-------7----|-----------------|------------------|
|7-7---7-7-7---7|7-7---7-7-7---7--|2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2--|2-2-4-2-2-2-4-----|
|5-5---5-5-5---5|5-5---5-5-5---5--|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0--|
|[gtr 2]                                                               |
|----5----------|----5------------|----5------------|------------------|
|----5----------|----5------------|----5------------|------------------|
|----------5^---|----------5^-----|----------5^-----|----7^---7^--7^---|
|7~-----7-------|7~-----7---------|7~-----7---------|7~----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

|F    F    D    |            |D               |A   A6   A   A6 |A    A       D/A|
 Long live rock
|[gtr 1]                                                                        |
|----------2----|------------|2---------------|----------------|5-------5-------|
|1----1----3----|------------|3---------------|----------------|5-------5-----3-|
|2----2----2----|------------|2---------------|2---------------|2--2----2-----2-|
|3----3----0----|------------|0---------------|2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|---2----------4-|
|3----3---------|------------|----------------|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|------0---------|
|1----1---------|------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|[gtr 2]                                                                        |
|---------------|------------|----------------|----------------|-5--------------|
|---------------|------------|----------------|----------------|-5--------------|
|7^-^7\p5-7p5-5^|7^^^~-------|----------------|----------------|-2----------2-0-|
|------------7--|------------|--xxxxxxxxxx----|----------------|----------2-----|
|---------------|------------|--xxxxxxxxxx----|3^-------x---3^-|p0--0-3-4-------|
|---------------|------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
                              [pick scrape:
                               point pick into neck so
                               that pick strikes fret wire
                               simultaneously as scraping
                               as descending down neck from
                               high to low (approx fret 15 to 2).]

[chours]
|A5  A6  A5  A6 |A5     A6   A5 A6|A5  A6  A5 A6   |A5 A6   A5 A6 A5|
 Long live rock, I need it every night
|[gtr 1]
|---------------|-----------------|--5-----5-------|--5-----5-------|
|---------------|-----------------|--5-----5-------|--5-----5-------|
|---------------|-----------------|--2-2---2-----2-|--2-2---2-------|
|2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2|2-2-4-2-2-2-4p2--|----2-----------|----2-----2-----|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|0-----0---0-0---|0-----0---0-0-0-|
|---------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
|[gtr 2]                                                            |
|----5----------|----5------------|----------------|----------------|
|----5-----5^---|----5-----5^-----|----------------|----------------|
|----------5^---|----------5^-----|--2-0-----------|----------2--x--|
|-------------7~|-------------7~--|-----4-2-0------|-------------x--|
|0----0-0-------|0------0-0-------|0----------4-2--|0-------3^---x--|
|---------------|-----------------|----------------|--3-2-0---------|

|D5 D6  D5 D6  D5|D5  D6 D5       D6 D5 |A5  A6   A5  A6 |A5  A6  A5 A6  A5  |
 Long live rock, come on and join the line
|[gtr 1]
|----------------|----------------------|--5-----5-------|--5-----5----------|
|----------------|----------------------|--5-----5-------|--5-----5----------|
|2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-------|--2-2---2-------|--2-2---2----------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------|----2-----2-2-2-|----2-----2--------|
|----------------|----------------------|0-----0---0-0-0-|0-----0---0--------|
|----------------|----------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|[gtr 2]
|---5------------|----------------------|--5------------|----5---------------|
|---5------5^----|----------------------|--5-----5^-----|----5--7^--5^-------|
|----------5^----|----------------------|--------5^-----|-------7^--5^-------|
|------------7---|----0-----0-----------|----7------7~--|---------7----7~----|
|0------0--------|-----3-3---3--0-3^-0--|--------------0|0----------------0-0|
|----------------|----------------------|---------------|--------------------|

|F    F    D |      |D                |
 Long live rock        Be it dead or a-
|[gtr 1]                              |
|----------2-|------|2----------------|
|1----1----3-|------|3----------------|
|2----2----2-|------|2----------------|
|3----3----0-|------|0----------------|
|3----3------|------|-----------------|
|1----1------|------|-----------------|
|[gtr 2]                              |
|------------|------|-----------------|
|7^\--7^\-7^-|~-----|7\---------------|
|7^\--7^\-7^-|~-----|7\---------------|
|------------|------|7\---------------|
|------------|------|-----------------|
|------------|------|-----------------|

|[guitar 1]                          A7      |            A7
 live
|--------------------|---------------3-------|------------3---------|
|--------------------|---------------2-------|------------2---------|
|--------------------|---------------2-------|------------2---------|
|----------0-0-1-1---|2---0----------2-------|------------2---------|
|0-0--4--4-----------|--------3^-0---0-------|------------0---------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|
|[guitar 2]                    A7            |            A7
|--------------------|---------3-3---3-3-3-3-|-----7/8/9--15-15-15--|
|--------------------|---------2-2---2-2-2-2-|-----6/7/8--14-14-14--|
|--------2-4^^\-2--2-|-------2-2-2---2-2-2-2-|-----7/8/9--14-14-14--|
|-------2---------4--|---------2-2---2-2-2-2-|------------14-14-14--|
|0-0-3h4-------------|3^p0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-|----------------------|
|--------------------|----3------------------|----------------------|

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#----------------------------------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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