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MY GENERATION

As recorded by The Who 
(From the 1965 Album THE WHO SINGS MY GENERATION)

Words and Music by Pete Townshend

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Pete Townshend - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Pete Townshend - Electric Guitar'


[Intro]
Q=189(8=s8)
  N.C.          (G5/F)       (G5)          (G5/F)
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q  Q  Q  Q    +W           Q  Q  Q  Q    +W
e|-------------|------------|-------------|--------||
B|-------------|------------|-------------|--------||
G|-------------|------------|-------------|--------||
D|-5--5--5--5--|-(5)--------|-5--5--5--5--|-(5)----||
A|-------------|------------|-------------|--------||
E|-3--3--3--3--|-(3)--------|-3--3--3--3--|-(3)----||

[1st & 2nd Verses]
     G5                                    G5/F
     Q  Q  H      W          Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
e||-------------|----------|-------------|--------------|
B||o------------|----------|----3-----3--|--------------|
G||-------------|----------|----0-----0--|--------------|
D||--5----------|----------|----0-----0--|--------------|
A||o-5----------|----------|-------------|--------------|
E||--3----------|----------|-3--3--3--3--|-1--1--1--1---|

   G5                                    G5/F
   Q  Q  H      W          Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
e|------------|----------|-------------|-------------|
B|------------|----------|----3-----3--|-------------|
G|------------|----------|----0-----0--|-------------|
D|-5----------|----------|----0-----0--|-------------|
A|-5----------|----------|-------------|-------------|
E|-3----------|----------|-3--3--3--3--|-1--1--1--1--|

   G5                                    G5/F
   Q  Q  H      W          Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
e|------------|----------|-------------|-------------|
B|------------|----------|----3-----3--|-------------|
G|------------|----------|----0-----0--|-------------|
D|-5----------|----------|----0-----0--|-------------|
A|-5----------|----------|-------------|-------------|
E|-3----------|----------|-3--3--3--3--|-1--1--1--1--|

   G5                                    G5/F
   Q  Q  H      W          Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
e|------------|----------|-------------|-------------|
B|------------|----------|----3-----3--|-------------|
G|------------|----------|----0-----0--|-------------|
D|-5----------|----------|----0-----0--|-------------|
A|-5----------|----------|-------------|-------------|
E|-3----------|----------|-3--3--3--3--|-1--1--1--1--|

                   1.
   G         Gsus4  G7       Gsus4  G     Gsus4   G7      Gsus4
   Q  Q  +E  Q.     Q  E E E Q  E   Q  Q  E Q.    Q  Q  E E E E
e|----------------|---------------|-------------|----------------||
B|----------------|----6-6-6------|-------------|----6--6-------o||
G|----4--(4)-5----|----7-7-7p5----|----4----5s==|=7--7--7-5-0-0--||
D|----5--(5)-5----|-5--5-5-5-5----|-5--5----5---|----5--5-5-0-0--||
A|----------------|---------------|-------------|---------------o||
E|-3--------------|---------------|-3-----3-----|----------------||

   2.
   G7        Gsus4  G         Gsus4  G7        Gsus4
   E E E E E Q.     Q  Q  +E  Q.     E E E E E E Q
e|----------------|----------------|-1-1-1-1-1------||
B|-6-6-6----------|----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-1-1--||
G|-7-7-7-7-7-5----|----4--(4)-5----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5----|-5--5--(5)-5----|----------------||
A|----------------|----------------|----------------||
E|----------------|-3--------------|----------------||

[Guitar/Bass Solo]
                           G5         G6      G7    G6      G5
   Gtr II
   W            W          E   +Q.    Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H      W
e|------------|----------|------------------|-------------|------------|------|
B|------------|----------|-3---(3)----------|-------------|------------|------|
G|------------|----------|-3b4-(3)----------|-------------|------------|------|
D|------------|----------|------------5--5--|-5--5--5-----|-5----------|------|
A|------------|----------|------------------|-------------|------------|------|
E|------------|----------|------------------|-------------|------------|------|
 |
 | Gtr I
 | Q  Q  H      W          Q       Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H      W
e|------------|----------|------------------|-------------|------------|------|
B|------------|----------|------------------|-------------|------------|------|
G|-0----------|----------|------------------|-------------|------------|------|
D|-0----------|----------|------------------|-------------|------------|------|
A|------------|----------|-5-------5--7--7--|-8--8--7--7--|-5----------|------|
E|-3----------|----------|-3-------3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|-3----------|------|

   G5    G6        G7    G6        G5
   Q  Q  E Q.      Q  Q  E Q.      Q  Q  H      W
e|---------------|---------------|------------|------|
B|-3--3--x-5-----|-6--6--6-5-----|-3----------|------|
G|-4--4--x-5-----|-7--7--7-5-----|-4----------|------|
D|---------------|---------------|------------|------|
A|---------------|---------------|------------|------|
E|---------------|---------------|------------|------|
 |
 | Q  Q  Q    Q    Q  Q  Q    Q    Q  Q  H      W
e|---------------|---------------|------------|------|
B|---------------|---------------|------------|------|
G|---------------|---------------|------------|------|
D|---------------|---------------|------------|------|
A|-5--5--7----7--|-8--8--7----7--|-5----------|------|
E|-3--3--3----3--|-3--3--3----3--|-3----------|------|

   G5          G6         G7          G6         G5
   Q  E    +E  E +E  Q    Q  E    +E  E +E  Q    Q  Q  H      W
e|----------------------|----------------------|------------|------|
B|----5b6==(5)-5r(5)-3--|----5b6==(5)-5r(5)-3--|------------|------|
G|----5b7==(5)-5r(5)-3--|----5b7==(5)-5r(5)-3--|------------|------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|------------|------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|------------|------|
E|-3--------------------|-3--------------------|-3----------|------|
|
 | Q  Q        Q     Q    Q  Q        Q     Q    Q  Q  H      W
e|----------------------|----------------------|------------|------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|------------|------|
G|----------------------|----------------------|------------|------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|------------|------|
A|-5--5--------7-----7--|-8--8--------7-----7--|-5----------|------|
E|-3--3--------3-----3--|-3--3--------3-----3--|-3----------|------|

   G5       G6        G7           G6          G           Gsus4
                                                      |---3---|
   Q  S S E +Q   Q    Q  a    +Q   +E  E E E   Q  Q   E  E    E Q
e|--------6-(6)-----|------------------------|------------------------|
B|----6s8--------8--|-3----------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------|-3--5b7==(5)r=(5)-3-----|--------3-------3-5b7===|
D|------------------|--------------------5-3-|-5---------5------------|
A|------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 |
 | Q  Q      Q   Q    Q        Q    Q    Q     Q  Q  +E    Q.
e|------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------|------------------------|----4--(4)---5----------|
D|------------------|------------------------|----5--(5)---5----------|
A|-5--5------7---7--|-8--------8----7----7---|------------------------|
E|-3--3------3---3--|-3--------3----3----3---|-3----------------------|

   G7             Gsus4         G7            Gsus4    G7              Gsus4
   +Q   E E  E    E     Q        Q   Q     E  E  Q     E    +E  Q  E   +E  Q
e|----------------------------|------------------3---|-------------------------||
B|------3-3--3----------6-----|-(6)--3-----3---------|-3----(3)-6--------------||
G|-(5)--5-5r-5pb6-5b7==(5)r---|--4---5b7--(5)-5-(5)--|-5pb7r(5)-5--3b4-(3)-----||
D|----------------------------|--5-------------------|---------------------5---||
A|----------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------||
E|----------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------||
|
 |  Q   E E  E    Q         E    Q   Q     E  Q.       Q        Q  E    E  E E
e|----------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------||
B|------6-6--6----------------|----------------------|----------6--6-----------||
G|------7-7--7p===5-----------|------4--------5s=====|=7--------7--7----5--0-0-||
D|--5---5-5--5----5-----------|--5---5--------5------|----------5--5----5--0-0-||
A|----------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------||
E|----------------------------|--3---------3---------|-------------------------||

[3rd Verse]
     A5                                    A5/G
     Q  Q  H      W          Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q   4x
e||-------------|----------|-------------|--------------||
B||o------------|----------|-------------|-------------o||
G||--2----------|----------|-2--2--2--2--|--------------||
D||--2----------|----------|-2--2--2--2--|--------------||
A||o-0----------|----------|-0--0--0--0--|-------------o||
E||-------------|----------|-------------|-3--3--3--3---||

   A                                                      Asus4
   Q  Q  E +Q.     +Q   E E +E  E Q    Q  Q  E Q.     E E E E +E  E Q
e|----5--5-(5)---|-(5)--5-5-(5)-5-5--|--------------|-----5-5-(5)-5-5---|
B|----5--5-(5)---|-(5)--5-5-(5)-5-5--|----5--5-5----|-----5-5-(5)-5-5---|
G|----6--6-(6)---|-(6)--7-7-(7)-7-7--|----6--6-6----|-6h7-7-7-(7)-7-7---|
D|----7--7-(7)---|-(7)--7-7-(7)-7-7--|-7--7--7-7----|-7---7-7-(7)-7-7---|
A|---------------|-------------------|--------------|-------------------|
E|-5-------------|------5-5-(5)-5-5--|-5--5--5-5----|-----5-5-(5)-5-5---|

   A               Asus4           A       AsuA4  Asus4
   Q  Q  E E E E   E E Q  E Q  E   Q  Q  E Q  E   Q  Q  Q  Q
e|---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------||
B|----5--5-5-5---|-5---5--5-5----|-5--5--5-5----|-5--5--5------||
G|-6--6--6-6-6---|-6h7-6--6-6--7-|-6--6--6-7--6-|-7--7--7------||
D|-7--7--7-7-7-7-|-7---7--7-7--7-|-7--7--7-7--7-|-7--7--7------||
A|---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------||
E|-5--5--5-5-5-5-|-5---5--5-5--5-|-5--5--5-5--5-|-5--5--5------||

   Bb5           Bb5/Ab        Bb5           Bb5/Ab
   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||
A|-8--8--8--8--|-------------|-8--8--8--8--|--------------||
E|-6--6--6--6--|-4--4--4--4--|-6--6--6--6--|-4--4--4--4---||

[4th Verse]
     Bb5                           Bb6       Bb7     Bb6
     Q  Q  H      W          Q  Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   Q   4x
e||-------------|----------|---------------|------------------||
B||o------------|----------|---------------|-----------------o||
G||-------------|----------|---------------|------------------||
D||-------------|----------|---------------|------------------||
A||o-8----------|----------|-8--8--10--10--|-11--11--10--10--o||
E||--6----------|----------|-6--6---6---6--|--6---6---6---6---||

   Bb               Bbsus4                 Bb             Bbsus4
   Q  E E E E E E   E  E  E E +E  E +Q     Q  Q  E E Q    E  E  Q  E E Q
e|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-(6)-6-6-(6)-6-(6)--|-6--6--6-6-6--|-6-(6)-6--6-6-6---|
B|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-(6)-6-6-(6)-6-(6)--|-6--6--6-6-6--|-6-(6)-6--6-6-6---|
G|-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7h=8--8-8-(8)-8-(8)--|-7--7--7-7-7--|-7h=8--8--8-8-8---|
D|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-(8)-8-8-(8)-8-(8)--|-8--8--8-8-8--|-8-(8)-8--8-8-8---|
A|----------------|----------------------|--------------|------------------|
E|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-(6)-6-6-(6)-6-(6)--|-6--6--6-6-6--|-6-(6)-6--6-6-6---|

   Bb            Bbsus4           Bb            Bbsus4
   Q  Q  Q  Q    E  E  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    E  E  Q  Q  Q
e|-6--6--6--6--|-6-(6)-6--6--6--|-6--6--6--6--|-6-(6)-6--6------||
B|-6--6--6--6--|-6-(6)-6--6--6--|-6--6--6--6--|-6-(6)-6--6------||
G|-7--7--7--7--|-7h=8--8--8--8--|-7--7--7--7--|-7h=8--8--8------||
D|-8--8--8--8--|-8-(8)-8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--|-8-(8)-8--8------||
A|-------------|----------------|-------------|-----------------||
E|-6--6--6--6--|-6-(6)-6--6--6--|-6--6--6--6--|-6-(6)-6--6--8---||

[Guitar Solo]
   C5         F/C          C            F/C        C             F/C
   W          H.      Q    H.      Q    W          Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
e|----------|------------|------------|----------|-------------|--------------|
B|----------|-6----------|-5----------|-6--------|----5--------|----6-----6---|
G|-5--------|-5----------|-5----------|-5--------|-5--5--------|-5--5-----5---|
D|-5--------|-3----------|-3----------|-3--------|-5--5--5--5--|-5--3-----3---|
A|-3--------|-3-------3--|-3-------3--|-3--------|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3---|
E|----------|------------|------------|----------|-------------|--------------|

   C             F/C          C                   F/C     C
   Q  Q  Q  Q    H    Q  Q     H    Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H
e|-------------|------------|-------------|-------------|------------|
B|-5--5--------|-6----------|-^5----------|-------6-----|-5--5--5----|
G|-5--5--------|-5----------|-^5----------|-------5-----|-5--5--5----|
D|-5--5--5--5--|-3----3--3--|-^5----5--5--|-5--5--3--3--|-5--5--5----|
A|-3--3--3--3--|-3----3--3--|-^3----3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3----|
E|-------------|------------|-------------|-------------|------------|

         Bb/Cb   C             Bb/Cb
   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    H    Q  Q    H    Q  Q
e|-------------|-------------|------------|------------|
B|-------3--3--|-5--------5--|-3----3-----|-3----3-----|
G|-------3--3--|-5--5--5--5--|-3----3-----|-3----3--3--|
D|-5--5--3--3--|-5--5--5--5--|-3----3-----|-3----3--3--|
A|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|-3----3--3--|-3----3--3--|
E|-------------|-------------|------------|------------|

               C
                     |---3---|   |---3---|
   H    H      H    +E  +E  +E  +E  +E  +E    +Q   +Q   H
e|-----------|------------------------------|----------------||
B|-3----3----|-5----(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----||
G|-3----3----|-5----(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----||
D|-3----3----|-5----(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----||
A|-3----3----|-3----(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-|-(3)--(3)--3----||
E|-----------|------------------------------|----------------||

   Gtr II
   |------3-------|
   Q +E  +E  +E  +E  +S  +S  +S  +S  +S  +S  +S  +S    +Q   +Q   H
e|---------------------------------------------------|----------------||
B|-5-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----||
G|-5-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----||
D|-5-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----||
A|-3-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-|-(3)--(3)--3----||
E|---------------------------------------------------|----------------||

[Outro]
     C
     W          +W           W
e||-----------|------------|------|
B||o-5--------|-(5)--------|------|
G||--5--------|-(5)--------|------|
D||--5--------|-(5)--------|------|
A||o-3--------|-(3)--------|------|
E||-----------|------------|------|

   1.,2.,3.    4.
                           C/G
   W         4x W          W
e|-----------||----------|------*|
B|----------o||----------|-5----*|
G|-----------||----------|-5----*|
D|-----------||----------|-5----*|
A|----------o||----------|-3----*|
E|-----------||----------|-3----*|

************************************************************************************************************
Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

************************************
************************************

| (n)  Ghost note
| p    Pull-off
| b    Bend
| x    Dead note
| r    Release
| pb   Pre-bend
| h    Hammer-on

************************************

            
            
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