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


Transcribed by www.mikesguitarsite.co.uk
Words and Music by Pete Townshend
Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Pete Townshend - Rhythm clean electric'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Pete Townshend - Lead clean electric'

Intro
  Q=189(8=s8)
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q  Q  Q  Q    +W           Q  Q  Q  Q    +W
|-------------|------------|-------------|--------||
|-------------|------------|-------------|--------||
|-------------|------------|-------------|--------||
|-5--5--5--5--|-(5)--------|-5--5--5--5--|-(5)----||
|-------------|------------|-------------|--------||
|-3--3--3--3--|-(3)--------|-3--3--3--3--|-(3)----||


   Verses 1 + 2
    Q  Q  H      W          Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
||-------------|----------|-------------|--------------|
||o------------|----------|----3-----3--|--------------|
||-------------|----------|----0-----0--|--------------|
||--5----------|----------|----0-----0--|--------------|
||o-5----------|----------|-------------|--------------|
||--3----------|----------|-3--3--3--3--|-1--1--1--1---|
 |-Rhy Fig 1                             end Rhy Fig 1-|


Rhy Fig 1 x3


                  1.
  Q  Q  +E  Q.     Q  E E E Q  E   Q  Q  E Q.    Q  Q  +E  E E E
|----------------|---------------|-------------|------------------||
|----------------|----6-6-6------|-------------|----6--(6)-------o||
|----4--(4)-5----|----7-7-7p5----|----4----5s==|=7--7--(7)-5-0-0--||
|----5--(5)-5----|-5--5-5-5-5----|-5--5----5---|----5--(5)-5-0-0--||
|----------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------o||
|-3--------------|---------------|-3-----3-----|------------------||
|-Rhy Fig 2                                         end Rhy Fig 2-|

                                                     Bass / Guitar Solo
  2.
  E E E E E Q.     Q  Q  +E  Q.     E E E E E E Q     Q  Q  H
|----------------|----------------|-1-1-1-1-1------||------------|
|-6-6-6----------|----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-1-1--||------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-5----|----4--(4)-5----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||-0----------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5----|-5--5--(5)-5----|----------------||-0----------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------||------------|
|----------------|-3--------------|----------------||-3----------|


  Gtr II
  W          E    +Q.     Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H      W
|----------|--------------------|-------------|------------|------|
|----------|-3----(3)-----------|-------------|------------|------|
|----------|-3b4==(3)r----------|-------------|------------|------|
|----------|--------------5--5--|-5--5--5-----|-5----------|------|
|----------|--------------------|-------------|------------|------|
|----------|--------------------|-------------|------------|------|
|
| Gtr I
| W          Q         Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H      W
|----------|--------------------|-------------|------------|------|
|----------|--------------------|-------------|------------|------|
|----------|--------------------|-------------|------------|------|
|----------|--------------------|-------------|------------|------|
|----------|-5---------5--7--7--|-8--8--7--7--|-5----------|------|
|----------|-3---------3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|-3----------|------|
           |-Rhy Fig 3                              end Rhy Fig 3-|

w/Rhy Fig 3 x2.5
  Q  Q  E Q.      Q  Q  E Q.      Q  Q  H      W
|---------------|---------------|------------|------|
|-3--3--x-5-----|-6--6--6-5-----|-3----------|------|
|-4--4--x-5-----|-7--7--7-5-----|-4----------|------|
|---------------|---------------|------------|------|
|---------------|---------------|------------|------|
|---------------|---------------|------------|------|


  Q  E    +E  E +E  Q    Q  E    +E  E +E  Q    Q  Q  H      W
|----------------------|----------------------|------------|------|
|----5b6==(5)-5r(5)-3--|----5b6==(5)-5r(5)-3--|------------|------|
|----5b7==(5)-5r(5)-3--|----5b7==(5)-5r(5)-3--|------------|------|
|----------------------|----------------------|------------|------|
|----------------------|----------------------|------------|------|
|-3--------------------|-3--------------------|-3----------|------|

                                       |-w/Rhy Fig 2
                                                |---3---|
  Q  S S E +Q   Q    Q  Q    +E  E E E   Q  Q   E  E    E Q
|--------6-(6)-----|-------------------|------------------------|
|----6s8--------8--|-3-----------------|------------------------|
|------------------|-3--5b7r=(5)-3-----|--------3-------3-5b7===|
|------------------|---------------5-3-|-5---------5------------|
|------------------|-------------------|------------------------|
|------------------|-------------------|------------------------|



  +Q   E E  E    E     Q
|----------------------------|
|------3-3--3----------6-----|
|-(5)--5-5r-5pb6-5b7==(5)r---|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|


   Q   Q      E   E  Q     E    +E  Q   E    +E   Q
|--------------------3---|----------------------------||
|-(6)--3------3----------|-3----(3)-6-----------------||
|--4---5b7===(5)r-5-(5)--|-5pb7r(5)-5---3b4==(3)r-----||
|--5---------------------|------------------------5---||
|------------------------|----------------------------||
|------------------------|----------------------------||


   Verse 3
    Q  Q  H      W          Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q   4x
||-------------|----------|-------------|--------------||
||o------------|----------|-------------|-------------o||
||--2----------|----------|-2--2--2--2--|--------------||
||--2----------|----------|-2--2--2--2--|--------------||
||o-0----------|----------|-0--0--0--0--|-------------o||
||-------------|----------|-------------|-3--3--3--3---||


  Q  Q  E Q.     +Q   E E +E  E Q    Q  Q  E Q.     E E E E +E  E Q
|----5--5-5----|-(5)--5-5-(5)-5-5--|--------------|-----5-5-(5)-5-5---|
|----5--5-5----|-(5)--5-5-(5)-5-5--|----5--5-5----|-----5-5-(5)-5-5---|
|----6--6-7----|-(7)--7-7-(7)-7-7--|----6--6-6----|-6h7-7-7-(7)-7-7---|
|----7--7-7----|-(7)--7-7-(7)-7-7--|-7--7--7-7----|-5---7-7-(7)-7-7---|
|--------------|-------------------|--------------|-------------------|
|-5------------|------5-5-(5)-5-5--|-5--5--5-5----|-----5-5-(5)-5-5---|


  Q  Q  E E E E   E  E  Q  E Q  E   Q  Q  E Q  E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|---------------|-------5--5------|-5--5--5-5----|-5--5--5------||
|----5--5-5-5---|-5-(5)-5--5-5----|-5--5--5-5----|-5--5--5------||
|-6--6--6-6-6---|-6h=7--7--7-7--7-|-6--6--6-7--6-|-7--7--7------||
|-7--7--7-7-7-7-|-7-(7)-7--7-7--7-|-7--7--7-7--7-|-7--7--7------||
|---------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------||
|-5--5--5-5-5-5-|-5-(5)-5--5-5--5-|-5--5--5-5--5-|-5--5--5------||


  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||
|-8--8--8--8--|-------------|-8--8--8--8--|--------------||
|-6--6--6--6--|-4--4--4--4--|-6--6--6--6--|-4--4--4--4---||


    Q  Q  H      W          Q  Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   Q   4x
||-------------|----------|---------------|------------------||
||o------------|----------|---------------|-----------------o||
||-------------|----------|---------------|------------------||
||-------------|----------|---------------|------------------||
||o-8----------|----------|-8--8--10--10--|-10--10--11--11--o||
||--6----------|----------|-6--6---6---6--|--6---6---6---6---||


  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
|-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---|
|-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---|
|-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---|
|-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---|
|----------------|------------------|--------------|------------------|
|-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---|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    E  E  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    E  E  Q  Q  Q
|-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--6--|-6--6--6--6--|-6-(6)-6--6------||
|-7--7--7--7--|-7h=8--8--8--8--|-7--7--7--7--|-7h=8--8--8------||
|-8--8--8--8--|-8-(8)-8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--|-8-(8)-8--8------||
|-------------|----------------|-------------|-----------------||
|-6--6--6--6--|-6-(6)-6--6--6--|-6--6--6--6--|-6-(6)-6--6--8---||


  W          H.      Q    H.      Q    W
|----------|------------|------------|------|
|----------|-6----------|-5----------|-6----|
|-5--------|-5----------|-5----------|-5----|
|-5--------|-3----------|-5----------|-3----|
|-3--------|-3-------3--|-3-------3--|-3----|
|----------|------------|------------|------|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    H    Q  Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|------------|
|----5--------|----6-----6--|-5--5--------|-6----------|
|-5--5--------|-5--5-----5--|-5--5--------|-5----------|
|-5--5--5--5--|-3--3-----3--|-5--5--5--5--|-3----3--3--|
|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|-3----3--3--|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|------------|


   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H      Q  Q  Q  Q
|--------------|-------------|------------|-------------|
|-^5--5--------|-------6-----|-5--5--5----|-------3--3--|
|-^5--5--------|-------5-----|-5--5--5----|-------3--3--|
|-^5--5--5--5--|-5--5--3--3--|-5--5--5----|-5--5--3--3--|
|-^3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3----|-3--3--3--3--|
|--------------|-------------|------------|-------------|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    H    Q  Q    H    Q  Q    H    H
|-------------|------------|------------|-----------|
|-5--------5--|-3----3-----|-3----3-----|-3----3----|
|-5--5--5--5--|-3----3-----|-3----3--3--|-3----3----|
|-5--5--5--5--|-3----3-----|-3----3--3--|-3----3----|
|-3--3--3--3--|-3----3--3--|-3----3--3--|-3----3----|
|-------------|------------|------------|-----------|


        |---3---|   |---3---|
  H     E   E   E   E   E   E     Q    Q   H
|------------------------------|----------------|
|-5----(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----|
|-5----(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----|
|-5----(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----|
|-3----(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-|-(3)--(3)--3----|
|------------------------------|----------------|


  |------3-------|
  Q  E   E   E   E   S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S     Q    Q   H
|---------------------------------------------------|----------------||
|-5-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----||
|-5-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----||
|-5-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-|-(5)--(5)--3----||
|-3-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-(3)-|-(3)--(3)--3----||
|---------------------------------------------------|----------------||


   Outro
    W          +W           W
||-----------|------------|------|
||o-5--------|-(5)--------|------|
||--5--------|-(5)--------|------|
||--5--------|-(5)--------|------|
||o-3--------|-(3)--------|------|
||-----------|------------|------|


  1.,2.,3.     4.
  W             W          W
|-----------||-----------|------*|
|----------o||-----------|------*|
|-----------||-----------|-5----*|
|-----------||-----------|-5----*|
|----------o||-----------|-3----*|
|-----------||-----------|-3----*|

            
            
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monoshoe 60 Apr 02, 2006 05:26 AM

what the hells going on here?

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Matt Montoya 2,122 Jul 16, 2006 09:48 AM

Man, these "My Generation" guitar tabs are awful. I can't take it anymore. I'll just have to do it myself.

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Repitition 10 Jul 29, 2006 11:38 PM

A5 A5/G
d| | |
a| | |
f| 2 2 2 2 | 2 2 2 2 |
c| 2 2 2 2 | 2 2 2 2 |
a| 0 0 0 0 | |
d| | 3 3 3 3 | There. How hard is that to tab.

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