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      this also goes into the next two songs on the album

                     Section:
Fm6/9/Ab  4x6533 or 4x3533 (intro)
C/G       3x2013
Gm        3T55333
A7        5T7765x      (Go to the mirror)
Dm        xx7765       (Go to the mirror)
Csus4     8Tx10 10 8 x (Go to the mirror) [electric: C5: x355xx]
Ciix      8Tx10 9 8 x  (Go to the mirror)
E5        022xxx and 022400
F5        133xxx
Ab7       4T665(44)      (7th implied by piano)
C#m       xx6654
Bsus4     7Tx9977
Bvii      7Tx9877 
Gsus4     3Tx5533      (Pinball wizard)
G         3Tx5433      (Pinball wizard)
Fsus4     1Tx3311      (Pinball wizard)
F         1Tx3211      (Pinball wizard)


  C      C/Bb   Am*    Fm6/9/Ab* C/G     C      G*     G     
|------|------|-0-----|-3-------|-0----|------|-3----|-3----|
|-5----|-5----|-1-----|-3-------|-1----|-1----|-3----|-3----|
|-5----|-5----|-2-----|-5-------|-0----|-0----|-0----|-0----|
|-5----|-5----|-2-----|-3-------|-2----|-2--2-|-0----|-0----|
|------|------|-0-----|---------|-3----|-3--3-|------|------|
|-8----|-6----|-------|-4-------|-3---3|----3-|-3---3|-3----|
              [*C/A    [*C/Ab(4x555x)         [*Gsus4 (3x0013)
              (5x555x)] for stage vers.]      for stage vers.]

  Ebmaj7        Bb*   Bb     Gm            Dsus4   D
|-3----|------|-3----------|-3----|-----3-|-3----|-2----|
|-3----|-3----|-3--------3-|-3----|-----3-|-3----|-3----|
|-3----|-3----|-3--------3-|-3----|-----3-|-2----|-2----|
|-5----|-5----|-3-----3--3-|-5----|-5-----|-0----|-0----|
|-6----|----6-|-5-----5----|-5----|-5-----|------|------|
|------|------|-------6---3|-3---3|-3----2|------|------|
|[acoustic; strum 16ths]                                |
|-6----|------|-6-----6----|-3----|-3-----|-3----|-2----|
|-8----|------|-6-----6----|-3----|-3-----|-3----|-3----|
|-7----|-%----|-3-----3----|-3----|-3-----|-2----|-2----|
|------|------|------------|-5----|-5-----|-0----|-0----|
|------|------|------------|------|-------|------|------|
|------|------|------------|------|-------|------|------|
               [*Bb6 (xx5333) for stage versions]

| Gm  /  /  /  | Gm  /  /  /  |

[We're Not Gonna Take It]
||:G / / / /   C | C     G   F  C :||x4 
||[electric]     |                 ||
||---------------|-----------------||
||---------------|-----------1--1--||
||.0-0-0-0-0-----|---0---0---2--0-.||
||.0-0-0-0-0---2-|-2-2---0---3--2-.||
||-------------3-|-3---------3--3--||
||-3-3-3-3-3-----|-------3---------||
||[acoustic]     |                 ||
||-3-3-3-3-3-----|-----------------||
||-3-3-3-3-3-----|-----------------||
||.0-0-0-0-0-----|----------------.||
||.0-0-0-0-0-----|---2-2-0-2h3--2-.||
||-------------3-|-3---------------||
||-3-3-----------|-----------------||
||[horn arr for gtr]               ||
||-3-3-3-3-3-----|-----------------||-3-
||-------------1-|-1-5-5-3-5h6--5--||---
||---------------|-----------------||---
||---------------|-----------------||---
||---------------|-----------------||---
||---------------|-----------------||---

  |(G)      G   |(C/G)      C/G  |(G)      G  |C/G   |
--|---------3---|------------3---|---------3--|-3----|
--|---------0---|------------1---|---------0--|-1----|
--|-0-0-0-0-0---|--0-0-0-0-0-0---|-0-0-0-0-0--|-0----|
--|-0-0-0-0-0--0|-/2-2-2-2-2-2---|-0-0-0-0-0--|-2----|
--|-------------|----------------|------------|------|
-3|-3-3-3-3-3--3|--3-3-3-3-3-3--3|-3-3-3-3-3--|-3----|
[palm mute]       [palm mute]  [palm mute]

[Go To The Mirror]     x4
||: G     /   D    C  :||
||----3-3-3---2----3---||
||----3-3-3---3----1---||
||.---0-0-0---2----0--.||
||.---0-0-0---0----2--.||
||-----------------3---||
||--3-----3-------(3)--||

                           x2
||:F        /     C    Bb :||
||---(1)(1)(1)-------------|| 
||---(1)(1)(1)---(5)--(3)--||
||.--(2)(2)(2)----5----3--.||
||.---3--3--3-----5----3--.||
||----3--3--3-----3----1---||
||-1--1--1--1--------------||

(Bb)| F       C   Bb  | F  C Bb | F       C   Bb  | F C Bb|
[horn arr for guitar]                                     |
----|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-------|
----|-------6--8-5----|---------|-------6--8-5----|-------|
--3-|-----5--------5-3|-5-5---3-|-----5--------5-3|-5----5|
----|-7-8-------------|---------|-7-8-------------|-------|
----|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-------|
----|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-------|

| A7            | Dm      C | Bb                     |Csus4|  |Ciix|  |
[horn arr for guitar]                                                 |
|-------------6-|-6-5---2-3-|-5--2-3-5---------------|-----|--|----|--|
|-----5-5-8-8---|-----------|----------3-5-6-3-5-6---|-----|--|----|--|
|-6-6-----------|-----------|----------------------3-|5----|--|----|--|
|---------------|-----------|------------------------|-----|--|----|--|
|---------------|-----------|------------------------|-----|--|----|--|
|---------------|-----------|------------------------|-----|--|----|--|
                                                     [elec: C5        ]

[See me, Feel me]
| Ebmaj7  |Fsus4 F   |Fsus4 F   | G    |
  Ahh...
|-3-------|-1----1---|-1----1---|-3----|
|-3-------|-1----1---|-1----1---|-0----|
|-3-------|-3----2---|-3----2---|-0----|
|-1-------|-3----3---|-3----3---|-0----|
|---------|----------|----------|------|
|---------|----------|----------|------|
|[acoustic; arpeggiated strum]         | 
|--6------|--6-------|--3-------|--3---|
|-8-------|-8--------|-1--------|-0----|
|7--------|5---------|3---------|0-----|
|---------|----------|----------|------|
|---------|----------|----------|------|
|---------|----------|---------3|------|

| Ebmaj7  |Fsus4 F   |Fsus4 F   |
|-3-------|-1----1---|-1----1---|
|-3-------|-1----1---|-1----1---|
|-3-------|-3----2---|-3----2---|
|-1-------|-3----3---|-3----3---|
|---------|----------|----------|
|---------|----------|----------|
 
| Em              |                 | B7sus4          | B             |
|(0)--------------|-0---------------|(5)--------------|---------------|
|(0)--------------|-0---------------|(5)--------------|(4)------------|
|(0)--------------|-0---------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4--4--4-|
|(2)--------------|-2---------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4--4--4-|
|(2)------2-2-2-2-|-2-------------0-|-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---|-----------------|---------------|

                       x4
||:E5 E5 E5 E   B  A  :||

| Ab7   | C#m   B B| A    | Bsus4 |   | Bvii  |   |

[Listening to You]
|A  B |C   |A  B |E   |A  B |C   |G  D |Bsus4   |Bvii   |

|A  B |C   |A  B |E   |A  B |C   |G  D |B5(sus4)|B5     |

|E5 E5 E   B A |E5 E5 E   B A  |F5 F5 F   C Bb|F5 F5 F   C Bb |

|  G  /  /  /  /   C |       G   F  C  |
|--------------3-----|-----------1-----|
|--------------3-----|---1-------1--1--|
|.-0--0--0--0--0-----|---0---0---2--0-.|
|.-0--0--0--0--0-----|-2-2---0---3--2-.|
|------------------3-|-3-3-------3--3--|
|--3--3--3--3--3-----|-------3---------|
|[acoustic]          |                 |
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|.-0--0--0--0--0-----|----------------.|
|.-0--0--0--0--0-----|---2-2-0-2h3--2-.|
|------------------3-|-3---------------|
|--3--3--3--3--3-----|-----------------|
|[horn arr for gtr]                    |
|-----------14/15----|-----------------|
|------14/15---------|-----------------|
|-11/12--------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|

|  G  /  /  /  /   C |       G   F  C  |
|:         %         |         %      :|
|:         %         |         %      :|
|-----------12/13----|-----------------|
|------11/12---------|-----------------|
|-11/12--------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|

|  G  /  /  /  /   C |       G   F  C  |
|:         %         |         %      :|
|:         %         |         %      :|
|-----------11/12----|-----------------|
|------11/12---------|-----------------|
|-11/12--------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|

|  G  /  /  /  /   C |       G   F  C  |
|:         %         |         %      :|
|:         %         |         %      :|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|------11/12-14/15---|-----------------|
|-11/12--------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|

[Pinball Wizard]
|Gsus4   |G    |Gsus4  |G     

   |Gsus4   |G    |Gsus4  |G     |Fsus4 | F   |Fsus4| F   D/C|Dsus2* 
[horn arr for bass]
---|--------|-----|-------|------|------|-----|-----|--------|------
-3/|5-------|---3/|5------|----1/|3-----|---1/|3----|--------|0-----
---|--------|-----|-------|------|------|-----|-----|-------3|------
---|--------|-----|-------|------|------|-----|-----|--------|------
                                                      [*beginning of
                                                       It's A Boy]

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
  IT'S A BOY          by The Who

gtr 1: Standard tuning: EADGBE
gtr 2: Dropped D tuning: DADGBE 

G      x20003 (outro)
Em7    020030 (outro)
A5     x02255 (outro)

[Note: leads and strumming patterns are approximate.]

[gtr 1]
| Dsus2                 |             D/B    D/C   |
|-----0-----------0-----|-------0------------------|
|-----3-----------3-----|-------3---------3------3-|
|-----2-----------2-----|-------2---------2------2-|
|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-|---0-0---0-0-----0------0-|
|-----------3-----------|-3-----------2-2----3-3---|
|-----------------------|--------------------------|

| Dsus2                 |             D/B    D/C   |
|-----0-----------0-----|-------0------------------|
|-----3-----------3-----|-------3---------3------3-|
|-----2-----------2-----|-------2---------2------2-|
|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-|---0-0---0-0-----0------0-|
|-----------3-----------|-3-----------2-2----3-3---|
|-----------------------|--------------------------|

| Dsus2                 |             D/C    D/B   |
|-----0-----------0-----|-------0------------------|
|-----3-----------3-----|-------3---------3------3-|
|-----2-----------2-----|-------2---------2------2-|
|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-|---0-0---0-0-----0------0-|
|-----------3-----------|-3-----------3-3----2-2---|
|-----------------------|--------------------------|

|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------0-0---------|
|-0-0-0-0-3p0-0-0-3p0-0-0-3p0-0-0-|-3p0-0-0-3p0-0-3p0--0--3p0--0--|
|---------5----5--5----5--5----5--|-5----5--5--5-5-------------0--|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|

[MAIN pattern]
| D  D (C)D  D |(C)D  D    Cadd9 G/B |
|-2--2----2--2-|--(2)(2)------0------|
|-3--3----3--3-|---3--3-------3-(3)--|
|-2--2----2--2-|---2--2-2/2---0-(0)--|
|-0--0----0--0-|---0--0-0/0---0--0---|
|-------3------|-3----------3----2-0-|
|--------------|---------------------|
 
[VERSE]
D              (C)    D              (C)D   D     Cadd9      G/B
Captain Walker didn't come home, his unborn child will never know him.

| D D (C) D D | (C) D D Cadd9 G/B | 

D                         (C)     Dsus2   (C)   Dsus2     Cadd9   G/B
Believe him missing with a number of men. Don't expect to see him again.

                            [fade in gtr 2; fade out gtr 1]
| D D (C) D D |(C) Dsus2 Dsus2 (C) Dsus2 Dsus2|(C) Dsus2 Dsus2|Cadd9 |

[SOLO]
|-----|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|---0-|-3p0-0-0-----0-3p0-0-0-----0-|-3p0-0-----0-----------0-0-|
|-----|-----------------------------|-------0-----0-------------|
|-----|---------3^-----------3^-0---|--------3^---0--/5-3-0-----|
                              ^1/2            ^1/2    

|------------------------------|--------------------------0-|
|------------------------------|--------------------------3-|
|------------------------------|--------------------0-0-2-2-|
|-3p0-0-0------0-3p0-0-0-----0-|-3p0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
|------------------------------|-----------------3----------|
|---------3^-0----------3^-0---|----------------------------|
           ^1/2          ^1/2     

|-------0---0----0-0-|--------0------0-0----0-0-|
|------7---7-----5-5-|-------7-------7-7----5---|
|-----0---0---0--0-0-|------0---0-----------0---|
|----7---7---7---5-5-|-/7--7---7-7-7------5-5---|
|----------------0-0-|--0-----------------------|
|-0------------------|--------------------------|
 
|--0-0---0---0-0---0-|-----0----0--0----0--0--0-----0--|
|--7----7----8-8--8--|---12-----12-12---10-10-10----10-|
|--0---0----0--------|---------0-----------------------|
|-7---7----9-----9---|/12----12-------10---------10-10-|
|----------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-|-----0---0-/0-/0--0--0--0--0--0----|
|---10---------10-10---11-9-|-----11--11/11/11-11-11-11-11-11---|
|-0-12----12-12---12---0--0-|--10-10--10/10/10-10-10-10-10-10---|
|-0-------0--0----0----0--0-|-0----------------0--0--0--0-----0-|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|

|---------0----------0------0-0-------0-0--|
|---------0----------0--------0---------0--|
|---10-10-10---10-10-10---10--10-10-10--10-|
|-12---------12---------12----12-12-12--12-|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

|-0----0--0--0----0--0-----0--0-------|
|-0----0--0--0----0--0-----0--0---0---|
|-11---11-11-11---11-11----11-11---11-|
|-----------------10-10--10------0----|
|-0----------0---------0--------------|
|-------------------------------------|

|----0-0---0-0---0-10---10-10-|----0-0---10-10---10-10--10-10-|
|---7-----7-----7------7------|---7-----7-------7-------------|
|-10----10----10-----10-------|-10----10-------9-------7------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

|----10-10---10-10---10-10--10-10-|---10-10----0-0-------------0-0-|
|---7-------7-------7-7-7---------|---7--------0-0-------------3-3-|
|-10------10------10-------9------|-7------7\5-----4\2p0---2-2-2-2-|
|---------------------------------|----------------------0-0-------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------3-----|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|-------3-----------2-|---------------0-----|-----------------------|
|---3---3-3-3-3-----3-|---3-----------2-----|-----------------------|
|---2---0-0-0-0-----2-|---2---0-------3-----|-----------------------|
|-0-0-----0-0---0-0---|-0-----0---0---0-0-0-|---3-3-3-3-3-5-5-3-3p0-|
|-------3-3-3-3-------|-----2---3---3-------|-----------------------|
|-----0---------------|---------------------|-0-3---------5---3-----|

|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------5-|-5-5--------------------|
|-2^-3-5-5^-6^-6^-5-3-3-3-|-3-3-5-5-6^-5/5/3/3-0-0-|

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|-3-3-5-5-6^-6^-5-3-0-x--|

| E/D                     | D                        |
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|
|-------0-----0-----0-----|-0-----0-----0-----0------|
|---0---------------------|-0------------------------|

| E/D                      | D                 |
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-|---2-------2---2---|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-|---3-------3---3---|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-|---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---0-0-----0-0-|
|-0-0---0-----0-----0----0-|-0-----------------|

[CHORUS]
| D               | Cadd9  G/B     | Dsus2           |               |
|---2-----2-----0-|---0------0-----|-------------0/0-|-0-------------|
|-----3-----3-----|-----3----3-3---|-3-----------3/3-|-3-------3-3---|
|-------2-----2---|------------0---|-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-|
|-----------------|-3------2-------|-0---------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-------------3^-|-0---------------|---------------|
|[horn arr for guitar]                               |
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-7---------------|-8------3-------|-3---------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|

     | D   (sus2)Cadd9   G/B   |Dsus2     |            |
It's a boy, Mrs. Walker, it's a boy.
     |--2---0--0|--------------|--0--0--0-|---0--0-----|
     |---3---3--|-----3-----3--|---3--3---|----3--3----|
     |----2---2-|---0--0--0----|----2--2--|-----2--2---|
     |-0--------|--------------|0---------|-0-------0--|
     |----------|3-------2-----|----------|------------|
     |----------|------------3^|----------|------------|

      |D   (sus2)Cadd9   G/B   |Dsus2     |            |
It's a boy, Mrs. Walker, it's a boy.
 |G      |Em7    |A5
A son.  A son.  A son.

            
            
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theductor08 10 Jan 22, 2011 12:30 PM

Thank you for the very understandable way you tabbed this song. I worked on it for years and never got it right. Now I play along with the record. I get a lot of pleasure out of doing the acoustic "It's A Boy" section.

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