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The Real Me bass

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                            The Real Me - The Who
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Tabbed By : OrianaBorealis
E-mail: oriana_borealis@yahoo.com

Note: I find that the other tabs of this song are inaccurate in places, so I hope my 
improves on these inaccuracies.  There are a few parts (marked with *s) that do work, but 
be missing some of subtle, fast notes that John plays; suggestions for these 
places are very welcome.

Tabbed by ear from the studio version of The Real Me; also, with the help of 
Youtube video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOXPbpzn9vo.

Tuning: Standard.


(Intro)
G|---17-------------17/20\---------15------17\---|
D|------15-h-17\-17--------15-h-17----h-17-------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

I went back to the doctor
G|---5/17\---|
D|-----------|
A|-----------|
E|-----------|

To get another shrink
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------1-3---|
A|---------------1-3-------|
E|---0-1-1-2-2-3-----------|

I sit and tell him 'bout my weekend
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------1/5---|
A|---------------1-3-------|
E|---0-1-1-2-2-3-----------|

But he never betrays what he thinks, woo!
G|---------------------8-10-10-8-12-10---------------------|
D|---------10-10-10-10-----------------13-h-10-------------|
A|---------------------------------------------h-13-h-10---|
E|---8-8-8-------------------------------------------------|

Can you see the real me, doctor?  Doctor?
G|---------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---3---3-3-3-3---3-6-5-3-3-3-3---3-6-5-3-3-3-------------------|
E|---------------3---------------3-------------------------------|

Can you see the real me, doctor?  Whoa!
G|----------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---| (fast triplets/16th notes)
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|---3---3-3-3-3---3-6-5-3-3-3------------------|
E|---------------3------------------------------|

(Verse feel)
G|------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------1/*13*\---|
A|---0-h-3/15-----------------1-3-----------|
E|------------------0-1-1-2-3---------------|

I went back to my mother
G|---15-17---------------15-------|
D|------------h-15-h-17-----15\---|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

I said, "I'm crazy, Ma, help me!"
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|---------------1-3(let note ring)---|
E|---0-1-1-2-2-3----------------------|

She said, "I know how it feels, son,
G|---------------------------|
D|---/10-10-10--10-10-10-\---| (fast triplets/16th notes)
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

'Cos it runs in the family."
G|-------------------------------------|
D|---------------1---------------------|
A|-----------1-3---3-------------1-2---|
E|---0-1-2-3---------0-1-1-2-2-3-------|

Can you see the real me, mama?
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---3---3-3-3-3---3-6-5-3---|
E|---------------3-----------|

Mama?
G|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5/17-17-17-17-17-17-17---|(fast triplets/16th notes)
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Can you see the real me, mama? Whoa, mama!
G|------17-----------15--------------------17-----------15---------------------------|
D|---15----h-15-h-17----15-h-17-h-15----------h-5-h-17-----17-16-15------------------|
A|-----------------------------------18-15--------------------------18-15-13-13-15---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Can you see, can you see the real me?
G|-----------------------------------------0-3-0-5-3-8-5-----------|
D|-------------------------------1---3---3---------------8-5-------|
A|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------1-3-3---3---3---------------------8-5---|
E|-----------------0-1-2-3-----------------------------------------|

Can you see the real me?
G|------------------------------------------------------0---3-0-8-5-----------|
D|--------------------------------------------1---1-3-1---3-------------------|
A|---3----------1-2-3-------1-2-3-------1-2-3---3-------------------------1---|
E|-----0-1-2-3--------1-2-3-------1-2-3-----------------------------1-2-3-----|

(Pre-verse)
G|-----------------------------------8-10-8/12-10-------------------------|
D|-----------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--------------13-10-------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------13-10-------------|
E|---8-8-8-8--------------------------------------------------13-6-6-8\---|

The cracks between the pavin' stones
G|----------------------15-h-17---------------|
D|------------------------------15-h-17-------|
A|--------------------------------------15\---|
E|--------------------------------------------|

Like rivers of flowin' veins
G|-------------------------17/20-20\17\---|
D|----------------------17----------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Strange people who know me, lookin' from behind every windowpane
G|---------------------------------15-17-15---------------------------|
D|-------------------------15-h-17---------17-16-15-------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------18-15-13-13-15\---|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

The girl I used to love
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------1-3----|
E|------------------0-1-1-2-2-3--------|

Lives in this yellow house
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------8-h-10-h-8------------------|
A|------------------------------10-9-8-----------|
E|-------------------------------------11-6/8\---|

And yesterday she passed me by, she doesn't wanna know me now
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------1-----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------1-3---/---|
E|-----------------------------------------------0-0-1-2-3-----------|

Can you see the real me, can ya?  Can ya?
G|-----------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---3---3-3-3-3---3-6-5-3-3-3-3---3-6-5-3-3-3-3-------------------|
E|---------------3---------------3---------------------------------|

Can you see the real me, can ya?  Whoa, yeah!
G|------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-8-10-8/12-10---------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------13-10---------------|
A|---3---3-3-3-3---3-6-5-3-3-3-3---3-6-5-3-------------------------------13-10---------|
E|---------------3---------------3---------------------------------------------13-10---|

(Pre-bridge)
G|----------------10----12-10-------------------|
D|-------10-13-10----10-------13-10-------------|
A|---13-----------------------------------1-3-1-|
E|----------------------------------1-2-3-------|

(Bridge)
G|--------------------*------------------*---|
D|--------------------*-0-h-2-3-p-0------*---|
A|---3-h-1-3-h-1-3-h-1*-----------------1*---|
E|--------------------*-------------1-3--*---|   X2

G|-------------------------*-0-3-0----------*---|
D|---------------------1-3-*-------3-1------*---|
A|---3-h-1-3-h-1-3-h-1-----*---------------1*---|
E|-------------------------*-----------1-3--*---|

I ended up with a preacher
G|--------------------*------------------*---|
D|--------------------*-0-h-2-3-p-0------*---|
A|---3-h-1-3-h-1-3-h-1*-----------------1*---|
E|--------------------*-------------1-3--*---| 

Full of lies and hate
G|---*-------------------------3-h-5-p-3-----*---|
D|---*-------------------1-3-5-----------h-5-*---|
A|---*-3-h-1-3-h-1-3-h-1---------------------*---|
E|---*---------------------------------------*---|

I seemed to scare him a little
G|--------------------*------------------*---|
D|--------------------*-0-h-2-3-p-0------*---|
A|---3-h-1-3-h-1-3-h-1*-----------------1*---|
E|--------------------*-------------1-3--*---| 

So he showed me to the golden gate
G|----------------------------|
D|--------------------1-------|
A|---3------------1-3---3-0---|
E|------0-1-2-3---------------|

Can you see the real me, preacher?  Preacher?
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|------/6-h-5-3-3-3-3---3-6-h-5-3-3-3-3---|
E|-----3---------------3-------------------|

Can you see the real me, preacher?
G|---5(fast triplets/16th notes)---|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|


G|---5/17(fast triplets/16th notes)-12-15-12------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------15-13------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------15-13-15---------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------13-15---|

Can you see, can you see?  Whoa!
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------13----15-13-17-15-13-17-17-15-13----------------------10---------|
A|---13-15----15----------------------------15-13----------10-13----13-10---|
E|------------------------------------------------15-13-10------------------|

Can you see the real me, doctor?
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
E|---------------------------------------| (approximation)

Can you see the real me, mama?
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3(let ring)---|
E|---------------------------------|


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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R8:31b 1,731 Aug 13, 2009 01:24 PM

i applaud you for improving on my tab, but as in mine, yours too has places of inaccuracies...

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OrianaBorealis 90 Aug 13, 2009 01:27 PM

You're right, I know there are some places that definitely aren't perfect. But thank you!

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thewhoisawesome 80 Jan 22, 2010 02:00 PM

arnt u missing a huge part in between the intro and "I went back to the doctor"?

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