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A Man In A Purple Dress – guitar tab

A Man In A Purple Dress | guitar tab
By The Who
>From Endless Wire, 2006
Written by Pete Townshend (c)2006 Eel Pie Publishing 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. #
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transcribed by         2007-01-15          Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com       v2 2007-03-13          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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Time signature correction by Yusof Becker <boy_named_goo89@yahoo.com>

Open G Tuning: D G D G B C


G(add4)  x0000(0)
C        x02010
D7add4   00403(0)
Cii      x05050
D7add4ii x07070
Dadd4ii  00777x


[Picking pattern approximate]
[6/8]
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|--0----1---|-1---------|--0----1---|-1---------|
|---0----0--|--0----0---|---0----0--|--0----0---|
|----0h2--0h|2--------0-|----0h2--0h|2--------0-|
|0----------|----0------|0----------|----0------|
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|

   
   |G        C     |C       G       |
How dare you wear a robe to preside

                                         |[3/8]     |[6/8]  |      |
   |G        C         |C       G        |C         D7add4    
How dare you cover your head to hide your face from God

How dare you smile from behind your beard
To hide the fact

                      |[3/8]          |[6/8]      |          |
 Your heart's a-feared, and waive your rod        
                ------|
                -<12>-|
                -<12>-|
                -<12>-|
                -<12>-|
                ------|

[chorus]
   |[6/8]
   |C        C     |C      G G    |
How dare you be the one to assess  
   |0------0-0----0|0--------0----|
   |1------0-1----0|1------0-0----|
   |0------0-0----0|0------0-0----|
   |2------0-2----0|2------0-0----|
   |0------0-0----0|0------0-0----|
   |---------------|--------------|

|C           C     |C     G       |
 Me, in this God-forsaken mess     

|              |[3/8] |[6/8]           |                |
|C     C       |C     |Dadd4ii         |C               |
You, a man in a purple dress         A  man in a purple dress
|0---0-0------0|0---0-|----------------|0---------------|
|1---0-1------0|1---0-|7---------------|1---------------|
|0---0-0------0|0---0-|7---------------|0---------------|
|2---0-2------0|2---0-|7---------------|2---------------|
|0---0-0------0|0-----|0---------------|0---------------|
|--------------|------|0---------------|----------------|

[repeat intro]

|G        D7add4    |C    |G     D7add4|C        |
 You are all the same      Gilded and absurd      
(0)------(0)--------|0----(0)----(0)---|0-----(0)|
|0--------3---------|1----|0------3----|1------0-|
|0--------0---------|0----|0------0----|0------0-|
|0--------4---------|2----|0------4----|2------0-|
|0--------0---------|0----|0------0----|0------0-|
|-------------------|-----|------------|---------|

Regal, fast to blame
Rulers by lost word

|C        D7add4 |Cii    D7add4|Gadd4      |      |     |     |
 Men above men or prats with your high hats                 You
|0---------0-----|0--------0---|0----------|------|-----|----0|
|1---------3-----|5--------7---|10---------|------|-----|----0|
|0---------0-----|0--------0---|0----------|------|-----|----0|
|2---------4-----|5--------7---|12---------|------|-----|----0|
|0---------0-----|0--------0---|0----------|------|-----|----0|
|----------------|-------------|-----------|------|-----|-----|

|C           C        |G             |
 priest, you mullah so high       (You)
|0-----------0--------|-------(0)-0--|
|1-------0---1--------|0------(1)-0--|
|0-------0---0--------|0------(0)-0--|
|2-------0---2--------|0------(2)-0--|
|0-------0---0--------|0------(0)-0--|
|---------------------|--------------|

You pope, you wise rabbi

        |C         |Dadd4ii|C               |G   
You're invisible to me, like vapour from the sea 
--------|0----0----|-------|~0--------------|
--------|1----1----|7------|~1--------------|
--------|0----0----|7------|~0--------------|
--------|2----2----|7------|~2--------------|
--------|0----0----|0------|----------------|
--------|----------|-------|----------------|

[repeat intro]

How dare ya, do you think I'll quietly go?
You are much braver than you know
For I can't die
Your staff, your stick, your special cap
They'll protect in hell, what crap
Believe the lie

How dare you be the one to assess
Me, in this God-forsaken mess
You, a man in a purple dress
A man in a purple dress

When you place your frown between my God and prayer
However grand your crown
Or dignified your hair
Men above men or prats in your high hats
You priest, you mullah so high
You pope, you wise rabbi
You're invisible to me, like vapour from the sea

I lovingly mock you noble lords
We all dress up to grant awards
I do that as well
I dare condemn your fashion sense
At least you're not astride a fence
That would not sell
But I will deliver this address
Your soul's condition don't impress
You, a man in a purple dress
A man in a purple dress




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litgo@aol.com

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