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Baba O’Riley – guitar tab

Baba O'Riley | guitar tab
By the Who
>From Who's Next, 1971
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1971 Fabulous Music 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

original transcription by:
Kevin Cherry 
lancelot@pipeline.com 
00cherry@cua.edu 

==============                                                        
revised by        rev1 1998-04-09          Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com     rev2 2004-12-01          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
==============                                                        

Electric (gtrs 1&2): Capo on 1
F         133(5)(1)(1)
C         x355xx
Bb        x133xx
Eb        xx134(3)
F (outro) x 8 10 10 x x
Csus4     8 10 10 (10) x x

Acoustic (gtr 3): Capo on 3
F         xx3565
Fsus4     xx3566
C7sus4    xx5566

Note: Original is slightly fast - decrease speed approx. 2% to match pitch and speed.

[synth intro; see Kevin's original transcription for hints on copying
the synth pattern: http://www.thewho.net/whotabs/babaoriley-synth.txt]

[Piano and bass; guitar tacit]
||:F  C |Bb   :||

|F             C    |Bb        |
   Out here in the fields
|F             C    |Bb        |
   I fight for my meals
|F         C     |Bb        |F      C  |Bb      |
   I get my back into my living

I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven
Yeah, yeah....

[guitar 1 in]

|F      C  |Bb     |F     C  |Bb      |F        C  |Bb      |
|----------|-------|---------|--------|------------|--------|
|----------|-------|---------|--------|------------|--------|
|-------5--|3------|------5--|3-------|---------5--|3-------|
|-------5--|3------|----5-5--|3-------|---------5--|3-------|
|3------3--|1------|3---3-3--|1-------|3------3----|1-------|
|1---------|-------|1--------|--------|1-----------|--------|

|F      C  |Bb     |F         C  |Bb      |C     |C     |C     |      |
|----------|-------|-------------|--------|------|------|------|------|
|----------|-------|-------------|--------|------|------|------|------|
|-----5-5--|3------|----------5--|3-------|5-----|5-----|5-----|------|
|3----5-5--|3------|----------5--|3-------|5-----|5-----|5-----|------|
|3----3-3--|1------|3--(3x)---3--|1-------|3-----|3-----|3-----|------|
|1---------|-------|1------------|--------|------|------|3-----|------|

Don't cry 
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

|F             C     |Bb            |
   Sally, take my hand               
|--------------------|--------------|
|--------------------|--------------|
|--------------5-----|3-------------|
|--------------5-----|3-------------|
|3-------------3-----|1-------------|
|1-------------------|--------------|

|F            C      |Bb            |
   We'll travel south 'cross land    
|--------------------|--------------|
|--------------------|--------------|
|--------------5-----|3-------------|
|--------------5-----|3-------------|
|--------------3-----|1-------------|
|1-------------------|--------------|

|F               C   |Bb                     |F   C  |Bb         |
 Put out the fire and don't look past my shoulder                 
|--------------------|-----------------------|-------|-----------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|----5^-|-----------|
|----------------5---|3----------------------|----5^-|3----------|
|----------------5---|3----------------------|----5^-|3-----x/x/x|
|3---------------3---|1----------------------|3---3--|1-----x/x/x|
|1-------------------|-----------------------|1------|------1/1/1|

|F             C     |Bb            |
   The exodus is here                
|--------------------|--------------|
|--------------------|--------------|
|--------------5-----|3-------------|
|------------5-5-----|3-------------|
|3-----------3-------|1-------------|
|1-------------------|--------------|

|F               C      Bb            |
   The happy ones are near             
|----------------------|--------------|
|----------------------|--------------|
|--------------5-5-----|3-------------|
|--------------5-5-----|3-------------|
|3---------------3-----|1-------------|
|1---------------------|--------------|

|F               C   |Bb               |F           C     |Bb        |
 Let's get together before we get much older                          
|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|----------|
|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|----------|
|------------5/5/5^--|3----------------|------------5-----|3---------|
|------------5/5/5^--|3----------------|------------5-----|3---------|
|3-----------3/3/3---|1----------------|3---------3-3-----|1---------|
|1-------------------|-----------------|1-----------------|----------|

[solo]
[gtr 2]
|F           C  |Bb                   Eb |
|13~----13------|---------------13-15-13-|
|---------13-13h|15--15-15---------------|
|---------------|------------------------|
|---------------|------------------------|
|---------------|------------------------|
|---------------|------------------------|
|[gtr 1]                                 |
|---------------|------------------------|
|---------------|------------------------|
|---------------|------------------------|
|---------------|------------------------|
|3--------------|------------------------|
|1?-------------|------------------------|


|F                  C      |Bb                       |
                                             Teenage  
|15^-13-13-----------------|-------------------------|
|----------15-13--15-13-15-|13-----------------------|
|--------------------------|------15^15^15^15^15^15^-|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|                                                    |
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|


|F        C  |Bb                  C  |F             C  |Bb       C    |
 wasteland          It's only teenage wasteland              Teenage   
|------------|-----------------------|-----------------|--------------|
|------x-----|x------x---------------|-----------------|--------------|
|15^\---15^--|---15^---15^-15^-15-14-|14h15~-14--------|--------------|
|------------|-----------------------|---------15------|----------8h10|
|------------|-----------------------|------------13h15|13------------|
|------------|-----------------------|-----------------|--------8-----|
|                                                                     |
|------------|-----------------------|-----------------|--------------|
|------------|-----------------------|-----------------|--------------|
|---------5--|3--------3----------5--|-------------5---|3-----x---5---|
|---------5--|3-----x--3----------5--|-------------5---|3--x--x---5---|
|3--xxx---3--|1-----x----------------|3---x-3------3---|1--x-1--------|
|1--xxx-1----|-----------------1-----|1---x-1-1--1-----|--------1-----|


|F           C    |Bb        C  |F           C|Bb               |
 wasteland, oh hey       teenage wasteland          They're all  
|-----------------|--(1)--1-----|-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------1-1---|-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------|-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------|-------------|-----------------|
|8--6-6-8-8-------|-------------|-----------3-|1----------------|
|------------8----|6------------|---------1---|-----------------|
|                                                               |
|-----------------|-------------|-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------|-------------|-------1---------|
|------------5----|3---------5--|----------5--|3------x-----5^--|
|------x-----5----|3--x------5--|3-----x---5--|3---x--x---3-5^--|
|3-----x--3--3----|1--x-x-------|3-----x-3-3--|1---x-1--3-1-3---|
|1--x-1-----------|-----x--1----|1--x-1-------|-----------------|


[slowed tempo]
|C       C       |Bb    Bb     |
 Wasted!                        
|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|-------------|
|5-------5-------|3-----3------|
|5-------5-------|3-----3------|
|3-------3-------|1-----1------|
|----------------|-------------|

|C                                |Bb                               |
|12--13--15--12--13--15--12-13-15-|12--13--15--12--13--15--12-13-15-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|                                                                   |
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|5--------------------------------|3--------------------------------|
|5--------------------------------|3--------------------------------|
|3--------------------------------|1--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|F                                |Eb                               |
|12--13--15--12--13--15--12-13-15-|11--13--15--11--13--15--11-13-15-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|                                                                   |
|1--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|1--------------------------------|4--------------------------------|
|5--------------------------------|3--------------------------------|
|3--------------------------------|1--------------------------------|
|3--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|1--------------------------------|---------------------------------|


|C                                               |
|12-13-12-13-12-13-12-13-12-13-12-13-12-13-12----|
|---------------------------------------------13-|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|                                                |
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|5-----------------------------------------------|
|5-----------------------------------------------|
|3-----------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|


|Bb                                              |
|12-13-12-13-12-13-12-13-12-13-12-13-15-12-13-13-|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|                                                |
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|3-----------------------------------------------|
|3-----------------------------------------------|
|1-----------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|F                                               |
|15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|                                                |
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|3-----------------------------------------------|
|3-----------------------------------------------|
|1-----------------------------------------------|

|Eb                                              |
|11-13-11-13-11-13-11-13-11-13-11-13-11-13-11-13-|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|                                                |
|------------------------------------------------|
|4-----------------------------------------------|
|3-----------------------------------------------|
|1-----------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|

[violin solo; guitars and drums return and repeat until end]
|F                       |F                       |
|11^---------------------|------------------------|
|----13~-----------------|------------------------|
|----------------15^-15^-|15^--^15================|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|                                                 |
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|3-----------------------|3-----------------------|
|3-----------------------|3-----------------------|
|1-----------------------|1-----------------------|

                                         [double time]
|Eb                      |               |            |
|------------------------|---------------|------------|
|------------------------|---------------|------------|
|\-------14--------------|---------------|------------|
|----------15-13-------12|---------------|--------3x--|
|------------------------|-13-12---------|------------|
|------------------------|------13-11-10-|--8-\1------|

                                                 [bass fade in]
|--------|---------|---------|---------|----|----|----|----|
|--------|---------|---------|---------|----|----|----|----|
|--------|---------|---------|---------|----|----|----|----|
|--------|---------|---------|1h3------|----|----|----|----|
|--------|1h3~~~---|---------|---------|----|----|----|----|
|--------|---------|---------|---------|----|----|----|----|
                                                 |         |
                                                 |----|----|
                                                 |-3-3|-3-3|
                                                 |3-3-|3-3-|
                                                 |----|----|

|   |    |    |    |


        [electric fade in, with variations...]
                                            x12
       ||:C   F   C   F   |C   F   C   F   :||
-------||-----------------|-----------------||
-------||-----------------|-----------------||
-------||.----10------10--|----10------10--.||
-------||.10--10--10--10--|10--10--10--10--.||
-------||-10--8---10--8---|10--8---10--8----||
-------||-8-------8-------|8-------8--------||
       ||[gtr 3 (acoustic)]                 ||
   F   || Fsus4 F Fsus4 F | Fsus4 F Fsus4 F ||
---5-5-||-6-6-5-5-6-6-5-5-|-6-6-5-5-6-6-5-5-||
---6-6-||.6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6.||
---5-5-||.5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5.||
---3-3-||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||
-------||-----------------|-----------------||
-------||-----------------|-----------------||

[end; speed up tempo]

            x5
||:C F C F :||

[finale]

|C7sus4          |                |                |            F   ||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|10--10--10--10--|10--10--10--10--|10--10--10--10--|10--10--10--10--||
|10--10--10--10--|10--10--10--10--|10--10--10--10--|10--10--10--10--||
|10--10--10--10--|10--10--10--10--|10--10--10--10--|10--10--10--8---||
|8---8---8---8---|8---8---8---8---|8---8---8---8---|8---8---8-------||
|[gtr 3 (acoustic)]                                |                ||
|C7sus4          |                |                |            F   ||
|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|6-6-6-6-6-6-5---||
|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---||
|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---||
|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-3---||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||




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