Whotabs – The Definitive Online Tablature and Gear Resource for The Who since 1997

Return to Whotabs

Baby Don’t You Do It – guitar tab

Baby Don't You Do It | guitar tab
As performed by The Who
>Appears on Rarities Vol II; Odds & Sods remaster; Who's Next remaster
Written by Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Edward Holland, Jr. (c)1964 Stone Agate Music
Originally performed by Marvin Gaye, 1964

#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

==============                                                        
transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com          1999-04-12          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
==============                                                        

Note: Odds&Sods studio version: key of A
      Stage versions, including Rarities Vol II and Who's Next remaster:
      Key of C, capo on 3

Note2: Without identifying the definitive version, I will include the
       basic riffs and lyrics, as stage versions vary considerably.

Capo on 3

C     x355xx and x35588
F/C   x36453
Bb    6x33xx and 6x3366
Eb    x688xx
D     x577xx
Ab    466544


[drum intro]

C

Ahh, baby, don't you do it, don't do it, baby
Don't you break my heart
Please, don't do it, baby, don't you break my heart, 

               [main chorus pattern]
Ab      Bb     ||:C  (Bb)C  (Bb)|C  (Bb)C (Bb) Bb F :||
Please, don't you do it, baby
               || C  (Bb)C  (Bb)|C  (Bb)C (Bb) Bb F 
               ||---------------|--------------6--5--||
               ||---------------|--------------6--6--||
               ||.5--(3)-5--(3)-|5--(3)-5--(3)-3--5-.||
               ||.5--(3)-5--(3)-|5--(3)-5--(3)-3--3-.||
               ||-3------3------|3------3------------||
               ||-----6------6--|----6------6--------||

               ||:Eb    D  C |   C (Bb)  C  :||
               ||------------|---------------||
               ||------------|---------------||
[main break    ||.8-8-8/7--5-|---5--5-3--5--.||
 pattern       ||.8-8-8/7--5-|---5--5-3--5--.||
 variation 1]  ||-6-6-6/5--3-|---3-------3---||
               ||------------|------6--------||

[main verse pattern]
     ||:C    C           |C     F/C  F/C  |C            |C    F/C F/C:||
Yeah, I sacrifice to make laughter,   kept nothin' for myself
Now you wanna leave me for the love of someone else
I'm tryin' to do my best
Yeah, I'm tryin' to do my best
Don't you do it, don't do it, babe
Don't you break my heart
               ||:Eb      D  C |   C          :||
Please, don't you do it, babe
               ||--------------|---8------8----||
               ||--------------|---8------8----||
[main break    ||.8--8--8/7--5-|---5--5-3-5--3.||
 pattern       ||.8--8--8/7--5-|------5-3----3.||
 variation 2]  ||-6--6--6/5--3-|------3--------||
               ||--------------|---------------||

My biggest mistake was lovin' you too much, and lettin' you know
'Cause now you got me where you want me, and you gonna let me go

My pride is all gone, whether right or wrong
I need you, baby, I'm gonna keep on keepin' on

I'm tryin' to do my best
Yeah, I'm tryin' to do my best
Don't do it, baby
Don't you break my heart now

I go down to the river and there I'll be
I'm gonna jump right in, baby, if you don't see about me
I'm tryin' to do my best
Yeah, I'm tryin' to do my best
Don't do it, baby

Open up your eyes, can't you see I need you?
Open up your heart, can't you see I love you?
I can't go on without you, My life's no good without you
I can't go on without you, My life's no good without you

Yeah, don't you do it
Please, don't do it, baby
Don't you break my heart now

=============
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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Disclaimer

A note on the content here:

The files archived on this site are the respective transcriber’s own work and represent their interpretations of the songs. You may only use these files for private study, scholarship or research. more on use of files >>

Section navigation

Tablature Section

Site info Navigation

Whotabs is not affiliated with The Who, its record company or management.