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Commonwealth Boys – guitar crd

Commonwealth Boys | guitar crd
By Pete Townshend, 1984
>From Scoop 3, 2001
Written by Pete Townshend (c)2001 Eel Pie Publishing

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transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com          2001-12-23          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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A5      x02255
A       x022xx
D/A     x04230
A7      x05050
G       3x0033

[main pattern]
[acoustic]||:A5  D/A  |A7  D/A :||
[electric]||:A        |A5      :||
[bass]    ||:A   D    |E   A   :||

Don't ever call me a man
I'll decide for myself and tell you what I am
Don't want to be called a boy no more 
Cause boys fill the trenches in imperialist war

Don't ever call me a queen
Victorian values just ain't the scene
Don't want to be held responsible for you
To blame you for the future and the history, too

We are the Commonwealth boys
South African village and Jamaican toys
Born to create but trained to destroy
And I am a Commonwealth boy

Don't ask if I'm a respectable force
I'm a ineffectual intellectual, of course
You would not stand a really pretentious fool
I became aware in the care of a waitresses' school
Don't even call me a friend of the post
The foxholes have fallen in the cemetery's ghost
I've been slaving down on Charity farm
Living like a socialist with blood on my arm

We are the Commonwealth youths
From Tunder and Turnside were looking for jobs
Born to create but doomed to destroy
I am a Commonwealth boy

[break]
|D/A   |x4
|G     |x4

Hey, so don't ever call me a man
I'll decide for myself what I am
Don't want to be a boy no more 
Cause boys fill the trenches in imperialist war
Don't ever call me a queen
Victorian values just ain't my scene
Don't want to be responsible for you
We blame you for the future and your history, too

Don't ever call me a man
I'll decide what a boy I am 
I'm a boy, I'm a boy, don't tell any fairies 
I'm a boy, I'm a boy, but my mother wouldn't admit it

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litgo@aol.com

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#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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