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Drowned (Live) – guitar tab

Drowned (Live) | guitar tab
By The Who 
>Originally from Quadrophenia, 1973
>Adapted from Who and solo stage versions
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1973 Fabulous Music Ltd. 

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com        2002-01-27            www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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Live versions of Drowned vary from the rhythm guitar portion of the studio 
version in that the live intro and verse patterns follow the "outro" pattern 
throughout. 

Capo on 5th 
Note: recent acoustic-only versions are capo on 3rd; adjust voicings to 
key of Bb accordingly.

C            (8)x5558      C/6E          x75585
F             xx7568       Gsus4/F       x85566
C7(no3rd)     xx8588       D             x57775 and x577 10 10 
Gsus2         xx5785       G/D           x59785
Gsus2/F       x85785       D7            x5 10 7 10 5
A             5779(5)(5)   D/A           5577(7)(5)
G             xx5 12 12 10 F/G           xx5 10 10 8
Em/G          xx5987       F/Gii         xx5568
Csus4         8x7568


[intro; verse pattern]
||:  C7(no3) F/C   | C       F/C   :||
||-----8-------8---|---8-------8----||
||----8-8-----6-6--|--5-5-----6-6---||
||.------5-------5-|-----5-------5-.||
||.7/8-----5h7-----|-5-----5h7-----.||
||-----------------|----------------||
||-----------------|----------------||

         |C7(no3)  F/C     |C         F/C
There are men high up there fishing
Haven't seen quite enough of the world
Ooh, I ain't seen a sign of my hero
                             |C      Csus4  C   |
And I'm still diving down for pearls

|G           F/G     |Em/G  F/Gii|C          F          |C7no3  F     |
 Let me flow into the ocean,      Let me get back to the sea           
|10--10------8--8----|7-7---8-8--|-----8-----------8----|---8-----8---|
|12--12------10-10---|8-8---6-6--|---5--5----h6--6---6--|--8-5---6-6--|
|12--12------10-10---|9-9---5-5--|--------5-----------5-|-----5-----5-|
|5---5-------5--5----|5-5---5-5--|-5---------h7---------|/8-----7-----|
|--------------------|-----------|----------------------|-------------|
|--------------------|-----------|(8)-------------------|-------------|

|G         F/G       |Em/G      F/Gii        |
 Let me be stormy and let me be calm, Let the 
|10--10----8---8-----|7---7-----8----8-------|
|12--12----10--10----|8---8-----6----6-------|
|12--12----10--10----|9---9-----5----5-------|
|5---5-----5---5-----|5---5-----5----5-------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|

|C           |F       |C7(no3) |F      ||
 Tide in rush over me
|8-----------|8-------|8-------|8------||
|5-----------|6-------|8-------|6------||
|5-----------|5-------|5-------|5------||
|5-----------|7-------|8-------|7------||
|------------|--------|--------|-------||
|8-----------|--------|--------|-------||

[repeat intro]

I'm flowing under bridges
Then flying through the sky
I'm traveling down cold metal
Just a tear in a baby's eye

Let me flow into the ocean
Let me get back to the sea
Let me be stormy and let me be calm
Let the tide, rush over me

[bridge]
|Gsus2       |Gsus2/F      |C6/E             |Gsus2/F             |
 I am not the actor,        this can't be the scene            But 
|[piano]
|-5---5------|--5---5------|--5---5----------|---5---5h75---5-----|
|--8---8--8--|---8---8--8--|---8----8--8-----|----8-------8-------|
|---6---6----|----6---6----|----5----5-------|-----6--------------|
|5-----------|-------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|------------|8------------|7----------------|8-------------------|
|------------|-------------|-----------------|--------------------|

|Gsus2          |Gsus2/F       |C6/E        |Gsus4/F         |               |
 I am in the water           as far as I can see                              
|-5----5--------|--5---5-------|--5---5-----|----------------|---------------|
|--8----8--8----|---8---8--8---|---8----8--8|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
|---6----6------|----6---6-----|----5----5--|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
|5--------------|--------------|------------|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|---------------|8-------------|7-----------|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
|---------------|--------------|------------|----------------|---------------|

[break rhythm pattern; with solo]
||:D      G/D      |D7         G/D             :||
||-10-10----5---5--|5----5------5---5-----------||
||-10-10--x-8-x-8-x|10---10-----8-x-8-----10/10-||
||.7--7---x-7-x-7-x|7----7------7-x-7------7/7-.||
||.7--7---x-9-x-9-x|10---10-----9-x-9------7/7-.||
||-5--5-----5---5--|5----5------5---5------5/5--||
||-----------------|----------------------------||

[riff]                        
||:A                    A| A      D/A  :||x6
||-----------------------|--------------||
||-----------------------|--------------||
||---------7-5h6p5h6p5*-7|-7-5----------||
||-7-7-5-7-7-5----------7|-7-5----5-7---||
||-7-7-5-7---------------|-----9--5-7---||
||-----------------------|--------------||
              [*trill] 

[repeat intro]

I'm remembering distant memories
Recalling other names
Rippling over canyons
And boiling in the train

Let me flow into the ocean
Let me get back to the sea
Let me be stormy and let me be calm
Let the tide in, rush over me

[repeat intro, main rhythm for outro]


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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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