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Eminence Front – guitar tab

Eminence Front | guitar tab
By The Who
>From It's Hard, 1982
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1982 Towser Tunes Inc./Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

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transcribed by         1996-11-20          Whotabs                                 
litgo@aol.com     rev1 2000-08-14          www.thewho.net/whotabs                  
==============    rev2 2009-06-20                                                  

[optional voicings]
Dbmaj7    x43111 and xx6564       [stage versions: 9tx10 10 98]
C7sus4    x35566
Fm        1(t)x3xxx
Fm        x x 10 10 13 13 (for final chorus)

Note: Original is played on a B-Bender (bends B string up whole tone). 
This transcription arranged for standard guitar.

[Keyboard intro; guitar noodles in loose time]
|----------|----|----------------|-----|------------------------------|----|
|----------|----|----------------|-----|------------------------------|----|
|0h1p0h1h3-|----|-0h1p0h1p0h1h3-1|/5\3-|--0h1p0h1p0h10h1h3-/5--/7--/8-|----|
|----------|----|----------------|-----|------------------------------|-15\|
|----------|----|----------------|-----|------------------------------|----|
|----------|----|----------------|-----|------------------------------|----|

[Main riff; with variations]
||:Fm                |                  |Dbmaj7             |                   :||
||-------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------||
||--------------x-x--|-------------x-x--|--------------x-x--|--------------x-x---||
||.-------------x-x--|-------------x-x--|--------------x-x--|--------------x-x--.||
||.3--1h3-3-x-x-x-x-x|3--1h3-3-x-x-x-x-x|3-1h3-x-3-x-x-x-x-x|3-1h3-1-3-x-x-x-x-x.||
||----------x-x-----x|---------x-x-----x|----------x-x-----x|----------x-x-----x-||
||-----------(1)----1|----------(1)----1|-----------(1)----1|-----------(1)----1-||

   |Fm           |                  |
---|-------------|------------------|
-4-|4h6-------6\4|4/6-6-----4-1-----|
---|-------------|-------------1----|
---|-------------|--------------3-1-|
---|-------------|------------------|
---|-------------|------------------|

|Dbmaj7               |                                    |
|---------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------1--------|--------1p0--------1p0----------1p0-|
|3-1---3p1h3---3-1---3|~~----------3p1p0------3p1p0--------|
|----3------------3-1-|------3-----------3----------3------|
|---------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------------------|

|Fm                  |                   |Dbmaj7           |                        |
|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------------|
|------4-3-----------|-------------------|-----------------|-------13------\--------|
|1~--1-----1-3p1-----|-------------------|--------1---3^\p1|--13/15--15----\--------|
|--3-3--3-3-3----3-1-|-------------------|-1h3-1h3--3------|-----------13--\--------|
|-------------------3|1-3-1--------------|3----------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|-----4p1----1/(8)\-|-----------------|------------------------|

|Fm                       |                                        |Dbmaj7             |
|----13--------16-13------|----------------------------------------|-------------------|
|--16^--16\-^--------16-13|--------13-13-----13-16-16---16----16-16|/18*/18*-----------|
|-------------------------|-15p13------------13----13---13----13-13|-13--13----13---15^|
|-------------------------|------15-----15-13--------13---13-------|-------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|-------------------|
                                                                  (*h/o, if no b-bender)

|                                            |
|---13---------------------------------------|
|-13--16-13-------------13-------------------|
|-----------15-13----------15-13-------------|
|-----------------15-13-------------13-14-15-|
|--------------------------------15----------|
|--------------------------------------------|

|Fm                 |                            |Dbmaj7                         |
|-------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|13----15---13--15--|13--15--13-15/17-17\15-15---|13---11h12p11--11-------------1|
|13-15-15---13--15--|13--15--13-13----13-------13|--13---------13---13---------1-|
|---15---13-------15|--x---13--------------------|---------------------13\----4--|
|-------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------------|

|                             |
|1--4\3-(1)-------------------|
|-------(1)-4-1---------------|
|---------------3-1-----1-----|
|-------------------3-1---3-1-|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|

[verse; follows main pattern]
   |Fm                  |                    |Dbmaj7             |                   |
The sun shines,                     people forget                                     
   |--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
   |---------------x-x--|--------------x-x---|-------------x-x---|-------------x-x---|
   |---------------x-x--|--------------x-x---|-------------x-x---|-------------x-x---|
   |3--1h3-3-------x-x-x|3--1h3-3--x-x-x-x-x-|3--1h3-3-x-x-x-x-x-|3--1h3-3-x-x-x-x-x-|
   |-------------------x|----------x-x-----x-|---------x-x-----x-|---------x-x-----x-|
   |------------(1)----1|-----------(1)----1-|----------(1)----1-|----------(1)----1-|

   |Fm                |                                |Dbmaj7             |
The spray flies as the speed boat glides, and people forget, forget they're 

|                 |
 hiding            
|-----------------|
|---------4/6-\4--|
|-----------------|
|3-1h3-3----------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

The girls smile, but people forget
The snow packs as the skier tracks, people forget, forget they're hiding   
                                                                 ----------
                                                                 ------13\-
                                                                 ------13\-
                                                                 ------13\-
                                                                 ----------
                                                                 ----------

[chorus; follows verse pattern; *for stage versions, Dbmaj7: 9tx10 10 98]
 
|Fm                                 |                              |
   Behind an eminence front,         Eminence front, it's a put on  
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------x-x---|----------------------x-x-----|
|-----------------------------x-x-x-|----------------------x-x-x---|
|3------1h3-----------3---x-x-x-x-x-|3--1h3-1--3-------x-x-x-x-x---|
|-------------------------x-x-----x-|------------------x-x-----x---|
|1-------------------------(1)----1-|-------------------(1)----1---|

|Dbmaj7*              |                   |
|---------------------|---------------3-1-|
|----------------x-x--|---------------3-1-|
|----------------x-x--|---------x-----3-1-|
|3--1h3-3----x-x-x-x-x|3--1h3-3-x-x-3---1-|
|------------x-x-----x|-----------x-------|
|-------------(1)----1|-----------1-------|

|Fm                       |                                      |
   It's an eminence front, it's an eminence front, it's a put on  
|-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|---------------------x---|----------------------x-x-------------|
|---------------------x-x-|----------------------x-x-x-----------|
|3-----1h3--3---x-x---x-x-|3--1h3----3-------x-x-x-x-x-----------|
|---------------x-x-----x-|------------------x-x-----x-----------|
|----------------(1)----1-|-------------------(1)----1-----------|

|Dbmaj7                |                       |
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------x-x---|------------------1-4-/|
|----------------x-x---|--------1---3-1--------|
|3--1h3-3----x-x-x-x-x-|3---1--3-3-1---3-------|
|------------x-x-----x-|-----------------------|
|-------------(1)----1-|-----------------------|

|Fm                                 |                              |
  It's an eminence front,             eminence front, it's a put on 
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------|
|6-6--------------------------x-x---|----------------------x-x-----|
|-----------------------------x-x-x-|----------------------x-x-x---|
|---------3--1--1--3------3-x-x-x-x-|3--1h3----3-------x-x-x-x-x---|
|-------------------------x-x-----x-|------------------x-x-----x---|
|--------------------------(1)----1-|-------------------(1)----1---|

|Dbmaj7                 |                       |
  Eminence front                                 
|-----------------------|------8-----8-----8----|
|-----------------x-x-x-|--9/11--9/11--9/11--9\-|
|-------------x---x-x-x-|-----------------------|
|3-1-3-3------x-x-x-x-x-|-----------------------|
|---------------x-------|-----------------------|
|----x------------------|-----------------------|

|Fm                              |                                       |
   It's an eminence front,        it's an eminence front, it's a put on   
|---------x----------------------|---------------------------------------|
|1-----1--x----------------x-x---|-------------------------------x-x-----|
|------x--x---x------------x-x-3-|-------------------------------x-x-x---|
|-----------x-x-x------x-x-x-x-3-|3--1h3----x----------------x-x-x-x-x---|
|-----------x---x------x-x-----x-|---------------------------x-x-----x---|
|----------(1)-(1)------(1)----1-|----------------------------(1)----1---|

It's a put on, it's a put on, it's a put on,               
      |-----------------------|---------------------------|
      |-----------------x-x-x-|---------------------------|
      |-------------x---x-x-x-|---------------------------|
      |3-1-3-3------x-x-x-x-x-|3-1-3--x-x-x--3-1----------|
      |---------------x-------|------------------3-1-0-4/-|
      |---------------------1-|------------------------4/-|

[bridge]
|Ab  Eb   Eb  Bb  |Ab  Eb  Bb Bb F     |
|-----------------|--------------------|
|13--11---11--11--|13--11--11-11-10\---|
|13--12---12--10--|13--12--10-10-10\---|
|13--13---13--12--|13--13--12-12-10\---|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|

[bridge; basic pattern with variations]
|Fm                     |              |Dbmaj7      |                       |
 Come and   join the   party dress to kill                    (Won't you...) 
|-----------------------|--------------|------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------|------------|-----------------------|
|10---10--x-10--x10-xxxx|10-10-10x10x10|10-10-x10x10|10-10-10-10-10---------|
|---------x-----x---xxxx|--------x--x--|------x--x--|-----------------------|
|8----8---x-8---x8--xxxx|8--8--8-x8-x8-|8--8--x8-x8-|8--8--8--8--8----------|
|-----------------------|--------------|-----0---0--|-----------------------|

         |Fm               |              |Dbmaj7     |         |
Won't you come and join the party dress to kill          Dress to
         |       %         |      %       |     %     |    %    |

                                                   [2/4]                        
|C7sus4      |            |                        |                           |
 kill                                                                           
|------------|------------|--------15----12--------|11-------------------------|
|------------|------------|-----17^---14^-----11-13|-13p11--11-13--------------|
|5--------5--|5----5-x-5--|5----------------12-----|------12------8------------|
|------------|------------|------------------------|---------------10-8\-------|
|3--------3--|3----3-x-3--|3-/---------------------|---------------------0-1p0-|
|------------|------------|------------------------|---------------------------|

[repeat verse]
The drinks flow, people forget

    |Fm                            |                        |
That big wheel spins,           the hair thins               
    |------------------------------|------------------------|
    |----------------------x-x-----|------------------x-x---|
    |----------------------x-x-----|------------------x-x-x-|
    |3--1h3----3-------x-x-x-x-----|---3-1-3-1-3--x-x-x-x-x-|
    |------------------x-x---------|--------------x-x-----x-|
    |-------------------(1)----1---|---------------(1)----1-|


         |Dbmaj7                  |                     |Fm  
People forget,     forget they're hiding                     
         |------------------------|---------------------|----
         |------------------------|---------------------|----
         |------------------------|---------------------|----
         |------------%-----------|3-1h3-3--------------|----
         |------------------------|---------------------|----
         |------------------------|----------4^4^\4~----|1---

The news slows, people forget
The shares crash, and hopes are dashed 

         |Dbmaj7                  |                     |
People forget,     forget they're hiding                 
         |------------------------|---------16-16-16\---|
         |------------------------|---------18-18-18\---|
         |------------------------|---------17-17-17\---|
         |------------%-----------|3-1h3-3--------------|
         |------------------------|---------------------|
         |------------------------|---------------------|


[repeat chorus]
Behind an eminence front, an eminence front, it's a put on
It's just an eminence front, an eminence front, it's a put on
                    --------------
                    ------17--13\-
                    ------17--13\-
                    ------17--13\-
                    --------------
                    /17-17--------

|Dbmaj7            |           |
|------------------|-----------|
|---------------6\4|-/6\4-/6\4-|
|----------------(5)---(5)--(5)|
|3-1h3-3-----------|-----------|
|------------------|-----------|
|------------------|-----------|

An eminence front, an eminence front, it's a put on
Eminence front, it's an eminence front, it's a put on,

      |Dbmaj7                      |                 |
       It's a put on, it's a put on, it's a put on    
      |----------------------------|-----------------|
      |--------------------------13|-13-13-13---13\--|
      |--------------------------15|-15-15-15---15\--|
      |--3---1h3---3---------------|-----------------|
      |----------------------------|-----------------|
      |----------------------------|-----------------|

|Fm                 |                |Dbmaj7           |               |
 Come and join the  party, dress to, Come and join the party, dress to  
|13-13-13-13--13-xx-|----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-------------13-xx-|----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|10-10-10-10--10-xx-|------%---------|-------%---------|-------%-------|
|x---------------xx-|----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|---------------|

|Fm              |                |Dbmaj7          |                   |
 Come on join the party, dress to, Come on join the party, dress to     
|    %           |        %       |         %      |        %          |
                                                   |13-13-13-13--13-13\|
                                                   |-------------13----|
                                                   |10-10-10-10--10-10\|
                                                   |x------------------|
                                                   |-----x--x---x------|
                                                   |13---13-13-13---13\|


|C7sus4     |                      |                                        |
 kill                                                  Dress yourself to kill
|0----------|------12--------------|----------------------------------------|
|-----------|---13^----------11-13-|----------------------------------------|
|5-/--x-17\-|--------12----12--x--x|---------------13-----------0--8--10-\--|
|-----------|----------------------|13-----15/16\15------------5------------|
|3-/--x-15\-|----------------------|--15-13----------15-13\---3--/6-/8------|
|-----------|----------------------|-------------------------~--------------|

[2/4            ][4/4]
|               |Fm   
|---------------|3----
|---------------|3----
|--\8--8\5---3--|3----
|------------3--|3----
|--\6--6\3------|-----
|---------------|1----

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