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English Boy (live) – guitar tab

English Boy (live) | guitar tab
By Pete Townshend
>From Psychoderelict, 1993
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1993 Towser Tunes Inc./Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

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#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. #
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Tab by §tløpez (stlopez@webtv.net)

2002-03-21               Whotabs                www.thewho.net/whotabs/
   
   
   This version may not be as sonically correct as Litgo's version, but
it works well if playing the song live. (I often play this song at open
mic nights and would see the owner of the guitar I was borrowing
scowling as I detuned his guitar). This version is also reccommended for
thise who have floatng tremolo systems and cannot easily detune.
   
   
Capo on 1st fret
F 133511
Bb 113331
C 135551
Eb 111343
Bsus4 11334×
Bbsus2 113311
Fmaj 133211
Ab 41144
Ab/G 31113
   
Rhy fig 1 (intro)
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|------8--6--8-------|
|--1-----------------|
   
Rhy fig 2 (verse)   
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|----------------5--5--------------6--6----|
|--1--1--4--4-----------1--1-4-4-----------|
   
   
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------4--4|
|--1--1--4--4--7--7--1--1--4--4------------|
   
Rhy fig 3-->F  Bb  C
Break fig 1-->Fmaj  Eb  Bb  Eb
Bridge fig 1-->Bbsus4  Bb  Bbsus2  Bb  Ab  Ab/G  Ab  C
   
Intro rhy fig 1
      
   
(w/rhy fig 3)
I'm an English boy
I was brought up right
Hold me down
And I will bite
I know no fear
I serve with joy
I'm proud to be here
An English boy
   
   
(w/rhy fig 2)
I feel like a stray dog
Blurred like a movie
You say you've come to arrest me
But you're just trying to test me
I'm bored with your prejudice
Spreading like a fever
Your promises to train me
Are just attempts to restrain me
   
(w rhy fig 3)
I am an English boy
Precisely made
You can pin me down
I am not afraid
I show no fear
I will serve with joy
Proud to be here
An English boy
   
   
(w/rhy fig 2)
Use me like a headline
Cut pieces to pieces
I'm black on the tube line
Red on the touch-line
Freezing up the future
Stopping every stop-watch
You say we're moving like an oil slick
Thicker than a house brick
   
   
(w/ break fig 1)
I'm an English boy
I was brought up right
If you raise your dress
Then I will bite
My voice is clear
I got perfect poise
Good to be down here
With all the English boys
   
   
(w/break fig 3)
And I don't know where I am now
Or where I'm gonna go
I keep going round and round on the circle line
Like some demented kind of commuter
Trying to avoid paying for my ticket
I'm a lost soul
I read about myself in the newspapers
I'm a pig
I'm a thug
I've got nowhere to go but down
      
   
Rhy fig 1
   
   
(w/rhy fig 2)
Feel like I'm kicking at a dead man
Kicking in the chorus
I'm broken by hatred
While politicians just ignore us
You never gave me any value
You didn't give me any reason
There's no tools, and no toys
For any English boy
   
   
(w/rhy fig 3)
I'm an English boy
I was brought up right
Hold me down
And I will bite
Know no fear
I will serve with joy
Proud to be here
An English boy, yeah!
   
   
(w/rhy break fig 1)
I'm an English boy, yeah!
I'm an English boy
I'm an English boy
No tools, no toys for any English boys
English boy
English boy
F
 
#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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