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Happy Jack – guitar tab

Happy Jack | guitar tab
By The Who, 1966
>Released as a single, 1966/Happy Jack, 1967
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1966 TRO-Essex Music, Inc.

#----------------------------------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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transcribed by     rev 2001-09-03                    Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com      rev 2003-07-14 (typo corrected)   www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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A7     x022xx
A      x0222x 
A5     x02255

G      3x543x
       t prm

G5     3x0033
       t   rp

 (intro pattern)
[2/4]
|----------|-----------|
|----------|-----------|
|--------0-|4----0-----|
|0---2-4---|--2----4-0-|
|----------|-----------|
|----------|-----------|

   D (main pattern; use palm mute)
||---------|---------||
||(3)------|(3)------||
||.2-------|-2------.||
||.0-4-4-4-|-0-4-4-4.||
||---5-5-5-|---5-5-5-||
||---------|---------||
|[bass]              ||
||---------|---------||
||.--------|--------.||
||.5-------|-5------.||
||-------5-|-------5-||

D
                 [3/4]             [2/4]
     |D          |D           A7   |D     |D    |D    |D   
Happy Jack wasn't old, but he was a man
               [3/4]               [2/4]
  |D           |D           A7     |D     |D      |
He lived in the sand at the Isle of Man

[repeat intro pattern; main pattern]
 
                  [3/4]                   [2/4]
   |D             |D              A7      |D       |D   |D   |D   
The kids would all sing, he would take the wrong key
                   [3/4]               [2/4]
       |D          |D             A7   |D        |D    
So they rode on his head on their furry donkey

||:D   |    |    |    :||x4
||-----|----|----|-----||
||-----|----|----|-----||
||.---2|---2|---2|---2.||
||.---0|---0|---0|---0.||
||-4/5-|4/5-|4/5-|4/5--||
||-----|----|----|-----||

   |G            | 
The kids couldn't hurt Jack
    |A                  |  
They tried and tried and tried
    |G                |
They dropped things on his back
   |Asus4            |A5               |A5   |A5     |A5   |A5    |
And lied and lied and lied and lied and lied

But they couldn't stop Jack or the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy

|A  |  |D  |  |A  |  |D  |  |A  |  |D  |  |A  |  |D   |  |(Dsus4*)|    |
                                                         [live versions only]

But they couldn't stop Jack, or the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy

|A  |  |D  |  |A  |  |D  |  |G5 |  |A  |D  |G5 |  |

|A5 A5  |A5 A5  |A5 A5  |A5 A5  |A(root).|......|*    |    |

[*stage versions, run guitar strings along mic stand, from nut to pickups,
 for 'slide' effect]

The kids couldn't hurt Jack
They tried and tried and tried
They dropped things on his back
And lied and lied and lied and lied and lied

But they couldn't stop Jack nor the waters lapping
And they couldn't prevent Jack from feeling happy

|----------|-----------|(2)-
|----------|-----------|(3)-
|--------0-|4----0-----|(2)-
|0---2-4---|--2----4-0-|(0)*
|----------|-----------|----
|----------|-----------|----
                        [*live versions only]

'I saw ya'

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

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