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Heart to Hang Onto – guitar tab

Heart to Hang Onto | guitar tab
Performed by Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane
>From Rough Mix, 1977
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1976 Towser Tunes 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                          1999-11-17        Whotabs               
litgo@aol.com and erick@ccbr.umn.edu                      www.thewho.net/whotabs
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[some chord names implied by the open strummings...]

B(add4)             7x9870
Bsus4/A or Esus2/A  x09970
G6                  3x5430
F#m7 or A6/F#       2x4220
Dsus2/F#            2x4230
E(no 3rd)           022400

B5(b6)              x24000
A7sus2              x0200x
G2                  35000x
A7(sus4/sus2)       57x00x
Fsus2#7             13300x

G6/E                055700
A/E                 077900
C/E                 0 10 10 9 8 0
D6sus2/E            0 12 12 11 0 0


[intro/verse pattern]
||:Badd4    | Bsus4/A  :||
||----0-----|----0------||
||---7-7----|---7-7-----||
||.-8---8-8-|--9---9-9-.||
||.9-----9--|-9-----9--.||
||----------|(0)--------||
||(7)-------|-----------||

Johnny boy, he's always propping up the bar
He's sees life crystallized through his jar
He says he only lives for beer
But deep in his heart is a cry of fear

   G6           F#m7            G6
      Give me a heart to hang onto
||----0--------|---0----------||
||---3-3-------|--2-2---------||
||.-4---4-4----|-2---2-2-----.||
||.5-----5-----|4-----4------.||
||-------------|--------------||
||(3)----------|(2)-----------||

          F#m7                 G6
Give me a soul that's tailored new
          D/F#            E(no3)        [7fr harm.] E
Give me a heart to hang onto
         |----0----------|0--------|-----------|--------|-------
         |---3-3---------|0--------|--------<7>|--------|-------
         |--2---2-2------|4--------|--------<7>|--------|-------
         |-4-----4-------|2--------|--------<7>|--------|-------
         |---------------|2--------|-----------|--------|-------
         |(2)------------|0--------|-----------|--------|-------

                  B5(b6)   A7sus2   G2        A7(sus4/sus2) 
A heart to hang onto
                 |--------|--------|---------|------------|
                 |---0----|---0----|---0-----|---0--------|
                 |--0-0---|--0-0---|--0-0----|--0-0-------|
                 |-4---4-4|-2---2-2|-----0---|------------|
                 |2-----2-|0-----0-|-5-----5-|-7---7-7----|
                 |--------|--------|3-----3-/|5-----5-----|

[rep. intro pattern]

Sally seems to get bigger everyday
She evens out in a contented way
A finger on the pulse of every guy
But deep in the night you can hear her cry

[repeat chorus]
Give me a heart to hang onto
Give me a life that's tailored new
Give me a heart to hang onto
                  B5(b6)   A7sus2   G2        Fsus2#7 
A heart to hang onto
                 |--------|--------|---------|------------|
                 |---0----|---0----|---0-----|---0--------|
                 |--0-0---|--0-0---|--0-0----|--0-0-------|
                 |-4---4-4|-2---2-2|-----0---|------------|
                 |2-----2-|0-----0-|-5-----5-|-3---3-3----|
                 |--------|--------|3-----3-/|1-----1-----|


 E(no3)   G6/E     A/E      C/E   D6sus2/E   
|0-------|0-------|0-------|0-----0-----|
|0-------|0-------|0-------|0-----0-----|
|4-------|7-------|9-------|9-----11----|
|2-------|5-------|7-------|10----12----|
|2-------|5-------|7-------|10----12----|
|0-000000|0-000000|0-000000|0-000-0-000-|

E(no3)  G6/E             A/E
Give me heart to hang onto
          C/E        D6sus2/E            E(no3)
Give me a soul that's tailored new

          G6/E           A/E    C/E D6sus2/E
Give me a heart to hang onto

Asus2           

[interlude]
           E/B         D/B         A/B       Bm7 B7 E Bm7 B7
|-------||------------|-----------|----------|-------------------||
|-------||-9----------|7----------|5---------|-7----9--7---------||
|-------||.9----------|7----------|6---------|-7h8--9--7h8------.||
|-------||.9----------|7----------|7---------|-7----9--7--------.||
|-------||------------|-----------|----------|-------------------||
|-7/7/7-||----7/7/7/7-|---7/7/7/7-|--7/7/7/7-|-------------7/7/7-||
  (use thumb)

  B  Asus2   (Asus4...Asus2)

[repeat verse pattern]
Danny, he wants to save for a new guitar
He's going to learn to play but he won't get far
He thinks it's an easy goin' high
But his whole life is just another try

[chrorus]
Give me a heart to hang onto
Give me a suit that's tailored true
Give me a heart to hang onto
A heart to hang onto


[repeat middle pattern]

I need a heart... to hang onto...

B  A

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litgo@aol.com
&
erick@ccbr.umn.edu

#----------------------------------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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