Whotabs – The Definitive Online Tablature and Gear Resource for The Who since 1997

Return to Whotabs

I Am Secure – guitar tab

I Am Secure | guitar tab
By Pete Townshend
>From White City, 1985
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1985 Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

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

previously transcribed by Kevin Winn
==============                                                        
transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com      rev 2000-07-17          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
==============                                                        

Open D tuning: DADADE (use caution when tuning up B string to D)


[intro]
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||.0---------------------|2--------------------.||
||.-0-0--0-0--0-0----0-3-|-0-0--0-0--0-0----0-3.||
||----------------0-3----|---------------0-3----||
||-0----0----0-----------|0----0----0-----------||
||[elec gtr; capo 5; pattern 1]                 ||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||.----------------------|---------------------.||
||.7---------------------|9--------------------.||
||-5---------------------|5---------------------||
||-7---------------------|9---------------------||
||[synth arr for gtr; enters after 8 measures]  ||
||-14--9h10-12-14-9h10-12|14--9h10-12-14-9h10-12||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||.----------------------|---------------------.||
||.----------------------|---------------------.||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||[elec gtr; ptrn 2; enters after 30 measures]x7||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||.----------------------|---------------------.||
||.7---------7/7/7/7---7-|9--------------------.||
||-5---------5-5-5-5---5-|5---------------------||
||-7---------7/7/7/7---7-|9\--------------------||
||[elec gtr; ptrn 1 resumes]                    ||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||.----------------------|---------------------.||
||.7---------------------|9--------------------.||
||-5---------------------|5---------------------||
||-7---------------------|9---------------------||

[approx main pattern]
||D    Dsus2/A|D    Dsus2/A |D    Dsus2/A|D    Dsus2/A  ||
||--2-2-0-----|--2-2-0------|--2-2-0-----|--2-2-0------0||
||------------|-------------|------------|---------0----||
||--0-0-0-----|--0-0-0------|--0-0-0-----|--0-0-0---0---||
||------------|---------0-0-|------------|-----------0--||
||-----0------|-----0-0--0-0|------0-----|------0-----0-||
||0-----------|0------------|0-----------|0-------------||

|D               Dsus2/A   |D         Dsus2/A  |
   My room looks out to the wide open spaces
                           [2/4]    [4/4]
|D              Dsus2/A    |D       |C6sus2    |C6sus2     |
    My heart is touched by awakening faces
                                    |-----0--0-|-0--0-0-0--|
                                    |-----0--0-|-0--0-0-0--|
                                    |---3------|-----------|
                                    |----------|-----------|
                                    |3---------|3--3---3---|
                                    |----------|-----------|

I see the panic of people in motion
                                    |C6sus2      |C6sus2    |
I can stand here, look out on an ocean
                                    |-0-0---0--0-|-0-0-0----|
                                    |-0-0---0--0-|-0-0-0-0--|
                                    |------------|----------|
                                    |----5-------|--5---5-5-|
                                    |3-----------|3---------|
                                    |------------|----------|

|G      F6/D |G         F6/D         |
  I am a wall awaiting a catchword
|-7-7-7--5--0|-7--7-7----5-------0---|
|------------|-----------------------|
|-5-5-5--5--0|-7--5-5----5-------0---|
|5------0----|5---------0------------|
|------------|-----------------------|
|5t----------|5t---------------------|

|G         F6/D      |G          F6/D     |
  I see the city laid out like a patchwork

|D      Dsus2/A    |D   Dsus2/A    |D    Dsus2/A     |D   Dsus2/A  |

[verse 2]
Alone I am free from hatred and blindness
                                          |C6sus2    |          |
I hope that this life is frozen and timeless
                                          |-0---0--0-|-0---0--0-|
                                          |--0---0---|--0---0---|
                                          |----------|----------|
                                          |----4--5--|---4---5--|
                                          |3---------|3---------|
                                          |----------|----------|

My man is here, we grow old by inches
                                          |C6sus2    ||C6sus2     
||x2        |
Tomorrow I'll walk among heroes and princes
                                         |-0---0--0-||--0---0--0--||-0---0--0-|
                                         |--0---0--0||---0---0--0-||--0---0--0|
                                         |----------||.--------3-.||3----3----|
                                         |---4---5--||.---4---5--.||---5---4--|
                                         |3---------||-3----------||----------|
                                         |----------||------------||----------|

I feed the boys, I hear secrets whispered
I know the hearts that are battered and blistered

                 X2
|| D     Dsus2/A ||D     Dsus2/A |D   
||---2-2-0-----0-||--2-2-0-0-0-0-|2---
||----------0----||--------------|----
||.--0-0-0---0--.||--0---0-0-0-0-|0---
||.-----------0-.||--------------|----
||------0--------||-----0--------|----
||-0-------------||0-------------|0---

        |A5add4   |A5       E7       |    D   Dsus2 
  I am secure       in this world of apartheid
--------|--0------|------------------|--------0-|0---
--------|--2------|---------0-----0--|0---0---0-|0---
-------0|--0------|5--------2-----2--|2---0---0-|0---
--------|--2--2-2-|2-2-2----2-----2--|2---0---0-|0---
------0-|0----0-0-|0-0-0-------------|--------0-|0---
--0-2x--|---------|------------------|--------0-|0---


           |A5add4   |                      |(Db)D      |
 This is my cell,      but it's connected to starlight
-----------|---0-----|-------------0--0---0-|----2------|
-----------|---2-----|2------------2--2---2-|----0------|
----------0|---0--0-0|0------------0--0---0-|----0------|
-----------|---2--2-2|2------------2--2---2-|----0------|
---------0-|0-----0-0|0---------------------|4---0------|
--0---2----|---------|----------------------|----0------|

[outro; repeat to fade]
||----------------------|----------------------||
||----------------------|----------------------||
||.---------------------|---------------------.||
||.-0-0--0-0--0-0-------|-0-0--0-0--0-0-------.||
||-------------------0-3|------------------0-3-||
||-0----0----0----0-3---|0----0----0----0-3----||

=============
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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Disclaimer

A note on the content here:

The files archived on this site are the respective transcriber’s own work and represent their interpretations of the songs. You may only use these files for private study, scholarship or research. more on use of files >>

Section navigation

Tablature Section

Site info Navigation

Whotabs is not affiliated with The Who, its record company or management.