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I Can’t Explain – guitar tab

I Can't Explain | guitar tab
By The Who, 1965
>Appears on Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy, 1971
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1965 Fabulous Music Ltd./Champion Music Corp. 

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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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transcribed by          2000-01-08               Whotabs
litgo@aol.com       rev 2003-05-19               www.thewho.net/whotabs
==============      rev 2005-05-19

E     x799xx and 022100
D     x577xx
A     x02255 and x022xx and 5(t)77655
B     x244xx and 7(t)99877
C#m   x4(t)665(4)

Note: leads are approximate. 
12-string on record, approximately transcribed for 6-string.

[intro and main pattern] x3
||:E    D D |A     E E :||
||----------|5----------||
||----------|5----------||
||.9----7-7-|6-----9-9--||
||.9----7-7-|7-----9-9--||
||-7----5-5-|7-----7-7--||
||----------|5----------||

   ||:E         D D  |A       E E   :||x3
Got a feeling inside 
                     (Can't explain)
---||----------------|5--------------||
---||----------------|5--------------||
---||-9---------7-7--|6-------9-9----||
---||-9---------7-7--|7-------9-9----||
---||-7---------5-5--|7-------7-7----||
---||----------------|5--------------||

It's a certain kind 
                     (Can't explain)
I feel hot and cold 
                     (Can't explain)

     |E          D  D       |B       E E   |
Yeah, down in my soul, yeah 
                            (Can't explain)
-----|----------------------|--------------|
-----|----------------------|--------------|
-----|9----------7--7-------|4-------9-9---|
-----|9----------7--7-------|4-------9-9---|
-----|7----------5--5-------|2-------7-7---|
-----|----------------------|--------------|

|E     D D        |A       E E     |
           I said...
                  (Can't explain)

           |E         D D      |A      E         |
I'm feeling good now, yeah, but... 
                               (Can't explain)

|E            D D       |A           E E   |
 Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling blue
(Ooh          Ooh        Ooh         Ooh...)
|-----------------------|5-----------------|
|-----------------------|5-----------------|
|9------------7-7-------|6-----------9-9---|
|9------------7-7-------|7-----------9-9---|
|7------------5-5-------|7-----------7-7---|
|-----------------------|5-----------------|

   |E             D D        |A             E E   |
The things you've said, well, maybe they're true
---|-------------------------|5-------------------|
---|-------------------------|5-------------------|
-x-|9-------------7-7--------|6-------------9-9---|
-x-|9-------------7-7--------|7-------------9-9---|
-x-|7-------------5-5--------|7-------------7-7---|
---|------------------------5|5-------------------|

   |E             D      |A         E          |
I'm gettin' funny dreams again and again
---|---------------------|5--------------------|
---|---------------------|5--------------------|
---|9-------------7-7----|6---------9-9--------|
---|9-------------7-7----|7-------x-9-9--------|
---|7-----------7-5-5----|7-------x-7-7--------|
---|---------------------|5--------------------|

 |E            D      B  |               |
I know what it means, but...              
 (Ooh          Ooh    Ooh                )
-|-----------------------|---------------|
-|-----------------------|---------------|
-|9------------7------4--|---------------|
-|9------------7------4--|---------------|
-|7------------5------2--|---------------|
-|-----------------------|---------------|

[chorus]
|E               |C#m                    |A  (Asus4   A)     |B (Bsus4    B)    |
 Can't explain, I think it's love, try to say it to you  when I feel blue,(but I)
|---0----0-------|-----------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|---0----0-------|-----------5-----------|--5-5-5---5-5------|--7-7-7---7-7-----|
|---1----1-------|------6----6-----------|--7-7-6---7-6------|--9-9-8---9-8-----|
|2-------2---2---|------6----6-----------|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-77---|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\--|
|2-------2---2---|4(t)--4----4-----------|-------------------|------------------|
|0-------0-----0-|-----------------------|-------------------|------------------|

     |E       D D   |A       E E      |
But I can't explain 
(     Ooh     Ooh,   Can't explain)

         |E             D D          |A       E E      |
 
Yeah, you hear what I'm saying, girl 
(         Ooh           Ooh,          Can't explain)

[solo 1]
|E       D     |A        E       |E        D    |A        E          |
|----4---------|-----------------|--------------|--------------------|
|0---0-------2-|----2-2----------|--3-3-3--2-2--|--------------------|
|2/4---4/2-0-2-|2---2-2----------|2-4-4-4--2-2--|2-------------------|
|----------0-2-|2---2-----0-0/0--|2-------------|2p0--------0---2p0--|
|--------------|0-------2------2-|2-------------|----2-0--2---2----2-|
|--------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------------|


|E            D D       |A           E E   |
 Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling bad
(Ooh          Ooh        Ooh         Ooh...)
|-----------------------|5-----------------|
|-----------------------|5-----------------|
|---------------7-------|6-----------9-9---|
|---2-----------7-------|7-----------9-9---|
|---2---------5-5-------|7---------7-7-7---|
|0----------------------|5-----------------|

   |E             D D      |A           E E   |
The things you've said have got me real mad
---|-----------------------|5-----------------|
---|-----------------------|5-----------------|
-x-|9-------------7-7------|6-----------9-9---|
-x-|9-------------7-7------|7-----------9-9---|
-x-|7-----------x-5-5------|7-----------7-7---|
---|-----------------------|5-----------------|

   |E             D      |A         E          |
I'm gettin' funny dreams again and again
---|---------------------|---------------------|
---|---------------------|5--------------------|
---|9-------------7-7----|6---------9-9--------|
---|9-------------7-7----|7-------x-9-9--------|
---|7-------------5-5----|7-------x-7-7--------|
---|---------------------|5--------------------|

 |E            D      B  |               |
I know what it means, but...            I
 (Ooh          Ooh    Ooh                )
-|-----------------------|---------------|
-|-----------------------|---------------|
x|9------------7------4--|---------------|
x|9------------7------4--|---------------|
x|7------------5------2--|---------------|
-|-----------------------|---------------|

[repeat chorus]

|E               |C#m                    |A                   |B                |
 Can't explain, I think it's love, try to say it to you  when I feel blue, but I
|----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|----------------|5----------------------|----5h7p5-----0----|------------------|
|1-------1-------|6----------6-----------|--6-6-----6-6------|----8--h9-9-8-----|
|2-------2-------|6----------6---6-6--6--|7-7-7-----7-7---7--|9-9---9-9-9-9-9---|
|2-------2----4--|4(t)-------4---4-4--4--|-------------------|------------------|
|0-----0-0------0|-----------------------|-------------------|------------------|

But I can't explain 
(     Ooh,       Ooh    Can't explain)
Forgive me one more time now, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah 
(          Ooh,              Ooh        Can't explain)

[solo 2]
 E      D     |A      E     |E      D    |A       D         |
|---0---------|-------------|------------|------------------|
|-------------|-------3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-----------------|
|----4\2-0----|---0---4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-2p0-------------|
|0h2------2-0-|2----2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-|2----2-0h2p0------|
|-------------|-------------|------------|------------2-0---|
|-------------|-------------|------------|---------------3^-|

|E     D    |A      E        |E         D            |A     E       |
|-0---0-0-0-|--0---0----0---0|----3------------------|--------------|
|-5---0-0-0-|--0---0-3/5-3/5-|3/5---0-3-0------------|0-------------|
|-4--/11----|2/4-2/4---------|----------0-2-2/4------|0-2-2---------|
|-----------|----------------|------------------0-2-2|0-2-2-4-4-6-0-|
|-----------|----------------|-----------------------|------2-2-4-0-|
|0----------|----------------|-----------------------|--------------|

[outro]
|E    D D        |A       E E        |
         I said I can't explain, yeah 
(Ooh, Ooh,        can't explain)      
|----------------|-------------------|
|----------------|5------------------|
|-----7-7--------|6-------9-9--------|
|9----7-7--------|7-----x-9-9--------|
|7----5-5--------|7-----x-7-7--------|
|----------------|5------------------|

|E    D D             |A        E E        |
          You drive me outta my mind
(Ooh, Ooh,             can't explain)
|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|5-------------------|
|9----7-7-------------|6--------9-9--------|
|9----7-7-------------|7------x-9-9--------|
|7----5-5-------------|7------x-7-7--------|
|---------------------|5-------------------|

|E    D D            |A        E E        |
         Hey, I'm the worrying kind, babe
(Ooh, Ooh,            can't explain)
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|5-------------------|
|9----7-7------------|6--------9-9--------|
|9----7-7----------x-|7------x-9-9--------|
|7--5-5-5----------x-|7------x-7-7-------7|
|--------------------|5-------------------|

                     [2/4]   [4/4]         
|E    D D            |A      |E           |
             I said I can't explain        
(Ooh, Ooh,            can't explain)
|--------------------|-------|0-----------|
|--------------------|5------|0-----------|
|9----7-7------------|6------|1-----------|
|9----7-7------------|7------|2-----------|
|7--5-5-5------------|7------|2-----------|
|--------------------|5------|0-----------|


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litgo@aol.com

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