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I Don’t Even Know Myself – guitar tab

I Don't Even Know Myself | guitar tab
By The Who, 1970
>Appears on Who's Next (reissue); originally b-side of 'Won't Get Fooled Again'
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1970 Towser Tunes Inc./Fabulous Music Ltd.

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transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com      rev 2000-05-19          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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Intro by: Steve wade (ox_8@hotmail.com)

Gtr 1, 12-string acoustic, capo on 3
Gtr 2, Electric, with slide

C7        x38385
C         x35553 and x35588 and x355xx
F/C       x37563
Eb        x65343
F         xx3565
Ebadd9    x65366
Bb6/D     x53363
Abmaj7   (4)x6543
Ab       (4)x6544
Bb        6x3366
F6/A      533(535)
Ab/F      xx3898

gtr 1 (12 string acoustic): capo III

|C7              |            F/C |                |
|[gtr 1]                                           |
|6-6---6---6-6---|----------------|----------------|
|8-8---8---8-8---|------------6-6-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
|--------------3-|--------5---5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|----------------|5-------5---7-7-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|----3---3-------|--3-6-7-------3-|----------------|
|----------------|----------3-----|----------------|
|[gtr 2]                                           |
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|

|C7                 |                   |                |
|[gtr 1]                                                 |
|-------------------|------8------8-----|----8-6-5-------|
|-------------------|------8------8-----|----5-5-5-8-6-5-|
|-----5------5-5---5|(5)---5------5---5-|5---------5-3-5-|
|6h7---------5-5---5|(5)--------------5-|5---------------|
|-------6-b6-----6-3|(3)-3----3-3---3---|--3-------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
|[gtr 2]                                                 |
|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|

|C                 |F/C             |C                    |
[gtr 1]                                                   |
|------------------|----------------|---------------------|
|------------------|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|5-5-x------------5---|
|5-5-----5-5----5--|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-x------------5---|
|5-5-----5-7-p5-5--|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|5-5-x------------5---|
|----6-7-3------3--|3---------------|3-3-x------------3---|
|------------------|----------------|------3-----6--7---7-|
|[gtr 2]                                                  |
|------------------|----------------|---------------------|
|------------------|----------------|/17-------(17)-------|
|------------------|----------------|/17-------(17)-------|
|------------------|----------------|/17-------(17)-------|
|------------------|----------------|---------------------|
|------------------|----------------|---------------------|

|C      F  Eb      C   |                    |        F        Eb    |
|[gtr 1]                                                            |
                                                               (There's)
|-------5---3----------|--------------------|--------5----5----3----|
|5------8---4------5-5-|-5-5-x----------5---|5-------6----6----4----|
|5------5---3------5-5-|-5-5-x----------5---|5---3---5----5----3----|
|5---5--3---5------5-5-|-5-5-x----------5---|5-----5-3----3----5----|
|3----------6------3-3-|-3-3-x----------3---|3-----------------6----|
|--6-------------------|-------3--6---7---6-|-----------------------|
|[gtr 2]                                                            |
|----------------------|--------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------(17)\----|/5-------(5)\-------|-----------------------|
|-------------(17)\----|/5-------(5)\-------|-----------------------|
|-------------(17)\----|/5-------(5)\-------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|------6-7-8-8^-8-6-----|
|----------------------|--------------------|--8----------------8---|

[main verse pattern]
|C                   |      F Eb         |C                 |      F Eb  |
 Nothin' in the way I walk     that could tell you where I'm going    (There's)
|--------------------|------5------------|------------------|------------|
|--------------------|------6-4----------|------------------|------6-4---|
|5-5-----------------|------5-3----------|5--5--------------|------5-3---|
|5-5-------------5---|------3-5----------|5--5----------5---|------3-5---|
|3-3-------------3---|----3-3-6----------|3--3----------3---|----3-3-6---|
|--------3---6------3|6-7----------3-----|---------3-6----3-|6-7-------3-|

Eb     |C                            F  
There's nothing in the words I speak
     Eb   |C                |          F  Eb 
That can betray anything I'm knowing
     |F                    |Ebadd9 Bb6/D Bb 
Don't think about the way I dress
                           |-------------------|
                           |-------------------|
                           |----3-----3--------|
                           |--5-----3-----3----|
                           |6-----5------------|
                           |------------6------|

       |F                         |Ebadd9 Bb6/D Bb
You can fit me on a labeled shelf
                                  |-------------------|
                                  |-------------------|
                                  |----3-----3--------|
                                  |--5-----3----------|
                                  |6-----5------------|
                                  |------------6----4-|

|Abmaj7                        |Eb        
         Don't pretend that you know me
      |Ab           Eb    |F     |Ab/F F                  |C
'Cause I don't even know myself,       ooh, I don't know myself

[repeat verse pattern]

|F                  |Bb           |F       Fsus4|F     |
 I don't mind if you try once in a while
   |F                |Bb           |F       |F     |
And I don't mind if I cry once in a while
   |Bb                  |Eb                 |Bb    Bbsus4|Bb     |
The doors aren't shut as tight as they might seem
   |F                 |Bb                      |F      Fsus4|F   
And I'm just tryin' to fight my way out of this dream

[repeat verse pattern]

Don't listen to the words I say
Weighing up if I'm enlightened
Don't shiver as you pass me by
'Cause mister, I'm the one who's frightened
The police just came and left
They wanted me and no one else
Don't pretend that you know me
'Cause I don't even know myself
I said I don't know myself

I don't mind if you try
And I don't mind if I cry once in a while
The doors aren't shut as tight as they might seem
And I'm just tryin' to fight my way out of this dream

[repeat verse pattern for interlude]

  |F              |Bb   
Do you remember me?
 |F                |Bb
I don't remember you
|F                    |Bb   
   Do you still love me?
   |F                   |Bb      
You know I think you do
|C             |Bb   F6/A G|
   I have been gone
               |--------------|
               |--------------|
               |--------------|
               |--3---3-------|
               |-3---3-----3--|
               |6---5-----3---|

        |C                     |Bb  F6/A G    |
And some prison warden knows my scream
                               |--------------|
                               |--------------|
                               |--------------|
                               |--3---3-------|
                               |-3---3-----3--|
                               |6---5-----3---|

   |C                 |Bb           F6/A   G   |C      |C      |
But I'm just trying to fight my way out of this dream,  yeah!
                      |------------------------|
                      |------------------------|
                      |------------------------|
                      |---------3--------------|
                      |------3----------3----3-|
                      |6------------5------3---|

There's only five who know my real name
My mother don't believe they know it
What she called me is the way I'm staying
And no one will ever blow it
Come on all of you big boys
Come on all of you elves
Don't pretend that you know me
'Cause I don't even know myself
I said I don't know myself

I don't mind if you try once in a while
And I don't mind if I cry once in a while

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litgo@aol.com

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