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Lonely Words – guitar crd

Lonely Words | guitar crd
By Pete Townshend, 1985 
>From Scoop 3, 2001 
Written by Pete Townshend (c)2001 Eel Pie Publishing 

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Transcribed by Jason (Jason92078@aol.com)
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litgo@aol.com          2001-12-22             www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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Capo on 3

Eb      x65346
Gm7/D   x53363
C#      x4666x
Csus4   x35563
C       x35553 and x35588
F       xx3565
Fsus4   xx3566
Bb      6x3366



|Eb |  |Gm7/D |  |C# |   |Csus4   C  | 

    |F                |     
I'm afraid I spoke too soon again 
|C                       |
   Thought it important to explain 
|C               |            |F    Fsus4 |F      |
   Now I'm gazing at my lonely words 

I spent the night in there layin' there 
All over the floor like cutoff hair 
And I can't take back my lonely words 

     |Bb   C      |       |
Don't take them in 
  |Bb     F      |       |
My lonely words 
      |Bb      C    |       |
Please don't befriend 
  |Bb     F     |        |
My lonely words 

The things I've said don't stay with me 
They live alone in anarchy 
I can't help to cushion lonely words 

But I am still in love with you 
Nothing I said in fear was true 
Please don't you befriend my lonely words 

Don't take them in 
My lonely words 
Please don't befriend 
My lonely words 

[bridge]

Eb               |                    |
   In a sandstorm words are wind born 

|Gm7/D                |                  |
    Lonely sheets torn from a love alone 

|C#                 |           |Csus4             |     |    |C     |
 Journal full of plans   that you melt in your hands            Oh...

[interlude; verse pattern]

 I'm afraid I spoke too soon again 
(The things I've said don't stay with me)

 I thought it important to try to explain 
(They live alone in anarchy)

 Now I'm gazing at my lonely words 
(I can't help to cushion lonely words)

 I spent the night in there layin' there 
(I am still in love with you)

 All over the floor like cutoff hair 
(Nothing I said in fear was true)

 I can't take back my lonely words 
(Please don't you befriend my lonely words)

Oh, don't take them in 
My lonely words 
Please don't befriend 
My lonely words 

Don't take them in, please don't take in
My lonely words
Please don't befriend, don't befriend
My lonely words

Don't take them in 
My lonely words 
Please don't befriend 
My lonely words 

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litgo@aol.com

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