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Love Ain’t For Keeping – guitar tab

Love Ain't For Keeping | guitar tab
By The Who
>From Who's Next, 1971
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1971 Fabulous Music 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com          1999-02-15          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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Note: all leads are approximate.

A     x02255 and x0222x
G     3x0033
D     xx0232
Dsus2 xx0230
Dsus4 xx0233

[intro]
| G G | A               D | A                   |
|-----|-------------------|----------------5-5--|
|-----|-------------------|----------------5-5--|
|-0-0-|-2-----4h6-4--2----|-2-2---2-2------2-2--|
|-0-0-|-2-<7>----------4--|-----4-----4----2-2--|
|-----|-0-<7>-------------|------------3--0-----|
|-3-3-|-------------------|-------------3^------|

  G            D    Dsus2 D          A
  Layin' on my back    in newly mown grass
|-3----------------------|-----------------------|
|-3-----------/7-7/5--3--|---3-------------------|
|-0----------------------|----------2--------2-2-|
|-0-----------/7-7--5-4--|-/4--0----0---2-4/4----|
|------------------------|------3h4--0h4---------|
|-3----------------------|-----------------------|

  G              D     Dsus2 D              Dsus2 A
  Rain is coming down  but I know the clouds will pass
|---------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--2-2----------2-2--------2|--2----------------------------------|
|-4-----------4-----------4-|----------------------------2-0-0----|
|---------------------------|----------------------0-3h4----------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------------------|

  D                  Dsus2    D            Dsus2 A
  You bring me tea,           say the babe's a-sleepin'
|-2----------------14\---2--|-2---------------------------9-7---5-|
|-3----------------15\---3--|-------------------------------------|
|-2----------------14\---2--|---------------------------/9\7-6----|
|-0--------------------0--0-|-------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------------------|

C          G 
Lay down beside me
G    G     G   G  A                        G  D     A
Love ain't for keeping
|----------------|--------------------------------|--3-3-2-0-0---------|
|----------------|--------------------------------|--5-5-3-2-2---2-2---|
|----------------|---------------------------2--2-|-----------2--2-2---|
|----------------|----------------------0h2h4--4--|--------------2-2---|
|----------------|---3^-0--0-0-0h3p0-0h3----------|------------0-0-0---|
|----------------|--------3-----------------------|------------------3-|

  G                  D     Dsus2  D      Dsus2 A
  Black ash from the foundry      hangs like a hood
|-3-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-3------------------7-8-7-8-7--|-7-----8----7-5-5---2h3p2--|
|-0------------------7-7-7-7-7--|-7-----9----7-5-6----------|
|-0------------------7-9-7-9-7--|-7---------------7\-2h4p2--|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------0-|
|-3-----------------------------|---------------------------|

  G                   D                 D     Dsus2 A
    But the air is perfumed      by the burning firewood
|-3-----------3-3---------------------|--------------------0--------|
|-3-----------1-0----/7-5-3--5p3------|(7)----------3--3---5-7--5---|
|-0-----------0-0---------------------|(7)--------------------------|
|-0-----------2-0----/7-5--4--5p4-----|(7)------------4-5/7--7-7-7\-|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-3-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|

 D                               Dsus2     D          A
   The seeds are bursting,             the spring's a-seeping
|0/2----------------------15-14----------|--10-10----10-9-7-5--|
|------------------------------15--------|-10-10---------------|
|--------------------------------14-*----|---------/11-9-7-6---|
|--0-------------------------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------|

C            G 
 Lay down my darling
G    G     G   G   A                    G D   A
Love ain't for keeping
|----------------|---12--9--7---------------|--12--9--7----------|
|----------------|---13^-10-7-5-------------|--13^-10-7-5--------|
|----------------|----------7-5h6-----------|---------7-5h6-6----|
|----------------|------------5----7-7---7--|-----------5---5--2-|
|----------------|-0--------------7-----0-0-|-0-------------0-0-3|
|----------------|--------------------------|--------------------|

C           G 
 Lay down beside me
G    G     G   G   A                G D   A
Love ain't for keeping
|----------------|---12--9--7-----------|--12--9--7------5---|
|----------------|---13^-10-7-5---------|--13^-10-7-5----5---|
|--------------0-|----------7-5h6----0/6|---------7-5h6--5h6-|
|--------------0-|------------5----7-7--|-----------5------0-|
|----------------|-0-------------0-0--0-|---------------0----|
|----------------|----------------------|--------------------|

[solo]
  G           D          Dsus2   D      Dsus2 A 
|---12--12---12----------------|--------------------------------|
|-12^-12^--12^--12-12-10--10---|---10-10--10--14^\14-10--10--10-|
|-----------------------11--11-|-11-----11--11---------11--11---|
|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------------|


  G           D   Dsus2  D       Dsus2 A 
|---12--12---12--------|---------------------------|
|-12^-12^--12^--10--10-|---7p5-------3-------------|
|-----------------11---|-------7\--0-----2---------|
|----------------------|----------0-0----2-----2---|
|----------------------|---------------0-----0---0-|
|----------------------|---------------------------|
  D    Dsus4 D    D                    A
|---2-----5-----|-----------------7--------------|
|-3--3-3/7------|-10-10-10--7h8p7-7---5----------|
|-2---2---------|-11-11-11--7h9p7-7-7-5h6--------|
|-0----------0--|---------------------------7\---|
|---------------|------------------------------0-|
|---------------|--------------------------------|

C           G 
 Lay down beside me
G          G   G   A               G D   A
Love ain't for keeping
|--3-3-----------|---5-5---------------|------------------------|
|--3-3-----------|---5-5---------------|------------------------|
|--0-0-----0-0-0-|---2-2---------------|-------2-4/6--2--2-2----|
|--0-0-----0-0-0-|---2-2---2-----------|----2h4-----------------|
|----------------|-0--0--3^----3^3^-0--|-0----------------------|
|--3-------3-3-3-|-----------3-------3-|---------------3^---3^--|

C            G 
 Lay down my darling
G    G     G   G   A
Love ain't for keeping
|----3-----3---3-|---------|-----------------------------------
|----3-----3---3-|-2-------|----------------------------5------
|----0-----0---0-|-2-------|/6/4p2-2-------2------------2------
|----0-----0---0-|-2-------|------4--4p2--------------2-2------
|----------------|-0-------|------------0-3--3p0-3p0--0-0------
|----------------|---------|------------------------3^---------

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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. #
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