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Love, Reign O’er Me (Pete’s theme) – guitar tab

Love, Reign O'er Me (Pete's theme) | guitar tab
By The Who
>From Quadrophenia, 1973
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1973 Fabulous Music Ltd.

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==============   orig 1998-03-27                                                
transcribed by   rev1 1998-05-19                     Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com    rev2 1999-08-14                     www.thewho.net/whotabs     
==============   rev3 2002-01-13                                                
                 rev4 2012-09-19                                                

On record, electric tuned down to Eb; acoustic capo on 1
Note: leads are approximate

Chords: (elec; dropped tuning)       (acoustic; capo on 1)
       tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb       standard tuning
Ebmsus4     022200                      x (1)1 3 4 4
Ebmsus4/Db  020230                      x (4)1 3 4 4
Ebm         022000                      x (1)1 3 4 2
Bmaj7       x32000                     (2) x 4 3 4 2  and 2x4341
Bmaj7/Ab    x02000                     (4) x 4 3 4 2  and (4)x4341
Abm7        x02013                      4  x 1 1 4 4  
Ebm/Bb      x22000                      x  1 1 3 4 2
F#          3x0003                     2(t)x 4 3 2 2  and x98676
F#sus4/Ab  (3)x0213 or x00213          2(t)x 4 4 2 2  and 799577
Eb          022100 or 022400            x (1)1 3 4 3
Ab/Eb       002255 or 042200            x (1)1 5 4 4
Bb/Eb       02444x or 050300            x (1)1 7 6 6
Bb          x2444x                      x  1 3 3 3 (6)
Ebm7        020030                      x (1)1 3 2 2  and x(1)1342
Ebm7sus2   (020032)                     x (1)1 3 4 1

[12/8]

[Piano intro arr for guitar]
Eb||------------------||
Bb||-10-----10--------||
Gb||.--9------9------.||
Db||.----7------7----.||
Ab||------------------||
Eb||------------------||

   ||:Ebmsus4             |                    |
Only love      can make it rain     the way the 
   ||[acoustic (capo on 1)]                     
   || +\/\/+\/\/+\/\/+\/\/|+\/\/+\/\/+\/\/+\/\/|
   ||-4-------------------|4-------------------|
   ||-4-------------------|4-------------------|
   ||.3-------------------|3-------------------|
   ||.1-------------------|1-------------------|
   ||---------------------|--------------------|
   ||---------------------|--------------------|
   [approx strumming pattern:
   + = main strum with emphasis
   \ = down strum
   / = up strum]

|Ebmsus4/Db          |                   :||
 beach is kissed by the sea                 
                                          ||
|+\/\/+\/\/+\/\/+\/\/|+\/\/+\/\/+\/\/+\/\/||
|4-------------------|4-------------------||
|4-------------------|4-------------------||
|3-------------------|3------------------.||
|1-------------------|1------------------.||
|4-------------------|4-------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||


    |Ebmsus4         |                      |Ebmsus4/Db          |         |
Only love can make it rain like the sweat of lovers laying in the fields    

[chorus; main chorus pattern]
  ||:Ebm7 Ebm7sus2...*   |                |Bmaj7   |Bmaj7/Ab             |
     Love,                      reign o'er me                             
  ||[electric]                                                           |
eb||-15---14---12---10---|7--5--3---0h2---|0-------|---------------------|
Bb||---------------------|----------------|--3-1-0-|---------------------|
Gb||---------------------|----------------|--------|0h2------------------|
Db||---------------------|----------------|--------|----5-0h2-0-h2-0-h2-2|
Ab||---------------------|----------------|--------|-----------2---------|
Eb||---------------------|----------------|--------|---------------------|
  |[acoustic]                                                            |
  || +\/\ +\/\ +\/\ +\/\ |       %        |    %   |          %          |
 F||-2----1----2----1----|2--1--2-----1---|2-1-2-1-|2---1---2---1--------|
 C||-4----4----4----4----|4--4--4-----4---|4-4-4-4-|4---4---4---4--------|
Ab||.3----3----3----3----|3--3--3-----3---|3-3-3-3-|3---3---3---3--------|
Eb||.1----1----1----1----|1--1--1-----1---|4-4-4-4-|4---4---4---4--------|
Bb||---------------------|----------------|--------|---------------------|
 F||---------------------|----------------|--------|---------------------|
[*note: alt betw Ebm7 and Ebm7sus2 for measure]                           


  |Ebm7        |                |Bmaj7           |Abm7            |
   Love,              reign o'er me,   reign o'er me,    reign o'er
  |[electric]                                                     |
eb|15-14-12-10-|7--5--3---0h2---|0---------------|----------------|
Bb|------------|----------------|--3-0h1--0------|----------------|
Gb|------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db|------------|----------------|--------------5h|7---~~~-----7-7/|
Ab|------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb|------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  |[acoustic]                                                     |
 F|2--1--2--1--|2--1--2-----1---|2-1---2--1------|4---4--4----4---|
 C|4--4--4--4--|4--4--4-----4---|4-4---4--4------|4---4--4----4---|
Ab|3--3--3--3--|3--3--3-----3---|3-3---3--3------|1---1--1----1---|
Eb|1--1--1--1--|1--1--1-----1---|4-4---4--4------|1---1--1----1---|
Bb|------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 F|------------|----------------|----------------|4---4--4----4---|


  |Bbsus4    |Bb   Bb7  :||
   me                 (Only)
  |[electric]            ||
eb|----------|7----------||
Bb|----------|7----------||
Gb|---------4|4----------||
Db|9--\-----4|4----------||
Ab|-----2----|-----------||
Eb|----------|-----------||
  |[acoustic]            ||
 F|1---------|1----1-----||
 C|4---------|3----3-----||
Ab|3---------|3----1----.||
Eb|3---------|3----3----.||
Bb|1---------|1----1-----||
 F|----------|-----------||

[repeat verse]
    |Ebmsus4           |                   |Ebmsus4/Db       |           |
Only love can bring the rain that makes you yearn      to the sky         
    |[electric]                                                          |
  eb|------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------|
  Bb|0-----------------|0------------------|0----------------|0----------|
  Gb|------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------|
  Db|2-----------------|-------[fbk]-------|0----------------|0----------|
  Ab|------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------|
  Eb|------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------|


    |Ebmsus4           |                    |Ebmsus4/Db      |           |
Only love can bring the rain that falls like tears    from on high        
    |[electric]                                                          |
  eb|------------------|--------------------|----------------|-----------|
  Bb|0-----------------|0-------------------|0---------------|0----------|
  Gb|------------------|--------------------|----------------|-----------|
  Db|------------------|--------------------|0---------------|-----------|
  Ab|------------------|--------------------|----------------|-----------|
  Eb|------------------|--------------------|----------------|-----------|


[repeat chorus]
  |Ebm7 Ebm7sus2..  |                |Bmaj7           |Bmaj7/Ab                |
   Love,                   reign o'er me, reign o'er me,  reign o'er me ...     
  |[electric]                                                                  |
eb|15-14-(14)-12-10-|7--5--3---0h2---|0---------------|------------------------|
Bb|-----------------|----------------|--3-0h1--0------|------------------------|
Gb|-----------------|----------------|----------------|0h2-0h2-0---------------|
Db|-----------------|----------------|-------------0h2|---------2-0-2-2-5^-2--0|
Ab|-----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------------|
Eb|-----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------------|


  |Ebm7 Ebm7sus2..    |                             |
   Love,                      reign   o'er           
  |[electric]                                       |
eb|-------------------|----0------------------------|
Bb|---------------8-10|10^~---12--------------------|
Gb|------------7/9----|---------14p12h14-14-14--12--|
Db|-5^--7/9~----------|---------------------14------|
Ab|7--7---------------|-----------------------------|
Eb|-------------------|-----------------------------|


  |Bmaj7             |Abm7                        |
   me, reign o'er me, reign o'er me.............   
  |[electric]                                     |
eb|------------------|----------------------------|
Bb|----13^(15)-------|------13^13^----------------|
Gb|-----------12^----|-----------12^--------------|
Db|14~-----------14-~|--------------14-7\5--------|
Ab|------------------|--------------------7-7-5-0h|
Eb|------------------|----------------------------|


  |Bbsus4    |Bb   Bb7   ||
   ....                    
  |[electric]            ||
eb|---------7|~----------||
Bb|--------7-|~----------||
Gb|----------|----------.||
Db|-------9--|~---------.||
Ab|2---------|-----------||
Eb|------7---|~----------||
  |[acoustic]|           ||
 F|1---------|1----1-----||
 C|4---------|3----3-----||
Ab|3---------|3----1----.||
Eb|3---------|3----3----.||
Bb|1---------|1----1-----||
 F|----------|-----------||

[bridge]
  |F#        F#sus4/Ab                             |
      On the dry and dusty road                     
  |[electric]                                      |
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----12--~-------------12h13-12h13-12-----------|
Gb|--------------------------------------12---<12>~|
Db|10/12------------------12----12----12-12-12-----|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|


  |F#              F#sus4/Ab                 |F#          F#sus4/Ab      |
     The nights we spent apart alone            I need to get back home to
  |[electric]                                                            |
eb|------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
Bb|-----------------12h13-12h13-12h13-12-----|----------------------12---|
Gb|~-------------------------------------12--|<12>~-------[fbk]----------|
Db|-----------------12----12----12----12-12--|---------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|--------------------------7|
Eb|------------------------------------------|---------------------------|


  |Eb         Ab/Eb     |Bb/Eb     Bb/Eb           |
   Cool, cool rain                                  
  |[electric]                                      |
eb|---------------------|----------------------12--|
Bb|--9--/9-9-----10--10-|--12--12--12-----12h14----|
Gb|---------------------|--------------------------|
Db|/9---/9----9/11-/11--|/13-/13-/13---------------|
Ab|---------------------|--------------------------|
Eb|---------------------|-----------------------12-|


  |F#                         F#sus4/Ab          |
      I can't sleep and I'd lay and I'd think     
  |[electric]                                    |
eb|-----------------------------------7-7-7/-----|
Bb|15---~-----------------------------8-8-8/3----|
Gb|0----~------------------------------------4h5-|
Db|12---~--\-------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|


  |F#             F#sus4/Ab             |F#           F#sus4/Ab       |
     The night is hot and black as ink     Oh, god, I need a drink  of 
  |[electric]                                                         |
eb|--------------------------------3-3--|------(15)-------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|-------------------3---------|
Gb|4----------------------------4/5-5-5-|4-----[fbk]----4h5-4---------|
Db|-------------------------------------|---------------------5-------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|


  |Eb         Ab/Eb  |Bb/Eb   Ab/Eb     |
   Cool, cool rain                       
  |[electric]                           |
eb|--0--0-----0--0---|2--2----0--\/-----|
Bb|------------2--2--|----3----2-\/-----|
Gb|------------------|------------------|
Db|2------------2--2-|-2---2-2--2-----2-|
Ab|------------------|------------------|
Eb|------------------|------------------|
                        [*fbk]

[solo; electric]
  |F#    F#sus4/Ab        |F#               F#sus4/Ab      |F#  F#sus4/Ab       |
eb|-----------------------|---15---------------------------|--------------------|
Bb|--0----12-12-12h13-12--|--------------12----h13-h13-12--|------12h13-12------|
Gb|--0--------------------|14^--\14--12--12---12--12-----12|<5>---12----12-12\--|
Db|0-0---12-12------------|--------14--12---12-------------|<5>----------------2|
Ab|-----------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
Eb|----12---------------12|--------------------------------|--------------------|


  |Eb          Ab/Eb   |Bb/Eb     Bb/Eb     |
eb|---4----4----5---5--|---7---7---7----7---|
Bb|--------------------|--------------------|
Gb|2/4--2/4--4/6--/6---|6/8---x--/8--/8---8\|
Db|--------------------|--------------------|
Ab|--------------------|--------------------|
Eb|--------------------|--------------------|


  |F#               F#sus4/Ab  |F#          F#sus4/Ab      |
eb|-----------15-15---7----5---|----7-----------------3----|
Bb|--<12>----------------------|(0)-0-0-------3h5-------3h5|
Gb|-<12>--12/16----5/7--7\5----|5/7-----4-4/5-4h5-(5)---4h5|
Db|<12>------------------------|--------5------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|---------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|---------------------------|


  |F#     F#sus4/Ab             |
eb|----------------------3------|
Bb|3-3----0-0-1-0---0h1-(1)-----|
Gb|4-0--0-0-0-----0-0-0-(0)-----|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------0-|
Eb|---------------------------0-|


  |Eb    Ab/Eb |Bb/Eb Ab/Eb|
  |[electric]              |
eb|0-----0-----|0----------|
Bb|4-----10----|12---------|
Gb|5-----9-----|10---------|
Db|6-----11----|13---------|
Ab|7-----12----|14---------|
Eb|0-----0-----|0----------|


  |Ebmsus4         |                |Ebmsus4/Db       |            |
eb|----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
Bb|----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
Gb|----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
Db|9---------5-7-7/|9-----------5-7-|7---*------7/9-5-|------------|
Ab|--------7-------|----------7-----|-----------------|7---------x-|
Eb|----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
                                        [*fbk]


  |Ebmsus4               |                |Ebmsus4/Db    |           |
eb|----------------------|----------12-12-|12------14-15-|15^--------|
Bb|----------------------|--------12------|--------------|-----------|
Gb|14^-----12-14-12h14-12|h14~------------|--------------|-----------|
Db|------14--------------|----------------|--------------|-----------|
Ab|----------------------|----------------|--------------|-----------|
Eb|----------------------|----------------|--------------|-----------|


[repeat chorus]
  |Ebm7        |                |Bmaj7           |Bmaj7/Ab             |
   Love,              reign o'er me, reign o'er me,  reign o'er me ...  
  |[electric]                                                          |
eb|15-14-12-10-|7--5--3---0h2---|0---------------|---------------------|
Bb|------------|----------------|---3--0h1---0---|---------------------|
Gb|------------|----------------|----------------|0h2-0-------------7-7|
Db|------------|----------------|----------------|-------0-2-2-0-2-2---|
Ab|------------|----------------|----------------|---------------------|
Eb|------------|----------------|----------------|---------------------|


  |Ebm7                        |                                        |
   Love,                                    reign     o'er               
  |[electric]                                                           |
eb|----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
Bb|---------8-10-8-10^~-^10\-8-|10^-10-8-10^-8-----8-10^-10^\-10-8-10---|
Gb|/9-----/9-------------------|---------------9-*----------------9-----|
Db|----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
                                                [*fbk]


  |Bmaj7                             |Abm7                              |
   me,     whoa..............   ....o'er me.......................       
  |[electric]                                                           |
eb|----------------------------------|------------------12--------------|
Bb|10^-8-10-8------------------------|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------9-----------------------|12^------12/14-14^--14^\12--12\(7)|
Db|-------------5^---------------12--|---14~--------------------14------|
Ab|---------------7------10/12h14----|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


[outro]                                                [approx timing]
  |Bbsus4              |Bb7       |Bb       |Bb       |Ebm                     |
   ......                                              Love!                    
  |[electric]                                                                  |
eb|---------11-\7------|2~--------|---------|---(7)\--|0----|----|--|--|2-|-|--|
Bb|-------------0----0-|0~--------|0--------|---------|12---|----|--|--|3-|-|--|
Gb|-----9/11-------4---|----------|---------|---------|9----|-%--|%-|%-|2-|%|%-|
Db|9~--------------4---|----------|---------|---------|9----|----|--|--|2-|-|--|
Ab|--------------------|---------2|---------|---------|9----|----|--|--|2-|-|--|
Eb|--------------------|----------|---------|---------|0----|----|--|--|0-|-|--|
  |[acoustic]                                                                  |
 F|1-------------------|1---------|1--------|1--------|1----|----|--|--|--|-|--|
 C|4-------------------|3---------|3--------|3--------|3----|----|--|--|--|-|--|
Ab|3-------------------|1---%-----|3---%----|3---%----|2--%-|-%--|%-|%-|%-|%|%-|
Eb|3-------------------|3---------|3--------|3--------|1----|----|--|--|--|-|--|
Bb|1-------------------|1---------|1--------|1--------|1----|----|--|--|--|-|--|
 F|--------------------|----------|---------|---------|-----|----|--|--|--|-|--|


  |Ebm Ebm Ebm Ebm Ebm Ebm Ebm Ebm Ebm                        |Ebm        
  |[electric]                                                             
  |--------9---9---9---2---2~--2~--2~--|2%--------------------|0----------
eb|----12--12--12--12--3---3~--3~--3~--|3%--------------------|0----------
Bb|----9---9---9---9---2---2~--2~--2~--|2%-----------[fbk]----|4-----[fbk]
Gb|9---9---9---9---9---2---2~--2~--2~--|2%--------------------|2----------
Db|x---9---9---9---9---2---2~--2~--2~--|2%--------------------|2----------
Ab|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0%----------------xxx0|0----------
Eb|                                                      [x=pick slide]   
  |[acoustic]                                                             
 F|1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---|----------------------|1----------
 C|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|----------------------|3----------
Ab|2-%-2-%-2-%-2-%-2-%-2-%-2-%-2-%-2-%-|%---------------------|2----------
Eb|1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---|----------------------|1----------
Bb|1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---|----------------------|1----------
 F|------------------------------------|----------------------|-----------



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