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Mary – guitar tab

Mary | guitar tab
By Pete Townshend, 1971
>From Scoop, 1983, and The Lifehouse Chronicles, 2000
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1983 Towser Tunes Inc./Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

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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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Previously transcribed by Harlan L Thompson <harlant@hawaii.edu>
==============                                                        
transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com          2001-12-25          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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Note: Lifehouse Chronicles version is slightly sped up; Scoop version is standard speed.

Acoustic: Tune down two whole steps (C F Bb Eb G C)
Electric: Standard tuning, capo on 1

       (shape for
        acoustic)  Acoustic            Electric
F       (A)        x02220              133211
Fsus2   (Asus2)    x02200              x33213  (Fadd9)
Fsus4   (Asus4)    x02230              x33215  (Fadd11)
Bb      (D)        xx0232              x13331
B7sus2  (D7sus2)   xx0210              x13111
F6sus2  (A6sus2)   x02202
F7sus2  (A7sus2)   x02203
Fadd5   (Aadd5)    x02225
C6      (E)        xx242(0)
C6add9  (E6add9)   xx2422
Gm      (Bm)       x24432              355333
Gmsus2  (Bmsus2)   x24422
C5      (E5)       0224xx              x355xx


[intro pattern; acoustic only]
|F       Fsus4     |F6sus2     F7sus2         |
|-------------5----|--------------------------|
|---5-5----5-5--5--|----0----0------0-----0---|
|--6---6-----7-7-7-|--11---11----<12>--<12>---|
|-7--7----7-7------|-7----7-----9-----9-------|
|0-------0---------|0----0-----0-----0--------|
|------------------|--------------------------|

[verse; acoustic only]
|Fsus2  |F         Fsus4       |Bb        Bb7sus2 |
 Mary,     you are everything a man could want       

|Bb      Bb7sus2 |F     Fsus2 |Fsus4 Fsus2 |
   and I want you Mary 
                 [electric ptrn            ][electric out]
                 |F    Fadd9  |Fadd11 F    |  
                 |---1-----3--|---5-----1--|--
                 |--1-----1---|--1-----1---|--
                 |-2-----2----|-2-----2----|2-
                 |3-----3-----|3-----3-----|3-
                 |-----3-----3|-----3------|--
                 |------------|------------|--

|F         Gm  |F         Fsus4          |Bb       Bb7sus2 
   Did you know, when you pushed me once away from you 

|Bb            Bb7sus2    |F         Fsus2 |F7sus2 F6sus2 
    The pain I knew grew inside me
                          [repeat electric pattern]

|Gm         Gmsus2  Gm      Gmsus2    |F     Fsus2  Fsus4 Fsus2|
 People are dancing for you now, but I can't see why 
[electric]                                                      
|Gm                                   |F           F5   Fmaj7  |
                                      |1------------1----------|
                                      |1-------------1--5------|
                                      |2--------------5--5-----|
                                      |3-----------3------3----|
                                      |3-----------------------|
                                      |1-----------------------|

|Gm         Gmsus2   Gm         Gmsus2  |C6          C6add9      
 Can't they see that they can't beat the love that I have for you
[electric]                                                       
|Gm                                     |C5                      

|Fsus2 F6sus2 F7sus2|F          Fsus4       |Bb        Bb7sus2 |
 Mary,                  you are everything a man could need     
[electric]
|F     Fadd9        |Fadd11    F            |Bb        Bb7sus2 |
|---1------3--------|---5--------1----------|---1--------1-----|
|--1------1---------|--1--------1-----------|-------------1----|
|-2------2----------|-2--------2------------|--3--------1------|
|3------3-----------|3--------3-------------|-3--------3-------|
|------3-----------3|--------3--------------|1----------------1|
|-------------------|-----------------------|------------------|

|Bb      Bb7sus2 |F        Fsus4 |F   Fsus4            
   How I need you Mary, yeah,              how I need you
[electric]                             
|Bb      Bb7sus2 |F       Fadd9  |Fadd11 F            |
|--1-------1-----|---1--------3--|---5---1------------|
|---3-------1----|--1--------1---|--1----1------------|
|-3-------1------|-2--------2----|-2-----2------------|
|3-------3-------|3--------3-----|3------3------------|
|----------------|--------3-----3|--------------------|
|----------------|---------------|--------------------|

[pattern 1]
||: C5    C5 (D# G# D#/G F) :||
||---------------------------||
||---------------------------||
||.-/4---/4-------0---0-----.||
||.-/2---/2---0--2---0----2-.||
||--/2---/2--2--3---2--0-3---||
||----------3----------------||
||[electric]                 ||
||---------------------------||
||---------------------------||
||---------------------------||
||-9/10-9/10\----------------||
||-9/10-9/10\----------------||
||-7/8--7/8-\----------------||

|               %                    |             %             |
  When I look at the hole in your coat, I have to love you more 

|                %                    |F             F7sus2  Fsus2|F F7 Fadd5 F7|
  I remember when I was a child and my brother slept on the floor 
                                      |[electric]
                                      |---------------------------|-------------|
                                      |---------------------------|-------------|
                                      |---------------------------|5--3---------|
                                      |---------------------------|3--1---1-1-1-|
                                      |---------------------------|------------3|
                                      |1--------------------------|-------------|


|[ptrn 1]                                |          %         |
   Though I know that the sun don't shine down on every man 

|               %                      
  But when a woman let my brother down 

 |F                  Fsus4  |Fsus2   F6sus2       |C5        
I swore one day I'd land me,                me one Mary 
 [electric]
 |--------------------------|---------------------|----------|
 |--------------------------|---------------------|----------|
 |--------------------------|---------------------|5---------|
 |---3------------------6~-3|---------------------|5---------|
 |--3-----------------------|---------------------|3---------|
 |1-------------------------|---------------------|----------|


[interlude 1; acoustic only; pedal C; approx pedal time]
             Mmmm, land me one Mary
|--------|---------|----------|---------|----------|
|--------|<7>------|<12>------|<7>------|<12>------|
|--------|<7>------|<12>------|<7>------|<12>------|
|--------|<7>------|<12>------|<7>------|<12>------|
|--------|---------|----------|---------|----------|
|0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0|---0-0-0-0|----0-0-0|---0-0-0-0|

[pattern 2; approx. pedal time]
 Bb||:C   F Eb                     :||:C   F Eb                   Bb:||
---||-------------------------------||-------------------------------||
---||-------------------------------||-------------------------------||
---||.----9\7-------7--------------.||.----9\7-------7--------------.||
-7/||.9---7\5--------------------7/.||.9---7\5--------------------7/.||
-5/||-7---------7/9---10-7-------5/-||-7---------7/9---10-7-------5/-||
0-0||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
[electric; enters after 4 rpts]     ||[riff arranged for electric]   ||
---||-------------------------------||-------------------------------||
---||-------------------------------||-------------------------------||
---||.5----------------------------.||.--------------3--------------.||
---||.5----------------------------.||.----3p0---------1------------.||
-1h||-3--------------------------1h-||-3---------1h3------3~------1h-||
---||-------------------------------||-------------------------------||

Oh, Mary, yeah

[interlude 2; omitted on Scoop version]

[repeat pattern 1]

When I looked at the hole in your coat, I had to love you more 
I remember when I was a child, my brother slept on the floor, mmm-mmm 
Though I know that the sun don't shine down on every man 
But when women put my brother down 
I swore one day I'd land, I swore I'd land me Mary 

[outro; loose time]
  |C5                                               C5         
(Mary)
  |--------------------------------------<7>--------0----------
  |0----------------------------<7>------<7>--<12>--0----------
  |4----------------------------<7>------<7>--<12>--4----------
  |2----------------------------<7>-----------<12>--2----------
  |2--------------<7>-------<7>-<7>-----------------2----------
  |0---0-0-0-0-0--<7>-0-0-0-<7>--0------------------0----------
  |[electric]
  |C5                                               C5         

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