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Never Ask Me – guitar tab

Never Ask Me | guitar tab
By Pete Townshend, 1977
>From Another Scoop, 1987
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1987 Towser Tunes Inc/Eel Pie Recording Produtions 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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Transcribed by Mark Hedley
Relativity@hawaii.rr.com

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additions by                                          Whotabs                   
litgo@aol.com                     2001-10-07          www.thewho.net/whotabs    
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piano arr for guitar

Mark

D         [ x 5 7 7 7 x ]
Emaj7     [ x 6 8 7 8 6 ]
Cm        [ x 3 5 5 4 3 ]
Cm/Bb     [ x 1 5 5 4 3 ]
Cm/A      [ x 0 5 5 4 3 ]
Fm        [ 1 3 3 1 1 1 ]
Bb        [ x 1 3 3 3 1 ]
C#        [ x 4 6 6 6 4 ]
Eb        [ x 6 8 8 8 6 ]
G         [ 3 5 5 4 3 3 ]
G/F       [ 1 5 5 4 x x ]
Abmaj7    [ 4 x 5 5 4 3 ]

|D7sus4   Gmaj7/D  |Ebmaj7   Dmaj7    |Ebmaj7    Cm  |D        |

D7sus4
 I asked her once
Gmaj7/D
 I asked her twice
Ebmaj7/D                        Dmaj7
 Her first reply just seemed as cold as ice.
Ebmaj7 Cm          D
(Never ask me if I love you)

D7sus4
 I was in doubt
Gmaj7/D
 I begin to shout
Ebmaj7/D                Dmaj7
 She kept on laying the same line out,
Ebmaj7 Cm          D
(Never ask me if I love you)

Ebmaj7           Cm          Fm              Bb
  She said never ask me if I love you baby.
Ebmaj7               Cm              Fm      Bb       
  What do you really think I'm gonna say?
Cm      C#          Eb                   Fm         G   
  Never ask me if I love you 'cuz if you don't know now
    Abmaj7
you never will
    Cm        F          Abmaj7  G7
and words are still just words until


Just tell me once
Just tell me twice
and baby, baby, I glide to the heights.
(Never ask me if I love you)

I have you near
I kiss your ear
But I'm so insecure I just got to hear you say it 
Ebmaj7 Cm          G      Gsus4   G
(Never ask me if I love you)

Cm                       G
I've just got to pin her down
   G/F                  C
My heart bleeds for the sound
       F/C              G/C       F/C
of her shouting out she loves me.
Abmaj7              G
 As it is I sit and guess
   G/F
My head's in such a mess
Cm           Cm/Bb                   Cm/A    
  What's the use the whole trips about me?
Abmaj7              A     Asus4   
Does she really love me?

D     
(Never ask me...)
     
(solo)

|D7sus4        Gmaj7/D      |Ebmaj7               Dmaj7                   |
|---------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------------10-|-------7^(8)\-^(8)\--10--8h10-8/7------------|
|---7-9^\-7------7-9^\-7---7|(^9)\7---------------------------7-----------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------------7-5-4------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------------------5----|
|---------------------------|---------------------------------------------|

|Ebmaj7       Cm         |D                        |
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------1-1-5-5--8-8-----|7h8p7\5/7-----4h5p4-4----|
|6--\--------------------|-------------------7-----|
|------------------------|-------------------------|

|Ebmaj7         Cm       |Fm              Bb             |
|------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------11-----|--11-11----11h13---------------|
|--5-7-8-5-----/12------/|10--------------10-------------|
|------------------------|---------------------8h10-8----|
|------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------------|

|Ebmaj7         Cm       |Fm              Bb             |
|------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------|/13-11-------------------------|
|--7-7-7-8-5-----7-8--7-8|----------12-12-10-------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------------|

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[edited]
Never ask me, never ask me, whoo

I sit and dream that you came clean
You told me you loved me, but in reality you're sayin'...
(Never ask me if I love you)

Such simple words I never heard
Why can't you tell me, babe, it seems so absurd
(Just never ask me if I love you)

Never ask me if I love you
What do you really think I'm gonna say?

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Cm    C#          Eb                   Fm         G
Never ask me if I love you 'cuz if you don't know now
    Amaj7
you never will
    Cm        F          Abmaj7  G7
and words are still just words until

I asked you once
I asked you twice
Your first reply just seemed as cold as ice.
(Please, never ask me if I love you.)

I'm in such doubt
I've got to shout
You keep on laying the same lines out,
Ebmaj7 Cm         D
(Never ask me if I love you.)

       Ebmaj7       F
Please tell me
             (Never ask me)

       Ebmaj7       F
Please tell me
             (Never ask me)

                G
Please tell me
             (I love you...)

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litgo@aol.com

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#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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