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No Road Romance – guitar crd

No Road Romance | guitar crd
By Pete Townshend, April 1978
>Appears on Who Are You (1996 reissue), 1978
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1978 Towser Tunes, Inc.

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transcribed by                                        Whotabs                   
litgo@aol.com                     2000-01-16          www.thewho.net/whotabs    
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Dm         xx12 10 10 10                Eb         x6888x
Fmaj7/C    8x10 9 10 8                  Bb         688766
Ebmaj7/Bb  6x8786                       Ab         466544
Bb/G       x10 888x                     Cm         x46654
Eb/C       8x888x                       Ebmaj7     x68786
F          x8 10 10 10 x                G          335433
Ebmaj7/G   x(10)8786 or x10 888(10)     Dsus2      xx0230
A          (5)x7655                     Gsus4      (3)x5533
D          x00232                       Asus4      (5)x7755

[piano approximately arranged for guitar]


[verse]
         Dm                               Fmaj7/C  
When you look through the lights to the stage 
                        Ebmaj7/Bb
You see the man of your dreams
              Eb/G                     Eb/C                       F
You think his life's full parties and love but it's not what it seems

             Dm                    Fmaj7/C  
If you could see in his room right now 
                           Ebmaj7/Bb
You'd see how much love is showed
        Ebmaj7/G         A              D
There's never really any romance on the road

His forehead seems cut in two by the crease in his brow
He chews his nails as he fidgets just trying to settle on down
The TV channels keep flippin', his adrenaline slowed
There's never really any romance on the road, oh no

[chorus]
              Eb      F      Bb
There's never romance on the road
         Eb/C       Eb/G Ab
Only frustration and overload
                 Eb                   Cm
He could fall in love, but he'd never know
               Ebmaj7               Ebmaj7/G
For she's only riding and he's only hiding
             F                      Cm
He's sure to ask, 'cause she won't say no
            F                F              Bb
But there's never really any romance on the road

He was up in the bar straight-backed, did you see him before?
Did he sign you his name, come with me, listen in at his door
Hear himself so drunk calling home, can't remember the code
You know, there's never really any romance on the road, oh no no no

[bridge]
               G                            
He's held some beautiful girls in his arms, 
                        D      Dsus2 D
But now he clutches his bunk
            A                                                     Ab
For all the good that they're doing him now he might as well be a monk
        Eb                     Eb/G                         Eb/C
For his memories ain't worth a thing 'til he's old and he's gone
        G                        Gsus4   G             A    Asus4 A
And his past never quite catches up, the show's moving on

[repeat verse]
Did he say he kept a picture of a blonde-haired girl who'd been kind
When he was last home his own daughter brought it into his mind
Maybe closing bars and jets, paid some debts that he owed
But there's never really any romance on the road

[repeat chorus]
There's never romance on the road
Only frustration and overload
He's never learned a thing from the dust that blowed
On stage for an hour on a laser beam tower
But you know he slept while a neon glowed
There's never really any romance on the road

There's never romance on the road
Only frustration and overload
He could fall in love, but he'd never know
For she's only riding and he's only hiding
He's sure to ask, but she won't say no
There's never really any romance on the road

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litgo@aol.com

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