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The Punk Meets The Godfather – guitar tab

The Punk Meets The Godfather | guitar tab
By The Who
>From Quadrophenia, 1973
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1973 Fabulous Music Ltd. 

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 transcription by  D. Speredelozzi     2004-08-06         Whotabs         
       updated by  D. Speredelozzi     2005-04-14         www.thewho.net/whotabs

above 9th fret:
A=10, B=11, C=12, D=13, E=14
lowercase letter means single note or root chord only
note in () means note is optional
chord in () means chord is implied
rt  means root note
 !  means omit note
 *  means bend note 1/4 step
 ~  means bend note half step
 ^  means bend note whole step
 `  means strike bent note again
 r  means return bent note to original tone
<N> means harmonic on fret N
 x  means strike muffled string
 P  means palm-mute string
 hN means hammer-on to fret N
 Xp means pull-off from fret X
XhN means hammer-on to fret N from fret X
XpN means pull-off from fret X to fret N
 .N means hammer-on to fret N with right hand
 v  means use vibrato
 /  means slide up
 \  means slide down
   means diminished
 +  means augmented (raise 5th 1/2 step)
 -  means lower note 1/2 step
 |  is timing bar
   means let note ring until : 
In tablature, chords begin directly under the first letter in the chord
 name.  Consequently, it is sometimes necessary to use more than one line
 of text when identifying chord names and placement, due to the fact that
 chord names will often overlap one another.  Chords appearing on adjacent
 lines in the text should be treated as if they were all on the same line
 with their names superimposed over one another; with each chord's occurence
 in the tab indicated by the first letter of the chord name. 
(Nx) above and to the left of block of chords means repeat block N times
(Nx) at end of line means repeat line N times





   A5    Dadd9/A    Fmaj7/A    G/A    G5   Dadd9    G5/D    D    G/D    D9sus

---5--------0----------0--------3-----3------0-------3------2-----3-------5----
---5--------7----------1--------3-----3------7-------3------3-----3-------5----
---2--------7----------2--------4-----0------7-------0------2-----4-------5----
---2--------7----------3--------5-----0------7-------5------0-----0-------0----
---0--------0----------0--------0-----x------5-------5------x-----x-------x----
---x--------x----------x--------x-----3------x-------x------x-----x-------x----



  D(ii)    Dsus4    D7sus4    G/D(ii)    E    A/E   E6sus4    E7sus4    Dsus2

----5--------5--------8----------7-------0-----0------9---------A---------0----
----7--------8--------8----------8-------9-----A------A---------A---------3----
----7--------7--------7----------7-------9-----9------9---------9---------2----
----0--------0--------0----------0-------9-----B------9---------9---------0----
----x--------x--------x----------x-------x-----x------x---------x---------x----
----x--------x--------x----------x-------0-----0------0---------0---------x----



  G5/C    G5/B    A7sus4    A7

---3-------3--------0-------0--------------------------------------------------
---3-------3--------3-------2--------------------------------------------------
---0-------0--------0-------0--------------------------------------------------
--(0)-----(0)-------2-------2--------------------------------------------------
---3-------2--------0-------0--------------------------------------------------
---x-------x--------x-------x--------------------------------------------------






Breakdown tab:


  D           Dsus2       D           Dsus2       D
  My-         my-         my-         my-         my-     g-g-g-g-
  ge-         ne-         ra-         tion

  |           |           |           |           |
  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
--2-----------0-----------2-----------0-----------2-------------
------3-----------3-----------3-----------3-----------3---------
----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----
--------------------------------------------------------------0-
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------





Chorus 2 lick tab:


  E                               A/E
 gutter

  |                               |
  |               |               |               |
  |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
--------------------------------------7---------------------------
------------------------------7---~-------`---r-------------------
--------------------------------------------------9---\-------9-v-
---------------------------------------------------------7/9------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------






Intro:

  (2x)
    A5,    Dadd9/A

    Fmaj7/A,   G/A,   G5,  A5




Verse 1:

       A5                          Dadd9                   Fmaj7/A   G5/D         G5   A5
    You declared you would be three inches taller- you only   became what we made you

          A5                         Dadd9              Fmaj7/A   G5/D           G5   A5
    Thought you were chasing a destiny calling- you only     earned what we gave you


 
      D                            G/D                  D9sus                 G/D
    You fell and cried as our people were starving- now you know that we blame you

       A5                          Dadd9                Fmaj7/A   G5/D           G5    A5
    You tried to walk on the trail we were carving- now you   know that we framed you





Chorus 1:

       D(ii)                 Dsus4      D7sus4         G/D(ii)
    I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes

                                                       E       A/E
    No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter



       E                  E6sus4                  E7sus4
    I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent

                                   A/E                          E7sus4     E
    Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter





Breakdown 1: (see tab above)

        D   Dsus2   D   Dsus2   D                  D   Dsus2   D   Dsus2   D
    My-  my-    my-  my-    my     g- g- g- g- ge-  ne-    ra-  tion

        D   Dsus2   D   Dsus2   D                  D   Dsus2   D   Dsus2   D
    My-  my-    my-  my-    my     g- g- g- g- ge-  ne-    ra-  tion





Repeat Intro 1:

  (2x)
    A5,    Dadd9/A

    Fmaj7/A,   G/A,   G5,  A5




Verse 2: (same as V1)

    We tried to speak between lines of oration- you could only repeat what we told you
    Your axe belongs to a dying nation- they don't know that we own you

    You're watching movies trying to find the feelers- you only see what we show you
    We're the slaves of the phony leaders- breathe the air we have blown you





Chorus 2: (same as C1- see Chorus 2 lick tab above)

    I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
    No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter

    I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent
    Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter





Breakdown 2: (same as B1)

    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation





Bridge:

      D   Dsus2        D     Dsus2    G5/C
    I have to be careful not to preach

                                     G5/B
    I can't pretend that I can teach

                                        A7sus4   A7        A7sus4   A7    
    And yet I've lived your future out,  by pounding stages    like a clown



      D     Dsus2      D         Dsus2    G5/C
    And on the dance floor, broken glass

                                  G5/B
    The bloody faces slowly pass

                                   A7sus4   A7    A7sus4   A7       A7sus4   A7 
    The broken seats in empty rows- It all belongs to me, you know

      A7
    Okay!





Repeat Intro 2:

  (2x)
    A5,    Dadd9/A

    Fmaj7/A,   G/A,   G5,  A5




Verse 3: (same as V1)

    You declared you would be three inches taller- you only became what we made you
    Thought you were chasing a destiny calling- you only earned what we gave you

    You fell and cried as our people were starving- now you know that we blame you
    You tried to walk on the trail we were carving- now you know that we framed you





Chorus 3: (same as C1)

    I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
    No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter

    I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent
    Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter





Outtro/ Breakdown 3: (same as B1- repeat and fade)

    My- my- my- my- my                 generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation

    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation




-----------------------------


    You declared you would be three inches taller- you only became what we made you
    Thought you were chasing a destiny calling- you only earned what we gave you

    You fell and cried as our people were starving- now you know that we blame you
    You tried to walk on the trail we were carving- now you know that we framed you


    I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
    No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter

    I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent
    Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter

    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    


    We tried to speak between lines of oration- you could only repeat what we told you
    Your axe belongs to a dying nation- they don't know that we own you

    You're watching movies trying to find the feelers- you only see what we show you
    We're the slaves of the phony leaders- breathe the air we have blown you
    

    I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
    No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter

    I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent
    Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter

    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    


    I have to be careful not to preach
    I can't pretend that I can teach
    And yet I've lived your future out
    By pounding stages like a clown

    And on the dance floor, broken glass
    The bloody faces slowly pass
    The broken seats in empty rows
    It all belongs to me, you know
    Okay!
    


    You declared you would be three inches taller- you only became what we made you
    Thought you were chasing a destiny calling- you only earned what we gave you

    You fell and cried as our people were starving- now you know that we blame you
    You tried to walk on the trail we were carving- now you know that we framed you


    I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
    No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter- oh yeah!

    I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent
    Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter

    My- my- my- my- my     generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation

    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation



-----------------------------


 transcription by  D. Speredelozzi     2004-08-06

       updated by  D. Speredelozzi     2005-04-14

 requests/corrections?   email:  tune_cracker@yahoo.com

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The Punk Meets the Godfather | guitar tab
By The Who
>From Quadrophenia, 1973
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1973 Fabulous Music Ltd. 

==============                                                        
transcribed by                                     Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com              1999-04-03              www.thewho.net/whotabs     
==============                                                        

Note: /A implied by bass

A5       x02255        G/C      x30033
Dsus2/A  x00230        G/B      x20033
Fmaj7/A  133210        G/D      xx0433
G        3x0033        D7       xx0535
G5/D     xx0033        E6       042200
F        1(t)33211     A/C#     x42220
Esus4    022200        E7       050430


[intro]

|A5 ////  |Dsus2/A ////  |Fmaj7/A //// G /|G  A5ii      |

|A5 ////  |Dsus2/A ////  |Fmaj7/A //// G /|G  A5ii  (C^)|

|A5                         |Dsus2/A             
   You declared you would be three inches taller 
   |Fmaj7/A G5/D        |G    A5  |
You only  became what we made you
|A5                        |Dsus2/A        
 Thought you were chasing a destiny calling
   |Fmaj7/A G5/D          |G    A5 |
You only    earned what we gave you

|D                          |G/D                   |
   You fell and cried as our people were starving 
|D7                  |G/D         |
 Now you know that we blame you
|A5                        |Dsus2/A               
   You tried to walk on the trail we were carving 
|Fmaj7/A G5/D        |G      A5   |
 Now you know that we framed you

[chorus]
|D                   |Dsus4                   |G/C   
   I'm the guy in the sky flying high flashing eyes
                  |G/B                     |E  E    |Esus4       |(E) 
No surprise I told lies I'm the punk in the gutter                    
                                                    |--7---------|-0--
                                                    |7^-\7-5\-2--|----
                                                    |------------|----
                                       [fill, 2nd   |------------|----
                                       chorus only] |------------|----
                                                    |------------|----

|E                 |E6                   |E7
   I'm the new president and I grew and I bent
                        |A/C#                       |E        |    |
Don't you know? Don't it show? I'm the punk with the stutter

[break]
|D  D2 D   D2 D           D  D2 D   D2 D    |
 My my my my my   G-g-g-g gener-a---tion    
|2--0--2-|-0--2----------|2--0--2-|-0--2----|
|-3--3--3|--3--3---------|-3--3--3|--3--3---|
|--2--2--|2--2--2--------|--2--2--|2--2--2--|
|--------|-------0-------|--------|-------0-|
|--------|---------------|--------|---------|
|--------|---------------|--------|---------|

|D     D2 D   D2 D           D  D2 D   D2 D    |
 You know my my my   G-g-g-g gener-a---tion    
|2-----0--2-|-0--2----------|2--0--2-|-0--2----|
|-3-----3--3|--3--3---------|-3--3--3|--3--3---|
|--2-----2--|2--2--2--------|--2--2--|2--2--2--|
|-----------|-------0-------|--------|-------0-|
|-----------|---------------|--------|---------|
|-----------|---------------|--------|---------|


[repeat intro]

We tried to speak between lines of oration
You could only repeat what we told you
Your axe belongs to a dying nation
They don't know that we own you
You're watching movies trying to find the feelers
You only see what we show you
We're the slaves of the phony leaders
Breathe the air we have blown you

[repeat chorus]
I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
No surprise I told lies, I'm the punk in the gutter
Whoo, I'm the new president and I grew and I bent
Don't you know? Don't it show? I'm the punk with the stutter

[repeat break]
My my my my my G-g-g-g generation, You know my my my G-g-g-g generation

|Dsus2         |Dsus2   D     |G/C               |G/C            |G/B
   I have to be careful not to preach, I can't pretend that I can teach
         |G/B              |Asus4          |A                   |
And yet I lived your future out by pounding stages like a clown
|Dsus2       |Dsus2       D     |G/C              |G/C         |G/B 
   And on the dance floor broken glass, and bloody faces slowly pass
            |G/B           |Asus4         |Asus4           |A    |A   |
The numbered seats in empty rows, it all belongs to me, you know

OK!

[repeat intro; first verse, chorus and break]

=============
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