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The Relay – guitar tab

The Relay | guitar tab
By The Who, 1972
>Appears on 30 Years of Maximum R&B box set
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1972 Fabulous Music Ltd.

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

previously transcribed by Jason/Kenny Sahr
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transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com      rev 2001-01-25          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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Note: all leads and patterns are approximate.

[intro; synth]
|E     D A|E     D A|E     D A|E     D A|

[verse]
       |E                     D A|E                          D A   |
You can hear it in the street     See it in the dragging feet,  the
[approx main strumming pattern]
      ||0----0--0--0---0--0-0-2-0||
      ||0----0--0--0---0--0-0-3-2||
      ||1----1--1--1---1--1/1-2-2||
      ||2----0--2--0---2--0h2-0-2||
      ||2----0--2--0---2--0h2-0-0||
      ||0----0--0--0---0--0/0----||

|E                    D    A |E       D A
 Word is getting out about control
   |E                           D A   |E               D A  |
The spies, they've come and gone,  the story travels on,  the
|E                       D    A   |E          D A|
 Only private place is inside your soul

[chorus]
|D              A   |D             A  |
   From tree to tree,  from you to me

|G                  D             |A                  |             |
 Traveling twice as fast as on any freeway
                                  |-------------------|5------------|
                                  |-------------------|5----------5-|
                                  |--4^\-2------2-----|2--4^\4-2--2-|
                                  |-------4-2-4---4---|2--------4-2-|
                                  |0------------------|-----------0-|
                                  |-------------------|-------------|


|D            A    |D                 A       |
 Every single dream wrapped up in the scheme

|G               D             |A         |             |(B)
    They all get carried on the Relay               (The Relay...)
                               |--5-------|--5----------|--
                               |--5-------|--5----------|--
                               |--2-------|2-2---------4|4-
                               |----------|------------4|4-
                               |0-----3p0-|------------2|2-
                               |----------|-------------|--

    |B      E                 |
(The Relay) Things are brewing
    |B      E                |
(The Relay) Something's doing
    |B                E         |
(The Relay) There's a revolution
    |B              C        D      |E   
            Hand me down a solution, yeah
(The Relay)    (The Re-------lay)

[interlude]
|E            D A |E                 D A  |E               D A|
       Pass it on...                       keep on...    A relay
|-----------------|-----------12\---------|-------------------|
|---12------------|-----------12\-14--14--|------------3h5-3--|
|---12-14-12------|-----12--------14^-14^\|12^--------------4-|
|-----------14~-12|12-14---12-------------|---12-12-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------------|--------14\--------|

|E                   D A|E     D A|E                    D A|
|------------0----------|---------|------------------------|
|------------5-------3--|--2^\^\--|------------------------|
|2p0-----------------2--|--2^\^\--|0h2p0-0--------------0--|
|----2-2--0-0--0h2p0-0--|---------|-------2p0------0-2-0--2|
|-----------------------|---------|------------------------|
|----------0------------|---------|----------3-0-3---------|

|E          D A |E          D A|
|-----------0-0-|--------------|
|3----------3-2-|------0-------|
|0----------2-2-|------4-------|
|-2-0-2-----2-2-|------2-------|
|---------------|-----2--------|
|---------------|3p0-0------2--|

|F#                     B|F#                    B|
                       ...Ahhh.....
|---------------2--------|---------2p0-----------|
|4^\---4^\------2--------|-------------2-5h7--5-7|
|4^\2--4^\2--------4-----|-2-4^\-2---------------|
|----4-----4-2-4--4-4-2-4|4----------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------|

|F#                     B|F#                     B|
|7^-7-5h7-5---7^-7-5-5---|----------2-------------|
|-----------7-------7--2-|------------2^----------|
|-----------------------4|2-----------2^----------|
|------------------------|-4-2h4/4-4-4---4--------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|

|F#                           |F#                        B|
|------------2----------------|------2-2------------------|
|4^\---4^\---2-4-2-4----------|4^\---2-2----2-2---2-------|
|4^\2--4^\2----4-2-4-2--------|4^\2---------2-2-2-2-------|
|----4-----4-----------4-2-4--|----4-----4-4----4---------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|

|F#                 B|F#           G  D |
    ....Ahhhh........              Ah Ah 
|--------------------|------------------|
|--4^\---4^\---------|-------------3--3-|
|--4^\---4^\--2-2----|-------------0--2-|
|4-----------4-4-4-2/|4------------0--0-|
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|-------------3--2-|

|E               D A|E           D A|E               D A|E          D A|
 Ahh
|-------------------|-------0-0-0---|-------------------|-------0-0-0--|
|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|--------------|
|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|--------------|
|2-2-0h2-2-0-2p0----|2-2-0h2----2---|2-2-0h2-2-0-2p0----|2-2-0h2----2p0|
|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|--------------|
|---------------3---|---------------|---------------3---|--------------|

Someone disapproves of what you say and do 
I was asked to see what I could really learn you
Don't believe your eyes, they're telling only lies
What is done in the first place don't concern you

|D              A         |D             A  |
   From tree to tree,        from you to me
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------4^\2-2|
|-----------------------4-|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|

|G                  D             |A                  |             |
Traveling twice as fast as on any freeway
                                  |--------------5----|----------5--|
                                  |-----------------2-|----------5-x|
                                  |-----4^\4/2-2--4^\2|---4p2----2-x|
                                  |-----------4-------|2h4------2--x|
                                  |-------------------|------3p0----|
                                  |-------------------|-------------|

|D            A    |G                 D      |
 Every single dream wrapped up in the scheme
|G              D             |A           |             | B
   They all get carried on the Relay                 (the  Relay)
                              |------------|(12)---------|------
                              |-----14~----|-------------|------
                              |-----14~----|-------------|------
                              |-----14~----|-------------|------
                              |0-----------|-------------|------
                              |------------|-------------|<(7)--

[repeat chorus]
(The Relay) Things are brewing
(The Relay) Something's doing
(The Relay) There's a revolution
(The Relay) Hand me down a solution, yeah, pass it on, pass it on...

[repeat and fade]

|E        D A|E              D A|E             D A |E        D A |
|------------|------------------|-----------12\----|-------------|
|--14^\------|------12----------|--14^\-----12\----|-------------|
|--14^\12----|------12----------|--14^\12--------2-|2^-0---------|
|---------14-|-12h14--14/14/14--|---------14-------|-----2-2-----|
|------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|

|E                  D A |E                  D A|
|-----------------------|----------------------|
|-----------------------|-10^-10-8-------------|
|-----------------------|----------9-9/9\--9/9/|
|-7-7-7-7^-7^-7^-7^\-5--|----------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------------|

|E                         D A|E            D A|
|----------------------0------|--0-------------|
|----------------------0------|--0--2----------|
|9-9/9-7-7/7-6--4p2p0---------|--4--2----------|
|-------------------------2p0h|2----2----------|
|-----------------------------|----------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------|

|E        D A|E       D A|E           D A|E                      D A|
|12\-(12)~---|-----------|---------12\---|--------------------------|
|12\-(12)~---|--12-12-14-|12-14-12-12\---|-12/12-12-12-14-----------|
|9\--(12)~---|--12-12-14-|12-14-12-------|-12/12-12-12-14-----------|
|------------|--12-12-14-|12-14-12-------|-12/12-12-12-14-----------|
|------------|-----------|---------------|--------------------------|
|------------|-----------|---------------|--------------------------|

|E     DA|E          D A|E               D A|E                  D A|
|--------|--------------|-------------------|----------------------|
|2^\-2^\-|2^\2^\2^\-----|-------------------|----------------------|
|2^\-2^\-|2^\2^\2^\-----|-------------------|----------2^-2-0------|
|--------|--------------|2/2-2-2-0-2-0--0---|2/2-2-2-2--------2p0--|
|--------|--------------|-------------------|----------------------|
|--------|--------------|--------------3----|--------------------3^|

|E          D A |E    DA|E               D A|E            D A |
  The Relay....The Relay   The Relay....
|-----0---------|--0----|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----5---------|--5----|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----4---------|--4----|----0--------------|-----------------|
|---2-----------|-------|0-2---2-0h2-2p0h2--|2p0--------2-----|
|---------------|-------|-------------------|---2p0-----------|
|-0-------------|-------|-------------------|------3p0-3------|

|E              D A |E   DA|E               D A  |
|-------0-----------|------|---------------------|
|-------0-----------|------|14^\^\^\^---12~------|
|----0--------------|------|14^\^\^\^---12~------|
|0-2---2-0h2-2p0h2--|2p0---|---------------14----|
|-------------------|---2p0|---------------------|
|-------------------|------|---------------------|


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litgo@aol.com

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
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