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Slip Kid – guitar tab

Slip Kid | guitar tab
By The Who
>From The Who By Numbers, 1975
Written by Pete Townshend, (c)1975 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com      rev 1999-12-24          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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Guitar 1: Capo on 3 (to play piano chords)
Guitar 2: standard
Guitar 3: Capo on 3, volume pedal
Guitar 4: standard
Guitar 5: Capo on 3, acoustic (removed from remaster)

Chord    Gtr 1&5 (piano) Gtr 2            Gtr 3       Gtr 4
G        355433          355xxx           355733      xx000x
C        x35553          8 10 10xxx                   xx555x
F        xx3565          x8 10 10xx       xx3565      xx10 10 10x
Eb       x65343          x688xx                       xx888x
Bb       6x3366          688xxx                       xx333x
Dm       x57765                                       
Gm       355333          x10 12 12xx                  
Am       577555          577xxx                       
D        x5777x          x577xx                       

Note: chords in () are piano/acoustic chords; all patterns and 
leads approximate

[intro; verse pattern]
[gtr 1; piano arr. for gtr]
||:G    (C)  (Dm)  (F)(C) |G   (C)  (Dm)  (F)  (C):||
[gtr 2]
||-----------|------------|----------|-------------||
||-----------|------------|----------|-------------||
||.----------|--------5/6/|7---------|------------.||
||.5---------|------------|--5-------|--------3/4/.||
||-----------|--------3/4/|5---------|-------------||
||-3---------|------------|--3-------|--------1/2/-||
||[gtr 5; acoustic, removed from remaster]
||-3-3-3-3---|5-5-5-5-3-3-|3-3-3-3---|5-5-5-5-3-3--||
||-3-3-5-5---|6-6-6-6-5-5-|3-3-5-5---|6-6-6-6-5-5--||
||.4-4-5-5---|7-7-7-5-5-5-|4-4-5-5---|7-7-7-5-5-5-.||
||.5-5-5-5---|7-7-7-3-5-5-|5-5-5-5---|7-7-7-3-5-5-.||
||-5-5-3-3--5|--5-5-3-3-3-|5-5-3-3--5|--5-5-3-3-3--||
||-3-3-------|-----------3|3-3-------|-----------3-||

           |G         (C
I've got my clipboard, textbooks
|Dm             F        C)
 Lead me to the station, yeah
   |G         (C          |Dm  F  
I'm off to the Civil War
     C)    |G          (C
I've got my kit bag, my heavy boots
   |Dm             F   
I'm runnin' in the rain
C)   |G         (C          |Dm F C)
Gonna run 'til my feet are raw

[chorus]
|C         F        |Eb          Bb
(Slip kid, slip kid) second generation
         |C       F     |Gm
And I'm a soldier at thirteen
|Am        D        |Am   D
(Slip kid, slip kid) realization
          |Am   D        |(Bb)      |              |G   |    |
There's no easy way to be free,   no easy way to be free
                         |----------|--------------|----|----|
                         |----------|--------------|----|----|
                         |----------|--------------|----|----|
                         |8-10-12---|14---15-------|17--|----|
                         |----------|--------------|----|----|
                         |6-8--10---|12---13-------|15--|----|

[repeat intro]
|G    (C)  (Dm)     (F)   (C)   G   (C)  (Dm) (F)  (C)   |
              It's a hard, hard world           (I left my...)
[guitar 2]                                               |
|----------|-------------------|---------|---------------|
|----------|-------------------|---------|---------------|
|----------|---------------5/6/|7--------|---------------|
|5---------|-------------------|--5------|-----3---------|
|----------|---------------3/4/|5--------|3-4-5----------|
|3---------|-------------------|--3------|---------------|

[repeat verse]
I left my doctor's prescription bungalow behind me
I left the door ajar
I got my vacuum flask
Full of hot tea and sugar
Left the keys right in my car

(Slip kid, slip kid) second generation
Only half way up the tree
(Slip kid, slip kid) I'm a relation

     |Am         D    |Bb        |              |G   |    |
I'm a soldier at sixty-three,  no easy way to be free
                      |----------|--------------|----|----|
                      |----------|--------------|----|----|
                      |----------|--------------|----|----|
                      |8-10-12---|15----14---15-|17--|---x|
                      |----------|--------------|----|----|
                      |6-8--10---|13----12---13-|15--|---x|

[bridge]

|G        |   (F)  |G      |(Bb  F) |G      |  (F)  |G     |(Bb  F) |
[gtr 3]
|3--------|--------|3------|--------|3------|-------|3-----|--------|
|3--------|--------|3------|--------|3------|-------|3-----|--------|
|7--------|--------|7------|--------|7------|-------|7-----|--------|
|5--------|--------|5------|--------|5------|-------|5-----|--------|
|5--------|--------|5------|--------|5------|-------|5-----|--------|
|---------|--------|-------|--------|-------|-------|------|--------|

[gtr 1 arr for piano]    x2                               x2
||:(Bb  G)       |       :||:(Bb  G)       |(Bb  G)       :||
                             Slip kid               
||---------------|--------||---------------|---------------||
||-8/6/8/6/8-----|--------||-8/6/8/6/8-----|8/6/8/6/8------||
||.--------------|-------.||.--------------|--------------.||
||.5-------------|-------.||.5-------------|5-------------.||
||---------------|--------||---------------|---------------||
||---------------|--------||---------------|---------------||
||[gtr 5; acoustic; removed from remaster]
||3--3--3--3--3--|--------||3--3--3--3--3--|---------------||
||3--3--3--3--3--|--------||3--3--3--3--3--|---------------||
||12-12-12-12-12-|--------||12-12-12-12-12-|---------------||
||12-12-12-12-12-|--------||12-12-12-12-12-|---------------||
||10-10-10-10-10-|--------||10-10-10-10-10-|---------------||
||---------------|--------||---------------|---------------||

Keep away old man, you won't fool me
You and your history won't rule me
You might have been a fighter, but admit you failed
I'm not affected by your blackmail   [pick slide]
You won't blackmail me

[solo]
|G                   |
(blackmail  me...)
|-----------|--------|
|-----------|--------|
|3^(5)------|3^\^\^\-|
|-----------|--------|
|-----------|--------|
|-----------|--------|

|-----------|--------|
|-----------|--------|
|-----------|--------|
|-----------|-----5/5|
|-----------|--------|
|-----------|-----3/3|

[gtr 1]
||G   (C)    (Dm)   (F)  (C) |G   (C)  (Dm)  (F)  (C) ||
||[gtr 4]                                             ||
||-----------|---------------|---------|--------------||
||-----------|-10^-10-8-10-10|8--8-----|--6-8/8/8/8-6h||
||3^(5)------|---------------|---------|--------------||
||-----------|---------------|---------|--------------||
||-----------|---------------|---------|--------------||
||-----------|---------------|---------|--------------||
||[gtr 2]                                             ||
||-----------|---------------|---------|--------------||
||-----------|---------------|---------|--------------||
||.----------|-----------5/6/|7--------|-------------.||
||.5---------|---------------|--5------|---------3/4/.||
||-----------|-----------3/4/|5--------|--------------||
||-3---------|---------------|--3------|---------1/2/-||

|:G    (C)     (Dm)  (F)  (C)  |G   (C) (Dm)(F)(C)|
|[gtr 4]                                          |
|--------------|---------------|--------|---------|
|8-6h8-6h8-6-5-|6--6-5-3---5-3-|5-3-----|-------6x|
|--------------|---------------|---3^---|---------|
|--------------|---------------|------5~|---------|
|--------------|---------------|--------|---------|
|--------------|---------------|--------|---------|
|[gtr 2]                                          |
|--------------|---------------|--------|---------|
|--------------|---------------|--------|---------|
|--------------|-----------5/6/|7-------|---------|
|5-------------|---------------|--5-----|---------|
|--------------|-----------3/4/|5-------|---------|
|3-------------|---------------|--3-----|--------8|

|C   F        |Eb    Bb   |C   F           |Gm          |
|[gtr 4]                                                |
|-------------|-----------|----------------|------------|
|------10-----|-8----6----|8~--------------|------------|
|-5-----------|-----------|----------------|------------|
|5---/10-----/|8----------|----------------|-----------7|
|-------------|-----------|----------------|------------|
|-------------|-----------|----------------|------------|
|[gtr 2]                                                |
|-------------|-----------|----------------|------------|
|-------------|-----------|----------------|------------|
|----x-10--x-8|8-8--------|---------10---10|12----------|
|10--x-10--x-8|8-8---8---x|10x10x10-10---10|12----------|
|10--x--8--x-6|6-6---8---x|10x10x10-8----8-|10----------|
|8------------|------6---x|8-x8-x8---------|-----------5|

|Am      D   |Am      D    |Am     D     |
|[gtr 4]                                 |
|------------|---5---------|-------------|
|------------|--5---8^(10)-|10^\-5-------|
|7^\(7)5-7--5|7^-----------|------7------|
|------------|-------------|-------5h7-7-|
|------------|-------------|-------------|
|------------|-------------|-------------|
|[gtr 2]                                 |
|------------|-------------|-------------|
|------------|-------------|-------------|
|--------7---|--------7----|-------7-----|
|7-x-7---7---|7-x-7---7----|7-x-7--7-----|
|7-x-7---5---|7-x-7---5----|7-x-7--5-----|
|5-x-5------5|5-x-5-------5|5-x-5--------|


|Bb      |              |G      |   (C)|(G)       |           (C)|
|[gtr 4]                                                         |
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|8------|------|----------|--6h8p6h8p6h8p|
|3-5--7--|10-9/----10---|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|1-3--5--|8--7/----8----|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|[gtr 2]                                                         |
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|8-10-12-|15-14/15-14/15|17--x17|x17--5|5---------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|6-8--10-|13-12/13-12/13|15--x15|x15--3|3---------|--------------|
|[gtr 3]                                                         |
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|-------|------|----------|--------------|
|--------|--------------|-------|------|<<10>*----|(<10>)--------|
                                        *vol. swell harmonic

|(G)    |   (C) |(G)    |       |
[gtr 3]                         |
|-------|-------|-------|-------|
|-------|-------|-------|-------|
|-------|-------|-------|-------|
|-------|-------|-------|-------|
|-------|-------|-------|-------|
|(<10>)-|(<10>)-|(<10>)-|(<10>)-|
 *harmonic feedback

[gtr 3]                                                              |
|----------|-----|----------|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|----------|-----|----------|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|<7--------|--<9-|<10-------|-------------|<5-----|--<9-|<7-----|----|
|----------|-----|----------|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|<5--------|--<7-|<8--------|-------------|<3-----|--<7-|<5-----|----|
|----------|-----|----------|-------------|-------|-----|-----3-|----|
|[gtr 2]                                                             |
|----------|-----|----------|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|----------|-----|----------|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|----------|-----|----------|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|----------|-----|----------|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|----------|-----|----------|-0-1-2-3-0-1-|2------|-----|-------|----|
|----------|-----|----------|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|[gtr 5; acoustic, removed from remaster]                            |
|3-3-3-3-3-|-----|3-3-3-3-3-|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|3-3-3-3-3-|-----|3-3-3-3-3-|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|7-7-7-7-7-|-----|7-7-7-7-7-|-------------|--%----|-----|--%----|----|
|----------|-----|----------|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|5-5-5-5-5-|-----|5-5-5-5-5-|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|
|----------|-----|----------|-------------|-------|-----|-------|----|

|       |        |     |         |       |       |(G)   |            |
                                                         (I've got my)
[gtr 3]                                                              |
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|<7-----|----<9--|<10--|---------|<5-----|---<9--|<7----|---\--------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|<5-----|----<7--|<8---|---------|<3-----|---<7--|<5----|---\--------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|[gtr 2]                                                             |
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|xxxxxx|xxxxxxxxxxxx|
|[gtr 5; acoustic, removed from remaster]                            |
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|--%----|--------|--%--|---------|--%----|-------|------|------------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
|-------|--------|-----|---------|-------|-------|------|------------|
                                                  x pick slide
                                                         \ vibrato down

[repeat first verse]
I've got my clipboard, textbooks
Lead me to the station, yeah
I'm off to the Civil War
I've got my kit bag, my heavy boots
I'm runnin' in the rain
Gonna run 'til my feet are raw

(Slip kid, slip kid) slip out of trouble
Slip over here and set me free

|Am       D        |Am          D    |Am                      D        |
(Slip kid slip kid) second generation You're slidin' down the hill like 
|------------------|-----------------|-------5-------------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|----5-------------------7--------|
|---------7--------|7^\----5-7^---7^-|------------------------7--------|
|7-x--7---7--------|-----------------|------------------------7--------|
|7-x--7---5--------|-----------------|----------------------5-5--------|
|5-x--5------------|-----------------|---------------------------------|

|(Bb)    |              |(G)           |              |          |
 me,   No easy way to be free        No easy way to be free       [etc.]
[gtr 2]              (no easy way to be free)      (no easy way to be 
|--------|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------|
|--------|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------|
|3-5--7--|10---9--------|10------------|-------9-10-9-|10--------|
|--------|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------|
|1-3--5--|8----7--------|8-------------|-------7-8--7-|8---------|
|--------|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------|

|              |          |                 |       |                 |
[gtr 2]                                                               |
|--------------|----------|-----------------|-------|-----------------|
|--------------|----------|-----------------|-------|-----------------|
|--------10-7-9|10--------|----10-9-12-10\9/|10-----|---14\12-14\12-14|
|--------------|----------|-----------------|-------|-----------------|
|--------8--5-7|8---------|----8--7-10-8--7-|8------|---12\10-12\10-12|
|--------------|----------|-----------------|-------|-----------------|

|[gtr 4]         |              |                  |             |
|----------------|--------------|--13--------------|-------------|
|----------------|--------------|------------------|-------------|
|----------------|--------------|12----------------|-------------|
|----------------|--------------|------------------|-------------|
|----------------|--------------|------------------|-------------|
|----------------|--------------|------------------|-------------|
[gtr 2]                                                          
|----------------|--------------|------------------|-------------|
|----------------|--------------|------------------|-------------|
|14-12-----------|--14\12-14\12-|12-14-12-14/15-12-|14-12--------|
|----------------|--------------|------------------|-------------|
|12-10-----------|--12\10-12\10-|10-12-10-12/13-10-|12-10--------|
|----------------|--------------|------------------|-------------|

|              |             |        |                   |           |
[gtr 4]                                                               |
|-13-12-15-12--|-----------12|8/10----|-------------------|15-13-12-13|
|--------------|-------------|--------|15-13-15-13-15-13--|-----------|
|--------------|-------------|--------|-------------------|-----------|
|--------------|-------------|--------|-------------------|-----------|
|--------------|-------------|--------|-------------------|-----------|
|--------------|-------------|--------|-------------------|-----------|
[gtr 2]                                                                
|--------------|-------------|--------|-------------------|-----------|
|--------------|-------------|--------|-------------------|-----------|
|-9/10---------|---9/10-9\7--|---5/7--|-------10-9-10/9-7/|9-10-------|
|--------------|-------------|--------|-------------------|-----------|
|-7/8----------|---7/8--7\5--|---3/5--|-------8--7--8/7-5/|7-8--------|
|--------------|-------------|--------|-------------------|-----------|

|                    |               |       |          |       |
[gtr 4]                                                         |
|--------------------|---------------|-------|----------|-------|
|13------------------|------------13/|15---15|\13/15\13-|15/17--|
|--------------------|---------------|-------|----------|-------|
|--------------------|---------------|-------|----------|-------|
|--------------------|---------------|-------|----------|-------|
|--------------------|---------------|-------|----------|-------|
[gtr 2]                                                          
|--------------------|---------------|-------|----------|-------|
|--------------------|---------------|-------|----------|-------|
|--10/12-12/13\12--9/|10-----12\10-9/|10-----|-12\10--9/|10-----|
|--------------------|---------------|-------|----------|-------|
|---8/10-10/11\10--7/|8------10\8--7/|8------|-10\8---7/|8------|
|--------------------|---------------|-------|----------|-------|

|          |               |                    |          |          |
[gtr 4]                                                               |
|----------|---------------|--------------------|----------|----------|
|--17\15-13|13-------------|--------------------|----------|----------|
|----------|-------------14|15-14h15p14-12-12-10|7---------|----8^\-6-|
|----------|---------------|--------------------|----------|----------|
|----------|---------------|--------------------|----------|----------|
|----------|---------------|--------------------|----------|----------|
|[gtr 2]                                                              |
|----------|---------------|--------------------|----------|----------|
|----------|---------------|--------------------|----------|----------|
|-12\10--9/|10-----12\10-9/|10------------------|-12\10--9/|10--------|
|----------|---------------|--------------------|----------|----------|
|-10\8---7/|8------10\8--7/|8-------------------|-10\8---7/|8---------|
|----------|---------------|--------------------|----------|----------|

[gtr 4]
|----------|---------------|-------|-------
|8^--------|8^\-8-8^------6|-8---6-|-------
|----------|---------------|------5|7------
|----------|---------------|-------|-------
|----------|---------------|-------|-------
|----------|---------------|-------|-------
|[gtr 2]                                   
|----------|---------------|-------|-------
|----------|---------------|-------|-------
|-12\10--9/|10-----12\10-9/|10-----|-12\10-
|----------|---------------|-------|-------
|-10\8---7/|8------10\8--7/|8------|-10\8--
|----------|---------------|-------|-------


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