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Water – guitar tab

Water | guitar tab
By the Who, 1970
>Available on Rarities Vol II., 1983, Two's Missing, 1987, and Odds & Sods reissue, 1998
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1973 Fabulous Music Ltd.

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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Previous transcription by Andy Dennis
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transcribed by                                  Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com               2001-05-22          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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F7sus4   x 8 8 8 11 11
Bb(add4) x(8)8 8 11 10
F        x 8 10 10 10 x
F5       133xxx
Bb5      x133xx
G7       3x0031
C        x355xx

Note: leads are approximate

[intro]
 F7sus4                       Bb(add4)
----11-------11------------------10----------
------11-------11-----11x----------11--------
---8----8---8----8---8---8-------8---8---8---
--8--------8--------8-----8----8--------8----
-8--------8--------8----------8--------8-----
---------------------------------------------

The foreman over there hates the gang
                                        |-6------------
                                        |-8------------
                                        |-7--.-.-.-.-.-
                                        |--------------
                                        |--------------
                                        |--------------

The poor people on the porch get it so rough
                                             |-8--8-8---
                                             |-9--9-9---
                                             |-8--8-8---
                                             |----------
                                             |----------
                                             |----------

Truck drivers drive like the devil
                                  |---11--
                                  |--11---
                                  |-8-----
                                  |-------
                                  |-------
                                  |-------

The policemen, they're acting so tough
                                     |-------------------
                                     |-------------------
                                     |-10----------------
                                     |-10-/-/-/-/-/-/-/--
                                     |-8-----------------
                                     |-8-----------------

They need water                           Good water
               |------------------------               |---------
               |------------------------               |-----8---
               |--------------------1---               |----8----
               |--------------------3---               |---8-----
               |--------------------3---               |--8------
               |0h1-0h1-0h1-0h1-0h1-----               |---------

They need water
              |-----11------------
              |----11-------------
              |----8--------------
              |---8---------------
              |--8----------------
              |-------------------

And I'm sure there isn't one of us here who'd say no to somebody's daughter
No, no, no...

[verse; approximate strum pattern...]
   F                   (Eb) Bb(add4)     (Eb)   F7sus4  (Eb) Bb(add4)   (Eb)
||------------------------|----10-10--10-----|----11-11----|-10-10-10------||
||-10-10-10---------------|-11-11-11--11-----|----11-11----|-11-11-11------||
||.10-10-10-10-8-10--10-8-|-8--8--8---8--8-8/|-10-8--8-x-x-|-8--8--8--8-8/.||
||.10-10-10-10-8-10--10-8-|-8--8--8---8--8-8/|-10-8--8-x-x-|-8--8--8--8-8/.||
||-8--8--8--8--8-8---8----|-8--8--8---8---(6)|-8--8--8-x-x-|----------6-6/-||
||------------------------|------------------|-------------|---------------||

   |F                             |Bb(add4)
The foreman over there hates the gang
|F                                     |Bb(add4)
 The poor people on the farms get it so rough
|F                            |Bb(add4)
  Truck drivers drive like the devil
|F                              |Bb(add4)
The policemen they're acting so tough
         |F5      F7b5 F |                 |Dm     |Dm/C  |Dm/Bb  |Dm/A      |
They need water                        Good water                      (They...)  
         |---------------|-----------------|----1--|--1---|--1----|---1------|
         |---------------|-----------------|----3--|--3---|--3----|---3------|
         |---------------|-----------------|----2--|--2---|--2----|---2------|
         |3--3--3-3-1-3--|3--3-1h3-1-1h3-1-|0-----0|------|-------|----------|
         |3--3--3-3-1-3--|3--3-1h3-1-1h3-1-|-------|3----3|1-----1|-0--0-----|
         |1--1--1-1-1-1--|1--1-------------|-------|------|-------|------3-1-|

          G7        |Bb                      |
They need water          And maybe somebody's daughter

|F7sus4              |Bb(add4)          |F  F7sus4      F |Bb(add4)  |
|11---11--11-11-11---|10-10-10----------|-----------------|----------|
|11---11--11-11-11---|11-11-11----------|-----------------|----------|
|8----8---8--8--8--xx|8--8--8--8-8-8-8\-|--3-3-3-3-1------|3---3--1--|
|8----8---8--8--8--xx|8--8--8--8-8-8-8\-|3-3-3-3-3-1-3--3-|3---3--1--|
|8----8---8--8--8----|---------6-6-6-6\-|3-3-3-3-3---3--3-|1---1--1--|
|--------------------|------------------|1--------------1-|----------|

Indian Lake is burning
New York skyline is hazy
The River Thames is turning dry
The whole world is blazing

       |F5      F7b5 F |                 |Dm     |Dm/C  |Dm/Bb  |Dm/A      |
We need water              Wow yeah, good water                 Ooh, they need  
       |---------------|-----------------|1---1--|1--1--|1--1---|1----1----|
       |---------------|-----------------|3---3--|3--3--|3--3---|3----3----|
       |----------1----|-----------------|2---2--|2--2--|2--2---|2----2----|
       |--3---1h3---3--|-------3---------|0-----0|------|-------|----------|
       |--3------------|3-3----3---------|-------|3----3|1-----1|-0--------|
       |1-1-1----------|1-1----1---------|-------|------|-------|----------|

|G7     |Bb                        |F
 Water       and maybe somebody's daughter

|F         |Bb                |F       |Bb        |
                                          (Ah gimme...)
|----------|------------------|--------|----------|
|----------|------------------|--------|----------|
|---3---3-3|-------3-3-1-3-1^-|--------|----------|
|3--3-3-3-3|3-3-3--3-3-1-3-1^-|3--3-3--|3-3-3----3|
|3--3------|------------------|--------|----------|
|1---------|------------------|--1-1-1-|-1--1----1|

                   |F            |    Bb F  Bb  F               |
Ah gimme gimme good water                         (A-gimme...)
                   |-------------|------------------------------|
                   |-------------|-10h11-10-11--10--------------|
                   |-------------|-10----10-10--10--------------|
                   |3-3----3--3--|-10h12-10-12--10--------------|
                   |3-3----3--3--|-------------------8-8-8-8----|
                   |1-1----1--1--|--------------------------11-9|

                   |F            |    Bb F  Bb        F7      |
A-gimme gimme gimme good water                     (Gimme good...)
                   |-------------|----------------------------|
                   |-------------|-10h11-10-11--10------------|
                   |---10--10-10-|-10----10-10--10------------|
                   |---10--10-10-|-10h12-10-12--10------------|
                   |8--8---8--8--|-----------------8-8-8-8----|
                   |---8---8--8--|------------------------11-9|

          |F                   |    Bb F  Bb  F               |
Gimme good water,  please don't refuse me, mister, I seen your
          |--------------------|------------------------------|
          |--------------------|-10h11-10-11--10--------------|
          |-----10----10--10---|-10----10-10--10---10-10------|
          |-----10----10--10---|-10h12-10-12--10---10-10------|
          |8----8-----8---8----|-------------------8--8-------|
          |--------------------|------------------------------|

|C                C             |C                         |F
 Daughter at the Oasis and I'm beginning to blister     (My Chev...)
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|----
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|----
|5----------------5-------------|5-------------------------|----
|5----------------5-------------|5-----------------------1-|3---
|3----------------3-------------|3-----------------3-3-3---|----
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|----

My Chevrolet just made steam
Your crop is layin' foul
My grass skirt's lost its green
I'm alive, but I don't know how

       |F5      Eb/F F |                 |Dm     |Dm/C  |Dm/Bb  |
 I need water                   Good good water                    
       |---------------|-----------------|-------|------|-------|
       |---------------|-----------------|-------|------|-------|
       |---------------|-----------------|-------|------|-------|
       |3--3--3-1-3-3-1|3--3--3-1-3-3----|-------|------|-------|
       |3--3--3-1-3-3-1|3--3--3-1-3-3----|3^(5)-5|3----3|1-----1|
       |1--1--1-1-1-1-1|1--1--1-1-1-1----|-------|------|-------|

|Dm/A      |G7                |Bb     |
  They need water
|----------|------------------|-------|
|----------|------------------|-------|
|----------|------------------|3------|
|----------|-----3h5-3h5-3h5\-|3------|
|-0--------|------------------|1------|
|----------|3-----------------|-------|

Gimme gimme gimme good water
Wow, gimme gimme gimme good water
Gimme gimme gimme good water

|F           |Bb                   |F                    |
(water)                                                       
|------------|---------------------|----------1----------|
|------------|---------------------|-----------4-1-4/6-6-|
|------------|------------1-1^-1---|---------------------|
|3--3-3-3--3-|---3-3--1-3-------3-1|3--3--1-3------------|
|3--3-3-3----|1--------------------|---------------------|
|1--1-1-1---1|---------------------|---------------------|

|Bb                        |F                         |
          Come on            Gimme, gimme, a gimme, gimme      
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|4-6-6--6-4--6-6-6--4--6-6-|6-4-6-6-6-4/6-6-6-6-------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

|Bb                                           |F                           |
Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme more water                       
|8p4--8p4--8p4--8p4--8p4--8p4--8p4--8p4-------|8p4-8p4-6p4-6p4-------------|
|---6----6----6----6----6----6----6----6------|---6---6---6---6------------|
|---------------------------------------------|-----------------5--8-10-8--|
|---------------------------------------------|--------------------------10|
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------|

|Bb                       |F                   |Bb                   |
  hey                 more water                                      
|-------------------------|----------------1---|----4-4-4--4-4--4-4-4|
|-------------------------|----------------1-4-|4^--6-6-6--6-6--6-6--|
|8^---8-5--3-1------------|----------1-3^------|---------------------|
|-------------3-1-3-------|----3-1-3-----------|---------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
|------------------1h4-1h4|1-------------------|---------------------|

|F                       |Bb              |F              |Bb              |
|4/1-1-------------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|----1-3p1---------------|1--1-1-1--1-----|---------------|----------------|
|------3p1---------------|1--1-1-1--1-----|---------------|--------8-8----8|
|----------3--3-3--3-1---|1--1-1-1--1-----|3/6-6/8\--3-3--|--8--6--8-8----8|
|----------------------3-|----------------|---------------|--------6-6--6-6|
|------------------------|------------4-1-|1/4-4/6\--1-1--|--6--4----------|

|F                            |Bb          |
    come on    come on, gimme  water   wow, 
|-----------------------------|------------|
|-----------------------------|10----------|
|8/10--------10------8--------|8----------8|
|8/10--------10------8--------|8----------8|
|6/8---------8-------8--------|8----------6|
|-----------------------------|------------|

|F                               |Bb          
 water water gimme, a-gimme good water
|--------------------------------|------------
|--------------------------------|10--10---10-
|10----10----10-------8----------|8---8----8--
|10----10----10-------8----------|8---8----8--
|8-----8-----8--------8----------|8---8----8--
|--------------------------------|------------

(Somebody...champagne!)

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[Extra verse from stage versions]
Samson seems sorta sweaty
The draftsman they smudged their work
The captain of a ship is swimming
Then just wore off a keen bank clerk [?]

[bridge from stage versions]

                          F  F       Bb F     Bb  F7
Ah gimme gimme good water
                        |-13-13-|--------------------|
                        |-13-13-|-10h11-10-10h11-/13-|
                        |-10-10-|-10----10-10--------|
                        |-10-10-|-10h12-10-10h12-/13-|
                        |-------|--------------------|
                        |-------|--------------------|

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