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We Close Tonight – guitar tab

We Close Tonight | guitar tab
By The Who, 1973
>From Odds and Sods (reissue), 1998
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1998 Towser Tunes, Inc./Fabulous Music Ltd./ABKCO Music, Inc., BMI

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transcribed by         1999-07-12             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com      rev 2003-03-18             www.thewho.net/whotabs     
==============    rev2 2003-04-02                                        

Rev 2 verse changes with thanks to Ken Traub <kt@alum.mit.edu>

D         xx0232                 E         022xxx
A5        x022xx                 B         x244xx
G5        3x0033                 E5/Ab     422xxx
Asus4     x02230                 B6        x264xx
Gmaj7/F#  2x003(2)               (Ab)      4xxxxx
Gsus4/C   x(3)5533 (bass)        (G)       3xxxxx
Giii     (3)x5433                A/C#      04222x
Bsus4     x2445x                 A         x0222x
A6        x042xx                 Esus4     0222xx
Av        x07655                 Dx/A      x0 12 11 10 x 
Amaj7     x0665x                 


|[drum intro]|    |     |      |

|D  G5 D|   D Dsus4 D |D   G5 D|    D G5 D  |

|D           A5         |G5  D     A5|
 How can I explain how I feel?
          |Asus4                    |G   Gmaj7/F#  D |
I'm like a little kid runnin' at her heel
     |Gsus4/C                 |Giii               |D   G5 D|  D G5 D |
She's giving me looks like she thinks I'm a snappy dresser

How can I tell what I should plan?
I've never kissed a girl or held her hand
She's waiting for me to move, I got to impress her

 |A5   D  D      G|G        D D    
I play guitar in a mainstream band
   A5|A5      D D           G|G     D D   
I got three red jackets and a Fender Jazz
A5|A5       D D      G|G    D D    
I got Charlie Parker's autograph
                                 [2/4] [4/4]
A5 |A5        D D          |G    |D    |       |       |        |
The girl I move with's hung up on grass

She moved her seat next to mine 
But I'm just playin' for time
I ain't got the guts to let her see the real me

  |D           A5    |G5  D     A5|
My confidence eroded away
   |A5    A6    A5    A6 |G Gmaj7/F# D |
Overhearing what children say
  |Gsus4/C             |Giii            |D    G5 D|  D G5 D  |
So I'm trying to make myself seem more appealing

I know your man is in to playin' jazz bass
I tried that myself but I need more space
Like to soar and fly like the big Birdman
When I met him last week, he shook my hand

[bridge]
     |Asus4             |A5                   |Asus4            |A5 
Every lie I tell weaves another spell, another road that ends up blind
             |Bsus4              |B          
The Bird that shook my hand was a long-dead man
           |Bsus4            |B           |
I think you knew that all the time

 |E                B             |A5 E5/Ab B  |
I came so close to having you for me
     |Bsus4                |A5 (Ab)(G) E |
But I lost you in the fantasy
    |Dx/A       |Av                       |E    A/C#   E |  E A/C#   E |
I pretended to myself that you were mine already

   |E           B             |A5 E5/Ab B  |
You waited, but deep in your eyes
        |B      B6      B   B6 |A5 (Ab)(G) E |
You were watching me so worldly wise
        |Dx/A                   |Av                |E    A5   E| E A/C#  E |
Then you changed the subject and talked about going steady
        |-----------------------|------------------|-----------|-----------|
        |------10~--------------|5-----------------|-----------|---2-------|
        |------11~--------------|6-----------2-----|-----2-----|---2-------|
        |------12~--------------|7-----------2-----|-----2-----|---2-------|
        |0---------------------0|------------0--0--|2----0---2-|---4-----2-|
        |-----------------------|----------------3^|0--0-----0-|-0-------0-|

        |B         E E           A|A      E E  
I've got two hundred records and a big hi-fi
       B |B         E E     A|A        E E  
I sit and listen to Ella and Basie all night
B|B           E E         A|A    E E  
I play modern jazz of every variety
                                   [2/4]      [4/4]
|B                  Esus4          |A         |E    
 You could come and listen but we close tonight

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litgo@aol.com

#----------------------------------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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