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By The Who
>From Tommy, 1969
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1969 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Mike (sef@icbr.ufl.edu) -- original compilation on Nevada
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revised by                                 Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com          1998-01-25          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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[note: Townshend has a couple of guitars going. This transcribed for 
one (in most parts).]

 [INTRO]
                  x4
||-------7-----7--||
||-----8-----8----||
||.--7-----7-----.||
||.--------------.||
||----------------||
||----------------||
||[gtr 2]         ||
||----------------||
||-------3-----3--||
||-----0-----0----||
||---0-----0------||
||----------------||
||---3-----3------||

[MAIN RIFF]
    G         D           G        D 
||--3----3----2--3--5-|---3--2--0-(2)--||
||--3---------3-------|---3--------3---||
||.-0---------2-------|---0--------2--.||
||.-0---------0-------|---0--------0--.||
||--------------------|----------------||
||--3-----------------|---3------------||

[VERSE]
G            D      G             D          [repeat MAIN RIFF]
Come to this house. Be one of the comfortable people.
G             D           G                   D    [repeat MAIN RIFF] 
Lovely bright home. We're drinking all night, never sleeping.
(F#) Em        Bm7    Em        Bm7
       Milkman come in, and you baker.
Em              Bm7          Em       Bm7
Little old lady welcome, and you, shoemaker.

[CHORUS 1]
  G                  F  Bb     F                   C
  Come to this house.          Into this hou-------se.
|-3--------------------------|------------------------|
|-0--------------------------|---------------------5--|
|-0--------------------------|---------------------5--|
|-0---------------------3-3--|-3-------------------5--|
|-2------------------3--1-0--|-3-------------------3--|
|-3------------------1-------|-1----------------------|

G            D      G  D        [repeat MAIN RIFF]
Come to this house.    Be one of us.
G              D    G  D        [repeat MAIN RIFF]
Make this your house.  Be one of us.
(F#) Em      Bm7     Em        Bm7
     You can help collect some more in.
Em            Bm7           Em           Bm7
Young and old people, let's get them all in.

[CHORUS 2]
  A                   A/G      D             D/C    Bm7     E
  Come to this house.         Into this hous--se.
|-------------------|--------|--------------|-----|-2-----|-0---|
|-------------------|--------|-3------------|-3---|-3-----|-0---|
|-2-----------------|--------|-2------------|-2---|-2-----|-1---|
|-2-----------------|--------|-0------------|-0---|-------|-2---|
|-0-----------------|----3-2-|--------------|-3---|-2-----|-2---|
|-------------------|-3------|--------------|-----|-------|-0---|

[BRIDGE]
[Play this riff eight times. Actually, after the first time, 
Pete plays Em, not E. Listen to the record.]

          E         D/E        E          F   x8
||---------------------|----------------------||
||--------9x--9--9---7-|-------9x--9--9---10--||
||.-------9x--9--9---7-|-------9x--9--9---10-.||
||.-------9x--9--9---7-|-------9x--9--9---10-.||
||--------7x--7--7---7-|-------7x--7--7---8---||
||--0--0---------------|-0--0-----------------||

D E                                             D  
  Ask along that man who's wearing a carnation.
E                                              D 
Bring every single person from Victoria station.
E                                                     D 
Go into that hospital and bring the nurses and patients.
E                                          
Everyone go home and fetch their relations.

A            E      A             E           A
Come to this house, be one of the comfortable people.

 (A)           E           A            E
|-------5----|-0---------|-------5----|-0---------|
|-------5----|-0---------|-------5----|-0---------|
|-------2----|-1---------|-------2----|-1---------|
|---2--------|-2---------|------------|-2---------|
|-0----------|---------0-|-0----------|---------0-|
|------------|-----------|------------|-----------|

A             E           A                   E          
Lovely bright home, drinking all night, never sleeping.

  A            E
|-------5----|-4------|-----------|
|-------5----|-5------|-------5---|
|-----2------|-4------|-----2-2---|
|------------|-6------|---2-------|
|-0----------|------0-|-0---------|
|------------|--------|-----------|

[INTERLUDE]
           D         D/C          D           D/C
(Spoken) "Excuse me sir, there's more at the door."
        D           Cadd9  [x7]
There's more at the door.  
        D           Cadd9 D       E
There's more at the door, there's more.

Em      Bm7             Em       Bm7
We need more room.      Build an extension.
  Em       B7       Em         B7
A colorful palace.  Spare no expense now.

G            D7    G  D7         [repeat MAIN RIFF]
Come to this house,   be one of us.
G              D7    G  D7        [repeat MAIN RIFF]
Come into this house,   be one of us.

[SOLO; 12 string]
| Em    Bm7  | Em   Bm7  | Em    Bm7    | Em   Bm7 |
|------------|-----------|--------------|----------|
|------------|-----------|--------------|----------|
|------------|-0---------|--------------|----------|
|-2-2-2-2----|-5-2-2-----|--2-2-2/5-2-0-|-2-2-0-2--|
|------------|------2-0--|--------------|----------|
|------------|---------3^|-0------------|----------|

[Repeat CHORUS 2]
A                 A/G D             D/C  Bm7
Come to this house.   Into this house

| E . . . . . . | . . . . . |

[Piano arr. for guitar; Ab mixolydian scale]
|--------------------------8-11--|
|---------------------8-11-------|
|----------------8-11------------|
|-----------8-10-----------------|
|------9-11----------------------|
|-8-11---------------------------|

| E           |            |

                                         Welcome.
|--------------------------8-11-14-16-18-20--|
|---------------------8-11-------------------|
|----------------8-11------------------------|
|-----------8-10-----------------------------|
|------9-11----------------------------------|
|-8-11---------------------------------------|

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