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We’re Not Gonna Take It! (Tommy Soundtrack) – guitar tab

We're Not Gonna Take It! (Tommy Soundtrack) | guitar tab
By The Who
>From Tommy (Soundtrack), 1974
Written by Pete Townshend

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Transcribed by:
stlopez@webtv.net (§tløpez) 

2001-06-05                      Whotabs                 www.thewho.net/whotabs/

This is a bit different than the original album track. There's a nifty
little intro, and there are a few tricky key changes. Nothing all you
Who fans can't handle though.

Here's the chords you'll need for the intro (they're all triads on the
highest 3 strings):


E    ×××454             Esus4   ×××455
C    ×××010             A       ×××220
D    ×××232             Eii     ×××100

F    ×××565             Fsus4   ×××566
C#   ×××121             Bb      ×××331
Eb   ×××343             Fii     ×××211

Here's how the progression goes:

E - C - D - E - Esus4 - E - D - A - Eii

then 1 step higher:

F - C# - Eb - F - Fsus4 - F - Eb - Bb - Fii

w/lyrics:
E

           C                         D          E
These pricey deals don't teach us
         C                       D          E
Your freedom dosen't reach us
 C                D               E
Enlightment escapes us
C                           D
Awareness dosen't shape us
Esus4                E
How can all this trivia 
         D           A                     Eii
Take us to the goal you've reached?
Esus4                  E
We came here to be like you
D           A              Eii
Find the world you preached

Repeat again, only take it up 1 step.

1:00 into the song:

      F×5
-----1-----------------------------------------------
-----1-----------------------------------------------
-----2-----------------------------------------------
-----3--------------0--0-----0-h-1----------------
-----3-----1-1-1---------1----------1-------------
-----1-----------------------------------------------

F                       Fsus4
Welcome to the camp
                                                F
I guess you all know why we're here
Eb5
My name is Tommy
             D5
and I became aware this year
C#5
If you want to follow me
           C5
you've got to play pinball
       Bb5            F5
And put in your earplugs
Bb5            F5
put on your eyeshades
Bb5                                   F5
you know where to put the cork

F5×3 Eb5 F5

The music then goes up 1 step to match the original album cut. (see
Litgo's original tab). The next 2 verses carry on in that key.
For the final verse, the progression starts out like this:
A - F - G - A

w/lyrics:

A                                  F  G
We're not gonna take it         ×4

D                       A
We're not gonna take it!
          G          D      A
Never did and never will
D                        A
We don't have to take it
            G                     D
Gonna break it  Gonna shake it
         C          C       D
Let's forget it better still

G
We're not gonna take it      ×4

C                        G
We're not gonna take it
          F          C       G
Never did and never will
       C                  G
We don't want no religion
     F        C        D
as far as we can tell
C                      G
We ain't gonna take you
F                     C      D
Never did and never will
C                        G
We're not gonna take you
      F                             C
We forsake you  Gonna rape you
         Bb            A
Let's forget you better still

(segue into see me, feel me)

stlopez@webtv.net
 

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