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Acid Queen

By The Who

>From Tommy, 1969

Written by Pete Townshend

 

Previous transcription by:

Mike (sef@icbr.ufl.edu) -- original compilation on Nevada

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transcribed by

litgo@aol.com

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A7 x02223 (verse)

Em7/9/D 020032 (verse 3)

Em/D x20000 (verse 3)

G/A x00033 (verse 3)

B7 xx4445 (chorus 3)

E(no3rd) 022400

A5 x02255 B7 xx4445

G/F 1x0033 (bridge) Eii x2245x

F/G 3x3211 (bridge) A7 x05(2)50

A7sus4 x02033

 

[INTRO]

Dsus2 x2

||----0-----0-----0-||

||------3-----3-----||

||.-------2-----2--.||

||.-0--------------.||

||------------------||

||------------------||

 

[VERSE]

Dsus2 Dsus2/C Fmaj7 G/F D

If your child ain't all he should be now, this girl can put him right.

|---0-----0-----0--|----0-----0-----0--|-0--------3-----|-2-----|

|-----3-----3------|------3-----3------|-1--------3-----|-3-----|

|-------2-----2----|--------2-----2----|-2--------0-----|-2-----|

|-0----------------|-------------------|-3--------0-----|-0-----|

|------------------|-3-----------------|-x--------------|-------|

|------------------|-------------------|-x--------1-----|-------|

 

Dsus2 Dsus2/C

I'll show him what he could be now.

|---0-----0----0-|----0-----0------|

|-----3-----3----|------3-----3----|

|-------2-----2--|--------2-----2--|

|-0--------------|-----------------|

|----------------|-3---------------|

|----------------|-----------------|

 

Fmaj7 Em7 A7sus4 A

Just give me one night. (I'm the)

|-0------0-------|-0-----3-3-3-|-0---------------|

|-1------3-------|-3-----3-3-3-|-2---------------|

|-2------0-------|-2-----2-2-2-|-2---------------|

|-3------0-------|-2-----2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|

|--------2-------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

|--------0-------|-------------|-----------------|

 

[CHORUS]

A D A5 A D A5

I'm the gypsy, the Acid Queen. Pay before we start.

A D A5 Em D A

I'm the gypsy. I'm guaranteed to tear your soul apart.

 

[VERSE 2]

Dsus2 Dsus2/C Fmaj7 G/F D

Give us a room. Close the door. Leave us for awhile.

 

Dsus2 Dsus2/C Fmaj7 Em7 A A7sus4 | A

Your boy won't be a boy no more. Young, but not a child.

 

[Repeat CHORUS]

I'm the gypsy, the Acid Queen. Pay before we start.

I'm the gypsy. I'm guaranteed to tear your soul apart.

 

[BRIDGE]

F/G G/F F/G G/F G

Gather your wits and hold on fast. Your mind must learn to roam.

F/G G/F Em D A

Just as the Gypsy Queen must do, you're gonna hit the road.

 

| A | B Bsus4 | B |

 

[VERSE 3]

E Em7/9/D G A/G E

My work is done. Now look at him. He's never been more alive.

 

E Em/D G F#m7 B

His head it shakes, his fingers clutch. Watch his body writhe.

 

[CHORUS 3]

B E(no3) B7 B7 E(no3) B

I'm the gypsy, the Acid Queen. Pay before we start.

B E(no3) B7 Em D A

I'm the gypsy. I'm guaranteed to break your little heart.

 

[SOLO]

|----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-----|-5-5-5-5-5------|---------------|

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

|-2-2-2-2-2------|---------------|----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-----|

|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|

|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|

|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|

 

|----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-----|-5-5-5-5-5------|---------------|

|--------------3-|---------------|--------------1-|---------------|

|-2-2-2-2-2------|---------------|------------2---|-2-2-2-2-2-----|

|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|

|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|

|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|

 

A7 D/A A7 A7 A7 A7

|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|

|-2-2-2-2-2----3-|-5-5-5-5-5-----|-5-5-5-5-5----5-|-2-2-2-2-2-----|

|-0-0-0-0-0----0-|-0-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-0----0-|-0-0-0-0-0-----|

|-2-2-2-2-2----4-|-5-5-5-5-5-----|-5-5-5-5-5----5-|-2-2-2-2-2-----|

|-0-0-0-0-0----0-|-0-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-0----0-|-0-0-0-0-0-----|

|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|

 

A7 D/A A7 D/A A7 A7

|----------------|---------------|-------------(5)|---------------|

|-2-2-2-2-2----3-|-5-5-5-5-5-----|-3-3-3-3-3---/5-|-2-2-2-2-2-----|

|-0-0-0-0-0----0-|-0-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-0----0-|-0-0-0-0-0-----|

|-2-2-2-2-2----4-|-5-5-5-5-5-----|-4-4-4-4-4---/5-|-2-2-2-2-2-----|

|-0-0-0-0-0----0-|-0-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-0----0-|-0-0-0-0-0-----|

|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|

 

 

| A A A A A D/A| A7. . . . | A7. . . . D/A| A A A A A |

 

| A A A A A D/A| A7. . . . | E(no3) D | A | |

 

[repeat first VERSE and CHORUS]

 

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litgo@aol.com

 

 

 

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