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Is It In My Head?

By The Who

>From Quadrophenia, 1973

Written by Pete Townshend ©1972 Fabulous Music Ltd.

 

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transcribed by

litgo@aol.com 04-03-1999

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Note: acoustic tacit in chorus; I have supplied 'optional' voicings for

one-guitar arrangements.

Note 2: All leads are approximate.

 

Chord Gtr 1 (electric) Gtr 2 (acoustic; capo on 5)

G 3x0003 (optional) xx5787

C/G 3x2013 (optional) (8)x5588

F (1)3321x x87565

C x3201x 8x5588

D xx0232 x577 10 10 (optional)

A x022xx and x02255 577955 and 577655 (optional)

Bb/C x3333x and x33366 6x8768 (optional)

D(x) xxx 11 10 10 -

D(xiv) xxx 14 15 14 -

A(ix) xxx 9 10 9 -

A(xii) xxx 14 14 12 -

 

< = volume swell () = harmonic ~ = vibrato

 

 

[intro]

|G C/G |G C/G |G

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

|-----------|----------<12>-|<15-

|-----------|-------<12>----|----

|-----------|----<12>-------|----

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

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

harm. vol. swell

 

|G C/G |G C/G |

I see a man without a problem

|G C/G |F C |

I see a country always starved

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

|------------------------|1---------1-----|

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

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

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

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

 

|G C/G |G C/G |

I hear the music of a heartbeat

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

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

|0----------------------|-------------<12>|

|0----------------------|-----------<12>--|

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

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

 

|G C/G |F C |

I walk and the people turn and laugh

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

|--------------------------------|1-----1-|

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

|<12>----------------------------|3-----2-|

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

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

 

[chorus; acoustic tacit]

|D D(x) |D D(xiv)

Is it in my head? Is it in my head?

|--------------------10~--|2-----------------14~--|

|3-------------------10~--|3-----------------15~--|

|2-------------------11~--|2-----------------14~--|

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

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

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

 

|D |A G D |

Is it in my head here at the start?

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

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

|2-------2---------------------|2------2--4^(6)\2-0------2-------|

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

|---------------------------3/-|0-------------------0h3h4--0h3h4-|

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

 

|A A(xii) |A A(ix) |

Is it in my head? Is it in my head?

|5-------------------12~----|--------5------------9-----|

|5-------------------14~----|--------5------------10----|

|2-------2-----------14~----|--------2------------9-----|

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

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

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

 

|A |C Bb/C |C Bb/C|C Bb/C |Bb/C |

Is it in my head or in my heart?

|---------------------------|-----------|-------|-----6------|-6-----|

|---------------------------|------6----|---6---|-5---6------|-6-----|

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

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

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

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

 

[repeat verse; acoustic in]

|G C/G |G C/G |

I pick up phones and hear my history

|------------------------------|---------------<13-|

|------------------------------|--------<13-<15----|

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

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

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

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

 

|G C/G |F C |

I dream of all the calls I miss

|<15--------------------------|-------------|

|-----------------------------|1------1-----|

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

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

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

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

 

|G C/G |G C/G |

I try to number those who love me

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

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

|0---------------------------|---------<<12>----(7)|

|0---------------------------|---------------(7)---|

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

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

 

|G C/G |F C |

And find exactly what the trouble is

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

|-----------------------------------|1------1-----|

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

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

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

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

 

[repeat chorus; acoustic out]

Is it in my head?

Is it in my head?

Is it in my head here at the start?

|-----5----9~-9\-----|---

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

|2--/6--/9----9\-6\4p|2--

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

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

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

Is it in my head?

Is it in my head?

Is it in my head or in my heart?

 

|C Bb/C |C Bb/C |C Bb/C | Bb/C |

(heart?)

|-------------|-----------|-----------------------8-|-8h10-10h12-----|

|-------------|---5---6-6-|6h8p6-8-8-8h10p8--8-10---|------------8~--|

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

|----5----5/5-|-----------|-------------------------|----------------|

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

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

 

[acoustic in]

|G C/G |G C/G |

|--------------------------|------------15~--|

|-------<12>---10-12-12h13p|12----12--15-----|

|-----<12>-----------------|----12-----------|

|---<12>-------------------|-----------------|

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

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

harm.

 

[bridge; acoustic out]

|Bb (Eb) F |Bb (Eb)F

I feel I'm being followed My head is empty

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

|-----------------------------10\8-6|--6--6----6----------10--10-10-|

|---------8---7---------------------|--7--7----7----------10--10-10-|

|8---8----------------------10------|8-8--8----8-------10-10--10-10-|

|-------------------8--8------------|--------------8----------------|

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

 

|C F |C

Yet every word I say turns out a sentence

---|8---8--8---8------8----8----|---8---8-------------|

---|8---8--8---8------8----8----|---8---8-------------|

---|9---9--9---9---9--9----9----|---9---9--10-9-------|

---|-------------10-10----------|---------------10---\|

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

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

 

|Bb (Eb) F |Bb (Eb) F

Statements to a stranger just asking for directions

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

|----------------------------------|-----------------------6-8-6-|

|----------------------------------|--------------------/7-------|

|8---------------------------------|-----------------------------|

|------------------8---------6-----|---5-6-5---6h8---------------|

|-------6-8-8-6--5---------8--8\---|6--------6-------------------|

 

[acoustic in]

|C F |C | C C C|

Turn from being help to being questions

|-------8----8-----8\------8----|8-------8----|----------|

|-------8----8-----8\------8----|8--------8-6-|-5--------|

|-------9----9-----9\------9----|9------------|--5-------|

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

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

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

 

[solo; verse pattern]

|G C/G |G C/G |G C/G |F C |

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

|<12-----------|----0h1-3-0h1p|0---------|<1-<1--|

|<12---\5-<5--<|5-------------|----------|<2-<0--|

|--------------|--------------|----------|<3-<2--|

|--------------|--------------|----------|<3-<3--|

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

 

|G C/G |G C/G G C/G |F C |

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

|0---------------------|---3--------------|-------------|<1-<1--|

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

|0----------0-2p0------|---0------0-2p0h2-|0------------|<3-<2--|

|x------0h2-------2p0--|-------0h2--------|-------------|<3-<3--|

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

 

|G C/G |G

I see a man without a problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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litgo@aol.com

 

 

 

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