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Leaving Here

By the High Numbers (Previous name of The Who), 1964

>Version 1: As the High Numbers, 1964, appears on Who's Missing, 1985

>Version 2: As The Who, 1964; appears on Odds&Sods (reissue), 1998

Written by Eddie Holland Jr., Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland ©1964 Stone Agate Music

 

Original transcription by Lucas Bleicher (bleicher@who.net)

Previous update by litgo@aol.com and Gary Leeke

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transcribed by

litgo@aol.com 05-28-2001

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Tune down 1/2 step to Eb Ab Db F# Bb Eb

Note: leads are approximate

 

[intro; Who's Missing version]

A5|D5 F5 G5| D5 A5|D5 F5 G5| D5 A5|D5 F5 G5| G5 F5 D5|

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

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

---|---------|----------|---------|-----------|---------|------12-10---|

---|---10-/12|12-12-7---|---10-/12|-12-12-7---|---10-/12|------12-10-12|

---|5--8--/10|10-10-5---|5--8--/10|-10-10-5-7/|12-8--/10|------10-8--12|

-5-|---------|--------5/|---------|---------5/|10-------|------------10|

 

[intro; Odds&Sods version]

A5|D5 F5 G5| D5 A5 |D5 F5 G5| D5 A5|D5 F5 G5| D C G |

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

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

----|---------|-----------|---------|----------|---------|------------12|

----|---10-/12|12-12-7----|---10-/12|12-12-7---|---10-/12|12----12-10-12|

-7/-|12-8--/10|10-10-5-7/-|12-8--/10|10-10-5-7-|12-8--/10|10----12-10-10|

-5/-|10-------|--------5/-|10-------|--------5-|10-------|------10-8--10|

 

[Main pattern]

|D G |D G |D G |D |

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

|10-10-12-12-12-|10-10-12-12-12-|10-10-12-12-12-|10-10-10-10-|

|11-11-12-12-12-|11-11-12-12-12-|11-11-12-12-12-|11-11-11-11-|

|12-12-12-12-12-|12-12-12-12-12-|12-12-12-12-12-|12-12-12-12-|

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

|12-12----------|12-12----------|12-12----------|12-12-12-12-|

 

|D D7 G |D D7 G |D D7 G |D F5 G5 |

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

|10-10-13-13-12-|10-10-13-13-12-|10-10-13-13-12-|10-10-------|

|11-11-11-11-12-|11-11-11-11-12-|11-11-11-11-12-|11-11-10-12-|

|12-12-12-12-12-|12-12-12-12-12-|12-12-12-12-12-|12-12-10-12-|

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

|12-12----------|12-12----------|12-12----------|12-12-------|

 

A5|D5 F5 G5| D5 |

Hey, fellas, have you heard the news?

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

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

---|---10--12|-12------|

---|12-10--12|-12-12---|

7/-|12-8---10|-10-12---|

5/-|10-------|----10---|

 

Yeah, the women in this town have been misused

Yeah, I seen it all in my dreams last night

Girls leaving this town 'cause you don't treat 'em right

 

[Chorus; main pattern]

Oh, take a train (take a train)

Fly by plane (fly by plane)

Yeah, gettin' tired (gettin' tired)

Sick and tired (sick and tired)

 

All you fellas better change your ways

Yeah, they're leaving this town in a matter of days

Girls are good, you better treat 'em true

I seen fellas running around with someone new

 

[Chorus; main pattern]

Gettin' tired (gettin' tired)

Sick and tired (sick and tired)

They're leavin' here (leavin' here)

Leavin' here (leavin' here)

I said leavin' here, yeah, yeah, yeah, gonna leave all here

Be a while

 

[break; Who's Missing version]

 

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

----|10----10----10----10-12-|12^-12^--12------------|

----|10----10----10----10-12-|12^-12^--12^\--10------|

-12-|---12----12----12-------|------------------12-10|

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

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

 

|D F G | D | | |

oh yeah

|10--------|-------|-------------------------|-----------------|

|10--10-/12|-12----|-------------------------|-----------------|

|11--10-/12|-12----|-------------------------|------------10^--|

|12--10-/12|-12----|-------------------------|------10-12------|

|12--8--/10|-10----|-------------8----8----8-|10/12------------|

|----------|----10-|-10-10/10/10---10---10---|-----------------|

 

|D G F G | |//|/|/ //|/|/ | |

oh yeah

|10----------|------------------|10-10-----------|--------------------|

|10--12-10h12|--------------10--|10-10--12-12--10|h12^-12^-12^\-------|

|11--12-10h12|------10--10--10--|11-11--12-12--10|h12^-12^-12^\-10----|

|12--12-10h12|-10-12--12--12--12|12-12--12-12----|----------------12--|

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

|------------|------------------|12-12--12-12--12|------------------10|

(Strum these two chords fast)

 

|D F5 G | D5 | | |

oh yeah

|-----------|--------|10--------------------------|----------------------|

|--------/12|-12-----|----------------------------|----------------------|

|-----10-/12|-12-----|--12^~--10------------------|----------------------|

|-----10-/12|-12-----|------12--12-10h12p10--10---|--------------------3-|

|-----8--/10|-10--12-|---------------------12--12-|10h12p10-8-10-8----3-3|

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

 

|D F G* | D C G |D G |D G|D G|D D D D |

oh yeah

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

|--------/12-|------------|10-10-12-12-12-|---|---|10-10-10-10-|

|7---/10-/12-|------------|11-11-12-12-12-|-%-|-%-|11-11-11-11-|

|7---/10-/12-|---12-10-12-|12-12-12-12-12-|---|---|12-12-12-12-|

|5---/8--/10-|---12-10-10-|---------------|---|---|------------|

|------------|---10-8--10-|12-12----------|---|---|12-12-12-12-|

*tape click

 

|D C G |D D7 G |D D7 G |D F5 G5 |

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

|10-10-13-13-12-|10-10-13-13-12-|10-10-13-13-12-|10-10--------|

|11-11-11-11-12-|11-11-11-11-12-|11-11-11-11-12-|11-11-10-/12-|

|12-12-12-12-12-|12-12-12-12-12-|12-12-12-12-12-|12-12-10-/12-|

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

|12-12----------|12-12----------|12-12----------|12-12--------|

 

[break; Odds and Sods version]

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

----|10----10----10----10-12|^-12^--12------------|

----|10----10----10----10-12|^-12^--12^\--10------|

-12-|---12----12----12------|----------------12-10|

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

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

 

|D F G | D | | |

oh yeah

|10--------|---------|--------------------|---10--------------|

|10--10-/12|-12----10|h13-13-13-13--13--13|-------------------|

|11--10-/12|-12------|------------12^-12^-|12^--12^\-10--10---|

|12--10-/12|-12------|--------------------|------------12--12-|

|12--8--/10|-10------|--------------------|-------------------|

|----------|----10---|--------------------|-------------------|

 

|D F G | D | | |

oh yeah

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

|---10--12-|-12------|--------------|------------------|

|11-10--12-|-12------|--------------|------------------|

|12-10--12-|-12------|--------------|----------------10|

|12-8---10-|-10------|---5------8---|12p10-----------10|

|10--------|----10---|3h5---8h10----|-----13-10-8/10-8-|

 

|D F G | D | | |

oh yeah

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

|---10--12-|-12------|10-12----10-12----|12--12--12------------|

|11-10--12-|-12------|11-12----11-12----|12^-12^-12^\-10-------|

|12-10--12-|-12-12---|12-12----12-12----|----------------12-10-|

|12-8---10-|-10-12---|------------------|----------------------|

|10--------|----10-10|10-10-10-10-10-10-|----------------------|

 

[main pattern rhythm with lead over]

|D F G | D G C |D G |D G |D G |D D D D |

oh yeah leaving here, oh baby

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

|---------12-|------------|----10----|----10-------|-----13-13|--------|

|11-------12-|---11-12-9--|--12^-12^-|--12^-12-----|--12^--12^|12^-----|

|12--10---12-|---12-12-10-|----------|--------12-10|12--------|--------|

|12--8----10-|---12-10-10-|----------|-------------|----------|--------|

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

 

[to outro]

|D D7 G |D C G |D G G |D F5 G5 |

baby leavin' here baby, leavin'

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

|10-10-13-13-12-|10-10-13-13-12-|10-10-12-12-|10--12^\----|

|11-11-11-11-12-|11-11-11-11-12-|11-11-12-12-|11--12^\-10-|

|12-12-12-12-12-|12-12-12-12-12-|12-12-12-12-|12----------|

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

|12-12----------|12-12----------|12-12-------|12----------|

 

The love of a woman is a wonderful thing (oh yeah)

Yeah, the way you treat 'em is a crying shame (oh yeah)

I tell you, fella, yeah, it won't be long (oh yeah)

Yeah, before these women they all have gone (oh yeah)

 

[Chorus, main pattern]

 

Yeah, gettin' tired (gettin' tired)

Sick and tired (sick and tired)

Yeah, take a train (take a train)

Fly by plane (fly by plane)

 

||: D C G D | D C G |D :||

Yeah, gonna leavin' here, yeah, leavin' here

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

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

||.---7-----5-----5|/7--|----7-----5-----5|/7---.||

||.---7-----5-----5|/7--|----7-----5-----5|/7---.||

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

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

 

Yeah, leavin' here, ya gonna leave all here now

Baby baby baby, please don't leave here

 

[outro; Who's Missing version]

|D C C/G D Dsus4 |D

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

|----------------10----10-----|10---

|7-----5---5-----11-%--12-%---|11---

|7-----5---5-----12----12-----|12---

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

|----------3-----10----10-----|10---

 

 

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