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Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 00:36:34 -0400 (EDT)

From: Litgo@aol.com

Subject: TAB: Pinball_Wizard by: Who

 

Pinball Wizard

by The Who

>From Tommy, 1969

Written by Pete Townshend

 

 

Original transcription by:

Marc Hirsh

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revised by

litgo@aol.com

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[original note:] `e' stands for eighth notes, `s' for

sixteenth, `q' for quarter, `h' for half, and, yes, even `w'

for whole notes. The rapid strumming parts can be fairly

improvised. The chords in the first 6 bars are strummed at a

speed so that you can almost hear each individual note. A

slide is indicated by a `/' for up and `\' for down. A period

after a note value means dotted. The chord parts are best

played with your index finger on the B string, middle on the

G string (using pinky for pull-offs), and ring finger on the

D string, with the thumb wrapping around and playing the low

E string. Sounds hard, but gets easier with practice.

 

[intro]

Bm/F# Bmsus4/F# F#7sus4

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e

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

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

|-4---------------|-4---------------|-4---------------|

|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

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

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

 

F#7 F#m7 Em/F#

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e

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

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

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

|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

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

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

 

Em/G F#sus4 F#

e e e e e e e e e s s e s e s e e e e s s e s e s e q

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

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

|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|

|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-|

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

|-----------------|T2-------------------|-2-----------------|

 

Bsus4 B

e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s x2

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

||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||

||-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-||

||-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-||

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

||T7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||

 

Bsus4 B

e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s x2

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

||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||

||-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-||

||-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-||

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

||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||

||Electric guitar | ||

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

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

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

||-7/9-------------------|-----------------------||

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

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

(elec. gtr: play so that second notes sound on first beat of

bar)

 

 

"Ever since I was a young boy I've played the silver ball.

e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s

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

|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|

|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---|

|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|

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

|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|

|Electric | |

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

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

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

|-7/9------------------------|-------------------------|

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

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

 

 

"From Soho down to Brighton I must have played them all.

Asus4 A

e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s

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

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

|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|

|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|

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

|T5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|

|Electric | |

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

"But I ain't seen nothin' like him in any amusement hall.

Gsus4 G

e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s

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

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

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

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

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

|T3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

|Electric | |

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

"That deaf, dumb, and blind kid sure plays a mean pin-

F#sus4 F#

e s s e s e s e e s s w

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

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

|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------|-3---------------------|

|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------|-4---------------------|

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

|T2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--------|-2---------------------|

|Electric | w |

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

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

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

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

|------------------------------|-4---------------------|

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

 

"Ball.

B A D E B A D E

e q q q e q e. s e e q e q q q e q e. s e e q

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

|-4-4-2-3---|-0-0--0-0-0-0-|-4-4-2-3---|-0-0--0-0-0-0--|

|-4-4-2-2---|-1-1--1-1-1-1-|-4-4-2-2---|-1-1--1-1-1-1--|

|-4-4-2-0---|-2-2--2-2-2-2-|-4-4-2-0---|-2-2--2-2-2-2--|

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

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

|Electric | | |

| e q q q e | w | e q q q e | w |

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

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

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

|-4-4-2-0-2-|-2------------|-4-4-2-0-2-|-2-------------|

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

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

 

[repeat verse]

He stands just like a statue

Becomes part of the machine

Feeling all the bumpers

Always playing clean

He plays by intuition

The digit counters fall

That deaf, dumb and blind kid

Sure plays a mean pinball

 

He's a...

 

"Pinball wizard, there has to be a twist.

E F# B

q q e q. q q e q.

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

|-0-2-4-4-------------|-0-2-4-4-------------|

|-1-3-4-4-------------|-1-3-4-4-------------|

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

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

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

|Electric | |

| q q e q. | q q e q. |

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

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

|-----4-4-------------|-----4-4-------------|

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

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

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

 

A pinball wizard's got "Such a supple

G

q q e q. q q q q

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

|-0-2-4-4-------------|-3-3-3-3------|

|-1-3-4-4-------------|-0-0-0-0------|

|-2-4-4-4-------------|-0-0-0-0------|

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

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

|Electric | |

| q q e q. | w |

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

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

|-----4-4-------------|-0------------|

|-----4-4-------------|-0------------|

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

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

 

wrist.

D Dsus4 D

e e e q q e q e. s e e q

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

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

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

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

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

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

|Electric | |

| w | |

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

"How do you think he does it? (I don't know)

D Cadd9 (G) D Cadd9 (G)

e e e q e e e e e e q e e e |

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

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

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

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

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

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

|Electric | |

| q. h e | q. h e |

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

What makes him so good?

D Cadd9 (G) D

e e e q e e e |

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

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

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

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

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

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

|Electric | |

| q. h e | |

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

He ain't got no distractions

Can't hear no buzzers and bells

Don't see lights a-flashin'

Plays be sense of smell

Always gets a replay

I've never seen him fall

That deaf, dumb and blind kid

Sure plays a mean pinball

 

I thought I was the Bally table king

But I just handed my pinball crown to him

 

x4 (same strum pattern as above)

|| Dsus4 | D ||

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

[chords for verse: Csus4: 8x10 10 8 x; C 8x 10 9 8 x;

Bbsus4: 6x886x; Bb: 6x876x; Asus4: 5x775x; A: 5x765x]

 

Dsus4 D

Even on my favorite table, he can beat my best

Csus4 C

His disciples lead him in and he just does the rest

Bbsus4 Bb

He's got crazy flipper fingers, never seen him fall

Asus4 A

That deaf dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pin

 

D D C F Bb7

ball.........

 

[Mike's note: the end is just Pete playing around with a Bb7

chord (and some suspensions)-- Bb7: x13131]

 

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litgo@aol.com

 

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