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From: Litgo

Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 13:35:24 EDT

Subject: w/who/the_song_is_over.tab

 

 

The Song Is Over

By The Who

>From Who's Next, 1971

Written by Pete Townshend

 

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transcribed by

litgo@aol.com

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Capo on 3 (to play piano chords)

 

[Note: on record for chord progressions, guitar plays leads, roots but few

chords; most progressions are piano only. Chords below with '*' are guitar

chords, rest are piano. Leads are approximate.]

 

[verses] [break]

Ebmaj7/F xx3786 C/G 33555x

Bbmaj9 x33365 or xx8565 F/G 335565

Cm7/G xx5343 A only* 5x7xxx and 577xxx

F xx3565 D/A 55777x

[chorus] G/A 555433

F only* 1x3xxx G/D* x55433

F6 xx3765 C/D* x55588

G only* 3x5xxx Cmaj7/D x55587

Fmaj7/G (33)5555 [bridge]

Dm7/G 355565 E* x7999x

G6 355453 D/E* x777 10 10

F/C* x37565 Dmaj7/E x777 10 9

Bb/C* x33366 (or C7sus4) D/C* x55588

Bmaj7/C x33365 Cadd9/D x55788

Db only* x4xxxx [last verse]

Gb/Db x4467x Fsus4 x33566

Cb/Db x44477 [outro]

Db6 x4866x G/C x35433

Eb only* x6xxxx Fadd9/C x33563

Ab/Eb x6689x C5* x355xx

Db/Eb x66699

 

[intro, verse pattern]

||: Ebmaj7/F Bbmaj9 | Cm7/G F :||

 

[guitar fills]

Ebma.. Ebma.. Ebma.. Ebma..

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

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

|---|-------5/7/5-|-5-3-----|--|-------|---------|-5\-3-5-5-|----|

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

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

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

 

The song is over

It's all behind me

I shoulda known it

She tried to find me

 

Ebma.. Ebma..

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

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

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

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

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

|-------|--|-------------5--3--|-1--------|

 

Our love is over

They're all ahead now

I've got to learn it

I'm gonna sing out

 

[guitar: F only]

Ebmaj7/F F Cm7/F F F6

I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces

I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea

 

[guitar: G only]

Fmaj7/G G Dm7/G G G6

I'll sing my visions to the sky-high mountains

 

F/C C Bb/C Bb/C Bbmaj7/C

I'll sing my song to the free To the free

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

[guitar: Db only]

Gb/Db Db Cb/Db Db Db6

I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces

I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea

[guitar: Eb only]

Ab/Eb Eb Db/Eb Eb

I'll sing my visions to the sky-high mountains

F/C C Bbmaj7/C Bbmaj7/C Bbmaj7/C

I'll sing my song to the free To the free

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

[break: solo below; ryhthm guitar G only]

| C/G G F/G G

|-------------------------|--------------15-----------|

|-13/15-13/15-13/15-13/15-|-13/15-13/15-15--13/15-----|

|-------------------------|-----------------------15^-|

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

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

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

 

C/G G F/G G

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

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

|-12-12-12-12\------3-3/3---|-3-----------------3---|

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

|---------------------------|--------------------3^-|

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

 

[rhyth guitar: A only ]

D/A A G/A A G/D D C/D Cmaj7/D

|-----5---5-|--------------------|--------|-8----|---|-7------|---|

|-----5-----|--------------------|--------|-8----|---|--8-----|---|

|-----2-4^--|\4-2-2---------2----|--------|-5----|---|---5----|---|

|-----2-----|----4--4/2-----2----|-5--5/7-|-5----|---|------5-|---|

|-0---------|----------3^-0---3^-|-5------|-5----|---|--------|---|

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

 

[bridge]

E D/E Dmaj7/E

When I walked in through the door

E D/E Dmaj7/E

Thought it was me I was looking for

D D/C Cadd9/D

She was the first song I ever sang

Bbmaj7/C C C C

But it stopped as soon as it began

 

[repeat intro]

 

Our love is over

It's all behind me

They're all ahead now

Can't hope to find to me

 

[repeat chorus]

I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces

I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea

I'll sing my visions to the sky-high mountains

F/C C Bbmaj7/C Bbmaj7/C Bbmaj7/C

I'll sing my song to the free To the free

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

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

|-3-------|---------|---3---5^\|3-5--3--------|

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

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

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

 

I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces

I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea

I'll sing my visions to the sky-high mountains

F/C C Bbmaj7/C Bbmaj7/C Bbmaj7/C

I'll sing my song to the free To the free

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

[second break]

[guitar: G only; A only]

||: C/G G | F/G G :||: D/A A | G/A A :||

 

| G/D D | C/D | Cmaj7/D |

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

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

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

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

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

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

[rake down]

 

| F/C C | Bb/C | Bbmaj7/C | Bbmaj7/C | Bbmaj7/C |

|---------|-6-------|-5------5--|-3--------|-----------|

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

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

|-7----5--|-3-------|-----------|----------|-----------|

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

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

 

[repeat intro]

 

The song is over

I'm left with only tears

I must remember

Ebmaj7/F Bbmaj9 Cm7/G Fsus4

Even if it takes a million years

 

[outro; guitar: C5]

C G/C Fadd9/C G/C

The song is over

The song is over

Excepting one note, pure and easy

Playing so free like a breath rippling by

 

[guitar: C5] x6

||: C G/C | Fadd9/C G/C :|| C

 

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litgo@aol.com

 

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