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Welcome

By The Who

>From Tommy, 1969

Written by Pete Townshend

 

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

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revised by

litgo@aol.com

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[note: Townshend has a couple of guitars going. This transcribed for

one (in most parts).]

 

[INTRO]

x4

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

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

||.--7-----7-----.||

||.--------------.||

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

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

||[gtr 2] ||

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

[MAIN RIFF]

G D G D

||--3----3----2--3--5-|---3--2--0-(2)--||

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

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

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

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

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

 

[VERSE]

G D G D [repeat MAIN RIFF]

Come to this house. Be one of the comfortable people.

G D G D [repeat MAIN RIFF]

Lovely bright home. We're drinking all night, never sleeping.

(F#) Em Bm7 Em Bm7

Milkman come in, and you baker.

Em Bm7 Em Bm7

Little old lady welcome, and you, shoemaker.

 

[CHORUS 1]

G F Bb F C

Come to this house. Into this hou-------se.

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

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

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

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

|-2------------------3--1-0--|-3-------------------3--|

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

 

G D G D [repeat MAIN RIFF]

Come to this house. Be one of us.

G D G D [repeat MAIN RIFF]

Make this your house. Be one of us.

(F#) Em Bm7 Em Bm7

You can help collect some more in.

Em Bm7 Em Bm7

Young and old people, let's get them all in.

 

[CHORUS 2]

A A/G D D/C Bm7 E

Come to this house. Into this hous--se.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

[BRIDGE]

[Play this riff eight times. Actually, after the first time,

Pete plays Em, not E. Listen to the record.]

 

E D/E E F x8

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

||--------9x--9--9---7-|-------9x--9--9---10--||

||.-------9x--9--9---7-|-------9x--9--9---10-.||

||.-------9x--9--9---7-|-------9x--9--9---10-.||

||--------7x--7--7---7-|-------7x--7--7---8---||

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

 

D E D

Ask along that man who's wearing a carnation.

E D

Bring every single person from Victoria station.

E D

Go into that hospital and bring the nurses and patients.

E

Everyone go home and fetch their relations.

 

A E A E A

Come to this house, be one of the comfortable people.

 

(A) E A E

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A E A E

Lovely bright home, drinking all night, never sleeping.

 

A E

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

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

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

|------------|-6------|---2-------|

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

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

 

[INTERLUDE]

D D/C D D/C

(Spoken) "Excuse me sir, there's more at the door."

D Cadd9 [x7]

There's more at the door.

D Cadd9 D E

There's more at the door, there's more.

 

Em Bm7 Em Bm7

We need more room. Build an extension.

Em B7 Em B7

A colorful palace. Spare no expense now.

 

G D7 G D7 [repeat MAIN RIFF]

Come to this house, be one of us.

G D7 G D7 [repeat MAIN RIFF]

Come into this house, be one of us.

 

[SOLO; 12 string]

| Em Bm7 | Em Bm7 | Em Bm7 | Em Bm7 |

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

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

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

|-2-2-2-2----|-5-2-2-----|--2-2-2/5-2-0-|-2-2-0-2--|

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

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

 

[Repeat CHORUS 2]

A A/G D D/C Bm7

Come to this house. Into this house

 

| E . . . . . . | . . . . . |

 

[Piano arr. for guitar; Ab mixolydian scale]

|--------------------------8-11--|

|---------------------8-11-------|

|----------------8-11------------|

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

|------9-11----------------------|

|-8-11---------------------------|

 

| E | |

 

Welcome.

|--------------------------8-11-14-16-18-20--|

|---------------------8-11-------------------|

|----------------8-11------------------------|

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

|------9-11----------------------------------|

|-8-11---------------------------------------|

 

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litgo@aol.com

 

 

 

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