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How Many Friends By The Who From Who By Numbers, 1975 Written by Pete Townshend ============== transcribed by Justin Fox (also, if you get a chance, check out my band at myspace.com/themisprintsband) ============== Capo on 3 F Gm Eb Bb Gm7 F F Gm I'm feelin' so good right now Eb Bb Gm7 F There's a handsome boy tells me how I changed his past Gm He buys me a brandy Eb Bb Gm7 F Or could it be he's really just after my ass? Gm He likes the clothes I wear Eb Bb Gm7 F He says he likes a man to dress in season Gm Eb Bb But no one else ever stares, he's being so kind Gm7 C--> What's the reason? [chorus] C G Am F How many friends have I really got? G You can count 'em on one hand C G Am F G How many friends have I really got? C G Am F How many friends have I really got? Bb F Bb F Bb F/A Gm Gm7 C That love me, that want me, that'll take me as I am? Suddenly it's a silver screen And a face so beautiful that I have to cry out Everybody hears me Well, I look like a fool, now, if I try and I shy out She knows all of my friends But it's nice to find a woman who'll stay on late But now I think I've reached the end I wonder in the dead of night, how do I rate? [repeat chorus] Cm Cm/Bb It's all like a dream you know Bb F When you're still up early in the morning Gm F Eb And you all sit together to watch the sun come through Cm Cm/Bb But things don't look so good Ab When you could use a bit of warning Fm C/G G Then you know that no one will ever speak the truth about you. [repeat chorus] When I first signed the contract, it was more than a handshake then I know it still is, but there's a plain fact We talk so much shit behind each other's backs, I get the willies People know nothing about their own soft guts So how come they can sum us up Without suffering all the hype we've known How come they bum us up [repeat chorus] one of the best songs on the album.