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Who - Tattoo tab


Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 14:57:52 -0400
Subject: TAB: Tattoo By: WHO

By The Who
written by Pete Townshend
From The Who Sell Out, 1967

transcribed by

Bb+b5:     xx8760
Fmaj7:     xx7560
Cadd9:     xx5530
Bbadd9+b5: xx3310 (denoted by BbII below)
D/C#:      x4x232 or x4x23x
G/B:       x20033 or x2003x
Dadd2:     xx0230
D:         xx0232
Ano3rd:    x02255

[intro and verse pattern]
| Bb+b5       | Fmaj7       | Cadd9       | Bbadd9+b5    |

Bb+b5                  Fmaj7
Me and my brother were talking to each other
        Cadd9      BbII  Dadd2
About what makes a man a man
         Bb+b5             Fmaj7
Was it brain or brawn, the month you were born
   Cadd9         BbII Dadd2    D
We just couldn't understand
    D              G          D        D Dsus4 D
Our old man didn't like our appearance
                        G         Asus4     Ano3
He said that only women wear long hair

   Bb+b5                      Fmaj7
So me and my brother borrowed money from mother
   Cadd9        BbII   Dadd2
We knew what we had to do
   Bb+b5                     Fmaj7
We went downstairs, past the barber and gymnasium
    Cadd9           BbII   Dadd2/D
And got our arms tattooed

  D               D         D      Dsus D
  Welcome to my   life, tat-too 

D [as above]   D         D
I'm a man now, thanks to you
         D              D/C#
I expect I'll regret you
                   G/B                  A
But the skin graft man won't get you
      G               Asus4 Ano3  Bb+b5 Fmaj7 Cadd9 BbII
You'l be there when I die       tattoo 

My dad beat me 'cause mine said mother
But my mother naturally liked it and beat my brother
'Cause his tattoo was of a lady in the nude
And my mother thought that was extremely rude

Welcome to my life, tattoo
We've a long time together, me and you
I expect I'll regret you
But the skin graft man won't get you
You'll be there when I die, tattoo

Now I'm older, I'm tattooed all over
My wife is tattooed, too
A rooty-toot-toot, rooty-tooty-tooty-toot
Rooty-toodle-toodle tattoo too to you

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