Pete Townshend - English Boy tab

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English Boy | guitar tab
By Pete Townshend
>From Psychoderelict, 1993
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1993 Towser Tunes Inc./Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

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transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com          1998-07-22          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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[note: use non-dialogue or 'Best of PT' version]

Capo on 3 [dropped 'D' tuning: FCFBbDG with capo]

F      (3)(3)3565
Bb      x53366
C       x3555x
C#7sus2 xxx 13 12 10
D7sus2  xxx 14 13 11
E7      xx 12 13 12 x
F7      xx 13 14 13 x
Bb      xx3366 (bridge)
Bbmaj7  xx3365
Ebadd9  x63363

[intro] F5 F/Ab F5|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------||---------6-----------|---------6-----------|---------6-----------||---------5-----------|-5-------5-----------|-5-------5-----------||-3-------3-----------|-3-------3-----------|-3-------3-----------||-3-------3-----------|-3-------------------|-3-------3------0-3--||-3-3-6^--------------|-3-3-6^--------------|-3-3-6^--------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------||---------6-----------|---------6-----------|---------6-----------||-5-------5-----------|-5-------5-------3---|-5-------5-----------||-3-------3---3/0/3/0~|-3-------3------3--6~|-3-------3------3-6-6||-3-------3-----------|-3-------3---3h6-----|-3-------3---3h6-----||-3-3-6^--------------|-3-3-6^--------------|-3-3-6^--------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------|--------------||---------6-----------|---------------------|---------|--------------||-5-------5--------3--|---------------------|---------|--------------||-3-------3------3---6|-6/8-6p3-6p3---3-----|---------|--------------||-3-------3---3h6-----|-------------6--6-3--|---------|--------------||-3-3-6^--------------|--------------------6|-3---5-7-|-8-10--10-12--|
|-------------------|--------------||-------------------|--------------||-------------------|--------------||-------------------|--------------||-------------------|--------------||-13-12----10--7----|-8--10--5^-3--|
[chorus] F Bb Bb C I'm an English boy I was brought up right Hold me down and I will bite I know no fear, I serve with joy I'm proud to be here, an English boy [verse] C#7sus2 D7sus2 E7 F7 I feel like a stray dog Blurred like a movie C#7sus2 D7sus2 E7 F7 You say you've come to arrest me But you're just trying to test me I'm bored with your prejudice spreading like a fever Your promises to train me are just attempts to restrain me [repeat chorus] I am an English boy, precisely made You can pin me down, I am not afraid I show no fear, I will serve with joy I'm proud to be here, an English boy [repeat verse] Use me like a headline, cut pieces to pieces I'm black on the tube line, red on the touch-line Freezing up a future, stopping every stopwatch You say we're moving like an oilslick, thicker than a housebrick [bridge] F Ebadd9 Bb Bbmaj7 I'm an English boy, I was brought up right If you raise your dress, then I will bite My voice is clear, I got perfect poise F Ebadd9 Bb Bbmaj7 Good to be down here with all the English boys Eb/Bb Bb F/Bb Bb And I don't know where I am know or where I'm gonna go Cm7/Ab Bb I keep going round and round on the Circle Line F Bb Like some demented kind of commuter trying to avoid paying for my ticket Eb/F C F C I'm a lost soul, I read about myself in the newspapers F/C C C F5 I'm a pig, I'm a thug, I've got nowhere to go but down [repeat intro] [repeat verse] Feel like I'm kicking at a dead man, kicking in the chorus I'm broken by hatred, while politicians just ignore us You never gave me any value, you didn't give me any reason There's no tools and no toys for any English boys [repeat chorus] I'm an English boy, I was brought up right Hold me down and I will bite I know no fear, I will serve with joy I'm proud to be here, an English boy, yeah... [outro] F Ebadd9 Bb Bbmaj7 I'm an English boy, yeah... No tools, no toys for any English boys ============= litgo@aol.com #----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------# #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the # #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. # #------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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