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INTRO: E / / / | E / D A | E / / / | E / / / || ["You can . . ."] VERSE I: [You can] hear it in the streets E See it in the dragging feet, The Word is getting out about Control. Spies, they've come and gone, The Story travels on, The Only private place is inside your soul. CHORUS: From tree to tree D A From you to me D A Travelling twice as fast as on an empty freeway G D A Every single dream D A Wrapped up in the scheme D A They all get carried on in the Relay. G D A (Relay) Things are brewing B (Relay) Something's doing (Relay) There's a revolution (Relay) Hand me down the solution, C D Yeah (Pass it on, etc) E GUITAR BREAK: F# / / / | x 7 F# / G D || E / / / | / / / / | E / / / | / / / / | VERSE II: Someone disapproves E What you say I knew, I was Asked to see if I could really learn you Don't believe your eyes, They're Telling only lies What was done in the first place don't concern you. CHORUS II: From tree to tree D A From you to me D A Travelling twice as fast as on an empty freeway G D A Every single dream D A Wrapped up in the scheme G D They all get carried on in the Relay. G D A (Relay) Things are brewing B (Relay) Something's doing (Relay) There's a revolution (Relay) Hand me down the solution, C D Yeah (Pass it on, etc) E *** Note that the E 'chord' throughout the verses is only implied. The electric guitar is riffing and picking out notes 'around' an E7 chord (eg, E, D, B, etc). In fact, the riffing is similar to Townshend's later song 'Eminence Front'. So, for rhythm guitarists, don't just play a straight E chord through these passages. Break it up by playing only part of the chord (trying not to emphasise the major 3rd of the chord (G#)). ____________________________________________________________________________ ______ Kerry, this song is so typical of Townshend's (and many rock guitarists') playing in that the implied tonality is 'E major', but he's actually drawing on his 'black' influences to blur the song's tonality. He does this by using bent minor 3rd notes (G natural), diminished 5th notes (A#), and minor 7th notes (D natural). These notes in particular give the song (and the E chord, especially) an ambiguous 'minor' feel. (This ambiguity is further compounded by the strumming of the acoustic guitar - which IS playing a straight 'E chord'.) So it gives it a 'black' feel that's very difficult to chart just by saying 'E'! Anyway, sorry to go on; I'm sure you know what I mean anyway!! Jason. P.S. You mentioned that the chart for 'PUT THE MONEY DOWN' is not very accurate. I used to have that book (but lost it accidentally when purging a bookshelf). Can you point to some obvious problems with the chart? I'd like to compare it with mine. Collector of tabs for The Who... Author of Hebrew language Jordan/Syria Travel Guide