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You Better You Bet By The Who 
From Face Dances, 1981


Acoustic: 12-string  (right channel)
Electrics: 12-string (left) and 6-string (right); solo: 6-string (centered)

Acoustic                      Electrics
C           x32013            x32013 ; x355xx and xx5588 (6-str only, 3rd verse)
                              (12-string) xxx013 (verse arpeggios)
F           1t33211           1tx3211 and 1t33211 and 133xxx
                              (12-string) xxx211 (verse arpeggios)
G           3tx0033           3tx5433 and 355xxx and 3x0033
                              (12-string) xxx433 (verse arpeggios)
Am          x02210            x02210 and 5t77555
Gm          3tx0033           3tx0033
C/Bb        6x555x            6x555x and xx10 10 9 8 (12-str only)
F/A         x03211            5tx(7)565 and x03211 (12-str only)
Abmaj7      4tx6543           4tx6543 and xx6888 (12-str only)
C/G         332010            3tx555x and 332010 (12-str only)
Gsus4       3tx5533           3tx5533
Dm          x5t7765           xx0231 and x5t7765
Dsus2       x5t7765           xx0230
Ab          4tx6544           4tx6544
Eb/Bb       x65343            6tx888x
Bb          x1333x            6x8766
Ciix        x3555x            8x10 10 988
Am/G        3x2210            3x2210
C5          x32013            x355xx
G/B         x20003            x25xxx
Csus4/Bb                      xx10 10 88 (12-string only)
D           xx0232            xx0232
Bm          x24432            x24432
A           x02255            x02255 and x022xx

[intro]

[synth arr for gtr; approx] x4||:C :||||---------------||||-8------8------||||.------9----9-.||||.----10---10--.||||----10---10----||||(8)------------|| [palm mute]
[12-string acoustic] x4 ||---------|----------||||---------|----------||||.--0--0--|0--0--0--.||||.-5--5--5|--5--5---.||||-3--3--3-|-3--3-----||||---------|----------||||[12-string electric]||||--3--3--3|--3--3-3--||||-1--1--1-|-1--1-----||||.--0--0--|0--0-----.||||.--------|---------.||||---------|----------||||---------|----------||
||C | |Fsus2 |G || (You better you better you bet oo-ooh......)||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||||--0--0--|0------0----------0----|--0---0--|--0---0--||||-5--5--5|-----5--------5--------|-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5---||||3--3--3-|--3--------3-----------|3---3----|5---5--5-||||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||
|| ||||-3--3--3|-----3--------3--------|-3--3--3-|--3---3--||||1--1--1-|--1--------1-----------|1--1--1--|-3-3-3-3-||||--0--0--|0------0----------0----|--0--0---|0---0----||||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||
x3||:C | |Fsus2 |G :||..ooh) (You better you better you bet oo-ooh.......)||---------|-----------------------|---------|----------||||---------|-----------------------|---------|----------||||.--0---0-|-------0-----------0---|--0---0--|--0---0--.||||.-5-5-5-5|---5------5-----5----5-|-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5---.||||-3---3---|3------------3---------|3---3----|5---5--5--||||---------|-----------------------|---------|----------||
|| ||||--3--3--3|-----3--------3--------|-3--3--3-|--3---3---||||-1--1--1-|--1--------1-----------|1--1--1--|-3-3-3-3--||||.--0--0--|0------0----------0----|--0--0---|0---0----.||||.--------|-----------------------|---------|---------.||||---------|-----------------------|---------|----------||||---------|-----------------------|---------|----------||
[6-str elec gtr enters; 12-string arpeggios below]||C | |F |G | I call you on the telephone my voice too rough with cigarettes (..oooh ) (oooh..)[12-string elec]||--3----------3-----|----3-----3-|----1---------1-----|----3----3--||||-1-1-----1------1--|--1---1--1-1|--1---1-----1---1---|--3---3-3-3-||||0----0-------------|0------0----|2--------2----------|4------4----||||-------------------|------------|--------------------|------------||||-------------------|------------|--------------------|------------||||-------------------|------------|--------------------|------------||
|C | |F I sometimes feel I should just go home but I'm dealing with a memory |G | that never forgets |C | |F |G | I love to hear you say my name, especially when you say yes |C | |F | I got your body right now on my mind but I drunk myself blind to the |G |Am | |Gm |F |C/Bb | | sound of old T.Rex, hmmm To the |F/A | |Abmaj7 | |C/G | |Gsus4 |G | Sound of old T.Rex Oh, and who's next [chorus] |C | |F . | When I say I love you you say you better (You |Am . G . |C | |F When I say I need you you say you better better you better you bet) (oooh ) |Am . G . |Dm |(Dsus2) Dm Am |G | You better bet your life (You better you better you bet) (bet your life) | |Dm |(Dsus2) Am|G | | or love will cut you, cut you like a knife (love cut you like a knife) [repeat verse] I want those feeble-minded axes overthrown I'm not into your passport picture, I just like your nose You welcome me with open arms and open legs I know only fools have needs but this one never begs I don't really mind how much you love me Ooh, a little is all right When you say come over and spend the night, tonight, tonight [repeat chorus] When I say I love you you say you better, (You better you better you bet ooooh) When I say I need you you say you better, (You better you better you bet ooooh) You better bet your life, or love will cut you, cut you like a knife |----
|<5>- |<5>- |<5>- |---- |---- harm; 12-string only
|Ab |Eb/Bb |Bb |Ciix | I lay on the bed with you, we could make some book of records |Ab |Eb/Bb Your dog keeps licking my nose |Bb |Dm Am |G | |Dm Dsus2 Dm | And chewing up all those letters saying you better |Dsus2 Dm Am |G | | You better bet your life ||: Am Am Am Am/G Am | Am Am Am Am/G Am | You better love me all the time now x2 | C5 C5 C5 G/B C5| C5 C5 C5 G/B C5 :|| You better shove me back into line now
[guitar solo]|. Am Am Am G Am|. Am Am Am G Am |. C5C5C5G/B C5|. C5C5C5G/B C5||---------------|-----0----------|----3----3----|--------------||---1-1------1--|------3/5-------|--5----0------|--------------||--2-2----------|----------------|--5----0--4/9-|--------------||-2-------------|----------------|----------5/10|-----------10-||0-----0-2h3----|0---------------|--------------|--------------||---------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|. Am Am Am G Am|. Am Am Am G Am |. C5C5C5G/B C5|. C5C5C5G/B C5||-------5--5----|------5--5-5-5--|8-----7-/12~~~|~~~~~~~-------||--5-----5--5---|-------5--------|8-----8-/13~~~|~~~~~~~-------||---5--5---5----|---5----5h7-----|----9---------|<12>~~~~~~~~~-||/7--7----------|----------------|--------------|--------------||---------------|----------------|--------------|--------------||---------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
[repeat verse] I showed up late one night with a neon light for a visa But knowing I'm so eager to fight can't make letting me in any easier I know I've been wearing crazy clothes and I look pretty crappy sometimes But my body feels so good and I still sing a razor line every time (Csus4/Bb C/Bb) And when it comes to all night living, I know what I'm giving I've got it all down to a tee, and it's free [repeat chorus; synth only - gtrs tacit] When I say I love you, you say you better, (You better you better you bet) When I say I need you you say you better, (You better you better you bet) [repeat chorus] When I say I love you you say you better, (You better you better you bet ooooh) And when I say I need you you scream you better, ooh (You better you better you bet ooooh)
[repeat chorus; key change]||D | |G | When I say I love you you say you better (oooh (You[12-string]||----2----------|-----2--------------|3----------|||---3-3---------|---3----3-----------|3----------|||--2---2--2-----|-2---------2-----2--|4----------|||0------0-------|0-------------0-----|5----------|||---------------|--------------------|-----------|||---------------|--------------------|-----------|
|Bm A |D | |G And when I say I need you you say you better better you better you bet) (oooh )|-------2----------0--|||-------3----------2--|||-------4----------2--|||-------4----------2--|||---------------------|||---------------------||
|Bm . A . || (You better you better you ||D | |G | When I say I love you you say you better bet) (oooh ) (You |Bm . A . |D | |G And when I say I need you you scream you better better you better you bet ooooh ) |Bm . A . || (You better you better you ||G |A |G |A |G |A |G |A You better bet your life ..bet) |G |A |G |A |G Or love will cut you just like a knife.
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