Who – Pinball Wizard tab ver. 2

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Pinball Wizard | guitar tab
by The Who
>From Tommy, 1969
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1969 Fabulous Music Ltd.

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Previous transcription by:
Marc Hirsh
Mike (sef@icbr.ufl.edu)

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revised by             1998-05-19          Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com          2002-05-19          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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Bsus4   7(t)x997x        (verse 1-3)
B       7(t)x987x        (verse 1-3)
G6sus4  3(t)x5530        (verse 2&3)
G6      3(t)x5430        (verse 2&3)
Dsus4   10(t)x12 12 10 x (verse 4)
D       10(t)x12 11 10 x (verse 4)
Csus4   8(t)x10 10 8 8   (verse 4)
C       8(t)x 10 9 8 8   (verse 4)
Bbsus4  6(t)x8866        (verse 4)
Bb      6(t)x8766        (verse 4)
Asus4   5(t)x7750        (verse 1-4)
A       5(t)x7650        (verse 1-4)

Fingering for verse chord shape (e.g., Bsus4, B)

             7x997x    7x987x
             t*rpi     t*rmi 
           * dampen with thumb

[original note: 'e' stands for eighth notes, 's' for sixteenth, `q' 
for quarter, `h' for half, and, yes, even `w' for whole notes. A 
period after a note value means dotted. 
The chord parts are best played with your index finger on the B string,
middle on the G string (using pinky for pull-offs), and ring finger 
on the D string, with the thumb wrapping around and playing the low E 
string. Sounds hard, but gets easier with practice.]
[Strumming: for main pattern (bar10), accent every 3rd 16th -- on '+':
                                      | + / / + / / + / / + + |
                                        e s s e s e s e e s s

[INTRO] Bm/F# Bmsus4/F# F#7sus4 e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e |-2---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------||-3---------------|-3---------------|-2---------------||-4---------------|-4---------------|-4---------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F#7 F#m7 Em/F# e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e |-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------||-2---------------|-2---------------|-0---------------||-3---------------|-2---------------|-0---------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Em/G F#sus4 F# e e e e e e e e e s s e s e s e e e e s s e s e s e e e |-------------------|---0-----------------|---0-0-----0---------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4\3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0---||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0---||-------------------|---------------------|---------------------||-------------------|T2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--T7-|
Bsus4 B e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s x2||-----------------------|-----------------------||||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||||.9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8.||||.9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9.||||-----------------------|-----------------------||||T7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||
Bsus4 B e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s x2---||-----------------------|-----------------------||---||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||---||.9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8.||---||.9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9.||---||-----------------------|-----------------------||---||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||
||[electric guitar] | ||---||-----------------------|-----------------------||---||-----------------------|-----------------------||---||-----------------------|-----------------------||-7/||/9---------------------|---------------------7/||---||-----------------------|-----------------------||-5/||/7---------------------|---------------------5/||
[VERSE 1]
Bsus4 B(add4)Ever since I was a young boy I've played the silver ball. e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s |---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-| |-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| |----------------------------|-----------------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|[electric] | | |----------------------------|-----------------------| |----------------------------|-----------------------| |----------------------------|-----------------------| |/9--------------------------|---------------------6/| |----------------------------|-----------------------| |/7--------------------------|---------------------4/|
Asus4 AFrom Soho down to Brighton I must have played them all. e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |-----------------------|-----------------------| |T5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|[electric] | | |-----------------------|-----------------------| |-----------------------|-----------------------| |-----------------------|-----------------------| |/7---------------------|---------------------4/| |-----------------------|-----------------------| |/5---------------------|---------------------2/|
Gsus4 GBut I ain't seen nothin' like him in any amusement hall. e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s |------------------------------|-----------------------| |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |------------------------------|-----------------------| |T3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|[electric] | | |------------------------------|-----------------------| |------------------------------|-----------------------| |------------------------------|-----------------------| |/5----------------------------|---------------------3/| |------------------------------|-----------------------| |/3----------------------------|---------------------1/|
F#7sus4 F#7That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pin- e s s e s e s e e s s w |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|-0---------------------| |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|-2---------------------| |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|-3---------------------| |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|-4---------------------| |------------------------|-----------------------| |T2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|-2---------------------|
|[electric] | w | |------------------------|-----------------------| |------------------------|-----------------------| |------------------------|-----------------------| |/4----------------------|-----------------------| |------------------------|-4---------------------| |/2----------------------|-2---------------------|
B A D E B A D E ball. e q q q e q e. s e e q e q q q e q e. s e e q|-------2---|-0-0--0-0-0-0-|-------2---|-0-0--0-0-0-0--||-2-2-2-3---|-0-0--0-0-0-0-|-4-4-2-3---|-0-0--0-0-0-0--||-4-4-2-2---|-1-1--1-1-1-1-|-4-4-2-2---|-1-1--1-1-1-1--||-4-4-2-0---|-2-2--2-2-2-2-|-4-4-2-0---|-2-2--2-2-2-2--||-2-2-0-----|-2-2--2-2-2-2-|-2-2-0-----|-2-2--2-2-2-2--||---------0-|-0-0--0-0-0-0-|---------0-|-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
|[electric] | | || e q q q e | w | e q q q e | w ||-----------|-0------------|-------2---|-0-------------||-------3---|-0------------|-------3---|-0-------------||-4-4-2-2---|-1------------|-4-4-2-2---|-1-------------||-4-4-2-0---|-2------------|-4-4-2-0---|-2-----------7/||-2-2-0-----|-2----------x-|-2-2-0---2-|-2-------------||---------0-|--------------|---------0-|-0-----------5/|
[VERSE 2; elec: harmonic B string 12th fret each measure] He stands just like a statue, becomes part of the machine Feeling all the bumpers, always playing clean He plays by intuition, the digit counters fall That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball
[CHORUS] E F# B B E F# B BHe's a pinball wizard, there has to be a twist. q q e q. q e q e q. -0|-0--2----------------|-0---0--2------------| -0|-0--2----4--4---4--4-|-0---0--2----4-4-4-4-| -1|-1--3----4--4---4--4-|-1---1--3----4-4-4-4-| -2|-2--4----4--4---4--4-|-2---2--4----4-4-4-4-| -2|-2--4----2--2---2--2-|-2---2--4----2-2-2-2-| -0|-0--2----------------|-0---0--2------------|
|[electric] | | | q q e q. | q e q e q. | --|-------------------0-|-----0---------------| --|-------------------0-|-----0---------------| -1|---------4--4------1-|-----1-------4-4-4---| -2|-2--4----4--4------2-|-----2-------4-4-4---| -2|-2--4----2--2--------|-2---2--4----2-2-2---| -0|-0--2----------------|-0---0--2-----------0|
E F# B B G D Dsus4 DA pin-ball wizard's got such a supple wrist q q e q. q q q q e e e q q e q e. s e e q|-0-0-2-2-------------|-3----3-3--3-|-2-2-2-3-3-0-|-0-2--2-2-2-2--||-0-0-2-2--4--4-------|-3----3-3--3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3--3-3-3-3--||-1-1-3-3--4--4-------|-0----0-0--0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2--2-2-2-2--||-2-2-4-4--4--4-------|-0----0-0--0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0--0-0-0-0--||-2-2-4-4--2--2-------|-------------|-------------|---------------||-0-0-2-2-------------|-3----3-3--3-|-------------|---------------|
|[electric] | |[electric] | || q q e q. | w | w | ||---------------------|-3-----------|-------------|---------------||---------------------|-3-----------|---7-7h8-7h8-|-7-------------||---1------4--4-----4-|-0-----------|-------------|---------------||---2------4--4-----4-|-0-----------|---7-7h9-7h9-|-7-------------||-2-2-4-4--2--2-----2-|-------------|-------------|---------------||-0-0-2-2------------3|-3-----------|-------------|---------------|
[BRIDGE] D Cadd9 (G) D Cadd9 (G) How do you think he does it?(I don't know)|--------0-----------|----------0------------||--------3-------3---|----------3-------3----||-----2--------0-----|------2---------0------||-0------------------|-0---------------------||------------3-----2-|------------3--------2-||-------------------3|----------------------3| [electric tacit]
D Cadd9 (G) D What makes him so good?| | q e e q ||------0-------------|-0--------0-||------3---------3-3-|-3----3-3-3-||----2---------0-0-0-|-2----2-2-2-||-0------------0---0-|-0----0-0-0-||------------3-----2-|------------||-------------------3|------------|
[VERSE 3; elec: harmonic B string 12th fret palm mute each beat] He ain't got no distractions, can't hear no buzzers and bells Don't see no lights a-flashin', plays by sense of smell Always gets a replay, never seen him fall That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball [repeat CHORUS] I thought I was the Bally table king But I just handed my pinball crown to him
[acoustic]| D Dsus4 | D x x |[electric]|--2---2h3--0|-----0----3-------||---3--------|------3-----------||----2----2--|--2----0----------||-0----------|-0----------------||------------|------------------||------------|------------------|
|| Dsus4 | D || e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s x4||-10--------------------|-10--------------------||||-10--------------------|-10--------------------||||.12--------------------|-11-------------------.||||.12--------------------|-12-------------------.||||-----------------------|-----------------------||||-10T-------------------|-10--------------------||
||[electric guitar] | ||||-----------------------|-----------------------||||-----------------------|-----------------------||||-----------------------|-----------------------||||/12*-------------------|--------------------10/||||-----------------------|-----------------------||||/10*-------------------|---------------------8/||[*2nd, 3rd and 4th repeats only]
[VERSE 4] Dsus4 DEven on my favorite table, he can beat my best e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s | |-10-------------------|-10--------------------| |-10-------------------|-10--------------------| |-12-------------------|-11--------------------| |-12-------------------|-12--------------------| |----------------------|-----------------------| |-10T------------------|-10--------------------|
|[electric guitar] | | |----------------------|-----------------------| |----------------------|-----------------------| |----------------------|-----------------------| |/12-------------------|---------------------8/| |----------------------|-----------------------| |/10-------------------|---------------------6/|
Csus4 CHis disciples lead him in and he just does the rest e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s | |-8---------------------|-8---------------------| |-8---------------------|-8---------------------| |-10--------------------|-9---------------------| |-10--------------------|-10--------------------| |-----------------------|-----------------------| |-8T--------------------|-8T--------------------|
|[electric guitar] | | |-----------------------|-----------------------| |-----------------------|-----------------------| |-----------------------|-----------------------| |/10--------------------|---------------------6/| |-----------------------|-----------------------| |/8---------------------|---------------------4/|
Bbsus4 BbHe's got crazy flipper fingers, never seen him fall e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s | |-6--------------------|-6---------------------| |-6--------------------|-6---------------------| |-8--------------------|-7---------------------| |-8--------------------|-8---------------------| |----------------------|-----------------------| |-6T-------------------|-6T--------------------|
|[electric guitar] | | |----------------------|-----------------------| |----------------------|-----------------------| |----------------------|-----------------------| |/8--------------------|---------------------6/| |----------------------|-----------------------| |/6--------------------|---------------------4/|
Asus4 A5 D D C F That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball......... e s s e s e s e e s s w |-0----------------------|-0-------------------|-2-2--0--1-| |-5----------------------|-5-------------------|-3-3--1--1-| |-7----------------------|-6-------------------|-2-2--0--2-| |-7----------------------|-7-------------------|-0-0--2--3-| |------------------------|---------------------|------3----| |-5T---------------------|-5T------------------|---------1-|
|[electric guitar] | | | |------------------------|---------------------|-2-2-------| |------------------------|---------------------|-3-3--1--1-| |------------------------|---------------------|-2-2--0--2-| |/7----------------------|---------------------|-0-0--2--3-| |------------------------|---------------------|------3--3-| |/5----------------------|-5-------------------|---------1-|
Bb Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus4 Bb Bbsus4|----------------|------------|----3---4---|------------|------||--3-----4-------|--------1h3-|-3---1---1--|1h3--4------|------||----1-----1-----|-1--1-------|---1--1---1-|----1-----1-|---1--||------1-----1h3-|---3--3-----|------------|-------1h3--|-3----||-1--------------|--1--1------|------------|---1--1-----|--1---|etc.|----------------|------------|------------|------------|------|
[note: for stage versions, end with Amaj7: x02224] ============= 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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