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Behind Blue Eyes guitar tab

Behind Blue Eyes
By The Who
>From Who's Next, 1971
Written by Pete Townshend

Previously transcribed by
Brad Goldman (brad@jimmy.harvard.edu)
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updated by
litgo@aol.com
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Asus2     x02200
Cadd9     x32030  or x30030
Gsus4     320013
Dsus4     x00233
Esus4     022200
D/F#      2x0232
D/A       x00232
E         022400
G         3x0033


[intro]
|Esus4    |        |         |        |
|---------|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----2-|
|-2-------|--------|2-----2--|2-------|
|0--------|--------|---------|--------|

|Em                    |G             |D         |Dsus4 D      |
|-------0--------------|---3----------|----2---2-|3--2---------|
|-------0--------------|--0-0---------|--3------3|-3--3--------|
|-----0------0---------|-0----3----0--|-2----2---|--2----2-----|
|---2-----2--------0---|--------------|0----0-0--|----------0--|
|--------------2-------|--------------|----------|-------------|
|0---------------------|3-------3-----|----------|-------------|
 No one knows what it's like to be the bad man        To be the 

|Cadd9    |        |Asus2           |        |
|----0----|---0----|------0---------|---0----|
|--3--3---|--3-3---|----0---0-------|--0-0---|
|-0----0-0|-0---0-0|--2-------2----2|-2---2-2|
|-------0-|------0-|-------------2--|------2-|
|3--------|3-------|0---------------|0-------|
|---------|--------|----------------|--------|
 sad man          behind blue eyes 

|Em                    |G         |D       |Dsus4 D       |
|------0---------------|---3------|---2-2--|2h3---2-------|
|----0-----0-----------|--0-0-----|--------|---3---3------|
|--0------------0------|-0----0-0-|-2-----2|----2---2---2-|
|--------------------2-|----------|0---0-0-|----------0---|
|----------------------|----------|--------|--------------|
|0---------------------|3------3--|--------|--------------|
 No one knows what it's like to be hated,           to be

|Cadd9    |             |Asus2        |           |
|---0-----|---0---------|0------------|---0-------|
|--3--3---|--3--0-------|0-----0------|--0-0------|
|-0----0-0|-0-----0---0-|2---2---2---2|-2---------|
|-------0-|---------0---|2-2-------2--|------2--2-|
|3--------|3------------|0------------|0----------|
|---------|-------------|-------------|-----------|
 fated        to telling only lies.        (But my)

      |Cadd9|D      D/F#     |G   |Gsus4  G
But my dreams, they aren't as empty
     |Cadd9     |D   D/A |E  |E6sus4 E 
As my conscience seems to be
      |Bm   |     |C     |    
I have hours, only lonely
          |D        |Dsus4         D    |Asus2  |    |    |    |
My love is vengeance        that's never free

No one knows what it's like to feel these feelings
Like I do and I blame you
No one bites back as hard on their anger
None of my pain and woe can show through

      |C  |D                 |G    |Gsus4  G
But my dreams, they aren't as empty
     |C         |D       |E       E6sus4|   E 
As my conscience seems to be
                         |---------0----|-0----0-|
                         |---------0----|-0----0-|
                         |9\---1---2-2--|-1----1-|
                         |9\---2---2-2--|-2----2-|
                         |7\---2---4-4--|-2-2--2-|
                         |---0-0-0---0-0|----0---|
      |Bm   |     |C      |
I have hours, only lonely
          |D       D/A |Dsus4     D/A|Asus2  |     |      |       |
My love is vengeance     that's never free                 Mmmm...

   |E    E  E      Bm |Bm    A  A            E|E        E  E         Bm|
---|------------12----|-----------------------|--12--12----------------|
---|-12--12-12-----12-|---12-12---12-12-12----|--12-----12-----12-12-12|
---|-11^----11^----11^|\---9--9----9--9--9----|9-11^\---11^\-------9--9|
---|------------------|-11------11----------11|----------------11------|
---|------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
12\|0-----------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

|Bm          A  A     E|
|----------------------|
|--12-12-12------------|
|---9--9--9-----9------|
|11----------11-9---9\-|
|----------------------|
|---------------------0|

|E   E  E     Bm|Bm       A    A   E|E 
   When my fist clenches crack it open
E E     |Bm Bm      G G    D|D   
Before I use it and lose my cool
D D    Bm|Bm   A A         D|D
When I   smile tell me some bad news
D D     Bm|Bm  A   A         |E    E E  Bm|Bm    A A    E|E  
Before I laugh and act like a fool

 E    E E       Bm Bm     A A        
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|----2p0--2-------|---------2-----2-|
|--------------/7-|--7-5\-----------|
|0/0----0---0-----|-------0---0-3---|

E  E   E    B5|B5   A  A     E|E
   And if I swallow anything evil
E E       Bm|Bm   G G     D|D
  Put your finger down my throat
D   D Bm|Bm            A A      |D 
And if I shiver please give me a blanket
D    D  Bm|Bm      A  A        E|E
Keep me   warm let me wear your coat

|E     E E    Bm|Bm    A A    E|E     E E       Bm|Bm    A A     BB|
(coat)
|---------------|--------------|----12------------|----------------|
|---------------|--------------|------12----------|----------------|
|---------------|----7---9-7---|11^-----11^\--9-11|9~-9--9~-----9\-|
|--2p0---2-2----|7h9---9-------|------------11----|----11-----11---|
|-----------/7-7|--------------|------------------|----------------|
|------3^-------|--------------|------------------|----------------|

[electric]                 3
||:B        A|  G  D D  BB:||B      |        |
[acoustic]   |             ||       |
||:B  BBB   A|  G  D D  BB:||B      |B/A     |
                                    |--------|
                                    |---4----|
                                    |--4-4---|
                                    |-4---4--|
                                    |0-----0-|
                                    |--------|

|Em                    |G             |D      |Dsus4 D 
 No one knows what it's like to be the bad man
         |Cadd9 |   |Asus2       |         
To be the sad man, behind blue eyes

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