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Helpless Dancer guitar tab

Helpless Dancer
By The Who
>From Quadrophenia, 1973
Written by Pete Townshend 1973 Fabulous Music Ltd. 

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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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acoustic voicings:     piano arr for gtr:
E      022400          E5       07xxxx
Asus2  x02200          E/D      05xxxx
D      x00232          Asus2    002xxx
Am     x02210          E        0799xx
                       Am       5775xx
                       D        x577xx
                       C        032xxx

[intro; horn and piano arr for gtr]
|E5       |         |    |E/D |    |         |    |
|----|----|---------|7---|----|----|---------|7---|
|----|----|9-7-9-10-|----|----|----|9-7-9-10-|----|
|----|----|---------|----|----|----|---------|----|
|----|----|---------|----|----|----|---------|----|
|----|----|---------|----|----|----|---------|----|
|----|----|---------|----|----|----|---------|----|

           [acoustic gtr in]             
|Asus2|    |         |    |E5  |E5  |E5  |E5  |
|-----|----|---------|7---|----|----|----|----|
|-----|----|9-7-9-10-|----|----|----|----|----|
|-----|----|---------|----|----|----|----|----|
|-----|----|---------|----|----|----|----|----|
|-----|----|---------|----|----|----|----|----|
|-----|----|---------|----|----|----|----|----|

[acoustic
out]
|E      E     |E       E       |

|E             E               |Am               D              |E    
 When a man is running from his boss who holds a gun that fires "cost"
           E             |Am           D                   |E     
And people die from being old or left alone because they're cold
              E                  |
And bombs are dropped on fighting 
Am                 |D                  |E
cats and children's dreams are run with rats
          E             |Am                 D           |(E)
If you complain you disappear just like the lesbians and queers

|E    E   |Am  D |E    E  |Am  D  (E)|

[acoustic in]
|E        E   E        E   E  |Am            Am D              |E
   No one can love without the grace of some unseen and distant face
        E   E      E  E |Am                Am   D                 |E
And you get beaten up by blacks who though they work still got the sack
         E    E          E   E |Am          Am D              E|E
And when your soul tells you to hide your very right to die's denied
       E   E      E  E  |Am                Am D          E|E
And in the battle on the streets you fight computers and receipts
         E E      E      E |Am          Am D         E   |E
And when a man is trying to change it only causes further pain
                                                 [acoustic out]
    E  E         E  E|Am       Am    D       D  |D      |       |
You realize that all along something in us going wrong

[outro; piano & horn pattern arr for gtr]
|E5  |    |         |    |E/D      |    |    |    |
|----|----|---------|7---|---------|7---|----|----|
|----|----|9-7-9-10-|----|9-7-9-10-|----|----|----|
|----|----|---------|----|---------|----|----|----|
|----|----|---------|----|---------|----|----|----|
|----|----|---------|----|---------|----|----|----|
|----|----|---------|----|---------|----|----|----|

|C        |    |C   |          |    |
|---------|7---|----|----------|7---|
|8-7-8-10-|----|----|-8-7-8-10-|----|
|---------|----|----|----------|----|
|---------|----|----|----------|----|
|---------|----|----|----------|----|
|---------|----|----|----------|----|

[acoustic in]
|Asus2|    |         |Asus2        |E
                           You stop dancing
|-----|----|---------|7------------|----------
|-----|----|8-7-8-10-|-------------|----------
|-----|----|---------|-------------|----------
|-----|----|---------|-------------|----------
|-----|----|---------|-------------|----------
|-----|----|---------|-------------|----------

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