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I Am Secure guitar tab

I Am Secure
By Pete Townshend
>From White City, 1985
Written by Pete Townshend 1985 Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

previously transcribed by Kevin Winn
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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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Open D tuning: DADADE (use caution when tuning up B string to D)


[intro]
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||.0---------------------|2--------------------.||
||.-0-0--0-0--0-0----0-3-|-0-0--0-0--0-0----0-3.||
||----------------0-3----|---------------0-3----||
||-0----0----0-----------|0----0----0-----------||
||[elec gtr; capo 5; pattern 1]                 ||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||.----------------------|---------------------.||
||.7---------------------|9--------------------.||
||-5---------------------|5---------------------||
||-7---------------------|9---------------------||
||[synth arr for gtr; enters after 8 measures]  ||
||-14--9h10-12-14-9h10-12|14--9h10-12-14-9h10-12||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||.----------------------|---------------------.||
||.----------------------|---------------------.||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||[elec gtr; ptrn 2; enters after 30 measures]x7||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||.----------------------|---------------------.||
||.7---------7/7/7/7---7-|9--------------------.||
||-5---------5-5-5-5---5-|5---------------------||
||-7---------7/7/7/7---7-|9\--------------------||
||[elec gtr; ptrn 1 resumes]                    ||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||-----------------------|----------------------||
||.----------------------|---------------------.||
||.7---------------------|9--------------------.||
||-5---------------------|5---------------------||
||-7---------------------|9---------------------||

[approx main pattern]
||D    Dsus2/A|D    Dsus2/A |D    Dsus2/A|D    Dsus2/A  ||
||--2-2-0-----|--2-2-0------|--2-2-0-----|--2-2-0------0||
||------------|-------------|------------|---------0----||
||--0-0-0-----|--0-0-0------|--0-0-0-----|--0-0-0---0---||
||------------|---------0-0-|------------|-----------0--||
||-----0------|-----0-0--0-0|------0-----|------0-----0-||
||0-----------|0------------|0-----------|0-------------||

|D               Dsus2/A   |D         Dsus2/A  |
   My room looks out to the wide open spaces
                           [2/4]    [4/4]
|D              Dsus2/A    |D       |C6sus2    |C6sus2     |
    My heart is touched by awakening faces
                                    |-----0--0-|-0--0-0-0--|
                                    |-----0--0-|-0--0-0-0--|
                                    |---3------|-----------|
                                    |----------|-----------|
                                    |3---------|3--3---3---|
                                    |----------|-----------|

I see the panic of people in motion
                                    |C6sus2      |C6sus2    |
I can stand here, look out on an ocean
                                    |-0-0---0--0-|-0-0-0----|
                                    |-0-0---0--0-|-0-0-0-0--|
                                    |------------|----------|
                                    |----5-------|--5---5-5-|
                                    |3-----------|3---------|
                                    |------------|----------|

|G      F6/D |G         F6/D         |
  I am a wall awaiting a catchword
|-7-7-7--5--0|-7--7-7----5-------0---|
|------------|-----------------------|
|-5-5-5--5--0|-7--5-5----5-------0---|
|5------0----|5---------0------------|
|------------|-----------------------|
|5t----------|5t---------------------|

|G         F6/D      |G          F6/D     |
  I see the city laid out like a patchwork

|D      Dsus2/A    |D   Dsus2/A    |D    Dsus2/A     |D   Dsus2/A  |

[verse 2]
Alone I am free from hatred and blindness
                                          |C6sus2    |          |
I hope that this life is frozen and timeless
                                          |-0---0--0-|-0---0--0-|
                                          |--0---0---|--0---0---|
                                          |----------|----------|
                                          |----4--5--|---4---5--|
                                          |3---------|3---------|
                                          |----------|----------|

My man is here, we grow old by inches
                                          |C6sus2    ||C6sus2     
||x2        |
Tomorrow I'll walk among heroes and princes
                                         |-0---0--0-||--0---0--0--||-0---0--0-|
                                         |--0---0--0||---0---0--0-||--0---0--0|
                                         |----------||.--------3-.||3----3----|
                                         |---4---5--||.---4---5--.||---5---4--|
                                         |3---------||-3----------||----------|
                                         |----------||------------||----------|

I feed the boys, I hear secrets whispered
I know the hearts that are battered and blistered

                 X2
|| D     Dsus2/A ||D     Dsus2/A |D   
||---2-2-0-----0-||--2-2-0-0-0-0-|2---
||----------0----||--------------|----
||.--0-0-0---0--.||--0---0-0-0-0-|0---
||.-----------0-.||--------------|----
||------0--------||-----0--------|----
||-0-------------||0-------------|0---

        |A5add4   |A5       E7       |    D   Dsus2 
  I am secure       in this world of apartheid
--------|--0------|------------------|--------0-|0---
--------|--2------|---------0-----0--|0---0---0-|0---
-------0|--0------|5--------2-----2--|2---0---0-|0---
--------|--2--2-2-|2-2-2----2-----2--|2---0---0-|0---
------0-|0----0-0-|0-0-0-------------|--------0-|0---
--0-2x--|---------|------------------|--------0-|0---


           |A5add4   |                      |(Db)D      |
 This is my cell,      but it's connected to starlight
-----------|---0-----|-------------0--0---0-|----2------|
-----------|---2-----|2------------2--2---2-|----0------|
----------0|---0--0-0|0------------0--0---0-|----0------|
-----------|---2--2-2|2------------2--2---2-|----0------|
---------0-|0-----0-0|0---------------------|4---0------|
--0---2----|---------|----------------------|----0------|

[outro; repeat to fade]
||----------------------|----------------------||
||----------------------|----------------------||
||.---------------------|---------------------.||
||.-0-0--0-0--0-0-------|-0-0--0-0--0-0-------.||
||-------------------0-3|------------------0-3-||
||-0----0----0----0-3---|0----0----0----0-3----||

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