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Music Must Change guitar tab

Music Must Change
By The Who
>From Who Are You, 1978
Written by Pete Townshend 1978 Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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D5           xx023x (note: overall tonality is Dm; implied by keyboards)
D/C          x3023x (keyboard plays Dm9: x5355x arr for gtr)
D            xx0232
Bb           x1333x
C            x3555x  and x3201x
F           (1)x3211
Eb           xx5343 and xx134x
Gm          (3)55333
F6(C)        x(3)3231 (C implied by bass)
Ebmaj7       xx1333
A7           x02223
Dm/G         xxx031 
Em/G         xxx053 
Fadd9(A)     xxx065 (A implied by bass)
G(B)         xxx087 (B implied by bass)
A            x0222x and x02255
Bm7          x24232
A(E)         x0222x (E implied by bass)
A/D (Dmaj9)  xx0220
A6/D (Dmaj7) xx0222


[intro; 6/8]
|D5   D/C  |D5            D/C   ||: D5    D/C   | D5    D/C   :||
|----------|--------------------||--------------|--------------||
|10---\----|12^-10^-9^-7~-5~----||-(1)*--(1)*---|(1)*--(1)*----||
|10h11\----|12^-10^-9^-7~-5~----||.(2)---(2)----|(2)---(2)----.||
|10---\----|--------------------||.-0--0--0h3p0-|-0--0--0h3p0-.||
|----------|--------------------||-------------3|------------3-||
|----------|--------------------||--------------|--------------||
                                ||[* above approximates kybrd  ||
                                || arr for gtr plus guitar part]|
                                ||[below is main gtr pattern]  ||
                                ||--------------|--------------||
                                ||--------------|--------------||
                                ||.-------------|-------------.||
                                ||.-------0h3p0-|-------0h3p0-.||
                                ||3h5--5-------3|h5-5**------3h||
                                ||--------------|--------------||


|D5          D/C       |D5           D/C     |D5     D/C |D5  D/C
 Deep in the back of my mind is an unrealized sound
     |Bb                    |C                           |D5  D/C|D5 D/C
Every feeling I get from the street says it soon could be found

      |D5            D/C        |D5       D/C     |D5  D/C  |D5 D/C
When I hear the cold lies of the pusher I know it exists
       |Bb                       |C                         |D D/C|D D/C
It's confirmed in the eyes of the kids emphasized with their fists

       |F                C       |Eb     Bb
But the high has to rise from the low
       |-----1-------------------|-----------
       |-----1-------------------|----4------
       |-----2-----------5-------|----3--3---
       |-----3-----------5-------|----5--3---
       |-----------------3-------|(6)----1---
       |(1)----------------------|-----------

       |F        C                |Eb     Bb
Like volcanoes explode through the snow
      |Gm                    |F6(C)                  |Ebmaj7  |A7
The mosquito's sting brings a dream but the poisons derange    Hmm
              |D5        D/C |D5
The music must change
          D/C   (A)|Dm/G  Em/G |Fad9(A) G(B)  
For we're chewing a bone
                   |-1-----3---|-5-------7----
                   |---3-----5-|---6-------8--
                   |0-0---0-0--|0-0-----0-0---
                   |-----------|--------------
                   |-----------|--------------
                   |-----------|--------------

  |A               Bm7         |
We soared like the sparrow hawk
|D             A(E)       |D5      D/C  |D5
 Flied then we drop like a stone
                     |D5       D/C |D5
Like the tide and the waves
                 |Dm(G)  Em(G)|Fadd9(G)  G 
Growing slowly in range
        |A            Bm7       |D             A(E)      |D     D/C|D
Crushing mountains as old as the earth, so the music must change    change

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

S-sometimes at night I wake up and my body's like ice
The sound of the running wild stallion, the noise of the m-mice
And I wondered if then I could hear into all of your dreams
I realize now it was really the sound of your screams

But death always leads into life
Like the street-fighter swallows the knife
Am I so crazy to feel that it's here pre-arranged?
The music must change
It gets higher and higher
Smolderin' like leaves in the sun
Then it bursts into fire
Its rhythm grows strong
It's so new and so strange
Like bells in the clouds, then again the music must change

|D       |
 Change

|D     G/D A/D |D     G/D A/D|D     G/D A/D|D     G/D A/D| 

|D                     G    A    A6/D|
   But is this song so different?
|D               G    A     A6/D|
   Am I doing it all again?
|D                  G      A    A6/D|
   It may have been done A6/D
   |D               G    A    |
But then music's an open door

||:D     G  A A6/D:||

[repeat intro]

Deep in the back of my mind is an unrealized sound
Every feeling I get from the street says it soon could be found
When I hear the cold lies of the pusher I know it exists
It's confirmed in the eyes of the kids emphasized with their fists

But the high has to rise from the low
Like volcanoes explode through the snow
The mosquito's sting brings a dream but the poisons derange
The music must change
For we're chewing a bone
We soar like the sparrow hawk fly, then we dropped like a stone
Like the tide and the waves growing slowly in range
Crushing mountains as old as the earth, the music must change


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