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New Song guitar tab

New Song
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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[note: synth chord names and leads are approximate]

Bm7       (7)x777x or x2423(2)         F/G       xxx565
E/D      (10)x999x or xx0454           G         xxx787 
F#m7      xx4220 or 2x222(0)           F/G(viii) xxx10 10 8
C/Bb      6x555x                       G(x)      xxx12 12 10
C/A       5x555x                       G7        xxx10 12 10
C/Ab      4x555x                       Am/G(x)   xxx9 10 8
C/G       3x555x                       G9        xxx10 10 10 
C7sus4    xx5566 or x33366             E/B(iv)   xx6454
F         xx15 14 13 13                B(ii)     x2444x
Eb        xx 13 12 11 11               
Bb        xx 12 10 11 10               


[intro]
 (E   A/E  D6/E  A/E    E E6 A/E    D6/E   A/E)
|-----------|---------|---9----------|----------|
|---9-10--12|/-12-10--|---9-10-----12|/-12-10---|
|---9-9---11|/-11-9---|---9-9------11|/-11-9----|
|---9-11--12|/-12-11--|---9-11-----12|/-12-11---|
|-7---------|---------|-7------------|----------|
|-----------|---------|--------------|----------|
|           |         |          
|-----------|----8----|-------------------------|
|-----------|----11^--|-------------------------|
|-----------|---------|---2^2\------2h4-2h4-2-4-|
|-----------|---------|-------------------------|
|5h7--------|---------|-------------------------|
|--0--------|---------|-------------------------|

 (E     A/E D6/E   A/E    E6 A/E D6/E)
|-----------|------------|-------|------0----
|-----------|--7-7-7-7-7-|-9-----|------0----
|-----------|--7-7-7-7-7-|-9-----|------4----
|\2---------|------------|-------|----2------
|--------2--|------------|-------|----2------
|----3p0-0--|------------|-----0-|--0--------

[verse]
          |Bm7 E/D    |F#m7
You need a new song
                             |E          A/E    |D6/E     A/E   
I'll set the words up so they tear right at your soul
             |Bm7 E/D  |F#m7
Don't take me too long
                              |E          A/E      |D6/E  A/E   |
But there's a danger that I'll plagiarize something old

|Bm7(vii)                 |A(v)                         |
   My fingers kill me as I play my guitar 'cuz I've been
|--7----------------------|-----7-----------------------|
|0------------------------|0----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|

| Dmaj7/A A    D/A  |A
  chewing down at my nails.
|---------9---------|-----9-----|
|-0-----------------|---0-------|
|-------------------|-----------|
|-------------------|-----------|
|-------------------|-----------|
|-------------------|-----------|

 C/Bb                 Csus4  |C/A        Csus4       
    My hairline ain't exactly superstar, but there's 
|-12--------------------13-15|12---------13--15-----|
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------|

  C/Ab                |C/G    Csus4      |C7sus4       |C  C
  one trick that never fails, this never fails.
|-12-------------13-15|12-----13---15-15-|-15^-12-13-13p12------
|---------------------|------------------|-------------|--13----
|---------------------|------------------|-------------|----12--
|---------------------|------------------|-------------|--------
|---------------------|------------------|-------------|--------
|---------------------|------------------|-------------|--------

[chorus; arpeggiated chords]
           |F           Eb      |Bb
I write the same old song with a few new lines
                                |--10h11--|
     F           Eb        Bb
And everybody wants to cheer it
                         |------10---|
                         |--9h11-----|
            F             Eb          Bb
I write the same old song you heard a good few times
  F                 Eb      
Admit you really wanna hear it

 (F  C  Fsus4 F   C  Fsus4  C C    E  B Esus4 E   B  B)
|-13-12-13^--13-|-12-13^(13)12---|-12-11-12--12-|----------|
|---------------|-------------13-|---------12---|-12-------|
|---------------|----------------|--------------|----11----|
|---------------|----------------|--------------|----------|
|---------------|----------------|--------------|----------|
|---------------|----------------|--------------|----------|

| E  (D/E) | (A/E)  | E F#7   G6  | D6     E |
|(12)-(19)-|-0------|-------------|----------|
|-0--------|-0------|-------------|--------9-|
|-4--------|-4------|-9-11----12--|-14-14--9-|
|-2--------|-2------|-9-11----12--|-14-14--9-|
|-2--------|--------|-7-9-----10--|-12-12--7-|
|-0--------|--------|-------------|----------|

| E   C  | Dadd9/E    D/E|E         E  E  (D6)  |
|-----0--|-0---0--0---0--|0--0---0--0------7~---|
|-9---8--|-10--10-10--10/|12-12--10/12-9~--7~---|
|-9---9--|-11--11-11--11/|13-13--11/13-9~--7~---|
|-9---10-|-12--12-12--12/|12-12--12/12-9~--7~---|
|-7------|---------------|----------------------|
|--------|-----------0---|----------------------|

Whenever I see you
You always treat me like I'm some kind of perfect man
Just 'cause I please you
You explain, but you don't think I can understand

| Bm(vii)                   |A(v)                               |
    My head is spinning as I scrawl with my pen, 'cause I've been
|-----7---------------------|-------7---------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-4/6-----------------------|4/6--------------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------------|

| Dmaj7/A         D/A|A      |C/Bb            Csus4|C/A        Csus4  |
  pouring vodka in my soul      Nothing really ever changes, my friend 
|---------9----------|----9-/|12--------------13-15|12----------------|
|--------------------|-------|---------------------|------------------|
|-4/6----------------|4/6----|---------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|-------|---------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|-------|---------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|-------|---------------------|------------------|

| C/Ab          Csus4| C/G      Csus4 C7sus4     | C  C
    New lamps for old, new lamps for old
|/12-12-----13-15-15^|-13-12--------|18-18-17-18-|-20-20-----|
|--------------------|------13------|------------|-----------|
|--------------------|--------12----|------------|-----------|
|--------------------|--------------|------------|-----------|
|--------------------|--------------|------------|-----------|
|--------------------|--------------|------------|-----------|

We sing the same old song, just like a vintage car
You can look, but you won't ever drive it
We drink the same old wine from a brand new jar
We get hung over but we always survive it

|(F C  Fsus4 | F  C  Fsus4  C C  | E  B Esus4 | E  B  B)    |
|-13-12-13^--|-13-12-13^(13)12---|-12-11-12---|-12----------|
|------------|----------------13-|---------12-|----12-------|
|------------|-------------------|------------|-------11----|
|------------|-------------------|------------|-------------|
|------------|-------------------|------------|-------------|
|------------|-------------------|------------|-------------|

|(As2 E As2| As2 E Asus2 E E | Bs4 B Bs4   | Bs4 B     B)    |
|-12-11-14-|-12-11-12^-11----|-12-11-14p11-|-11--------------|
|----------|--------------12-|-------------|-----12----12----|
|----------|-----------------|-------------|--------11-------|
|----------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|----------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|----------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|

[bridge]
|F/G  | G    |F/G    | G   |F/G    | G (sus4)|F/G (add9)|G  (sus4) |

F/G               |G                  |F/G                |G
Turn on the radio, love is proclaimed again and again and again
F/G                   |G                 
Join in and sing, now, don't be ashamed, 
      |F/G(x)                   |G(xii)   
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain.
         |F/G(x)      |G           |Am/G(x)     |G7   
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
        |Am/G(x)   |G    |F/G      |F /G     |Bsus4  |B   [pick sld]
Let it rain....

 (E   A/E  D6/E  A/E    E E6 A/E D6/E A/E)
|---------|-0---------|---------|----------|
|---------|-0---------|---------|-3---2--x-|
|---------|-4---------|---------|-2---2--x-|
|---------|-2---------|--2------|-4---2--x-|
|-2-------|-----------|-x0------|-----0----|
|-0-----0-|-----------|-3--0----|----------|


 (C  F/C  Bb/C F/C   C   F/C  Bb/C  F/C)
|--------|---------|---------|---------------|
|-5------|-6----10^|\10^-----|-------10^\10^-|
|-5------|-5----10^|\10^-----|-------10^\10^-|
|-5------|-5-------|---------|---------------|
|-3------|---------|---------|---------------|
|--------|---------|---------|-----8T--------|

           F           Eb     Bb
We hum the same old line to a different crowd
    F            Eb        Bb
And everybody wants to cheer it
          F            Eb         Bb
We run on endless time to reach a higher cloud
    F               Eb     Bb
But never ever seem to get near it
            F       Eb    Bb    F
We sing the.. same old song
    Eb       Bb   
Same old song

We sing the same old song, just like a vintage car
You can look, but you won't ever drive it
We drink the same old wine from a brand new jar
We get hung over but we always survive it
We sing the... same old song

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litgo@aol.com

  development and support by
dmitry ivanov