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Politician guitar tab

Politician
By Pete Townshend, 1967
>From Scoop, 1983
Written by Pete Townshend 1983 Towser Tunes Inc.

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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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Note: all leads and chords included are approximate.

Dm          xx0231 and xx0765
F/D         xx0211 and xx0565
G/D         xx0433 and xx0787
Gsus4       3x553x
G           3x543x
C           8x10 9 8 x and x3555x
Csus4       8x10 10 8x and x3556x
Cmaj7       x3545x
Cmaj7sus4   x3546x


|Dm    |        |Dm    |        |
|------|--------|------|--------|
|------|--------|------|--------|
|------|--------|------|--------|
|0-0/0-|-0/0-0--|0-0/0-|-0/0-0--|
|------|--------|------|--------|
|------|--------|------|--------|

|Dm     |Dm    F/D     |G/D  |           |Dm  |Dm F/D  |G/D  |   |
|10~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|-----|-----------|----|--------|-----|---|
|13^(15)|------13-15-13|12---|---10h12p10|----|--------|-----|---|
|-------|--------------|-----|-----------|7---|---5-7-5|4----|---|
|-------|--------------|-----|-----------|----|--------|-----|---|
|-------|--------------|-----|-----------|----|--------|-----|---|
|-------|--------------|-----|-----------|----|--------|-----|---|


|Dm Dm   |F/D F/D |G/D G/D  |G/D G/D |Dm Dm   |F/D F/D |G/D   |   |
|--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|--------|------|---|
|--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|--------|------|---|
|--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|--------|------|---|
|--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|--------|------|---|
|5--5----|3---3---|5---5----|--------|5--5----|3---3---|5-----|---|
|--------|--------|---------|5---3---|--------|--------|------|---|

[verse; top line Gsus4/G: gtr; descending G,F,E,D: piano arr for gtr]

| Gsus4 Gsus4         |Gsus4      |G G     |G G    |
        People come to me for explanations
|---------------------|-----------|--------|-------|
|---------------------|-----------|--------|-------|
|-0-----0-------------|0--0-------|0-0-----|0-0----|
|-3-----3-------------|2--2-------|0-0-----|0-0----|
|---------------------|-----------|--------|-------|
|(3)------------------|-----------|--------|-------|

Don't understand what they say
This is the age of intuition
Things look a little different every day

|C   C            |Csus4      C                |
   I have a little trouble to keep from getting 
|-----------------|----------------------------|
|5---5------------|6----------5----------------|
|-----------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------------|

|Cmaj7 Cmaj7   |Cmaj7sus4 Cmaj7    |Dm           |Dmsus2 Dm        |
 Angry with the world         But I feel a little better whenever I 
|--------------|-------------------|-------------|-----------------|
|8-----5-------|6---------5--------|-------------|5----------------|
|--------------|-------------------|7------7-----|-------7---------|
|--------------|-------------------|-------------|-----------------|
|--------------|-------------------|-------------|-----------------|
|--------------|-------------------|-------------|-----------------|

|Dm  Em/D|F/D  F/D F/D G/D |
 Say to myself              
|5---7---|5----5---5---7---|
|6---8---|6----6---6---8---|
|7---9---|5----5---5---7---|
|0---0---|0----0---0---0---|
|--------|-----------------|
|--------|-----------------|

[chorus]

 |Gsus4         Gsus4   |Gsus4         Gsus4    |G G  |G G   |
I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong, oh         yeah
 |----------------------|-----------------------|-----|------|
 |3-------------3-------|3-------------3--------|3-3--|3-3---|
 |5-------------5-------|5-------------5--------|4-4--|4-4---|
 |5-------------5-------|5-------------5--------|5-5--|5-5---|
 |----------------------|-----------------------|-----|------|
 |3-------------3-------|3-------------3--------|3-3--|3-3---|

 |Gsus4         Gsus4   |Gsus4         Gsus4    |G G  |G G   |
I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong, oh
 |----------------------|-----------------------|-----|------|
 |3-------------3-------|3-------------3--------|3-3--|3-3---|
 |5-------------5-------|5-------------5--------|4-4--|4-4---|
 |5-------------5-------|5-------------5--------|5-5--|5-5---|
 |----------------------|-----------------------|-----|------|
 |3-------------3-------|3-------------3--------|3-3--|3-3---|

 |Gsus4 Gsus4   |Gsus4 Gsus4     |G    G       |G    G   |
I know  when I'm right      and I know when I'm wrong
|---------------|----------------|-------------|---------|
|---------------|----------------|-------------|---------|
|-0-----0-------|0-----0---------|0----0-------|0----0---|
|-3-----3-------|2-----2---------|0----0-------|0----0---|
|---------------|----------------|-------------|---------|
|(3)------------|----------------|-------------|---------|

     |Gsus4 Gsus4         |Gsus4  Gsus4         |G     G   |G   G   |
And I know because I could feel it    and that's how I get along
    |---------------------|---------------------|----------|--------|
    |---------------------|---------------------|----------|--------|
    |-0-----0-------------|0------0-------------|0-----0---|0---0---|
    |-3-----3-------------|2------2-------------|0-----0---|0---0---|
    |---------------------|---------------------|----------|--------|
    |(3)------------------|---------------------|----------|--------|

[riff]            2
||---------|------||
||---------|------||
||.--------|-----.||
||.--------|-3---.||
||-----5---|---5--||
||-3-3---3-|------||


 Dm     |Dm   F/D     |G/D       |          |
 Here         he       comes, the politician
|10~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~|----------|-------10-|
|13^(15)|-----13-15-13|12--------|----------|
|-------|-------------|----------|----------|
|-------|-------------|----------|----------|
|-------|-------------|----------|----------|
|-------|-------------|----------|----------|

|Dm          |Dm  F/D     |G/D       |          |
 Here             he       comes,        watch it
|-13^(15)-10~|------------|----------|----------|
|------------|10--13h15-13|12--------|----------|
|------------|------------|----------|----------|
|------------|------------|----------|----------|
|------------|------------|----------|----------|
|------------|------------|----------|----------|

[repeat intro]

And do you think propose a whipping
And do you claim that I don't know law
Well, the book don't talk about no tripping
And the book don't talk about no war

I have a little trouble to keep from getting angry with the world
But I feel a little stronger when I say to myself

I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong, ooh
I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong, ooh
I know when I'm right and I know when I'm wrong
And I know because I could feel it, that's how I get along

I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong
And I know when I'm right and I know when I'm wrong

I know when I'm right, and I know when I'm wrong
I know when I'm right, I know when I'm wrong

[outro solo]
Gsus4  G               Gsus4  G                
|----|-----------------|----|--------------------------10-------|
|----|--8p6h8p6--------|----|-8---8/8/8/8-8-12--10h12^----12-10-|
|-0--|----------7-5----|----|-----------------------------------|
|-0--|--------------5--|----|-----------------------------------|
|----|-----------------|----|-----------------------------------|
|----|-----------------|----|-----------------------------------|

Gsus4            G                       Gsus4
|--------8-----|-----------------------|------------------|
|-----6h8----8-|-8-8---6-8p6h8p6-------|-------6-6-----6--|
|----x---------|-----------------7-5---|---7------7----7--|
|--------------|---------------------5-|-5----------5-5---|
|--------------|-----------------------|------------------|
|--------------|-----------------------|------------------|

  G              
|----------------------|
|-12-12----15--12-12---|
|-12-12----12--12-12---|
|-12-12-12-15--12-12---|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|


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