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By The Who, 1966
>Appears on Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
Written by Pete Townshend 1966 TRO-Devon Music, Inc.

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D       xx0775 and xx0232
A/D     xx0655
G/D     xx0433
D/G     x20032
D/A     x0423x
A       x022xx and x02255
Dadd4/B x20032
Em      022000
G       3x0033

Note: all patterns are approximate

[intro]
||D D A/D | G/D  D D   ||D D A/D | G/D  D D     |
||5-2--5--|-3-3--2-2---||5-2--5--|-3-3--2-2-----|
||7-3--5--|-3-3--3-3---||7-3--5--|-3-3--3-3-----|
||7-2--6--|-4-4--2-2---||7-2--6--|-4-4--2-2-----|
||0-0--0-0|-0-0--0-0--0||0-0--0-0|-0-0--0-0----0|
||--------|------------||--------|----------0-2-|
||--------|------------||--------|--------------|

[verse pattern]
||:D  D/B D D D/B D|D  D/B D D  D/B D:||
||-2---2----2--2---|2---2----2---2----||
||-3---3----3--3---|3---3----3---3----||
||.2---0----2--0---|2---0----2---0---.||
||.0---0--0-0--0--0|0---0--0-0---0--0.||
||-----2-------2---|--0-2------0-2----||
||-----------------|------------------||
||[acoustic at counter tempo]         ||
||---2-------2-----|--2--------2------||
||---3-------3-----|--3--------3------||
||.--2-------2-----|--2--------2-----.||
||.--0-------0-----|--0--------0-----.||
||-----------------|------------------||
||-----------------|------------------||
||[bass]                              ||
||-----------------|------------------||
||.0------0-0-----0|0------0-0------0.||
||.----2-------2---|--0-2------0-2---.||
||-----------------|------------------||

|D D/B D  D/B D|G                 |D    D/B D D  D/B  D |D  D/B D D|
   You think we look pretty good together
   You think my shoes are made of leather

         |Em    G        D|Em     G      D |
But I'm a substitute for a-nother guy
         |---0-------3---2|--0---------3-2-|
         |---0-------3---3|--0---------3-3-|
         |---0-------0---2|--0---------0-2-|
         |---2-------0---0|--2---------0-0-|
         |---2------------|--2-------------|
         |0-----3---------|0------3--------|
         |[bass]
         |----------------|----------------|
         |---2-----------0|---2----------0-|
         |-----------0h2--|-----------0h2--|
         |0-----3^--------|0------3^-------|

 |Em          G    D     |Em        G    D  
I look pretty tall but my heels are high

   |Em                G       D  |Em    G    D  
The simple things you see are all complicated

 |Em          G     D      |Em        G D   |A      D/A |A      |
I look pretty young but I'm just back-dated, yeah

[chorus]
|D  D A/D       |G/D  Ds2 D      |D   D    A/D          |G/D     D D  |
 Substitute your lies for fact, I see right through your plastic mac 
(Substitute)                     (Sub-sti---tute)
|5--2--5--------|3-3--0---2------|5---2-----5-----------|3--3----0-2--|
|7--3--5--------|3-3--3---3------|7---3-----5-----------|3--3----3-3--|
|7--2--6--------|4-4--2---2------|7---2-----6-----------|4--4----2-2--|
|0--0--0----0---|0-0--0---0---0--|0---0-----0-------0---|0--0----0-0-0|
|---------------|----------------|----------------------|-------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------------|-------------|

 |D    D   A/D          |G/D     Ds2 D      |
I look all white, but my dad was black
  (Sub-sti-tute)
                              [2/4]        [4/4]           
  |D    D       A/D           |G/D  G/D Ds2|D      |       |
My fine-looking suit is really made out of  sack
  (Sub--sti-----tute)

I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
The north side of my town faced east and the east was facing south

And now you dare to look me in the eye
Those crocodile tears are what you cry
If it's a genuine problem you won't try
To work it out at all, just pass it by, pass it by

Substitute me for him 
Substitute my coke for gin
Substitute you for my mum
At least I'll get my washing done
  (Sub---sti--tute)

[interlude] 
|D           |G           |D           |            |
|---10-------|---10-10-10-|------------|------------|
|10-10-10-12-|12-12-12-12-|10^10^10^10^|10^10^10^10^|
|12----12----|12----------|12^12^12^12^|12^12^12^12^|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|[acoust]    |            |            |            |
|---2-----2--|---3-----3--|---2-----2--|---3-----3--|
|---3-----3--|---3-----3--|---3-----3--|---3-----3--|
|---2-----2--|---0-----0--|---2-----2--|---0-----0--|
|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|[bass]      |            |            |            |
|------------|---5--4--5--|------------|------------|
|---5--4--5--|5-----------|---5--4--5--|---5--4--5--|
|5-----------|------------|5-----------|5-----------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|

|D           |G           |D           |            |
                                              (I'm a)
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|10^10^10^10^|10^10^10^10^|10^10^10^10^|10^10^---12-|
|12^12^12^12^|12^12^12^12^|12^12^12^12^|12^12^12^---|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|            |            |            |            |
|---2-----2--|---3-----3--|---2-----2--|---3-----3--|
|---3-----3--|---3-----3--|---3-----3--|---3-----3--|
|---2-----2--|---0-----0--|---2-----2--|---0-----0--|
|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|            |            |            |            |
|------------|---5--4--5--|------------|------------|
|---5--4--5--|5-----------|---5--4--5--|---5--4--5--|
|5-----------|------------|5-----------|5-----------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|

I'm a substitute for another guy
I look pretty tall but my heels are high
The simple things you see are all complicated
I look pretty young but I'm just back-dated, yeah

[repeat intro]           3         [2/4]    [4/4]
||:D D A/D | G/D Ds2 D  :||D D A/D | G/D Ds2|D      |       |
||-5-2--5--|-3-3--0--2---||5-2--5--|-3-3--0-|2------|-------|
||-7-3--5--|-3-3--3--3---||7-3--5--|-3-3--3-|3------|-------|
||.7-2--6--|-4-4--2--2--.||7-2--6--|-4-4--2-|2------|-------|
||.0-0--0-0|-0-0--0--0-0.||0-0--0-0|-0-0--0-|0------|------0|
||---------|-------------||--------|--------|-------|---0-2-|
||---------|-------------||--------|--------|-------|-------|

I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
The north side of my town faced east and the east was facing south

And now you dare to look me in the eye
Those crocodile tears are what you cry
If it's a genuine problem you won't try
To work it out at all, just pass it by, pass it by

Substitute me for him 
Substitute my coke for gin
Substitute you for my mum
At least I'll get my washing done
  (Sub---sti--tute)

Substitute your lies for fact
I see right through your plastic mac
 (Sub-sti---tute)
I look all white but my dad was black
 (Sub--sti-tute)
My brand new suit is really made out of sack
  (Sub---sti-tute)


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