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Summertime Blues guitar tab

Summertime Blues
By The Who
>From Live at Leeds, 1970 
Written by Eddie Cochran/Jerry Capehart 1959 Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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[intro]
                      x2                    x2
|| A   D  |E     A    || A   D  |E     A    ||
||--------|-----------||--------|-----------||
||-----3--|-----------||-----3--|-----------||
||.2---2--|------2---.||.2---2--|------2---.||
||.2-0-0--|------2---.||.2-0-0--|------2---.||
||-0------|----0-0----||-0------|----0-0----||
||--------|0----------||--------|0-3--------||

                       x3
||[A riff]             ||G      D   |
||---------------------||3----------|
||---------------------||3------2---|
||.---x-x-2-----x-x-2-.||0------3---|
||.---x-x-2-----x-x-2-.||0------0---|
||----0-0-------0-0----||---------0-|
||-3^--------3^--------||3----------|

           |A                       |                     | A D | E A |
Well, I'm a'gonna raise a fuss I'm a'gonna raise a holler
       |A [riff]                  |                       | A D | E A |
'Bout a'workin' all summer just to try an' a earn a dollar
       |D    D6     D7      D6     |D   D6    D7   D6  |  
Well, I went to the bossman get the car for a date
       |---------------------------|-------------------|
       |---------------------------|-------------------|
       |---------------------------|-------------------|
       |7-7--9--9---10--10--9---9--|7-7-9---9-10-10-9\-|
       |5-5--5--5---5---5---5---5--|5-5-5---5-5--5--5\-|
       |---------------------------|-------------------|

   |A    [tacit]                 |                  A |
The boss said, "no dice, son, you gotta work late"

|D                      |Dsus4 Dsus4 D D |
 Sometimes I wonder what I'm a'gonna do
     |A  [tacit]           |                    |
There ain't no cure for the summertime blues

[repeat intro]
|A     D  |E      A          |A     D  |E      A    |
|---------|------------------|---------|------------|
|------3--|------------------|------3--|------------|
|2-2---2--|-------2----------|2-2---2--|-------2----|
|2-2-0-0--|-------2----------|2-2-0-0--|-------2----|
|0-0------|2----0-0-4^-0/4/0-|0-0------|-----0-0----|
|---------|0-3^--------------|---------|0-3^--------|
                                           x2
|[A riff]            ||:                  :||G      D   |
|--------------------||--------------------||3----------|
|--------------------||--------------------||3------2---|
|-----x-x-2----x-x-2-||.---x-x-2----x-x-2-.||0------3---|
|-----x-x-2----x-x-2-||.---x-x-2----x-x-2-.||0------0---|
|-----0-0------0-0---||----0-0------0-0----||---------0-|
|0/3^-------3^-------||-3^-------3^--------||3----------|

Well, my mom and papa told me, "son, you gotta earn some money
If you wanna use the car to go riding next Sunday."
Well, I wouldn't go to work, I told the boss I was sick
He said, "You can't use the car 'cause you didn't work a lick."
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
There ain't no cure for the summertime blues

[repeat intro]

[solo; implied tonality indicated in ()]
|  (A) (D)   |(E) (A)  |  (A) (D)   |(E) (A)  |    (A) (D) |(E)  (A) |
|---0---0----|-0---0---|---0---0----|---------|-----9---7--|-7----5--|
|---5---3----|-3---2---|---5---3----|-3-------|------------|---------|
|------------|---------|------------|-2---2---|--7/9--\7-/7|---5/6---|
|4/5--\4---2/|4--\2----|4/5--\4-----|-0-0-2---|------------|---------|
|------------|--------0|-----------0|-----0--0|------------|---------|
|------------|---------|------------|---------|------------|---------|

|  (A) (D) |(E)  (A)  |(A)     (D)    |(E)   (A)    |
|---9---7--|7---------|---------------|-------------|
|----------|---0--2---|-5-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--|
|7/9--/7-/7|------2---|---7^-7^-7^-7^-|-7^-7^-7^-7^-|
|----------|------2---|---------------|-------------|
|----------|---------0|---------------|-------------|
|----------|----------|---------------|-------------|

|(A)   (D)    |(E)      (A)   |  (A) (D)     |(E)    (A)      |
|-------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5-------|--------------|----------------|
|-7^-7^-7^-7^-|-7^-7^-7^-7-5^-|--------------|----------------|
|-------------|---------------|-5/7-5/7---7/5|---5------------|
|-------------|---------------|--------------|-7---3^-0-0-----|
|-------------|---------------|--------------|-----------/5-0-|
                                                      x2
|(A)   (D)     |(E)    (A)   ||  A   D  | E      A    ||
|--------------|-------------||---------|-------------||
|--------------|--------2----||------3--|-------------||
|--------------|--------2----||.-2---2--|--------2---.||
|--------------|-3^---0-2----||.-2-0-0--|--------2---.||
|-------5~-3-5-|----5---0--0-||--0-0----|------0-0----||
|-3-4-5--------|-------------||---------|-0-3^--------||

                                                       x3
|B  E  |F#   B |B     E     |F#    B   ||:[B/A riff]  :|| B/A   |
|------|-------|------------|----------||--------------||-------|
|------|-------|------------|----------||--------------||-------|
|4--4--|-----4-|4-4-4-------|------4---||.------------.||--4----|
|4--2--|4----4-|4-4-4-2-----|4-----4--4||.4-4-4--4-4-4.||--4----|
|2--2--|4--0-2-|2-2-2-2--4/4|4---0-2--2||-0-2-2--0-2-2-||0------|
|---0--|2------|------0--2/2|2-2-------||--------------||-----0-|

     |B                    |                      | B E | F# B |
Gonna take two weeks, gonna have a fine vacation
     |B       [B/A riff]....|               | B E | F# B |
Gonna take my problem to the United Nations
       |D    D6    D7      D6     |D  D6    D7    D6 [note: PT's error - should be:
Well, I went to my congressman and he said, quote,    E, E6, E7, E6...]
    |B                                |                    B  |
"I'd like to help you, son, but you're too young to vote."
E                      |Esus4       E   
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
            |B                    |                   |
'Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
                                 x3                        
|| B     E     |F#    B          ||B     E  |F#   B      |
||-------------|-----------------||---------|------------
||-------------|-----------------||---------|------------
||.4-4-4-------|------4---------.||4-4-4----|-----4------
||.4-4-4-2-----|4-4---4---------.||4-4-4-2--|4----4------
||-2-2-2-2--4/4|4-4-0-2--2-2-0---||2-2-2-2--|4--0-2------
||-------0--2/2|2-2------------2-||------0--|2-----------

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