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The Song Is Over guitar tab

The Song Is Over
By The Who
>From Who's Next, 1971
Written by Pete Townshend

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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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Capo on 3 (to play piano chords; no capo for lead guitar as on record) 

[Note: on record for chord progressions, guitar plays leads, roots but few chords; 
most progressions are piano only. Chords below with '*' are guitar chords, rest are 
piano. Leads are approximate.]

[verses]                         [break]         
Ebmaj7/F xx3786                  C/G      33555x 
Bbmaj9   x33365 or xx8565        F/G      335565 
Cm7/G    xx5343                  A only*  5x7xxx and 577xxx 
F        xx3565                  D/A      55777x  
[chorus]                         G/A      555433  
F only*  1x3xxx                  G/D*     x55433  
F6       xx3765                  C/D*     x55588
G only*  3x5xxx                  Cmaj7/D  x55587
Fmaj7/G  (33)5555                [bridge]           
Dm7/G    355565                  E*       x7999x
G6       355453                  D/E*     x777 10 10
F/C*     x37565                  Dmaj7/E  x777 10 9
Bb/C*    x33366 (or C7sus4)      C/D*     x55588
Bmaj7/C  x33365                  Cadd9/D  x55788
Db only* x4xxxx                  [last verse]   
Gb/Db    x4467x                  Fsus4    x33566
Cb/Db    x44477                  [outro]
Db6      x4866x                  G/C      x35433
Eb only* x6xxxx                  Fadd9/C  x33563
Ab/Eb    x6689x                  C5*      x355xx
Db/Eb    x66699                  

[intro, verse pattern]
||: Ebmaj7/F   Bbmaj9 | Cm7/G   F  :||

[guitar fills]
 Ebma..               Ebma..       Ebma..            Ebma..
|---|----6-5---------|---------|--|--------|-6-5/6/5-|----------|----|
|-6-|--------6-------|---------|--|--------|--------6|----------|----|
|---|----------5/7/5-|-5-3-----|--|--------|---------|-5\--5--5-|----|
|-3-|----------------|-----3---|--|--3-3---|---------|---3---3--|-3--|
|---|----------------|---------|--|--------|---------|----------|----|
|---|----------------|---------|--|-1------|---------|----------|----|

The song is over
It's all behind me
I shoulda known it
She tried to find me

  Ebma..     Ebma..
|-------|--|-------------------|----------|
|-------|--|-------------------|----------|
|-------|--|-------------------|----------|
|-3-----|--|-3/5-3-------------|-3--------|
|-------|--|-------5---3-------|----------|
|-------|--|-------------5--3--|-1--------|

Our love is over 
They're all ahead now
I've got to learn it
I'm gonna sing out

[guitar: F only]
Ebmaj7/F     Dm7/F       Cm7/F        F6
I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea

[guitar: G only]
Fmaj7/G      G              Dm7/G         G6
I'll sing my visions to the sky-high mountains

F/C          C           Bb/C   Bb/C
I'll sing my song to the free
       Bbmaj7/C
To the free
|-----|-6----5----|--------|
|-----|-----------|--5-----|
|-----|----3--3-3-|--------|
|-----|----3------|-3--3---|
|---3-|--3--------|------4-|
|-----|-----------|--------|

[guitar: Db only]
Gb/Db        Db      Cb/Db         Db6
I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea
[guitar: Eb only]
Ab/Eb        Eb             Db/Eb        Eb
I'll sing my visions to the sky-high mountains
F/C          C           Bb/C        Bb/C            Bbmaj7/C
I'll sing my song to the free                 To the free
                       |-6--5------|---------------|------6-----|--|
                       |--6--6-5---|---------------|------6-----|--|
                       |---3-------|-5^\-3/5-3-----|------3-----|--|
                       |-----------|------------3--|------3-----|--|
                       |--------3--|----------3----|-3-3--3-----|--|
                       |-----------|---------------|------------|--|

[solo: rhythm guitar: G only]
|   C/G          G            F/G         G            
|-------------------------|---------------15----------|
|-13/15-13/15-13/15-13/15-|-13/15-13/15-15--13/15-----|
|-------------------------|-----------------------15^-|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
                          
  C/G          G F/G            G        
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|-12-12-12\------3-3/3---|-5-3---------------3-----|
|--------------5---------|-----5--5-------3/5------|
|------------------------|--------------------3^/--|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
[rhythm guitar: A only            ]
  D/A   A     G/A       A           G/D D    C/D        Cmaj7/D   
|---------5-|---------------------|--------|-8----|---|-7---------|--|
|---5-------|---------------------|--------|-8----|---|--8--------|--|
|---2---4^--|\4-2-----------2-----|--------|-5----|---|---5-7-5---|--|
|---2-------|--4--4/2-------2-----|-5--5/7-|-5----|---|---------5-|--|
|-0---------|---------3^-0------3-|-5------|-5----|---|-----------|--|
|-----------|-----------------5---|--------|------|---|-----------|--|


[bridge]
E                D/E           Dmaj7/E
When I walked in through the door
E                       D/E     Dmaj7/E
Thought it was me I was looking for
D                        C/D     Cadd9/D
She was the first song I ever sang
       Bbmaj7/C                       C   C C
But it stopped as soon as it began

[repeat intro]

Our love is over
It's all behind me
They're all ahead now
Can't hope to find to me

[repeat chorus]
I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea
I'll sing my visions to the sky-high mountains
F/C           C           Bbmaj7/C  Bbmaj7/C  Bbmaj7/C
 I'll sing my song to the free         To the free
                        |-6------6|-6-------|-6--5-----|--------------|
                        |-6-------|--6------|--6-------|--------------|
                        |-3-------|---------|---3---5^\|3---3---------|
                        |-3-------|---------|----------|--5---5/3-5---|
                        |-3-------|---------|----------|-------------4|
                        |---------|---------|----------|--------------|

I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea
I'll sing my visions to the sky-high mountains
F/C           C           Bbmaj7/C  Bbmaj7/C     Bbmaj7/C
 I'll sing my song to the free            To the free
                        |-6----5--|------------|-----------|----------|
                        |--6----6-|-6--5-------|-----------|----------|
                        |---3----3|--3---------|-----------|----------|
                        |----3----|---3--------|-3---------|----------|
                        |---------|------------|-3--3--3---|-3--------|
                        |---------|------------|-----------|----------|

[second break]
[guitar: G only;          A only]
||: C/G   G | F/G  G :||: D/A  A | G/A  A  :||

| G/D D | C/D   | Cmaj7/D |
|-------|-8--8--|---------|
|-------|-8---8-|---------|
|-------|-5----5|---------|
|-------|-5-----|-5-------|
|-5-----|-------|--5------|
|-------|-------|---------|
             [rake down]

| F/C  C  | Bb/C    | Bbmaj7/C  | Bbmaj7/C | Bbmaj7/C  |
|---------|-6-------|-5------5--|-3--------|-----------|
|-6----5--|-6--6-6--|--3-6-3----|----------|-5---------|
|-5----5--|-3-----3-|---3---3---|----------|-----------|
|-7----5--|-3-------|-----------|----------|-----------|
|---------|-3-------|-----------|----------|-----------|
|---------|---------|-----------|----------|-----------|

[repeat intro]

The song is over
I'm left with only tears
I must remember
Ebmaj7/F  Bbmaj9   Cm7/G      Fsus4
Even if it takes a million years

[outro; guitar: C5]
C   G/C  Fadd9/C  G/C  
The song is over
The song is over
Excepting one note, pure and easy
Playing so free like a breath rippling by

[guitar: C5]               x6
||: C  G/C | Fadd9/C  G/C :|| C

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