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You Better You Bet guitar tab

You Better You Bet
By The Who 
>From Face Dances, 1981
Written by Pete Townshend 1981 Eel Pie Publishing/Towser Tunes Inc.

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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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Stage version chords updated by Ron Kiska 

Acoustic: 12-string (right channel)
Electrics: 12-string (left) and 6-string (right); solo: 6-string (centered)

Acoustic                      Electrics
C           x32013            x32013 ; x355xx and xx5588 (6-str only, 3rd verse)
                              (12-string) xxx013 (verse arpeggios)
F           1t33211           1tx3211 and 1t33211 and 133xxx
                              (12-string) xxx211 (verse arpeggios)
G           3tx0033           3tx5433 and 355xxx and 3x0033
                              (12-string) xxx433 (verse arpeggios)
Am          x02210            x02210 and 5t77555
Gm          3tx0033           3tx0033
C/Bb        6x555x            6x555x and xx10 10 9 8 (12-str only)
F/A         x03211            5tx(7)565 and x03211 (12-str only)
Abmaj7      4tx6543           4tx6543 and xx6888 (12-str only)
C/G         332010            3tx555x and 332010 (12-str only)
Gsus4       3tx5533           3tx5533
Dm          x5t7765           xx0231 and x5t7765
Dsus2       x5t7765           xx0230
Ab          4tx6544           4tx6544
Eb/Bb       x65343            6tx888x
Bb          x1333x            6x8766
Ciix        x3555x            8x10 10 988
Am/G        3x2210            3x2210
C5          x32013            x355xx
G/B         x20003            x25xxx
Csus4/Bb                      xx10 10 88 (12-string only)
D           xx0232            xx0232
Bm          x24432            x24432
A           x02255            x02255 and x022xx

[intro]

[synth arr for gtr; approx]    
                 x4
||:C            :||
||---------------||
||-8------8------||
||.------9----9-.||
||.----10---10--.||
||----10---10----||
||(8)------------||
   [palm mute]


[12-string acoustic]  x4     
||---------|----------||
||---------|----------||
||.--0--0--|0--0--0--.||
||.-5--5--5|--5--5---.||
||-3--3--3-|-3--3-----||
||---------|----------||
||[12-string electric]||
||--3--3--3|--3--3-3--||
||-1--1--1-|-1--1-----||
||.--0--0--|0--0-----.||
||.--------|---------.||
||---------|----------||
||---------|----------||

||C       |                       |Fsus2    |G        ||
      (You better you better you bet      oo-ooh......)
||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||
||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||
||--0--0--|0------0----------0----|--0---0--|--0---0--||
||-5--5--5|-----5--------5--------|-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5---||
||3--3--3-|--3--------3-----------|3---3----|5---5--5-||
||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||
||                                                    ||
||-3--3--3|-----3--------3--------|-3--3--3-|--3---3--||
||1--1--1-|--1--------1-----------|1--1--1--|-3-3-3-3-||
||--0--0--|0------0----------0----|--0--0---|0---0----||
||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||
||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||
||--------|-----------------------|---------|---------||

                                                        x3
||:C       |                       |Fsus2    |G        :||
..ooh) (You better you better you bet      oo-ooh.......)
||---------|-----------------------|---------|----------||
||---------|-----------------------|---------|----------||
||.--0---0-|-------0-----------0---|--0---0--|--0---0--.||
||.-5-5-5-5|---5------5-----5----5-|-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5---.||
||-3---3---|3------------3---------|3---3----|5---5--5--||
||---------|-----------------------|---------|----------||
||                                                      ||
||--3--3--3|-----3--------3--------|-3--3--3-|--3---3---||
||-1--1--1-|--1--------1-----------|1--1--1--|-3-3-3-3--||
||.--0--0--|0------0----------0----|--0--0---|0---0----.||
||.--------|-----------------------|---------|---------.||
||---------|-----------------------|---------|----------||
||---------|-----------------------|---------|----------||

[6-str elec gtr enters; 12-string arpeggios below]
||C                  |            |F                   |G           |
    I call you on the telephone my voice too rough with cigarettes
 (..oooh       )                                              (oooh..)
[12-string elec]
||--3----------3-----|----3-----3-|----1---------1-----|----3----3--||
||-1-1-----1------1--|--1---1--1-1|--1---1-----1---1---|--3---3-3-3-||
||0----0-------------|0------0----|2--------2----------|4------4----||
||-------------------|------------|--------------------|------------||
||-------------------|------------|--------------------|------------||
||-------------------|------------|--------------------|------------||

|C                          |                    |F                 
   I sometimes feel I should just go home but I'm dealing with a memory 
    |G             |
that never forgets
|C                   |             |F             |G            |
   I love to hear you say my name, especially when you say yes
|C                      |                    |F                       |
   I got your body right now on my mind but I drunk myself blind to the

|G             |Am   |   |Gm   |F     |C/Bb |       |
 sound of old T.Rex,   hmmm                   To the

|F/A |         |Abmaj7  |     |C/G  |           |Gsus4    |G       |
 Sound of old T.Rex            Oh,     and who's next

[chorus]

|C             |                   |F    .  |
  When I say I love you you say you better       
                                           (You 

|Am     .   G      .  |C                |                    |F    
                            When I say I need you you say you better
 better you better you bet)  (oooh           )

    |Am     .   G      .  |Dm  |(Dsus2)     Dm  Am  |G      |
                                 You better bet your life     
(You better you better you bet)            (bet your life)

|               |Dm       |(Dsus2)     Am|G      |      |
    or love will cut you,  cut you like a knife
                (love      cut you like a knife)

[repeat verse]

I want those feeble-minded axes overthrown
I'm not into your passport picture, I just like your nose
You welcome me with open arms and open legs
I know only fools have needs but this one never begs

I don't really mind how much you love me
Ooh, a little is all right
When you say come over and spend the night, tonight, tonight

[repeat chorus]
When I say I love you you say you better, 
(You better you better you bet        ooooh)
When I say I need you you say you better, 
(You better you better you bet        ooooh)
You better bet your life, or love will cut you, cut you like a knife
                      |----
                      |<5>-
                      |<5>-
                      |<5>-
                      |----
                      |----
                      harm; 12-string only

|Ab            |Eb/Bb        |Bb                |Ciix            |
   I lay on the bed with you, we could make some book of records

|Ab              |Eb/Bb           
   Your dog keeps licking my nose 

   |Bb                  |Dm             Am |G     |     |Dm   Dsus2 Dm |
And chewing up all those letters saying you better

|Dsus2        Dm  Am  |G     |      |
   You better bet your life

||:  Am  Am Am  Am/G Am |  Am Am Am Am/G Am  |
     You better love me    all  the time now  

                                            x2
|  C5  C5 C5  G/B   C5|  C5  C5 C5 G/B  C5 :||
   You better shove me   back into line now   

[guitar solo]
|. Am Am Am G Am|. Am Am Am G Am |. C5C5C5G/B C5|. C5C5C5G/B C5|
|---------------|-----0----------|----3----3----|--------------|
|---1-1------1--|------3/5-------|--5----0------|--------------|
|--2-2----------|----------------|--5----0--4/9-|--------------|
|-2-------------|----------------|----------5/10|-----------10-|
|0-----0-2h3----|0---------------|--------------|--------------|
|---------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|

|. Am Am Am G Am|. Am Am Am G Am |. C5C5C5G/B C5|. C5C5C5G/B C5|
|-------5--5----|------5--5-5-5--|8-----7-/12~~~|~~~~~~~-------|
|--5-----5--5---|-------5--------|8-----8-/13~~~|~~~~~~~-------|
|---5--5---5----|---5----5h7-----|----9---------|<12>~~~~~~~~~-|
|/7--7----------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|---------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|---------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|

[repeat verse]

I showed up late one night with a neon light for a visa
But knowing I'm so eager to fight can't make letting me in any easier
I know I've been wearing crazy clothes and I look pretty crappy 
sometimes
But my body feels so good and I still sing a razor line every time
                                 (Csus4/Bb C/Bb)
And when it comes to all night living,     I know what I'm giving
I've got it all down to a tee, and it's free

[repeat chorus; synth only - gtrs tacit]
When I say I love you, you say you better, 
(You better you better you bet)
When I say I need you you say you better, 
(You better you better you bet)

[repeat chorus]
When I say I love you you say you better, 
(You better you better you bet             ooooh)
And when I say I need you you scream you better, ooh
(You better you better you bet                 ooooh)

[repeat chorus; key change]
||D              |                    |G          |
     When I say I love you you say you better 
                  (oooh                       (You
[12-string]
||----2----------|-----2--------------|3----------|
||---3-3---------|---3----3-----------|3----------|
||--2---2--2-----|-2---------2-----2--|4----------|
||0------0-------|0-------------0-----|5----------|
||---------------|--------------------|-----------|
||---------------|--------------------|-----------|

|Bm         A         |D                 |                    |G      
                         And when I say I need you you say you better
 better you better you bet)    (oooh                   )
|-------2----------0--||
|-------3----------2--||
|-------4----------2--||
|-------4----------2--||
|---------------------||
|---------------------||


   |Bm      .  A       . ||
                               
(You better you better you

||D                |                    |G          |
       When I say I love you you say you better 
  bet)  (oooh                    )              (You

|Bm     .   A      .  |D                 |                       |G   
                         And when I say I need you you scream you better
 better you better you bet         ooooh          ) 

   |Bm      .  A       . ||
                            
(You better you better you

||G    |A     |G    |A     |G     |A                  |G     |A     
                                   You better bet your life
..bet)                             

|G             |A        |G      |A          |G          
   Or love will cut you           just like a knife.


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