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Cry If You Want guitar tab

Cry If You Want
By The Who
>From It's Hard, 1982
Written by Pete Townshend 1982 Towser Tunes Inc./Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

transcribed by

A5       x02255
G/A      x00033
D/A      x04232
A/G      3x22xx
Dsus4/C  x30233
A7       x02020
A7sus4   x02030

||:A5        |         | G/A    |    D/A:||

Once it was just innocence
Brash ideas and insolence
    G/A                      D/A
But you will never get away
With the things you say today

        G/A D/A    A        G/A D/A
But you cry if you want

A     A   A/G   A   A     A/G      A    A   A/G      A      A   D
Don't you get embarrassed when you read the precious things you said
A    A A/G A        A/G  A         A/G A    D
Many many years ago when life appeared rosy red
A  A   A A/G A     A    D
No one ever shared your bed
A A    A/G   A      A    D
Nothing ever filled your head
  A    A   A    A/G A      D
Except yourself and little Ted
    A     A      A/G  A        D
And scary dreams that you were dead
Don't you want to hide your face
When going through your teenage looks
Read the kind of crap you wrote
About ban the bomb and city crooks
Think about how long it took
To get over that sudden yuk
When in the mirror you would look
Well now my son you're well in stook

A                 G/A
Cry if you want
Cry if you want
A               G/A
Cry if you want
Cry if you want

Didn't you writhe in anger when you saw the man in his big car
Didn't you drive a banger and a gallon didn't get you far
Should have been a famous star
But that ain't what you really are
You could shout your last hurrah
While they are propping up the bar

Maybe things were better then
Before you led a promised life
Rash commitments heavy raps
And left-wing spiel all compromised
You fall in love with other's wives
Drive 'em nuts with empty lies
Angry 'cause you lost the prize
Forgot the color of their eyes

[repeat chorus]

[bridge; implied chords]

|| A7   | A7sus4 | A7    | A7sus4 ||

  [piano lick]
||                              ||
||[synth lick]                  ||

A7       A7sus4
Let your tears flow
A7       A7sus4
Let your past go

Don't you get embarrassed when you think about the way you were
Yesterday the day before when you were young with much to learn
Aren't you glad it's your last term
No more acting lowly worm
You can make the suckers squirm
When you tell 'em how much you earn

Don't you feel ashamed at all the bitterness you feel inside
Does your ego save your face
I had a go, I really tried
Now you know your leaders lied
Does it stop you acting snide or are you still a boy that cried
Tears now surely long since dried

[repeat chorus]

||:A  A/G | A      | D    |    :||[to fade]


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