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Success Story guitar tab

Success Story
By The Who
>From Who By Numbers, 1975
Written by John Entwistle 1975 Hot Red Music

transcribed by

[main riff]
8 string bass arr for guitar:

D  [riff]         G         F  F
Friday night, I'm on my way home
     D  [riff]
They oughta make work a crime
                 G     F
I'm home for the weekend
          D [riff]
I'm gonna make the most of my time
          G                    F               D [riff]
There's a rock-and-roll singer on the television
       G                   F              D [riff]
Giving up his music, gonna take up religion

Deserted rock and roll
To try to save his soul

Saturday night, gotta gig with the band
Playing the electric guitar
Someday I'm gonna make it
Gonna be a super-duper-star
Get a flashy car
And a house for my mum
The big break better happen soon
'Cause I'm pushing twenty-one

Just like Cinderella
                       Eb             C
When she just couldn't go to the ball
A voice said, "I'm your fairy manager
         Eb       C
You shall play at Carnegie Hall."
G             Eb      C
 Gotta give up my day job
G       Eb        C
 To become a heartthrob
G   Eb      C     G Eb          D D D D D D D
 I may go far if I smash my guitar

Away for the weekend
I've gotta play some one-night stands
Six for the tax man, and one for the band
Back in the studio to make our latest number one
Take two-hundred-and-seventy-six
You know, this used to be fun

[Bass solo]
|| A5      Bb5  F5  G5 |  ||

|| A5      Bb5  F5  C5 |  ||

|| A5      Bb5  F5  G5 |  ||

|| A5      Bb5  C5  D5 |  ||

Monday morning, I just got home
Six and the birds are singing
I need a drink and my clothes are wet
Ooh, and my ears are still ringing
There's a rock and roll singer boppin' on the TV
He used to be a preacher, but now he sings in a major key

Amended his decision to the new religion

Deserted   Rock and roll to try to save his soul

[approx. riff arr. for guitar]


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