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/ The Who / Who's Next (1971) / Baba O'Riley guitar tab



Baba O'Riley
by the Who
from Who's Next, 1971
written by Pete Townshend

original transcription by:
Kevin Cherry 
lancelot@pipeline.com 
00cherry@cua.edu 

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revised by
litgo@aol.com
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Capo on 1

F     1335(1)(1)
C     x355xx
Bb    x133xx
Eb    xx134(3)
Csus4 8 10 10 10 xx

[synth intro; see Kevin's original transcription below for hints on copying
the synth pattern]

[Piano and bass; guitar tacit]
|| F  C | Bb   ||

Out here in the fields
I fight for my meals
I get my back into my living

I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven
Yeah yeah....

[guitar]       
|| F..C | Bb...||

| C   | C   | C   |    |

Don't cry 
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

Sally, take my hand
We'll travel south crossland
Put out the fire and don't look past my shoulder

The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
Let's get together before we get much older

  F         C    Bb                  Eb   F                 C
|-13~--13------|---------------13-15-13-|-15^-15-13----------------|
|--------13-13/|15-15-15----------------|-----------15-13-15/13/15-|
|--------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------|------------------------|--------------------------|

  Bb  
|-----------------------|
|-13--------------------|
|----------15^15^15^15^-|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|

Teenage wasteland
It's only teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland oh oh
Teenage wasteland

            C       C    Bb    Bb  
They're all wasted!

  C                               Bb
|-12-13-15--12-|13-15--12-13-15-|-12-13-15--12-|13-15--12-13-15-|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|

  F                               Eb
|-12-13-15--12-|13-15--12-13-15-|-11-13-15--11-|13-15--11-13-15-|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|

  C    
|-12-13-12-13-12-13-12-13-|12-13-12-13-12-13-12----|
|-------------------------|---------------------13-|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|

  Bb   
|-12-13-12-13-12-13-12-13-|12-13-12-13-15-12-13-12-|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|

  F    
|-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-|15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|

  Eb    
|-11-13-11-13-11-13-11-13-|11-13-11-13-11-13-11-13-|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|

[violin break; guitars and drums return and repeat til end]

|| F F F F | F F F F || 

[end]

| Csus4 Csus4 Csus4 Csus4 | % | % | % | F




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Kevin Cherry's note on synthesizer arrangement:

Starts out on a synth, but using two guitars: 
 
Guitar 1: 
 
Finger  
e  x 
B  x 
G 10 
D 10 
A   8  
E  x 
 
Pick quickly A-A-D-D-G-G-D-D-A-A-D-D-G-G-D-D (all sixteenth notes) over and
over  
(Technically, this is until the end of the song, when the violin comes in.)

 
Guitar 2: 
 
Finger: 
e  13 
B 13 
G 10 
D  x 
A  x 
E  x 
 
Pick quickly G-G-B-B-e (The G and B strings are played as sixteenth, the e
is picked as an eighth) 

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The Who albums
1981 Face Dances
1978 Who Are You
1971 Who's Next
1969 Tommy
1967 The Who Sells Out
1966 A Quick One
1965 My Generation
Who's Next tabs
01Baba O'Riley tabbass tab
02Bargain tabbass tab
03Love Ain't For Keeping tabbass tab
04My Wife tabbass tab
05The Song Is Over tabbass tab
06Getting In Tune tabbass tab
07Going Mobile tabbass tab
08Behind Blue Eyes tabbass tab
09Won't Get Fooled Again tabbass tab
10Pure And Easy tabbass tab
11Baby Don't You Do It tabbass tab
12Naked Eye tabbass tab
13Water tabbass tab
14Too Much Of Anything tabbass tab
15I Don't Even Know Myself tabbass tab

 

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