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The rock

Who


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The Rock by the Who from Quadrophenia, 1973 written by Pete Townshend
Originally transcribed by Kenny Sahr ============= updated by litgo@aol.com =============
[capo on 1]
Gaug xx5443 Abmaj7 xx6543 Abmaj9 464546 (4665xx) Chords listed in () are implied bass transition notes
[Fade up from 'Dr. Jimmy'] Ebmsus4
["Bell Boy" theme (Keyboard only):] || Eb Cm |Db F# | Ab Bb |B Db Eb/|| x4
[With a beat] || Eb Cm |Db F# | Ab Bb |B Db Eb/|| x3
| Eb / / / | / / / /Db|Eb/ / / / | / / / / |
[Keyboard intro to "Is it me" theme] | Ebsus4 / / / | / / / / | Ab / / / | Ab / / / |
["Is it me" theme] || Abmaj7 / / / | / / / / | Gaug / / / | G / / / |
| Cm / / / | Cm(Bb) / / / |
| Abmaj7 / / / | / / / / | Eb / / Cm7 |
| Abmaj9 / / / | Eb / / Cm7 | Abmaj9 / / / ||
| Abmaj7 | | Gaug | G | |--16-15-|-16-15/16/15------|---15----|------------| |--------|------------16-16/|18---16--|------------| |--------|------------------|---------|------------| |--------|------------------|---------|------------| |--------|------------------|---------|------------| |--------|------------------|---------|------------|
| Cm | Cm(Bb) | Abmaj7 | | |--------|-16/18-16/18^-|-16-15--18/20|-18\| |-----16-|--------------|------16-----|----| |--------|--------------|-------------|----| |--------|--------------|-------------|----| |--------|--------------|-------------|----| |--------|--------------|-------------|----|
| Eb Cm7 | Abmaj9 | |---18----18-----|-18--------------| |-18^--18^---18^-|--18^-16---16-16-| |----------------|-----------------| |----------------|-----------------| |----------------|-----------------| |----------------|-----------------|
| Eb Cm7 | |-15-18/15--15-18/15--15-18/15--15-18/15---| |---------16--------16--------16--------16-| |------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------|
| Abmaj9 | |-15-18/15--15-18/15--15-18/15---18\| |---------16--------16--------16----| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|
| Abmaj7 | | Gaug | G | |-----------|-----------|------|------------| |-(8)-9-8-9-|-9/8-------|------|--------4-6-| |-----------|----8-10-8-|------|------------| |-----------|-----------|-9----|------------| |-----------|-----------|------|------------| |-----------|-----------|------|------------|
| Cm | Cm(Bb) | Abmaj7 | | |--------|--------|-----------|---------------| |-6^---4-|-6^---4-|-6^-4 6^-4-|-6^-6^-6^-6^\4-| |--------|--------|-----------|---------------| |--------|--------|-----------|---------------| |--------|--------|-----------|---------------| |--------|--------|-----------|---------------|
|| Eb Cm7 | Abmaj9 || ||--------------|-----------------|| ||---4---4------|-4----4---4------|| ||-3^-3^\----3^-|---3^\--3^----3^-|| ||--------------|-----------------|| ||--------------|-----------------|| ||--------------|-----------------||
| E / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
| E | | | |-7-7-7-|-7---|--7-7-7-5-4-| |-5-5-5-|-5---|--5-5-5-5-5-| |-4-4-4-|-4---|--4-4-4-6-4-| |-------|-----|------------| |-------|-----|------------| |-------|-----|------------|
["Helpless dancer" horn theme] | E | | E | | E(D)| | |-5--4-4-|--4/5/4--|(0)----|-----|-----|----| |-5--5-5-|--5------|-5-----|-----|-----|----| |-4--4-4-|--4------|-4-----|-----|-----|----| |--------|---------|-------|-----|-----|----| |--------|---------|-------|-----|-----|----| |--------|---------|-------|-----|-----|----| | e|-4-4-5-|-7---| | b|--7----|-----| [horn]
| E / / / | / / / / | E(D) / / / | / / / / | e|-4---4-5-|-7-------| b|----7----|---------|[horn]
| E / / / | / / / / | D / / / | / / / / | e|-4---4-5-|-7-------| b|----7----|---------|[horn]
E / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
[Piano low E only; implied chords] || E / E7 / | ||-------------------------| ||----------10-12-10-12----| ||-13-11-13-------------9--| ||-------------------------| ||-------------------------| ||-------------------------|
3 [4x w/drums] 2 [then 4] | Am / Am6 / || E || |-------------------------------||--------------|| |-13-12-13-12/13/12-------------||--------------|| |-------------------14-13-14-11-||-13-11--13-11-|| |-------------------------------||--------------|| |-------------------------------||--------------|| |-------------------------------||--------------||
3 || Eb / Eb7 / | Abm / Abm6 / || ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||----------9---11-9--11----|-12-11-12-11/12/11-------------|| ||-12-10-12--------------8--|-------------------13-12-13-10-|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| || | || || [guitar 2] | || ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||----------5---7--5--7-----|-9--8--9--8/9/8----------------|| ||-8--7--8---------------4--|-------------------10-8--10-7--|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------||
2 || Eb || ||--------------|| ||--------------|| ||-12--10-12-10-|| ||--------------|| ||--------------|| ||--------------|| || || || || ||--------------|| ||--------------|| ||-8---7--8--7--|| ||--------------|| ||--------------|| ||--------------||
[drums out] 3 2 || Eb / Eb / | Abm / Ab / || Eb / / / | / / / / || [repeat as above]
[drums in] 4 || Eb / Eb7 / | Abm / Abm6 / || ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||----------9--11-9--11-----|-------------------------------|| ||-12-10-12--------------12-|-13-15-13-12/13/12-10-12-13-10-|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| || | || || [guitar 2] | || ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||-------------14----14-----|-15-14-15-14/15/14-------------|| ||-15-13-15-16----16-----15-|-------------------16-15-16-13-|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------||
4 || Eb / Eb7 / | Ab / Abm6 / || ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||----------9---11-9--11----|-------------------------------|| ||-12-10-12--------------12-|-13-15-13-12/13/12-10-12-13-10-|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| || | || || [guitar 2] | || ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||-------------14----14-----|-16-15-16-14/16/14-------------|| ||-15-13-15-16----16-----15-|-------------------16-15-16-13-|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------|| ||--------------------------|-------------------------------||
2 || Eb / / / || ||-------------------------|| ||----------9--11-9--11--9-|| ||-12-10-12----------------|| ||-------------------------|| ||-------------------------|| ||-------------------------|| || || || [guitar 2] || ||-------------------------|| ||----------12-14-12-14-12-|| ||-15-13-15----------------|| ||-------------------------|| ||-------------------------|| ||-------------------------||
[pick slide]
["Love reign o'er me" theme (Half Tempo) (6/8] | Ebm7/ / | / / / | / / / | / / Ebm(Db)| |---------|-------|-------|------------| |---------|-------|-11----|------------| |---------|-------|-13^---|-13^---13^--| |---------|-------|-------|------------| |---------|-------|-------|------------| |---------|-------|-------|------------|
| Bmaj7 / / | / / Bmaj7(Bb)| |-----------|-------------------| |-----------|-------------------| |-13^\11----|-13^13-11-13-------| |-------13--|-------------------| |-----------|-------------------| |-----------|-------------------|
| Abm7 / / | / / / | |-----11---|-14^-11--14/11--14/11---| |----------|-------14-----14-----14-| |-11-------|------------------------| |---13-----|------------------------| |----------|------------------------| |----------|------------------------|
| Ebm7 | | | Ebm(Db)| |-11---|16-14-16-14-16^16-|-14---|-------6------------| |------|------------------|---16-|-4-------9-7--------| |------|------------------|------|--6/8-6-------8-----| |------|------------------|------|----------------6-8-| |------|------------------|------|--------------------| |------|------------------|------|--------------------|
| Bmaj7 / / | / / Bmaj7(Bb)| |------------|-------------------| |------------|-------------------| |------------|-------------------| |-6-8----6-4-|---------6-8-------| |------------|-6-4-6-------------| |------------|-------------------|
| Abm7 / / | | |------------|-----2---4---| |--------4-2-|-4-4---4---4-| |------------|-------------| |-8----------|-------------| |------------|-------------| |------------|-------------|
[Double tempo (4/4] | Eb / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | |----------|---------|-----------|---------| |-11-------|---------|-6/8-6-8-9-|-11------| |-----8----|---------|-----------|-----8---| |----------|---------|-----------|---------| |----------|---------|-----------|---------| |----------|---------|-----------|---------|
| Eb(Db)/ / / | / / / / | | | |-------------|---------|--------|----| |-6/8--6-8--9-|-11------|--------|----| |-------------|-----8---|--7-5---|-6--| |-------------|---------|-----6--|-8--| |-------------|---------|--------|----| |-------------|---------|--------|----|
| Eb / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
[drum fill] | Eb / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / ||
[Finale on "Bell Boy" theme (keyboard solo] ||----------------------|----------------------| ||----------9-11-9-11-9-|----------9-11-9-11-9-| ||-12-10-12-------------|-12-10-12-------------| ||----------------------|----------------------| ||----------------------|----------------------| ||----------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|| |---------9-11-9-11-9-|---------9-11-9-11-9-|| |-12-8-12-------------|-11-8-11-------------|| |---------------------|---------------------|| |---------------------|---------------------|| |---------------------|---------------------|| | [synth lick] |---------------------|---------------------| |----------11---11----|-9-8-----------------| |---------------------|-----8---------------| |---------------------|---------------------| |---------------------|---------------------| |---------------------|---------------------|
x3 Eb || Cm Db | F# Ab | Bb B | Db Eb ||
| Cm Db | F# Ab | Ebm ||
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