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Magic Bus (live)   Who







Magic Bus (live)
By The Who
From Live At Leeds, 1970
Written by Pete Townshend ©1968 TRO-Essex Music Inc. (BMI)

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transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com          09-25-1999          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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A      x022(2)x
G      3tx0033
D      xx0323

Note: this is transcribed from the edited version available on the remastered Live at Leeds, 1995)

Note: all timing and leads are approximate; this transcription gives a general idea of the main riffs.

[:21]
|------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|-3^-3-1--------------|
|------------------|-------------2------|--------2-0-2-0-5-5--|
|------------------|2-2-2-2-2--2-2------|---------------------|
|0-----------------|0-0-0------0-0------|---0-----------------|
|------------------|--3-3-3-3-3---------|---------------------|

|------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
|8h10--------------|---------------5-3-3-|3-------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|------------2/5--4-4-|4-------------------|
|----------------3p|0-------------0--0-0-|0-------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|--------------------|

|------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
|--2p0-------------|--------------------|---------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
|0--------------3~-|0--x-x----x-x--0--3~|-0-x-x----x-x-----3^-|
|------------------|--------------------|---------------------|

|------------------|--------------------||---------------------||
|------------------|--------------------||---------------------||
|------------------|--------------------||---------------------||
|------------------|--------------------||---------------------||
|0-x-x--x-x--3-3p2-|0--x-x----x-x-----3^||0--x-x---x-x----3-3p2||
|------------------|--------------------||---------------------||

[continue similar]

Every day I get in the queue  
To get on the bus that takes me to you

|A      |    G D|A     |    D |Dsus4     D|

|A              |     G D   |
I don't care how much I pay (Too much, the Magic Bus) 
I wanna drive my bus to my baby each day (Too much, the Magic Bus) 
The magic bus, magic bus
|A                      
 Thruppence and sixpence every day (Too much, the Magic Bus) 
Just to drive to my baby (Too much, the Magic Bus) 
Thruppence and sixpence each day (Too much, the Magic Bus) 
'Cause I drive my baby every way (Too much, the Magic Bus) 
Magic Bus, Magic Bus, Magic Bus ... 
Magic bus (give me a hundred)
Magic bus (I won't take under)
Ow (She goes like thunder)
(It's a bus age wonder)

|A    | G D|A    |   G D|

 |A
I want it, I want it I want (I said, you can't have it, can't have it)

I don't care how much I pay (Too much, the Magic Bus) 
I wanna drive my bus to my baby each day (Too much, the Magic Bus) 
I'll buy it, I'll buy it, I'll buy it

Okay, you can have the Magic Bus for one hundred English pounds
No, too much
Give me a hundred (ninety-five)
I won't take under (ninety-five)
It's a bus age wonder
She goes like thunder

[pick slide]
                    x5                                       x2
||A A/G A |A    G D ||A A/G A |A         ||A A/G A |A    G D ||  |  |
||--------|-----3-2-||--------|----------||--------|-----3-2-||--|--|
||--------|-----3-3-||--------|----------||--------|-----3-3-||0-|--|
||2---2---|2----0-2-||2---2---|2--4^\p2-2||2---2---|2--2-0-2-||0-|--|
||2---2---|2----0-0-||2---2---|2-------4-||2---2---|2--2-0-0-||0-|--|
||0---0---|0--0-----||0---0---|0---------||0---0---|0--0-----||--|--|
||--3---3-|---------||--3---3-|----------||--3---3-|---------||--|--|

|-5-----|--------|-5-----|--------|-5-----|--------|--------|--------|
|---8---|8-------|---8---|8-------|---8---|8-------|--------|--------|
|-----7^|-\7-5^--|-----7^|-\7-5^--|-----7^|-\7-5^--|-2-0----|--------|
|-------|------7-|-------|------7-|-------|------7-|--------|----5-5/|
|-------|--------|-------|--------|-------|--------|-----0-3|0-3-----|
|-------|--------|-------|--------|-------|--------|--------|----3-3/|

|--------|--------|--------|----------|----------|---------|
|--------|--------|--------|----------|----------|---------|
|--------|--------|--------|-------x-x|--7-5/6---|--5^-----|
|7-x-x-5/|7-x-x-5/|7-x7--5/|7--x-x----|-------7-5|7---5h7--|
|--------|--------|--------|--0-------|0---------|---------|
|5-x-x-3/|5-x-x-3/|5-x5--3/|5--x-x----|----------|---------|

|-5------|-----------|/9-/9---/9-|7-------|/9-/9---/9^|7-------|
|---8----|8----------|-----------|---5----|-----------|---5----|
|------7^|-\7-5^-----|/9-/9---/9-|7--5h6--|/9-/9---/9^|7--5h6--|
|--------|------7----|-----------|---5----|-----------|---5----|
|--------|-----------|-----------|--------|-----------|--------|
|--------|-----------|-----------|--------|-----------|--------|

Whoa,     Whoa, oh, now I got my magic bus, whoa, now I got my magic bus
   |---|
   |---|
   |0h2|
   |---|
   |---|
   |---|

Gonna drive my baby every day  
                             |--------|
                             |--------|
                             |-7-5~---|
                             |------7-|
                             |--------|
                             |--------|

Each time I go a different way 
                             |--------|-------------5--|
                             |5-------|----------------|
                             |-7-5^---|----5~----7^----|
                             |-----7-7|5-7-------------|
                             |--------|----------------|
                             |--------|----------------|

 Gonna ride her!                       Ride her!             
               |------------|--------------------------------|
               |10^\8-8-10-8|10--------15^\p13-15-13-15-15^--|
               |-----9------|--------------------------------|
               |------------|--------------------------------|
               |------------|--------------------------------|
               |------------|--------------------------------|

    Ride her!
|---------------------------------|-------------------------|
|15^\p13--13----------------------|8^-5------5----------0-0-|
|-------14--14-12-----------------|----7-5^---7-5^--5^--0-0-|
|----------------14-12-10^--------|--------7------7---7-0-0-|
|-------------------------12-10^--|---------------------0-0-|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------|

[4:57]
|--------|-----3-2-|------------|---------|--------|-----3-2-|2---|--|
|--------|-----3-3-|------------|---------|--------|-----3-3-|3---|--|
|2---2---|2----0-2-|2-2---2-2---|2--------|2---2---|2----0-2-|2---|--|
|2---2---|2----0-0-|2-2---2-2---|2--------|2---2---|2----0-0-|0---|--|
|0---0---|0--------|0-0---0-0---|0--------|0---0---|0--------|0---|--|
|--3^--3^|---------|----3^----3^|--0h2-3-4|--3^--3^|---------|----|--|

|-----------------|-----3-2-|-----------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-----3-3-|-----------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-----0-2-|-----------------|--------------|
|-2-2-2---2-2-2---|2-2--0-0-|-2-2-2---2-2-2---|-2-2-2---2----|
|-0-0-0---0-0-0---|0-0------|-0-0-0---0-0-0---|-0-0-0---0----|
|-------3^------3^|---------|-------3^------3^|-------3^-----|

|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------|----------|
|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------|----------|
|--------|--------|--------|--------|------7-|5h6-----7-|5h6-----5-|
|2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-7-|5---2-2-7-|5---2-2-5-|
|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0---0-0-0-|0---0-0-0-|
|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----------|----------|

|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|--------7-|5-------7-|5-------5-|3-------7-|5-------5-|3-------7-|
|3h4-----7-|5h6-----7-|5h6-----5-|3h4-----7-|5h6-----5-|3h4-----7-|
|3---2-2-7-|5---2-2-7-|5---2-2-5-|3---2-2-7-|5---2-2-5-|3---2-2-7-|
|0---0-0-0-|0---0-0-0-|0---0-0-0-|0---0-0-0-|0---0-0-0-|0---0-0-0-|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|

|--------|----------|--------|----------|----------|----------|
|--------|--7-5-----|------7-|5-------7-|5-------5-|3-------7-|
|--5-5---|--7-5h6---|------7-|5h6-----7-|5h6-----5-|3h4-----7-|
|2-5-5-2-|2-7-5---2-|2-2-2-7-|5---2-2-7-|5---2-2-5-|3---2-2-7-|
|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0---0-|0-0-0-0-|0---0-0-0-|0---0-0-0-|0---0-0-0-|
|--------|----------|--------|----------|----------|----------|

[repeat, increasing tempo]
||----------|----------||----------||---------||
||5-------5-|3-------7-||3-------5-||5------7-||
||5h6-----5-|3h4-----7-||3h4-----5-||5h6----7-||
||5-------5-|3-------7-||3-------5-||5------7-||
||0---0-0-0-|0---0-0-0-||0---0-0-0-||0--0-0-0-||
||----------|----------||----------||---------||

[loose time]
|-----------17--------------------------------------------|
|-------------20-17-20-17---------------------------------|
|-------19^--------------19-17^--------14/14/14/14/14-----|
|------------------------------19-17-14-------------------|
|0--------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|

|----------|----|----|----|---------|
|----------|----|----|----|---------|
|----------|4^--|4---|----|---------|
|2-2-2-----|----|----|4---|5--------|
|0-0-0-----|----|----|----|---------|
|0-0-------|----|----|----|---------|

|A     |G    |C     |D      |       

Magic bus!
     |-----------|---------------|-----------|-------------|
     |-----------|---------------|-----------|-------------|
     |2----2-----|2--------------|2----2-----|2--2---------|
     |2----2-----|2--------5-5/7-|2----2-----|2--2-----5/7-|
     |0--0-0---0-|0--0-3^0-3-3/5-|0--0-0---0-|0--0-3^0-3/5-|
     |-----------|---------------|-----------|-------------|

|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
|2----2-----|2--2---------|2----2-----|2------------|
|2----2-----|2--2-----5/7-|2----2-----|2--------5/7-|
|0--0-0---0-|0--0-3^0-3/5-|0--0-0---0-|0--0-3^0-3/5-|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|

|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
|2----2-----|2------------|2--2-2---2-|2--2---------|
|2----2-----|2--------5/7-|2--2-2---2-|2--2-----5/7-|
|0--0-0---0-|0--0-3^0-3/5-|0--0-0---0-|0--0-3^0-3/5-|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|

                        magic bus                      wow
|--------------|-------------|--------------|--------2----|
|--------------|--------3----|--------------|--------3----|
|2-2-2-2---2-2-|2---2---2----|2-2-2-2---2-2-|2---2---2----|
|2-2-2-2---2-2-|2---2---0----|2-2-2-2---2-2-|2---2---0----|
|0-0-0-0---0-0-|0-0-0-0----3^|0-0-0-0---0-0-|0-0-0-0------|
|--------3^----|--3----------|--------3^----|--3----------|

|--------------|---------2----|-----|-----|
|--------------|---------3----|-----|-----|
|2-2-2-2---2-2-|2---2----2----|2----|2----|
|2-2-2-2---2-2-|2---2----0----|2----|2----|
|0-0-0-0---0-0-|0-0-0-0-------|0----|0----|
|--------3^----|--3-----------|-----|-----|

|-------------------|12p8--12p8--12p8--12p8--12p8--12p8--12p8--
|---------------8h10|----10----10----10----10----10----10----10
|2------------------|------------------------------------------
|2------------------|------------------------------------------
|0------------0-----|------------------------------------------
|-------------------|------------------------------------------

12p8--12p8--12p8--12-8--8--12-8-----|-----------
----10----10----10----10-10----10-8-|8h10-------
------------------------------------|-----------
------------------------------------|-----------
------------------------------------|-----------
------------------------------------|-----------

|A               |A
|----------------|---------
|----------------|---------
|2/2/2/2/2/2-----|2--------
|2/2/2/2/2/2-----|2--------
|0/0/0/0/0/0-----|0--------
|----------------|---------

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