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[original note: 'e' stands for eighth notes, 's' for sixteenth, `q'
for quarter, `h' for half, and, yes, even `w' for whole notes. A
period after a note value means dotted.
The chord parts are best played with your index finger on the B string,
middle on the G string (using pinky for pull-offs), and ring finger
on the D string, with the thumb wrapping around and playing the low E
string. Sounds hard, but gets easier with practice.]
[Strumming: for main pattern (bar10), accent every 3rd 16th -- on '+':
| + / / + / / + / / + + |
e s s e s e s e e s s

[INTRO] 
  [Bm/F#]e e e e e e e e   [Bmsus4/F#]e e e e e e e e   [F#7sus4]e e e e e e e e
|-2---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
|-3---------------|-3---------------|-2---------------|
|-4---------------|-4---------------|-4---------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  [F#7]e e e e e e e e   [F#m7]e e e e e e e e   [Em/F#]e e e e e e e e
|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
|-2---------------|-2---------------|-0---------------|
|-3---------------|-2---------------|-0---------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  [Em/G]e e e e e e e e     [F#sus4]e s s e s e s e e e   [F#]e s s e s e s e e e
|-------------------|---0-----------------|---0-0-----0---------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4\3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0---|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0---|
|-------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|T2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--T7-|

   [Bsus4]e s s e s e s e e s s   [B]e s s e s e s e e s s x2
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||
||.9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8.||
||.9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9.||
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||T7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||

      [Bsus4]e s s e s e s e e s s   [B]e s s e s e s e e s s x2
---||-----------------------|-----------------------||
---||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||
---||.9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8.||
---||.9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9.||
---||-----------------------|-----------------------||
---||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||

   ||[electric guitar]      |                       ||
---||-----------------------|-----------------------||
---||-----------------------|-----------------------||
---||-----------------------|-----------------------||
-7/||/9---------------------|---------------------7/||
---||-----------------------|-----------------------||
-5/||/7---------------------|---------------------5/||

[VERSE 1] 
Ever [Bsus4]since I was a young boy I've [B(add4]played the silver ball.
e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s
   |---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
   |---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
   |-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
   |-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
   |----------------------------|-----------------------|
   |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

   |[electric]                  |                       |
   |----------------------------|-----------------------|
   |----------------------------|-----------------------|
   |----------------------------|-----------------------|
   |/9--------------------------|---------------------6/|
   |----------------------------|-----------------------|
   |/7--------------------------|---------------------4/|

From [Asus4]Soho down to Brighton I [A]must have played them all.
e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s
   |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
   |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
   |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
   |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
   |-----------------------|-----------------------|
   |T5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

   |[electric]             |                       |
   |-----------------------|-----------------------|
   |-----------------------|-----------------------|
   |-----------------------|-----------------------|
   |/7---------------------|---------------------4/|
   |-----------------------|-----------------------|
   |/5---------------------|---------------------2/|

But I [Gsus4]ain't seen nothin' like him in [G]any amusement hall.
e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s
    |------------------------------|-----------------------|
    |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
    |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
    |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
    |------------------------------|-----------------------|
    |T3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

    |[electric]                    |                       |
    |------------------------------|-----------------------|
    |------------------------------|-----------------------|
    |------------------------------|-----------------------|
    |/5----------------------------|---------------------3/|
    |------------------------------|-----------------------|
    |/3----------------------------|---------------------1/|

That [F#7sus4]deaf, dumb and blind kid s[F#7]ure plays a mean pin-
e s s e s e s e e s s w
   |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|-0---------------------|
   |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|-2---------------------|
   |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|-3---------------------|
   |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|-4---------------------|
   |------------------------|-----------------------|
   |T2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|-2---------------------|

   |[electric]              | w                     |
   |------------------------|-----------------------|
   |------------------------|-----------------------|
   |------------------------|-----------------------|
   |/4----------------------|-----------------------|
   |------------------------|-4---------------------|
   |/2----------------------|-2---------------------|

  [B]ball[A]. [D] [E] [B] [A] [D] [E]
e q q q e q e. s e e q e q q q e q e. s e e q
|-------2---|-0-0--0-0-0-0-|-------2---|-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
|-2-2-2-3---|-0-0--0-0-0-0-|-4-4-2-3---|-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
|-4-4-2-2---|-1-1--1-1-1-1-|-4-4-2-2---|-1-1--1-1-1-1--|
|-4-4-2-0---|-2-2--2-2-2-2-|-4-4-2-0---|-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
|-2-2-0-----|-2-2--2-2-2-2-|-2-2-0-----|-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
|---------0-|-0-0--0-0-0-0-|---------0-|-0-0--0-0-0-0--|

|[electric] |              |                           |
| e q q q e | w | e q q q e | w |
|-----------|-0------------|-------2---|-0-------------|
|-------3---|-0------------|-------3---|-0-------------|
|-4-4-2-2---|-1------------|-4-4-2-2---|-1-------------|
|-4-4-2-0---|-2------------|-4-4-2-0---|-2-----------7/|
|-2-2-0-----|-2----------x-|-2-2-0---2-|-2-------------|
|---------0-|--------------|---------0-|-0-----------5/|

[VERSE 2; elec: barmonic B string 12tb fret eacb measure] 
He stands just like a statue, becomes part of the machine
Feeling all the bumpers, always playing clean
He plays by intuition, the digit counters fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball
[CBORUS] 
He's a  [E]pin[F#]ball [B]wiz[B]ard, there [E]has to [F#]be a [B]tw[B]ist.
q q e q. q e q e q.
    -0|-0--2----------------|-0---0--2------------|
    -0|-0--2----4--4---4--4-|-0---0--2----4-4-4-4-|
    -1|-1--3----4--4---4--4-|-1---1--3----4-4-4-4-|
    -2|-2--4----4--4---4--4-|-2---2--4----4-4-4-4-|
    -2|-2--4----2--2---2--2-|-2---2--4----2-2-2-2-|
    -0|-0--2----------------|-0---0--2------------|

      |[electric]           |                     |
| q q e q. | q e q e q. |
    --|-------------------0-|-----0---------------|
    --|-------------------0-|-----0---------------|
    -1|---------4--4------1-|-----1-------4-4-4---|
    -2|-2--4----4--4------2-|-----2-------4-4-4---|
    -2|-2--4----2--2--------|-2---2--4----2-2-2---|
    -0|-0--2----------------|-0---0--2-----------0|

A [E]pin-[F#]ball [B]wiz[B]ard's got [G]such a supple [D]wrist[Dsus4] [D]
q q e q. q q q q e e e q q e q e. s e e q
|-0-0-2-2-------------|-3----3-3--3-|-2-2-2-3-3-0-|-0-2--2-2-2-2--|
|-0-0-2-2--4--4-------|-3----3-3--3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3--3-3-3-3--|
|-1-1-3-3--4--4-------|-0----0-0--0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
|-2-2-4-4--4--4-------|-0----0-0--0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
|-2-2-4-4--2--2-------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
|-0-0-2-2-------------|-3----3-3--3-|-------------|---------------|

|[electric]           |             |[electric]   |               |
| q q e q. | w | w | |
|---------------------|-3-----------|-------------|---------------|
|---------------------|-3-----------|---7-7h8-7h8-|-7-------------|
|---1------4--4-----4-|-0-----------|-------------|---------------|
|---2------4--4-----4-|-0-----------|---7-7h9-7h9-|-7-------------|
|-2-2-4-4--2--2-----2-|-------------|-------------|---------------|
|-0-0-2-2------------3|-3-----------|-------------|---------------|

[BRIDGE] 
  [D]How do you [Cadd9]think [G]he  [D]does it?(I [Cadd9]don't [G]know)
|--------0-----------|----------0------------|
|--------3-------3---|----------3-------3----|
|-----2--------0-----|------2---------0------|
|-0------------------|-0---------------------|
|------------3-----2-|------------3--------2-|
|-------------------3|----------------------3|

[electric tacit] 
  [D]What makes [Cadd9]him so[G]    g[D]ood?
| | q e e q |
|------0-------------|-0--------0-|
|------3---------3-3-|-3----3-3-3-|
|----2---------0-0-0-|-2----2-2-2-|
|-0------------0---0-|-0----0-0-0-|
|------------3-----2-|------------|
|-------------------3|------------|

[VERSE 3; elec: barmonic B string 12tb fret palm mute eacb beat] 
He ain't got no distractions, can't hear no buzzers and bells
Don't see no lights a-flashin', plays by sense of smell
Always gets a replay, never seen him fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball
[repeat CBORUS] 
I thought I was the Bally table king
But I just handed my pinball crown to him
[acoustic] 
| D Dsus4 | D x x |
[electric] 
|--2---2h3--0|-----0----3-------|
|---3--------|------3-----------|
|----2----2--|--2----0----------|
|-0----------|-0----------------|
|------------|------------------|
|------------|------------------|

|| Dsus4 | D ||
e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s x4
||-10--------------------|-10--------------------||
||-10--------------------|-10--------------------||
||.12--------------------|-11-------------------.||
||.12--------------------|-12-------------------.||
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||-10T-------------------|-10--------------------||

||[electric guitar]      |                       ||
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||/12*-------------------|--------------------10/||
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||/10*-------------------|---------------------8/||

[*2nd, 3rd and 4tb repeats only] 
[VERSE 4] 
Even [Dsus4]on my favorite table,  [D]he can beat my best
e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s |
   |-10-------------------|-10--------------------|
   |-10-------------------|-10--------------------|
   |-12-------------------|-11--------------------|
   |-12-------------------|-12--------------------|
   |----------------------|-----------------------|
   |-10T------------------|-10--------------------|

   |[electric guitar]     |                       |
   |----------------------|-----------------------|
   |----------------------|-----------------------|
   |----------------------|-----------------------|
   |/12-------------------|---------------------8/|
   |----------------------|-----------------------|
   |/10-------------------|---------------------6/|

His di[Csus4]sciples lead him in and [C]he just does the rest
e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s |
    |-8---------------------|-8---------------------|
    |-8---------------------|-8---------------------|
    |-10--------------------|-9---------------------|
    |-10--------------------|-10--------------------|
    |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    |-8T--------------------|-8T--------------------|

    |[electric guitar]      |                       |
    |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    |/10--------------------|---------------------6/|
    |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    |/8---------------------|---------------------4/|

He's got [Bbsus4]crazy flipper fingers, [Bb]never seen him fall
e s s e s e s e e s s e s s e s e s e e s s |
       |-6--------------------|-6---------------------|
       |-6--------------------|-6---------------------|
       |-8--------------------|-7---------------------|
       |-8--------------------|-8---------------------|
       |----------------------|-----------------------|
       |-6T-------------------|-6T--------------------|

       |[electric guitar]     |                       |
       |----------------------|-----------------------|
       |----------------------|-----------------------|
       |----------------------|-----------------------|
       |/8--------------------|---------------------6/|
       |----------------------|-----------------------|
       |/6--------------------|---------------------4/|

That [Asus4]deaf, dumb and blind kid [A5]sure plays a mean pinb[D]al[D]l..[C]...[F]....
e s s e s e s e e s s w
   |-0----------------------|-0-------------------|-2-2--0--1-|
   |-5----------------------|-5-------------------|-3-3--1--1-|
   |-7----------------------|-6-------------------|-2-2--0--2-|
   |-7----------------------|-7-------------------|-0-0--2--3-|
   |------------------------|---------------------|------3----|
   |-5T---------------------|-5T------------------|---------1-|

   |[electric guitar]       |                     |           |
   |------------------------|---------------------|-2-2-------|
   |------------------------|---------------------|-3-3--1--1-|
   |------------------------|---------------------|-2-2--0--2-|
   |/7----------------------|---------------------|-0-0--2--3-|
   |------------------------|---------------------|------3--3-|
   |/5----------------------|-5-------------------|---------1-|

  [Bb]       [Bbsus4]                       [Bb]     [Bbsus4]       [Bb]   [Bbsus4]       [Bb]   [Bbsus4]                            
|----------------|------------|----3---4---|------------|------|
|--3-----4-------|--------1h3-|-3---1---1--|1h3--4------|------|
|----1-----1-----|-1--1-------|---1--1---1-|----1-----1-|---1--|
|------1-----1h3-|---3--3-----|------------|-------1h3--|-3----|
|-1--------------|--1--1------|------------|---1--1-----|--1---|etc.
|----------------|------------|------------|------------|------|

[note: for stage versions, end with Amaj7:  x02224] 
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