The Punk And The Godfather

Who



 A5Dadd9/AFmaj7/AG/AG5Dadd9G5/DDG/DD9sus
---5--------0----------0--------3-----3------0-------3------2-----3-------5----
---5--------7----------1--------3-----3------7-------3------3-----3-------5----
---2--------7----------2--------4-----0------7-------0------2-----4-------5----
---2--------7----------3--------5-----0------7-------5------0-----0-------0----
---0--------0----------0--------0-----x------5-------5------x-----x-------x----
---x--------x----------x--------x-----3------x-------x------x-----x-------x----

 D(iiDsus4D7sus4G/D(iiEA/EE6sus4E7sus4Dsus2
----5--------5--------8----------7-------0-----0------9---------A---------0----
----7--------8--------8----------8-------9-----A------A---------A---------3----
----7--------7--------7----------7-------9-----9------9---------9---------2----
----0--------0--------0----------0-------9-----B------9---------9---------0----
----x--------x--------x----------x-------x-----x------x---------x---------x----
----x--------x--------x----------x-------0-----0------0---------0---------x----

 G5/CG5/BA7sus4A7
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--(0)-----(0)-------2-------2--------------------------------------------------
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Breakdown tab:
 DDsus2DDsus2D
  My-         my-         my-         my-         my-     g-g-g-g-

ge- ne- ra- tion
| | | | |
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--2-----------0-----------2-----------0-----------2-------------
------3-----------3-----------3-----------3-----------3---------
----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----
--------------------------------------------------------------0-
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Chorus 2 lick tab:
 EA/E
 gutter 
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| | | |
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--------------------------------------7---------------------------
------------------------------7---~-------`---r-------------------
--------------------------------------------------9---\-------9-v-
---------------------------------------------------------7/9------
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Intro:
(2x)
A5, Dadd9/A
Fmaj7/A, G/A, G5, A5
Verse 1:
 A5Dadd9Fmaj7/AG5/DG5A5
    You declared you would be three inches taller- you only   became what we made you 
 A5Dadd9Fmaj7/AG5/DG5A5
    Thought you were chasing a destiny calling- you only     earned what we gave you 
 DG/DD9susG/D
      You fell and cried as our people were starving- now you know that we blame you
 A5Dadd9Fmaj7/AG5/DG5A5
    You tried to walk on the trail we were carving- now you   know that we framed you 
Chorus 1:
 D(iiDsus4D7sus4G/D(ii
    I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes 
 EA/E
    No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter 
 EE6sus4E7sus4
    I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent 
 A/EE7sus4E
    Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter 
Breakdown 1: (see tab above)
 DDsus2DDsus2DDDsus2DDsus2D
    My-  my-    my-  my-    my     g- g- g- g- ge-  ne-    ra-  tion

 DDsus2DDsus2DDDsus2DDsus2D
    My-  my-    my-  my-    my     g- g- g- g- ge-  ne-    ra-  tion

Repeat Intro 1:
(2x)
A5, Dadd9/A
Fmaj7/A, G/A, G5, A5
Verse 2: (same as V1)
We tried to speak between lines of oration- you could only repeat what we told you
Your axe belongs to a dying nation- they don't know that we own you
You're watching movies trying to find the feelers- you only see what we show you
We're the slaves of the phony leaders- breathe the air we have blown you
Chorus 2: (same as C1- see Chorus 2 lick tab above)
I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter
I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent
Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter
Breakdown 2: (same as B1)
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation

Bridge:
 DDsus2DDsus2G5/C
    I have to be careful not to preach 
 G5/B
    I can't pretend that I can teach 
 A7sus4A7A7sus4A7
    And yet I've lived your future out,  by pounding stages    like a clown
 DDsus2DDsus2G5/C
    And on the dance floor, broken glass 
 G5/B
    The bloody faces slowly pass 
 A7sus4A7A7sus4A7A7sus4A7
    The broken seats in empty rows- It all belongs to me, you know  
 A7
    Okay!
Repeat Intro 2:
(2x)
A5, Dadd9/A
Fmaj7/A, G/A, G5, A5
Verse 3: (same as V1)
You declared you would be three inches taller- you only became what we made you
Thought you were chasing a destiny calling- you only earned what we gave you
You fell and cried as our people were starving- now you know that we blame you
You tried to walk on the trail we were carving- now you know that we framed you
Chorus 3: (same as C1)
I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter
I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent
Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter
Outtro/ Breakdown 3: (same as B1- repeat and fade)
My- my- my- my- my generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
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You declared you would be three inches taller- you only became what we made you
Thought you were chasing a destiny calling- you only earned what we gave you
You fell and cried as our people were starving- now you know that we blame you
You tried to walk on the trail we were carving- now you know that we framed you
I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter
I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent
Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation

We tried to speak between lines of oration- you could only repeat what we told you
Your axe belongs to a dying nation- they don't know that we own you
You're watching movies trying to find the feelers- you only see what we show you
We're the slaves of the phony leaders- breathe the air we have blown you
I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter
I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent
Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation

I have to be careful not to preach
I can't pretend that I can teach
And yet I've lived your future out
By pounding stages like a clown
And on the dance floor, broken glass
The bloody faces slowly pass
The broken seats in empty rows
It all belongs to me, you know
Okay!
You declared you would be three inches taller- you only became what we made you
Thought you were chasing a destiny calling- you only earned what we gave you
You fell and cried as our people were starving- now you know that we blame you
You tried to walk on the trail we were carving- now you know that we framed you
I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
No surprise, I told lies- I'm the punk in the gutter- oh yeah!
I'm the new president, and I grew, and I bent
Don't you know? Don't it show?- I'm the punk with the stutter
My- my- my- my- my generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
    My- my- my- my- my     g- g- g- g- generation
-----------------------------

transcription by D. Speredelozzi 8/6/04
updated by D. Speredelozzi 4/14/05
requests/corrections? email: tune_cracker@yahoo.com

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The Punk Meets the Godfather
By The Who
>From Quadrophenia, 1973
Written by Pete Townshend ©1973 Fabulous Music Ltd.
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transcribed by Whotabs
litgo@aol.com 04-03-1999 www.thewho.net/whotabs
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Note: /A implied by bass
A5 x02255 G/C x30033
Dsus2/A x00230 G/B x20033
Fmaj7/A 133210 G/D xx0433
G 3x0033 D7 xx0535
G5/D xx0033 E6 042200
F 1(t)33211 A/C# x42220
Esus4 022200 E7 050430
 intro
|A5 //// |Dsus2/A //// |Fmaj7/A //// G /|G A5ii |
|A5 //// |Dsus2/A //// |Fmaj7/A //// G /|G A5ii (C^)|
|A5 |Dsus2/A
You declared you would be three inches taller
|Fmaj7/A G5/D |G A5 |
You only became what we made you
|A5 |Dsus2/A
Thought you were chasing a destiny calling
|Fmaj7/A G5/D |G A5 |
You only earned what we gave you
|D |G/D |
You fell and cried as our people were starving
|D7 |G/D |
Now you know that we blame you
|A5 |Dsus2/A
You tried to walk on the trail we were carving
|Fmaj7/A G5/D |G A5 |
Now you know that we framed you
 cborus
|D |Dsus4 |G/C
I'm the guy in the sky flying high flashing eyes
|G/B |E E |Esus4 |(E)
No surprise I told lies I'm the punk in the gutter
                                                    |--7---------|-0--
                                                    |7^-\7-5\-2--|----
                                                    |------------|----
                                       [fill, 2nd   |------------|----
                                       chorus only] |------------|----
                                                    |------------|----

|E |E6 |E7
I'm the new president and I grew and I bent
|A/C# |E | |
Don't you know? Don't it show? I'm the punk with the stutter
 break
|D D2 D D2 D D D2 D D2 D |
 My my my my my   G-g-g-g gener-a---tion
|2--0--2-|-0--2----------|2--0--2-|-0--2----|
|-3--3--3|--3--3---------|-3--3--3|--3--3---|
|--2--2--|2--2--2--------|--2--2--|2--2--2--|
|--------|-------0-------|--------|-------0-|
|--------|---------------|--------|---------|
|--------|---------------|--------|---------|

|D D2 D D2 D D D2 D D2 D |
 You know my my my   G-g-g-g gener-a---tion
|2-----0--2-|-0--2----------|2--0--2-|-0--2----|
|-3-----3--3|--3--3---------|-3--3--3|--3--3---|
|--2-----2--|2--2--2--------|--2--2--|2--2--2--|
|-----------|-------0-------|--------|-------0-|
|-----------|---------------|--------|---------|
|-----------|---------------|--------|---------|

 repeat intro
We tried to speak between lines of oration
You could only repeat what we told you
Your axe belongs to a dying nation
They don't know that we own you
You're watching movies trying to find the feelers
You only see what we show you
We're the slaves of the phony leaders
Breathe the air we have blown you
 repeat cborus
I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
No surprise I told lies, I'm the punk in the gutter
Whoo, I'm the new president and I grew and I bent
Don't you know? Don't it show? I'm the punk with the stutter
 repeat break
My my my my my G-g-g-g generation, You know my my my G-g-g-g generation

|Dsus2 |Dsus2 D |G/C |G/C |G/B
I have to be careful not to preach, I can't pretend that I can teach
|G/B |Asus4 |A |
And yet I lived your future out by pounding stages like a clown
|Dsus2 |Dsus2 D |G/C |G/C |G/B
And on the dance floor broken glass, and bloody faces slowly pass
|G/B |Asus4 |Asus4 |A |A |
The numbered seats in empty rows, it all belongs to me, you know
OK!
 repeat intro; first verse, cborus and break
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