Tattoo by The Who >From The Who Sell Out, 1967 Written by Pete Townshend ©1967 Fabulous Music Inc./Towser Tunes Ltd
============== transcribed by 05-19-1996 Whotabs rev 08-14-2000 ==============
Bb+b5 xx8760 Fmaj7 xx7560 Cadd9 xx5530 Bbadd9+b5 xx3310 (denoted by BbII below) D/C# x4x232 G6/B x20032 A6sus4 (D/A) x00232 or x02232 Dadd2 xx0230 D xx0232 G 3x0033 A5 x02255
[intro and verse pattern] |Bb+b5 |Fmaj7 |Cadd9 |Bbadd9+b5 |Bbadd9+b5 | |---0-----0--|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|---0-----0--|---0-----0--| |--6-6---6-6-|--6-6---6-6-|--3-3---3-3-|--1-1---1-1-|--1-1---1-1-| |-7-----7----|-5-----5----|-5-----5----|-3-----3----|-3-----3----| |8-----8-----|7-----7-----|5-----5-----|3-----3-----|3-----3-----| |------------|------------|------------|------------|------------| |------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
Bb+b5 |Fmaj7 Me and my brother were talking to each other |Cadd9 BbII |Dadd2 | About what makes a man a man |---0----0----| |--3-3--3-2---| |-2----2------| |0----0-------| |-------------| |-------------|
|Bb+b5 |Fmaj7 Was it brain or brawn, the month you were born |Cadd9 BbII|Dadd2 |D We just couldn't understand |D G |D D Dsus4 D Our old man didn't like our appearance |D G |Asus4 Ano3 He said that only women wear long hair

|Bb+b5 |Fmaj7 So me and my brother borrowed money from mother |Cadd9 |BbII Dadd2 We knew what we had to do |Bb+b5 |Fmaj7 We went downstairs, past the barber and gymnasium |Cadd9 |BbII Dadd2 |D | And got our arms tattooed
|D D |D Dsus D | Welcome to my life, tattoo |----------------------|----2-3-2----| |3-------------3-------|----3-3-3----| |2-------------2-------|----2-2-2----| |0-------------0-------|0---0-0-0----| |---4----2--0-----4-2-0|-------------| |----------------------|-------------|
|D D |D Dsus4 D | I'm a man now, thanks to you | % | % |
| D D/C# I expect I'll regret you | G6/B A6sus4 But the skin graft man won't get you |G |A5* |A5 |Bb+b5 |Fmaj7 |Cadd9 |BbII | | You'll be there when I die tattoo
[note: A5* played as Asus4 in stage versions]
My dad beat me 'cause mine said mother But my mother naturally liked it and beat my brother 'Cause his tattoo was of a lady in the nude And my mother thought that was extremely rude
Welcome to my life, tattoo We've a long time together, me and you I expect I'll regret you But the skin graft man won't get you You'll be there when I die, tattoo
Now I'm older, I'm tattooed all over My wife is tattooed, too A rooty-toot-toot, rooty-tooty-tooty-toot Rooty-toodle-toodle tattoo too to you

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