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Welcome  The Who

By The Who
>From Tommy, 1969
Written by Pete Townshend
Mike (sef@icbr.ufl.edu) -- original compilation on Nevada
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revised by
litgo@aol.com
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[note: Townshend has a couple of guitars going. This transcribed for
one (in most parts).]
[INTRO] 
x4
 
 ||-------7-----7--||
 ||-----8-----8----||
 ||.--7-----7-----.||
 ||.--------------.||
 ||----------------||
 ||----------------||

||[gtr 2] ||
 
 ||----------------||
 ||-------3-----3--||
 ||-----0-----0----||
 ||---0-----0------||
 ||----------------||
 ||---3-----3------||

[MAIN RIFF] 
[G] [D] [G] [D]  
 
 ||--3----3----2--3--5-|---3--2--0-(2)--||
 ||--3---------3-------|---3--------3---||
 ||.-0---------2-------|---0--------2--.||
 ||.-0---------0-------|---0--------0--.||
 ||--------------------|----------------||
 ||--3-----------------|---3------------||

[VERSE] 
G D G D [repeat MAIN RIFF]
Come to this house. Be one of the comfortable people.
G D G D [repeat MAIN RIFF]
Lovely bright home. We're drinking all night, never sleeping.
[(F#)] [Em] Milkman [Bm7]come in[Em], and you [Bm7]baker.
[Em]Little old lady [Bm7]welcome, and [Em]you, shoe[Bm7]maker.
[CBORUS 1] 
[G] [F] [Bb] [F] [C]  
 
 Come to this house. Into this hou-------se.
 |-3--------------------------|------------------------|
 |-0--------------------------|---------------------5--|
 |-0--------------------------|---------------------5--|
 |-0---------------------3-3--|-3-------------------5--|
 |-2------------------3--1-0--|-3-------------------3--|
 |-3------------------1-------|-1----------------------|

G D G D [repeat MAIN RIFF]
Come to this house. Be one of us.
G D G D [repeat MAIN RIFF]
Make this your house. Be one of us.
[(F#)] [Em]You can [Bm7]help col[Em]lect some [Bm7]more in.
[Em]Young and old [Bm7]people, let's [Em]get them all [Bm7]in.
[CBORUS 2] 
[A]Come to this house. [A/G] I[D]nto this hous-[D/C]-se.[Bm7] [E]
 
 |-------------------|--------|--------------|-----|-2-----|-0---|
 |-------------------|--------|-3------------|-3---|-3-----|-0---|
 |-2-----------------|--------|-2------------|-2---|-2-----|-1---|
 |-2-----------------|--------|-0------------|-0---|-------|-2---|
 |-0-----------------|----3-2-|--------------|-3---|-2-----|-2---|
 |-------------------|-3------|--------------|-----|-------|-0---|

[BRIDGE] 
[Play this riff eight times. Actually, after the first time,
Pete plays Em, not E. Listen to the record.]
E D/E E F x8
 
 ||---------------------|----------------------||
 ||--------9x--9--9---7-|-------9x--9--9---10--||
 ||.-------9x--9--9---7-|-------9x--9--9---10-.||
 ||.-------9x--9--9---7-|-------9x--9--9---10-.||
 ||--------7x--7--7---7-|-------7x--7--7---8---||
 ||--0--0---------------|-0--0-----------------||

[D] [E]Ask along that man who's wearing a carnation.[D]
[E]Bring every single person from Victoria station[D].
[E]Go into that hospital and bring the nurses and patient[D]s.
[E]Everyone go home and fetch their relations.
[A]Come to this [E]house, [A]be one of the [E]comfortable [A]people.
[(A)] [E] [A] [E]  
 
 |-------5----|-0---------|-------5----|-0---------|
 |-------5----|-0---------|-------5----|-0---------|
 |-------2----|-1---------|-------2----|-1---------|
 |---2--------|-2---------|------------|-2---------|
 |-0----------|---------0-|-0----------|---------0-|
 |------------|-----------|------------|-----------|

[A]Lovely bright [E]home, drinki[A]ng all night, never [E]sleeping.
[A] [E]  
 
 |-------5----|-4------|-----------|
 |-------5----|-5------|-------5---|
 |-----2------|-4------|-----2-2---|
 |------------|-6------|---2-------|
 |-0----------|------0-|-0---------|
 |------------|--------|-----------|

[INTERLUDE] 
(Spoken) "E[D]xcuse me s[D/C]ir, there's m[D]ore at the d[D/C]oor."
D Cadd9 [x7]
There's more at the door.
There's [D]more at the [Cadd9]door, [D]there's [E]more.
[Em]We need [Bm7]more room. [Em]Build an [Bm7]extension.
A [Em]colorful [B7]palace. [Em]Spare no ex[B7]pense now.
G D7 G D7 [repeat MAIN RIFF]
Come to this house, be one of us.
G D7 G D7 [repeat MAIN RIFF]
Come into this house, be one of us.
[SOLO; 12 string] 
| Em Bm7 | Em Bm7 | Em Bm7 | Em Bm7 |
 
 |------------|-----------|--------------|----------|
 |------------|-----------|--------------|----------|
 |------------|-0---------|--------------|----------|
 |-2-2-2-2----|-5-2-2-----|--2-2-2/5-2-0-|-2-2-0-2--|
 |------------|------2-0--|--------------|----------|
 |------------|---------3^|-0------------|----------|

[Repeat CBORUS 2] 
[A]Come to this house[A/G]. [D]Into this hous[D/C]e[Bm7]
| E . . . . . . | . . . . . |
[Piano arr. for guitar; Ab mixolydian scale] 
 
 |--------------------------8-11--|
 |---------------------8-11-------|
 |----------------8-11------------|
 |-----------8-10-----------------|
 |------9-11----------------------|
 |-8-11---------------------------|

| E | |
Welcome.
 
 |--------------------------8-11-14-16-18-20--|
 |---------------------8-11-------------------|
 |----------------8-11------------------------|
 |-----------8-10-----------------------------|
 |------9-11----------------------------------|
 |-8-11---------------------------------------|

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litgo@aol.com

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