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Pinball Wizard

The Who


Intro

 

        Bsus4               

Ever since I was a young boy

         B(add4)
I've played the silver ball

          Asus4
From Soho down to Brighton

     A
I must have played them all

         Gsus4            
But I ain't seen nothing like him

     G
In any amusement hall

         F#sus4
That deaf, dumb and blind kid

F#7
Sure plays a mean pinball

 

Transition

        Bsus4               

He stands like a statue

         B(add4)
Becomes part of the machine

Asus4
Feeling all the bumpers

A
Always playing clean

       Gsus4 
He plays by intuition

        G
The digit counters fall

         F#sus4
That deaf, dumb and blind kid

F#7
Sure plays a mean pinball

 

Chorus:

           E   F#   B
He's a pinball wizard

            E       F#      B
There's got to be a twist

 E   F#   B
Pinball wizard’s got
G                       D  Dsus4  D

Such a supple wrist

 

D                   C   G   
How do you think he

D                C         G

does it?  (I don't know)

D                  C    G   D
What makes him so good?

        Bsus4               
He ain't got no distractions

         B(add4)
Can't hear those buzzers and bells

 Asus4
Don't see lights a flashin'

A
Plays by sense of smell

Gsus4 
Always gets a replay

G
Never tilts at all

         F#sus4
That deaf, dumb and blind kid

F#7
Sure plays a mean pinball

Transition

 

      E      F#   B
I thought I was

          E    F#   B
The Bally table king

      E  F#   B
But I just handed

       G                       D  Dsus4  D
My pinball crown to him

Dsus4  D (x4)

 

         Dsus4
Even on my favorite table

 D
He can beat my best

       Csus4           
His disciples lead him in

       C
And he just does the rest

                Bbsus4      
He's got crazy flipper fingers

 Bb
Never seen him fall

         Asus4
That deaf, dumb and blind kid

A                                D  C  F  Bb
Sure plays a mean pinball

 

 

Intro:

  Bm/F#             Bmsus4/F#         F#7sus4           
|-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               F#m7              Em/F#             
|-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                F#sus4                F#                   
|-------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-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                   B        
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||-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-||  (x4)
||-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-||

 

Main Progression:

     Bsus4                        B(add4)
   |---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-|

 

     Asus4                   A
   |-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-|
 
     Gsus4                          G
   |------------------------------|-----------------------|
   |-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-|
 
     F#7sus4                   F#7
   |-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---------------------|

 

 

Transition:

  B B A D E   E               B B A D E   E

|-----------|-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-------------|

|-2-2-0-----|-2----------x-|-2-2-0---2-|-2-------------|

|---------0-|--------------|---------0-|-0-------------|


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