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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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