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					Pinball Wizard
by The Who
From Tommy, 1969
Written by Pete Townshend


Original transcription by:
Marc Hirsh
=============
revised by
litgo@aol.com
=============


[original note:] `e' stands for eighth notes, `s' for
sixteenth, `q' for quarter, `h' for half, and, yes, even `w'
for whole notes. The rapid strumming parts can be fairly
improvised. The chords in the first 6 bars are strummed at a
speed so that you can almost hear each individual note. A
slide is indicated by a `/' for up and `' for down. A period
after a note value means dotted. The chord parts are best
played with your index finger on the B string, middle on the
G string (using pinky for pull-offs), and ring finger on the
D string, with the thumb wrapping around and playing the low
E string. Sounds hard, but gets easier with practice.

[intro]
 Bm/F#             Bmsus4/F#         F#7sus4
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
|-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#
  e e e e e e e e       e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
|-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#
  e e e e e e e e   e s s e s e s e e e   e s s e s e s e q
|-----------------|---------------------|-------------------|
|-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---|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-|
|-----------------|---------------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|T2-------------------|-2-----------------|

   Bsus4                   B
   e s s e s e s e e s s   e s s e s e s e e s s x2
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||-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-||
||-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-||

   Bsus4                   B
   e s s e s e s e e s s   e s s e s e s e e s s x2
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||-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-||
||-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-||
||Electric guitar        |                       ||
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||-7/9-------------------|-----------------------||
||-----------------------|-----------------------||
||-5/7-------------------|-----------------------||
(elec. gtr: play so that second notes sound on first beat of
bar)


"Ever since I was a young boy I've played the silver ball.
  e s s e s e s e e s s        e s s e s e s e e s s
|----------------------------|-------------------------|
|---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---|
|Electric                    |                         |
|----------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------|
|-7/9------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5/7------------------------|-------------------------|


"From Soho down to Brighton   I must have played them all.
  Asus4                       A
  e s s e s e s e e s s       e s s e s e s e e s s
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|-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---|
|Electric                   |                         |
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5/7-----------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|-3/5-----------------------|-------------------------|


"But I ain't seen nothin' like him in any amusement hall.
  Gsus4                             G
  e s s e s e s e e s s             e s s e s e s e e s s
|---------------------------------|-----------------------|
|-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-|
|Electric                         |                       |
|---------------------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------|
|-3/5-----------------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------|
|-1/3-----------------------------|-----------------------|



"That deaf, dumb, and blind kid sure plays a mean pin-
  F#sus4                         F#
  e s s e s e s e e s s          w
|------------------------------|-----------------------|
|-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---------------------|
|Electric                      | w                     |
|------------------------------|-----------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------|
|-2/4--------------------------|-4---------------------|
|------------------------------|-4---------------------|
|-0/2--------------------------|-2---------------------|

"Ball.
  B    A D    E              B   A D     E
  e q q q e   q e. s e e q   e q q q e   q e. s e e q
|-------2---|-0-0--0-0-0-0-|-------2---|-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
|-4-4-2-3---|-0-0--0-0-0-0-|-4-4-2-3---|-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
|-4-4-2-2---|-1-1--1-1-1-1-|-4-4-2-2---|-1-1--1-1-1-1--|
|-4-4-2-0---|-2-2--2-2-2-2-|-4-4-2-0---|-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
|-2-2-0---0-|-2-2--2-2-2-2-|-2-2-0---0-|-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
|-----------|-0-0--0-0-0-0-|-----------|-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
|Electric   |              |                           |
| e q q q e | w            | e q q q e | w             |
|-----------|--------------|-----------|---------------|
|-------3---|--------------|-------3---|---------------|
|-4-4-2-2---|--------------|-4-4-2-2---|---------------|
|-4-4-2-0-2-|-2------------|-4-4-2-0-2-|-2-------------|
|-2-2-0---0-|-2------------|-2-2-0---0-|-2-------------|
|-----------|-0------------|-----------|-0-------------|

[repeat verse]
He stands just like a statue
Becomes part of the machine
Feeling all the bumpers
Always playing clean
He plays by intuition
The digit counters fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball

He's a...

"Pinball wizard, there    has to be a twist.
  E F# B
  q q e q.               q q e q.
|-0-2-----------------|-0-2-----------------|
|-0-2-4-4-------------|-0-2-4-4-------------|
|-1-3-4-4-------------|-1-3-4-4-------------|
|-2-4-4-4-------------|-2-4-4-4-------------|
|-2-4-2-2-------------|-2-4-2-2-------------|
|-0-2-----------------|-0-2-----------------|
|Electric              |                     |
| q q e q.             | q q e q.            |
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-----4-4-------------|-----4-4-------------|
|-2-4-4-4-------------|-----4-4-------------|
|-2-4-2-2-------------|-2-4-2-2-------------|
|-0-2-----------------|-0-2-----------------|

A pinball wizard's got "Such a supple
                        G
  q q e q.              q q q q
|-0-2-----------------|-3-3-3-3------|
|-0-2-4-4-------------|-3-3-3-3------|
|-1-3-4-4-------------|-0-0-0-0------|
|-2-4-4-4-------------|-0-0-0-0------|
|-2-4-2-2-------------|--------------|
|-0-2-----------------|-3-3-3-3------|
|Electric             |              |
| q q e q.            | w            |
|---------------------|-3------------|
|---------------------|-3------------|
|-----4-4-------------|-0------------|
|-----4-4-------------|-0------------|
|-2-4-2-2-------------|--------------|
|-0-2-----------------|-3------------|

  wrist.
  D      Dsus4   D
  e e e q q e    q e. s e e q
|-2-2-2-3-3-2-|-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3--3-3-3-3--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0--0-0-0-0--|
|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|
|Electric      |              |
| w            |              |
|-------3-3-2-|---------------|
|-3-----3-3-3-|---------------|
|-2-----2-2-2-|---------------|
|-0-----------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|


"How do you think he     does it? (I don't know)
  D      Cadd9 (G)       D     Cadd9 (G)
  e e e q e e e          e e e q e e e         |
|-0-0-0-0-0------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
|-2-2-2-0-0-0-0--------|-2-2-2-0-0-0-0---------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
|-------3-3-2-2--------|-------3-3-2-2---------|
|-------------3--------|-------------3---------|
|Electric              |                       |
| q. h e               | q. h e                |
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|-3--------------------|-3---------------------|
|-2--------------------|-2---------------------|
|-0--0-0---------------|-0--0-0----------------|
|----3-2---------------|----3-2----------------|
|--------3-------------|--------3--------------|

  What makes him so    good?
  D         Cadd9 (G) D
  e e e      q e e e |
|-0--0--0----0-0-----|-0-----|
|-3--3--3----3-3-3-3-|-3-----|
|-2--2--2----0-0-0-0-|-2-----|
|-0--0--0----0-0-0-0-|-0-----|
|------------3-3-2-2-|-------|
|------------------3-|-------|
|Electric            |       |
| q.         h e     |       |
|--------------------|-------|
|-3------------------|-3-----|
|-2------------------|-2-----|
|-0----------0-0-----|-0-----|
|------------3-2-----|-------|
|------------------3-|-------|

He ain't got no distractions
Can't hear no buzzers and bells
Don't see lights a-flashin'
Plays be sense of smell
Always gets a replay
I've never seen him fall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball

I thought I was the Bally table king
But I just handed my pinball crown to him

                 x4 (same strum pattern as above)
|| Dsus4   | D   ||
||--------|-----||
||-10-----|-10--||
||-12-----|-11--||
||-12-----|-12--||
||--------|-----||
||-10-----|-10--||

[chords for verse: Csus4: 8x10 10 8 x; C 8x 10 9 8 x;
 Bbsus4: 6x886x; Bb: 6x876x; Asus4: 5x775x; A: 5x765x]

     Dsus4                 D
Even on my favorite table, he can beat my best
    Csus4                      C
His disciples lead him in and he just does the rest
         Bbsus4                  Bb
He's got crazy flipper fingers, never seen him fall
     Asus4                   A
That deaf dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pin

D D C F      Bb7
ball.........

[Mike's note: the end is just Pete playing around with a Bb7
chord (and some suspensions)-- Bb7: x13131]

				
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