• Song:

    Pinball Wizard

  • Artist:

    The Who

  • Album:

    The Ultimate Collection

The Who
Pinball Wizard



Intro…
-------2------------0------------0------------- 0-------------0------------0--------
-------3------------3------------2--------------2-------------2------------0--------
-------4------------4------------4--------------3-------------2------------0--------
-------4444444------4444444------4444444--------4444444-------4444444------444444---
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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Down strum the first chord and strum the second rapidly… 
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-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------2-2222-2222-22-22222----0---- 
-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------3-3333-3333-33-33333----0----
-----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------4-4444-4444-44-44444----0----
-----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------4-4444-4444-44-44444----0----
-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------0-0000-0000-00-00000----0----

Main riff…

Strum these chords rapidly…
Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball    from Soho down to Brighton i must of played
                                                                                        Em all
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--7-7777-777-77----7-7777-777-77--7---5-5555-555-55---5-5555-555-55--5
--7-7777-777-77----7-7777-777-77--7---5-5555-555-55---5-5555-555-55--5
--9-9999-999-99----8-8888-888-88--9---7-7777-777-77---6-6666-666-66--7
--9-9999-999-99----9-9999-999-99--9---7-7777-777-77---7-7777-777-77--7

Note... in the main riff the first two chords of the main riff are repeated 5x before the singing starts.



Aint seen nothing like it in any amusment hall   that deaf dumb and blind kid 
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--3-3333-333-33---3-3333-333-33---3-----2-2222-222-22---2-------
--3-3333-333-33---3-3333-333-33---3-----2-2222-222-22---2-------
--5-5555-555-55---4-4444-444-44---5-----4-4444-444-44---3-------
--5-5555-555-55---5-5555-555-55—--5-----4-4444-444-44---4-------

Pre chorus 
 Sure played a mean pinball    A        D          E
---------------------------------------2-----0-0-0-000-0
-------------------------------2-------3---- 2-2-2-222-2
-------------------------------2-------2--- -2-2-2-222-2
---------------------4--4------2-------------1-1-2-222-2
---------------------2--2------------------------0-000-0
-------------------------------------------------0-000-0

Chorus
He’s a pinball wizard there has to be a twist. He’s a pinball wizard such a supple wrist
                                                                                                                                                                            G      D strum these chords
-----------------------------------------------------------3---2
-----------------------------------------------------------0---3
----------4-4-----------------4-----4----------4-4---------0---2
---2--4---4-4------2--4-------4-----4----2—4---4-4---------0---0
---2--4---2-2------2--4-------2-----2----2—4---2-2---------2---0
------2---------------2--------------------2---------------3---0
 
Before the last verse he plays this then he moves back into the main riff to the ending of the song.

------10--10-10-10-10-----10-10-10---10-10---10----
------10--10-10-10-10-----10-10-10---10-10---10----
------12--12-12-12-12-----12-12-12---12-12---12----
------12--12-12-12-12-----12-12-12---12-12---12----
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------10--10-10-10-10-----10-10-10-- 10-10---10---
------10--10-10-10-10-----10-10-10-- 10-10---10---
------11--11-11-11-11-----11-11-11---11-11---11---
------12--12-12-12-12-----12-12-12---12-12---12---
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this plays 5x times like in the beginning before he starts singing but just at the 10 and 12 fret then he goes into the rest of the riff.


Intro X1
Main Riff X1(first two chords repeated 5X)
Pre chorus X1
Main riff X1 (played without the first two chords repeated)
Pre chorus X1
Chorus X1
Main riff X1 (played without the first two chords repeated) 
Pre chorus X1
Chorus X1
Main riff X1 (played with chords at 10th and 12th fret 5X)
Pre chorus X1

Lyrics…

Ever since I was a young boy,
I've played the silver ball.
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have played them all.
But I ain't seen nothing like him
In any amusement hall...
That deaf dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pin ball !

He stands 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 pin ball !

He's a pin ball wizard
There has got to be a twist.
A pin ball wizard,
S'got such a supple wrist.

'How do you think he does it? I don't know!
What makes him so good?'

He ain't got no distractions
Can't hear those buzzers and bells,
Don't see lights a flashin'
Plays by sense of smell.
Always has a replay,
'n' never tilts at all...
That deaf dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pin ball.

I thought I was
The Bally table king.
But I just handed
My pin ball crown to him.

Even my usual table
He can beat my best.
His disciples lead him in
And he just does the rest.
He's got crazy flipper fingers
Never seen him fall...
That deaf dumb and blind kind
Sure plays a mean pin ball.


If you listen to the song you should be able to figure out the timing of it. Its an easy and fun song to play. Some of these things I’m saying might be confusing but its my second tab so if you have any questions e-mail me at andrewlaporte77@hotmail.com
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