Substitute - The Who
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
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THE WHO - SUBSTITUTE (Townsend) Released as a single on 5th April
1966 with WALTZ FOR A PIG as the B side.

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Tabbed by:PJVillanueva






You think we look pretty good together
You think my shoes are made of leather

But I'm a substitute for another guy
I look pretty tall but my heels are high
The simple things you see are all complicated
I look pretty young, but I'm just back-dated, yeah

Substitute your lies for fact
I see right through your plastic mac
I look all white, but my dad was black
My fine looking suit is really made out of sack

I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
The north side of my town faced east, and the east was facing south
And now you dare to look me in the eye
Those crocodile tears are what you cry
It's a genuine problem, you won't try
To work it out at all you just pass it by, pass it by

Substitute me for him
Substitute my coke for gin
Substitute you for my mum
Substitute at least I'll get my washing done
Substitute your lies for fact
Substitute see right through your plastic mac
Substitute I look all white but my dad was black
Substitute my fine looking suit's really made out of sack






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You think my shoes are made of leather


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But I'm a


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substitute for another guy I



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look pretty tall but my heels are high The



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look pretty young, but I'm just back - dated, yeah

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Your lies for fact I
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see right through your plastic mac I
(Substitute)

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look all white, but my dad was black My
(Substitute)

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fine looking suit is really made out of sack
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I was born with a plastic spoon in


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my mouth The


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north side of my town faced east, and the east was facing


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south And now you


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dare to look me in the eye Those
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by


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Me for him
(Substitute)

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my coke for gin
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you for my mum At
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least I'll get my washing done
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my mouth The


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north side of my town faced east, and the east was facing


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south And now you


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G|--------0----------------------|--------0----------------------|
D|2-------2-------------------0--|2-------2-------------------0--|
A|2-------2---------------0H2----|2-------2---------------0H2----|
E|0-------0-------3--------------|0-------0-------3-------3------|

e|0------ 0------ 0---0-- 0------|0------ 0------ 0---0-- 2------|
B|0-------0-------0---0---0------|0-------0-------0---0---3------|
G|0-------0-------0---0---0------|0-------0-------0---0---2------|
D|2-------2-------2---2---2------|2-------2-------2---2---0------|
A|2-------2-------2---2---2------|2-------2-------2---2----------|
E|0-------0-------0---0---0------|0-------0-------0---0----------|
genuine problem, you won't try to



e|------- 0------ ------- -------|------- 0------ ------- -------|
B|--------0----------------------|--------0----------------------|
G|--------0----------------------|--------0----------------------|
D|2-------2-------------------0--|2-------2-------------------0--|
A|2-------2---------------0H2----|2-------2---------------0H2----|
E|0-------0-------3--------------|0-------0-------3-------3------|

e|0---0-- 0---0-- 0---0-- 2------|0------ 0---0-- 0---0-- 0------|
B|0---0---0---0---0---0---3------|0-------0---0---0---0---0------|
G|0---0---0---0---0---0---2------|0-------0---0---0---0---0------|
D|2---2---2---2---2---2---0------|2-------2---2---2---2---2------|
A|2---2---2---2---2---2----------|2-------2---2---2---2---2------|
E|0---0---0---0---3---0----------|0-------0---0---0---0---0------|
work it out at all you just pass it by, pass it

x x X X x X X
A
e|0---0-- 0------ 0---0-- 0---0--|0------ 0------ ------- -------|
B|2---2---2-------2---2---2---2--|2-------2----------------------|
G|2---2---2-------2---2---2---2--|2-------2----------------------|
D|2---2---2-------2---2---2---2--|2-------2----------------------|
A|0---0---0-------0---0---0---0--|0-------0----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
by
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|----------------2---2---2---2--|2------------------------------|
D|----------------4---4---4---4--|2------------------------------|
A|----------------0---0---0---0--|0------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



D Dmaj9 G D Em7
e|2------ ------- 0------ ----3--|----3-- ----2-- 2---2-- 0------|
B|3-------3-------2-----------3--|----3-------3---3---3---3------|
G|2-------2-------2-----------4--|----4-------2---2---2---0------|
D|0-------0-------0-----------0--|----0-------0---0---0---0------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Me for him
(Substitute)

D Dmaj9 G D Em7
e|2------ ------- 0------ ----3--|----3-- 3---2-- ----2-- 0------|
B|3-------3-------2-----------3--|----3-- 3---3-------3---3------|
G|2-------2-------2-----------4--|----4---4---2-------2---0------|
D|0-------0-------0-----------0--|----0---0---0-------0---0------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
my coke for gin
(Substitute)

D Dmaj9 G D Em7
e|2------ ------- 0------ ----3--|----3-- ----2-- 2------ 0------|
B|3-------3-------2-----------3--|----3-------3---3-------3------|
G|2-------2-------2-----------4--|----4-------2---2-------0------|
D|0-------0-------0-----------0--|----0-------0---0-------0------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
you for my mum At
(Substitute)

D Dmaj9 G D Em7
e|2------ ------- 0------ ----3--|----3-- ----2-- 2---2-- 0------|
B|3-------3-------2-----------3--|----3-------3---3---3---3------|
G|2-------2-------2-----------4--|----4-------2---2---2---0------|
D|0-------0-------0-----------0--|----0-------0---0---0---0------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
least I'll get my washing done
(Substitute)

D Dmaj9 G D Em7
e|2------ ------- 0------ ----3--|----3-- ----2-- 2---2-- 0------|
B|3-------3-------2-----------3--|----3-------3---3---3---3------|
G|2-------2-------2-----------4--|----4-------2---2---2---0------|
D|0-------0-------0-----------0--|----0-------0---0---0---0------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
your lies for fact I
(Substitute)
e|2------ 2------ 0------ 0---3--|----3-- 3---0-- 0---2-- 2---0--|
B|3-------3-------2-------2---3--|----3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|
G|2-------2-------2-------2---4--|----4---4---0---0---2---2---0--|
D|0-------0-------0-------0---0--|----0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



D Dmaj9 G D
e|2------ ------- 0------ ----3--|----3-- ----2-- 2------ -------|
B|3-------3-------2-----------3--|----3-------3---3--------------|
G|2-------2-------2-----------4--|----4-------2---2--------------|
D|0-------0-------0-----------0--|----0-------0---0--------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
see right through your plastic mac I
(Substitute)
e|2------ 2------ 0------ 0---2--|2---0-- 0---2-- 2---0-- 0---2--|
B|3-------3-------2-------3---3--|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|
G|2-------2-------2-------0---2--|2---0---0---2---2---0---0---2--|
D|0-------0-------0-------0---0--|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



D Dmaj9 G D
e|2------ ------- 0------ ----3--|----3-- ----2-- 2------ -------|
B|3-------3-------2-----------3--|----3-------3---3--------------|
G|2-------2-------2-----------4--|----4-------2---2--------------|
D|0-------0-------0-----------0--|----0-------0---0--------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
look all white but my dad was black My
(Substitute)
e|2------ 2------ 0------ 2---0--|2---0-- 0---2-- 2---0-- 0---2--|
B|3-------3-------2-------3---3--|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|
G|2-------2-------2-------2---0--|2---0---0---2---2---0---0---2--|
D|0-------0-------0-------0---0--|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|


(.
D Dmaj9 G D
e|2------ ------- 0------ ----3--|----3-- ----2-- 2------ -------|
B|3-------3-------2-----------3--|----3-------3---3--------------|
G|2-------2-------2-----------4--|----4-------2---2--------------|
D|0-------0-------0-----------0--|----0-------0---0--------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
fine looking suit's really made out of sack
(Substitute)
e|2------ ------- 0------ 0---2--|2---0-- 0---2-- 2------ -------|
B|3-------3-------2-------3---3--|3---3---3---3---3--------------|
G|2-------2-------2-------0---2--|2---0---0---2---2--------------|
D|0-------0-------0-------0---0--|0---0---0---0---0--------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|












e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|









B Bend
R Release
/ Slide up
\ Slide down
H Hammer-on
P Pull-off
~ Vibrato
+ Harmonic
x Mute note
. Play note like a dot in standard notation
^ Ties two notes together
(. Pause
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
The Who – Substitute

Intro Riff: Repeat 4 times

D D A G D
e---------------5----3-3------2-2--------------------------------------------------------|
B--7-----3-----6----3-3------3-3---------------------------------------------------------|
G--7-----2-----6----4-4------2-2--------Ends on Dmaj chord-------------------------------|
D--0---------------------------0-0-------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse Riff: Play twice before vocals come in
D D D D D D
e---2---2-2---2-2--------------------2---2-2---2-2-----------------|
B---3---3-3---3-3--------------------3---3-3---3-3-----------------|
G---2---2-2---2-2--------------------2---2-2---2-2-----------------|
D---0---0-0---0-0-----0-----0-------0---0-0---0-0-------0------0---|
A-------------------0-2---0-2--------------------------0-2----0-2--|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse with vocals:
D D D G G G D
e----2---2-2---2-------3-----3--3----3-------2--2-2--2-2-----------------|
B----3---3-3---3-------0-----0--0----0-------3--3-3--3-3-----------------|
G---2---2-2---2-------0-----0-0-----0-------2--2-2--2-2------------------|
D---0---0-0---0-------0-----0--0----0-------0--0-0--0-0----0-------0-----|
A------------------------2-----2--2----2--------------------0-2-----0-2--|
E------------------------3-----3--3----3---------------------------------|
You Think we look pretty good together
You think my shoes are made of leather


Bridge: Play 8 times: stay on the A chord to lead back into intro riff:
E-------------------------|
B-------------------------|
G-------------------------|
D---------2------------2--|
A---------------0--h2-----|
E------0-----3------------|

I'm a substitute for another guy, I look pretty tall but my heels are high, the simple
you see are all complicated I look pretty young but I'm just back-dated, yeah


Chorus: Intro riff played over this section

Substitute your lies for fact, I see right though your plastic mac
I look all white, but my dad was black, My fine looking suit is really made out of sack

Verse 2
I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
The north side of my town faced east, and the east facing south

Bridge
And no you dare to look me in the eye, Those crocodile tears are what you cry
It's a genuine problem, you won't try, To Work it out at all you just pass it by, pass it by

Chorus
Substitute me for him, Substitute my coke for gin
Substitute you for my mum At least I'll get my washing done

Solo:
Unison bends 8 times or just play D & G chords
e------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------10--12-------10--12-------10-12------10-12------10-12-------10-12------10-12------10-12--|
G---12b14-------12b14--------12b14------12b14-----12b14------12b14------12b14------12b14---------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge:

But I'm a substitute for another guy, I look pretty tall but my heels are high
The simple things you see are all complicated
I look pretty young but I'm just back-dated, yeah
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
All the credit for this goes to the guys at Whotabs.

Substitute | guitar tab
By The Who, 1966
>Appears on Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy, 1971
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1966 TRO-Devon Music, Inc.

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

==============
transcribed by 1999-05-19 Whotabs
litgo@aol.com rev1 2003-07-21 www.thewho.net/whotabs
==============

D xx0775 and xx0232
A/D xx0655
G/D xx0433
D/A x0423x
A x022xx and x02255
Dadd4/B x20032
Em 022000
G 3x0033

Arranged for three guitars:
electric: 6-string electric
acoustic 1: 12-string acoustic
acoustic 2: 6-string acoustic

Note: patterns/timing are approximate

[intro]
||D D A/D G/D| G/D D D |D D A/D G/D| G/D D D |
[electric] |
||-----------|------------|5-2--------|--------------|
||7-3--5----3|--3---3-3---|7-3--5----3|--3--3-3------|
||7-2--6----4|--4p0-2-2---|7-2--6----4|--4--2-2------|
||0-0--0----0|--0---0-0--0|0-0--0----0|--0--0-0-----0|
||-----------|------------|-----------|----------0-2-|
||-----------|------------|-----------|--------------|
[acoustic 1] |
||D D A/D G/D| G/D D D |D D A/D G/D| G/D D D |
||5-2--5----3|--3---2-2---|5-2--5----3|--3--2-2------|
||7-3--5----3|--3---3-3---|7-3--5----3|--3--3-3------|
||7-2--6----4|--4---2-2---|7-2--6----4|--4--2-2------|
||0-0--0----0|--0---0-0--0|0-0--0----0|--0--0-0------|
||-----------|------------|-----------|--------------|
||-----------|------------|-----------|--------------|


[verse pattern]
||D D/B D D D/B D|D D/B D D D/B D|D D/B D D D/B D|D D/B D D D/B D|
[electric] |
||----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
||3--(3)-3-3-(3)-3|3--(3)---3-------|3--(3)-3-3-(3)-3|3--(3)---3-------|
||2--(0)-2-2-(0)-2|2--(0)---2-------|2--(0)-2-2-(0)-2|2--(0)---2-------|
||0------0-0-----0|0-0----0-0------0|0------0-0-----0|0-0----0-0------0|
||----2-------2---|--0-2------0-2---|----2-------2---|--0-2------0-2---|
||----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
[acoustic at counter tempo] |
||----2-------2---|----2--------2---|----2-------2---|----2--------2---|
||----3-------3---|----3--------3---|----3-------3---|----3--------3---|
||----2-------2---|----2--------2---|----2-------2---|----2--------2---|
||----0-------0---|----0--------0---|----0-------0---|----0--------0---|
||----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
||----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
[bass] |
||----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
||----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
||5------5-5-----5|5------5-5------5|5------5-5-----5|5------5-5------5|
||----7-------7---|--5-7------5-7---|----7-------7---|--5-7------5-7---|

|D D/B D D/B D|G |D D/B D D/B D|D D/B D D D/B|
You think we look pretty good together
(look pretty good together)
[electric] |
|---------------|-----3-----------|----------------|---------------|
|3-(3)3-3---(3)3|-----3-----------|3--(3)-3-3-(3)-3|3-------3------|
|2-(0)2-2---(0)2|-----0-----------|2--(0)-2-2-(0)-2|2-------2------|
|0----0-0------0|-----0------0----|0------0-0-----0|0-----0-0-----0|
|---2--------2--|---------0h2--2-0|----2-------2---|--0-2-----0-2--|
|---------------|3----------------|----------------|---------------|
[acoustic at counter tempo] |
|---2--------2--|-----3--------3--|----2-------2---|----2-------2--|
|---3--------3--|-----3--------3--|----3-------3---|----3-------3--|
|---2--------2--|-----0--------0--|----2-------2---|----2-------2--|
|---0--------0--|-----0--------0--|----0-------0---|----0-------0--|
|---------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|-----3--------3--|----------------|---------------|
[bass]
|---------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|------------0----|----------------|---------------|
|5----5-5-------|---------0h2--2-0|5------5-5-----5|5-----5-5-----5|
|---7--------7-5|3----3-3---------|----7-------7---|--5-7-----5-7--|


|D D/B D D/B D|G |D D/B D D/B D|D D/B D D D/B|
You think my shoes are made of leather
(shoes are made of leather)
[electric] |
|--------------|-----3-----------|----------------|---------------|
|3-(3)3-3--(3)3|-----3-----------|3--(3)-3-3-(3)-3|3-----3-3------|
|2-(0)2-2--(0)2|-----0-----------|2--(0)-2-2-(0)-2|2-----2-2------|
|0----0-0-----0|-----0-------0---|0------0-0-----0|0-----0-0------|
|---2-------2--|----------0h2-2-0|----2-------2---|--0-2----------|
|--------------|3----------------|----------------|---------------|
[acoustic] |
|---2-------2--|-----3--------3--|----2-------2---|----2-------2--|
|---3-------3--|-----3--------3--|----3-------3---|----3-------3--|
|---2-------2--|-----0--------0--|----2-------2---|----2-------2--|
|---0-------0--|-----0--------0--|----0-------0---|----0-------0--|
|--------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
|--------------|-----3--------3--|----------------|---------------|


[bridge]
|Em G D|Em G D |
But I'm a substitute for a-nother guy
[electric] |
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|---2-----------0|---2----------0-|
|-----------0h2--|-----------0h2--|
|0-----3^--------|0------3^-------|
[acoustic] |
|---0-------3---2|--0--------3--2-|
|---0-------3---3|--0--------3--3-|
|---0-------0---2|--0--------0--2-|
|---2-------0---0|--2--------0--0-|
|---2------------|--2-------------|
|0-----3---------|0------3--------|
|[bass]
|----------------|----------------|
|---2-----------0|---2----------0-|
|-----------0h2--|-----------0h2--|
|0-----3^--------|0------3^-------|

|Em G D |Em G D
I look pretty tall but my heels are high

|Em G D |Em G D
The simple things you see are all complicated

|Em G D |Em G D |A D/A|A |
I look pretty young but I'm just back-dated, yeah
[electric] |
|-------------------------|------------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------------------|------------------|--------3-3-3|-------------|
|-------------------------|------------------|2---2---2-2-2|2---2--2-2-2-|
|-----2----------------0--|----------------0-|2---2---4-4-4|2---2--2-2-2-|
|------------------0h2----|------------0h2---|0---0-0-0-0-0|0---0--0-0-0-|
|0-----------3^-----------|0---------3^------|-------------|-------------|
[acoustic 1] |
|-----0-----------3---2---|-----0-------3--2-|-------------|-------------|
|-----0-----------3---3---|-----0-------3--3-|2---2---3-3-3|2---2--2-2-2-|
|-----0-----------0---2---|-----0-------0--2-|2---2---2-2-2|2---2--2-2-2-|
|-----2-----------0---0---|-----2-------0--0-|2---2---4-4-4|2---2--2-2-2-|
|-----2-------------------|-----2------------|0---0---0-0-0|0---0--0-0-0-|
|0-----------3------------|0---------3-------|-------------|-------------|
[bass] |
|-------------------------|------------------|-------------|-------------|
|-----2----------------0--|-----2----------0-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7|7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
|------------------0h2----|-------------0h2--|-------------|-------------|
|0-----------3^-----------|0---------3^------|-------------|-------------|


[chorus]
|D D A/D |G/D D D |D D A/D |G/D D D |
Sub-sti-tute your lies for fact, I see right through your plastic mac
(Sub-sti-tute) (Sub-sti---tute)
[electric] |
|5---2---5-------3|--3------2------|5---2-----5----------3|---3------2------|
|7---3---5-------3|--3--3---3------|7---3-----5----------3|---3----3-3------|
|7---2---6-------4|--4--2---2------|7---2-----6----------4|---4----2-2------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0|0-0--0---0-0-0-0|0-0-0--0--0---0---0--0|0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0|
|-----------------|----------------|----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|----------------------|-----------------|
|[acoustic 1] |
|5---2---5-------3|--3--2---2------|5---2-----5----------3|---3----2-2------|
|7---3---5-------3|--3--3---3------|7---3-----5----------3|---3----3-3------|
|7---2---6-------4|--4--2---2------|7---2-----6----------4|---4----2-2------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0|0-0--0---0-0-0-0|0-0-0--0--0---0---0--0|0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0|
|-----------------|----------------|----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|----------------------|-----------------|

|D D A/D |G/D D D |
I look all white, but my dad was black
(Sub-sti-tute)

[2/4] [4/4]
|D D A/D G/D| G/D D |D | |
My fine-looking suit is really made out of sack
(Sub--sti-----tute)
[electric]
|5----2-------5------------3|-----3-----|2------|------|
|7----3-------5------------3|-----3---3-|3------|------|
|7----2-------6------------4|-----4---2-|2------|------|
|0-0--0---0---0----0----0--0|0----0-0-0-|0------|-----0|
|---------------------------|-----------|-------|--0-2-|
|---------------------------|-----------|-------|------|
[acoustic 1] |
|5----2-------5------------3|-----3---2-|2------|------|
|7----3-------5------------3|-----3---3-|3------|------|
|7----2-------6------------4|-----4---2-|2------|------|
|0-0--0---0---0----0----0--0|0----0---0-|0------|------|
|---------------------------|-----------|-------|------|
|---------------------------|-----------|-------|------|


I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
(plastic spoon in my mouth)

The north side of my town faced east and the east was facing south
(faced east and the east was facing south)

[repeat bridge]
And now you dare to look me in the eye
Those crocodile tears are what you cry
If it's a genuine problem you won't try
To work it out at all, just pass it by, pass it by

Substitute me for him
(Substitute)
Substitute my coke for gin
(Substitute)
Substitute you for my mum
(Substitute)

[2/4] [4/4]
|D D A/D G/D |G/D D|D | |
At least I'll get my washing done
(Sub---sti--tute)

[interlude]
||D |G |D |D |
[electric] |
||----10-----10-10|----10-10--10-10|----------------|----------------|
||10--10-10--12-12|12--12-12--12-12|10^-10^-10^-10^-|10^-10^-10^-10^-|
||12^----12^------|12--------------|12^-12^-12^-12^-|12^-12^-12^-12^-|
||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
[acoust] |
||2-2-3---2---2-2-|3-3-3---3---3-3-|2-2-3---2---2-2-|2-2-3---2---2-2-|
||3-3-3---3---3-3-|3-3-3---3---3-3-|3-3-3---3---3-3-|3-3-3---3---3-3-|
||2-2-2---2---2-2-|0-0-0---0---0-0-|2-2-2---2---2-2-|2-2-2---2---2-2-|
||0-0-0---0---0-0-|0-0-0---0---0-0-|0-0-0---0---0-0-|0-0-0---0---0-0-|
||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
||----------------|3-3-3---3---3-3-|----------------|----------------|
[bass] |
||----------------|----5---4---5-4-|----------------|----5---4---5-4-|
||----5---4---5-4-|5-5---5---5-----|----5---4---5-4-|5-5---5---5-----|
||5-5---5---5-----|----------------|5-5---5---5-----|----------------|
||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

|D |G |D |
[electric] |
|----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^-|
|----------------|----------------|-------------------------|
|----------------|----------------|-------------------------|
|----------------|----------------|-------------------------|
|[acoust] |
|2-2-3---2---2-2-|3-3-3---3---3-3-|2--2--3-----2-----2--2---|
|3-3-3---3---3-3-|3-3-3---3---3-3-|3--3--3-----3-----3--3---|
|2-2-2---2---2-2-|0-0-0---0---0-0-|2--2--2-----2-----2--2---|
|0-0-0---0---0-0-|0-0-0---0---0-0-|0--0--0-----0-----0--0---|
|----------------|----------------|-------------------------|
|----------------|3-3-3---3---3-3-|-------------------------|
|[bass] |
|----------------|----5---4---5-4-|-------------------------|
|----5---4---5-4-|5-5---5---5-----|------5-----4-----5--4---|
|5-5---5---5-----|----------------|5--5-----5-----5---------|
|----------------|----------------|-------------------------|

|D |
(I'm a)
[electric] |
|---------------------------|
|------------------12^12^12^|
|12^---12^---12^------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
[acoustic 1] |
|2--2--3-----2-----2--2-----|
|3--3--3-----3-----3--3-----|
|2--2--2-----2-----2--2-----|
|0--0--0-----0-----0--0-----|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
[bass] |
|---------------------------|
|------5-----4-----5--4-----|
|5--5-----5-----5-----------|
|---------------------------|


[repeat bridge]

[bridge]
|Em G D|Em G D |
But I'm a substitute for a-nother guy
[electric] |
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|---2-----------0|---2----------0-|
|-----------0h2--|-----------0h2--|
|0-----3^--------|0------3^-------|
[acoustic] |
|---0-------3---2|--0--------3--2-|
|---0-------3---3|--0--------3--3-|
|---0-------0---2|--0--------0--2-|
|---2-------0---0|--2--------0--0-|
|---2------------|--2-------------|
|0-----3---------|0------3--------|
|[bass]
|----------------|----------------|
|---2-----------0|---2----------0-|
|-----------0h2--|-----------0h2--|
|0-----3^--------|0------3^-------|

[bridge]
|Em G D |Em G D |
I look pretty tall but my heels are high
[electric] |
|-----------------------|----------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------------|
|---2-----------------0-|-----2--------------0-|
|-----------------0h2---|-----------------0h2--|
|0-----2^---------------|0------------2^-------|
[acoustic] |
|---0-------------3---2-|-----0-----------3--2-|
|---0-------------3---3-|-----0-----------3--3-|
|---0-------------0---2-|-----0-----------0--2-|
|---2-------------0---0-|-----2-----------0--0-|
|---2-------------------|-----2----------------|
|0-----3----------------|0------------3--------|
|[bass] |
|-----------------------|----------------------|
|---2-----------------0-|-----2--------------0-|
|-----------------0h2---|-----------------0h2--|
|0-----2^---------------|0------------2^-------|

|Em G D |Em G D |
The simple things you see are all complicated
| % |

|Em G D |Em G D |A D/A |A |
I look pretty young but I'm just back-dated, yeah
[electric]
|-------------------------|----------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------------------|----------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------------------|----------------|2------------|-------------|
|-----2----------------0--|---2----------0-|2------------|-------------|
|------------------0h2----|-----------0h2-0|0------------|-------------|
|0-----------3^-----------|0------3^-------|-------------|-------------|
[acoustic] |
|-----0------------3---2--|--0--------3--2-|0--0---------|0---0--------|
|-----0------------3---3--|--0--------3--3-|2--2--3---3/3|2---2--2-2---|
|-----0------------0---2--|--0--------0--2-|2--2--2---2/2|2---2--2-2---|
|-----2------------0---0--|--2--------0--0-|2--2--4---4/4|2---2--2-2---|
|-----2-------------------|--2-------------|0--0--0---0/0|0---0--0-0-0-|
|0-----------3------------|0------3--------|-------------|-------------|
[bass] |
|-------------------------|----------------|-------------|-------------|
|-----2----------------0--|---2----------0-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7|7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
|------------------0h2----|-----------0h2--|-------------|-------------|
|0-----------3^-----------|0------3^-------|-------------|-------------|


[repeat intro; electric tacit]
||D D A/D | G/D D D |D D A/D | G/D D D |
[electric] |
||----------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||----------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||----------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||----------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||----------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||----------|---------------|----------|---------------|
[acoustic 1] |
||5-2--5---3|--3--2--2------|5-2--5---3|--3--2--2------|
||7-3--5---3|--3--3--3------|7-3--5---3|--3--3--3------|
||7-2--6---4|--4--2--2------|7-2--6---4|--4--2--2------|
||0-0--0---0|--0--0--0---0-0|0-0--0---0|--0--0--0---0-0|
||----------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||----------|---------------|----------|---------------|
[acoustic 2] |
||--2--5---3|--3--2--2------|--2--5---3|--3--2--2------|
||7-3--5---3|--3--3--3------|7-3--5---3|--3--3--3------|
||7-2--6---4|--4--2--2------|7-2--6---4|--4--2--2------|
||7-0--7---5|--5--0--0-----0|7-0--7---5|--5--0--0-----0|
||5-0--7---5|--5--0--0---2-0|5-0--7---5|--5--0--0-----0|
||-----5---3|--3------------|-----5---3|--3------------|

[2/4] [4/4]
|D D A/D | G/D D D |D D A/D | G/D D |D | |
[electric] |
|-----------|---------------|-----------|-------|-------|-------|
|-----------|---------------|-----------|-------|-------|-------|
|-----------|---------------|-----------|-------|-------|-------|
|-----------|---------------|-----------|-------|-------|------0|
|-----------|---------------|-----------|-------|-------|---0-2-|
|-----------|---------------|-----------|-------|-------|-------|
[acoustic 1] |
|5--2--5---3|--3--2--2------|5--2--5---3|--3--2-|2------|-------|
|7--3--5---3|--3--3--3------|7--3--5---3|--3--3-|3------|-------|
|7--2--6---4|--4--2--2------|7--2--6---4|--4--2-|2------|-------|
|0--0--0---0|--0--0--0-0-0-0|0--0--0---0|--0--0-|0------|-------|
|-----------|---------------|-----------|-------|-------|-------|
|-----------|---------------|-----------|-------|-------|-------|
[acoust 2] [acoust 2 out]|
|10-2--5---3|--3--2--2------|10-2--5---3|--3--2-|2------|-------|
|10-3--5---3|--3--3--3------|10-3--5---3|--3--3-|3------|-------|
|11-2--6---4|--4--2--2------|11-2--6---4|--4--2-|2------|-------|
|12-0--7---5|--0--0--0-----0|12-0--7---5|--5--0-|0------|-------|
|12-0--7---5|--5--0--0---2-0|12-0--7---5|--5--0-|-------|-------|
|10----5---3|--3------------|10----5---3|--3----|-------|-------|


[repeat verse]
I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
The north side of my town faced east and the east was facing south

[repeat bridge]
And now you dare to look me in the eye
Those crocodile tears are what you cry
If it's a genuine problem you won't try
To work it out at all, just pass it by, pass it by

[repeat chorus]

Substitute me for him
Substitute my coke for gin
Substitute you for my mum
At least I'll get my washing done
(Sub---sti--tute)

|D D A/D |G/D D D |D D A/D |G/D D D |
Sub-sti-tute your lies for fact, I see right through your plastic mac
(Sub-sti-tute) (Sub-sti---tute)
[electric] |
|5---2---5-------3|--3-----2-------|5---2-----5----------3|---3------2------|
|7---3---5-------3|--3---3-3-------|7---3-----5----------3|---3----3-3------|
|7---2---6-------4|--4---2-2-------|7---2-----6----------4|---4----2-2------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0--0--0---0---0--0|0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0|
|-----------------|------------2---|----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|----------------------|-----------------|
[acoustic; downstrokes, with increasing intensity] |
|2-2-2-2-2-2--2--2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|----------------------|-----------------|
|3-3-3-3-3-3--3--3|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|----------------------|-----------------|
|2-2-2-2-2-2--2--2|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|----------------------%-----------------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|----------------------|-----------------|

|D D A/D |G/D D D |
I look all white but my dad was black
(Sub-sti---tute)
[electric] |
|5---2-----5----------3|---3------2------|
|7---3-----5----------3|---3----3-3------|
|7---2-----6----------4|---4----2-2------|
|0-0-0--0--0---0---0--0|0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0|
|----------------------|--------------2--|
|----------------------|-----------------|
[acoustic] |
|----------------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|
|----------------------%-----------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|

[2/4] [4/4]
|D D A/D G/D| G/D D |D |
My brand new suit is really made out of sack
(Sub---sti--tute)
|[electric] |
|5-----2----5------------3|----3-------|2------|
|7-----3----5------------3|----3-----3-|3------|
|7-----2----6------------4|----4-----2-|2------|
|0--0--0--0-0------0---0-0|0---0--0--0-|0------|
|-------------------------|------------|-------|
|-------------------------|------------|-------|
|[acoustic] |
|2--2--2--2-2--2---2---2--|2---2--2--2-|2------|
|3--3--3--3-3--3---3---3--|3---3--3--3-|3------|
|2--2--2--2-2--2---2---2--|2---2--2--2-|2------|
|0--0--0--0-0--0---0---0--|0---0--0--0-|0------|
|-------------------------|----------0-|-------|
|-------------------------|------------|-------|

=============
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Substitute
The Who
2001
  • Rock
  • Classic Rock
  • Mod
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