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Long Live Rock
(Pete Townshend)
Transcribed by: Litgo@aol.com
Modified for Panic's version by Scott Holcomb
Intro.:
    /     /     /     /        /   /   /   /
|---------------------------|--5-----5--------|
|---------------------------|--5-----5--------|
|.--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|--2-----2-------.|
|.--2--2--4--2--2--2--4--2--|--2-----2-------.|
|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0-----0--------|
|---------------------------|-----------------|
    A     A6 A        A6 A     A     A

After all the 6 chords below, return to the root chord on
beat 4.  I didn't add that part to keep from cluttering up
the transcription ever further.

Verse 1:
/        /    /   /  |  /     /   /   / |
A        A6   A   A6    A     A6  A   A6
Down at the Astoria the scene was changing
/  /      /    /  | /       /     /  / |
A  A6     A    A6   A       A6    A  A6
Bingo and rock were pushing out x-rating
/  /        /     /   |   /     /      /   / |
D  D6       D     D6      D     D6     D   D6
We were the first band to vomit at the bar
    /    /   /        /   |  /     /   /   / |
    A    A6  A        A6     A     A6  A   A6
And find the distance to the stage too far
/   /          /       /   |   /   /  /     / |
E   E6         E       E6      E   E6 E     E6
Meanwhile it's getting late at ten o'-clock
/       /     /     /
F         G         D
Rock is   dead they say
/  /  /    / |  /   /  /  / | /  /  /  / |
      A    A    A   A6 A  A6  A  A6 A  A6
      Long live rock

Chorus:
| /    /  /  /  |   /   /       /  /  |
  A     A    A      A   A6      A  A6
  Long  live rock!    I need it every
| /     /  /  / | /  /  /  /  |
  A     A6 A  A6  A  A6 A  A6
  night
| /    /  /  /  |   /      /      /    /   |
  D     D    D      D      D6     D    D6
  Long  live rock!    Come on and join the
| /    /  /  / | /  /  /  /  |
  A    A6 A  A6  A  A6 A  A6
  line
| /    /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /     /    /  |
  F     F    D
  Long  live rock!               Be it dead or
| /   /   /   / | /   /   /   /  |
  A   A6  A   A6  A   A6  A   A6
 alive

Verse 2:
People walk in sideways pretending that they're leaving
We put on our makeup and work out all the lead-ins
Jack is in the alley selling tickets made in Hong Kong
Promoter's in the pay box wondering where the band's gone
Back in the pub the governor stops the clock
Rock is dead they say
Long live rock

(Chorus)

Bridge:
| /   /      /         /       |
  E          D         A
  Landslide, rocks are falling
|  /       /             /    /     |
   E                     D    A
   Falling down upon our very heads
/  /         /        /    |    /     /     /
E            D        A         E           D
We tried but you were yawning.  Look again
/       /    /    /
        C
Rock is dead
/       /    /    /
        G/B
Rock is dead
/       /    /    /   /
        A
Rock is dead

Verse 3:
The place is really jumping to the high watt amps
'Til a twenty inch cymbal fell and cut the lamps
In the blackout they danced right into the aisle
And as the doors fly open even the promoter smiles
Someone takes his pants off and the rafters knock
Rock is dead they say
Long live rock

(Chorus) (x2)


added:2/16/1999

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