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Requests

Here are requests we’ve received for transcriptions. If you’ve transcribed one of these songs, or are aware of a transcription that meets our submission criteria, please let us know. If you’d like to give it a try, check out Want to transcribe.

  • Cry If You Want (Live)
  • Eminence Front (Bass)
  • One of the Boys
  • Under a Raging Moon
  • Save it For Later (for sax solo)
  • Rocks In the Head (all tracks)
  • It’s Hard (Bass)
  • Bargain (bass)
  • Squeeze Box (solo for banjo)
  • Cookin’
  • The Seeker (lead)
  • Call Me Lightning (lead and bass)
  • I Don’t Even Know Myself (live)
  • Waiting For A Friend (McVicar)
  • Just A Dream Away (McVicar)
  • Going To New York (PT Roundhouse)
  • Eyesight to the Blind (Live at the Fillmore, 1996)
  • Peppermint Lump (by Angie)
  • Forever’s No Time At All (Billy Nicholls)
  • Who Are You (solo only from Concert From New York 2001)
  • Whiskey Man (bass)
  • Shout and Shimmy (bass)
  • Bell Boy (bass and keyboards)
  • In The Ether (piano)
  • April Fool
  • Heaven and Hell (live bass)
  • Who Are You (drums)
  • Long Live Rock (bass)
  • Relay (bass)
  • My Size (guitar solo)
  • Eminence Front (Live – Toronto)
  • Drowned (live for acoustic – interlude)
  • Wistful
  • Baby Don’t You Do It (Live, with solos)
  • The Song Is Over (bass)
  • McVicar
  • No Face, No Name, No Number (live PT – 2007)
  • White City Fighting (bass)
  • Hall of the Mountain King (bass)
  • Eyesight to the Blind (Soundtrack version; bass)
  • Pure And Easy (bass)
  • Love Reign O’er Me (bass)
  • Join Together (live from The Kids Are Alright soundtrack)
  • Squeeze Box (drums)
  • My Generation Medley (Isle of Wight)
  • So Sad About Us (bass)
  • The Punk And The Godfather (bass)
  • Sea And Sand (bass)
  • Slip Kid (bass)
  • Trick Of The Light (bass)
  • Music Must Change (bass)
  • Another Tricky Day (bass)
  • Cry If You Want (bass)
  • Real Good Looking Boy (bass)
  • Corrina Corrina (Chimes of Freedom version)
  • I Can See For Miles (drums)
Alan Rogan (Photo: Mark Mander)

Alan Rogan, 2 Feb. 1951 – 3 July 2019

Welcome to Whotabs. Whotabs is dedicated to exploring the music of The Who and its members’ solo careers. Within this site you’ll find over 500 transcriptions for guitar, bass and drums, including guitar transcriptions for most every song released by The Who since 1964. Some are full tablature, others basic chord charts. All are faithful interpretations intended to preserve and celebrate the musical legacy of The Who.

Also featured on Whotabs is Who Gear – The Who’s musical instruments & equipment, presenting work-in-progress references to the genre-defining musical instruments and gear the group employed (and destroyed) throughout their careers. Includes detailed analyis of the group’s guitars, bass guitars, drums, amplifiers, PA systems, and more.

Latest Site Updates

Recent changes

  • Guitar Tablature
  • John’s gear
    • John Entwistle Gear – 1967–68 ~Updated: Added photo of John smashing his bass guitar at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, 8 Sept. 1967 (thanks to “The Who: A Million Little Memories” by Edoardo Genzolini). 5 Dec. 2019
  • Pete’s gear:
    • Pete’s Smashed Guitars ~Update: Municipal Auditorium Music Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 22 Sept. 1968 (thanks to Tom Wardwell). 8 Feb. 2020
    • Pete’s Smashed Guitars ~Update: Illinois State Fair, Springfield, Illinois, USA, 9 Aug. 1968 (thanks to John Drake). 1 Feb. 2020
    • Gibson EDS-1275 Double-Neck guitar ~Update: Added additional section to cross-reference Pete’s later use of an earlier model Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck guitar for Chinese Eyes promotions, thanks to Sean K. 9 Dec. 2019
    • Pete’s Miscellaneous Guitars – Gibson EDS-1275 Double Twelve ~Update: Added additional information about Pete’s later use of an earlier model Gibson EDS-1275 double-neck guitar for Chinese Eyes promotions, thanks to Sean K. 9 Dec. 2019
    • Pete’s Smashed Guitars ~Update: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, 8 Sept. 1967, and Fillmore East, New York, 5 and 6 April 1968 (thanks to “The Who: A Million Little Memories” by Edoardo Genzolini). 5 Dec. 2019
    • Pete’s Sunn Orion amps ~Update: updated Cleveland photo credits, thanks to “The Who: A Million Little Memories” by Edoardo Genzolini. 5 Dec. 2019
    • Pete’s Gibson Les Paul Deluxe guitars ~Update: Added pics from the 1972 European tour, thanks to “A French Fan.” 30 Nov. 2019
    • Pete’s Guitar Gear History – An Equipment Overview ~Update: Added section for the 2019 WHO album, thanks to Emiel J. and Jason S. 28 Nov. 2019
    • 1958 Gibson Flying V ~Update: Added reference about current ownership of this guitar, thanks to Jason S. 28 Nov. 2019
    • Levin Goliath ~Update: Added quote from Gordon Giltrap about this guitar, as well as his gifting of a 1966 model to Pete, subsequently used on the 2019 WHO album, thanks to Jason S. 28 Nov. 2019
    • Fender Pro amp ‘head’ ~Update: Added quote from Pete about this amplifier. 29 Oct. 2019
    • 1962 Epiphone Coronet ~Update: Added quote from Pete about this 1962 Epiphone Coronet. 29 Oct. 2019

9th October 2019

Updates made since 23rd August 2019.

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