Pinball Wizard The Who And More 
On The Acoustic

The Who Songs Chords And Lyrics On The Acoustic Guitar

Welcome to my Pinball Wizard The Who version page (not Elton's version) that you can learn on the acoustic guitar. Below are tips and free chord sheets for several songs by The Who and Roger Daltrey. 

If you need the full instructional tutorial for any lesson, those are available for a small fee (see side menu for discounts).

Pinball Wizard The Who And More
Chords, Lyrics, Rhythm Tips, Tutorials

1. Bargain

Bargain is a track from the 1971 album, "Who's Next".

The song was never released as a single.


  • Drop D Tuning:  No
  • Capo: 3rd fret = original key
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat with some riffs
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Gsus, G, F, C, D#, G6, A#, D
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2. Behind Blue Eyes

Behind Blue Eyes was released as a single from the "Who's Next" album in 1971.

The single release did peak at at #24 on the US Cashbox chart and #34 on Billboard.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: use arpeggio to get started and then combine it with some dow up down up strumming
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Em, G, D, C, A, Bm, E, B
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3. Don't Let Go The Coat

Don't Let Go The Coat was the 2nd single from the 1981 album "Face Dances" and barley made the top 50 in the UK, reaching #47 on the charts.

The song managed a #77 in the US.


  • Drop D Tuning:  No
  • Capo: 3rd fret = original key
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes in the rhythm
  • Chords: G, Gmaj7, C, D/Gb, D, Em, Bm
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4. Going Mobile

Goin Mobile hails from the 1971 album "Who's Next". Roger Daltrey did not participate in this song in any way, leaving the other three members of The Who to record the track. The Who have never performed this song live in concert. ad it was never released as a single. 


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: use some downstrokes and them some down up down up with a few quick shuffles in places
  • Picking: No just a few riffs
  • Chords: E, Gbm, D, G, D/Gb, C, Cmaj7, Dsus, Gb, B
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5. It's Hard

It's Hard was one of three singles released from the 1982 album of the same name.

This track only charted in the US at #39.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Dm, C, A#, G, D, C, Cm, Dsus, A
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6. Love Ain't For Keeping

Love Ain't For The Keeping is a track off the the album "Who's next" from 1971.

This track was never a single.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down down down up down and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, A, D, C
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7. Pinball Wizard

Pinball Wizard was released in 1969 from their rock opera album "Tommy". As a single, the song reached #4 in the UK and #19 in the US. The single was sped up slightly from the album version. Pete Townsend said this song was one of his most clumsy pieces he's ever written.  

Years later in 1976, Elton John covered the song and had a #7 hit in the UK and a #9 hit in the US.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: some arpeggio and quick shuffle strumming and then downstrokes
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Am, Asus, A, Gsus, G, Fsus, F, Esus, E, C, D, A+, F, A+sus, C, Csus, A+, G+sus, G+, Ab, Absus
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8. So Sad About Us

So Sad About Us was intended for the group The Merseys back in 1966, The Who ended up recording this song for their album "A Quick One". In the US the album was called "Happy Jack".  The song has been covered by many groups over the years in spite of the fact it was never a single release.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: use a steady up and down and or downstrokes
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, Em, C, D, Am, Cmaj7, Dsus, A, Gbm, Bm, Esus
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9. Squeeze Box

Squeeze Box hails from the 1975 album "The Who By Numbers". The song has a  bit of a country feel to it and became the groups only International hit, reaching #1 in Canada and peaking at #10 in the UK and #16 in the US.

Pete Townsend purchased and accordion and learned to play it a bit in an afternoon, from which spawned this pretty simple song. Townsend was surprised the song even got recorded and more surprised when the song charted and became a hit.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up and repeat or you could play all downstrokes
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, C
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10. Waiting For A Friend (Daltrey)

Waiting For A Friend is from the album "McVicar" from 1980 and is listed as a promo single.

The song only made it to #104 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No 
  • Capo: 3rd fret: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Bm, A, G, D, E, A, Gb, B
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11. Without Your Love (Daltrey)

Without Your Love was a single from Roger Daltrey's 1980 album entitled "McVicar".

The song peaked at #20 in the US and #55 in the UK.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: 1-2-3 up down up down up where 1-2-3 are arpeggio note in the chords
  • Picking: a little in the chords
  • Chords: C, Fmaj7, G6, A#, F, F/A, F/G, E7, Am, Am/G, G
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12. You Better You Bet

You Better You Bet was a single from the bands "Face Dances" album from 1981.

Then single reacher #9 in the UK, #4 in Canada and #1 in the US.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up stop up down up stop and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs in the chords
  • Chords: C, F, G, Am, Gm, A#, Ab, Gsus, Am, Dm, Eb, Bm, A, D
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