The Who Songs 
On The Acoustic

The Who Songs Chords And Lyrics On The Acoustic Guitar

Here you'll find several of The Who songs available for the acoustic player for several popular songs. View my acoustic demos as well and if you'd like to purchase any full lesson video, that option is here also. Download the free chord sheets in .pdf format where available.

The Who Songs - Tutorials

1. 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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2. Going Mobile

This song 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 = 
  • Chords = E, Gbm, D, G, D/Gb, C, Cmaj7, Dsus, Gb, B
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3. Pinball Wizard

In 1969 The Who released 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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4. So Sad About Us

Originally this song 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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5. Squeeze Box

This song 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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