Fu scritta dal chitarrista Pete Townshend ed incisa dai Who nel 1969 col loro album Tommy, dal quale venne estratto come singolo che raggiungse la quarta posizione nelle classifiche inglesi e la 19esima in quelle americane. La B-side dello stesso singolo conteneva un brano strumentale probabilmente composto dal batterista Keith Moon il quale, sebbene intitolato “Dogs Part 2”, non aveva niente a che vedere col loro precedente singolo “Dogs” (1968).
A detta dello stesso compositore Pinball Wizard (il cui testo narra le gesta un fenomeno del flipper) si tratta di una delle canzoni più goffe da egli mai concepite, che però riscosse un ottimo successo commerciale e divenne uno dei pezzi preferiti dal pubblico ai loro concerti, e quindi immancabile.
Tra i più noti che hanno reinterpretato Pinball Wizard si citano Elton John (in occasione dell’adattamento teatrale di Tommy, 1975), Rod Stewart (il quale reincise l’album in versione orchestrale), i Guns ‘n Roses (live), i Tenacious D ed addirittura la Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, che la esegue a pressochè tutti i propri concerti da anni.

Testo + tab per chitarra e accordi.

Pinball Wizard Guitar Tab Tablatura per Chitarra

D= Down
U= Up
X = Mute
H= Hammer

Intro

e|-2----------------0----------------0----------------0---------------|
B|-3----------------3----------------2----------------2---------------|
G|-4----------------4----------------4----------------3---------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-0----------------0----------------0----------------------------------|
B|-2----------------0----------------0----------------------------------|
G|-x----------------0----------------4----------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat this 4 times
e|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
E|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|

Ever since I was a young boy....
e|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
E|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|

From Soho Down to Brighton....
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
D|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Well I ain't seen nothing like him.....
E|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------------|
B|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------------|

That deaf dumb and blind kid...     Sure plays a mean pinball
E|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------2---------------------------------------------|
B|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------2---------------------------------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------3---------------------------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------4---------------------------------------------|
A|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------4---------------------------------------------|
E|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------2---------------------------------------------|

D=Down  U=Up
    d     u  u  u  d  u  d  u  d  u  d u
E|--2-2------2---------------------------------------------------------|
B|--4-4----2-3---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4-4----2-2--1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-------------------------------------|
D|--4-4----2----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------------------------|
A|--2-2---------2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------------------------|
E|--2-2----------------------------------------------------------------|
^^ Repeat Then back to verse

He stands like a statue
e|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
E|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|

Feelings all the Bumpers...
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
D|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Plays by Intuition....
E|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------------|
B|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------|
E|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------------|

That deaf dumb and blind kid...     Sure plays a mean pinball
E|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------2---------------------------------------------|
B|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------2---------------------------------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------3---------------------------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------4---------------------------------------------|
A|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------4---------------------------------------------|
E|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------2---------------------------------------------|

E|--2-2------2---------------------------------------------------------|
B|--4-4----2-3---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4-4----2-2--1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-------------------------------------|
D|--4-4----2----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------------------------|
A|--2-2---------2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------------------------|
E|--2-2----------------------------------------------------------------|

Then To the Chorus

      He's A Pinball Wizard.         There has to be a Twist
e|---------2---2-2-2-2--------------------2---2-2-2-2------------------|
B|---------2---4-4-4-4--------------------2---4-4-4-4------------------|
G|------1--3---4-4-4-4-----------------1--3---4-4-4-4------------------|
D|------2--4---4-4-4-4-----------------2--4---4-4-4-4------------------|
A|------2--4---2-2-2-2-----------------2--4---2-2-2-2------------------|
E|---------2---2-2-2-2--------------------2---2-2-2-2------------------|

A Pinball Wizard         Got Such a Supple Wrist D U  U
e|---------2---2-2-2-2------1—1—1-1-----2-2-2-2--2-3-2h3--------------|
B|---------2---4-4-4-4------0-0-0-0-----3-3-3-3--3-3-3----------------|
G|------1--3---4-4-4-4------0-0-0-0-----2-2-2-2--2-2-2----------------|
D|------2--4---4-4-4-4------0-0-0-0-----------------------------------|
A|------2--4---2-2-2-2------2-2-2-2-----------------------------------|
E|---------2---2-2-2-2------3-3-3-3-----------------------------------|

Higher Part
e|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------|
B|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------|
G|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------|
D|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------|
A|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------|
E|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------|

Do that 4 times

Even on my Favorite Table  He can beat my best
e|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------|
B|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------|
G|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------|
D|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------|
A|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------|
E|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------|

   His Disciples lead him in  He Just does the rest
e|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------------------|
B|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------------------|
G|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------------------|
D|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------------------|
A|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------------------|
E|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------------------|

  He's got crazy flipper fingers   Never seen him fall
e|---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1—-----1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1------------------------------|
B|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----—-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------------------------|
G|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3—-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------------------------|
D|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----—-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------------------------|
A|---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1------------------------------|
E|---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1------------------------------|

That deaf dumb and blind kid      Sure play a mean Pinball
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----2-----------------------------------------------|
G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----2-----------------------------------------------|
D|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----2-----------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chords Accordi Testo Lyrics

intro:

B Bmadd11/F# F#7sus4 F#7 F#m7 Em/F# G6 F# F#7

Bsus4 B Bsus4 B Bsus4 Badd4 Bsus4 Badd4

      Bsus4                       Badd4                        Asus4$
Ever since i was a young boy i've played the silver ball. From Soho down to 
            A                               Gsus4        
Brighton i must have played them all. But i aint seen nothin like him in 
    G                   F#sus4          F#7sus4   F#                   B
any amusement hall that deaf dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pin-ball!

A D E B A D E

Bsus4                          Badd4                        Asus4           
Aint got no distractions cant hear no buzzes and bells dont see no lights a 
              A                 Gsus4                     G       
flashin plays by sense of smell.Always gets a replay you never see him fall 
     F#sus4        F#7sus4     F#                   B
that deaf  dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pin-ball!

A D E B A D E 

    Bsus4                       Badd4               Asus4/2
He stands like a statue becomes part of the machine feeling all the bumpers 
Aadd9                G6add4                  G6                      F#7sus4
always playing clean plays by intuition the digit counters fall that deaf 
                    F#                    B 
dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pin-ball!

A D E B A D E

       E   F#   B            E      F#    B       E   F#    B           G
He's a pin-ball wizard there has to be a twist. A pin-ball wizards got such 
          D
a supple wrist

Dsus4 D

          Cadd9     G    D   Cadd9 G/B G    D      Cadd9  G/B G D
How do you think he does it? (I dont know) What makes him so    good?
E      F# B    E         F#    B       E  F#   B        G
thought i was the Bally table king but i just handed my pinball crown to 
D
him.

Dsus4 D Dsus4 D Dsus4 D (repeat 4 times)
      Dsus4                 D                          Csus4
Even on my favourite table he can beat my best his disciples lead him in 
     C                             Bbsus4               Bb
and he just does the rest hes got crazy flipper fingers never seen him fall 
    A7Sus4                   A                     D
that deaf dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball!

C F Bb7sus4

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