Composta dal chitarrista sfasciachitarre Pete Townshend, Who Are You fu incisa dal gruppo nel 1977 e pubblicata l’anno seguente con l’ultimo disco degli Who (di cui ne è la title track) prima della prematura scomparsa del batterista Keith Moon, che sarebbe avvenuta nel settembre dello stesso anno.
Il singolo che uscì venne drasticamente accorciato rispetto alla versione dell’album e privato della terza strofa. Nel mercato americano, risultò poi essere uno dei loro maggiori successi ottenendo un quattordicesimo posto nelle classifiche.
La canzone traeva le sue origini da alcune jam session live che il gruppo eseguì intorno al 1976 e 1977, poi fu eseguita per la prima volta in pubblico, in anteprima, nel dicembre 1977, in una versione però ancora non definitiva che non includeva la parte di sintetizzatore e con il testo parziale (questa è stata registrata ed inclusa nel DVD At Kilbum 1977 + Live At The Coliseum).
Who Are You conta molteplici utilizzi come colonna sonora sia in film tv che in videogiochi, su tutti quale sigla di CSI: Crime Scene Investigation per la cui serie ha anche dato il titolo ad un episiodio. E’ stata utilizzata anche in altre famose sitcom quali Scrubs e Due Uomini e Mezzo e nel famoso videogioco musicale Rock Band.

Testo con accordi completo di tablatura per chitarra e suddivisione ritmica.

Who Are You Guitar Chords Tab Tablatura per Chitarra

[intro]
 E [no chord]
|--------|----|---------------|-----------------|---------|
|--------|--14|^------14^\p12~|----14^\p12------|---------|
|--------|----|---------------|-----------14-12^|---------|
|--------|----|---------------|-----------------|14-------|
|--------|----|---------------|-----------------|---------|
|--------|----|---------------|-----------------|------12\|

|----15-15-|-15-15-12--------|-------12-----------|----------------|
|----15^15^|-15^15^15-12-----|----------14^\p12---|----------------|
|----------|----------14^\^--|------------------12|----------------|
|----------|-----------------|----------------14--|-14\------------|
|----------|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|
|----------|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|

|----------------------|-----------|----------|
|----------------------|-----------|-3-3--3-3-|
|----------------------|-----------|-0-0--0-2-|
|----------------------|-----------|-0----0-0-|
|10h12-12^(14)-12^(14)-|12^(14)----|----------|
|----------------------|------12\--|----------|

[intro leads]
|E   |D/E     |A/E E    A/E |E     |E   |D/E     |A/E E    A/E |E     |
 Who  are you, who who, who  who    Who  are you, who who, who  who
|----|--------|-------------|------|----|--------|9---7----5---|0-----|
|----|--------|10--9----10--|9-----|----|--------|-------------|------|
|----|--------|-------------|------|----|--------|-------------|------|
|----|--------|-------------|------|----|--------|-------------|------|
|----|--------|-------------|------|----|--------|-------------|------|
|----|--------|-------------|------|----|--------|-------------|------|
[main chorus rhythm pattern]       |
|----|--------|-------------|------|
|9---|7-------|10--9----10--|9-----|
|9---|7-------|9---9----9---|9-----|
|9---|7-------|11--9----11--|9-----|
|7---|7-------|-------------|------|
|----|--------|-------------|------|

|E  |D/E     |A/E E    A/E |E      |E  |D/E     |A/E E    A/E |E       |
 Who are you, who who, who  who     Who are you, who who, who  who
|0--|--------|-------------|-------|0--|--------|5---4----0---|0-------|
|---|--------|2---0----2---|5---2p0|---|--------|-------------|--------|
|---|--------|-------------|-------|---|--------|-------------|--------|
|---|--------|-------------|-------|---|--------|-------------|--------|
|---|--------|-------------|-------|---|--------|-------------|--------|
|---|--------|-------------|-------|---|--------|-------------|-----12\|

[verse]
|E               |D               |A               |C       G      |
   I woke up in a Soho doorway, a policeman knew my name.   He said,
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------3-----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------3-----|
|----9-----------|------7---------|---------2------|---------0-----|
|----9-----------|------7---------|---------2------|---------------|
|----7-----------|------5---------|---------0------|3p2-0----------|
|0-0-------------|0-0-0-----------|0-0-0-----------|------2h3------|

You can go sleep at home tonight if you can get up and walk away
I staggered back to the underground and the breeze blew back my hair

|E                    |D                 |
   I remember throwin' punches around and
|---------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|
|------9--------------|---------7--------|
|------9--------------|---------7--------|
|------7--------------|---------5--------|
|0-0-0----------------|0-0-0-------------|

|A                |C G      D/F#    A     |
 preachin' from my chair      Well, who are...
|-----------------|3-3-3-3--2-2-----0-----|
|-----------------|1-3-3-3--3-3-----2-----|
|----------2------|0-0-0-0--2-2-----2-----|
|----------2------|-----------------------|
|----------0------|-----------------------|
|0-0-0------------|--------(2)------3^----|

[chorus]
       |E  |D/E|     A/E E    A/E|E    |
Who are you
       (Who are you, who who, who who),
I really want to know
                (Who are you, who who, who who)
Tell me who are you
                (Who are you, who who, who who)
'Cause I really wanna know
                     (Who are you, who who, who who)

[verse]
I took the tube back out of town, back to the rollin' pin
I felt a little like a dying clown with a streak of rin tin tin
I stretched back and I hiccupped and looked back on my busy day
Eleven hours in the tin pan, god, there's got to be another way.

[repeat chorus]
Well, who are you
             (Who are you, who who, who who)
Oh, who are you
           (Who are you, who who, who who)
Come on tell me who are you
                       (Who are you, who who, who who)
Oh, who the fuck are you
                    (Who are you, who who, who who)

[interlude]
-----------|--------|------|-------|----------|--------
-14^\-12^--|--------|<12>--|<7>----|----------|--------
-14^\-12^--|--------|<12>--|<7>----|----------|--------
-----------|--------|<12>--|<7>----|----------|--------
-----------|<12>----|------|-------|----------|--------
-----------|<12>----|------|-------|------12/\|--------

[acoust. solo; approx patterns and timing]
|----------------------|---0--|-0--0--0|---0--|-0---0--|-0---0---|
|----------------------|-----0|--0--0--|-0---0|---0---0|---0---0-|
|----------------------|------|--------|4---4-|--7-----|--9------|
|----------------------|-2----|2--2--2-|--2---|5---5---|7---7----|
|5h7/7/7/7/7--5-4-2-0--|------|--------|------|--------|---------|
|--------------------3-|0-----|0-------|------|--------|---------|

|---------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------5/7|------------------------|-----------5h7-------5h7-|
|-5h7/7/7/7/7---|--7/7/7/7-7\5--------5/7|-7/7/7/7/7-----7/7/7-----|
|---------------|--------------7\5\3p0---|-------------------------|

|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|------5h6h7-----5h6h7|------5h6h7-----5h6h7|------5h6h7-----5h6h7|
|-7/7/7-----7/7/7-----|-7/7/7-----7/7/7-----|-7/7/7-----7/7/7-----|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

|E     G |D   |E     G |D   |E     G |D   |E     G |D   |
                             Who................are you
|0-----3-|2---|0-----3-|2---|0-----3-|2---|0-----3-|2---|
|0-----3-|3---|0-----3-|3---|0-----3-|3---|0-----3-|3---|
|4-----0-|2---|4-----0-|2---|4-----0-|2---|4-----0-|2---|
|2-----0-|----|2-----0-|----|2-----0-|----|2-----0-|----|
|2-------|----|2-------|----|2-------|----|2-------|----|
|0----(3)|----|0-------|----|0----(3)|----|0-------|----|

||:E   E6 E  : ||
|| Who wa-ooh..||
||-------------||
||-9---12-9----||
||.9---9--9---.||
||.9---11-9---.||
||-------------||
||(0)----------||

[piano line arr. for guitar]
  E E6 E....
|-------|---------|----------------|-----|
|-----14|-14-16-16|----------------|-----|
|-------|---------|-13-13-11-11/13-|13---|
|-------|---------|----------------|-----|
|-------|---------|----------------|-----|
|-------|---------|----------------|-----|

|-------|---------|--------------------|-----|
|----14-|14-16-16-|--------------------|-----|
|-------|---------|-13-13--15-16-15-16-|-----|
|-------|---------|--------------------|-----|
|-------|---------|--------------------|-----|
|-------|---------|--------------------|-----|

|----|---------14-14-|14-16-14-16--|-----|-----|-----|
|-14-|14-16-16-------|-------------|-----|-----|-----|
|----|---------------|-------------|-----|-----|-----|
|----|---------------|-------------|-----|-----|-----|
|----|---------------|-------------|-----|-----|-----|
|----|---------------|-------------|-----|-----|-----|

|-16-14-16----------|------------------|
|----------14-12-14-|------------------|
|-------------------|-13-11-13---------|
|-------------------|----------11-9-11-|
|-------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|------------------|

|E E  |   G D |E  E    |   G D |E E  |   G D |E  E    |   G D |
|--0--|---3-2-|--------|---3-2-|--0--|---3-2-|---0----|---3-2-|
|--0--|---3-3-|--------|---3-3-|--0--|---3-3-|---0----|---3-3-|
|--4--|---0-2-|--------|---0-2-|--4--|---0-2-|---4----|---0-2-|
|--2--|---0-0-|---2----|---0-0-|--2--|---0-0-|---2----|---0-0-|
|--2--|-------|---2----|-------|--2--|-------|---2----|-------|
|0-0--|--(3)--|3^-0----|-------|0-0--|--(3)--|0--0----|-------|

[repeat chorus]
|E  |D/E       |A/E E    A/E|E                |
(Who are you,   who who, who who)
|---|----------|------------|-----------------|
|---|----------|14--12------|--14-12-12-------|
|9--|7---------|14--13------|--14-13-13-12^---|
|9--|7---------|------------|--------------14-|
|7--|7---------|------------|-----------------|
|---|----------|------------|-----------------|

|E        |D/E        |A/E E    A/E|E          |
(Who       are you,    who who, who who)
|---------|-----------|---------12-|---12------|
|---------|-----------|------------|15^--15^---|
|---12p9--|----12p9-9-|------------|-----------|
|---------|-----------|------------|-----------|
|---------|-----------|------------|-----------|
|---------|-----------|------------|-----------|

|E   |D/E     |A/E E         A/E   |E                        |
(Who  are you, who who,      who    who)
|12--|-16^\---|--16\----12---------|-------------------------|
|15^-|--------|------15----15/12---|-------------------------|
|----|--------|------------------14|----------12-----------12|
|----|--------|--------------------|-----12/14--------12/14--|
|----|--------|--------------------|12/14--------12/14-------|
|----|--------|--------------------|-------------------------|

|E        |D/E        |A/E E    A/E|E          |
                                   Oh, I really wanna
(Who       are you,    who who, who who)
|---------|-----------|------------|-----------|
|---------|-----------|------------|----9------|
|12-------|-----------|------------|----9------|
|---------|-----------|------------|----9------|
|---------|-----------|------------|-----------|
|---------|-----------|------------|-----------|

||:E         |D/E            |A/E E    A/E|E             : ||x3
  Know                                         I really wanna know
 (Who       are you,          who who, who who)              (Who...)
||---12-12-12|------12-12-12-|----12-12-12|------12-12-12--||
||---12-12-12|------12-12-12-|----12-12-12|------12-12-12--||
||.9-9-------|9--------------|9---9-------|9-----9--------.||
||.9---------|9--------------|9---9-------|9-----9--------.||
||-----------|---------------|------------|----------------||
||0----------|---------------|------------|----------------||

...Know
  (Who are you, who who, who who)
Come on, tell me who are you
                        (Who are you, who who, who who)
Cause I really wanna know

|E      |D/E        |A/E E    A/E |E       |
 know
(Who     are you,    who who, who who)
|-------|-----------|-------------|--------|
|---9-9-|----7-7-7--|-------------|--------|
|---9-9-|----7-7-7--|2-2------2-2-|--------|
|---9-9-|----7-7-7--|2-2-2----2-2-|2-------|
|---7-7-|----7-7-7--|----2----0-0-|2-------|
|-------|-----------|----0--------|00000000|

[repeat verse]
I know there's a place you walked where love falls from the trees
My heart is like a broken cup, I only feel right on my knees
I spit out like a sewer hole yet still receive your kiss
How can I measure up to anyone now after 

|A             |C        D/F#    G     |
 Such a love as this       Well, who are...
               |---------2-2-----------|
               |1-1-1-1--3-3-----------|
               |0-0-0-0--2-2-----0-----|
               |2-2-2-2----------0-----|
               |3-3-3-3----------------|
               |--------(2)------3^----|

[repeat chorus]
Well, who are you
             (Who are you, who who, who who)
Come on tell me who are you
             (Who are you, who who, who who)
Oh, I really wanna know
             (Who are you, who who, who who)
Tell me, tell me who are you
             (Who are you, who who, who who)

Come on, come come, who
                   (Who are you, who who, who who)
Oh, who the fuck are you
                    (Who are you, who who, who who)
Who are you
           (Who are you, who who, who who)
Oh, tell me who are you
                   (Who are you)

[outro]
|A/E             |A/E              |G G C/G     |               |
                     I really wanna know...      Oh, I really wanna
(Who..............................)(Who.........................)
|----------------|-----------------|------------|---------------|
|----------------|-----------------|12-12-13-13-|12-13-12-13-13-|
|2-2-2-2--2------|2--2-2--2--------|12-12-12-12-|12-12-12-12-12-|
|2-2-2-2--2------|2--2-2--2--------|12-12-14-14-|12-14-12-14-14-|
|----------------|-----------------|------------|---------------|
|-------3^-3^----|-3^---3^--3^-----|------------|---------------|

|D/A    A | D/A          A         |A     A    |A           |E
 know         C'mon tell me who are you   you   you  who are you
(Who..............................)(ahh....................  hey)
|---------|------------------------|5-----5----|5-----------|-----
|3-3-3-2-3|--3-3-3-2---3----2------|5-----5----|5-----------|-----
|2-2-2-2-2|--2-2-2-2---2----2------|2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----
|4-4-4-2-4|2-4-4-4-2---4----2------|2-2-2-2-2-2|2-2-2-2-2-2-|2----
|0-0-0-0-0|0-0-0-0-0---0----0------|0-0-0-0-0-0|0-0-0-0-0-0-|2----
|---------|------------------------|-----------|------------|0----

E (chorus)   (0)7999x      and 022100
D/E (chorus) (0)7777x      and 002232
A/E (chorus) xx11 9 10 x   and xx2220

E (verse)    0799(9)x
D (verse)    0577(7)x
A (verse)    0022(2)x

D/E (outro)  x(0)2232
A/E (outro)  x(0)2220  and 3x2220
G   (outro)  xx12 12 12 x
C/G (outro)  xx14 12 13 x

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