Smiths - Paint A Vulgar Picture Chords & Tabs

 

Paint A Vulgar Picture Chords & Tabs

Smiths Chords & Tabs

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Paint A Vulgar Picture
----------------------
Lyrics by Morrissey
Music by Johnny Marr
Performed by the Smiths
from their last LP "Strangeways Here We Come"

Transcribed by Pablo Kang (pkang@cs.buffalo.edu) December 12, 1995
Corrections and comments are encouraged.


########## Legend ##########################
#                                          #
# e  : eigth note                          #
# q  : quarter                             #
# q. : quarter + eigth                     #
# h  : half                                #
# w  : whole note                          #
#                                          #
# (n) : ghost note                         #
#            (i.e. do not play, it's there #
#            for musical correctness)      #
# ^ : pull off                             #
# / : slide up                             #
# \ : slide down                           #
# = : continued note                       #
#                                          #
############################################

The whole song begins with...

... a strum on        ...then another strum
the 9th position      for another 4 beats...
for 4 beats...             |
     |                     |
     V                     V
 F# (9th pos)         F# (2nd pos)
  x=====                ======
  |1|||x ix             ||||||
  ------                ------
  |||||| x              1|||1x
  ------                ------
  ||333| xi             |||2||
  ------                ------
                        |34|||
                        ------

...then with vigor...

  A (strum 4x)  [key of D]

...then...

  D, G, A
  D, G, A
  Bm, G, A, G, A
  Bm, G, A
 
  D, G, A "At the record company meeting..."
  ...

...then the aforementioned pattern repeats until the key change, where 
   from the last _A_ chord in the pattern slides down to the _F#_ chord and a
   similar pattern ensues with a different key.
  
  i.e.

  ...          "...you could walked away...couldn't you?"
  Bm, G, A    

  F#,          [down to B key]
  B, E, F#     "I touched you at the soundcheck..."
  B, e, F#
  G#m, e, F#
  G#m, e, F#
  ...


...then the solo follows:


...really know...aw! [key of D]    q     q     q        q.       e  e  e  e  e==
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------5-----|--7--------7--8--7--------
|-------------------------|--------7-----7-----------|--------------------7--7==
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +     1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +     1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  

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=(e) e  e     q     q        e  e  e  q     e  e  e     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  
|----------5--7-----5-----|--------------------------|--------------------7-----
|-------------------------|--8--7-----------5--5--5--|-5/7-10-7--10-8--10----10=
=(7)-6--6-----------------|--------7--7--------------|--------------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +     1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +     1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  


  h           q.       e     q     q     e  e  e  e     w                       
|----------------------10-|--10----------------------|--------------------------
=(10)========(10)---------|--------7-----8--7--------|--------------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------9--9====(9)----------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +     1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +     1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  


  e  e  h           q        e  q     q     q     e     e  e  e  e  h           
|-7^^5--------------------|--7--5--------------------|--------------9-----------
|-pull--------------------|--------------------------|--------8-----------------
|-off---7==========(7)----|-----------6-----7-----7--|--7-7/9----9--------------
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +     1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +     1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  


  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  q     e  h             e   e  e  e  e  e  e  e  
|-------9^^7--------7--5--|--------------------------|--------------------------
|-5--5--pull--5--5--------|--------------------------|-----------------------12-
|-------off---------------|--7--7-----9--9-----------|-9-9/11-14-11-14-12-14----
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +     1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +    1   +  2  +  3  +  4  +  


  q     e  h           q     w   [key of B]             Best of, most of... 
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
|-12----10-10=========(10)|--11----------------------|--------------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
|-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------
  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +     1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +     1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  


...etc.

You can pretty much figure it out from here.
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