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Psycho Killer Live Acoustic   Talking Heads



Psycho Killer (Live Acoustic)

This is the live acoustic version of psycho killer from the album Stop Making Sense.
The song is broken up into simple parts, so I'm going to write this out as easily as possible.

V=up stroke

|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-Percussive Intro for 2 measures-|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

Guitar Intro:

|-----------------3---|
|-----------------3---|
|---2---2---2-x---0---|
|---2---2---2-x---0---| 2x
|-0---0---0---x---2---|
|---------------3-----| 

Verse:
                   v                 
|-5--x--5--x--5----3--|
|-5--x--5--x--5----3--|
|-5--x--5--x--5----4--| 2x without vocals, 3rd time vocals come in and repeat verse 4x.
|-7--x--7--x--7--5----|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|

Chorus:
    Psycho Killer... Kiss Ku Se...Fa Fa Fa Far Fa Fa Fa Fa Far Far Better...
|-1-1~-------------3-3~-------------------------------|
|-1-1~-------------3-3~---------------1-x-1-x-1-x-1---|
|-2-2~-------------0-0~---------------2-x-2-x-2-x-2---|
|-3-3~-------------0-0~---------------2-x-2-x-2-x-2---|
|------------------2-3~---------------0-x-0-x-0-x-0---|
|------------------3-3~-------------------------------|
    Run Run...  Run Run Run away...
|-1-1~----------3-3-----------------------------------|
|-1-1~----------3-3-----------------1-x-1-x-1-x-1-----|
|-2-2~----------0-0-----------------0-x-0-x-0-x-0-----|
|-3-3~----------0-0-----------------2-x-2-x-2-x-2-----|
|---------------2-2-----------------3-x-3-x-3-x-3-----|
|---------------3-3-----------------------------------|

Pre-Verse:
Oh Oh oh OHHHH...Ai Yai Yai...    
|--------1~------3~-----------|
|--------1~------3~-----------|
|--------2~------4~-----------|
|--------3~------5~-----------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|

Verse 
Chorus 2x
Pre-Verse

And then the bridge-type-thing:
 Su Ku Je Pet...This One...    V     V     V    V
|-2----2-----2--2--------------3--3--3-----3-3--3---|
|-3----3-----3--3--------------3--3--3-----3-3--3---|
|-4----4-----4--4--------------4--4--4-----4-4--4---| 2x
|-4----4-----4--4-----------5-5----5---5-5----5-----|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|

      Realisone-Mone-Squier...  She Mamance...Bele Brier...O Kaaaaaayyyyyyyy.. V
|   V----------------------3-3-3~------|                  |--------------------3---|
|-2-2-2~-------------------3-3-3~------|                  |---5---5---5---x----3---|
|-2-2-2~-------------------0-0-0~------|                  |---6---6---6---x----4---|
|-2-2-2~-------------------0-0-0~------|                  |-7-7-7-7-7-7---x--5-----| 4x
|-0-0-0~-------------------2-2-2~------|                  |------------------------| 
|--------------------------3-3-3~------|                  |------------------------|

Chorus
Pre-verse

Outro:
           V                  v
|-5-5------5------5-5---------3----|
|-5-5------5------5-5---------3----|
|-5-5------5------5-5---------4----|
|-7-7------7------7-7-------5------| 4x
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|

Percussion Break One Measure.
Return to the intro but with a twist:
               v   v   v
|------------3-3-3-3-3-3---|
|------------3-3-3-3-3-3---|
|--2--2--2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0---| 4x
|--2--2--2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
|-0--0--0--0-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
|------------3-3-3-3-3-3---|

End On:

|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-2~----------------------|
|-2~----------------------|
|-0~----------------------|


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