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Paint a Vulgar Picture   The Smiths

 
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 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.


 




 [#]# e : eigth note [#]#




 [#]# (n) : ghost note [#]#


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 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)


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 1 x ix


 

 
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 x 1 1x


 

 
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 333 xi 2


 

 
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 [34]  


 

 
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 ...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==


 

 
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 ------------------------- --------7-----7----------- --------------------7--7==
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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-------------- --------------------------
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 h q. e q q e e e e w


 

 
 ----------------------10- --10---------------------- --------------------------
 =(10)========(10)--------- --------7-----8--7-------- --------------------------
 ------------------------- --------------------9--9====(9)----------------------
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 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--------------
 ------------------------- -------------------------- --------------------------
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 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----
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 q e h q w (key of B) Best of, most of...


 

 
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 -12----10-10=========(10) --11---------------------- --------------------------
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