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    Paint it Black

    Rolling Stones

     

    Capo 1

     

    Intro Riff

     

    Em x2

     

    Em (2)                              B7 (2)

        I see a red door and I want it painted black

    Em (2)                             B7 (2)
         No colors anymore I want them to turn black

    Em (½)  D (½)     G (½)        D (½)        Em (2)
         I     see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes

    Em (½)   D (½)    G (½)       D (½)    A                        B7
         I     have to turn my head   until my darkness goes

     

    Em (2)                                B7 (2)
        I see a line of cars and they're all painted black

    Em (2)                                           B7 (2)

        With flowers and my love both never to come back

    Em (½)  D (½)           G (½)               D (½)  Em (2)
        I      see people turn their heads and  quickly look away

    Em (½)      D (½)        G (½)   D (½)     A                  B7
        Like a new born baby      it just happens every day

     

    Em (2)                                B7 (2)
        I look inside myself and see my heart is black

    Em (2)                                  B7 (2)
         I see my red door and it has been painted black

    Em (½)         D (½)    G (½)       D (½)    Em (2)
         Maybe then I'll fade     away and not have to face the facts

    Em (½)       D (½)    G (½)   D (½)        A                           B7
         It's not easy    facin'   up when your whole world is black

    Em (hold 2)                                   B7 (hold 2)
        No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue

    Em (hold 2)                                   B7 (hold 2)
         I could not foresee this thing happening to you

    Em (½)  D (½)    G (½)     D (½)     Em (2)
         If     I look hard enough     into the settin' sun

    Em (½)  D (½)       G (½)         D (½)    A                        B7
        My   love will laugh with me    before the morning comes

    Em
    (2)                              B7 (2)

        I see a red door and I want it painted black

    Em (2)                             B7 (2)
         No colors anymore I want them to turn black

    Em (½)  D (½)     G (½)        D (½)        Em (2)
         I     see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes

    Em (½)   D (½)    G (½)       D (½)    A                        B7
         I     have to turn my head   until my darkness goes


    / Em - - - / - - - - / B7 - - - / - - - - / (x4 w/humming)

     

                          Em (2)                           B7 (2)                    
    I wanna see it painted, painted black, black as night, black as coal

          Em (2)                            B7 (2)
    I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
                            Em
    (2)                                         B7 (2)

    I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black

    / Em - - - / - - - - / B7 - - - / - - - - / (x4 w/humming)

     

    End on Em


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.