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Pictures Of Lily guitar tab

Pictures of Lily
By The Who, 1967
>Appears on Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy, 1971
Written by Pete Townshend 1967 TRO-Essex Music, Inc.

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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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verse chords
C        x32010
Em/B     x22030
Am       x02210
F        13321x (use thumb)
F#       24432x (use thumb)
G        355433 and 320003 and 3x0033
G7       3x0001 or 3x3001

chorus chords (use thumb for root note on all chords)
C       8T x10 988
Em/B    7Tx9987
Am      5Tx7555
G       3T55433
F       1T33211
A       5Tx7655
C#m/Ab  4Tx6654
F#m     2Tx4222
C#m     xTx2120

Note: timing is approximate

[intro]
|G               |                |
|----------------|3---------------|
|----------------|0---------------|
|----------------|0---------------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

|C           Em/B         |Am       F F F#|
   I used to wake up every morning         
|----0---------------0----|-----0---------|
|----1---------------3----|-----1---------|
|----0---------------0----|-----2---------|
|----2---------------2----|-----2---3-3-4-|
|3-----------2------------|0--------3-3-4-|
|-------------------------|---------1-1-2-|

|G                   |G                 |
    I used to feel so bad
|3-------------------|3-----------------|
|0-------------------|0-----------------|
|0-------------------|0-----------------|
|0-------------------|0-----------------|
|--------------------|------------------|
|3-------------------|--3-2-3-2-3-2--0-2|

|C          Em/B          |Am             F F F#|G                   |G  
   I got so sick of having sleepless nights        I went and told my dad

         |Am             G          |F           Em    |
He said, "Son now here's some little somethings,"
         |----0---------------3-----|----1---------0---|
         |----1---------------3-----|----1---------0---|
         |----2---------------0-----|----2---------0---|
         |----2---------------0-----|----3---------2---|
         |0-------0-----------------|--------------2---|
         |---------------3--------3-|1T--------1-0----0|

|Am                     |G          |
   And stuck them on my wall
|0----------------------|3--3--3--3-|
|1----------------------|3--3--3--3-|
|2----------------------|0--0--0--0-|
|2----------------------|0--0--0--0-|
|0----------------------|-----------|
|-----------------------|3--3--3--3-|

|C        Em/B                 |Am      F  F    F#|
   Now my nights ain't quite so lonely, in fact I 
|G5                   |    |G7                   |G7       |
   I don't feel bad at all    I don't feel bad at all

[chorus]
|C           Em/B |Am      G      |F       Em |D    G     |
 Pictures of Lily  made my life so wonderful
|8--------8--7--7-|5-----5-3----3-|1-----1-0--|--2--3-----|
|8--------8--8--8-|5-----5-3----3-|1-----1-0--|---3-3-----|
|9--------9--9--9-|5-----5-4----4-|2-----2-0--|-2---0-----|
|10-------10-9--9-|7-----7-5----5-|3-----3-2--|0----0-----|
|-----------------|---------------|--------2--|-----------|
|8T-------8T-7T-7T|5T----5T3T---3T|1T----1T0--|-----------|

                                                         [2/4][4/4]
|C           Em/B |Am        G       |F       Em         |D   |E   |E  |
 Pictures of Lily  helped me sleep at night
|8------8----7--7-|5------5--3-----3-|-------------------|
|8------8----8--8-|5------5--3-----3-|-------------------|
|9------9----9--9-|5------5--4-----4-|2--2--2--2--0-0-0-0|
|10-----10---9--9-|7------7--5-----5-|3--3--3--3--2-2-2-2|
|-----------------|------------------|3--3--3--3--2-2-2-2|
|8T-----8T---7T-7T|5T-----5T-3T----3T|1T-1T-1T-1T-0-0-0-0|

|A           C#m/Ab|F#m       E        |D   C#m |B    E   |
 Pictures of Lily   solved my childhood problem
|5------5----4---4-|2------2-----------|2---0---|---------|
|5------5----5---5-|2------2--0----0---|3---2---|--4--0---|
|6------6----6---6-|2------2--1----1---|2---1---|---4-1---|
|7------7----6---6-|4------4--2----2---|0---2---|-4---2---|
|------------------|----------2----2---|--------|2----2---|
|5T-----5T---4T--4T|2T-----2T-0----0---|--------|---------|

|A           C#m/Ab|F#m       A     |D       |E      |       |
 Pictures of Lily   helped me feel alright
|5------5----4---4-|2------2--------|2-2-2-2-|-------|-------|
|5------5----5---5-|2------2--0----0|3-3-3-3-|-------|-------|
|6------6----6---6-|2------2--1----1|2-2-2-2-|-------|-------|
|7------7----6---6-|4------4--2----2|0-0-0-0-|2------|-------|
|------------------|----------2----2|--------|2------|-------|
|5T-----5T---4T--4T|2T-----2T-0----0|--------|0---3^-|0------|

[bridge]
|E E E D E |                 |E E E D E |              |
            Pictures of Lily             Lily, oh, Lily
|----------|-----------------|----------|--------------|
|9-9-9-7-9-|-----------------|9-9-9-7-9-|--------------|
|9-9-9-7-9-|-----------------|9-9-9-7-9-|--------------|
|9-9-9-7-9-|-----------------|9-9-9-7-9-|--------------|
|7-7-7-5-7-|-----------------|7-7-7-5-7-|--------------|
|----------|-----------------|----------|--------------|

|A A A G A |                 |A A A G A |                 |
            Lily, oh, Lily               Pictures of Lily!
|----------|-----------------|----------|-----------------|
|5-5-5-3-5-|-----------------|5-5-5-3-5-|-----------------|
|6-6-6-4-6-|-----------------|6-6-6-4-6-|-----------------|
|7-7-7-5-7-|-----------------|7-7-7-5-7-|-----------------|
|7-7-7-5-7-|-----------------|7-7-7-5-7-|-----------------|
|5-5-5-3-5-|-----------------|5-5-5-3-5-|-----------------|


|D D D C D |D D D C D |G G G F G |G      |
|----------|----------|----------|3------|
|7-7-7-5-7-|7-7-7-5-7-|----------|0------|
|7-7-7-5-7-|7-7-7-5-7-|4-4-4-2-4-|0------|
|7-7-7-5-7-|7-7-7-5-7-|5-5-5-3-5-|0------|
|5-5-5-3-5-|5-5-5-3-5-|5-5-5-3-5-|-------|
|----------|----------|3-3-3-1-3-|3------|

And then one day things weren't quite so fine
I fell in love with Lily
I asked my dad where Lily I could find
He said, "Son, now don't be silly.
She's been dead since 1929."
Oh, how I cried that night
If only I'd been born in Lily's time
                     G
It would have been alright
                    |15----15-----------|-15-------|
                    |--15----15---------|----15----|
                    |-------------0-----|----------|
                    |-------------------|----------|
                    |-------------------|----------|
                    |-------------------|----------|

[repeat chorus]
Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful
Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night

|A            C#m/Ab    |F#m    E    |D  C#m  |B  E   |
   For me and Lily are together in my dreams

|A      C#m/Ab       |F#m              E   |D      |
  And I ask you, hey, mister, have you ever seen 

|E  E     E  D E  
 Pictures of Lily?

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