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Song: Pictures Of Matchstick Men
Artist: Status Quo
Album: Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo
Release Year: 1967

Two guitarists may be required to play this song. After all, Francis and Rick are both
guitarists and have been together for over forty years.
This is why some of the bars are doubled; each represents a guitarist’s part; one of
them playing the chords (where the vertical digits are located), the other playing the
melody (the 12-12-13-13, etc bit). I have joined them together using the | symbol 
in-between the two. The double : symbol indicates the repeat.

Have fun!

[Intro]
e|-------------------------|-12-12-12-12-12----------|------------------------------|
B|-15-15-15-15-15-13-13-13-|----------------15-15-15-|--13-14-15-15-15-15-15-15-15--|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|:----------------------------:|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|:----------------------------:|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
   1     2      3     4        1     2      3     4         1        2      3     4

   D            F              C            G              D
e|-5-----5-----1-----1-----|-3-----3-----3-----3-----|-5--------5-----5-----5-----|
B|-7-----7-----1-----1-----|-5-----5-----3-----3-----|-7--------7-----7-----7-----|
G|-7-----7-----2-----2-----|-5-----5-----4-----4-----|-7--------7-----7-----7-----|
D|-7-----7-----3-----3-----|-5-----5-----5-----5-----|-7--------7-----7-----7-----|
A|-5-----5-----3-----3-----|-3-----3-----5-----5-----|-5--------5-----5-----5-----|
E|-------------1-----1-----|-------------3-----3-----|----------------------------|
 |
e|-------------------------|-12-12-12-12-12----------|----------------------------|
B|-15-15-15-15-15-13-13-13-|----------------15-15-15-|-13-14-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|
   1     2      3     4        1     2      3     4        1        2      3     4

   D
e|-5--------5-----5-----5-----|
B|-7--------7-----7-----7-----|
G|-7--------7-----7-----7-----|
D|-7--------7-----7-----7-----|
A|-5--------5-----5-----5-----|
E|----------------------------|
 |
e|----------------------------|
B|-13-14-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|
   1        2      3     4

[Verse]
D               F
When I look up to the sky
C                 G                       D F C G
I see your eyes, a funny kind of yellow
D                  F
Rush home to bed, I soak my head
C                G                      D F C G
I see your face underneath my pillow
D               F
I wake next morning, I'm still yawning
C                 G                         D F C G
I see your face looking through my window

   D
e|-5---5---5----5--------|-5---5---5----5--------|
B|-7---7---7----7--------|-7---7---7----7--------|
G|-7---7---7----7--------|-7---7---7----7--------|
D|-7---7---7----7--------|-7---7---7----7--------|
A|-5---5---5----5--------|-5---5---5----5--------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |
e|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B|-----------12-13-12-13-|-----------12-13-12-13-|
G|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|
   1   2   3    4          1   2   3    4

[Chorus 1]
G           A
Pictures of matchstick men and you

   D
e|-5---5---5----5--------|
B|-7---7---7----7--------|
G|-7---7---7----7--------|
D|-7---7---7----7--------|
A|-5---5---5----5--------|
E|-----------------------|
 |
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------12-13-12-13-|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
   1   2   3    4

G         A
Images of matchstick men and you

   D
e|-5---5---5----5--------|
B|-7---7---7----7--------|
G|-7---7---7----7--------|
D|-7---7---7----7--------|
A|-5---5---5----5--------|
E|-----------------------|
 |
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------12-13-12-13-|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
   1   2   3    4

G           A
Alls I ever see is them and you

D F C G (x2)

   D
e|--5--5-------------|
B|--7--7-------------|
G|:-7--7------------:|
D|:-7--7------------:|
A|--5--5-------------|
E|-------------------|
 |
e|-------------------|
B|--------7-8-7-5-7--|
G|:-----------------:|
D|:-----------------:|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|
    1  2  3       4

[Repeat Intro]

[Bridge]
Bb
Windows echo your reflection
F
When I look in their direction, now

   C
e|--3---3---3----3--------|
B|--5---5---5----5--------|
G|:-5---5---5----5-------:|
D|:-5---5---5----5-------:|
A|--3---3---3----3--------|
E|------------------------|
 |
e|------------------------|
B|------------10-11-10-11-|
G|:----------------------:|
D|:----------------------:|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|
    1   2   3    4

Bb
There're faces haunting me
F
Your face just won't leave me alone

   A
e|-5--5------------|
B|-5--5------------|
G|-6--6------------|
D|-7--7------------|
A|-7--7------------|
E|-5--5------------|
 |
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-------6-7-6-4-6-|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|
   1  2  3       4

   D
e|-5--5------------|
B|-7--7------------|
G|-7--7------------|
D|-7--7------------|
A|-5--5------------|
E|-----------------|
 |
e|-----------------|
B|-------7-8-7-5-7-|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|
   1  2  3       4

[Chorus 2]
G           A
Pictures of matchstick men and you

   D
e|-5---5---5----5--------|
B|-7---7---7----7--------|
G|-7---7---7----7--------|
D|-7---7---7----7--------|
A|-5---5---5----5--------|
E|-----------------------|
 |
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------12-13-12-13-|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
   1   2   3    4

G         A
Images of matchstick men and you

   D
e|-5---5---5----5--------|
B|-7---7---7----7--------|
G|-7---7---7----7--------|
D|-7---7---7----7--------|
A|-5---5---5----5--------|
E|-----------------------|
 |
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------12-13-12-13-|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
   1   2   3    4

G           A                D
Alls I ever see is them and you
        F
You're in the sky
        C
You're with the sky
    G
You make men cry
    D            F
You are, you're in the sky
        C
You're with the sky
    G
You make men cry

D F C G

[Outro]
e|-------------------------|-12-12-12-12-12----------|------------------------------|
B|-15-15-15-15-15-13-13-13-|----------------15-15-15-|--13-14-15-15-15-15-15-15-15--|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|:----------------------------:|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|:----------------------------:|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------------|
   1     2      3     4        1     2      3     4         1        2      3     4

   D            F                     C     G
e|-5-----5-----1-------------1-----|-3-----3-----3-------------3-----|
B|-7-----7-----1-------------1-----|-5-----5-----3-------------3-----|
G|-7-----7-----2-------------2-----|-5-----5-----4-------------4-----|
D|-7-----7-----3-------------3-----|-5-----5-----5-------------5-----|
A|-5-----5-----3-------------3-----|-3-----3-----5-------------5-----|
E|-------------1-------------1-----|-------------3-------------3-----|
 |
e|---------------------------------|-12-12-12-12-12------------------|
B|-15-15-15-15-15-----13-----13-13-|--------------------15-----15-15-|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   1     2      3             4       1     2       3             4
   Pic - tures of matchstick men     Pic - tures of matchstick men              (repeat till fade)

            
            
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kai-70 10 Nov 06, 2013 02:00 PM

nice job! sounds real close to me!

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Fepo 807 Nov 18, 2016 02:20 PM

Very Good. Big thanx

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