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Full song, full rubric, correct lyrics english and french, intro and exit chords / riff, chord choice, bridge riff, timing. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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                            Psycho Killer
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ARTIST: Talking Heads
ALBUM:  Appetite for Destruction
YEAR: 1977

tabbed by : pp1pete
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 [full, correct lyrics - English and French - and chords
 [correct rubric
 [full song

CAPO: 0                                        
TUNING: Standard
TEMPO: 115


---INTRO---

 e||-------------------|---------------------------|
 B||-------------------|---------------------------|
 G||-------------------|---------------------------|
 D||-------------------|---------------------------|
 A||-------------------|---------------------------|
 E||--5x--5x--5x--5x---|--5x--5x--5-0-3------------|

 repeat 6x

  add on third pass
       G/A                 
 e||-------------------|---------------------------|
 B||---12--------------|---------------------------|
 G||---12--------------|---------------------------|
 D||---12--------------|---------------------------|
 A||---12--------------|---------------------------|
 E||-------------------|---------------------------|

 add on fourth pass

       G6/A                  
 e||---12--------------|---------------------------|
 B||---12--------------|---------------------------|
 G||---12--------------|---------------------------|
 D||---12--------------|---------------------------|
 A||-------------------|---------------------------|
 E||-------------------|---------------------------|

 add on fifth and sixth pass
      A                               A7
 e||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|--5-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8-8-8-|
 B||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|--5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-|
 G||--5-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|--6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-|
 D||--5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|--7-7-7-7-7--------------|
 A||--------------------|-------------------------|
 E||--------------------|-------------------------|




---VERSE 1---

    A7                                   G
 e||------0-------0----|-------0------------------|
 B||---2------------2--|----------2------0--------|
 G||--------0--0-------|----0------------0--------| 
 D||-------------------|-------------2------------|
 A||-0-----------------|--0-----------------------|  x each line
 E||-------------------|--------------------------|


 A7                                     G
  I can't seem to face up to the facts
 A7                                        G
  I'm tense and nervous and I can't relax
 A7                                      G
  I can't sleep cause my bed's on fire
 A7                                     G
  Don't touch me I'm a real live wire
 
 
---CHORUS---

 F                G
   Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est
 Am
   Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better
 F                 G                 C
   Run run run run run run run run a-way  Ah  oohhh
 F                G
   Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est
 Am
   Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better
 F                 G                 C
   Run run run run run run run run a-way
 F                   G
 Oh oh oh oooooooh   Ay ay ay ay ay ay ay  ooooh



      A7                                  G    X2

or 

      A                               A7
 e||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|--5-5-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8-8-8-|
 B||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|--5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-|
 G||--6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|--6-6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-|
 D||--7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|--7-7-7-7-7-7--------------| x2
 A||------------------|---------------------------|
 E||------------------|---------------------------|




---VERSE 2---

 A7                                                     G
 You start a conversation, you can't even finish it
 A7                                                       G
 You're talking a lot, but you're not saying anything
 A7                                                   G
 When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed
 A7                                       G
 Say something once, why say it again


---CHORUS---


 F                G
   Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est
 Am
   Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better
 F                 G                 C
   Run run run run run run run run a-way  oh oh oh
 F                G
   Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est
 Am
   Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better
 F                 G                 C
   Run run run run run run run run a-way
 F                   G
 Oh oh oh oooooooh   Ay ay ay ay ay 


 
---BRIDGE---

 ( first two lines)
     Bm                  G    
 e||------------------|------------------------------|
 B||------------------|------------------------------|
 G||------------------|------------------------------|
 D||-4-2-0------------|--5-4-2-0-5-4-2-0-------------|
 A||--------4-2-0-2-4-|------------------------------|
 E||------------------|------------------------------|


 Bm                        G
 Ce que j'ai fais, ce soir là      (What I did that night)
 Bm                        C 
 Ce qu'elle a dit, ce soir-là      (What she said that night)
 A
 Réalisant mon espoir             (Realizing my hopes)
 G
 Je me lance vers la gloire       (I rush towards glory)
 A     G
 Okay    
 A                                G
 Yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yah
 A                               G
 We are vain and we are blind
 A                                       G
 I hate people when they're not polite


---CHORUS---

 F                G
   Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est
 Am
   Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better
 F                 G                 C
   Run run run run run run run run a-way oooh oh oh
 F                G
   Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est
 Am
   Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa better
 F                 G                 C
   Run run run run run run run run a-way
 F                   G
 Oh oh oh oooooooh   Ay ay ay ay ay ay ay
 

---ENDING---


Layer these in order depending on how many players you have - (recording goes 25 measures )

      A  A      A  A       A  A    A   Em G 
 e||--0--0------0--0----|--0--0----0---0--3-------|
 B||--2--2-0----2--2-0--|--2--2-0--2---0--3-------|
 G||--2--2-0----2--2-0--|--2--2-0--2---0--0-------|
 D||--2--2-0----2--2-0--|--2--2-0--2---2--0-------|
 A||--0--0------0--0----|--0--0----0---2--3-------|
 E||--------------------|--------------0--2-------|
 E||--5--5------5--5----|--5--5----5---0--3-------|

      A                               A7
 e||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|--5-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8-8-8-|
 B||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|--5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-|
 G||--5-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|--6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-|
 D||--5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|--7-7-7-7-7--------------|
 A||--------------------|-------------------------|
 E||--------------------|-------------------------|


 e||--------------------|--------------------------|
 B||--------------------|--------------------------|
 G||--------------------|--------------------------|
 D||--------------------|--------------------------|
 A||--------------------|--------------------------|
 E||--5--5------5--5----|--5--5----5---0--3--------|









Chorus  Alt/Bass Part first line

 F                G
e||---------------------------------|
B||---------------------------------|
G||---------------------------------|
D||-3-------3-------5-------7-------|
A||-----5-3-----5-3-----7-5-----7-5-|
E||---------------------------------|


            
            
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timlee95 10 Jul 30, 2015 04:54 PM

Thanks for the tab. I looked at a bunch of tabs to this song and there was something missing, so like the lazy slob i am, i keep looking on the web rather then figure it out myself. I think your's is right but it's labeled wrong. You wrote that the riff the(or)on the 1st choirs goes from A M in the 5position to A7. The chord sounds right as notated BUT it just can't be A7. A6+9 is what the form is in A. If it was a 7 at all is would be Ab7, which just would make sense in the key signature. I know I'm picky but that is really one of the hooks that make the song memorable. My GOD the rest of song is FGAmFGCFGAmFGC. It's like the Carter family gone psycho(lyric).

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VakiPitsi 723 Dec 18, 2016 03:03 AM

That's definitely the best tab

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