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  THE WHO - PICTURES OF LILY (Townsend) Released as a single on 22nd 
            April 1967 with DOCTOR DOCTOR as the B side.
 
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  Tabbed by:PJVillanueva






I used to wake up in the morning
I used to feel so bad
I got so sick of having sleepless nights
I went and told my dad

He said, "Son now here's some little something"
And stuck them on my wall
And now my nights ain't quite so lonely
In fact I, I don't feel bad at all

Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful
Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night
Pitcures of Lily solved my childhood problems
Pictures of Lily helped me feel alright

Pictures of Lily
Lily, oh Lily
Lily, oh Lily
Pictures of Lily

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
It would have been alright

Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful
Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night

For me and Lily are together in my dreams
And I ask you, "Hey mister, have you ever seen"
"Pictures of Lily?"






   This song was most probably speeded down so
   you must tune your guitar a half step down
   if you want it to match the recording.




                                                  x x x x X X X
  G5
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
E|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|



          C               Em+5            Am          G5       
e|------- 0------ ------- 0------|------- 0------ ------- -------|
B|--------1---------------1------|--------1----------------------|
G|--------0---------------0------|--------2----------------------|
D|--------2---------------2------|2-------2-----------5---5---5--|
A|3-------3-------2-------2------|0-------0-----------5---5---5--|
E|3-------3-------0-------0------|--------------------3---3---3--|
      I   used to wake up in  the morning


                                  
e|3------ ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|3------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5------------------------------|5---5---5---5---5---3----------|
A|5-------------------3---3---3--|5---5---5---5---5---5---7---5--|
E|3-------------------0---1---2--|3---2---3---2---3---3---3---3--|
      I   used to feel so     bad


          C               Em+5            Am          G5   
e|------- 0------ ------- 0------|------- 0------ ------- -------|
B|--------1-------1-------1------|--------1----------------------|
G|--------0---------------0------|--------2----------------------|
D|--------2---------------2------|2-------2-----------5---5---5--|
A|3-------3---------------2------|0-------0-----------5---5---5--|
E|3-------3---------------0------|--------------------3---3---3--|
      I   got so  sick of having  sleepless   nights

                                  x       x       x       x

e|3------ ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|3------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5------------------------------|5---5---5---5---5---5---5------|
A|5-------------------3---3---3--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5------|
E|3-------------------0---1---2--|3---3---3---3---3---3---3------|
      I   went and told  my   dad                     He      said, 



          Am              G               F       Em
e|------- 0------ ------- 3------|------- 1------ 0------ -------|
B|--------1---------------3------|--------1-------0--------------|
G|--------2---------------4------|--------2-------0--------------|
D|2-------2---------------5------|--------3-------2-------2------|
A|0-------0-------5-------5------|3-------3---2---2-------2------|
E|----------------3-------3------|1-------1---0---0-------0------|
 "Son now   here's some  little something"


          Am                      G
e|------- 0------ ------- -------|3------ ------- ----3-- -------|
B|--------1----------------------|3-------------------3----------|
G|--------2----------------------|4-------------------4----------|
D|2-------2----------------------|5-------------------5----------|
A|0-------0-----------3---3---3--|5-------------------5----------|
E|--------------------0---1---2--|3-------------------3----------|
     And stuck them on my     wall


          C               Em+5            Am          G5      G
e|------- 0------ ------- 0------|------- 0------ ------- ----3-3|
B|--------1---------------1------|--------1-------------------3-3|
G|--------0---------------0------|--------2-------------------4-4|
D|--------2---------------2------|2-------2-------5---5-------5-5|
A|3-------3---------------2------|0-------0-------5---5-------5-5|
E|3-------3---------------0------|----------------3---3-------3-3|
      And now my nights           lonely              In  fact I,
                    ain't quite so 

                                  G5                          F5
e|3------ ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|3------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5------------------------------|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3--|
A|5-------------------3---3---3--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3--|
E|3-------------------0---1---2--|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---1--|
      I don't feel bad at     all


  G5
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|5---5---5---5---5---5----------|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|5---5---5---5---5---5----------|
E|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|3---3---3---3---3---3----------|
      I don't feel bad at     all




  C               Em              Am              G
e|8------ ------- 7------ 7------|5------ ------- 3------ -------|
B|8---------------8-------8------|5---------------3--------------|
G|9---------------9-------9------|5---------------4--------------|
D10---------------9-------9------|7---------------5--------------|
A10---------------7-------7---7--|7-----------5---5-----------3--|
E|8---------------------------5--|5-----------3---3-----------1--|
  Pictures of Lily                made my     life    so      won..


  F               Em+5                D           G
e|1------ ------- 0------ 0------|----2-- ------- 3------ -------|
B|1---------------1-------1------|----3-----------3--------------|
G|2---------------0-------0---2--|----2-----------0--------------|
D|3---------------2-------2---0--|----------------0--------------|
A|3---------------2-------2------|----------------2--------------|
E|1---------------0-------0------|----------------3--------------|
  ....derful


  C               Em              Am              G
e|8------ ------- 7------ 7------|5------ ------- 3------ -------|
B|8---------------8-------8------|5---------------3--------------|
G|9---------------9-------9------|5---------------4--------------|
D10---------------9-------9------|7---------------5--------------|
A10---------------7-------7---7--|7-----------5---5-----------3--|
E|8---------------------------5--|5-----------3---3-----------1--|
  Pictures of Lily                help    me  sleep  at      night


  F               Em+5            D               E5
e|1------ ------- 0------ 0------|2------ 2------ ------- -------|
B|1---------------1-------1------|3-------3----------------------|
G|2---------------0-------0---2--|2-------2----------------------|
D|3-----------2---2-------2---0--|0-------0-------2---2---2---2--|
A|3-----------2---2-------2------|----------------2---2---2---2--|
E|1-----------0---0-------0------|----------------0---0---0---0--|
  


                  E         Dsus2 E5... 
e|------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------|-------------------------------|
G|------------000|1------------------------------|
D|2-----------000|2-----------0---2---000-2---222|
A|2-----------000|2-----------0---2---000-2---222|
E|0---3B4-----000|0------/12\-0---0---000-0---000|



  A               Db              F#m             E
e|5------ ------- 4------ 4------|2------ ------- 0------ -------|
B|5---------------5-------5------|2---------------0--------------|
G|6---------------6-------6------|2---------------1--------------|
D|7---------------6-------6------|4---------------2--------------|
A|7---------------4-------4---4--|4-----------2---2--------------|
E|5---------------------------2--|2-----------0---0--------------|
  Pitcures of Lily                solved  my childhood 


  D               Dbm             B5          E5
e|2------ ------- 4------ -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|3---------------5--------------|-------------------------------|
G|2---------------6--------------|4------------------------------|
D|0---------------6--------------|4-----------2-2-2---2---2------|
A|----------------4--------------|2-----------2-2-2---2---2------|
E|-------------------------------|------------0-0-0---0---0------|
  problems


  A               Db              F#m             E
e|5------ ------- 4------ 4------|2------ ------- 0------ -------|
B|5---------------5-------5------|2---------------0--------------|
G|6---------------6-------6------|2---------------1--------------|
D|7---------------6-------6------|4---------------2--------------|
A|7---------------4-------4---4--|4-----------2---2--------------|
E|5---------------------------2--|2-----------0---0--------------|
  Pictures of Lily                helped  me  feel    alright


  D5                              E
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|9------------------------------|
G|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|9------------------------------|
D|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|9------------------------------|
A|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|7------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|0-------------------3B4R3B4----|


                                 
                                  E5          D5      E5
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|9------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|9------------------------------|9---9---9---7-------9----------|
D|9------------------------------|9---9---9---7-------9----------|
A|7------------------------------|7---7---7---5-------7----------|
E|0------------------------------|0---0---0---0-------0----------|


                              x x X  X    x   X       X
                                  E5          D5      E5
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|7---7---7---5-------7----------|
A|-------------------------------|7---7---7---5-------7----------|
E|-------------------------------|0---0---0---0-------0----------|
  Pictures    of  Lily 

                              
                                  A5          G5      A5
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|7---7---7---5-------7----------|
A|-------------------------------|7---7---7---5-------7----------|
E|-------------------------------|5---5---5---3-------5----------|
  Lily,       oh  Lily

                            
                                  A5          G5      A5
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|7---7---7---5-------7----------|
A|-------------------------------|7---7---7---5-------7----------|
E|-------------------------------|5---5---5---3-------5----------|
  Lily,       oh  Lily

                          xx
                          
e|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|
  Pictures of  Lily 


  D5          C5      D5...          
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|7---7---7---5-------7----------|7---7---7---5-------7----------|
D|7---7---7---5-------7----------|7---7---7---5-------7----------|
A|5---5---5---3-------5----------|5---5---5---3-------5----------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



  G5          F5      G5...
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5---5---5---3-------5----------|5---5---5---3-------5----------|
A|5---5---5---3-------5----------|5---5---5---3-------5----------|
E|3---3---3---1-------3----------|3---3---3---1-------3----------|  



          C               Em+5            Am          G5
e|------- 0------ ------- 0------|------- 0------ ------- -------|
B|--------1---------------1------|--------1----------------------|
G|--------0---------------0------|--------2----------------------|
D|--------2---------------2------|2-------2-----------5---5---5--|
A|3-------3-------2-------2------|0-------0-----------5---5---5--|
E|3-------3-------0-------0------|--------------------3---3---3--|
     And then one day things      quite so    fine   
                              weren't 

  G                               G5
e|3------ ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|3------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5------------------------------|5---5---5---5---5---3----------|
A|5-------------------3---3---3--|5---5---5---5---5---5---7---5--|
E|3-------------------0---1---2--|3---2---3---2---3---3---3---3--|
      I   fell in love with     Lily


          C               Em+5            Am          G5      G
e|------- 0------ ------- 0------|------- 0------ ------- ----3--|
B|--------1-------1-------1------|--------1-------------------3--|
G|--------0---------------0------|--------2-------------------4--|
D|--------2---------------2------|2-------2-----------5---5---5--|
A|3-------3---------------2------|0-------0-----------5---5---5--|
E|3-------3---------------0------|--------------------3---3---3--|
      I  asked my dad where Lily  I   could   find    He said,


                                                          A5
e|3------ ------- ------- ----3-3|3------ ------- ------- -------|
B|3---------------------------3-3|3------------------------------|
G|4---------------------------4-4|4-----------------------2------|
D|5---------------------------5-5|5-----------------------2------|
A|5---------------------------5-5|5-----------------------0------|
E|3---------------------------3-3|3------------------------------|
     "Son,    now don't be    silly"


  Am              G5              F5          E5
e|------- 0------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|1-------1----------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2-------2----------------------|-------------------------------|
D|2---------------5---5-------5--|3-------3---2-2-2-------2------|
A|0---------------5---5-------5--|3-------3---2-2-2-------2------|
E|----------------3---3-------3--|1-------1---0-0-0-------0------|
        "She's been 
                  dead since 1929"

  Am                              G
e|0------ 0------ ----0-- 0------|------- ----3-- ------- -------|
B|1-------1-----------1---1------|3-----------3------------------|
G|2-------2-----------2---2------|0---0--------------------------|
D|2-------2-----------2---2------|0------------------------------|
A|0-------0-----------0---0------|2------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|3------------------------------|
      Oh, how I  cried that   night


          C       Em+5            Am
e|------- ------- ----0-- -------|----0-- ------- ------- -------|
B|--------1-------------------1--|----1-------1------------------|
G|--------0-------0-----------0--|0-----------0------------------|
D|--------2-------2-----------2--|2-----------2------------------|
A|3-------3-------2--------------|0-------------------3---3---3--|
E|3-------3-------0--------------|--------------------0---1---2--|
      If  only   I'd been born in Lily's      time


  G
e|------- 3------ ------- -------|15----- ----15- ------- -------|
B|--------3----------------------|----15----------15-------------|
G|0-------0----------------------|-------------------------------|
D|0-------0----------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3------------------------------|-------------------------------|
      It  would have been alright




e|15----- ------- 15----- -------|
B|15--------------15-------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|                               



  C               Em              Am              G
e|8------ 8------ 7------ 7------|5------ 5------ 3------ 3------|
B|8-------8-------8-------8------|5-------5-------3-------3------|
G|9-------9-------9-------9------|5-------5-------4-------4------|
D10------10-------9-------9------|7-------7-------5-------5------|
A10------10-------7-------7---7--|7-------7-------5-------5---3--|
E|8-------8-------------------5--|5-------5-------3-------3---1--|
  Pictures of Lily                made my     life    so      won..


  F               Em+5            D               G
e|1------ 1------ 0------ 0------|2------ 2------ 3------ -------|
B|1-------1-------1-------1------|3-------3-------3--------------|
G|2-------2-------0-------0---2--|2-------2-------0--------------|
D|3-------3-------2-------2---0--|0-------0-------0--------------|
A|3-------3---2---2-------2------|----------------2--------------|
E|1-------1---0---0-------0------|----------------3--------------|
  ....derful


  C               Em              Am              G           F5
e|8------ 8------ 7------ 7------|5------ ------- 3------ -------|
B|8-------8-------8-------8------|5---------------3--------------|
G|9-------9-------9-------9------|5---------------4--------------|
D10------10-------9-------9------|7---------------5--------------|
A10------10-------7-------7---7--|7-----------5---5-----------3--|
E|8-------8-------------------5--|5-----------3---3-----------1--|
  Pictures of Lily                help    me  sleep   at      night


  F               Em+5            D               E5
e|1------ ------- 0------ 0------|2---2-- 2------ ------- -------|
B|1---------------1-------1------|3---3---3----------------------|
G|2---------------0-------0------|2---2---2----------------------|
D|3-----------2---2-------2------|0---0---0-------2---2---2---2--|
A|3-----------2---2-------2------|----------------2---2---2---2--|
E|1-----------0---0-------0------|----------------0---0---0---0--|
  



e|------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------|-------------------------------|
G|---------------|-------------------------------|
D|2---2---2---2--|2-----------2-------2----------|
A|2---2---2---2--|2-----------2-------2----------|
E|0---0---0---0--|3B4-----0-----------3B4--------|



  A               Dbm             F#m             E
e|5------ ------- 4------ -------|2------ ------- 0------ -------|
B|5---------------5--------------|2---------------0--------------|
G|6---------------6--------------|2---------------1--------------|
D|7---------------6--------------|4---------------2--------------|
A|7---------------4--------------|4-----------2---2--------------|
E|5------------------------------|2-----------0---0--------------|
      For me and  Lily   are  together        in      my      dreams


  D               Dbm             Bm          E5
e|2------ ------- 4------ -------|2------ 2------ ------- -------|
B|3---------------5--------------|3-------3----------------------|
G|2---------------6--------------|4-------4----------------------|
D|0-----------0---6--------------|4-------4---2---2-------2---2--|
A|------------0---4--------------|2-------2---2---2-------2---2--|
E|-------------------------------|------------0---0-------0---0--|
  


  A               Dbm             F#m             E
e|5------ ------- 4------ -------|2------ ------- 0------ -------|
B|5---------------5--------------|2---------------0--------------|
G|6---------------6--------------|2---------------1--------------|
D|7---------------6--------------|4---------------2--------------|
A|7---------------4-----------4--|4-----------2---2--------------|
E|5---------------------------2--|2-----------0---0--------------|
          And  I  ask you, "Hey   mister, have you ever       seen"


  D                               E5          Dsus2   E5
e|2------ ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|3------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|2------------------------------|9---9---9---7-------9-\--------|
D|0------------------------------|9---9---9---7-------9-\--------|
A|-------------------------------|7---7---7---5-------7-\--------|
E|-------------------------------|0---0---0---0-------0----------|
                                  Pictures of Lily  









        B  Bend
        R  Release
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        \  Slide down
        H  Hammer-on
        P  Pull-off
        ~  Vibrato
        +  Harmonic
        x  Mute note
        .  Play note like a dot in standard notation
        ^  Ties two notes together
        (. Pause

            
            
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g 4 11 91 Jun 13, 2007 01:58 PM

looks like it took a while to make. not many mess ups. great

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rageinthecage 10 Apr 25, 2008 01:05 PM

the little riff after the chorus you could play

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