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Andy Warhol chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
this distinctive hook appears several times in the song, and
it's not that hard, so give it a shot.  The acoustic run ascends from
low A to middle A, descends to middle F, holds, and then runs back
down to low A.  If this creeps you out, just play the chords: they're


Am  Am  Am  Am  F  F  F  G



(outer space noises)
(say "Andy Warhol" a bunch of times through some kind of cheesy
seventies delay effect. Laugh.)

[Hook] (x2)

 Like to take a cement fix
Be a standing cinema,
Dress my friends up just for show
F                Dm     Am(Hook)
See them as they really are
 Put a peephole in my brain
Two New Pence to have a go,
Like to be a gallery
        F      Dm     Am
Put you all inside my show,


G    C       Dm      Am      Dm       
Am    C    G
Andy Warhol, looks a scream, hang him on my wa-a-a-all

G    C       Dm      Am           Dm        
 Am      C   G   D
Andy Warhol, silver screen, can't tell them apart at a-a-a-a-all.


Am                                           F
Andy walking, Andy tired, Andy take a little snooze,
                   Dm           F             Dm       Am(Hook)
Tie him up when he fast asleep, send him on a pleasure cruise.
Am                                                        F
When he wake up, on the beach, be sure to think of me and you.
To think about paint and to think about glue
       F            Dm       Am
what a jolly boring thing to do.

[Chorus] (x2)

G    C       Dm      Am      Dm       
Am    C    G
Andy Warhol, looks a scream, hang him on my wa-a-a-all

G    C       Dm      Am           Dm        
 Am      C   G   D
Andy Warhol, silver screen, can't tell them apart at a-a-a-a-all.

You can play it in Am as it was written in the previous article, but I'm pretty
sure that the original is in Em.

I would use the following chords:

EADGBe       EADGBe        EADGBe
079900       332010        x00232
 E(no 3rd)     C/G           D/A

The E chord is the important one - it's a real power chord with the top two
open strings ringing out.
You could just as well play straight C and D if you want, but it adds a little
power if you play an extra string in the bass.

Use these chords for the intro, like this:

E   C/G   D/A (repeats three or four times)

The riff which is played goes like this:


On the record, one (or two?) guitars play the chords, while another plays the

It's a bit trickier to try and capture the whole thing on one guitar, but I
play the E(no 3rd) chord first, leave the top two strings ringing while I
start the riff, but when I get to the C(3rd fret, A string) I play the whole
C chord instead of just one note.

Strum this C a little, then finish the riff.
On the last note of the riff (E) you can start strumming the E chord again.
The rest of the chords are something like this:


E(no 3rd)   A7   C    G/B    Am
E(no 3rd)   C/G  D/A

(repeat this once)


D A Em C D G C Am
D A Em C D G C 
Am A7 (leave ringing)

Then back to the intro chords with the riff

I'll assume Everyone knows D  A  Em etc.

The others are:

x20003       x02020
   G/B        A7

Now for the best bit!

The ending (with all the foot stomps and claps) is played using the E 'power'
chord E(no 3rd)

Strum this for a while then move it down one fret LOVELY!
Strum a bit more, then move it back up one

I can't remember for sure, but I think the shape is moved up and down several
times, sometimes just by one fret, sometimes two.

When you've had enough of that, play the shape at the 6th position for long
enough for your ears to scream (what a lovely dissonance!) then move it to
it's resting place i.e at the 7th position

Check out the record for the rythmn of the strumming

Don't forget to clap unenthusiastically at the end

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PompousLarry 103 May 30, 2007 02:05 PM

This is alright. But it is really hard to read because everything is everywhere. it needs to be more spread out and clearer. for example, what is the an E(no 3rd) is that the third finger being taken of?

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succi 10 May 01, 2008 06:16 PM

it is E major without the Major Third, G#

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fabulously_lazy 10 Jul 13, 2009 11:01 AM

Almost perfect, thank you.

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