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Pretty In Pink chords

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Previous versions of the chords have the verse as D C G A, but the bassline clearly shows that these are incomplete chords. I play unaccompanied, so I play the full chords with the bass notes. If you have any doubt about them, check out the bass tabs, and listen to the original to hear those changes. I also include notes on hos to play the chorus riff together with the rhythm on unaccompanied guitar. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Pretty in Pink          Psychedelic Furs


Previous versions of the chords for this brilliant song have the verse as D C G A, which is fine 
if you have a bass player to turn your G into Em7 for the first half of the measure by thumping out 
the E bass and then walking up to the G, or to add in the C natural bass into the A for the second 
half of the measure. I play unaccompanied, so I play the full chords with the bass notes. If you 
have any doubt about them, check out the bass tabs, and listen to the original to hear those 
changes: the C natural is especially satisfying: you can play an A major with a C bass, but for 
unaccompanied guitar, I prefer a full C major, which is what I've written in here! 


Verse notes:
Counting individual beats, the verse changes go:
1  2  3  4  1  2  3  4  1  2  3  4  1  2  3  4
D                       C 
1  2  3  1  2  3  1  2  1  2  3  4  1  2  3  4
Em7      Em7/F#   G     A           C

The Em chords sound best if it's only the bass playing E, so I use:
Em7 0-2-0-0-0-3


Chorus notes:
On the chorus, I also play the solo together with the rhythm guitar, so the chords I've written 
reflect the added F# E and G notes. Counting individual beats, the changes go 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2, so:
 1   2   3    1   2   3    1   2    1   2   3    1   2   3    1   2  
EaddF#        E           EaddF#   F#addG        F#          F#addE
 1   2   3    1   2   3    1   2    1   2   3    1   2   3    1   2  
GaddF#       GaddE        GaddF#   F#addG        F#          F#addE

Chorus chords are:
EaddF#  x-x-2-1-0-2
E       x-x-2-1-0-0
EaddF#  x-x-2-1-0-2
F#addG  x-x-4-3-2-3 
F#      x-x-4-3-2-2 
F#addE  x-x-4-3-2-0
GaddF#  x-x-5-0-0-2
GaddE   x-x-5-0-0-0
GaddF#  x-x-5-0-0-2

For the F# chords, reach your little finger over for the 4th fret on D string(barre the E and B 
strings))I only hit all four strings (including the high E string) on the first beat of the change 
of chord, and strum the other three strings throughout, so there's a nice separation of the riff 
from the rhythm.


Intro notes:
I don't get the B bass into the intro/main riff, but the chord shapes I use work nicely, and are 
as follows (in sequence):
D5 x-x-0-2-3-5
E5 x-x-x-4-5-7
D5 x-x-x-2-3-5
G  3-2-0-0-0-3
A  x-0-2-2-2-0

1  2  3  4  1  2  3  4  1  2  3  4  1  2  3  4 
D5          D5          D5       E5    D5    G   
1  2  3  4  1  2  3  4  1  2  3  4  1  2  3  4
                     A                       D5 (repeat)


 D                         C    
Caroline laughs and it's raining all day
     Em7        Em7/F#    G       A    C        
She loves to be one   of the girls
     D                         C        
She lives in the place in the side of our lives
       Em7       Em7/F#  G     A     C  
Where nothing is  ever  put straight
      D                           C     
She turns herself round and she smiles and she says 
        Em7           Em7/F#   G    A     C     
"This is it that's the end of the joke"
     D                      C   
And loses herself in her dreaming and sleep
        Em7          Em7/F#      G     A        
And her lovers walk through in their coats. She's


EaddF#   E    EaddF#  F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Pretty in pink.
GaddF# GaddE GaddF#F# F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Isn't  she--ee 
EaddF#   E    EaddF#  F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Pretty in pink?
GaddF# GaddE GaddF#F# F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Isn't  she?

D                      C        
All of her lovers all talk of her notes
         Em7         Em7/F#    G     A    C     
And the flowers that they never sent
     D             C    Em7 Em7/F# G    
And wasn't she ee--ea--sy
     A          C         D
And isn't she pretty in pink
     C                     Em7          Em7/F#  
The one who insists he was first in the line
    G   A         C           D
Is the last to remember her name
      C                      Em7           Em7/F#  
He's walking around in this dress that she wore
      G          A    
She is gone but the joke's the same


EaddF#   E    EaddF#  F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Pretty in pink.
GaddF# GaddE GaddF#F# F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Isn't  she--ee 
EaddF#   E    EaddF#  F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Pretty in pink?
GaddF# GaddE GaddF#F# F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Isn't  she?

Interlude and solo: D D G A (repeatedly)

 D                     C        
Caroline talks to you softly sometimes
     Em7         Em7/F#    G     A    C 
She says, "I love you, and too much."
     D                       C  
She doesn't have anything you want to steal
Em7 Em7/F# G  A       C            D
Well,        nothing you can touch.
C         Em7 Em7/F# G       A             C    
 She waves...           she buttons your shirt.
      D                    C    
The traffic is waiting outside
                    Em7 
She hands you this coat
     Em7/F#    G      A         
She gives you her clothes, these cars collide

        Chorus x 2

EaddF#   E    EaddF#  F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Pretty in pink.
GaddF# GaddE GaddF#F# F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Isn't  she--ee 
EaddF#   E    EaddF#  F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Pretty in pink?
GaddF# GaddE GaddF#F# F#addG  F# F#addE
                       Isn't  she?

D D G A (repeat)


            
            
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