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Pictures Of Lily – bass tab

Pictures Of Lily | bass tab
by The Who, 1967
>From Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B, 1994
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1967 TRO-Essex Music, Inc.

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Tabbed by Colin

2012-01-29                                       Whotabs www.thewho.net/whotabs/

Once again, this transcription isn't completely accurate, but it's as close as 
I could get to The Ox's genius in this early Who single. The timing may be a tad 
bit off, though. Listen to the original recording while playing this so you could 
play it the correct way (I recommend the version from the 2009 Greatest Hits 
collection). Bear with me, please.

Intro
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

Verses
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-3------2------0------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------1-1-2-|-----3------3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-| x2

This is the part for the "He said son, now, here's some little somethings..." 
and "She's been dead since 1929..." parts
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5------3------1------1-0-|-----5------3----3-2-3-2-|

"Now my nights ain't quite so lonely..." / "If only I'd been born in Lily's time..."
|---------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-3------2------0-----------|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------1--1-2-|-----3------3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-|

Chorus ("Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful...")
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3------3-2---2-0------0-------------------5-5-5-5------------|
|--------------------------3---3-1------1-0------------3-3-3-3-|

("Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night...")
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3------3-2---2-0------0--------------------------5-5-5-5-----------------|
|--------------------------3---3--1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

("Pictures of Lily solved my childhood problems...")
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------5--5-4----4-2--2/7-7-7-7-|
|-5------5-4---4-2------2--0-------------------------------|

("Pictures of Lily helped me feel alright...")
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-5------5-4---4-2------2-5--5-----------------------------|

This is the "Pictures of Lily..." / "Lily, oh, Lily..." part
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-7-7-7-5-7-|-7-7-7-5-7-|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-----------|-5-5-5-3-5-|-5-5-5-3-5-|

Then here's the instrumental part which features Entwistle's horn freak-out
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---|
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---|
|-5-5-5-3-5-|-5-5-5-3-5-|-----------|---|
|-----------|-----------|-3-3-3-1-3-|-3-|

Repeat the verses and chorus once more

And finally, finish it off with this
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-7-7---7-5-7-|
|-------------|

This is the longest transcription I've done yet! I hope all you Hooligans out 
there will enjoy playing this tab more than I've enjoyed transcribing it!

Long live rock!

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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