Paint It Black Chords & Guitar Lesson

Welcome to my Paint It Black guitar chord chart by The Rolling Stones. This is a really fun song to play and uses a eighth note rhythm pattern. If you know how to palm mute, I would suggest doing that for the verses and then using a regular strumming patterns for the choruses.

The song is a fairly easy guitar song as long as you know your chords. If the eighth note strumming is too fast for you, you can always but back to quarter note strumming (4 down strums per chord).

Paint It Black Guitar Chords:

Paint It Black Strumming Patterns:

1 +  2+  3+ 4+

Paint It Black Guitar Lesson:

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Paint It Black Chord Chart:

Intro: Em Em

Em         Em                          B7                         B7
I see a red door and I want it painted black
Em                  Em                 B7                               B7
  No colours anymore I want them to turn black
| Em    D|            |G             D|                Em                              Em
       I  see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
|Em              D|       |G             D|         A7                           B7
       I       have to turn my head until my darkness goes

Em             Em                           B7                               B7
     I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
Em                         Em                              B7                         B7
     With flowers and my love both never to come back
| Em   D|                |G                D|                 Em                   Em
     I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
|Em             D|              |G     D|         A7                         B7
     Like a new born baby it just happens every day

Em             Em                           B7                           B7
    I look inside myself and see my heart is black
Em                Em                       B7                           B7
    I see my red door and I want it painted black
| Em             D|          |G      D|              Em                                  Em
     Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
|Em             D|       |G        D|               A7                                  B7
     It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black

Em                        Em                             B7                        B7
     No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
Em              Em                           B7                               B7
     I could not foresee this thing happening to you
| Em     D|      |G        D|      Em                        Em
     If I look hard enough into the setting sun
|Em       D|           |G                 D|        A7                              B7
     My love will laugh with me before the morning comes

Repeat Em to B7 out

This file is the author’s own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It’s intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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