Song facts: “Paint It Black” was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in 1966. The distinctive rhythm came about when Bill Wyman was playing the pedals of an organ with his fists during a recording session in an attempt to find a way to “fatten up” the bass sound.

Harmonica type: chromatic

4 -4 5 -5 5 -4 4 4 -3 4 -4 4 -3
4 -4 5 -5 5 -4 4 4 -3 4 -4 4 -3

-2 3  3* -4* 3*   3 -2  -2  2  -2  3   -2 2
I see a red door and I want it painted black
-2  3 3* -3* 3* 3  -3 -2   2   -2  3   -2 2
No colors anymore, I want them to turn black
-6 -5* -5*  3*   3*  -3*
I see the girls walk by 
  -3*   4   4 4  -3* 3*   4
Dressed in their summer clothes
-6 -5* -5* 3*  3*  -3* -3* 4 4  -3* 3*    3 
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

-2 3  3* -4* 3*  3
I see a line of cars
 -2   -2     2  -2  3   -2 2
And they're all painted black
 -2   3  3*  -3* 3*  3
With flowers and my love
 -3  -2 2  -2  3   -2 2
Both never to come back
-6 -5*-5* 3*  3*   -3*   -3*
I see people turn their heads
 4   4  4    -3* 3* 4
And quickly look away
-6  -5* -5* 3*   3*
Like a new born baby
-3* -3*  4 4    -3* 3* 3
It just happens every day

-2   3  3* -4* 3* 3   -2  -2  2   -2   3  -2 2
 I look inside myself and see my heart is black
-2  3  3* -3*  3*   3 -3  -2  2  -2  3   -2 2
 I see my red door and I want it painted black
 -6   -5*  -5*   3* 3* -3*
Maybe then I'll fade away
-3*  4   4   4   -3*  3*   4
And not have to face the facts
 -6  -5* -5*   3*    3* 
It's not easy facin' up
-3*  -3*    4     4  -3* 3* 3
When your whole world is black

-2  3    3* -3*  3*    3  -2  -2  2  -2 3  -2 2
No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
-2  3    3* -3*  3*  3    -2   -2  2 -2  3 -2 2
I could not foresee this thing happening to you
-6 -5* -5*  3*  3* -3* -3* 4  4  -3* 3*   4
 If I look hard enough  into the settin' sun
-6 -5*  -5*    3*   3* -3*
My love will laugh with me
-3* 4   4  -3* 3*   3
Before the mornin' comes

4 -5* -5* -5* -5*   -6    -6 -6   -6
I  wanna  see your face, painted black
  6   5    5
Black as night 
  4     6  6  -6  -5* -6  -6 -6   6   5   5   5
Don't want to see the sun flyin' high in the sky
6 -6 -5* -6 -5*  -6  5    -6  5    -6  5
I  wanna see it painted, painted, painted, 
 -6 -6    6
Painted black

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