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Pictures In The Dark tab

Song: Pictures In The Dark.
Album: Collection.
Author: Mike Oldfield.


This tab is just my interpretation of the song, and probably it does
not show the real author's work.  If you find any mistake contact me,
please.


Moisés Ferrer Serra
oldfield@byaku.net


Tab notation:
s	slide
>/<	slide up/down (indeterminated number of frets)
h	hammer on
p	pull off
b	bend
r	release bend
()	pre-bend
x	palm mute
u	unpitched mute

More information about the notation at www.oldfield.byaku.net





Chords

  E chord           B chord           A chord
E|---7---|        E|---7---|        E|---5---|
B|---9---|        B|---7---|        B|---5---|
G|---9---|        G|---8---|        G|---6---|
D|---9---|        D|---9---|        D|---7---|
A|---7---|        A|---9---|        A|---7---|
E|---7---|        E|---7---|        E|---5---|

  C#m chord         Ebm chord         C# chord
E|---9----|       E|---6---|        E|---9----|
B|---9----|       B|---7---|        B|---9----|
G|---9----|       G|---8---|        G|---10---|
D|---10---|       D|---8---|        D|---11---|
A|---10---|       A|---6---|        A|---11---|
E|---7----|       E|---6---|        E|---9----|





E
Follow the light that glows

         B           C#m A
Through your bedroom window.

   B        E          A      E  B
Tonight, tonight, the fading twilight.

A       B  E
There's a hollow deep in the woods

       B               C#m A
Where you know you're crazy

    B      E      A     E        B
To go, to go, not even meant to know

A     B
There are...


C#m       B      A
Pictures in the dark, I see all around.

B                     E
Voices calling underground


And I'm watching the stars since the

C#m   B    A
World was found.



One, two, three.



[Chorus]
C#m                         B A
Pictures in the dark, I see

          B
Morpheus comes to me.

C#m                         B A
Pictures in the dark, I see

     B           C#m
Aurora sets you free.


    E
And in the deepest dark

     B         C#m A
You come to a maze in.

     B          E          A      E  B
The night, the night, the fading twilight.

 A   B    E
And you shiver the glistening path

       B               C#m A
Where you know you're crazy

    B      E      A     E        B
To go, to go, not even meant to know

A     B
There are...



C#m       B      A
Pictures in the dark, I see all around.

B                     E
Voices calling underground


And I'm watching the stars since the

C#m   B    A
World was found.



One, two, three.



Lost in my dreams.


C#m  B     A          B   E
This night will never end.

         B                 E
You can only fly in your dreams.

    B          A  B     E
Midnight will be your friend.

        B                E
Drift away on starlight beams.

            B           A      B E
Clocks are ticking the night away.

         B              E    B C#m
You can only fly until dawn ascends.

[Chorus start]
Ebm                         C# B
Pictures in the dark, I see

          C#
Morpheus comes to me.

Ebm                         C# B
Pictures in the dark, I see

     C#          Ebm C#
Aurora sets you free.


                 Ebm
The moon shines starlight beams

B                    C#
And you'll be flying in your dreams.
[Chorus end]



[Chorus]


[Chorus]




  Electric Guitar 1 (1:08)

E|---------------------------------|
B|-----------------9----9h10p9-----|
G|--------8h9-9h11---11--------9---|
D|---9h11--------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|





  Electric Guitar 1 (1:39)

E|-------9-7--------------9-7-------------7-9-11s9p7---7-9------|
B|---7b9-----8s9------7b9-----8h9-7b9r7-9------------9----------|
G|---------------9----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------11-------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---11s9p7---7-9-7-9----------------------12-11-11-11----------|
B|----------9---------------12----12----12-------------14-12----|
G|-----------------------11----11----11-------------------------|
D|--------------------11----------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------11-12-12-11b12r11-------------------11-12-12h14p12---|
B|------12-------------------14-------12-14-14------------------|
G|---11-------------------------11s13---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---11---------------------------------|-------9-7-------------|
B|------14------------------------------|---7b9-----8s9---------|
G|---------------------------11-11s13---|---------------9-------|
D|---------13s14-13-11----14------------|-----------------11----|
A|---------------------14---------------|-----------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|-----------------------|

E|------------9-7-------------------16-14-------------14--------|
B|--------7b9-----9-7b9-14b16r14b16-------12-------12-----------|
G|-------------------------------------------16-13--------------|
D|---9s11-------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------|
B|---12-14-12-14b15r14b15r14b15r14-----|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|




  Electric Guitar 2

     (1:39)       (1:42)         (1:45)
E|----------------7h9p7-----------------------------------------|
B|---7s9-9-9u-7---9-----9-7h9-9<----7----7----7x----------7-----|
G|--------------6-------9-9---9<-8x-8-8x-8-8x-8x-8x-8x-8x-8-----|
D|--------------6----------------9x-9-9x-9-9x-9x-9x-9x-9x-9-----|
A|-------------------------------9x---9x---9x----9x-9x-9x-9-----|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

          (1:50)                                   (1:57)
E|------4-------------------------------------------------------|
B|------5-------------------------9<----------5u---15<----------|
G|---8x-6-------------------------9<-6u-6u-6u-6u-6-----8u-8u----|
D|---9x-6-9u-9u-9-9u-9u-9u-9-----11<-7u-7u-7u-7u-7-----9u-9u----|
A|------4-9u-9u-9-9u-9u-9u-9-11u-11<-7u-7u-7u-7u-7-----9u-9u----|
E|--------7u-7u-7-7u-7u-7u-7--9u--9<----------------------------|

                 (2:01)                       (2:06)
E|------5u-7u-7<----------------------7p4-----------------------|
B|------5u-7u-7<--------------------------7b9-------------------|
G|---8u-6u-8u-8<-4s6-6u-4s6-------4s6---------8u-8-8-8-8u--9u---|
D|---9u-7u-9u-9<-4s6-6u-4s6-6-4s6-4s6---------9u-9-9-9-9u-11u---|
A|---9u-7u-9u-9<------------6-4s6-------------9u-9-9-9-9u-11u---|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|---8--9-8s9------|
D|---9-11-9s11-----|
A|---9-11-9s11-----|
E|---7--9-7s9------|




  Repeat on (3:00)/(3:21)/(3:32)/(3:53)/(4:04)

E|---------------------18---------|
B|---16-18h19-21p19-21----21------|
G|---------------------------18---|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|




  Electric Guitar 1, repeat on (3:13)/(3:45)/(4:18)

E|---14p13-14h16-14-13---------|
B|---------------------16-14---|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|




  Electric Guitar 2, repeat on (3:13)/(3:45)/(4:18)

E|---------------------|
B|---7p6-7h9-7-6---6---|
G|---------------8-----|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|



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