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Em                       B
  I see a red door and I want it painted black.
Em                     B  
  No colours anymore I want them to turn black.
Em  D       G          D          Em
  I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes.
Em  D       G       D       A               B
  I have to turn my head un-til my darkness goes.

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

Em                         B
  I look inside myself and see my heart is black.
Em                        B
  I see my red door and I want it painted black.
Em      D         G      D       Em
  Maybe then I'll fade a-way and not have to face the facts.
Em         D    G      D       A                   B
  It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black.

Em                             B
  No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue.
Em                              B
  I could not forsee this thing happening to you.
Em   D      G      D        Em
  If I look hard e-nough in-to the setting sun
Em   D         G          D     A                B
  My love will laugh with me be-fore the morning comes.

Em                     B
  Bm Bm Bm Bm Bm Bm Bm Bm Bm Bm Bm hmmm...  - Fade out -    
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  1. Hey what’s the strumming pattern you used?

  2. I think the chords are totally right, you can replace the B for B7 and sounds better, but B also works.
    I’ve played my tabs for the intro in another four string instrument, and i did it with another tune.
    xB | – – 0 – – – 0 – – – 0 – – – 0 – – – 0 – – – 0 – – – 0 – – – 0 – – – 0 – – – 0 – – – – – 0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – |
    xF#|2 – – – 4 – – – 5 – – – 7 – – – 5 – – – 4 – – – 2 – – – 2 – – – 1 – – – 2 – – – 4 – – – – – 1 – 2 – 4 – 4 – 2 – 0 – 1|
    xD |——————————————————————————————————————————— |
    xA |——————————————————————————————————————————— |

  3. I prefer an A7 chord over an A as it sounds a bit darker…

  4. I totally agree the A does not work, did you ever find a better chord?

  5. -2 is easiest

  6. I can’t believe how awesome this sounds on ukulele!! At least the strumming pattern I put on it. I play this a lot whenever my brother plays Mafia III (I knew the song before the game though)

  7. Unicornofthec

    A doesn’t feel right for this song…. do any of you guys or gals have a suggestion of what it might be?

  8. tylerghosteph

    when I play this song I think playing a B7 after the B in the verse sounds better. but that’s just my opinion :)

  9. Moderator: Never mind my immediately preceding comment; I got confused :/

    Thanks for the site.

  10. Em for “in their summer,” and B or B7 for “clothes.”

  11. I like it better with B7 instead of the B

  12. Really good!

  13. I think it sounds better if you use B in place of Em

    Em D G D B
    I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes.

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