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Pretty Woman Chords And Strumming, Roy Orbison

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Did You Know? Pretty Woman was inspired by Roy's wife Claudette. When she interrupted a conversation between Roy and co-writer Bill Dees to say she was going out, Roy asked if she had enough cash, and Bill replied, 'a pretty woman never needs any money'. 

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm: Yellow Pick

Most Advanced Chord Change: Yellow Pick

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Pretty Woman Chords And Strumming, Roy Orbison

Open Chords: 

A, Am, D, Dm, E, G, C & E Chords

Plus F#min: 202200


Key: A


Tempo:  127 bpm

Strumming:

"Everyman*":

|D    D U (m) U D U |


"2 To The Floor":

|D    D     |


"1 Strum":

|D                         |

Intro -

e|                               |                               |

b|                               |                               |

g|                               |                               |

d|            0                 |            0                  |

a|         2                    |         2                     |

e| 0 0 4                       | 0 0 4                       |


Main Riff -

e||                         ||

b||                         ||

g||                         ||

d||            0 4 2 0   ||

a||         2              ||

e|| 0 0 4                 || x 4


Verse 1 -

|A - - - |F#m - - - |A - - - |F#m - - - |

(Everyman) x4

|D - - - |D - |

(Everyman/2 To The Floor)

|E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |

(Everyman) x4

 

Pretty (A)woman, walkin' (F#m)down the street
Pretty (A)woman the kind I (F#m)like to meet
Pretty (D)woman (D) I don't (E)believe you, you're not the (E)truth
No one could (E)look as good as (E)you 


Main Riff -

e||                         ||

b||                         ||

g||                         ||

d||            0 4 2 0   ||

a||         2              ||

e|| 0 0 4                 || x 4


Mercy!


Verse 2 -

|A - - - |F#m - - - |A - - - |F#m - - - |

(Everyman) x4

|D - - - |D - |

(Everyman/2 To The Floor)

|E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |

(Everyman) x4

 

Pretty (A)woman won't you (F#m)pardon me
Pretty (A)woman I couldn't (F#m)help but see
Pretty (D)woman (D) that you look (E)lovely as can (E)be
Are you (E)lonely just like (E)me 


Main Riff -

e||                         ||

b||                         ||

g||                         ||

d||            0 4 2 0   ||

a||         2              ||

e|| 0 0 4                 || x 4


Grrrrrow!


Middle 8 - 

|Dm - - - |G - - - |C - - - |Am - - - |

|Dm - - - |G - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Dm - - - |G - - - |C - - - |Am - - - |

|Dm - - - |G - - - |C - - - |A - - - |

|F#m - - - |Dm - - - |E - - - |A - - - |

|F#m - - - |Dm - - - |

(Everyman) x22


(Dm) Pretty woman (G)stop awhile
(C) Pretty woman (Am)talk awhile
(Dm) Pretty woman (G)give your smile to (C)me (C)
(Dm) Pretty woman (G)yeah, yeah, yeah
(C) Pretty woman (Am)look my way
(Dm) Pretty woman (G)say you'll stay with (C)me (A)


'Cause I (F#m)need you, (Dm) I'll treat you (E)right
(A) Come with me (F#m)baby, (Dm) be mine tonight 


Main Riff -

e||                         ||

b||                         ||

g||                         ||

d||            0 4 2 0   ||

a||         2              ||

e|| 0 0 4                 || x 4

 

Verse 3 -

|A - - - |F#m - - - |A - - - |F#m - - - |

(Everyman) x4

|D - - - |D - |

(Everyman/2 To The Floor)

||E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |E - - - ||

|E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |E - - - |- - - - |

(Everyman) x12                     ( 1 strum / rest )

 

Pretty (A)woman don't (F#m)walk on by
Pretty (A)woman don't (F#m)make me cry
Pretty (D)woman (D) don't (E)walk away, (E)hey, (E) O(E)K (E)
If that's the (E)way it must be, O(E)K (E)
I guess I'll (E)go on home, it's (E)late 
There'll be (E)tomorrow night, but (E)wait
What do I see?


Intro - 

e|                               |                               |

b|                               |                               |

g|                               |                               |

d|            0                 |            0                  |

a|         2                    |         2                     |

e| 0 0 4                       | 0 0 4                       |


Main Riff/Ending - 


e||                         ||         | 0 0                     ||

b||                         ||         | 2 2                     ||

g||                         ||         | 2 2                     ||

d||            0 4 2 0   ||         | 2 2                     ||

a||         2              ||         | 0 0                     ||

e|| 0 0 4                 || x 9   |                           || 


Is she walkin' back to me?
Yeah, she's walkin' back to me
Oh, oh, pretty
(A)woman.

Final Chord Strum: A

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