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Vincent Chords And Strumming, Don McLean

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Did You Know? Vincent was inspired by the artist Vincent Van Gogh and specifically his painting The Starry Night. 

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  White Pick

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

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Vincent Chords And Strumming, Don McLean

Django Chords:  

Django G Chord

Django C Chord

Django D Chord

Django A Chord

Django Em Chord


Key: G

Strumming:

"Miss 2*":

|D    (m)   D    (m)    |


"1 Strum":

|D                           |


Tempo:

92 bpm




Verse 1 -

|G - C - |G - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

|G - C - |G - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - C - |G - - - |


Starry, starry (G)night (C) (G)
Paint your palette (A)blue and grey (A)
Look out on a (C)summer's day
With (D)eyes that know the darkness in my (G)soul
Shadows on the (G)hills (C) (G)
Sketch the trees and the (A)daffodils (A)
Catch the breeze and the (C)winter chills
In (D)colours on the snowy linen (G)land (C) (G)



Chorus -

|A - - - |D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |

|A - - - |D - - - |Em(1strum)|A - - - |

|A - D - |G - - - |G - - - |


Now I under(A)stand (D)
What you tried to
(G)say to me (Em)
And how you suffered for your
(A)sanity (D)
And how you tried to set them
(Em)free
They would not listen, they did
(A)not know how
(A) Per(D)haps they'll listen (G)now (G)


Verse 2 -

|G - C - |G - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

|G - C - |G - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |


​Starry, starry (G)night (C) (G)
Flaming flowers
(A)that brightly blaze (A)
Swirling clouds in
(C)violet haze
Re
(D)flect in Vincent's eyes of china (G)blue
Colours changing (G)hue 
(C) (G)
Morning fields of
(A)amber grain (A)
Weathered faces
(C)lined in pain
(D)Are soothed beneath the artist's loving (G)hand

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Chorus -

|A - - - |D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |

|A - - - |D - - - |Em(1strum)|A - - - |

|A - D - |G - - - |


Now I under
(A)stand (D)
What you tried to
(G)say to me (Em)
And how you suffered for your
(A)sanity (D)
And how you tried to set them
(Em)free
They would not listen, they did
(A)not know how
(A) Per(D)haps they'll listen (G)now 


Middle 8 -

|A - - - |D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |

|A(1strum)|C(1strum)|G - F - |

|Em - - - |A - - - |C - - - |D - - -|

|G - - - |G - - - |


For they could not (A)love you (D)
But still your love was
(G)true (Em)
And when no
(A)hope was left in sight
On that
(C)starry, starry night
You
(G)took your life, as (F)lovers often (Em)do
But I
(A)could have told you, Vincent
(C)This world was never meant for one
As
(D)beautiful as (G)you (G)


Verse 3 -

|G - C - |G - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

|G - C - |G - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |


Starry, starry (G)night (C) (G)
Portraits hung in
(A)empty halls (A)
Frameless heads on
(C)nameless walls
With
(D)eyes that watch the world and can't for(G)get
Like the strangers that you've
(G)met (C)
The
(G)ragged men in the (A)ragged clothes (A)
The silver thorn, a
(C)bloody rose
Lie
(D)crushed and broken on the virgin (G)snow 


Chorus -

|A - - - |D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |

|A - - - |D - - - |Em(1strum)|A - - - |

|A - D - |G - - - |G - - - |


Now I think I (A)know (D)
What you tried to
(G)say to (Em)me
And how you suffered for your
(A)sanity  (D)
And how you tried to set them
(Em)free
They would not listen, they're not
(A)listening still
(A) Per(D)haps they never (G)will (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

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Vincent Chords And Strumming - Don McLean

Open Chords:  

Open Chords G, C, D, A, Am, Em, F∆7 &

Asus2: x02200

C∆7: x32000

Cm: xx554x

G/F#: 2x0033


Key: G

Strumming:

"Miss 2*":

|D    (m)   D    (m)    |


"1 Strum":

|D                           |


Tempo: 92bpm

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Intro -

Riff-

E|         |

B|         |

G|     0h2|

D|0h2     |

A|         |

E|         |

   3 & 4 &


Verse 1 -

|G - C - |G - - - |Am - Asus2 - |Am - Asus2 - |

|C - C∆7 - |D - - - |G - Riff|

|G - C - |G - - - |Am - Asus2 - |Am - Asus2 - |

|C - C∆7 - |D - - - |G - C - |G - - - |


Starry, starry (G)night (C) (G)
Paint your palette (Am)blue and (Asus2)grey (Am)
(Asus2)Look out on a (C)summer's day (C∆7)
With (D)eyes that know the darkness in my (G)soul
Shadows on the (G)hills (C) (G)
Sketch the trees (Am)and the daffo(Asus2)dils (Am)
(Asus2)Catch the breeze and the (C)winter chills (C∆7)
In (D)colours on the snowy linen (G)land (C) (G)



Chorus -

|Am - - - |D - - - |G - G/F# - |Em - - - |

|Am - - - |D - - - |Em(1strum)|A - - - |

|Am - D - |G - - - |G - Riff |


Now I ​under(Am)stand (D)
What you tried to
(G)say (G/F#) to me (Em)
And how you suffered for your
(Am)sanity (D)
And how you tried to set them
(Em)free
They would not listen, they did
(A)not know how
(Am) Per(D)haps they'll listen (G)now (G)


Verse 2 -

|G - C - |G - - - |Am - Asus2 - |Am - Asus2 - |

|C - C∆7 - |D - - - |G - Riff|

|G - C - |G - - - |Am - Asus2 - |Am - Asus2 - |

|C - C∆7 - |D - - - |G -  -|


Starry, starry (G)night (C) (G)
Flaming flowers
(Am)that brightly (Asus2)blaze (Am)
(Asus2)Swirling clouds in (C)violet haze (C∆7)
Re
(D)flect in Vincent's eyes of china (G)blue
Colours changing
(G)hue (C) (G)
Morning fields of
(Am)amber (Asus2)grain (Am)
(Asus2)Weathered faces (C)lined in (C∆7)pain
(D)Are soothed beneath the artist's loving (G)hand

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Chorus -

|Am - - - |D - - - |G - G/F# - |Em - - - |

|Am - - - |D - - - |Em(1strum)|A - - - |

|Am - D - |G - - - |


Now I under(Am)stand (D)
What you tried to
(G)say to (G/F#)me (Em)
And how you suffered for your
(Am)sanity (D)
And how you tried to set them
(Em)free
They would not listen, they did
(A)not know how
(Am) Per(D)haps they'll listen (G)now


Middle 8 -

|Am - - - |D - - - |G - G/F# - |Em - - - |

|Am(1strum)|Cm(1strum)|G - F∆7 - |

|- - - |Am - - |C - - - |D - - -|

|G - - - |G - Riff |


For they could not (Am)love you (D)
But still your love was
(G)true (G/F#) (Em)
And when no
(Am)hope was left in sight
On that
(Cm)starry, starry night
You
(G)took your life, as (F∆7)lovers often (E)do
But I
(Am)could have told you, Vincent
(C)This world was never meant for one
As
(D)beautiful as (G)you (G)


Verse 3 -

|G - C - |G - - - |Am - Asus2 - |Am - Asus2 - |

|C - C∆7 - |D - - - |G - Riff|

|G - C - |G - - - |Am - Asus2 - |Am - Asus2 - |

|C - C∆7 - |D - - - |G -  - - |


Starry, starry (G)night (C) (G)
Portraits hung in
(Am)empty (Asus2)halls (Am)
(Asus2)Frameless heads on (C)nameless (C∆7)walls
With
(D)eyes that watch the world and can't for(G)get
Like the strangers that you've
(G)met (C)
The
(G)ragged men in the (Am)ragged (Asus2)clothes (Am)
The
(Asus2)silver thorn, a (C)bloody (C∆7)rose
Lie
(D)crushed and broken on the virgin (G)snow


Final Chorus -

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|Am - - - |D - - - |G - G/F# - |Em - - - |

|Am - - - |D - - - |Em(1strum)|A - - - |

|Am - D - |G - - - |G - - - |G - Riff|G


Now I think I (A)know (D)
What you tried to
(G)say to (G/F#) me (Em)
And how you suffered for your
(Am)sanity (D)
And how you tried to set them
(Em)free
They would not listen, they're not
(A)listening still
(Am) Per(D)haps they never (G)will (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

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