Oh! Pretty Woman

Words & Music:

Roy Orbison & Bill Dees


There is a full transcription of the Van Halen cover of this tune in Guitar World.  Below are the riffs for the Roy Orbison version, per Max_GuitarPlayer on GuitareTab


Start Of Intro:

                  (2/4)                (2/4)

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

B |--------------|-----|--------------|-----|

G |--------------|-----|--------------|-----|

D |-----------0--|-----|-----------0--|-----|

A |---------2----|-----|---------2----|-----|

E |--0-0-/4------|-----|--0-0-/4------|-----|


Basic Riff:

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

B |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

G |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

D |----------0-4-2-0-|----------0-4-2-0-|----------0-4-2-0-|----------0-4-2-0-|

A |--------2---------|--------2---------|--------2---------|--------2---------|

E |-0-0-/4-----------|-0-0-/4-----------|-0-0-/4-----------|-0-0-/4-----------|


       A              F#m                      A                   F#m

Pretty woman, walking down the street.  Pretty woman, the kind I'd like to meet.


       D              E

Pretty woman, I don't believe you, you're not the truth.

E                                  [basic riff:]

No-one could look as good as you.  Mercy!


Pretty woman, won't you pardon me?  Pretty woman, I couldn't help but see,

Pretty woman, that you look lovely as can be.  Are you lonely, just like me?


[basic riff for transition:]


Dm(5)        G(7)          C            Am

Pretty woman stop a while; Pretty woman talk awhile,

Dm           G                  C(8)

Pretty woman give your smile to me.

Pretty woman, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!  Pretty woman, look my way.

Dm            G                   C(8)   A

Pretty woman, say you'll stay with me.


         F#m       Dm             E       A          F#m   Dm       (E)  [basic riff:]

'Cause I need you, I'll treat you right.  Come to me baby, be mine tonight.


Pretty woman, don't walk on by.  Pretty woman, don't make me cry.

Pretty woman, don't walk away, hey!



O.K., if that's the way it must be.  O.K., I guess I'll go on home it's late.

E                            [n.c.]                  [intro riff:]

There'll be tomorrow night.  But, wait, what do I see?

[basic riff  2x:]                                                        A

Is she walking back to me?  Yeah, she's walking back to me!  Oh!  Pretty Woman!


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