album _Set The Twilight Reeling_
(Lou Reed, 1996)

written by Lou Reed

        You're an adventurer
        you sail across the oceans
        you climb the Himalayas
        seeking truth and beauty as a natural state

        You're a queen reborn
        worshipped from above afar
        some see you as an elixir
        an elemental natural seeking perfect grace

        In a catacomb
        or cave of endless drawings
        prehistoric or religious
        your accomplishments prodigious
        seeking out the perfect tone

        Your language so clear
        your voice perfectly turning
        as in the city I sit yearning
        blowing rings of smoke from thin cigars
        or driving fast in foreign cars
        to capture your remains, huh

        You're an adventurer
        a turban wet wrapped 'round your head
        on the mountainside they predict your death
        oh how you fooled them all

        But subjects are a poor excuse
        when what you really want's a muse
        an inspirating knowledge
        of what comes before

        Ooohhh, speeds of light
        the momentary flicker
        of a candle in its wicker basket
        smoking wax, facts

        Did you find that superior knowledge
        that eluded you in college
        Did you find that super vortex
        that could cause your cerebral cortex
        ooohhh, to lose its grip

        You're an adventurer
        you were out looking for meaning
        while the rest of us were steaming
        in an inspirating
        ah, urban pit

        An adventurer
        you enter as I'm dreaming
        I wish I'd never wake up
        Differentiating scheming from my one true love

        You're an adventurer
        you love the angles and the cherries
        the height and width of levies
        the natural bridge and tunnels of the human race

        You're an adventurer
        nothing seem to scare you
        and if it does it won't dissuade you
        you just will not think about it
        you dismiss it and defocus
        you redefine the locus of your time in space, race

        As you move further from me
        and though I understand the thinking
        and have often done the same thing
        I find parts of me gone

        You're an adventurer
        and though I'll surely miss you
        and of course I'll survive without you
        and maybe good will come of that

        But at this point, ah
        I anticipate some grieving
        and although I know your leaving
        is a necessary adjunct to what we both do

        An adventurer
        splitting up the atom
        splitting up the once was
        splitting up the essence of our star-crossed fate

        None who meet you
        do forget you, my adventurer
        my adventurer, my adventurer-venturer
        my adventuress

opening * 12-string acoustic guitar (* see the tabs below)

intro    /x.G}
        {C/G}{C/G}{C.G/C.D}{D}  (You're an -)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}         (- adventurer, you sail across ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (seeking truth and beauty as a ...)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}         (- queen reborn, worshipped ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (an elemental natural seeking ...)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}{C/G}    (- catacomb, or cave of endless ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (seeking out the perfect tone ...)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}{C/G}    (- language so clear ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (or driving fast in foreign ...)

guitar  {C/G}{C/G}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}                  (You're an -)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}         (- adventurer, a turban wet ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (oh how you fooled them all)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}         (But subjects are a poor excuse ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (of what comes before, Ooohhh)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}{D}      (- speeds of light ...)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}{C/G}    (- facts, Did you find that ...)
        {C/G}                   (that could cause your cerebral ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (ooohhh, to lose its grip ...)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}         (- adventurer, you were out ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}            (in an inspirating, ah, urban pit)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}         (An adventurer, you enter as ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (Differentiating scheming from ...)

guitar  {C/G}{C/G}{D}{D}
        {C/G}{C/G}{C.G/C.D}{D}  (You're an -)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}         (- adventurer, you love the ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (the natural bridge and tunnels ...)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}{C/G}    (- adventurer, nothing seem to ...)
        {C/G}                   (you dismiss it and defocus)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}            (you redefine the locus of your ...)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}{C/G}    (- race, As you move further ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (I find parts of me gone, You're -)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}         (- adventurer, and though I'll ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}            (and maybe good will come of ...)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}         (- this point, ah, I anticipate ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (is a necessary adjunct to what ...)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}         (- adventurer, splitting up the ...)
        {C.G/C.D}{D}{D}         (splitting up the essence of ...)

        {C/G}{C/G}{C/G}         (None who meet you, do forget ...)
        {D}{D}                  (- adventuress)

ending  {C/G}{C/G}{C.G/C.D}{D}

* opening: 12-string acoustic guitar

 1e ==========================================
 2B ==========================================
 3G ====2=2/3=3/5=5======0=3=2=0==============
 4D ==0==========================3=2=0========
 5A ===================================0==0===
 6E ==========================================



* intro (e.guitar)

  /x.G }
 1e ------
 2B ------
 3G ------
 4D ------
 5A -0-2--
 6E ------

 {C  / G}      {C /  G}       {C.  G / C.  D}  {D}

* riff

 {C    /G }    {C    /G }    {C    /G}     {C.  G / C.  D}

 {D}         {D}

* guitar

  {C/         G}      {C/       G}     {D}              {D}

 {C/   G}     {C/   G}      {C/    G}           {D}     {D}

*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics

transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)