========================================================
"All Tomorrow's Parties"
(mono single version)
========================================================
7" single
(The Velvet Underground, 1966)

box set _Peel Slowly And See_
(The Velvet Underground, 1995)

album _The Velvet Underground and Nico - Deluxe Edition_
(The Velvet Underground, 2002)

written by Lou Reed

* edited double voice version
========================================================


        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
        To all tomorrow's parties

        And where will she go and what shall she do
        When midnight comes around
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door

        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown
        For whom none will go morning

        A blackened shroud, a hand-me-down gown
        Of rags and silks, a costume
        Fit for one who sits and cries
        For all tomorrow's parties




intro   {D}{Em}{G}{A/G.Em}   bass
        {D}{D}{D}{D}         (And what -)

        {D}{C.G/{D}{D}       (- costume shall the poor girl ...)
        {G/Em}{A}{A}         (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {D}{C.G/{D}{D}       (A hand-me-down dress from who ...)
        {G/Em}{A}{A}         (To all tomorrow's parties, And -)

        {G}{A}{G}{A}         (- where will she go and what ...)
        {A}                  (She'll -)
        {D}{C.G/{D}{D}       (- turn once more to Sunday's clown)
        {G/A}{D}             (And cry behind the door)

guitar  {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D/                  (And what -)
        ....



* edited version
 (short intro, short guitar part and fade out ending)

* see the tabs for
_The Velvet Underground and Nico_ version down below.








=======================================
"All Tomorrow's Parties"
=======================================
album _The Velvet Underground and Nico_
(The Velvet Underground, 1967)

* double voice version
=======================================


        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
        To all tomorrow's parties

        And where will she go and what shall she do
        When midnight comes around
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door

        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        Why silks and linens of yesterday's gowns
        To all tomorrow's parties

        And what will she do with Thursday's rags
        When Monday comes around
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door

        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown
        For whom none will go morning

        A blackened shroud, a hand-me-down gown
        Of rags and silks, a costume
        Fit for one who sits and cries
        For all tomorrow's parties




intro   {D}{Em}{G}{A/G.Em}   bass
        {D}{D}               drums
        {D}{D}{D}{D}         piano
        {D}                  (And what -)

        {D}{C.G/{D}{D}       (- costume shall the poor girl ...)
        {G/Em}{A}{A}         (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {D}{C.G/{D}{D}       (A hand-me-down dress from who ...)
        {G/Em}{A}{A}         (To all tomorrow's parties, And -)

        {G}{A}{G}{A}         (- where will she go and what ...)
        {A}                  (She'll -)
        {D}{C.G/{D}{D}       (- turn once more to Sunday's clown)
        {G/A}{D}             (And cry behind the door)

guitar  {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}         (And what -)

        ....




* riff (standard-tuning)

To all tomorrow's parties
    {G    /     Em}  {A}           {A}
 1e -----------------------------------------------
 2B -----------------------------------------------
 3G -----------------------------------------------
 4D ------------------7---7--5---5--9---9--7---7---
 5A -----------------------------------------------
 6E ------------------5---5--3---3--7---7--5---5---




* riff (standard-tuning)

... when midnight comes around
    {G}  {A}   {G}           {A}           {A}
 1e -------------------------------------------------------
 2B -------------------------------------------------------
 3G -------------------------------------------------------
 4D --------------------------7---7--5---5--9---9--7---7---
 5A -------------------------------------------------------
 6E --------------------------5---5--3---3--7---7--5---5---




* Lou Reed's "ostrich" guitar - all the strings tuned to D

 1d ----- * downtuned to d (from e to d)
 2d ----- *   uptuned to d (from B to d)
 3D ----- * downtuned to D (from G to D)
 4D
 5D ----- *   uptuned to D (from A to D)
 6D_----- * downtuned to D_(from E to D_)



backing: scale (all the strings tuned to D)

        0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7
*1d -o-||---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|- ...
*2d -o-||---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|- ...
*3D -o-||---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
*4D -o-||---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
*5D -o-||---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
*6D_-o-||---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...




* intro (all the strings tuned to D)

     {D}                {Em}
*1d --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
*2d --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
*3D --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
*4D --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
*5D --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
*6D_--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--

 {G}               {A       / G.  Em }
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--

 {D}                {D}
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--

 {D}                {D}
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--   ...
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--




* riff (all the strings tuned to D)

And what costume shall the poor girl -
     {D}                {C.  G  /
*1d --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
*2d --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
*3D --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
*4D --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
*5D --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
*6D_--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--

- wear
 {D}                  {D}
--0--2--2---2---4--4---4---4--2---2---4--2---
--0--2--2---2---4--4---4---4--2---2---4--2---
--0--0--0---0---0--0---0---0--0---0---0--0---
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------

To all     tomorrow's parties                        A -
 {G      / Em     } {A}                {A}
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---

- hand-me-down dress from who knows -
 {D}                {C.  G  /
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--

- where
 {D}                  {D}
--0--7--5---5---4--4---2---4--4---2---4--2---
--0--7--5---5---4--4---2---4--4---2---4--2---
--0--0--0---0---0--0---0---0--0---0---0--0---
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------

To all    tomorrow's parties                         And -
 {G      / Em     } {A}                {A}
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---

- where will she go and what shall she do when -
 {G}                {A}
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--

- midnight comes around                            She'll -
 {G}                {A}                {A}
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--

- turn once more to  Sunday's -
 {D}                {C.  G  /
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--

- clown                               And -
 {D}                  {D}
--0--7--5---5---4--4---4---4--2---2---4--2---
--0--7--5---5---4--4---4---4--2---2---4--2---
--0--0--0---0---0--0---0---0--0---0---0--0---
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------

- cry      behind the door
 {G     /  A      } {D}
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---




solo: scale (all the strings tuned to D)

        0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10  11  12
*1d -o-||---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|- ...
*2d -o-||---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|- ...
*3D -o-||---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
*4D -o-||---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
*5D -o-||---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
*6D_-o-||---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...




solo: position (all the strings tuned to D)

*1d --0--  --2--  --4--  --5--  --7--  --9--  --11--  --12--  -----
*2d --0--  --2--  --4--  --5--  --7--  --9--  --11--  --12--  -----
*3D --0--  --0--  --0--  --0--  --0--  --0--  ---0--  ---0--  -----
*4D -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  ------  ------  --0--
*5D -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  ------  ------  --0--
*6D_-----  -----  -----  -----  -----  -----  ------  ------  --0--




ex.
     {D....
*1d --0--2...--4--5...--4--7--5--4--4--4--7--7--5--4--2...----------
*2d --0--2...--4--5...--4--7--5--4--4--4--7--7--5--4--2...----------
*3D --0--0...--0--0...--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0...----------
*4D --------------------------------------------------------0....---
*5D --------------------------------------------------------0....---
*6D_--------------------------------------------------------0....---








===================================================
"All Tomorrow's Parties"
(alternate single voice version)
===================================================
album _The Velvet Underground and Nico_
1st edition CD
(The Velvet Underground, 1986)

album _Innocent and Vain - An Introduction To Nico_
(Nico, 2002)

* alternate mix
===================================================




* see the _The Velvet Underground and Nico_ version.








==============================
"All Tomorrow's Parties"
==============================
album _Live MCMXCIII_
(The Velvet Underground, 1993)

Jun 1993
L'Olympia, Paris, France
==============================


        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
        To all tomorrow's parties

        And where will she go and what shall she do
        When midnight comes around
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door

        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        Why silks and linens of yesterday's gowns
        To all tomorrow's parties

        And what will she do with Thursday's rags
        When Monday comes around
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door

        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown
        For whom none will go morning

        A blackened shroud, a hand-me-down gown
        Of rags and silks, a costume
        Fit for one who sits and cries
        For all tomorrow's parties

        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
        To all tomorrow's parties

        And where will she go and what shall she do
        midnight comes around
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door




* chords: same as _The Velvet Underground And Nico_ version








===============================
"All Tomorrow's Parties"
(demo take-11)
===============================
box set _Peel Slowly And See_
(The Velvet Underground, 1995)

Jul 1965
John Cale's Ludlow Street loft,
lower Manhattan, NYC
===============================


        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
        To all tomorrow's parties

        And where shall she go and what will she do
        When midnight comes around
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door

        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        Why silks and linens of yesterday's gowns
        To all tomorrow's parties

        And what will she do with Thursday's rags
        When Monday comes around
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door

        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown
        For whom un-shall the morning

        A blackened shroud, a hand-me-down gown
        Of rags and silks, a costume
        Fit for one who sits and cries
        For all tomorrow's parties



* all the strings downtuned a whole-tone

 1d ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from e to d)
 2A ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from B to A)
 3F ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from G to F)
 4C ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from D to C)
 5G ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from A to G)
 6D ----- * downtuned a whole-tone (from E to D)



intro   {D}{D}{D}{D}     (And -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- what costume shall the poor ...)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties, A -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- hand-me-down dress from who ...)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties, And -)

        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (- where will she go and what ...)
        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (- midnight comes around. She'll -)
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- turn once more to Sunday's clown)
        {G}{A}           (And cry behind the -)
        {D}{G/D}{A}      (- door)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (And -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- what costume shall the poor ...)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties, Why -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- silks and linens of ...)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties, And -)

        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (- what will she do with ...)
        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (- Monday comes around, She'll -)
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- turn once more to Sunday's clown)
        {G}{A}{D}{D}     (And cry behind the door)

guitar  {G}{G}{D}{D}
        {A}{A}{D}{D}
        {G}{G}{D}{D}
        {A}{A}

        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (And -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- what costume shall the poor ...)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties, For -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- Thursday's child is Sunday's ...)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (For whom un-shall the morning, A -)

        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (- blackened shroud, a hand-me ...)
        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (Of rags and silks, a costume)
        {D}{D}{C/G}      (Fit for one who sits and -)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (- cries)
        {G}{A}{D}{D...   (For all tomorrow's parties)








====================================
"All Tomorrow's Parties"
(single voice edited stereo version)
====================================
album _The Classic Years_
(Nico, 1998)

* alternate mix, edited version
====================================




* see the mono single version.








===============================
"All Tomorrows Parties"
===============================
album _Le Bataclan '72_
(Lou Reed/John Cale/Nico, 2003)

Jan 29, 1972
Le Bataclan, Paris, France
===============================


        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
        To all tomorrow's parties

        And what will she do and where shall she go
        When midnight comes around
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door

        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        Why silks and linens of yesterday's gowns
        To all tomorrow's parties

        And what will she do with Thursday's rags
        When Monday comes around
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door

        And what costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown
        For whom none will go morning

        A blackened shroud, a hand-me-down gown
        Of rags and silks, a costume
        Fit for one who sits and cries
        For all tomorrow's parties



* all the strings downtuned one and a half tone (1 + 1/2)

 1c# ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from e to c#)
 2G# ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from B to G#)
 3E  ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from G to E)
 4B  ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from D to B)
 5F# ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from A to F#)
 6C# ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from E to C#)

        Olivier Landemaine's The VU Web Page says:
        there is no speed correction
        and the whole recording is too slow (6%)
        as compared with the French TV broadcast.



and then set capo on 3 fret


          (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
                       0   1   2   3   4   5
1c# ... --||---|---|-e-|---|---|---|---|---|-...
2G# ... --||---|---|-B-|---|---|---|---|---|-...
3E  ... --||---|---|-G-|---|---|---|---|---|-...
4B  ... --||---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|-...
5F# ... --||---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|-...
6C# ... --||---|---|-E-|---|---|---|---|---|-...



intro   {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (And -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- what costume shall the poor girl wear)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (A hand-me-down dress from who knows where)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (And what will she do and where shall ...)
        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (When midnight comes around)
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown)
        {G}{A}           (And cry behind the -)
        {D}{G/D}{A}      (- door)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (And -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- what costume shall the poor girl wear)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (Why silks and linens of yesterday's gowns)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (And what will she do with Thursday's ...)
        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (When Monday comes around)
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown)
        {G}{A}           (And cry behind the -)
        {D}{G/D}{A}      (- door)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}           (And -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- what costume shall the poor girl wear)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (For whom none will go morning)

        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (A blackened shroud, a hand-me-down gown)
        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (Of rags and silks, a costume)
        {D}{D}{C/G}      (Fit for one who sits and -)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (- cries)
        {G}{A}           (For all tomorrow's -)
        {D}{G/D}{A}{D}   (- parties)
        {D}{G/D}{A}{D}
        {D.A/D.




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* chords for standard-tuning


intro   {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (And -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- what costume shall the poor girl wear)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (A hand-me-down dress from who knows where)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (And what will she do and where shall ...)
        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (When midnight comes around)
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown)
        {G}{A}           (And cry behind the -)
        {D}{G/D}{A}      (- door)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (And -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- what costume shall the poor girl wear)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (Why silks and linens of yesterday's gowns)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (And what will she do with Thursday's ...)
        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (When Monday comes around)
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown)
        {G}{A}           (And cry behind the -)
        {D}{G/D}{A}      (- door)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}           (And -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- what costume shall the poor girl wear)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}    (For whom none will go morning)

        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (A blackened shroud, a hand-me-down gown)
        {G}{G}{A}{A}     (Of rags and silks, a costume)
        {D}{D}{C/G}      (Fit for one who sits and -)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (- cries)
        {G}{A}           (For all tomorrow's -)
        {D}{G/D}{A}{D}   (- parties)
        {D}{G/D}{A}{D}
        {D.A/D.








========================
"All Tomorrow's Parties"
========================
album _Animal Serenade_
(Lou Reed, 2004)

Jun 24, 2003
The Wiltern, Los Angeles
========================


        What costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
        To all tomorrow's parties

        And where will she go and what will she do
        Oh, when midnight comes around
        Oh Nico, oh oh oh oh oh
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door

        What costume shall the poor girl wear, ah
        To all tomorrow's parties
        Why silks and linens of yesterday's gowns
        To all tomorrow's parties

        Oh Andy
        What will she do with Thursday's rags, ah ah ah
        When Monday comes around
        She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown
        And cry behind the door

        What costume shall the poor girl wear
        To all tomorrow's parties
        For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown
        For whom none will go morning

        A blackened shroud, a hand-me-down gown
        Of rags and silks, a costume
        Fit for one who sits and cries
        For all tomorrow's parties
        For all tomorrow's parties, ah
        For all tomorrow's parties

        Costume, costume, costume shall the poor girl wear
        Costume, costume, costume ....

        (All tomorrow's parties, all tomorrow's parties)
        (All tomorrow's parties, all tomorrow's parties)
        ....

        All tomorrow's parties, all tomorrow's parties
        All tomorrow's parties, all tomorrow's parties
        ....

        All tomorrow's parties, all tomorrow's parties
        All tomorrow's parties, all tomorrow's parties
        To all tomorrow's parties



intro   {x}{x}             drums
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{D}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}

        {A}{G.D/{A}{A}     (What costume shall the poor girl wear)
        {D/Bm}{E}{E}       (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {A}{G.D/{A}{A}     (A hand-me-down dress from who knows ...)
        {D/Bm}{E}{E}       (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {D}{E}{D}{E}       (And where will she go ...)
        {E}                (oh oh oh oh oh)

        {A}{G.D/{A}{A}     (She'll turn once more to Sunday's ...)
        {D/E}{A}{A}        (And cry behind the door)

        ....

guitar  {A}{G.D/{A}{A}
        {D/Bm}{E}{E}
        {A}{G.D/{A}{A}
        {D/E}{E}{E}

        {A}{G.D/{A}{A}     (What costume shall the poor girl wear)
        {D/Bm}{E}{E}       (To all tomorrow's parties)

        {A}{G.D/{A}{A}     (For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown)
        {D/Bm}{E}{E}       (For whom none will go morning)

        {D}{E}{D}{E}       (A blackened shroud ...)
        {E}

        {A}{G.D/{A}{A}     (Fit for one who sits and cries)
        {D/E}{A}{D/E}{A}   (For all tomorrow's parties ...)
        {D/E}{A}{A}        (For all tomorrow's parties)

coda    {A}{A}{A}{A}       (Costume, costume, costume shall ...)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}       scat
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        .... repeat {A} chord








===================================================
"All Tomorrow's Parties"
(acetate version)
===================================================
album _The Velvet Underground and Nico - Unripened_
(The Velvet Underground, 2007)
===================================================



        Olivier Landemaine's The VU Web Page says:
        All Tomorrow's Parties
        is the alternate 'single voice' version.




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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