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"Average Guy"
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album _The Blue Mask_
(Lou Reed, 1982)

written by Lou Reed
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        I ain't no Christian or no born-again saint
        I ain't no cowboy or a Marxist D.A.
        I ain't no criminal or Reverend Cripple from the right
        I am just your average guy, trying to do what's right

        I'm just your average guy
        an average guy
        I am just your average guy
        I'm just an average guy

        Average guy, I'm just your average guy
        I'm average looking and I'm average inside
        I'm an average lover and I live in an average place
        you wouldn't know me if you met me face to face

        I'm just your average guy
        average guy
        Average guy
        I'm just an average guy

        I worry about money and taxes and such
        I worry that my liver's big and it hurts to the touch
        I worry about my health and bowels
        and the crime waves in the street
        I'm really just your average guy
        trying to stand on his own two feet

        I'm just your average guy
        I'm just your average guy
        I'm just your average guy
        average guy

        Average looks, average taste
        average height, an average waist
        Average in everything I do
        my temperature is 98.2

        I'm just your average guy
        an average guy
        Average guy
        I'm just your average guy
        Average guy
        I'm just your average guy
        I'm just your average guy
        I'm just your average guy
        Average



* Lou Reed (right channel): standard-tuning



intro    /x.F#}
verse   {Bm}{Bm/Bm.F#}{G}{G/G.F#}   (I ain't no Christian or ...)
        {Bm}{Bm/Bm.F#}{G}{G/G.A}    (I ain't no criminal or ...)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}                (- average guy, an average ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G/G.F#}           (- average guy, I'm just ...)

        ...

        ...

        ...

coda    {D}{D}{G}{G}                (average guy, an average guy)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}                (Average guy, I'm just ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}                (- guy, I'm just your ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}                (- average guy, I'm just ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}                (Average)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{G}{G}
        {D...




- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -



* Robert Quine (left channel): D-tuning
(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    /x.G#}
verse   {C#m}{C#m/C#m.G#}{A}{A/A.G#}   (I ain't no Christian or ...)
        {C#m}{C#m/C#m.G#}{A}{A/A.B}    (I ain't no criminal or ...)

chorus  {E}{E}{A}{A}                   (- average guy, an ...)
        {E}{E}{A}{A/A.G#}              (- average guy, I'm just ...)

        ....

coda    {E}{E}{A}{A}                   (average guy, an average guy)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}                   (Average guy, I'm just ...)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}                   (- guy, I'm just your ...)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}                   (- average guy, I'm just ...)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}                   (Average)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}
        {E}{E}{A}{A}
        {E...




* verse (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

I ain't no Christian or no born-again saint
     {C#m}              {C#m     /C#m.G#}
*1d ---------------------------------------
*2A -----------5-------------5-------------
*3F ------5h6----6-------5h6---6v----------
*4C ---------------------------------------
*5G ---------------------------------------
*6D ---------------------------------------

I ain't no cowboy or a Marxist D.A.
 {A}                {A      / A  .G#}
---------------------------------------
-----------5---------7-5---5-----------
------5h6----6-----------6----6v-------
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---------------------------------------

I ain't no criminal or Reverend Cripple from the right
 {C#m}              {C#m     /C#m.G#}
----------------------------------7-----
-----------5-------------5----7-5---5v--
------5h6----6-------5h6---6------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------

I am just your average guy, trying to do what's right ...
 {A}                {A         / A  .G#}
------------------------------------------
----5--------5---------12-----------------
--6--------6--------------12--------------
-------------------/14-------14-----------
------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------




* chorus (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

   - average guy                        an -
     {E}                {E}
*1d ----------------12--10v----------------
*2A ----------12h14-14--12v----------------
*3F ----------13---------------------------
*4C ---------------------------------------
*5G ---------------------------------------
*6D ---------------------------------------

 - average guy               I am just your -
 {A}               {A}
---------------5--3v-------------------
-----------5h7-7--5v-------------------
-----------6---------------------------
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---------------------------------------

  - average guy                 I'm just an -
     {E}                {E}
*1d ----------------12--10v----------------
*2A ----------12h14-14--12v----------------
*3F ----------13---------------------------
*4C ---------------------------------------
*5G ---------------------------------------
*6D ---------------------------------------

- average guy
 {A}               {A    / A.  G#} 
---------------5--3v-------------------
-----------5h7-7--5v-------------------
-----------6---------------------------
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*** please note ***

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







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"Average Guy"
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album _Live In Italy_
(Lou Reed, 1984)

Sep 07 (or 10), 1983
Verona (or Rome), Italy
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        I ain't no Christian or no born-again saint
        I ain't no criminal or no Marxist D.A.
        I ain't no cowboy, Reverend Cripple from the right
        I am just your average guy, trying to do what's right

        I'm just your average guy
        oh, your average guy
        I'm just your average guy
        I'm just your average guy

        An average guy, I'm just your average guy
        I'm average looking and I'm average inside
        I got an average place and I lived in an average place
        you wouldn't recognize me if you met me face to face

        I'm just your average guy
        your average guy
        Baby, just your average guy
        I'm just your average guy

        I worry 'bout money, taxes and such
        I worry that my liver's big and it hurts to the touch
        I worry about crime waves and battles in the street
        I'm really just your average guy, trying to .... his feet

        I'm just your average guy
        your average guy
        Your average guy
        your average guy

        Average looks, average place
        average look, average waist
        I'm average in everything I do
        my temperature is 98.2

        I'm just your average guy
        your average guy
        Your average guy
        your average guy
        Average guy



* chords: same as _The Blue Mask_ version.

        Lou Reed     (left channel):  standard-tuning
        Robert Quine (right channel): D-tuning




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