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"Broadway Song"
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album _The Raven_
(Lou Reed, 2003)

written by Lou Reed

sung by Steve Buscemi
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        Like to thank all you people for showing up tonight
        Sorry about the weather
        Let's have a big hand for my long time accompianist
        Manfred Gooseberry
        Hey Goose
        Take a bow, relax
        Be comfortable
        Have a cocktail on the Poo Poo Lounge
        And let us entertain you

        I'd like to sing you a Broadway song
        I hope that you'll all sing along
        A little dancing and some sentiment to put your mind at ease

        I'd like to play you something low and sexy
        look at our dancers they're so young and pretty, hi Olga
        And when we start to groove you can hear the saxophones blow

        Ah, show business is just a wonderful thing
        All I want is to get down on my knees and sing for you

        And let the saxophones blow
        blow baby blow

        I'd like to sing you a Broadway song
        I hope that you'll all sing along
        A little dancing and some sentiment to put your mind at ease

        I wanna bring a tear to your eye, oh
        good old Poe don't he make you cry
        Ain't it great the way he writes about the mysteries of life

        Ah, show business is just a wonderful thing
        All I want is to get down on my knees and sing for you

        And let the saxophones blow
        Blow baby blow

        Ah, show business is just a wonderful thing
        All I want is to get down on my knees and sing for you

        And let the saxophones blow
        blow baby blow baby blow baby blow

        Go Goose go




        {x}            count
intro   {F}{F}{F}{F}   (Like to thank all you people for ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (Let's have a big hand for my long time ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (Take a bow, relax ...)
        {F}            count

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (I'd like to sing you a Broadway song ...)
        {F}{F}{G}{G}   (A little dancing and some sentiment ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (I'd like to play you something low and ...)
        {F}{F}{G}{G}   (Hi Olga, and when we start to groove ...)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (Ah, show business is just a wonderful ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (All I want is to get down on my knees ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (- blow, blow baby blow)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (I'd like to sing you a Broadway song ...)
        {F}{F}{G}{G}   (A little dancing and some sentiment ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (I wanna bring a tear to your eye, oh ...)
        {F}{F}{G}{G}   (Ain't it great the way he writes about ...)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (Ah, show business is just a wonderful ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (All I want is to get down on my knees ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (- blow, Blow baby blow)
        {F}{F}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (Ah, show business is just a wonderful ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (All I want is to get down on my knees ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (-phones blow, blow baby blow baby blow ...)
        {F}{F}{G...    (Go Goose go)








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"Broadway Song"
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from the play _POEtry_
(Robert Wilson/Lou Reed, 2000)

written by Lou Reed

performed by actors, local musicians (?)

May 09, 2001
Muziek Theater, Amsterdam, Holland
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        Like to thank all you people for showing up tonight
        Sorry about the weather
        But doin' the best we can here
        Let's have a big hand for my long time accompianist
        Manfred Gooseberry, ooohhh
        Hey Goose
        Relax
        Be comfortable
        Have a cocktail in the Poo Poo Lounge
        And let us entertain you
        Yeah baby

        I'd like to sing you a Broadway song
        I hope that you'll all sing along
        A little dancing and some sentiment to put your mind at ease

        I'd like to play you something low and sexy
        look at our dancers they're so young and pretty, hi Olga
        And when we start to groove you can hear the saxophones blow

        Ah, show business is just a wonderful thing
        All I want is to get down on my knees and sing for you

        And let the saxophones blow
        blow baby blow blow blow

        I'd like to sing you a Broadway song
        I hope that you'll all sing along
        A little dancing and some sentiment to put your mind at ease

        I wanna bring a tear to your eye, oh
        good old Poe don't he make you cry
        Ain't it great the way he writes about the mysteries of life

        Ah, show business is just a wonderful thing
        All I want is to get down on my knees and sing for you

        And let the saxophones blow

        Ah, show business is just a wonderful thing
        All I want is to get down on my knees and sing for you

        And let the saxophones blow




intro   {F}{F}{F}{F}   (Like to thank all you people for ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (Sorry about the weather ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (Let's have a big hand for my long time ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (Hey Goose, Relax, Be comfortable)
        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (Have a cocktail in the Poo Poo Lounge ...)
        {F}{F}

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (I'd like to sing you a Broadway song ...)
        {F}{F}{G}{G}   (A little dancing and some sentiment to ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (I'd like to play you something low and ...)
        {F}{F}{G}{G}   (And when we start to groove you can ...)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (Ah, show business is just a wonderful ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (All I want is to get down on my knees ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (- blow, blow baby blow blow blow)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (I'd like to sing you a Broadway song ...)
        {F}{F}{G}{G}   (A little dancing and some sentiment to ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (I wanna bring a tear to your eye, oh ...)
        {F}{F}{G}{G}   (Ain't it great the way he writes about ...)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (Ah, show business is just a wonderful ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (All I want is to get down on my knees ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (- blow)
        {F}{F}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (Ah, show business is just a wonderful ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (All I want is to get down on my knees ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (- blow)
        {F}{F}{G...




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