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"Chelsea Girls"
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album _Chelsea Girl_
(Nico, 1967)

written by Lou Reed/Sterling Morrison

Lou Reed: guitar
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        Here's Room 506
        it's enough to make you sick
        Brigit's all wrapped up in foil
        you wonder if
        she can uncoil

        Here they come now
        see them run now
        Here they come now
        Chelsea Girls

        Here's Room 115
        filled with SM queens
        Magic marker row
        you wonder just
        how high they go

        Here they come now
        see them run now
        Here they come now
        Chelsea Girls

        Here's Pope dear Ondine
        Rona's treated him so mean
        She wants another scene
        she wants to be
        a human being

        Here they come now
        see them run now
        Here they come now
        Chelsea Girls

        Pepper she's having fun
        she thinks she's some men's son
        Her perfect loves don't last
        her future died
        in someone's past

        Here they come now
        see them run now
        Here they come now
        Chelsea Girls

        Dear Ingrid's found her lick
        she's turned another trick
        Her treats and times revolve
        she's got problems
        to be solved

        Here they come now
        see them run now
        Here they come now
        Chelsea Girls

        Poor Mary, she's uptight
        she can't turn out her light
        She rolled Susan in a ball
        and now she can't
        see her at all

        Here they come now
        see them run now
        Here they come now
        Chelsea Girls

        Drop-out, she's in a fix
        amphetamine has made her sick
        White powder in the air
        she's got no bones
        and can't be scared

        Here they come now
        see them run now
        Here they come now
        Chelsea Girls

        Here comes Johnny Bore
        he collapsed on the floor
        They shot him up with milk
        and when he died
        sold him for silk

        Here they come now
        see them run now
        Here they come now
        Chelsea Girls

        Here they come now
        see them run now
        Here they come now
        Chelsea Girls



* capo on 5 fret

         (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)(11)(12)
                              0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7
1e ... --||---|---|---|---|-a-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
2B ... --||---|---|---|---|-E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
3G ... --||---|---|---|---|-C-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
4D ... --||---|---|---|---|-G-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
5A ... --||---|---|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
6E ... --||---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...



capo on 5 fret, play Dm form

     (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|---||-o-|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 5 fret, play Em form

     (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 5 fret, play Am form

     (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||-o-|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 5 fret, play C form

     (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||-o-|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 5 fret, play F form

     (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|---||-o-|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||-o-|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|---||-o-|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 5 fret, play G form

     (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)             (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)
      0   1   2   3   4               0   1   2   3   4   5
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|- ...    -|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|- ...    -|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|- ... or -|---||---|---|---|-o-|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|- ...    -|---||---|---|---|---|-o-|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|- ...    -|---||---|---|---|---|-o-|- ...
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|- ...    -|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...


capo on 5 fret, play A# form

     (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|---||-o-|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|---||-o-|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 5 fret, play A form

     (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 5 fret, play F#m7 form

     (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|-o-|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 5 fret, play E form

     (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||-o-|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...



intro   {Dm}{Em}{Dm}{Em}

        {Dm}{Am}{C}{F}     (Here's Room 506 ...)
        {C}{Am}{F}{F}      (Brigit's all wrapped up in foil ...)
        {G}{G}             (- uncoil, Here they -)

        {A#}{A#}{C}{C}     (- come now, See them run now ...)
        {A#}{A#}{A}{A}     (- come now, Chelsea Girls)

        ....

guitar  {A}{F#m7}{G}{E}
        {A}{A}

flute   {Dm}{Am}{C}{F}
        {C}{Am}{F}{F}
        {G}{G}

        {Dm}{Em}{Dm}{Em}

        ....

ending  {A#}{A#}{C}{C}     (- come now, See them run now ...)
        {A#}{A#}{C}{C}     (- come now, Chelsea Girls)
        {C}{C...




* intro (capo on 5 fret)

     {Dm}              {Em}
*1a ----1-----1-------------1-------1----------
*2E ------3-----3---3---------3-------3-----3--
*3C --2-----2-----2-----2-------2-------2------
*4G --0-----0-----0-----0h2-----0-x-----0h2----
*5D ----------------------------0h2------------
*6A -------------------------------------------

 {Dm}              {Em}
----1-----1-------------1-------1----------
------3-----3---3---------3-------------3--
--2-----2-----2-----2-------2-----0--------
--0-----0-----0-----0h2-----0-x-----0h2----
----------------------------0h2------------
-------------------------------------------




* verse - chorus (capo on 5 fret)

           Here's Room 506
     {Dm}              {Am}
*1a ----1-----1---------------0------------
*2E ------3-----3---3-------1---1-------1--
*3C --2-----2-----2---------------2-2------
*4G --0-----0-----0-------2---------0-x----
*5D --------------------0-----------0h2----
*6A ---------------------------------------

it's enough to       make you sick
 {C}                 {F}
------0-----0-----------1-----1----------
--------1-----1-----------1-----1--------
----------0-----0-----------2------------
----------2-----0h2---3-----3-----0h2-0--
--2h3------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------

Brigit's all wrapped up in foil,   you wonder -
 {C}               {Am}
----0-----0----------------0---0------
------1-----1------------1---1---1----
-----------------------------------2--
-----------------------2--------------
--3-----3-----2------0----------------
--------------------------------------

- if                         she can un-
{F}                {F}
----------------------------------------
------1-----1---------------------------
--------2-----2-------------------------
----------3-----3-------3-------3-------
------------------------3-------3-------
--0h1---------------1-------1------1/---

- coil                         Here they -
 {G}               {G}
-------------------------------------
----------------------3-----3--------
----4-----4-------------4-----4------
------5-----5---5---------5----------
--------5-----5----------------------
--3-----------------3-----------3----

- come now                    see them -
 {A#}              {A#}
----1-----1-----------1-----1--------
------3-----3---3-------3-----3------
--------3-----3-----------3----------
-------------------------------------
--1-----------------1-----------0----
-------------------------------------

- run now                   Here they -
 {C}               {C}
----0-----0-----------0-----0--------
------1-----1---1-------1-----1------
-------------------------------------
--------2-----2-----------2----------
--3-----------------3-----------0----
-------------------------------------

- come now                     Chelsea -
 {A#}              {A#}
----1-----1-----------1-----1--------
------3-----3---3-------3-----3------
--------3-----3-----------3----------
-------------------------------------
--1-----------------1-----------1----
-------------------------------------

- Girls
 {A}               {A}
----0-----0----------------------------------
------2-----2---2-------2-----2-----2-----2--
---------------------------------------------
--------2-----2-----0h2---0h2---0h2---0h2----
--0------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------




* guitar part - before flute solo (capo on 5 fret)

     {A}               {F#m7}
*1a ----------------------0-----0---------
*2E ------2-----2-----------2-----2-------
*3C ----2-----2---------------------------
*4G --------2-----------------2-----------
*5D --0-----------------------------------
*6A --------------0-----2-----------0-----

 {G}               {E}
----3-----3-----------0---0---0-------
------3-----3-----------0-------0-----
--------0-------------------------1---
--------------------------------------
--------------------------------------
--3-----------3-----0-------0---------

 {A}               {A}
----0---0---0-----------0-----0-----0-----0--
------2-------2------------------------------
----------------2----------------------------
----------2---------0h2---0h2---0h2---0h2----
--0------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------



*** 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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* without-capo



intro   {Gm}{Am}{Gm}{Am}

        {Gm}{Dm}{F}{A#}    (Here's Room 506 ...)
        {F}{Dm}{A#}{A#}    (Brigit's all wrapped up in foil ...)
        {C}{C}             (- uncoil, Here they -)

        {D#}{D#}{F}{F}     (- come now, See them run now ...)
        {D#}{D#}{D}{D}     (- come now, Chelsea Girls)

        ....

guitar  {D}{Bm}{C}{A}
        {D}{D}

flute   {Gm}{Dm}{F}{A#}
        {F}{Dm}{A#}{A#}
        {C}{C}

        {Gm}{Am}{Gm}{Am}

        ....

ending  {D#}{D#}{F}{F}     (- come now, See them run now ...)
        {D#}{D#}{F}{F}     (- come now, Chelsea Girls)
        {F}{F...




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thanks: Einar Stenseng (einar@asker.online.no)
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I found another error,
this time in the lyrics for the Nico song "Chelsea girls".
In the first verse, third line is supposed to be:

Bridget's all wrapped up in foil

I'm not sure if it is spelled "Brigit",
which is one of the persons
involved with Andy Warhol and the Factory.


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thanks: Bjorn Waller (bjwa6373@hem1.passagen.se)
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I found some errors in your lyrics for Chelsea Girls,
Velvet Nursery Rhyme and Lady Godiva's Operation.
Here are the correct ones:



Chelsea Girls 
        ==========
        Here's Room five four six
        it's enough to make you sick
        Bridget's all wrapped up in foil
        you wonder if
        she can uncoil

        Here they come now
        see them run now
        Here they come now
        Chelsea Girls

        Here's Room One fifteen
        filled with SM queens
        Magic marker row
        you wonder just
        how high they go

        Here's Pope dear Ondine
        Rona's treated him so mean
        She wants another scene
        she wants to be
        a human being

        Pepper she's having fun
        she thinks she's some men's son
        Her perfect loves don't last
        her future died
        in someone's past

        Dear Ingrid's found her lick
        she's turned another trick
        Her treats and times revolve
        she's got problems
        to be solved

        Poor Mary, she's uptight
        she can't turn out her light
        She rolled Susan in a ball
        and now she can't
        see her at all

        Dropout, she's in a fix
        amphetamine has made her sick
        White powder in the air
        she's got no bones
        and can't be scared

        Here comes Johnny Bore
        he collapsed on the floor
        They shot him up with milk
        and when he died
        sold him for silk


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