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"Coney Island Steeplechase"
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album _Another View_
(The Velvet Underground, 1986)

written by
Lou Reed/John Cale/
Sterling Morrison/Maureen Tucker

May 06, 1969
Record Plant Studios, NY
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        Would you like to go on the Coney Island Steeple
        go and have a good time
        We'll take the subway right down to King's Highway
        goin' out and have a good time

        It'd be so nice
        like summer with ice
        If you come and go with me
        the roller-coaster you and me
        We'd just fly

        Would you like to go on the Coney Island Steeple
        go and have a good time
        Like a sister and brother who cling to each other
        when they find out their parents are mad

        Oh, it'd be so nice
        like summer with ice
        Oh, if you come and go with me
        how nice it would be
        Don't we would fly

        Monday
        Tuesday, Wednesday
        Thursday, baby, not Friday
        Saturday, Sunday
        Coney Island, Coney Island
        Coney Island

        Coney Island, Coney Island
        Coney Island, Coney Island
        Coney Island, Coney Island
        ...



* 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    A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}      (Would you -)

        {D}{A}{G}{G/Em}   (- like to go on the Coney Island ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{G/Em}   (We'll take the subway right down ...)

        {Em}{A}{B}{B}     (It'd be so nice, like summer ...)
        {G}{A}{G}{A}      (If you come and go with me ...)
        {B}{B}            (- fly)

        ...

        {G}{A}{D}{B}      (Monday)
        {G}{A}{D}{D}      (Tuesday, Wednesday)
        {G}{A}{D}{D}      (Thursday, baby, not Friday)
        {G}{A}{D}{D}      (Saturday, Sunday)
        {G}{A}{D}{D}      (Coney Island, Coney Island)
        {G}{A}            (Coney Island)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}      (Coney Island, Coney Island)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}      (Coney Island, Coney Island)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}      (Coney Island, Coney Island)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}      (Coney Island, Coney Island)
        ... fade out




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

      A}
*1d -----
*2A --1--
*3F --2--
*4C --2--
*5G -----
*6D -----

 {A}                {A}
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--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-1---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-1--
--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--   ...
--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--
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* chords and tabs for standard-tuning



intro    G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}      (Would you -)

        {C}{G}{F}{F/Dm}   (- like to go on the Coney Island ...)
        {C}{G}{F}{F/Dm}   (We'll take the subway right down ...)

        {Dm}{G}{A}{A}     (It'd be so nice, like summer ...)
        {F}{G}{F}{G}      (If you come and go with me ...)
        {A}{A}            (- fly)

        ...

        {F}{G}{C}{A}      (Monday)
        {F}{G}{C}{C}      (Tuesday, Wednesday)
        {F}{G}{C}{C}      (Thursday, baby, not Friday)
        {F}{G}{C}{C}      (Saturday, Sunday)
        {F}{G}{C}{C}      (Coney Island, Coney Island)
        {F}{G}            (Coney Island)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}      (Coney Island, Coney Island)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}      (Coney Island, Coney Island)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}      (Coney Island, Coney Island)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}      (Coney Island, Coney Island)
        ... fade out




* intro (standard-tuning)

      G}
 1e -----
 2B -----
 3G --3--
 4D --5--
 5A --5--
 6E -----

 {G}                {G}
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--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-3---4-4-4-4--4-4-4-3--   ...
--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--
--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--
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thanks: Einar Stenseng (einar@asker.online.no)
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there were still a lot of errors in the lyrics for
"Coney Island steeplechase".
I'm pretty sure I've got it right now,
although there are a couple of lines
that don't make much sense to me
I can't understand that he's saying something else.

The lines that don't make sense
(although I'm 99% sure this is what he's singing) are
"Like summer with ice" and "Don't we would fly"...
On the last one it's possible that he sang wrong,
and then corrected himself, making this a wierd line.
This is quite possible since this song wasn't released
(until "Another view" came along).
It's also possible that he's so fond of ice
that he likes to eat it all summer or something like
that and therefore sings "Like summer with ice".
But, like I said, I think I've got it right this time:



Would you like to go on a Coney Island steeple
Go out and have a good time
We'll take the subway right down to King's Highway
Goin' out and have a good time

It'd be so nice
Like summer with ice
If you come and go with me
The roller-coaster you and me
We'd just fly

Would you like to go on a Coney Island Steeple
Go out and have a good time
Like a sister and brother who cling to each other
When they find out their parents are mad

Oh, it'd be so nice
Like summer with ice
Oh, if you come and go with me
How nice it would be
Don't we would fly

Monday
Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, baby, not Friday
Saturday, oh baby, Sunday
Oh Coney Island, oh Coney Island
Oh Coney Island

Coney Island, Coney Island
Coney Island, Coney Island
Coney Island, Coney Island


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