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"Cool It Down"
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album _Loaded_
(The Velvet Underground, 1970)

written by Lou Reed
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        Somebody took the papers
        and somebody's got the key
        And somebody's nailed the door shut
        and says, hey, what you think that you see

        But me l'm down around the corner
        you know I'm looking for Miss Linda Lee
        Because she's got the power to love me by the hour
        gives me W-L-O-V-E, oh

        Hey baby, if you want it so fast
        don't you know that it ain't gonna last
        Of course you know it makes no difference to me

        Somebody's got the time time
        somebody's got the right
        All of the other people
        trying to use up the night

        But now me, l'm out on the corner
        you know I'm looking for Miss Linda Lee
        Because she's got the power to love me by the hour
        gives me W-L-O-V-E, ooohhh

        Hey, if you want it so fast
        but don't you know honey, you can get it so fast
        But of course you know it makes no difference to me

        Oh oh, you better cool it down
        you know you better cool it down
        You know you better cool it down
        you know you better cool it down

        Oh oh oh, hey, if you want it so fast
        now look it, look baby, don't you want it to last
        But of course you know that
        hey, it makes no difference to me

        Oh oh oh, you better cool it down
        now baby, you better, oh, cool it down
        Don't you know you better cool it down
        you know you better cool it down

        You better cool it down
        oh baby, cool it down
        You better cool it down
        oh, you better cool it down



        .x}                       drums
        {D}{D}{D}{D}              (Somebody took the papers ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}              (And somebody's nailed the ...)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}              (- l'm down around the corner ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}              (- she's got the power to ...)

        {Bm}{Bm/Bm.A}{G}{G/G.A}   (Hey baby, if you want it so ...)
        {Bm}{Bm/Bm.A}{G}{G}       (Of course you know it makes ...)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}              (Somebody's got the time time ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}              (All of the other people ...)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}              (- me, l'm out on the corner ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}              (- she's got the power to ...)

        {Bm}{Bm/Bm.A}{G}{G/G.A}   (Hey, if you want it so fast ...)
        {Bm}{Bm/Bm.A}{G}{A}       (But of course you know it ...)

        {D}{A}{A#}{D}             (- cool it down, you know you ...)
        {D}{A}{A#}{A#}            (- cool it down, you know you ...)

piano   {D}{D}{D}{D}              (- down)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}

        {Bm}{Bm/Bm.A}{G}{G/G.A}   (- hey, if you want it so ...)
        {Bm}{Bm/Bm.A}{G}{A}       (But of course you know that ...)

        {D}{A}{A#}{D}             (- cool it down, now baby ...)
        {D}{A}{A#}{A#}            (- cool it down, you know you ...)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}              (- down, You better cool it ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}              (- down, You better cool it ...)
        ... fade out




* riff ({D} part)

     {D}                  {D}
 1e ------------------------------------------
 2B ---------------------1h3------------------
 3G ---------------------2--------------------   ...
 4D -------------------------------0-3v-0-----
 5A ------------------------------------------
 6E ------------------------------------------

     {D}                  {D}
 1e ------------------------------------------
 2B --------3-x-------------------------------
 3G --------2-x----------------0h2p0----------   ...
 4D --------0-x----------------0-----3v-0-----
 5A ------------------------------------------
 6E ------------------------------------------




* riff ({G} part)

     {G}                  {G}
 1e -------3-x---3-x--------------------------
 2B -------3-x---3-x--------------------------
 3G -------4-x---4-x-------5h7-5-3v-----------  ...
 4D --------------------------------5---------
 5A ------------------------------------------
 6E ------------------------------------------




* scale ({Bm}{Bm/Bm.A}{G}{G/G.A} part)

             7   8   9  10
 1e ... -|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
 2B ... -|-o-|---|---|-o-|- ...
 3G ... -|-o-|---|-o-|---|- ...
 4D ... -|-o-|---|-o-|---|- ...
 5A ... -|---|---|---|---|- ...
 6E ... -|---|---|---|---|- ...



*** 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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"Cool It Down"
(early version)
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album _Loaded - Fully Loaded Edition_
(The Velvet Underground, 1997)

Apr-Jul 1970
Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC
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        Somebody's got the papers
        and somebody's got the key
        Somebody nailed the door shut
        and what do you think they'd see

        Down on around the corner
        ah, looking for Miss Linda Lee
        Well she's with a guy that's sweet Jimmy Brown
        and what do you think that they see

        And if you move it fast
        you think that it won't last
        You gonna have to do it
        without me, oh oh ah

        Somebody made the fast call
        somebody yells out twice
        Somebody says, "Hey Henri
        now move your camera, you know it's not nice"

        Somebody's down on the corner
        they're looking for Miss Linda Lee, oh oh now
        Over the bin and the stone again
        but they gotta start without me

        And if they move it so fast
        you think that it won't last
        You know that they going right by me

        Wow, you gotta cool it down
        you gotta cool it down
        You gotta cool it down
        you know you gotta cool, ooohhh, cool down

        (scat)

        Well if you move it fast
        you're sure you want it to last
        You see that it's all right to me

        You know you better cool it down
        you know you better cool it down
        You know you better cool it down
        you know you better cool it down



* 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}
        {x}{x}             drums
        {E}{E}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (Somebody's got the papers ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (Somebody nailed the door shut ...)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}       (Down on around the corner ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (Well she's with a guy ...)

        {C#m}{C#m}{A}{A}   (And if you move it fast ...)
        {C#m}{C#m}{A}{A}   (You gonna have to do it ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}

        ....

        {C#m}{C#m}{A}{A}   (And if they move it so fast ...)
        {C#m}{C#m}{A}{B}   (You know that they going right by ...)

        {E}{B}{C}{E}       (- cool it down, you gotta cool it ...)
        {E}{B}{C}{C}       (- cool it down, you know you ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- down)

scat    {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}

        {C#m}{C#m}{A}{A}   (Well if you move it fast ...)
        {C#m}{C#m}{A}{B}   (You see that it's all right ...)

        {E}{B}{C}{E}       (- cool it down, you know you ...)
        {E}{B}{C}{C}       (- cool it down, you know you ...)

piano   {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- down)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E...




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

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




     {A}          {A}          {A}          {A}
*1d ------------------------------------------------------
*2A ------------------------------------------------------
*3F ------------------------------------------------------
*4C -----7-----7------7-----7------7-----7------7-----7---
*5G ------------------------------------------------------
*6D --5-----5------5-----5------5-----5------5-----5------




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* chords for standard-tuning



intro   .x}
        {x}{x}           drums
        {D}{D}{D}{D}

        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (Somebody's got the papers ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (Somebody nailed the door shut ...)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}     (Down on around the corner ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (Well she's with a guy ...)

        {Bm}{Bm}{G}{G}   (And if you move it fast ...)
        {Bm}{Bm}{G}{G}   (You gonna have to do it ...)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}

        ....

        {Bm}{Bm}{G}{G}   (And if they move it so fast ...)
        {Bm}{Bm}{G}{A}   (You know that they going right by ...)

        {D}{A}{A#}{D}    (- cool it down, you gotta cool it ...)
        {D}{A}{A#}{A#}   (- cool it down, you know you ...)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (- down)

scat    {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}

        {Bm}{Bm}{G}{G}   (Well if you move it fast ...)
        {Bm}{Bm}{G}{A}   (You see that it's all right ...)

        {D}{A}{A#}{D}    (- cool it down, you know you ...)
        {D}{A}{A#}{A#}   (- cool it down, you know you ...)

piano   {D}{D}{D}{D}     (- down)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D...




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thanks: Einar Stenseng (einar@asker.online.no)
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I've tried the best
I can to update the lyrics for the early version of "Cool it down".
I've corrected some logical errors and filled in the empyt holes.
Here's my corrected version of the text:



Somebody's got the papers
And somebody's got the key
Somebody nailed the door shut
And what you think they'd see

Down on around the corner
Looking for Miss Linda Lee
Well, she's with a guy, that's sweet Jimmy Brown
And what do you think that they see

And if you move it fast, you think that it won't last
You gonna have to do it without me, oh, oh

Somebody made the first call
Somebody yells out twice
Somebody says "Hey, Henry"
Now move your camera, you know it's not nice

Somebody's down on the corner
They're looking for Miss Linda Lee, oh, oh, now
Over the bin and the stone again
But they gotta start without me

And if they move it so fast, you think that it won't last
You know that they going right by me

Wow, you gotta cool it down
You gotta cool it down
You gotta cool it down
You know you gotta cool, oooh, cool down

(scat)

Well, if you move it fast, you're sure you want it to last
You see, that it's all right to me

You know, you better cool it down
you know, you better cool it down
You know, you better cool it down
you know, you better cool it down


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