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"Countess From Hong Kong"
(demo)
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box set _Peel Slowly And See_
(The Velvet Underground, 1995)

written by Lou Reed/John Cale

late 1969
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        Countess from Hong Kong she moves so lightly
        like the summer rain
        And everytime I see and think about her
        it ends up the same
        Walkin' the streets out in Singapore
        it was a funny sight
        But let me say the countess from Hong Kong
        she did everything right

        Countess from Hong Kong
        oh, countess from Hong Kong

        Countess from Hong Kong she moves so lightly
        she's like the summer breeze
        And all of the princes they came from India
        they fell down on their knees
        Silks and satins, what a purple swathe
        she cut among the trees
        The countess from Hong Kong believe me baby
        now you're, ooohhh, like a summer breeze

        Oh, countess from Hong Kong
        Countess from Hong Kong



* 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   {G7}{G7}{G7}{G7}
        {G7}{G7}{G7}{G7}

        {G7}{G7}{G7}{G7}   (Countess from Hong Kong she ...)
        {G7}{G7}{G7}{G7}   (- everytime I see and think ...)
        {C7}{C7}{C7}{C7}   (Walkin' the streets out in ...)
        {G7}{G7}{G7}{G7}   (But let me say the countess ...)

        {G7}{G7}{G7}{G7}   (Countess from Hong Kong, oh ...)

harp    {G7}{G7}{G7}{G7}
        {G7}{G7}{G7}{G7}
guitar  {G7}{G7}{G7}{G7}
        {G7}{G7}{G7}{G7}

        ....




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

     {G7}                     {G7}
*1d --12-10-------10-------10--------------------------
*2A --------10-12----10-12-------------10--------------
*3F ---------------------------12---12----10----10-12--   ...
*4C -----------------------------------------12--------
*5G ---------------------------------------------------
*6D ---------------------------------------------------




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* chords for standard-tuning



intro   {F7}{F7}{F7}{F7}
        {F7}{F7}{F7}{F7}

        {F7}{F7}{F7}{F7}       (Countess from Hong Kong she ...)
        {F7}{F7}{F7}{F7}       (- everytime I see and think ...)
        {A#7}{A#7}{A#7}{A#7}   (Walkin' the streets out in ...)
        {F7}{F7}{F7}{F7}       (But let me say the countess ...)

        {F7}{F7}{F7}{F7}       (Countess from Hong Kong, oh ...)

harp    {F7}{F7}{F7}{F7}
        {F7}{F7}{F7}{F7}
guitar  {F7}{F7}{F7}{F7}
        {F7}{F7}{F7}{F7}

        ....




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thanks: Einar Stenseng (einar@asker.online.no)
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Here's a minor correction for the lyrics of
"Countess from Hong Kong".
At least I think this is what he's singing:

    Silks and satins, what a purple suede
    she cut among the trees


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thanks: Geoff Chisholm (chisholm.g@gmail.com)
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I noticed in the lyrics for "Countess from Hong Kong",
you have the lyrics as

        "Silks and satins, what a purple suede"

On listening to this,
I think he's saying 'swathe', not suede;
it makes more sense lyrically and grammatically.....


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