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"Dirt"
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album _Street Hassle_
(Lou Reed, 1978)

written by Lou Reed
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        It's been a long time since I've spoken to you
        was it the right time
        Your current troubles and you know they'll get much worse
        I hope you know how much you enjoyed them
        You're a pig of a person, there's a justice in this world
        hey, how about that
        Your lack of conscience and your lack of morality
        well more and more people know all about it

        You remember that song by a dude named Bobby Fuller
        It went like this -
        "I fought the law and the law won
        I fought the law and the law won"

        We sat around the other night, me and the guys
        trying to find the right word
        That would best fit and describe
        you and people like it
        That no principle has touched, no principles baptized
        how about that
        Who'd eat shit and say it tasted good
        if there was some money in it for 'em

        Hey, you remember that song by this guy from Texas
        whose name was -
        - Bobby Fuller
        I'll sing it for you, it went like this -
        "I fought the law and the law won
        I fought the law and the law won"

        You're just dirt
        You're just dirt
        the only word for you is dirt
        That's the only word that -

        - Hurt, you're just dirt
        that's all you're worth, cheap-cheap dirt
        You know they call you -
        Cheap-cheap-cheap-cheap uptown dirt
        you're just cheap-cheap-cheap-cheap uptown dirt
        You're just worth, nothing but, cheap uptown dirt
        That's all you're worth, it's just cheap-cheap uptown dirt
        That's all you're worth now
        (cheap-cheap-cheap-cheap uptown dirt)
        You're just dirt
        (cheap-cheap-cheap-cheap uptown dirt)
        (Cheap-cheap-cheap-cheap uptown dirt)
        (cheap-cheap-cheap-cheap uptown dirt)
        (Cheap-cheap-cheap-cheap uptown dirt)



intro   {E7}               guitar
        {E7}{E7}           bass
        {E7}{E7}{E7}{E7}
        {E7}{E7}{E7}{E7}

        {E7}{E7}{A7}{E7}   (It's been a long time since ...)
        {E7}
        {E7}{E7}{A7}{E7}   (Your current troubles ...)
        {E7}               (You're a -)
        {E7}{E7}{A7}{E7}   (- pig of a person, there's a ...)
        {E7}
        {E7}{E7}{A7}{E7}   (Your lack of conscience ...)
        {E7}

        {C}{C}{E7}{E7}     (You remember that song by a dude ...)
        {C}{C}{E7}{E7}     (It went like this - "I fought the ...)
        {E7}{E7}

        {E7}{E7}{A7}{E7}   (We sat around the other night ...)
        {E7}{E7}{A7}{E7}   (That would best fit and describe ...)
        {E7}{E7}{A7}{E7}   (That no principle has touched ...)
        {E7}
        {E7}{E7}{A7}{E7}   (Who'd eat shit and say it tasted ...)
        {E7}

        {C}{C}{E7}{E7}     (Hey, you remember that song ...)
        {C}{C}{E7}{E7}     (I'll sing it for you, it went like ...)
        {E7}{E7}           (I fought the law and the law won")

guitar  {E7}{E7}{E7}{E7}

        {E7}{E7}{A7}{A7}   (You're just dirt, You're just -)
        {E7}{E7}{A7}{A7}   (- dirt, the only word for you is ...)

        {E7}{A7}{E7}{A7}   (- Hurt, you're just dirt ...)
        {E7}{A7}{E7}{A7}   (Cheap-cheap-cheap-cheap uptown dirt ...)
        {E7}{A7}{E7}{A7}   (- worth, nothing but, cheap uptown ...)
        {E7}{A7}{E7}{A7}   (- worth now, You're just dirt)
        {E7}{A7}{E7}{A7}   background vocals
        {E7}{A7}{E7...     background vocals




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