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"European Son"
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album _The Velvet Underground and Nico_
(The Velvet Underground, 1967)

written by
Lou Reed/John Cale/
Sterling Morrison/Maureen Tucker
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        You killed your European Son
        you spit on those under twenty-one
        But now your blue clouds have gone
        you'd better say so long, hey hey hey, bye bye bye

        You made your wallpapers green
        you want to make love to the scene
        Your European Son is gone
        you'd better say so long, your clouds driftin' goodbye



* 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   {E}                bass
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       guitar
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}
        
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (You killed your European Son ...)
        {E}{E/A}{A}{E}     (But now your blue clouds have gone ...)

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

        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (You made your wallpapers green ...)
        {E}{E/A}{A}{E}     (Your European Son is gone ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}          S.E.

guitar  {E}{E}{E}{E.D/D}
        {E}{E}{E}{E.D/D}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        ....




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* chords for standard-tuning



intro   {D}                bass
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       guitar
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}
        
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (You killed your European Son ...)
        {D}{D/G}{G}{D}     (But now your blue clouds have gone ...)

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

        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (You made your wallpapers green ...)
        {D}{D/G}{G}{D}     (Your European Son is gone ...)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}          S.E.

guitar  {D}{D}{D}{D.C/C}
        {D}{D}{D}{D.C/C}

        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        ....








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"European Son"
(acetate version)
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album _The Velvet Underground and Nico - Unripened_
(The Velvet Underground, 2007)
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        Olivier Landemaine's The VU Web Page says:
        European Son is a longer version
        with a one-minute extra guitar solo after the 'plate break',
        which was probably edited out for the final release.




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thanks: Nick Heidel (kheidel@net-link.net)
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Looking over the lyrics for European Son,
I believe the phrase
"your clown's bid you" is actually "your cloud's drifted".


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