=======================================
"Femme Fatale"
=======================================
album _The Velvet Underground and Nico_
(The Velvet Underground, 1967)

written by Lou Reed
=======================================


        Here she comes
        you'd better watch your step
        She's going to break your heart in two
        it's true

        It's not hard to realize
        just look into her false colored eyes
        She'll build you up to just put you down
        what a clown

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        hear the way she talks

        You're written in her book
        you're number 37, have a look
        She's going to smile to make you frown
        what a clown

        Little boy, she's from the street
        before you start you're already beat
        She's going to play you for a fool
        yes it's true

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        hear the way she talks

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        ...



* capo on 3 fret

         (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10)(11)(12)
                      0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
1e ... --||---|---|-g-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
2B ... --||---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
3G ... --||---|---|-A#|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
4D ... --||---|---|-F-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
5A ... --||---|---|-C-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
6E ... --||---|---|-G-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...



capo on 3 fret, play Amaj7 form

     (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||-o-|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 3 fret, play Dmaj7 form

     (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 3 fret, play Bm form

     (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|-o-|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|-o-|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 3 fret, play E form

     (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||-o-|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 3 fret, play A form

     (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 3 fret, play D form

     (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      0   1   2   3   4   5
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
-|---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


capo on 3 fret, play G form

     (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)             (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      0   1   2   3   4               0   1   2   3   4   5
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|- ...    -|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|- ...    -|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|- ... or -|---||---|---|---|-o-|---|- ...
-|-o-||---|---|---|---|- ...    -|---||---|---|---|---|-o-|- ...
-|---||---|-o-|---|---|- ...    -|---||---|---|---|---|-o-|- ...
-|---||---|---|-o-|---|- ...    -|---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...




intro   {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}

        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}   (Here she comes ...)
        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Bm}{E}          (She's going to break ...)

        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}   (It's not hard to ...)
        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Bm}{E}          (She'll build you up to ...)

chorus  {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- knows, the things ...)
        {A}{D}                         (- tease, See the way -)
        {Bm}{Bm}{G}{E}                 (- she walks, hear the ...)

        ....

coda    {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- knows, the things ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- tease, Oh wow woh ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- woh, Oh wow woh ...)
        ... fade out




* intro (capo on 3 fret)

      {Amaj7}            {Dmaj7}
*1g  --------0----0-------------0----0------
*2D  ------2----2---2---------2----2---2----
*3A# ----1------------1-----1------------1--
*4F  --2------------------0-----------------
*5C  ---------------------------------------
*6G  ---------------------------------------

 {Amaj7}            {Dmaj7}
--------0----0-------------0----0------
------2----2---2---------2----2---2----
----1------------1-----1------------1--
--2------------------0-----------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------




* verse (capo on 3 fret)

      Here         she      comes
      {Amaj7}            {Dmaj7}
*1g  --------0----0-------------0----0------
*2D  ------2----2---2---------2----2---2----
*3A# ----1------------1-----1------------1--
*4F  --2------------------0-----------------
*5C  ---------------------------------------
*6G  ---------------------------------------

 you'd better watch your step
 {Amaj7}            {Dmaj7}
--------0----0-------------0----0------
------2----2---2---------2----2---2----
----1------------1-----1------------1--
--2------------------0-----------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------

  She's going to      break your heart in -
 {Amaj7}            {Dmaj7}
--------0----0-------------2----2------
------2----2---2---------3----3---3----
----1------------1-----2------------2--
--2------------------4-----------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------

- two,         it's true
 {Bm}               {E}
--------2----2-------------0----0------
------3----3---3---------0----0---0----
----4------------4-----1------------1--   ....
--4------------------2-----------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------




* chorus (capo on 3 fret)

  - knows (she's a femme fatale)  the things she does to -
      {A}                {D}
*1g  ---------------------2-2-2-2--2h3-2-0-2--
*2D  --2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3--3---3-3-3--
*3A# --2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2--
*4F  --2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-----------------------
*5C  -----------------------------------------
*6G  -----------------------------------------

- please (she's a femme fatale) She's just a little -
 {A}                {D}
---------------------2-2-2-2--2h3-2-0-2--
--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3--3---3-3-3--
--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2--
--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-----------------------
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------

- tease (she's a femme fatale) see the way -
 {A}                {D}
---------------------2-2-2-2--2h3-2-0-2--
--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3--3---3-3-3--
--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2--
--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-----------------------
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------

- she walks,              hear the way -
 {Bm}               {Bm}
--------2----2-------------2----2------
------3----3---3---------3----3---3----
----4------------4-----4------------4--
--4------------------4-----------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------

- she talks
 {G}                {E}
--------3----3-------------0----0--------
------3----3---3---------0----0---0------
----4------------4-----1------------0h1--
--5------------------2-------------------
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




---------------------------------------------------------------------



* without-capo



intro   {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}

        {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}   (Here she comes ...)
        {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Dm}{G}          (She's going to break ...)

        {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}   (It's not hard to ...)
        {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Dm}{G}          (She'll build you up to ...)

chorus  {C}{F}{C}{F}                   (- knows, the things ...)
        {C}{F}                         (- tease, See the way -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{A#}{G}                (- she walks, hear the ...)

        ....

coda    {C}{F}{C}{F}                   (- knows, the things ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{F}                   (- tease, Oh wow woh ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{F}                   (- woh, Oh wow woh ...)
        ... fade out








=================================
"Femme Fatale"
=================================
album _Live At Max's Kansas City_
(The Velvet Underground, 1972)

Aug 23, 1970
Max's Kansas City, NYC
=================================


        Here she comes
        you'd better watch your step
        She's going to break your heart in two
        yes, it's true

        It's not hard to realize
        just look into her false colored eyes
        She'll build you up just to put you down
        oh, what a clown

        But everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        and hear the way she talks

        You're written in her book
        you know you're number 47, have a look
        He's going to play you for her fool
        ---

        Little boy, she's from the street
        you know, before you start you're already beat
        She'll make you smile just to watch you frown
        just like a clown

        And everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Look at the way that she walks
        and hear the way that she talks

        And everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        all the things that she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a ..... tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        stay away, oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        woh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)




intro   {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}

        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}   (Here she comes ...)
        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Bm}{E}          (She's going to break ...)

        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}   (It's not hard to ...)
        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Bm}{E}          (She'll built you up ...)

chorus  {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- knows, the things ...)
        {A}{D}                         (- tease, See the way -)
        {Bm}{Bm}{G}{E}                 (- she walks, and hear ...)

        ....

coda    {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- knows, all the ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- tease, stay away, oh ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- woh, wow wow -woh)
ending  {A6...A7




* ending

     {A6...             A7
 1e --2------------------3.--
 2B --2------------------2.--
 3G --2------------------2.--
 4D --2------------------2.--
 5A --0------------------0.--
 6E -------------------------








==================================================
"Femme Fatale"
==================================================
album _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_
(The Velvet Underground, 1974)

Oct 19, 1969
End of Cole Ave., Dallas, Texas
==================================================


        Here she comes
        you'd better watch your step
        She's going to break your heart in two
        oh, it's true

        It's not hard to realize
        just look into her false colored eyes
        She'll build you up just to put you down
        what a clown

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Ah, she's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        and hear the way she talks

        You're written in her book
        you're number 47, have a look
        She's going to play you for a fool
        yes it's true

        Little boy, she's from the street
        before you start you're already beat
        She's going to smile just to make you frown
        oh, what a clown

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Oh, see the way she walks
        hear the way she talks

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Oh wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        oh woh



* 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   {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}

        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}   (Here she comes ...)
* tab1  {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Bm}{E}          (She's going to break ...)

        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}   (It's not hard to ...)
        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Bm}{E}          (She'll build you up just...)

chorus  {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- knows, the things ...)
        {A}{D}                         (- tease, See the way -)
* tab2  {Bm}{Bm}{G}{E}                 (- she walks, and hear ...)

        ....

coda    {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- knows, the things ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- tease, Oh wow woh ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- woh, Oh wow woh ...)
        {A6...




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

     Amaj7        Dmaj7         A6 (ending)
*1d -------      ---2---      ---2---
*2A ---2---      ---2---      ---2---
*3F ---1---      ---2---      ---2---
*4C ---2---      ---0---      ---2---
*5G ---0---      -------      ---0---
*6D -------      -------      -------




* tab1 (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

          She's going to  break your heart in 
    {Amaj7}             {Dmaj7}
*1d ---------------------x-2-x-x--2---x-x---
*2A --x-2-x-x--2---x-x---x-2-x-x--2---x-x---
*3F --x-1-x-x--1---x-x---x-2-x-x--2---x-x---
*4C --x-2-x-x--2---x-x---x-0-x-x--0---x-x---
*5G --x-0-x-x--0---x-x----------------------
*6D ----------------------------------------

- two,         oh, it's true
 {Bm}               {E}
--x-2-x-x--2---x-x----------------------
--x-3-x-x--3---x-x---x-x-x-9--x-8-7-5---
--x-4-x-x--4---x-x----------------------
--x-4-x-x--4---x-x---x-x-x-9--x-8-7-6---
--x-2-x-x--2---x-x----------------------
----------------------------------------




* tab2 (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

  - walks                    and hear the way she -
     {Bm}               {Bm}
*1d --x-x-2-x--x-x-2-x---x-x-2-x--x-x-2-x---
*2A --x-x-3-x--x-x-3-x---x-x-3-x--x-x-3-x---
*3F --x-x-4-x--x-x-4-x---x-x-4-x--x-x-4-x---
*4C --x-x-4-x--x-x-4-x---x-x-4-x--x-x-4-x---
*5G --x-x-2-x--x-x-2-x---x-x-2-x--x-x-2-x---
*6D ----------------------------------------

- talks
 {G}                 {E}
--x-x-3-x--------------------------------
--x-x-3-x-------------x-x-9-x--8-7-x-5---
--x-x-4-x--------------------------------
--x-x-5-x-------------x-x-9-x--8-7-x-6---
--x-x-5-x--------------------------------
--x-x-3-x--x-x-7\-x----------------------



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




---------------------------------------------------------------------



* chords for standard-tuning



intro   {Gmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Gmaj7}{Cmaj7}

        {Gmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Gmaj7}{Cmaj7}   (Here she comes ...)
        {Gmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Am}{D}          (She's going to break ...)

        {Gmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Gmaj7}{Cmaj7}   (It's not hard to ...)
        {Gmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Am}{D}          (She'll build you up to ...)

chorus  {G}{C}{G}{C}                   (- knows, the things ...)
        {G}{C}                         (- tease, See the way -)
        {Am}{Am}{F}{D}                 (- she walks, and hear ...)

        ....

coda    {G}{C}{G}{C}                   (- knows, the things ...)
        {G}{C}{G}{C}                   (- tease, Oh wow woh ...)
        {G}{C}{G}{C}                   (- woh, Oh wow woh ...)
        {G6...








===================================
"Femme Fatale"
===================================
album _Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom_
(Tom Tom Club, 1989)

Lou Reed: guitars (lead and rhythm)
          background vocal
===================================


        Here she comes
        you'd better watch your step
        She's going to break your heart in two
        it's true

        It's not hard to realize
        just look into her false colored eyes
        She'll build you up just to put you down
        what a clown

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        hear the way she talks

        You're written in her book
        you're number 37, have a look
        She's going to play you for a fool
        yes it's true

        Little boy, she's from the street
        before you start you're already beat
        She's going to smile just to make you frown
        ooohhh, what a clown

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        hear the way she talks

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        ....



* 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.A}                          bass
        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}

        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}   (Here she comes ...)
        {Amaj7}{Bm}{Bm7}{E}            (She's going to break ...)

        {Amaj7}{Dmaj7}{Amaj7}{Dmaj7}   (It's not hard to ...)
        {Amaj7}{Bm}{Bm7}{E}            (She'll build you up ...)

chorus  {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- knows, the things ...)
        {A}{D}                         (- tease, See the way -)
        {Bm}{Bm7}{G}{E}                (- she walks, hear the ...)

        ....

coda    {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- knows, the things ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- tease, Wow wow woh ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- woh, Wow wow woh ...)
        {A}{D}{A}{D}                   (- woh, Wow wow woh ...)
        ... repeat and fade out




* {Dmaj7} chord on verse is actually {Dmaj7(onF#)}

    Dmaj7(onF#)
*1d ---2---
*2A ---2---
*3F ---2---
*4C ---x---
*5G ---x---
*6D ---2---








==============================
"Femme Fatale"
==============================
album _Live MCMXCIII_
(The Velvet Underground, 1993)

Jun 1993
L'Olympia, Paris, France
==============================


        Here she comes
        you'd better watch your step
        She's gonna play you for a fool
        yes it's true

        It's not hard to realize
        just look into her false colored eyes
        She's gonna love to just bring you down
        for a clown

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        see the way she talks

        You're written in her book
        number 37, have a look
        She's going to smile to make you frown
        what a clown

        Little boy, she's from the street
        before you start you're already beat
        She's going to play you for a fool
        yes it's true

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        see the way she talks

        You're written in her book
        number 37, have a look
        She's going to smile to make you frown
        what a clown

        Little boy, she's from the street
        before you start you're already beat
        She's going to play you for a fool
        yes it's true

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Wow wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        oh wow woh




* chords: same as _Live At Max's Kansas City_ version








==================================================
"Femme Fatale"
(The Family Dog, San Francisco, 11-7-69)
==================================================
box set _Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes_
(The Velvet Underground, 2001)

Nov 07, 1969
The Family Dog, San Francisco, California
==================================================


        Here she comes
        you'd better watch your step
        She's going to break your heart in two
        woh, it's true

        It's not hard to realize
        just look into her false colored eyes
        She's going to play you for a fool
        yes it's true

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        hear the way she talks

        You know you're written in her book
        you're number 47, have a look
        She's going to play you for a fool
        yes it's true

        You know little boy, she's from the street
        before you start you're already beat
        She'll make you smile just to see you frown
        what a clown

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        hear the way she talks

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        oh woh




* chords:
same as _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_ version
They played using down-tuning
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)








===============================
"Femme Fatale"
===============================
album _Le Bataclan '72_
(Lou Reed/John Cale/Nico, 2003)

Jan 29, 1972
Le Bataclan, Paris, France
===============================


        Here she comes
        you'd better watch your step
        She's going to break your heart in two
        it's true

        It's not hard to realize
        just look into her false colored eyes
        She'll build you up to just put you down
        what a clown

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        hear the way she talks

        You're written in her book
        you're number 37, have a look
        She's going to smile to make you frown
        what a clown

        Little boy, she's from the street
        before you start you're already beat
        She's going to play you for a fool
        yes it's true

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        the things she does to please
        (she's a femme fatale)
        She's just a little tease
        (she's a femme fatale)
        See the way she walks
        hear the way she talks

        'Cause everybody knows
        (she's a femme fatale)
        (she's a femme fatale)
        (She's a femme fatale)
        oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        oh wow woh
        (she's a femme fatale)
        Oh wow woh



* all the strings downtuned one and a half tone (1 + 1/2)

 1c# ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from e to c#)
 2G# ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from B to G#)
 3E  ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from G to E)
 4B  ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from D to B)
 5F# ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from A to F#)
 6C# ----- * downtuned one and a half tone (from E to C#)

        Olivier Landemaine's The VU Web Page says:
        there is no speed correction
        and the whole recording is too slow (6%)
        as compared with the French TV broadcast.




intro   {Fmaj7}{A#maj7}{Fmaj7}{A#maj7.     [false start]

intro   {D#maj7}{G#maj7}{D#maj7}{G#maj7}

        {D#maj7}{G#maj7}{D#maj7}{G#maj7}   (Here she comes ...)
        {D#maj7}{G#maj7}{Fm}{A#}           (She's going to ...)

        {D#maj7}{G#maj7}{D#maj7}{G#maj7}   (It's not hard to ...)
        {D#maj7}{G#maj7}{Fm}{A#}           (She'll build you up ...)

chorus  {D#maj7}{G#maj7}{D#maj7}{G#maj7}   (- knows, the things ...)
        {D#maj7}{G#maj7}                   (- tease, See the way -)
        {Fm}{Fm}{C#}{A#}                   (- she walks, hear ...)

        ....

coda    {D#maj7}{G#maj7}{D#maj7}{G#maj7}   ('Cause everybody ...)
        {D#maj7}{G#maj7}{D#maj7}{G#maj7}   (She's a femme ...)
        {D#maj7}{G#maj7}{D#maj7}{G#maj7}   (- woh, Oh wow woh ...)
        {D#6...                            (- woh)




* intro and verse (1 + 1/2 down)

      {D#maj7}           {G#maj7}
*1c# --6...---------------6...--------------
*2G# --8...---------------8...--------------
*3E  --7...---------------7...--------------
*4B  --8...---------------6...--------------
*5F# --6...---------------6...--------------
*6C# ---------------------------------------




* chorus and coda (1 + 1/2 down)

      {D#maj7}           {G#maj7}
*1c# --6...---------------8...--------------
*2G# --8...---------------8...--------------
*3E  --7...---------------8...--------------
*4B  --8...---------------6...--------------
*5F# --6...---------------------------------
*6C# ---------------------------------------




* D#6 chord on ending (1 + 1/2 down)

      {D#6...
*1c# --8...---------------------------------
*2G# --8...---------------------------------
*3E  --8...---------------------------------
*4B  --8...---------------------------------
*5F# --6...---------------------------------
*6C# ---------------------------------------



note: or using capo on 6 fret (false start - 8 fret)




---------------------------------------------------------------------



* chords for standard-tuning



intro   {Dmaj7}{Gmaj7}{Dmaj7}{Gmaj7.   [false start]

intro   {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}

        {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}   (Here she comes ...)
        {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Dm}{G}          (She's going to ...)

        {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}   (It's not hard to ...)
        {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Dm}{G}          (She'll build you up ...)

chorus  {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}   (- knows, the things ...)
        {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}                 (- tease, See the way -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{A#}{G}                (- she walks, hear ...)

        ....

coda    {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}   ('Cause everybody ...)
        {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}   (She's a femme ...)
        {Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}{Cmaj7}{Fmaj7}   (- woh, Oh wow woh ...)
        {C6...                         (- woh)



note: or using capo on 3 fret (false start - 5 fret)








===================================================
"Femme Fatale"
(acetate version)
===================================================
album _The Velvet Underground and Nico - Unripened_
(The Velvet Underground, 2007)
===================================================



        Olivier Landemaine's The VU Web Page says:
        Femme Fatale seems to be the same take
        but with alternate 'falsetto' "she's a femme fatale"
        backing vocals.




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