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"Ferryboat Bill"
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album _Another View_
(The Velvet Underground, 1986)

written by
Lou Reed/John Cale/
Sterling Morrison/Maureen Tucker

Jun 19, 1969
Record Plant Studios, NY
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        Ferryboat Bill won't you please come home
        You know your wife has married a midget's son
        And that's the short and long of it
        that's the short and long of it
        (dun-dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun-dun)

        Ferryboat Bill won't you please come home
        You know your wife has married a midget's son
        You know your wife has married a midget's son
        And that's the short and long of it
        that's the short and long of it
        (dun-dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun-dun)

        Ferryboat Bill won't you please come home
        You know your wife has married a midget's son
        And that's the short and long of it
        that's the short and long of it
        (dun-dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun-dun)



* 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   {A}{A}{A}{A}

        {A}{A}{A}{A}   (Ferryboat Bill won't you please come ...)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}   (- wife has married a midget's son)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}   (And that's the short and long of it ...)
break   {A}{A}{A}{A}   (dun-dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun-dun)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}

        {A}{A}{A}{A}   (Ferryboat Bill won't you please come ...)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}   (- wife has married a midget's son ...)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}   (- wife has married a midget's son)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}   (And that's the short and long of it)
break   {A}{A}{A}{A}   (dun-dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun-dun)

g.solo  {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}

        {A}{A}{A}{A}   (Ferryboat Bill won't you please come ...)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}   (- wife has married a midget's son)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}   (And that's the short and long of it ...)
break   {A}{A}         (dun-dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun-dun)




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

      {A}                         {A}
*1d ----------------------------------------------------------
*2A ----------------------------------------------------------
*3F --16b18r16-14-------16----16--16b18r16-14-------16----16--   ...
*4C --------------17-14----17-----------------17-14----17-----
*5G ----------------------------------------------------------
*6D ----------------------------------------------------------




* break: guitar 1 (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

      {A}                      {A}
*1d --15-14-13-12----------------------------------------
*2A --------------15-14-13-12----------------------------
*3F ---------------------------15-14-13-12-13-14-15-16---
*4C -----------------------------------------------------
*5G -----------------------------------------------------
*6D -----------------------------------------------------




* break: guitar 2 (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

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




* guitar solo: ad-lib scale (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

        14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21
*1d -|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|-
*2A -|---|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-
*3F -|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-
*4C -|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|-
*5G -|---|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|-
*6D -|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-



*** 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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* chords and tabs for standard-tuning



intro   {G}{G}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (Ferryboat Bill won't you please come ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (- wife has married a midget's son)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (And that's the short and long of it ...)
break   {G}{G}{G}{G}   (dun-dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun-dun)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (Ferryboat Bill won't you please come ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (- wife has married a midget's son ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (- wife has married a midget's son)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (And that's the short and long of it)
break   {G}{G}{G}{G}   (dun-dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun-dun)

g.solo  {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (Ferryboat Bill won't you please come ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (- wife has married a midget's son)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}   (And that's the short and long of it ...)
break   {G}{G}         (dun-dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun-dun)




* riff (standard-tuning)

      {G}                         {G}
 1e ----------------------------------------------------------
 2B ----------------------------------------------------------
 3G --14b16r14-12-------14----14--14b16r14-12-------14----14--   ...
 4D --------------15-12----15-----------------15-12----15-----
 5A ----------------------------------------------------------
 6E ----------------------------------------------------------




* break: guitar 1 (standard-tuning)

      {G}                      {G}
 1e --13-12-11-10----------------------------------------
 2B --------------13-12-11-10----------------------------
 3G ---------------------------13-12-11-10-11-12-13-14---
 4D -----------------------------------------------------
 5A -----------------------------------------------------
 6E -----------------------------------------------------




* break: guitar 2 (standard-tuning)

      {G}                      {G}
 1e ---3--1---------------------2--1---------------------
 2B ---------3--3--1-----1--2---------3--3--1-----1------
 3G ------------------2------------------------2-----2---
 4D -----------------------------------------------------
 5A -----------------------------------------------------
 6E -----------------------------------------------------




* guitar solo: ad-lib scale (standard-tuning)

       12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19
1e -|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|-
2B -|---|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-
3G -|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-
4D -|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|-
5A -|---|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|-
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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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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