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"Follow The Leader"
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album _Rock And Roll Heart_
(Lou Reed, 1976)

written by Lou Reed
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        Follow, follow the leader na-na-now
        New York, New York City na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-now
        Follow, follow the leader na-na-now
        New York, New York City na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-now

        Oh, if you wanna dance
        hey, work up a sweat
        and you better better better get yourself, ah huh
        a little romance, then you know you gotta -
        Ooohhh, get up a little sweat and get a little romance
        then you better now

        Follow, follow the leader na-na-na-na-na-now
        New York, New York City na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-now
        Follow, follow the leader na-na-now
        New York, New York City na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-now

        Yeah, if you wanna dance
        you better work up a sweat now, baby
        get a little romance, yeah yeah yeah, you better
        Yeah, you better work up a sweat
        get yourself a little romance then you know you better

        Oh now boy, follow the leader na-na-now
        Oh New York, New York City na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-now
        get it on
        Oh, follow now, the leader na-na-now
        follow the leader now




intro    x}                              drums
        {A#m}{D#(onA#)}{A#m}{D#(onA#)}
        {A#m}{D#(onA#)}{A#m}{D#(onA#)}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}

        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}             (Follow, follow the ...)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}             (New York, New York ...)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}             (Follow, follow the ...)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}             (New York, New York ...)

        {C#m}{F#}{Bm}{E}                 (Oh, if you wanna ...)
        {Bm}{E}                          (Ooohhh, get up a ...)

        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}             (Follow, follow the ...)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}             (New York, New York ...)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}             (Follow, follow the ...)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}             (New York, New York ...)

        {C#m}{F#}{Bm}{E}                 (Yeah, if you wanna ...)
        {Bm}{E}                          (Yeah, you better work ...)

coda    {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}             (Oh now boy, follow ...)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}             (New York, New York ...)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        ... fade out








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"Follow The Leader"
(The Matrix, San Francisco, 11-27-69)
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box set _Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes_
(The Velvet Underground, 2001)

Nov 27, 1969
The Matrix, San Francisco, California
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        Jersey, oh Jersey City now
        Manhattan Island, Manhattan Island

        Well you know that it's just all right
        if it makes you feel like you wanna dance
        It makes you feel like you wanna dance

        Follow, follow
        follow, follow

        Jersey, now Jersey City, Manhattan, Manhattan Island
        Follow, follow the leader, follow the leader

        Well ...... you feel
        like you wanna dance
        Like you wanna dance

        Follow
        follow the leader
        Follow
        follow the leader

        Follow, ah, follow the leader
        Follow, huh, follow the leader
        Jersey, Jersey City
        Ah, Manhattan Island
        New York City, Manhattan Island
        Follow, ah, follow the leader

        Follow, follow the leader
        Follow, follow the leader
        New York, ah New York City
        New York, ah New York City

        Ah, it ..... makes you feel
        like you want to dance
        Yeah, like you want to dance

        You gotta follow
        follow the leader
        Follow, oh, wow
        follow the leader

        And if it makes you feel
        just like you wanna dance
        Like you wanna dance

        You got to follow
        follow the leader
        Follow, ooohhh
        follow the leader



* 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   {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}

        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}

        {C#m}{F#}{B}{E}
        {B}{E}

        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}

        .... repeat

        ....
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}

        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}   (Jersey, oh Jersey City now)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}   (Manhattan Island, Manhattan Island)

        {C#m}{F#}{B}{E}        (Well you know that it's just ...)
        {B}{E}                 (It makes you feel like you ...)

        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}   (Follow, follow, follow, follow)

        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        ....

        ....




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

     {G#m}            {G#m}
*1d --4...--------------4......-------------
*2A --7...--------------6......-------------
*3F --4...--------------4......-------------
*4C --x...--------------x......-------------
*5G --6...--------------6......-------------
*6D --4...--------------4......-------------

 {G#m}            {G#m}
--4...--------------6......-------------
--4...--------------4......-------------
--4...--------------4......-------------   ...
--x...--------------x......-------------
--6...--------------6......-------------
--4...--------------4......-------------








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"What Goes On" /
"Follow The Leader"
(medley)
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rehearsal
(Lou Reed, 1971)

* different lyrics

1971
Richard Robinson's apartment, NYC
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        What goes on, babe, in my mind
        I think that I am, woh, fallin' down
        What goes on, hey babe, in my mind
        I think that, woh, I am fallin' down

        Woh, lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll be alright

        I'm going up, I'm going down
        I'm gonna fly from side to side
        See the bells up in east
        somebody's cut the strings in two, wow-woh

        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll be alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know that'll be alright

        and you gotta, woh


        You got to follow, follow the leader
        New York, New York City
        You got to follow the leader
        You got to follow to New York City

        Woh, if you feel so good
        yeah, let me got to dance
        Woh babe, let me got to dance
        woh, you got to follow

        (scat)

        Woh, if you wanna make me dance
        woh, and makes feel alright
        Woh, if they're alright
        then you gotta


        What goes on, babe, in my mind
        I feel like I am fallin' down
        What goes on in your mind
        I feel like, woh, I am fallin' down

        Hey now baby, be good, do what you should
        you know it'll be alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll be alright


        You got to follow, follow the leader
        New York, New York City

        If you make feel
        woh babe, like you want to dance
        Woh, like you're ...... dance
        yeah, you got to follow



* 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}{E}{D/A}{E}         (What goes -)

        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}         (- on, babe, in my mind ...)
        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}         (- on, hey babe, in my mind ...)

        {B}{A}{E}{E}           (- good, do what you should ...)
        {B}{A}{E}{E}           (- good, do what you should ...)

        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}         (- up, I'm going down ...)
        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}         (- bells up in east ...)

        {B}{A}{E}{E}           (- good, do what you should ...)
        {B}{A}{E}{E}           (- good, do what you should ...)

        {G#m}{G#m}             (- woh)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}   (You got to -)

        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}   (- follow, follow the leader ...)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}   (- follow the leader ...)

        {C#m}{F#}{B}{E}        (Woh, if you feel so good ...)
        {B}{E}                 (Woh babe, let me got to dance ...)

        {G#m}{G#m}             (- follow)
scat    {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}   (scat)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}   (scat)

        {C#m}{F#}{B}{E}        (Woh, if you wanna make me dance ...)
        {B}{E}                 (Woh, if they're all right ...)

        {E}{E}                 (What goes -)

        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}         (- on, babe, in my mind ...)
        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}         (- on in your mind ...)

        {B}{A}{E}{E}           (- good, do what you should ...)
        {B}{A}{E}{E}           (- good, do what you should ...)

        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}   (You got to -)

        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}   (- follow, follow the leader)
        {G#m}{G#m}{G#m}{G#m}   (New York, New York City)

        {C#m}{F#}{B}{E}        (If you make feel ...)
        {B}{E}                 (Woh, like you're ...... dance ...)

        {G#m}{G#m}             (- follow)

        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}




* "Follow The Leader" riff (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

     {G#m}            {G#m}
*1d --4...-----4...-----4......-------------
*2A --7...-----6...-----4......-------------
*3F --4...-----4...-----4......-------------   ...
*4C --x...-----x...-----x......-------------
*5G --6...-----6...-----6......-------------
*6D --4...-----4...-----4......-------------




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