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"Good Evening Mr. Waldheim"
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album _New York_
(Lou Reed, 1989)

written by Lou Reed
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        Good evening, Mr. Waldheim
        and Pontiff, how are you
        you have so much in common
        in the things you do

        And here comes Jesse Jackson
        he talks of common ground
        does that common ground include me
        or is it just a sound

        A sound that shakes
        oh Jesse, you must watch the sounds you make

        A sound that quakes
        there are fears that still reverberate

        Jesse, you say common ground
        does that include the PLO
        what about people right here right now
        who fought for you not so long ago

        The words that flow so freely
        falling dancing from your lips
        I hope that you don't cheapen them
        with a racist slip

        Oh common ground
        is common ground a word or just a sound
        common ground
        remember those civil rights workers buried in the ground

        If I ran for president
        and once was a member of the Klan
        wouldn't you call me on it
        the way I call you on Farrakhan

        And Pontiff, pretty Pontiff
        can anyone shake your hand
        or is it just that you like uniforms
        and someone kissing your hand

        Or is it true
        the common ground for me includes you, too

        Or is it true
        the common ground for me includes you, too

        Good evening, Mr. Waldheim
        Pontiff, how are you
        as you both stroll through the woods at night
        I'm thinking thoughts of you

        And Jesse, you're inside my thoughts
        as the rhythmic words subside
        my common ground invites you in
        or do you prefer to wait outside

        Or is it true
        the common ground for me is without you

        Or is it true
        the common ground for me is without you

        Or is it true
        there's no ground common enough for me and you


        .x}                 drums
        {E}{E}{D#m}{D#m}    (Good evening, Mr. Waldheim ...)
        {C#m}{C#m}{B}{F#}   (you have so much in common ...)

        {E}{E}{D#m}{D#m}    (And here comes Jesse Jackson ...)
        {C#m}{C#m}{B}{F#}   (does that common ground ...)

        {E}{E}{B}{F#}       (- shakes, oh Jesse, you must ...)
guitar  {B}{B}{B}{B}        (A sound that -)

        {E}{E}{B}{F#}       (- quakes, there are fears that ...)
guitar  {B}{B}{B}{B}        (-berate)

        ....




* riff (left channel: Lou Reed)

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

  {D#m}          {D#m}
----11---11-----12-12--11--11--11--
----12---12-----12-12--12--12--12--
--13---13----13--------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------

 {C#m}             {C#m}
------9-----9-----9-----9-----9--
------9-----9-----9-----9-----9--
---------------------------------
--9h11--9h11--9h11--9h11--9h11---
---------------------------------
---------------------------------

 {B}              {F#}
-----7-----7--------9--9----9--9-----
-----7-----7--------7--7----7--7-----
-------------------------------------
--8h9---8h9--------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------



* riff (A sound that shakes ...)

  {E}          {E}              {B}             {F#}
----------------------------------7-x-x-7--x-x---2--x-2--x-2---
-------------------9----9v--------7-x-x-7--x-x---2--x-2--x-2---
--------------------------------/8---------------3--x-3--x-3---
---6v-6v-6v-----/9v---9v-------------------------4--x-4--x-4---
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

  {B}             {B}           {B}               {B}
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
---7b8-8-8r7-------7b8-----------7b8-8-x--7b8--8-8--8-8-8r7-----
--------------9v--------9v--9v------------------------------9v--
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------



*** 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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