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"Goodnight Ladies"
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album _Transformer_
(Lou Reed, 1972)

written by Lou Reed
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        Goodnight ladies
        ladies goodnight
        It's time to say
        goodbye, let me tell you now

        Goodnight ladies
        ladies goodnight
        It's time to say
        goodbye

        Now all night long
        you've been drinking your tequila
        But now you've sucked
        your lemon peel dry, so why not get high high high
        And goodnight ladies
        ladies goodnight

        Goodnight ladies
        ah, ladies goodnight
        It's time to say
        goodbye

        Goodnight sweet ladies
        ah, ladies goodnight
        It's time to say
        goodbye, bye bye

        Ah, we've been together
        for the longest time
        But now it's time to get high
        come on, let's get high high high
        And goodnight ladies
        ladies goodnight

        Oh, I'm still missing my other half
        oh, it must be something I did in the past
        Don't it just make you wanna laugh
        it's a lonely Saturday night

        Oh, nobody calls me on the telephone
        I put another record on my stereo
        But I'm still singing a song of you
        it's a lonely Saturday night

        Now if I was an actor
        or a dancer who was glamorous
        then you know an amorous life would soon be mine
        But now the tinsel light of starbreak
        is all that's left to applaud my heartbreak
        and at eleven o'clock I watch the network news

        Oh wow wow, something tells me that you're really gone
        you said we could be friends but that's not what I want
        Ah anyway, my TV dinner's almost done
        it's a lonely Saturday night
        I mean to tell you, it's a lonely Saturday night
        One more word, it's a lonely Saturday night



* 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)



        {C}{C}{F}{F/F.F#}          (Goodnight ladies ...)
        {G}{G}{C/A}{F/G}           (It's time to say ...)

        {C}{C}{F}{F/F.F#}          (Goodnight ladies ...)
        {G}{G}{C}{C}               (It's time to say goodbye)

        {Dm}{G}{C}{C}              (Now all night long ...)
        {Dm}{G}{C}{A}              (But now you've sucked ...)
        {F}{G}{C/A}{F/G}           (- goodnight ladies ...)

        {C}{C}{F}{F/F.F#}          (Goodnight ladies ...)
        {G}{G}{C/A}{F/G}           (It's time to say ...)

        {C}{C}{F}{F/F.F#}          (Goodnight ladies ...)
        {G}{G}{C}{C}               (It's time to say ...)

        {Dm}{G}{C}{C}              (Ah, we've been together ...)
        {Dm}{G}{C}{A}              (But now it's time to ...)
        {F}{G}{C/A}{F/G}           (- goodnight ladies ...)

        {C}{D}{F}{C}               (Oh, I'm still missing ...)
        {F}{C/A}{D}{G}             (Don't it just make you ...)

        {C}{D}{F}{C}               (- nobody calls me on ...)
        {F}{C/A}{D/G}{C/B}         (But I'm still singing ...)

        {Em}{B}{Em/B}{Em.B/Em}     (Now,if I was an actor ...)
break   {A}{A7}{Dm...{G...         (- tinsel light of starbreak ...)
                                   (Oh-wow-wow, -)
        {C}{D}{F}{C}               (- something tells me ...)
        {F}{C/A}{D/G}{C/A}         (Ah, anyway, my TV dinner's ...)
        {D/G}{C/A}{D/G}{C.F/C...   (- lonely Saturday night ...)




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* chords for standard-tuning



        {A#}{A#}{D#}{D#/D#.E}          (Goodnight ladies ...)
        {F}{F}{A#/G}{D#/F}             (It's time to say ...)

        {A#}{A#}{D#}{D#/D#.E}          (Goodnight ladies ...)
        {F}{F}{A#}{A#}                 (It's time to say goodbye)

        {Cm}{F}{A#}{A#}                (Now all night long ...)
        {Cm}{F}{A#}{G}                 (But now you've sucked ...)
        {D#}{F}{A#/G}{D#/F}            (- goodnight ladies ...)

        {A#}{A#}{D#}{D#/D#.E}          (Goodnight ladies ...)
        {F}{F}{A#/G}{D#/F}             (It's time to say ...)

        {A#}{A#}{D#}{D#/D#.E}          (Goodnight ladies ...)
        {F}{F}{A#}{A#}                 (It's time to say ...)

        {Cm}{F}{A#}{A#}                (Ah, we've been together ...)
        {Cm}{F}{A#}{G}                 (But now it's time to ...)
        {D#}{F}{A#/G}{D#/F}            (- goodnight ladies ...)

        {A#}{C}{D#}{A#}                (Oh, I'm still missing ...)
        {D#}{A#/G}{C}{F}               (Don't it just make you ...)

        {A#}{C}{D#}{A#}                (- nobody calls me on ...)
        {D#}{A#/G}{C/F}{A#/A}          (But I'm still singing ...)

        {Dm}{A}{Dm/A}{Dm.A/Dm}         (Now if I was an actor ...)
break   {G}{G7}{Cm...{F...             (- tinsel light of ...)
                                       (oh-wow-wow, -)
        {A#}{C}{D#}{A#}                (- something tells me ...)
        {D#}{A#/G}{C/F}{A#/G}          (Ah anyway, my TV ...)
        {C/F}{A#/G}{C/F}{A#.D#/A#...   (- lonely Saturday night ...)




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thanks: Kirill Rodionov (thaumaturge@chat.ru)
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"Goodnight Ladies"


   ...amorous life


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