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"How Do You Speak To An Angel"
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album _Growing Up In Public_
(Lou Reed, 1980)

written by Lou Reed/Michael Fonfara
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        A son who is cursed with a harridan mother
        or a weak simpering father at best
        Is raised to play out the timeless classical motives
        of filial love and incest

        How does he speak to a
        how does he speak to the prettiest girl
        How does he talk to her
        What does he say for an opening line
        what does he say if he's shy

        What do you do with your pragmatic passions
        with your classically neurotic style
        How do you deal with your vague self-comprehension
        what do you do when you lie

        How do you speak to a
        how do you speak to the prettiest girl
        How do you speak to her
        How do you dance on the head of a pin
        when you're on the outside looking in

        How do you speak to a
        how do you speak to the prettiest girl
        How do you speak to a
        how do you speak to the prettiest girl

        How do you speak to a
        how do you speak to the prettiest girl
        How do you speak to a
        how do you speak to the prettiest girl

        How do you speak to a
        how do you speak to the prettiest girl
        How do you speak to a
        how do you speak to the prettiest girl
        You say, hello, baby
        ........ talk to the prettiest, prettiest girl
        Baby, angel
        how do you talk to the prettiest girl, you say -
        Hello baby, hello baby, angel-angel, pretty little girl
        Angel, angel ........ prettiest girl .......



intro   {D#/A#}{G#/G#.A#}{D#/A#}{Cm/A#}
        {D#/A#}{G#/G#.A#}{D#/A#}{Cm/A#}

        {D#/A#}{G#/G#.A#}{D#/A#}{Cm/A#}   (A son who is cursed ...)
        {D#/A#}{G#/G#.A#}{D#/A#}{Cm/A#}   (Is raised to play ...)

        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (How does he ...)
        {Cm}{A#}                          (How does he talk to her)
        {G#/D#}{G#/D#}{G#/D#}{G#}         (What does he say for ...)
        {G#}

        {D#/A#}{G#/G#.A#}{D#/A#}{Cm/A#}
        {D#/A#}{G#/G#.A#}{D#/A#}{Cm/A#}



        {D#/A#}{G#/G#.A#}{D#/A#}{Cm/A#}   (What do you do with ...)
        {D#/A#}{G#/G#.A#}{D#/A#}{Cm/A#}   (How do you deal with ...)

        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (How do you ...)
        {Cm}{A#}                          (How do you speak to her)
        {G#/D#}{G#/D#}{G#/D#}{G#}         (How do you dance on ...)
        {G#}

inst.   {C}{C}{Fm}{Fm}
        {Cm}{Cm}{Fm}{Fm}
        {Cm}{Cm}{Fm}{Fm}
        {Cm}{Cm}{Fm}{Fm}
        {Cm/Cm.{Fm/G}{Bm.
        {Cm/Cm.{Fm/G}{Bm.

h.clap. {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (How do you ...)
        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (How do you ...)

        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (How do you ...)
        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (How do you ...)

        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (How do you ...)
        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (How do you ...)
        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (- hello, baby, ...)
        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (- girl, Baby, angel ...)
        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (Hello baby, hello ...)
        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            (Angel, angel ...)
        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            background vocals
        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            background vocals
        {Cm}{A#}{G#/D#}{G#/A#}            background vocals
        ... fade out




* inst. part

     {C}            {C}            {Fm}            {Fm}
 1e ---------------------------------------------------------------
 2B ---------------------------------------------------------------
 3G --5------------------------------------------------------------
 4D --5------------------------------------------------------------
 5A --3---------------------------------------------------1v-------
 6E ----------------------------0---1v----3v----4v-----------------

 {C}            {C}             {Fm}            {Fm}
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------1v---------------------------------------------
--3v----------------3v---1v----------------------------1v-------
----------------------------3v---1v----3v----4v-----------------

 {C}            {C}               {Fm}            {Fm}
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
--3v------/6v-5v-6v-5v-3v---1v----------------------------1v-------
-------------------------------3v---1v----3v----4v-----------------

 {C}            {C}             {Fm}            {Fm}
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------1v---------------------------------------------
--3v----------------3v---1v-------------------------------------
----------------------------3v---1v----3v----4v--------7v-------

 {Cm        / Cm.  {Fm       / G}        {Bm.
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
--------------x-x------------------------------
--------------x-x-------------------------2-x--
--8v--7-8v-\--x-x---1v--0-1v---3v--2-3v--------

 {Cm        / Cm.  {Fm       / G}        {Bm.
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
--------------x-x------------------------------
--------------x-x-------------------------2-x--
--8v--7-8v-\--x-x---1v--0-1v---3v--2-3v--------

How do you     speak to a  how do you speak to the prettiest girl
 {Cm}         {A#}        {G#      /  D#}        {G#      / A#}
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
--5--x-------------------------------------------------------------
--5--x-------------------------------------------------------------
--3--x-------------------------------------------------------------
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*** 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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thanks: Detlef Juergens (detlef.juergens@nwn.de)
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Maybe it helps.


How Do You Speak To An Angel
 
A son who is cursed with a harridan mother
Or a weak simpering father at best
Is raised to play out the timeless classical motives
Of filial love and incest

How does he
Speak to a
How does he speak to the prettiest girl
How does he
Talk to her
What does he say for an opening line
What does he say if he's shy

What do you do with your pragmatic passions
With your classically neurotic style
How do you deal with your vague self-comprehensions
What do you do when you lie

How do you
Speak to a
How do you speak to the prettiest girl
How do you speak to her
How do you dance on the head of a pin
When you're on the outside looking in

How do you
Speak to a
How do you speak to the prettiest girl
How do you
Speak to a
How do you speak to the prettiest girl

You just say - Hello, hello, hello Baby

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