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"I Found A Reason"
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album _Loaded_
(The Velvet Underground, 1970)

written by Lou Reed
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        Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba
        Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba

        I found a reason to keep livin'
        Oh, and the reason dear is you
        I found a reason to keep singin'
        Wow-woh, and the reason dear is you

        Oh, I do believe
        if you don't like things you leave
        For someplace you've never
        gone before

        Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba
        Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba

        Honey, I found a reason to keep livin'
        And you know the reason dear it's you
        And I've walked down life's lonely highways
        hand in hand with myself
        And I realize
        how many paths have crossed between us

        Oh, I do believe
        you are what you perceive
        What comes is better than what
        came before

        Oh, I do believe
        you are what you perceive
        What comes is better than what
        came before

        Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba
        Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba

        And you better come
        come-come, come to me
        come-come, come to me, better come
        Come-come, come to me
        Ba-ba-ba-ba
        Ba



* 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}{G}{C}{Am}

        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba)
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba)

        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (I found a reason to keep livin')
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (Oh, and the reason dear is you)
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (I found a reason to keep singin')
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (Wow-woh, and the reason dear is you, Oh -)

        {G}{Em}{G}{Em}   (- I do believe, if you don't like ...)
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}    (For someplace you've never gone before)

        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba)
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba)

        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (Honey, I found a reason to keep livin')
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (And you know the reason dear it's you)
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (And I've walked down life's lonely ...)
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (And I realize, how many paths have ...)

        {G}{Em}{G}{Em}   (- I do believe, you are what you ...)
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}    (- comes is better than what came before)

g.solo  {G}{G}{C}{Am}
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (Oh -)

        {G}{Em}{G}{Em}   (- I do believe, you are what you ...)
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}    (- comes is better than what came before)

        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba)
        {G}{G}{C}{Am}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba, And you ...)

        {G}{D}{C}{G}     (- come, come-come, come to me ...)
        {G}{D}{C}{C}     (- come, come-come to me, Ba-ba-ba-ba)
        {G...            (Ba)




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

      {G}            {G}
*1d -------7---7--------7---7h8-7----
*2A ---------------------------------
*3F --/7v-------------7---7-------7--
*4C ---------------------------------
*5G ---------------------------------
*6D ---------------------------------

 {C}              {Am}
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-----8------8---------8-----8h10-8-----
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--10-----10---10---10---10---------10--
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* solo (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

     {G}                  {G}
*1d --7h8p7------7h8p7----10---7h8p7---7----
*2A --------8----------8-----8-------8---8--
*3F ----------------------------------------
*4C ----------------------------------------
*5G ----------------------------------------
*6D ----------------------------------------

 {C}              {Am}
------------------------------------
---------------7--------------------
--7/9--------------9-----7-----5\4--
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

 {G}              {G}
-------------3----------------3----
-----------3---3------------3---3--
--4h5-4------------4h5-4-----------
--------5----------------5---------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------

 {C}                 {Am}
----------------------------------------
-------8-------8--------8-------8h10-8--
-----9----9h10---10---9---9-------------
--10------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------

 {G}                {G}
------7----7h8-7----------------------
---------------------8--10--12---8----
--5/7---7--------7--------------------
---------------------9--10--12---7-9--
--------------------------------------
--------------------------------------

  {C}                {Am}
-----------------------------------------
---8--x------8----8--------8----------8--
---------7/9----------9h10---10-----9----
--10--x--------10----------------10------
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------

 {G}               {G}
--5/7------7-10-7---7------10-7----
------------------------8-------8--
--5/7---7-----------7--------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------

                             Oh -
  {C}               {Am}
-------------------------------------
------8---8h10-8------8h10-8---------
--7/9------------9-----------9----9--
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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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* chords for standard-tuning



intro   {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}

        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba)
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba)

        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (I found a reason to keep livin')
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (Oh, and the reason dear is you)
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (I found a reason to keep singin')
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (Wow-woh, and the reason dear is you ...)

        {F}{Dm}{F}{Dm}    (- I do believe, if you don't like ...)
        {F}{Dm}{A#}{A#}   (For someplace you've never gone before)

        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba)
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba)

        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (Honey, I found a reason to keep livin')
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (And you know the reason dear it's you)
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (And I've walked down life's lonely ...)
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (And I realize, how many paths have ...)

        {F}{Dm}{F}{Dm}    (- I do believe, you are what you ...)
        {F}{Dm}{A#}{A#}   (- comes is better than what came before)

g.solo  {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (Oh -)

        {F}{Dm}{F}{Dm}    (- I do believe, you are what you ...)
        {F}{Dm}{A#}{A#}   (- comes is better than what came before)

        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba)
        {F}{F}{A#}{Gm}    (Ba-ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba, And you ...)

        {F}{C}{A#}{F}     (- come, come-come, come to me ...)
        {F}{C}{A#}{A#}    (- come, come-come to me, Ba-ba-ba-ba)
        {F...             (Ba)







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"I Found A Reason"
(demo)
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album _Loaded - Fully Loaded Edition_
(The Velvet Underground, 1997)

late 1969
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        I found a reason to keep livin'
        And the reason dear is you
        I found a way to make it oh stop repeatin'
        And the reason dear is you

        Oh, I do believe, if you don't like things you leave
        For someplace you've never been before

        I found a reason to you keep livin'
        And the reason dear is you
        I found a reason to keep singin'
        And the reason dear is you

        Oh, I do believe, but you are what you perceive
        What comes is better than what came before

        I found a reason to you keep livin'
        And the reason dear is you
        I found a reason to keep singin'
        And the reason dear is you

        Oh, I do believe, you are what you perceive
        What comes is better than what came before



* all the strings downtuned a whole-tone
* note: this song has different pitch
from other songs on _Loaded - Fully Loaded Edition_.

 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}{Em}{C}{C}
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}

        {G}{Em}{C}{C}    (I found a reason to keep livin')
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}    (And the reason dear is you)
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}    (I found a way to make it oh stop ...)
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}    (And the reason dear is you)

        {G}{Em}{G}{Em}   (Oh, I do believe ...)
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}    (For someplace you've never been before)

harp    {G}{Em}{C}{C}
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}

        ....

g.solo  {G}{Em}{C}{C}
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}
        {G}{Em}{G}{Em}
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}

        ....

g.solo  {G}{Em}{C}{C}
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}
        {G}{Em}{G}{Em}
        {G}{Em}{C}{C}
        {G..



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

     {G}                {Em}
*1d ---------------------------------------
*2A ---------------------------------------
*3F --4--------2---------0-------0------0--
*4C -------------------------0h2----0h2----
*5G ---------------------------------------
*6D ---------------------------------------

 {C}                {C}
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-----------------------------0------0--   ...
--2----------------------0h2----0h2----
---------------------3-----------------
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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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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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