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"I'm Sticking With You"
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album _VU_
(The Velvet Underground, 1985)

written by Lou Reed

May 13, 1969
Record Plant Studios, NY
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        I'm sticking with you
        'cause I'm made out of glue
        Anything that you might do
        I'm gonna do, too

        You held up a stagecoach in the rain
        and I'm doing the same
        Saw you hanging from a tree
        and I made believe it was me

        I'm sticking with you
        'cause I'm made out of glue
        Anything that you might do
        I'm gonna do, too

        Moon people going to the stratosphere
        soldiers fighting with the Cong
        But with you by my side I can do anything
        when we swing, we hang past right and wrong

        I'll do anything for you
        anything you'd want me to
        I'll do anything for you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        ...



* 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)



        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}       (I'm sticking with you ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}       (Anything that you might do ...)

        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}       (- held up a stagecoach in ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}       (Saw you hanging from a tree ...)

        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}       (I'm sticking with you ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G/F#..   (Anything that you might do ...)

bridge  {Bm}{F#}{Bm}{F#}       (Moon people going to the ...)
        {D}{A..{C#}{F#..       (- you by my side I can do ...)
                               (I'll do any-)
coda    {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}     (-thing for you, anything you'd ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}     (-thing for you, oh wow, I'm ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}     (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}     (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}     (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}     (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        ... fade out




* guitar on coda (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

     {B}                {E              / F#}
*1d ------7--------11----------12---------14----------
*2A --------------------------------------------------
*3F --6/8-----8/11-------11/13------13/15-------------   ...
*4C --------------------------------------------------
*5G --------------------------------------------------
*6D --------------------------------------------------



*** 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 and tabs for standard-tuning



        {F/C}{F}{A#/C}{F}      (I'm sticking with you ...)
        {F/C}{F}{A#/C}{F}      (Anything that you might do ...)

        {F/C}{F}{A#/C}{F}      (- held up a stagecoach in ...)
        {F/C}{F}{A#/C}{F}      (Saw you hanging from a tree ...)

        {F/C}{F}{A#/C}{F}      (I'm sticking with you ...)
        {F/C}{F}{A#/C}{F/E..   (Anything that you might do ...)

bridge  {Am}{E}{Am}{E}         (Moon people going to the ...)
        {C}{G..{B}{E..         (- you by my side I can do ...)
                               (I'll do any-)
coda    {A}{D/E}{A}{D/E}       (-thing for you, anything you'd ...)
        {A}{D/E}{A}{D/E}       (-thing for you, oh wow, I'm ...)
        {A}{D/E}{A}{D/E}       (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        {A}{D/E}{A}{D/E}       (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        {A}{D/E}{A}{D/E}       (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        {A}{D/E}{A}{D/E}       (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        ... fade out




* guitar on coda (standard-tuning)

     {A}                {D             / E}
 1e ------5-------9-----------10---------12----------
 2B -------------------------------------------------
 3G --4/6-----6/9--------9/11------11/13-------------   ...
 4D -------------------------------------------------
 5A -------------------------------------------------
 6E -------------------------------------------------



*** 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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"I'm Sticking With You"
===============================
untitled CDEP
(The Velvet Underground, 1990)

CDEP "Ride Into The Sun"
(The Velvet Underground, 1993)

box set _What Goes On_
(The Velvet Underground, 1993)

Oct 19, 1969
End of Cole Ave., Dallas, Texas
===============================


        I'm sticking with you
        'cause I'm made out of glue
        Anything that you might do
        I'm gonna do, too

        You held up a stagecoach in the rain
        and I'm doing the same (the same)
        Saw you hanging from a tree (from a tree)
        and I made believe it was me

        Oh, I'm sticking with you
        'cause I'm made out of glue
        Anything that you might do
        I'm gonna do, too

        Moon people going to the stratosphere
        soldiers fighting with the Cong
        But with me by your side I can do anything
        when we swing, we hang past right and wrong

        I'll do anything for you
        anything that you'd want me to
        I'll do anything for you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you



* 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}{G}{G}

        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (I'm sticking with you ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (Anything that you might do ...)

        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (- held up a stagecoach in ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (Saw you hanging from a tree ...)

        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (- I'm sticking with you ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G/F#..    (Anything that you might do ...)

bridge  {Bm}{F#}{Bm}{F#}        (Moon people going to the ...)
        {D}{A..{C#}{F#..        (- me by your side I can do ...)
                                (I'll do any-)
coda    {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (-thing for you, anything that ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (-thing for you, oh wow, I'm ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E../F#..   (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        {B...                   (- you)








==============================
"I'm Sticking With You"
==============================
album _Live MCMXCIII_
(The Velvet Underground, 1993)

Jun 1993
L'Olympia, Paris, France
==============================


        I'm sticking with you
        'cause I'm made out of glue
        Anything that you might do
        I'm gonna do, too

        You held up a stagecoach in the rain
        and I'm doing the same
        Saw you hanging from a tree
        and I made believe it was me

        Oh, I'm sticking with you
        'cause I'm made out of glue
        Anything that you might do
        I'm gonna do, too

        Moon people going to the stratosphere
        soldiers fighting with the Cong
        But with you by my side I can do anything
        when we swing, we hang past right and wrong

        I'll do anything for you
        anything you'd want me to, ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh
        I'll do anything for you, oh wow
        Hey, I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow



intro   {C/G}{C}

        {C/G}{C}{F/G}{C}      (I'm sticking with you ...)
        {C/G}{C}{F/G}{C}      (Anything that you might do ...)

        {C/G}{C}{F/G}{C}      (- held up a stagecoach in ...)
        {C/G}{C}{F/G}{C}      (Saw you hanging from a tree ...)

        {C/G}{C}{F/G}{C}      (- I'm sticking with you ...)
        {C/G}{C}{F/G}{C/B..   (Anything that you might do ...)

bridge  {Em}{B}{Em}{B..       (Moon people going to the ...)
        {G}{D..{F#}{B...      (- you by my side I can do ...)
                              (I'll do any-)
coda    {E}{A/B}{E}{A/B}      (-thing for you, anything you'd ...)
        {E}{A/B}{E}{A/B}      (I'll do anything for you ...)
        {E}{A/B}{E}{A/B}      (- with you, oh wow, I'm ...)
        {E}{A/B}{E}{A/B}      (- with you, oh wow, I'm ...)
        {E}{A/B}{E}{A/B}      (- with you, oh wow, I'm ...)
guitar  {E}{A/B}{E}{A/B}      (- with you)
        {E}{A/B}{E}{A/B}
        {E}{A/B}{E}{A/B}
        {E}{A/B}{E...








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"I'm Sticking With You"
(outtake)
=====================================
album _Loaded - Fully Loaded Edition_
(The Velvet Underground, 1997)

Apr-Jul 1970
Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC
=====================================


        I'm sticking with you
        'cause I'm made out of glue
        Anything that you might do
        I'm gonna do, too

        You held up a stagecoach in the rain (in the rain)
        and I'm doing the same (the same)
        Saw you hanging from a tree (from a tree)
        and I made believe it was me (was me)

        Oh, I'm sticking with you
        'cause I'm made out of glue
        Anything that you might do
        I'm gonna do, too

        Moon people going to the stratosphere
        soldiers fighting with the Cong
        But with you by my side I can do anything
        when we swing, we hang past right and wrong

        I'll do anything for you
        baby, anything you'd want me to
        Oh, I'll do anything for you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you



* 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}{G}{G}

        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (I'm sticking with you ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (Anything that you might do ...)

        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (- held up a stagecoach in ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (Saw you hanging from a tree ...)

        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (- I'm sticking with you ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G/F#..    (Anything that you might do ...)

bridge  {Bm}{F#}{Bm}{F#}        (Moon people going to the ...)
        {D}{A..{C#}{F#..        (- you by my side I can do ...)
                                (I'll do any-)
coda    {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (-thing for you, baby, anything ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (-thing for you, oh wow, I'm ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (- with you, oh wow, I'm ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (- with you, oh wow, I'm ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (- with you, oh wow, I'm ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E../F#..   (- with you, oh wow, I'm ...)
        {B...                   (- you)




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

    {G}              {G}           {G}                {G}
*1d ----------------------------------------------------------------
*2A ----------------------------------------------------------------
*3F --------------------------------0-------------------------------
*4C ------0h2--0------------0---0h2--------0h2--0-------------------
*5G -------------2p0------------------------------2p0---------------
*6D -----------------2/3------------------------------2/3----2/3----



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics








==================================================
"I'm Sticking With You"
(The Family Dog, San Francisco, 11-8-69)
==================================================
box set _Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes_
(The Velvet Underground, 2001)

Nov 08, 1969
The Family Dog, San Francisco, California
==================================================


        I'm sticking with you
        'cause I'm made out of glue
        Anything that you might do
        I'm gonna do, too

        You held up a stagecoach in the rain (the rain)
        and I'm doing the same (the same)
        Saw you hanging from a tree (a tree)
        and I made believe it was me (was me)

        Oh, I'm sticking with you
        'cause I'm made out of glue
        Anything that you might do
        I'm gonna do, too

        Moon people going to the stratosphere
        soldiers fighting with the Cong
        But, huh, but you by my side I can do anything
        when we swing, we hang past right and wrong

        I'll do anything for you
        anything that you'd want me to
        I'll do anything for you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you, oh wow
        I'm sticking with you



* 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}{G}{G}
        {G}

        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (I'm sticking with you ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (Anything that you might do ...)

        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (- held up a stagecoach in ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (Saw you hanging from a tree ...)

        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G}        (- I'm sticking with you ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/D}{G/F#..    (Anything that you might do ...)

bridge  {Bm}{F#}{Bm}{F#}        (Moon people going to the ...)
        {D..{A..{C#..{F#..      (- but you by my side I can do ...)
                                (I'll do any-)
coda    {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (-thing for you, anything that ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (-thing for you, oh wow, I'm ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E/F#}      (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        {B}{E/F#}{B}{E../F#..   (- you, oh wow, I'm sticking ...)
        {B...                   (- you)




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thanks: Einar Stenseng (einar@asker.online.no)
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I hope I can help improve the little details that can be improved;
I've found an error in the lyrics for "I'm sticking with you"...
Im pretty certain that the words are:


"There're people going into the stratosphere
Soldiers fighting with the Cong"


"The Cong" being slang for the Vietnamese army in the Vietnam war.
Hope this helped!

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