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"Sweet Bonnie Brown" /
"It's Just Too Much"
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album _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_
(The Velvet Underground, 1974)

written by Lou Reed

Nov 1969
San Francisco, California
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* for "Sweet Bonnie Brown" lyrics and chords,
see "sweet_bonnie_brown.html"



        Oh, there's one thing, baby, I just don't understand
        ah, two old women fighting for another man
        You know it's just too much, ooohhh
        you know it's just too much
        Oh, it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        Oh, now here comes Mary coming over the hill, oh
        they say she won't but her sister will
        You know it's just too much, ooohhh
        you know it's just too much
        You know it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand
        oh, rock on

        Oh, here comes my na-na-now ....... gold
        everybody says, hey babe, rock your soul
        You know it's just too much, ooohhh
        it's just too much
        You know it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        Hey take me back never-never I've been long
        everything you know I'm doing wrong
        You know it's just too much, ooohhh
        it's just too much
        Oh, you know it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand
        oh, Sterl

        Everytime I'm going out for my thrill
        here comes Mary and here comes through
        You know it's just too much, oh
        ........ it's just too much
        Oh, you know it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        You know it's too, too, too much
        you know it's too, too, too much
        You know it's too-too, too much
        you know it's too-too, too much
        You know it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand



* 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)



        ["Sweet Bonnie Brown" ending: medley]
intro   ....
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}             (Oh, there's -)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}             (- one thing, baby ...)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}             (- just too much, ooohhh ...)
        {B}{B}{E}{E}             (- too much, baby, and I just ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}             (- here comes Mary coming over ...)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}             (- just too much, ooohhh ...)
        {B}{B}{E}{E}             (- too much, baby, and I just ...)

guitar  {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{B.A/G#m.F#m}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{B}{E}{E}

        ....




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* chords for standard-tuning



        ["Sweet Bonnie Brown" ending: medley]
intro   ....
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}            (Oh, there's -)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}            (- one thing, baby ...)
        {G}{G}{D}{D}            (- just too much, ooohhh ...)
        {A}{A}{D}{D}            (- too much, baby, and I just ...)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}            (- here comes Mary coming over ...)
        {G}{G}{D}{D}            (- just too much, ooohhh ...)
        {A}{A}{D}{D}            (- too much, baby, and I just ...)

guitar  {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {G}{G}{D}{D}
        {A}{A.G/F#m.Em}{D}{D}

        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {G}{G}{D}{D}
        {A}{G}{D}{D}

        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {G}{G}{D}{D}
        {A}{A}{D}{D}

        ....







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

Oct 19, 1969
End of Cole Ave., Dallas, Texas
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        One thing, baby, that I just don't understand
        two women fighting for another man
        You know it's just too much
        baby, it's just too much
        Well it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        One thing, Mary coming over the hill
        she says she won't but her sister will
        Baby, it's just too much
        it's just too much
        It's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        Wait for Mary bar, down at the bar
        I never thought I could see so far
        Baby, it's just too much
        it's just too much
        Well it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        It's too, too, too much
        too, too, too much
        Too, too, too much
        too, too, too much
        Baby, it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand



* chords:
same as _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_ version
They played using down-tuning
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)







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"It's Just Too Much"
(live)
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box set _Peel Slowly And See_
(The Velvet Underground, 1995)

Oct 28, 1969
End of Cole Ave., Dallas, Texas
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        One thing, baby, that I just don't understand
        two women fighting for another man
        You know it's just too much
        baby, it's just too much
        Well it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        One thing, Mary coming over the hill
        she say she won't but her sister will
        Baby, it's just too much
        it's just too much
        It's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        Wait for Mary bar, down at the bar
        I never thought I could see so far
        Baby, it's just too much
        it's just too much
        Well it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        It's too, too, too much
        too, too, too much
        Too, too, too much
        too, too, too much
        Baby, it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand



* chords:
same as _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_ version
They played using down-tuning
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)







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"It's Just Too Much"
(The Family Dog, San Francisco, 11-8-69)
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box set _Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes_
(The Velvet Underground, 2001)

Nov 08, 1969
The Family Dog, San Francisco, California
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        One thing, baby, I don't understand
        two women ........ another man
        Baby, it's just too much
        it's just too much
        Oh, it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        Here comes Mary coming over the hill
        she says she won't but her sister will
        Wow, it's just too much
        woh, it's just too much
        It's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        Hey now wheee, I'm goin' out the bar
        drink myself so ............. grow
        Woh, it's just too much
        woh, it's just too much
        Woh, it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        Some people say that I get my .....
        I'm just seein' I don't have any place rock and go
        You know it's just too much
        oh, it's just too much
        Oh, it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand
        rock on

        Some call Mary and some call Jane
        I just ........... all of the thing
        You know it's just too much
        woh, it's just too much
        Oh, it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand

        It's too, too, too much
        it's too, too, too much
        Woh, it's too, too, too much
        woh, it's too, too, too much
        Oh, it's too much, baby
        and I just don't understand



* chords:
same as _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_ version
They played using down-tuning
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)




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