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"Lady Godiva's Operation"
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album _White Light/White Heat_
(The Velvet Underground, 1968)

written by Lou Reed
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        Lady Godiva here dressed so demurely
        pats the heads of another curly-hair boy
        Just another toy

        Sick with silence, she weeps sincerely
        saying words that have all so clearly been said
        So long ago

        Draperies wrapped gently round her shoulder
        life has made her that much bolder now
        That she's found out how

        Dressed in silk, latin lace and envy
        pride and joy of the latest penny fair
        Pretty passing care

        Hair today now dipped in the water
        making love to every poor daughter's son
        Isn't it fun

        Now today, propping grace with envy
        Lady Godiva peers to see if anyone's there
        And hasn't a care

        Doctor is coming the nurse thinks sweetly
        turning on the machine that neatly pump air
        The body lies bare

        Shaved and hairless what once was screaming
        now lies silent and almost sleeping
        The brain must have gone away

        Strapped securely to the white table
        ether caused the body to wither and writhe
        Underneath the white light

        Doctor arrives, with knife and baggage
        sees the growth as just so much cabbage
        That must now be cut away

        Now comes the moment of great, great decision
        the doctor is making his first incision
        One goes here, one goes there

        "The ether tube's leaking" says someone who's sloppy
        patient it seems is not so well sleeping
        The screams echo up the hall

        Don't panic, someone give him pentathol instantly
        doctor removes his blade cagily so from the brain
        By my count of ten, the head won't move



* 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   {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {D}{D}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}           (Lady Godiva dressed so demurely ...)
        {D}{D}{E}{E}           (- boy - Just another toy)

        ....




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

     {E}            {E}         {E}        {E}
*1d -----------------------------------------9--7----------
*2A --7/9-9-9--7--9--10-9--7-5---9--9-9-7-9--------9-7-5---
*3F -----------------------------------------9--7----------
*4C --7/9-9-9--7--9---9-9--7-6---9--9-9-7-9--------9-7-6---
*5G -------------------------------------------------------
*6D -------------------------------------------------------

 {D}      {D}          {E}            {E}
--------------------------------------------------------
--7---7---7---7---7-----7/9--9---------7/9--9-----------
---7---7---7---7---7------------------------------------
----7---7---7---7---7---7/9--9---------7/9--9-----------
--------------------------------------------------------
----------------------0----------0-0-0-----------0-0-0--



* riff 2 (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

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

 {E}                  {E}
--------------------------------------------
----3-3---3-3------------3-3---3-3----------
----1-1---1-1------------1-1---1-1----------
----x-x---x-x------0-----x-x---x-x------0---
----2-2---2-2--0-2-------2-2---2-2--0-2-----
--0-----0--------------0-----0--------------

 {D}                {D}
------------------------------------------
----3-3---3-3----3-----3-3---3-3----------
----5-5---5-5----5-----5-5---5-5----------
----4-4---4-4----4-----4-4---4-4------0---
--0-----0------0-----0-----0------0-2-----
------------------------------------------

 {E}                  {E}
--------------------------------------------
----3-3---3-3------------3-3---3-3----------
----1-1---1-1------------1-1---1-1----------
----x-x---x-x------0-----x-x---x-x------0---
----2-2---2-2--0-2-------2-2---2-2--0-2-----
--0-----0--------------0-----0--------------



*** 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   {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {C}{C}{D}{D}

        {D}{D}{D}{D}           (Lady Godiva dressed so demurely ...)
        {C}{C}{D}{D}           (- boy - Just another toy)

        ....



*** 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: Bjorn Waller (bjwa6373@hem1.passagen.se)
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I found some errors in your lyrics for Chelsea Girls,
Velvet Nursery Rhyme and Lady Godiva's Operation.
Here are the correct ones:



        Lady Godiva's Operation
        ===============
        Lady Godiva here dressed so demurely
        pats the heads of another curly-hair boy
        Just another toy

        Sick with silence, she weeps sincerely
        saying words that have all so clearly been said
        So long ago

        Draperies wrapped gently round her shoulder
        life has made her that much bolder now
        That she's found out how

        Dressed in silk, latin, lace and envy
        pride and joy of the latest penny fair
        Pretty passing care

        Hair today now dipped in the water
        making love to every poor daughter's son
        Isn't it fun

        Now today, propping grace with envy
        Lady Godiva peers to see if anyone's there
        And hasn't a care

        Doctor is coming the nurse thinks SWEETLY
        turning on the machine that NEATLY PUMP AIR
        The body lies bare

        Shaved and hairless what once was SCREAMING
        now lies silent and ALMOST SLEEPING
        The brain must have gone away

        Strapped securely to the white table
        ether caused the body to wither and writhe
        Underneath the white light

        Doctor arrives, with knife and baggage
        sees the growth as just so much cabbage
        That must now be cut away

        Now comes the moment of great, great decision
        the doctor is making his first incision
        One goes here, one goes there

        "The ether tube's leaking" says someone who's sloppy
        patient it seems is not so well sleeping
        The screams echo up the hall

        Don't panic, someone give him pentathol instantly
        doctor removes his blade cagily so from the brain
        By my count of ten, the head won't move


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