==================================
"Leave Me Alone"
==================================
album _Street Hassle_
(Lou Reed, 1978)

written by Lou Reed

Apr 24, 1977
Friedrich Eberthalle, Ludwigshaven
==================================


        Everybody gonna try to tell you what to do, uh huh
        And never never never never let it be said that it's true
        oh oh, hey, give it to my babe yeah

        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone

        Certain kinds of people they just always let you down
        Now I know you're trying to go up and they just want a frown
        oh, give it to me now, give it to

        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
        get down, baby
        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
        oh come now, leave me alone mam, okay baby

        Oh, oh yeah
        ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        Ah huh huh

        Don't you know some people they just don't know when to stop
        give it to me now
        They can't tell the floor from the ceiling or the top
        And then there's other types, they always make you wait
        And they're the ones who always are the first to say
        "Mistake", uh

        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
        Leave me, love me, love me, love me, love me forever
        Love me, love me, love me, love me, love me forever
        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone, oh
        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
        leave me alone

        Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        Ah huh huh




intro   .E}
        {F#}{F#/B.E}{F#}{F#}
        {F#}{F#/B.E}{F#}{F#}
sax     {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}
        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}

        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}   (Everybody gonna ...)
        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}   (- never never ...)

chorus  {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}   (Leave me ...)
        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}   (Leave me ...)

        ....




* intro

     .E}
 1e -----
 2B -----
 3G -----
 4D --x--
 5A --x--
 6E --0--

 {F#}               {F#      /B  .E}
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
--------------------------------4-x----
--4-4-x-4--x-4-x-4---4-4-x-4--x-4-x-x--
--4-4-x-4--x-4-x-4---4-4-x-4--x-2-x-x--
--2-2-0-2--x-2-x-2---2-2-0-2--x-x-x-0--

 {F#}               {F#}
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
-------------------------4-------------
--4-4-x-4--x-4-x-4---4-4-4-4--x-4-x-x--
--4-4-x-4--x-4-x-4---4-4-2-4--x-4-x-x--
--2-2-0-2--x-2-x-2---2-2-x-2--x-2-x-0--

 {F#}               {F#      /B  .E}
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
------------------------------4---1----
--4-4-x-4--x-4-x-4---4-4-x-4--4---2----
--4-4-x-4--x-4-x-4---4-4-x-4--2---2----
--2-2-0-2--x-2-x-2---2-2-0-2--x---0----

 {F#}               {F#}
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------2-2---------------
--4-4-4-4--4-4---4---2-2-x-4----4-x-4--
--4-4-4-4--4-4---4---2-2-x-4----4-x-4--
--2-2-2-2--2-2---2---x-x---2----2-0-2--

(sax)
 {F#      /F# .B}   {F#      /F# .B}
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------4----------------4-4-x--
--x-4-x-4--x-4-4-----x-4-x-4--x-4-4-x--
--x-4-x-4--x-4-2-----x-4-x-4--x-2-2-x--
--x-2-x-2--x-2-x-----x-2-x-2--x-x-x-x--

(sax)
 {F#      /F# .B}   {F#      /F# .B}
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------4----------------4-4-x--   ...
--x-4-x-4--x-4-4-----x-4-x-4--x-4-4-x--
--x-4-x-4--x-4-2-----x-4-x-4--x-2-2-x--
--x-2-x-2--x-2-x-----x-2-x-2--x-x-x-x--








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"Leave Me Alone"
=========================
album _Take No Prisoners_
(Lou Reed, 1978)

May 1978
Bottom Line, NYC
=========================


        Every kinds of people they just always let you down
        And they're always the kind you always find around

        Ah leave me, leave me, leave me, right just
        leave me alone-alone
        Ah leave, hey baby leave me all alone
        oh yeah

        ...... some people they just don't know when to stop
        They can't tell the floor from the ceiling and the top

        Ah leave me, ah leave me, leave me all alone
        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me all alone

        (Oh, oh yeah)
        (ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (Ah huh huh)

        ...... the kind of people they don't know when to stop
        Then they cannot tell the floor from the ceiling and the top

        Leave me, babe why don't you leave me all alone
        Oh leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone

        Ah, leave me alone
        ah, leave me alone
        Ah, leave me alone
        ah, leave me alone

        Ah huh, oh yeah
        ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah
        ah huh, oh, oh yeah

        ........ the beat
        don't know when to stop
        ........ the beat
        oh they don't know when to stop

        (Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (Ah huh huh, oh, oh yeah)
        (oh, oh yeah)
        (Oh, oh yeah)

        And then there's other people, they're always on the make
        They always ....... going where they take

        Leave me baby, hey leave me alone
        Hey leave me babe, leave me all alone

        Ah leave me, ah leave me
        Oh why, oh why don't you
        Why don't you, ah leave me alone, ah leave me alone
        Ah leave me alone, ah leave me alone
        Hey leave me alone, ah leave me alone
        Ah leave me, ah leave me, ah leave me alone




* see the posted transcriptions/corrections below.




intro   ... fade in ...{F#}
        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#}{F#}
        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#}{F#}
        {F#}{F#}{F#}{F#}
        {F#}{F#}{F#}{F#}
        {F#}{F#}{F#}{F#}
sax     {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}
        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}
        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}
        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}

        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}

        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}   (Every kinds of ...)
        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}   (- they're ...)

chorus  {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}   (- leave me ...)
        {F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}{F#/F#.B}   (- leave, hey ...)

        ....




* riff

     {F#      /F# .B}   {F#      /F# .B}
 1e ---------------------------------------
 2B ---------------------------------------
 3G ---------------4------------------4----
 4D --4-4-4-4--4-4-4-----4-4-4-4--4-4-4----
 5A --4-4-4-4--4-4-2-----4-4-4-4--4-4-2----
 6E --2-2-2-2--2-2-x-----2-2-2-2--2-2-x----

 {F#      /F# .B}   {F#      /F# .B}
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
--------4v-----------2---2-------------
--1-2-4----------------4---1v----------
--------------------------------2v-----

     {F#      /F# .B}   {F#      /F# .B}
 1e ---------------------------------------
 2B ---------------------------------------
 3G ---------------4------------------4----
 4D --4-4-4-4--4-4-4-----4-4-4-4--4-4-4----
 5A --4-4-4-4--4-4-2-----4-4-4-4--4-4-2----
 6E --2-2-2-2--2-2-x-----2-2-2-2--2-2-x----

 {F#      /F# .B}   {F#      /F# .B}
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------   ...
--------4v-----------2---2-1v----------
--1-2-4----------------4--------4v-----
---------------------------------------



*** 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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"Leave Me Alone"
=========================================================
box set
_Between Thought And Expression - The Lou Reed Anthology_
(Lou Reed, 1992)

album _Coney Island Baby_
reissue CD bonus track
(Lou Reed, 2006)

* outtake from _Coney Island Baby_ sessions

Oct 21, 1975
Media Sound Studios, NYC
=========================================================


        All the kinds of people tryin' to tell you what to do now
        But they just got a scam and
        they're just tryin' to see through you, ah
        Rip off cities where they are a comin' from
        And they can make it so your music isn't much fun now

        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone

        Laurine had a face she could never replace
        And after the operation she lost her taste
        The last time that I saw her was by CC&Y
        She was going without you and she knew why
        ........

        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
        no huh
        hey, leave me alone, man

        I respect you, get your lady, Jack, get out of town
        Send you to a school where the WASP don't frown
        I don't think that I like all the things that you do
        I don't wanna get ethnic but I know that you're through, ah

        I said now
        leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone, no
        Hey baby baby baby baby, leave me alone, get down now
        Hey lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely boy
        Hey lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely boy and now
        get to me now
        Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone, oh
        Hey baby now
        leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
        take the truth, honey baby
        Hey leave me alone now, hey leave me alone no
        hey get out of town now, hey baby leave alone no
        Hey lon-lon-lon-lon-lonely boy now
        give it now now, now now now, now now, now now
        huh huh huh, yeah leave it to me now
        Hey pick it up and go now, hey pick it up and go now
        hey leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me
        leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me
        leave me, leave me, leave me now alone now
        Give it, do it to me now, now now now
        get to me down, uh huh
        Bet you got to get high to appreciate it right now
        Hey leave me alone now, hey give it to me now
        hey higher mother fuckin' now,  hey say mother fuckin' now
        hey leave me alone now, hey leave me alone now
        hey Jack
        So say yeah yeah yeah yeah




intro   {A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}

        {A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}   (All the kinds of people ...)
        {A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}   (But they just got a ...)
        {A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}   (Rip off cities where ...)
        {A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}   (And they can make it ...)

chorus  {A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}   (Leave me, leave me, ...)
        {A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}{A/A.D}   (Leave me, leave me, ...)

        ....




* intro (guitar 1)

     {A      / A . D} {A      / A . D}
 1e -----------------------------------------
 2B ---------------3----------------3--------
 3G --x-2-x-2--x-2-2---x-2-x-2--x-2-2--------
 4D --x-2-x-2--x-2-0---x-2-x-2--x-2-0--------
 5A --x-0-x-0--x-0-----x-0-x-0--x-0----------
 6E -----------------------------------------

 {A      / A . D} {A      / A . D}
-----------------------------------------
---------------3----------------3--------
--x-2-x-2--x-2-2---x-2-x-2--x-2-2--------
--x-2-x-2--x-2-0---x-2-x-2--x-2-0--------
--x-0-x-0--x-0-----x-0-x-0--x-0----------
-----------------------------------------




* intro (guitar 2)

     {A      / A . D} {A      / A . D}
 1e -----------------------------------------
 2B ------------7b8r7v----------7b8r7--------
 3G ------------7b8r7v----------7b8r7-5------
 4D ------------------------------------7----
 5A -----------------------------------------
 6E -----------------------------------------

 {A      / A . D} {A      / A . D}
-----------------------------------------
------------7b8r7v----------7b8r7--------
------------7b8r7v----------7b8r7-5------
------------------------------------7----
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------




* intro (guitar 3)

     {A      / A . D} {A      / A . D}
 1e -----------------------------------------
 2B -----------------------------------------
 3G -----------------------------------------
 4D -----------------------------------------
 5A -----------------------------------------
 6E -----------------------------------------

 {A      / A . D}             {A      / A . D}
-----------15b17-15b17-15v-------------15b17r15----------------
------------------------------------------------15b17r15-13v---
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------



*** 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: Kirill Rodionov (thaumaturge@chat.ru)
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I'm sending you some missing lines
I figured out of "Leave Me Alone".



"Leave Me Alone"
(box-set: _Between Thought And Expression_)


All the kinds of people tryin' to tell you what to do, now
But they just got to (scan ?)
they're just tryin' to see through you, ah
Rip off cities ....... comin' from
And naked, naked soul your music isn't much fun now

Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone

Laurine? had a face she could never replace
And after the operation she lost her taste
The last time that I saw her was by C.C.N.Y.
She was going without you and she knew why

Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone, no, huh
hey, leave me alone, men

I was there to get your ... out of town
Send you to the school where the WASP don't frown
I don't think that I liked all of the things that you do
I don't wanna get at the pal I know that you're through

I say now, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me
leave me alone, no
Hey, baby, baby, baby, baby, leave me alone, get down, now
Hey, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely boy
Hey, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely boy, and now
get to me now
Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone, oh
Hey baby, now, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me
leave me alone
take insurance on the baby
Hey, leave me alone, no, hey, leave me alone, now
hey, get outta town now,  hey, baby, leave, no-no
Hey, lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lon-lonely boy, now
give it na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na
ha-ha-ha, yeah, give it to me, now
Hey, pick up girl, now, hey, pick up girl, now
hey, leave-leave-leave-leave-leave ...
leave-leave-leave-leave .... now, alone, now
Give it, now, to me, now, now, now, now
get to me down, ah-ha
Bet you got to get high to appreciate it right now
Hey leave me alone, now, hey, give it to me, now
hey, ......mother fuckin' now, hey say the mother fuckin' now
hey, leave me alone, now, hey, leave me alone, now
hey, Jack
So, say, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


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thanks: Klaus
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it took a while,
but it is a starting point for the lyrics of this album.
(Take No Prisoners)


====


"Leave Me Alone"


Everybody's gonna try to tell you what to do, ha
And never, never, never, never, let it be said that it's true
Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone

Don't you know some people, they just don't know when to stop
They can't tell the floor from the ceiling or the top
Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone

Ah-ha-ha, oh, oh, yeah
Ah-ha-ha, oh, oh, yeah
Ah-ha-ha, oh, oh, yeah
Ah-ha-ha, oh, oh, yeah

Don't you know some people, they just don't know when to stop
They can't tell the floor from the ceiling or the top
Love me, love me, love me, love me, love me forever
Love me, love me, love me, love me, love me forever
Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
Leave me alone

Ah-ha-ha, oh, oh, yeah
Ah-ha-ha, oh, oh, yeah
Ah-ha-ha, oh, oh, yeah
Ah-ha-ha, oh, oh, yeah

And there're other types, they always make you wait
And they're always the first to say, the state you come from
Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone
Leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me, leave me alone

Leave me alone


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