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"Legendary Hearts"
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album _Legendary Hearts_
(Lou Reed, 1983)

written by Lou Reed
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        Legendary hearts
        tearing up apart
        with stories of their love
        their great transcendent loves
        While we stand here and fight
        and lose another night
        of legendary love

        Legendary loves
        haunt me in my sleep
        promises to keep
        I never should have made
        I can't live up to this
        I'm good for just a kiss
        not legendary love

        Romeo, oh, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo
        he's in a car or at a bar
        or churning his blood with an impure drug
        He's in the past and seemingly lost forever

        He worked hard at being good
        but his basic soul was stained not pure
        and when he took his bow
        no audience was clapping

        Legendary hearts
        tear us all apart
        make our emotions bleed
        crying out in need
        No legendary love
        is coming from above
        it's in this room right now

        And you've got to fight
        to make what's right
        you've got to fight
        to make what's right
        You've got to fight
        to make what's right
        you've got to fight to keep your legendary love



* Lou Reed: standard-tuning



intro   {D...
        {D...
                           (Legendary -)
        {G}{A}{D}{G}       (- hearts, tearing up apart ...)
        {Em}{Em}{A}{A}     (- and fight and lose another night ...)

        {G}{A}{D}{Bm}      (- loves haunt me in my sleep ...)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}      (- this, I'm good for just a kiss ...)

        {G}{A}{D}{G}       (Romeo, oh Romeo, wherefore art ...)
        {Em}{A}            (He's in the past and seemingly ...)

        {A}{D}{G}{A}       (He worked hard at being good ...)
        {A}                (Legendary -)

        {G}{A}{D}{Bm}      (- hearts, tear us all apart ...)
        {G}{Em}{A}{A}      (- love is coming from above ...)

coda    {G/A}{D}{G/A}{D}   (- fight to make what's right ...)
        {G/A}{D}{G/A}{D}   (- fight to make what's right ...)
        {G/A}{D}{G/A}{D}
        {G/A}{D}{G/A}{D}
        {G/A}{D}{G/A}{D}
        {G/A}{D}{G/A}{D}
        {G/A}{D}{G/A}{D}
        ... fade out




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* Robert Quine: D-tuning
(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...
                           (Legendary -)
        {A}{B}{E}{A}       (- hearts, tearing up apart ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}{B}{B}   (- and fight and lose another night ...)

        {A}{B}{E}{C#m}     (- loves haunt me in my sleep ...)
        {A}{F#m}{B}{B}     (- this, I'm good for just a kiss ...)

        {A}{B}{E}{A}       (Romeo, oh Romeo, wherefore art ...)
        {F#m}{B}           (He's in the past and seemingly ...)

        {B}{E}{A}{B}       (He worked hard at being good ...)
        {B}                (Legendary -)

        {A}{B}{E}{C#m}     (- hearts, tear us all apart ...)
        {A}{F#m}{B}{B}     (- love is coming from above ...)

coda    {A/B}{E}{A/B}{E}   (- fight to make what's right ...)
        {A/B}{E}{A/B}{E}   (- fight to make what's right ...)
        {A/B}{E}{A/B}{E}
        {A/B}{E}{A/B}{E}
        {A/B}{E}{A/B}{E}
        {A/B}{E}{A/B}{E}
        {A/B}{E}{A/B}{E}
        ... fade out




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