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"Lonesome Cowboy Bill"
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album _Loaded_
(The Velvet Underground, 1970)

written by Lou Reed
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        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        rides the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        rides the rodeo
        Ever since he was a little lad
        rode the rodeo
        Bucking broncs, yeah, sipping wine
        got to see him go
        And all the ten-gallon girls
        love to hear him yodel-lay-hee-o, he goes

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        rides the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o

        Oh, lonesome Cowboy Bill
        yes, still rides the rodeo
        Up round Colorado shores
        down by the Ohio
        Sometimes even New Orleans
        down by Mardi Gras
        Yes, and all the ten-gallon girls
        to hear him yodel-lay-hee-o

        He's a Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        rides the rodeo
        Just a Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o

        You got to see him in the rodeo
        When he's riddin', going too darn fast
        You got to here the people
        scream and shout, they call him
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill, he's a
        oh, Lonesome Cowboy Bill, he goes
        Oh

        Oh, Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        rides the rodeo
        He Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o
        I said you got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o

        (Yodel-lay-hee-o) Oh, he's a Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        (yodel-lay-hee-o) Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        (Yodel-lay-hee-o) He's a Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        (yodel-lay-hee-o) he's a Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        ...




intro   {A}{A}{A}{A}

        {D}{A}{D}{A}       (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {D}{A}             (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, You got to -)
        {D}{D}{A}{A}       (- see him yodel-lay-hee-o)

        {A}{B}{D}{A}       (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {A}{B}{D}{A}       (Ever since he was a little lad ...)
        {A}{B}{D}{A}       (Bucking broncs, yeah, sipping ...)
        {A}{B}{D}{A}       (And all the ten-gallon girls ...)

        {D}{A}{D}{A}       (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {D}{A}             (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, You got to -)
        {D}{D}{A}{A}       (- see him yodel-lay-hee-o)

        ....

bridge  {Cm}{Cm}{F}{F}     (You got to see him in the rodeo)
        {A#}{A#}{D#}{Dm}   (When he's riddin', going too darn fast)
        {Cm}{Cm}{F}{F}     (You got to here the people ...)
        {A#}{D#}{A#}{D#}   (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, he's a ...)
        {A}{A}             (Oh)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}       (Oh)

        {D}{A}{D}{A}       (- Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {D}{A}             (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, you got to -)
        {D}{D}{A}{A}       (- see him yodel-lay-hee-o ...)
        {D}{D}{A}{A}       (- to here him yodel-lay-hee-o ...)

coda    {A}{A}{A}{A}       (- Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}       (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, Lonesome ...)
        ... fade out




* intro: guitar 1

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




* intro: guitar 2

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








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"Lonesome Cowboy Bill"
=================================
album _Live At Max's Kansas City_
(The Velvet Underground, 1972)

* listed as "version 1"
on 2-CD edition (2004)

Jul 26, 1970
Max's Kansas City, NYC
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        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        he rides the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        he rides the rodeo
        Ever since he was a little lad
        rode the rodeo
        Bucking broncs and sipping wine
        got to see him go
        And all the ten-gallon girls
        love to hear him yodel-lay-hee-o, he's a -

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        rides the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        oh, he still rides the rodeo
        Up round Colorado shores
        down by the Ohio, oh, oh
        Sometimes even New Orleans
        down by Mardi Gras
        And all the ten-gallon girls
        love to hear him yodel-lay-hee-o, he goes

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        rides the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o, oh

        You got to see him in the rodeo
        When he's riddin', going too darn fast
        You got to here the people
        scream and shout, they call him
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill, he goes

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        rides the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o
        You got to here him yodel-lay-hee-o, he goes

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill (yodel-lay-hee-o)
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill (yodel-lay-hee-o)
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill (yodel-lay-hee-o)
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill (yodel-lay-hee-o)
        ....




* chords: same as _Loaded_ version.







=====================================
"Lonesome Cowboy Bill"
(early version)
=====================================
album _Loaded - Fully Loaded Edition_
(The Velvet Underground, 1997)

Apr-Jul 1970
Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC
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        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        you ride the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        you know rides the rodeo
        Up round Colorado shores
        down by the Ohio
        Sometimes even New Orleans
        down by Mardi Gras
        And all the ten-gallon girls
        love to hear him yodel-lay-hee-o, oh

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        he rides the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him, ah, yodel-lay-hee-o

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        still rides the rodeo
        Ever since he was a little lad
        rode the rodeo, ooohhh
        Bucking broncs, sipping wine
        got to see him go
        All the ten-gallon blue-jean girls
        love to hear him yodel-lay-hee-o

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        rides the rodeo, ah
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill, ooohhh
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o, ah, ah

        You ought to see him in the rodeo
        And when he's riddin', going too darn fast
        You ought to here the people scream and shout
        and they call him
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill

        my, my

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        gotta ride the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o, he goes

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill, you gatta
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill, who's that
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill, who's that, ooohhh
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill, who's that
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill



* 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   {A}{A}{A}{A}

        {D}{A}{D}{A}       (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {D}{A}             (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, You got to -)
        {D}{D}{A}{A}       (- see him yodel-lay-hee-o)

        {A}{B}{D}{A}       (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, you know ...)
        {A}{B}{D}{A}       (Up round the Colorado shore ...)
        {A}{B}{D}{A}       (Sometimes even New Orleans ...)
        {A}{B}{D}{A}       (And all the ten-gallon girls ...)

        {D}{A}{D}{A}       (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {D}{A}             (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, You got to -)
        {D}{D}{A}{A}       (- see him yodel-lay-hee-o)

        ....

bridge  {Cm}{Cm}{F}{F}     (You ought to see him in the rodeo)
        {A#}{A#}{D#}{Dm}   (And when he's riddin', going ...)
        {Cm}{Cm}{F}{F}     (You ought to here the people ...)
        {A#}{D#}{A#}{D#}   (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, Lonesome ...)
        {A}{A}

        {A}{A}{A}{A}       (my, my)

        {D}{A}{D}{A}       (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {D}{A}             (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, You got to -)
        {D}{D}{A}{A}       (- see him yodel-lay-hee-o ...)
        {D}{D}{A}{A}       (- see him yodel-lay-hee-o)

coda    {A}{A}{A}{A}       (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}       (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}       (Lonesome Cowboy Bill)
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {A...




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

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




---------------------------------------------------------------------



* chords and tabs for standard-tuning



intro   {G}{G}{G}{G}

        {C}{G}{C}{G}         (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {C}{G}               (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, You got to -)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}         (- see him yodel-lay-hee-o)

        {G}{A}{C}{G}         (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, you know ...)
        {G}{A}{C}{G}         (Up round the Colorado shore ...)
        {G}{A}{C}{G}         (Sometimes even New Orleans ...)
        {G}{A}{C}{G}         (And all the ten-gallon girls ...)

        {C}{G}{C}{G}         (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {C}{G}               (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, You got to -)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}         (- see him yodel-lay-hee-o)

        ....

bridge  {A#m}{A#m}{D#}{D#}   (You ought to see him in the rodeo)
        {G#}{G#}{C#}{Cm}     (And when he's riddin', going ...)
        {A#m}{A#m}{D#}{D#}   (You ought to here the people ...)
        {G#}{C#}{G#}{C#}     (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, Lonesome ...)
        {G}{G}

        {G}{G}{G}{G}         (my, my)

        {C}{G}{C}{G}         (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {C}{G}               (Lonesome Cowboy Bill, You got to -)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}         (- see him yodel-lay-hee-o ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}         (- see him yodel-lay-hee-o)

coda    {G}{G}{G}{G}         (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}         (Lonesome Cowboy Bill ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}         (Lonesome Cowboy Bill)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G...




* intro (standard-tuning)

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








=================================
"Lonesome Cowboy Bill"
(version 2)
=================================
album _Live At Max's Kansas City_
2-CD edition
(The Velvet Underground, 2004)

Aug 23, 1970
Max's Kansas City, NYC
=================================


        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        he rides the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        yes, he rides the rodeo
        Ever since he was a little lad
        rode the rodeo
        Bucking broncs and sipping wine
        got to see him go
        And all the ten-gallon girls
        love to hear him yodel-lay-hee-o, he's a -

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        he rides the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o

        Oh, Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        yes, he still rides the rodeo
        Up round Colorado shores
        yes, down by the Ohio
        Sometimes even New Orleans
        yes, down by Mardi Gras
        All the ten-gallon girls
        love to hear him yodel-lay-hee-o, ooohhh, he goes

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        rides the rodeo
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o

        You got to see him in the rodeo
        When he's riddin', going too darn fast
        You got to here the people
        scream and shout, they call him
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill, he goes

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        rides the rodeo, ooohhh
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill
        You got to see him yodel-lay-hee-o
        Yeah, see him yodel-lay-hee-o, he goes

        Lonesome Cowboy Bill (yodel-lay-hee-o)
        Lonesome Cowboy Bill (yodel-lay-hee-o)
        Ride, ride, ride, I want to (yodel-lay-hee-o)
        ride, ride, ride, I want to (yodel-lay-hee-o)
        Ride, ride, ride, ride
        ride, ride, ride, Lonesome Bill

        Ride, ride, ride, ride
        ....




* chords: same as _Loaded_ version.




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