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"Long Way Back Again"
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album _A Date With The Smithereens_
(The Smithereens, 1994)

written by Pat DiNizio

Lou Reed: guitar solos
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        Not hurtin' anyone
        that's all she had to say
        I'm only havin' fun
        they just got in the way

        Did it much matter then
        tell me I need to know
        The things that they made me do
        the way that I had to go

        Long way back again
        oh yeah

        Listening to her right now
        not listening anyhow
        The girl's got some things to say
        not listening anyway

        Why does it have to be
        why do they need to know
        She put them down one by one
        she put on a real good show

        Long way back again

        Once she believed in love so fine
        She won't be understanding this time
        (she's just beginning to grow)
        Voices keep goin' round in my head
        (they keep on sayin' it's so)
        I still can't understand what they said
        (you know they come from below)

        Not hurtin' anyone
        that's all she had to say
        I was just havin' fun
        they just got in the way

        Did it much matter then
        tell me I need to know
        The things that they made me do
        the way that I had to go

        Long way back again

        Long way back again
        long way back again
        Long way back again
        long way back, let's go

        Long way back again
        long way back again
        Long way back again
        long way back again



* all the strings downtuned a half-tone

 1d# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from e to d#)
 2A# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from B to A#)
 3F# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from G to F#)
 4C# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from D to C#)
 5G# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from A to G#)
 6D# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from E to D#)



intro   {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}
        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (Not hurtin' -)

        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (- anyone, that's ...)
        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (- havin' fun, they ...)

        {A7/A7sus2}{C/D}{A7/A7sus2}{C/D}    (- matter then ...)
break   {A7/A7sus2}{C/D}{A7/A7sus2}{C/D}    (- made me do, the ...)
        {D}                                 (Long way back -)

        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (- again, oh yeah ...)

        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (- her right now ...)
        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (- things to say ...)

        {A7/A7sus2}{C/D}{A7/A7sus2}{C/D}    (- have to be, why ...)
break   {A7/A7sus2}{C/D}{A7/A7sus2}{C/D}    (- one by one, she ...)
        {D}                                 (Long way back -)

bridge  {A}{A}{F/F.G}{G}                    (- again, Once she ...)
        {A}{A}{F/F.G}{G}                    (She won't be ...)
        {A}{A}{F/F.G}{G}                    (Voices keep goin' ...)
        {A}{A}{F/F.G}{G}                    (I still can't ...)

g.solo  {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}
        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (Not hurtin' -)

        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (- anyone, that's ...)
        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (- havin' fun, they ...)

        {A7/A7sus2}{C/D}{A7/A7sus2}{C/D}    (- matter then ...)
break   {A7/A7sus2}{C/D}{A7/A7sus2}{C/D}    (- made me do, the ...)
        {D}                                 (Long way back -)

coda    {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (- again, Long way ...)
        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (- again, Long way ...)

        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}
        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (Long way back -)

        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G}    (- again, Long way ...)
        {A7/A7sus2}{D/G}{A7/A7sus2}{D/G...  (- again, Long way ...)




* riff 1 (all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

      {A7 / A7sus2}{D   / G}
*1d# --------0------2-----3-----3-3-3-3--
*2A# --2-----0------3-----0-----0-0-0-0--
*3F# --0-----0------2-----0-----0-0-0-0--
*4C# --2-----2------0-----0-----0-0-0-0--
*5G# --0---------------------------------
*6D# ------------------------------------

note: syncopated rhythm
   __   __   __   __     __   __   __   __
| / /  / /  / /  / /  | / /  / /  / /  / /  |
  o      o       o        o       o o  o o
  A7     A7sus2  D        G




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

      {A7 / A7sus2}{C   / D}
*1d# --------0------------2-----2-2-2-2--
*2A# --2-----0------1-----3-----3-3-3-3--
*3F# --0-----0------0-----2-----2-2-2-2--
*4C# --2-----2------2-----0-----0-0-0-0--
*5G# --0------------3--------------------
*6D# ------------------------------------

note: syncopated rhythm
   __   __   __   __     __   __   __   __
| / /  / /  / /  / /  | / /  / /  / /  / /  |
  o      o       o        o       o o  o o
  A7     A7sus2  C        D




* guitar solo by Lou (all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

      {A7/    A7sus2} {D   /  G}    {A7  / A7sus2}{D    / G }
*1d# -------------------------------------------------------------
*2A# -------------------------------------------------------------
*3F# --5b6--6b7-r6--2---2-4b6-2v-----6b7-r6-2----2-6b7---r6-------
*4C# -----------------4-----------------------4-------------------
*5G# -------------------------------------------------------------
*6D# -------------------------------------------------------------

                                                    Not hurtin' -
 {A7/     A7sus2} {D  / G}    {A7/ A7sus2}{D  / G }
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--7b9-9-9--9r7-5-7b9^--5v----4-4b6r4--2v--4v--/7v-------------
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* coda (all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

      {A7   / A7sus2}{D   /  G}
*1d# ----0------0-------0------0---0---0----
*2A# --2---2--3---3---5---5--5---5---5---5--
*3F# ---------------------------------------   ...
*4C# ---------------------------------------
*5G# ---------------------------------------
*6D# ---------------------------------------



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