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"Men Of Good Fortune"
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album _Berlin_
(Lou Reed, 1973)

written by Lou Reed
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        Men of good fortune
        often cause empires to fall
        While men of poor beginnings
        often can't do anything at all

        The rich son waits for his father to die
        the poor just drink and cry
        And me, I just don't care at all

        Men of good fortune
        very often can't do a thing
        While men of poor beginnings
        often can do anything

        At heart they try to act like a man
        handle things the best way they can
        They have no rich daddy to fall back on

        Men of good fortune
        often cause empires to fall
        While men of poor beginnings
        often can't do anything at all

        It takes money to make money they say
        look at the Fords, but didn't they start that way
        Anyway, it makes no difference to me

        Men of good fortune
        often wish that they could die
        While men of poor beginnings
        want what they have and to get it they'll die

        All those great things that life has to give
        they wanna have money and live
        But me, I just don't care at all

        Men of good fortune
        men of poor beginnings
        Men of good fortune
        men of poor beginnings
        Men of good fortune
        men of poor beginnings
        Men of good fortune
        men of poor beginnings
        ...




        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{Gm/F}         (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{D#/F}         (While men of poor ...)

        {Gm}{Gm/Gm.F}{D#}{D#/D#.F}   (The rich son waits for ...)
        {Gm}{F}{D#}{D#}              (And me, I just don't care ...)

        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{Gm/F}         (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{D#/F}         (While men of poor ...)

        {Gm}{Gm/Gm.F}{D#}{D#/D#.F}   (At heart they try to act ...)
        {Gm}{F}{D#}{D#}              (They have no rich daddy ...)

        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}

        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{Gm/F}         (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{D#/F}         (While men of poor ...)

        {Gm}{Gm/Gm.F}{D#}{D#/D#.F}   (It takes money to make ...)
        {Gm}{F}{D#}{D#}              (Anyway, it makes no ...)

        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{Gm/F}         (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{D#/F}         (While men of poor ...)

        {Gm}{Gm/Gm.F}{D#}{D#/D#.F}   (All those great things ...)
        {Gm}{F}{D#}{D#}              (But me, I just don't care ...)

coda    {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}   (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}   (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}   (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}   (Men of good fortune ...)
        ... fade out




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* chords for down-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)




        {C}{G}{Am/Em}{Am/G}        (Men of good fortune ...)
        {C}{G}{Am/Em}{F/G}         (While men of poor ...)

        {Am}{Am/Am.G}{F}{F/F.G}    (The rich son waits for ...)
        {Am}{G}{F}{F}              (And me, I just don't care ...)

        {C}{G}{Am/Em}{Am/G}        (Men of good fortune ...)
        {C}{G}{Am/Em}{F/G}         (While men of poor ...)

        {Am}{Am/Am.G}{F}{F/F.G}    (At heart they try to act ...)
        {Am}{G}{F}{F}              (They have no rich daddy ...)

        {C/Em.G}{Am}{C/Em.G}{Am}

        {C}{G}{Am/Em}{Am/G}        (Men of good fortune ...)
        {C}{G}{Am/Em}{F/G}         (While men of poor ...)

        {Am}{Am/Am.G}{F}{F/F.G}    (It takes money to make ...)
        {Am}{G}{F}{F}              (Anyway, it makes no ...)

        {C}{G}{Am/Em}{Am/G}        (Men of good fortune ...)
        {C}{G}{Am/Em}{F/G}         (While men of poor ...)

        {Am}{Am/Am.G}{F}{F/F.G}    (All those great things ...)
        {Am}{G}{F}{F}              (But me, I just don't care ...)

coda    {C/Em.G}{Am}{C/Em.G}{Am}   (Men of good fortune ...)
        {C/Em.G}{Am}{C/Em.G}{Am}   (Men of good fortune ...)
        {C/Em.G}{Am}{C/Em.G}{Am}   (Men of good fortune ...)
        {C/Em.G}{Am}{C/Em.G}{Am}   (Men of good fortune ...)
        ... fade out








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"Men Of Good Fortune"
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album _Animal Serenade_
(Lou Reed, 2004)

Jun 24, 2003
The Wiltern, Los Angeles
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        Men of good fortune
        often cause empires to fall
        While men of poor beginnings
        often can't do anything at all

        The rich son waits for his father to die
        the poor just drink and cry
        And me, I just don't care at all

        Men of good fortune
        very often can't do a thing
        While men of poor beginnings
        often can do anything

        At heart they try to act like a man
        handle things the best way that they can
        They have no rich daddy to fall back on

        Men of good fortune
        men of poor beginnings
        Men of good fortune
        men of poor beginnings

        Men of good fortune
        often cause empires to fall
        While men of poor beginnings
        often can't do anything at all

        It takes money to make money they say
        look at the Fords, didn't they start that way
        Anyway, it makes no difference to me

        Men of good fortune
        often wish that they could die
        While men of poor beginnings
        want what they have and to get it they'll die

        All those great things that life has to give
        they wanna have some money and live
        But me, I just don't care at all

        Men of good fortune
        men of poor beginnings
        Men of good fortune
        men of poor beginnings




intro   {D}{D}

        {D}{A}{Bm/A}{Bm/A}             (Men of good fortune ...)
        {D}{A}{Bm/A}{Bm/A}             (While men of poor ...)

        {Bm}{Bm/Bm.A}{G}{G/G.A}        (The rich son waits for ...)
        {Bm}{A}{G}{G}                  (- cry, And me, I just ...)

        {D}{A}{Bm/A}{Bm/A}             (Men of good fortune ...)
        {D}{A}{Bm/A}{Bm/A}             (While men of poor ...)

        {Bm}{Bm/Bm.A}{G}{G/G.A}        (At heart they try to ...)
        {Bm}{A}{G}{G}                  (- can, They have no ...)

chorus  {D/F#m.A}{Bm}{D/F#m.A}{Bm}     (Men of good fortune ...)
        {D/F#m.A}{Bm}{D/F#m.A}{Bm}     (Men of good fortune ...)

        {D}{A}{Bm/A}{Bm/A}             (Men of good fortune ...)
        {D}{A}{Bm/A}{Bm/A}             (While men of poor ...)

        {Bm}{Bm/Bm.A}{G}{G/G.A}        (It takes money to make ...)
        {Bm}{A}{G}{G}                  (- way, Anyway, it makes ...)

        {D}{A}{Bm/A}{Bm/A}             (Men of good fortune ...)
        {D}{A}{Bm/A}{Bm/A}             (While men of poor ...)

        {Bm}{Bm/Bm.A}{G}{G/G.A}        (All those great things ...)
        {Bm}{A}{G}{G}                  (- live, But me, I just ...)

chorus  {D/F#m.A}{Bm}{D/F#m.A}{Bm}     (Men of good fortune ...)
        {D/F#m.A}{Bm}{D/F#m.A}{Bm}     (Men of good fortune ...)

coda    {D/F#m.A}{Bm}{D/F#m.A}{Bm}
        {D/F#m.A}{Bm}{D/F#m.A}{Bm...








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"Men Of Good Fortune"
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album _Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse_
(Lou Reed, 2008)

Dec 15 (or 16), 2006
St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY
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        Men of good fortune
        often cause empires to fall
        While men of poor beginnings
        often can't do anything at all

        The rich son waits for his father to die
        the poor just drink and cry
        And me, I just don't care at all

        Men of good fortune
        very often can't do a thing
        While men of poor beginnings
        often can do anything

        At heart they try to act like a man
        handle the things best way they can
        They got no rich daddy to fall back on

        Men of good fortune
        men of poor beginnings
        Men of good fortune
        men of poor beginnings

        Men of good fortune
        often cause empires to fall
        While men of poor beginnings
        often can't do anything at all

        It takes money to make money they say
        look at Fords, didn't they start that way
        Anyway, makes no difference to me

        Men of good fortune
        (men of poor beginnings)
        (Men of good fortune)
        men of poor beginnings

        Men of good fortune
        mmmm.., often wish that they could die
        While men of poor beginnings
        want what they have, to get it they'll die

        All those great things that life has to give
        they wanna have money and live
        But me, I don't care at all

        Men of good fortune
        men of poor beginnings

        (Men of good fortune)
        (men of poor beginnings)
        (Men of good fortune)
        (men of poor beginnings)
        (Men of good fortune)
        (men of poor beginnings)
        (Men of good fortune)
        (men of poor beginnings)

        (Men of good fortune)




intro   {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{Gm/F}
        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{Gm/F}

        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{Gm/F}           (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{D#/F}           (While men of poor ...)

        {Gm}{Gm/Gm.F}{D#}{D#/D#.F}     (The rich son waits for ...)
        {Gm}{F}{D#}{D#}                (And me, I just don't ...)

        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{Gm/F}           (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{D#/F}           (While men of poor ...)

        {Gm}{Gm/Gm.F}{D#}{D#/D#.F}     (At heart they try to ...)
        {Gm}{F}{D#}{D#}                (They got no rich daddy ...)

chorus  {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}     (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}     (Men of good fortune ...)

        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{Gm/F}           (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{D#/F}           (While men of poor ...)

        {Gm}{Gm/Gm.F}{D#}{D#/D#.F}     (It takes money to make ...)
        {Gm}{F}{D#}{D#}                (- way, Anyway, makes no ...)

chorus  {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}     (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}     (Men of good fortune ...)

        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{Gm/F}           (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#}{F}{Gm/Dm}{D#/F}           (While men of poor ...)

        {Gm}{Gm/Gm.F}{D#}{D#/D#.F}     (All those great things ...)
        {Gm}{F}{D#}{D#}                (But me, I don't care at all)

chorus  {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}     (Men of good fortune ...)
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}     background vocals
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}     background vocals
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}     background vocals
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}     background vocals
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm}
        {A#/Dm.F}{Gm}{A#/Dm.F}{Gm...




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