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"Mistrial"
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album _Mistrial_
(Lou Reed, 1986)

written by Lou Reed
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        When I was six, I had my first lady
        when I was eight, my first drink
        When I was fourteen, I was speeding in the streets
        what could anybody say to me

        You can call me Mister, you can call me Sir
        but don't you point your finger at me

        I want a mistrial to clear my name
        I want a mistrial in front of the people
        I want a mistrial to clear my name
        I want to bring my case to the people of New York City

        When I was thirty, my attitude was bad
        if I said differently it'd be a lie
        But there's some smarts you learn down in the street
        that a college education can't buy

        You can call me Mister, or you can call me Sir
        but don't you point your finger at me, oh

        I want a mistrial to clear my name
        I want a mistrial in front of the people
        I want a mistrial to clear my name
        I want to bring my case to
        in front of the people at New York City

        You can call me Mister, or you can call me Sir
        but don't you point your finger at me, hey

        I want a mistrial to clear my name
        I want a mistrial in front of the people, I, I -
        I want a mistrial to clear my name
        I want to bring my case to the people at New York City

        And I said, M, I, S-T-R-I-A-L, mistrial
        in front of all the people
        I said, M, I, S-T-R-I-A-L, mistrial
        in front of the people of New York City

        Mistrial
        .... the people of New York City
        I said mistrial
        M-I-S-T-R-I-A-L ....



intro   /x}                drums
        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}
        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}

        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}   (When I was six, I had my first lady ...)
        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}   (When I was fourteen, I was speeding ...)

        {F#}{F#}{A}{A}     (You can call me Mister, you can ...)

        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}   (I want a mistrial to clear my name ...)
        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}   (I want a mistrial to clear my name ...)

        ....

guitar  {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}
        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}

        {F#}{F#}{A}{A}     (You can call me Mister, you can ...)

        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}   (I want a mistrial to clear my name ...)
        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}   (I want a mistrial to clear my name ...)
        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}   (- M, I, S-T-R-I-A-L, mistrial ...)
        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}   (- M, I, S-T-R-I-A-L, mistrial ...)
        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}   (Mistrial, .... the people of ...)
        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}   (- mistrial, M-I-S-T-R-I-A-L ...)

        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}
        {B}{E/D}{B}{E/D}
        ... fade out




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thanks: Detlef Juergens (detlef.juergens@nwn.de)
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"Mistrial"

When I was six I had my first lady
When I was eight my first drink
When I was fourteen I was speeding
        in the street
What could anybody say to me
You can call me Mister
You can call me Sir
But don't you point your finger at me

I want a Mistrial
To clear my name
I want a Mistrial in front of the people
I want a Mistrial
To clear my name
I want to bring my case to the people
        of New York City

When I was thirty my attitude was bad
If I said differently it'd be a lie
But there's some smarts you learn down
        in the street
That a college education can't buy
You can call me Mister
Or you can call me Sir
But don't you point your finger at me

I want a Mistrial
To clear my name
I want a Mistrial in front of the people
I want a Mistrial
To clear my name
I want to bring my case to the people
        at New York City

And I said M-I-S-T-R-I-A-L----Mistrial
In front of all the people
I said M-I-S-T-R-I-A-L----Mistrial
In front of the people of New York City


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