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"Mongo And Longo"
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from the play _Time Rocker_
(Robert Wilson/Darryl Pinckney/Lou Reed, 1996)

written by Lou Reed

performed by actors, German musicians

Jun 11, 1996
Thalia Theater, Hamburg, Germany
(pre-premiere)
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        When daddy died he made me a slave
        yes, when my daddy died he left me everything
        The tent, the circus, the cook, this chair
        everything you see and smell including the air
        And I, Mr. Mongo, get to forever serve you
        and I, Mr. Longo, am glad that you do

        Things have always been this way
        one's the master, one's the slave
        Things have always been this way
        one's the master, one's the slave

        Mr. Mongo bring me bread
        the wine of insects with an eight year head
        Some cockroach 30 with a fragrant musk
        and serve it in daddy's head by the bust
        How nice it is to be this way
        he's the master, he's the slave

        Things have always been this way
        one is master, one is slave



        [dialogue in German]



        I was left nothing so I have to behave
        and the fact is I'm happier being a slave
        For I always do good and I don't have to think
        I'm happier that way I think
        There's too much stress and responsibility
        being the one who is always free
        If I had a choice I would still remain me
        some are meant to serve

        Let's drink a toast with some old dead bug wine
        it's been this way since the beginning of time
        Let's drink a toast with some old dead bug wine
        it's been this way since the beginning of time

        I am the master, I am the slave
        things have always been this way



        [dialogue in German]



        I was made for power, it seems obvious now
        as beloved dead pater was aware all along
        Some are born to greatness, some are born to crawl
        you know that it's true, he can't make his mind up at all
        There's no question in my mind that it's better that way
        I am the master, he's the slave

        Let's drink a toast with some old dead bug wine
        it's been this way since the beginning of time
        I am the master, he's the slave
        things have always been this way
        I am the master, I am the slave
        things have always been this way

        One is master, one is slave

        One is meant to serve



        /x}              drums
intro   {A#}{A#}{C}{C}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}           mute

        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (When daddy died he made me a slave ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}     (The tent, the circus, the cook ...)
        {Em}{Em}{G}{G}   (And I, Mr. Mongo, get to forever ...)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}     (Things have always been this way ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}     (Things have always been this way ...)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (Mr. Mongo bring me bread ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}     (Some cockroach 30 with a fragrant ...)
        {Em}{Em}{G}{G}   (How nice it is to be this way ...)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}     (Things have always been this way ...)

break   {D}{D}{D.



        [dialogue in German]



        /x}              drums
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}

        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (I was left nothing so I have to ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}     (- always do good and I don't have to ...)
        {Em}{Em}{G}{G}   (There's too much stress and ...)
        {Em}{Em}{G}{G}   (- had a choice I would still remain ...)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}     (- drink a toast with some old dead ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}     (- drink a toast with some old dead ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}     (I am the master, I am the slave ...)

break   {D}{D}{D.



        [dialogue in German]



        /x}              drums
        {D}{D}

        {D}{D}{D}{D}     (I was made for power, it seems obvious now ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}     (Some are born to greatness, some are born to crawl ...)
        {Em}{Em}{G}{G}   (- question in my mind that it's better that way ...)

        {D}{D}{G}{G}     (Let's drink a toast with some old dead bug wine ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}     (I am the master, he's the slave ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}     (I am the master, I am the slave ...)
break   {G...            (One is master, one is slave)

break   {D....           (One is meant to serve)

        /x}              drums
coda    {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D.




* intro

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

 {C}                {C}
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------5------6-------8-----6------5----
--5--------5-----5-------5------5------
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 {D}                {D}
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------7------8------10-----8------7----
--7--------7-----7-------7------7------
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 {D}                {D}
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------7------8------10-----8------7----
--7--------7-----7-------7------7------
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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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