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"My Friend George"
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album _New Sensations_
(Lou Reed, 1984)

written by Lou Reed
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        Read in the paper 'bout a man killed with a sword
        and that made my think of my friend George
        People said the man was five foot six
        sounds like George with his killing stick

        Hey bro, what's the word
        talkin' 'bout my friend George
        Hey bro, what's the word
        talkin' 'bout my friend George
        You talkin' 'bout my friend George

        I knew George since he's eight
        I always thought that he was great
        And anything that George would do
        you know that I would do it too

        George liked music and George liked to fight
        he worked out in a downtown gym every night
        I'd spar with him when work was done
        we split lips but it was all in fun

        Hey bro, what's the word
        you talkin' 'bout my friend George
        Hey bro, what's the word
        talkin' 'bout my friend George
        Talkin' 'bout my friend George

        Next thing I hear George's got this stick
        he's using it for more than kicks
        I seen him down at Smalley's bar
        he was wired up, I tried to calm him down

        Avenge yourself he says to me
        avenge yourself for humanity
        Avenge yourself for the weak and the poor
        stick it to these guys right through their heads

        Well, the fight is my music, the stick is my sword
        and you know that I love you, so please don't say a word
        Can't you hear the music playing, the anthem, it's my call
        and the last I seen of George was him
        running through the door, I says -

        Hey bro, what's the word
        talkin' 'bout my friend George
        Hey bro, what's the word
        you talkin' 'bout my friend George
        Talkin' 'bout my friend George

        Hey bro, what's the word
        you talkin' 'bout my friend George
        Hey bro, what's the word
        what me saying 'bout my friend George
        Hey bro, what's the word
        hear you talkin' 'bout my friend George
        Hey bro, what's the word
        I hear talkin' 'bout my friend George



intro   {E}{C}{D}{G}
        {E}{C}{D}{G}

        {E}{C}{D}{G}       (Read in the paper 'bout a man ...)
        {E}{C}{D}{G}       (People said the man was five ...)

        {F}{C}{E}{Am}      (Hey bro, what's the word ...)
        {F}{C}{E}{F}       (Hey bro, what's the word ...)
        {F}                (You talkin' 'bout my friend ...)

        ....

        {F}{C}{E}{Am}      (Hey bro, what's the word ...)
        {F}{C}{E}{F}       (Hey bro, what's the word ...)
        {F}                (You talkin' 'bout my friend ...)

guitar  {C}{E}{Am}{F}      * tab2

        {F}{C}{E}{Am}

        {F}{C}{E}{Am}      (Hey bro, what's the word ...)
        {F}{C}{E}{Am}      (Hey bro, what's the word ...)
        {F}{C}{E}{Am}      (Hey bro, what's the word ...)
        {F}{C}{E}{Am}      (Hey bro, what's the word ...)
guitar  {F}{C}{E}{Am}
        {F}{C}{E}{Am}
        {F}{C}{E}{Am}
        {F}{C}{E}{Am}
        ... fade out




* intro and riff

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



* tab 2

     {C}               {E}               {Am}            {F}
 1e --0---0-0---0-0-0---0---0-0---0-0-0---0---0-0---0-0-------------
 2B --1---1-1---1-1-1---0---0-3---3-3-3---0h1-1-1---1-0---1---1-----
 3G --0---0-0---0-0-0---1---1-1---1-1-1---2---2-2---2-2---2---2-----
 4D --2---2-2---2-2-2---2---2-2---2-2-2---2---2-2---2-2---3---3-----
 5A --3---3-3---3-3-2---2---2-2---2-2-2---0---0-0---0-0---3---3-----
 6E --------------------0---0-0---0-0-0-----------------------------




* single-note play on chorus part: scale

          9  10  11  12  13
 1e --|---|---|---|---|---|---|-
 2B --|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|-
 3G --|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|-
 4D --|---|---|---|---|---|---|-
 5A --|---|---|---|---|---|---|-
 6E --|---|---|---|---|---|---|-



*** 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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