==============================
"New Age"
==============================
album _Loaded_
(The Velvet Underground, 1970)

written by Lou Reed
==============================


        Can I have your autograph
        he said to the fat blonde actress
        You know I've seen every movie you've been in
        from "Paths of Pain" to "Jewels of Glory"

        And when you kissed Robert Mitchum
        gee, but I thought you'd never catch him

        Over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love
        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me
        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me

        Can I have your autograph
        he said to the fat blonde actress
        You know I know everything you've done
        anyway I hate divorces

        To the left is a marble shower
        it was fun even for an hour, but

        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love
        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me
        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me

        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what
        Oh, something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what

        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        it's a new age




intro   /D7}
        {D7}{D7}{D7}{D7}

        {D7}{Am}{G}{G}            (Can I have your autograph ...)
        {D7}{Am}{G}{G}            (You know I've seen every ...)

        {Em}{A}{C}{A}             (And when you kissed Robert ...)

        {D#dim}{Esus4/Em}{A}{D}   (Over the hill right now ...)
        {D#dim}{Esus4/Em}{A}{D}   (You're over the hill right ...)

        {C#m}{D}{E}{E}            (I'll come running to you ...)
        {D}{A}{E}{E}              (I'll come running to you ...)

        {D7}{Am}{G}{G}            (Can I have your autograph ...)
        {D7}{Am}{G}{G}            (You know I know everything ...)

        {Em}{A}{C}{A}             (To the left is a marble ...)

        {D#dim}{Esus4/Em}{A}{D}   (You're over the hill right ...)
        {D#dim}{Esus4/Em}{A}{D}   (You're over the hill right ...)

        {C#m}{D}{E}{E}            (I'll come running to you ...)
        {D}{A}{E}{E}              (I'll come running to you ...)

bridge  {E}{E}{E}{E}              (Something's got a hold on me ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}              (Something's got a hold on me ...)

coda    {D}{G}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new ...)
        {D}{G}{A}{A}
        {G}{D}{A}{A}
        {D}{G}{A}{A}
        {G}{D}{A}{A}
        ... fade out




* intro: guitar 1

    / D7      }
 1e --------------
 2B --------------
 3G --------------
 4D --0h2---0h2---
 5A --------------
 6E --------------

 {D7}                      {D7}
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
--0----------0h2---0h2------0--------0h2---0h2---
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------

 {D7}                      {D7}
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
----------------------0--------------------------
--0---------------0h2---0---0--------0h2---0h2---
--------------0h2--------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------

           Can I have your ...
{D7}
---------------
---------------
---------------   ...
--0------------
---------------
---------------




* intro: guitar 2

    / D7      }
 1e --------------
 2B --------------
 3G --------------
 4D --------------
 5A --------------
 6E --------------

 {D7}                    {D7}
------0----0h2-0------0--------0----0h2-0------0---
----1---1---------1h3--------1---1---------1h3-----
--2------------------------2-----------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------


 {D7}                    {D7}
------0----0h2-0------0--------0----0h2-0------0---
----1---1---------1h3--------1---1---------1h3-----
--2------------------------2-----------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------

           Can I have your ...
{D7}
------2-----2--
----1-----1----
--2-----2------   ...
---------------
---------------
---------------




* verse

           Can I have your autograph
     {D7}                  {Am}
 1e ---------------------------------------------
 2B ---------------------------------------------
 3G ------------------0h2------------------------
 4D --0-----------0h2-------------------0h2-0----
 5A ------------------------0-------0h2-------2--
 6E ---------------------------------------------

      he said to the     fat blonde actress
 {G}                     {G}
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
----0------------0----------0------0-2-2/4-4\2--
--------2----0h2----0h2---------2---------------
--3-----------------------3---------------------

You know I've seen every movie you've been in
 {D7}                  {Am}
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
------------------0h2------------------------
--0-----------0h2-------------------0h2-0----
------------------------0-------0h2-------2--
---------------------------------------------

from "Paths of Pain" to "Jewels of Glory"
 {G}                     {G}
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------0------
-----------------0-----------------------0------
--------2----0h2----0h2-------------------------
--3-----------------------3------------3---3-2--


   And when you kissed   Robert Mitchum
 {Em}                  {A}
--0---------------------------------------------
--0---------------------------------------------
--0--------------------------------------2------
--2----------------------------------2/4---4-2--
--2---------------0h2---0-----------------------
--0-----------0h2-------------------------------

gee, but I thought you'd never catch him
 {C}                   {A}
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
--------0h2---------0--------------------2------
----------------0h2------------------2/4---4-2--
--3---------------------0-----------------------
------------------------------------------------

           Over the     hill   right now
 {D#dim}               {Esus4 / Em}
------2--x-5--x-2--x----0-------0--------------
------1--x-4--x-1--x----0-------0--------------
------2--x-5--x-2--x----2-------0--------------
--1------x-4--x-1--x----2-------2--------------
------------------------2-------2---------0h2--
------------------------0-------0-----0h2------

  and you're looking for love
 {A}                  {D}
---------------------------2-------------
------2--------------------3----7-6-5-4--
------2--------2-----------2----5-4-3-2--
------2----2/4---4-2---0-0-0-0--7-6-5-4--
--0-0-0-0--------------------------------
-----------------------------------------

   You're over the     hill   right now
 {D#dim}               {Esus4 / Em}
------2--x-5--x-8--x----0-------0--------------
------1--x-4--x-7--x----0-------0--------------
------2--x-5--x-8--x----2-------0--------------
--1------x-4--x-7--x----2-------2--------------
------------------------2-------2---------0h2--
------------------------0-------0-----0h2------

  and you're looking for love
 {A}                  {D}
---------------------------2---------------
------2--------------------3---------------
------2--------2-----------2--------2------
------2----2/4---4-2---0-0-0-0--2/4---4-2--
--0-0-0-0----------------------------------
-------------------------------------------


   I'll come running to you,  honey, when you -
 {C#m}              {D}
--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4---------------------
--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--
--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6---7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--
--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6---7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--
--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--
---------------------------------------

- want me
 {E}                     {E}
--------4--------5--------7------------5-------
-----------------------------------------------
--x-3/4---0--5/6---6--6/7-----7-0--5/6---6\-0--
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

     I'll come running to you,   honey, when you -
 {D}                {A}
--2------------------------------------
--3------------------2-----------------
--2------------------2-----------------
--0------------------2-----------------
---------------------0-----------------
---------------------------------------

- want me
 {E}                     {E}
--------4--------5--------7------------5-------
-----------------------------------------------
--x-3/4---0--5/6---6--6/7-----7-0--5/6---6\-0--
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------




* bridge (riff)

    Something's got a hold on me   and I don't know -
     {E}                     {E}
 1e ------4----------5--------7------------5-------
 2B -----------------------------------------------
 3G --3/4---4-0--5/6---6--6/7-----7-0--5/6---6\-0--
 4D -----------------------------------------------
 5A -----------------------------------------------
 6E -----------------------------------------------

- what
 {E}                     {E}
------4----------5--------7------------5-------
-----------------------------------------------
--3/4---4-0--5/6---6--6/7-----7-0--5/6---6\-0--
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------




* bridge (chords)

  Something's got a hold on me    and I don't know -
     {E}                {E}
 1e --0--------0---------0--------0--------
 2B --0--------0---------0--------0--------
 3G --1--------6---------7--------6--------
 4D --2--------7---------9--------7--------
 5A --2--------7---------9--------7--------
 6E --0--------0---------0--------0--------

- what
 {E}                {E}
--0--------0---------0--------0--------
--0--------0---------0--------0--------
--1--------6---------7--------6--------
--2--------7---------9--------7--------
--2--------7---------9--------7--------
--0--------0---------0--------0--------



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics








=================================
"New Age"
=================================
album _Live At Max's Kansas City_
(The Velvet Underground, 1972)

Jul 26, 1970
Max's Kansas City, NYC
=================================


        Can I have your autograph
        he said to the fat blonde actress
        'Cause I know everything you've done
        from "Paths of Pain" to "Jewels of Glory"

        And when you kissed Robert Mitchum
        gee, but I thought you'd never catch him

        Over the hill right now
        and you're looking-looking for love
        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking-looking for love

        I'll come runnin' to you
        honey, when you want me
        I'll come runnin' to you
        honey, when you want me

        Can I have your autograph, he said -
        directly to the big blonde actress
        'Cause I know everything you've done
        but anyway I dislike divorces

        On your left is a marble shower
        it was fun even for an hour

        Over the hill right now
        and you're looking-looking for love
        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking-looking for love

        I'll come runnin', runnin' to you
        'cause honey, when you want me, oh .....
        I'll come runnin' to you
        honey, when you want me, oh

        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what (something's got a hold on me)
        hold me, hold me
        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what (something's got a hold on me)
        hold me, hold me

        It's the beginning of a new age
        oh-oh, oh-oh
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        wow-wow
        It's the beginning of a new age
        oh-oh-oh
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age




* chords: same as _Loaded_ version








==================================================
"New Age"
==================================================
album _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_
(The Velvet Underground, 1974)

Nov 1969
San Francisco, California
==================================================


        Waiting for the phone to ring
        diamond necklace on my shoulder
        Waiting for the phone to ring
        lipstick on my neck and shoulder

        It seems to be my fancy
        to make it with Frank and Nancy when

        Over the bridge we go
        looking for love
        Over the bridge we go
        looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        hey baby, if you want me
        I'll come running to you
        baby, if you want me

        Looking at my hands today
        looked to me that they're made of ivory
        Had a funny call today
        someone died and someone's married

        You know that it's my fancy
        to make it with Frank and Nancy when

        Over the bridge they go
        looking for love
        Over the bridge we go
        looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        hey baby, if you want me
        I'll come running to you
        baby, if you want me

        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what, oh-oh
        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what

        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        all right
        Hey, it's the beginning of a new age
        hey-hey, oh
        It's the beginning of a new age, yeah
        oh, oh-oh-oh
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        come on, oh-oh-oh-oh
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        come on, oh, oh-oh-oh
        It's the beginning of a new age
        oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
        Oh now It's the beginning of a new age
        yeah, come on, hey, oh-oh
        Hey, It's the beginning of a new age
        hey, hey, oh
        It's the beginning of a new age



* 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)



intro   /D7}
        {D7}{D7}{D7}{D7}

        {D7}{Am}{G}{G}            (Waiting for the phone to ...)
        {D7}{Am}{G}{G}            (Waiting for the phone to ...)

        {Em}{A}{C}{A}             (It seems to be my fancy ...)

        {D#dim}{Esus4/Em}{A}{D}   (Over the bridge we go ...)
        {D#dim}{Esus4/Em}{A}{D}   (Over the bridge we go ...)

        {C#m}{D}{E}{E}            (I'll come running to you ...)
        {D}{A}{E}{E}              (I'll come running to you ...)

        ....

bridge  {E}{E}{E}{E}              (Something's got a hold on me ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}              (Something's got a hold on me ...)

coda    {D}{G}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {D}{G}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new ...)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}              (Hey, it's the beginning of a ...)
        {D}{G}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new ...)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {D}{G}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new ...)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {D}{G}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new ...)
        {D}{G}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new ...)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}              (Oh now It's the beginning ...)
        {D}{G}{A}{A}              (Hey, It's the beginning of a ...)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {D...




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* chords for standard-tuning



intro   /C7}
        {C7}{C7}{C7}{C7}

        {C7}{Gm}{F}{F}            (Waiting for the phone to ...)
        {C7}{Gm}{F}{F}            (Waiting for the phone to ...)

        {Dm}{G}{A#}{G}            (It seems to be my fancy ...)

        {C#dim}{Dsus4/Dm}{G}{C}   (Over the bridge we go ...)
        {C#dim}{Dsus4/Dm}{G}{C}   (Over the bridge we go ...)

        {Bm}{C}{D}{D}             (I'll come running to you ...)
        {C}{G}{D}{D}              (I'll come running to you ...)

        ....

bridge  {D}{D}{D}{D}              (Something's got a hold on me ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}              (Something's got a hold on me ...)

coda    {C}{F}{G}{G}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {F}{C}{G}{G}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {C}{F}{G}{G}              (It's the beginning of a new ...)
        {F}{C}{G}{G}              (Hey, it's the beginning of a ...)
        {C}{F}{G}{G}              (It's the beginning of a new ...)
        {F}{C}{G}{G}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {C}{F}{G}{G}              (It's the beginning of a new ...)
        {F}{C}{G}{G}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {C}{F}{G}{G}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {F}{C}{G}{G}              (It's the beginning of a new ...)
        {C}{F}{G}{G}              (It's the beginning of a new ...)
        {F}{C}{G}{G}              (Oh now It's the beginning ...)
        {C}{F}{G}{G}              (Hey, It's the beginning of a ...)
        {F}{C}{G}{G}              (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {C...








=====================================
"New Age"
(long version)
=====================================
box set _Peel Slowly And See_
(The Velvet Underground, 1995)

album _Loaded - Fully Loaded Edition_
(The Velvet Underground, 1997)

Apr-Jul 1970
Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC
=====================================


        Can I have your autograph
        he said to the fat blonde actress
        You know I've seen every movie you've been in
        from "Paths of Pain" to "Jewels of Glory"

        And when you kissed Robert Mitchum
        gee, but I thought you'd never catch him

        Over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love
        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me
        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me

        Can I have your autograph
        he said to the fat blonde actress
        You know I know everything you've done
        anyway I hate divorces

        To the left is a marble shower
        it was fun even for an hour, but

        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love
        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me
        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me

        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what
        Oh, something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what

        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        it's a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        oh-oh, oh-oh



* chords: same as _Loaded_ version (but coda part is longer)



coda    {D}{G}{A}{A}      (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}      (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}      (It's the beginning of a new age ...)
        {D}{G}{A}{A}      (It's the beginning of a new age ...)

        {D}{G}{A}{A}
        {G}{D}{A}{A}
        {D}{G}{A}{A}
        {G}{D}{A}{A}
        ... fade out








=====================================
"New Age"
(full-length version)
=====================================
album _Loaded - Fully Loaded Edition_
(The Velvet Underground, 1997)

Apr-Jul 1970
Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC
=====================================


        Can I have your autograph
        he said to the fat blonde actress
        You know I've seen every movie you've been in
        from "Paths of Pain" to "Jewels of Glory"

        And when you kissed Robert Mitchum
        gee, but I thought you'd never catch him

        Over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love
        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me
        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me

        Can I have your autograph
        he said to the fat blonde actress
        You know I know everything you've done
        anyway I hate divorces

        To the left is a marble shower
        it was fun even for an hour, but

        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love
        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me
        I'll come running to you
        honey, when you want me

        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what
        Oh, something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what

        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        it's a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        oh-oh, oh-oh
        It's the beginning of a new age



* chords: same as long version without coda part



coda    {D}{G}{A}{A}   (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}   (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {D}{G}{A}{A}   (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}   (It's the beginning of a new age ...)
        {D}{G}{A}{A}   (It's the beginning of a new age ...)
        {G}{D}{A}{A}   (It's the beginning of a new age)
        {D}{G}{A}{A}
        {G}{D}{A}{A}
        {D}{G}{A}{A}
        {G}{D}{A}{A}
        ... fade out








==================================================
"New Age"
(The Matrix, San Francisco, 11-24-69)
==================================================
box set _Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes_
(The Velvet Underground, 2001)

Nov 24, 1969
The Matrix, San Francisco, California
==================================================


        Waiting for the phone to ring
        diamond necklace on my shoulder
        Putting all the things away
        lipstick on my neck and shoulder

        It was just my fancy
        to go make it with Frank and Nancy when

        Over the bridge we go
        looking for love
        Over the bridge we go
        looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        hey baby, if you want me
        I'll come running to you
        baby, if you want me

        Calculating all the odds
        took the gun from off his shoulder
        Waiting for the bell to ring
        hands of ivory on my shoulder

        It seems to be my fancy
        to go make it with Frank and Nancy when

        Over the bridge we go
        looking for love
        Over the bridge we go
        looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        baby, if you want me
        I'll come running to you
        baby, if you want me

        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what
        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what

        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age



* chords:
same as _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_ version
They played using down-tuning
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone).








========================================================
"New Age"
========================================================
album _American Poet Box: American Poet Special Edition_
(Lou Reed, 2003)

* Special Edition CD bonus track

Jul 15, 1972
Scala Cinema, Kings Cross, London
========================================================


        Now can I have your autograph
        he said to the fat blonde actress
        You know I've seen everything you've done
        from "Paths of Pain" to "Jewels of Glory"

        And when you kissed Robert Mitchum
        gee, but I thought you'd never catch him

        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love
        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        hey baby, if you want me
        I'll come running to you
        baby, if you want me

        Can I have your autograph
        he said to the fat blonde actress
        You know I know all the things that you've done
        but anyway I hate divorces

        To the left is a marble shower
        it was fun even for an, for an hour

        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love
        You're over the hill right now
        and you're looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        hey baby, if you want me
        I'll come running to you
        hey baby, if you want me

        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what
        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what

        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age




* chords:
same as _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_ version
They played using down-tuning
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone).








===========================================
"New Age"
===========================================
unreleased live
(The Velvet Underground, 1970)

* different lyrics

May 1970
The Second Fret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
===========================================


        Just ..... summer's day
        things get so messed up in August
        Just another summer's day
        you know this house is most famous

        My hands are made of ivory
        how I love the way it moves me

        Over the bridge we go
        looking for love
        Over the bridge we go
        looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        hey baby, if you want me
        I'll come running to you
        hey baby, if you want me

        Hey, can I have your autograph
        he says to the blonde actress
        You know I love everything you've done
        I don't mind but hate divorces

        My hands are made of ivory
        oh, how I love the way you kiss me

        Over the bridge we go
        looking for love
        Over the bridge we go
        looking for love

        I'll come running to you
        hey baby if you want me, hey baby if you want me
        I'll come running to you
        hey baby, if you want me

        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what, oh-oh
        Something's got a hold on me
        and I don't know what

        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age, come on
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age
        It's the beginning of a new age



* chords:
same as _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_ version
They played using down-tuning
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone).




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thanks: Aaron (pulpalittlesoul@yahoo.com)
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i just thought id mention a slight error
in your transcription of 'new age',
the original 'loaded' version.
in the bridge you have the chords listed as all E's,
but in fact it should read like so:

{E/A(onE)}{D(onE)/E}
{E/A(onE)}{D(onE)/E}

inasmuch as the chords read:

A/E   - 077600
D/E   - 00777X

i am fairly confident that this is indeed what
lou/sterling plays on loaded.


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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
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