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"No Chance - Regret"
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album _Magic And Loss_
(Lou Reed, 1992)

written by Lou Reed
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        It must be nice to be steady
        it must be nice to be firm
        it must be nice never to move off the mark

        It must be nice to be dependable
        and never let anyone down
        it must be great to be all the things you're not
        It must be great to be all the things that I'm not

        I see you in the hospital
        your humor is intact
        I'm embarrassed by the strength I seem to lack

        If I was in your shoes
        so strange that I am not
        I'd fold up in a minute and a half
        I'd fold up in a minute and a half

        And I didn't
        get a chance to say goodbye
        No, I didn't
        get a chance to say goodbye

        It must be nice to be normal
        it must be nice to be cold
        it must be nice not to have to go, oh, up or down

        But me I'm all emotional
        no matter how I try
        you're gone and I'm still here alive
        You're gone and I am still here alive

        And I didn't
        get a chance to say goodbye
        No, I didn't
        get a chance to say goodbye

        There are things we say, we wish, we knew
        and in fact we never do
        but I wish I'd known that you were going to die

        Then I wouldn't feel so stupid
        such a fool that I didn't call
        and I didn't get a chance to say goodbye
        I didn't get a chance to say goodbye

        No there's no logic to this
        who's picked to stay or go
        if you think too hard it only makes you mad

        But your optimism made me think
        you really had it beat
        so I didn't get a chance to say goodbye
        I didn't get a chance to say goodbye
        No, I didn't get a chance to say goodbye
        I didn't get a chance to say goodbye



intro   {A}{A}{A}{A}

        {A}{A}{D}{A}    (It must be nice to be steady ...)
        {A}             (It must be -)

        {A}{A}{D}{A}    (- nice to be dependable and never let ...)
        {D}{A}{A}{A}    (- great to be all the things that I'm ...)
        {A}             (I -)

        {A}{A}{D}{A}    (- see you in the hospital your humor ...)
        {A}             (If -)

        {A}{A}{D}{A}    (- I was in your shoes, so strange that ...)
        {D}{A}{A}       (- fold up in a minute and a half, And I -)

        {D}{E}{A}{A}    (- didn't get a chance to say goodbye, No -)
        {D}{E}{A}{A}    (- I didn't get a chance to say goodbye)
        {A}{A}

        ....




* riff (intro)

     {A}                       {A}
 1e ----------------------------------------------------
 2B ---------------2----3-3------------------2----3-----
 3G --2--x-2---2---2----2-2-----2--x-2---2---2----2-----   ...
 4D --2--x-2-4-2---2h4--2-2-----2--x-2-4-2---2h4--2-----
 5A --0--x-0---0---0------------0--x-0---0---0----------
 6E ----------------------------------------------------



* riff

 It must be nice to be steady, it must be nice to be firm ...
     {A}                       {A}
 1e --------------------------------------------------
 2B ---------------2----3-3---------------------------
 3G --2--x-2---2---2----2-2-----2--x-2---2------------
 4D --2--x-2-4-2---2h4--2-2-----2--x-2-4-2------------
 5A --0--x-0---0---0------------0--x-0---0---0-3v-3v--
 6E --------------------------------------------------

it must be nice never to move off the mark
  {D}                       {A}
--------------------------------------------------
--3--x-3---3----------3-------------------2-------
--2--x-2---2---4p2----2------2--x-2---2---2-------   ...
--0--x-0-4-0---0---4--0------2--x-2-4-2---2-------
-----------------------------0--x-0---0---0-------
--------------------------------------------------



* riff

   - didn't              get a chance to say goodbye
     {D}                {E}                  {A ...
 1e -------------------------------0-----------------
 2B --3--x-3-3-3--3--------------0---0---------------
 3G --2--x-2-2-2--2------1---0h1-------1------2...---   ...
 4D --0--x-0-0-0--0------2---------------2----2...---
 5A ---------------------2--------------------0...---
 6E ---------------------0---------------------------



*** 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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