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"NYC Man"
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album _Set The Twilight Reeling_
(Lou Reed, 1996)

written by Lou Reed
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        It can only lead to trouble if you break my heart
        if you accidentally crush it on the Ides of March
        I'd prefer you were straightforward
        you don't have to go through all of that
        I'm a New York City man, baby
        and say, "Go" and that is that

        New York City man
        you just say, "Go" and that is that
        I'm a New York City man
        you just say, "Go" and that is that

        It's far too complicated, mmmm.., to make up a lie
        that you'd have to remember and really why
        I wouldn't want to be around you
        if you didn't want to have me around
        I'm a M-A-N-N man
        you blink your eyes and I'll be gone

        M-A-N-N man, you blink your eyes
        honey, I love you, I'll be gone
        New York City man
        you blink your eyes and I'll be gone

        Brutus made a pretty speech but Caesar was betrayed
        Lady Macbeth went crazy but Macbeth ended slain
        Ophelia and Desdamona dead leaving Hamlet in a play
        but I'm no Lear with a blinded eye, say, "Go" and I am gone

        The stars have shut their eyes up tight
        the earth has changed it's course
        a kingdom sits on a black knight's back
        as he tries to mount a white jeweled horse
        While a clock full of butterflies on the hour
        releases a thousand moths
        You say, "Leave" and I'll be gone
        without any remorse
        No letters, faxes, phones or tears
        there's a difference between bad and worse

        I'm a New York City man
        blink your eyes and I'll be gone
        New York City man, M-A-N
        you blink your eyes and I'll be gone

        New York City, I love you
        New York City man
        New York City, how I love you
        blink your eyes and I'll be gone
        just a little grain of sand
        New York City
        ooohhh, how I love you
        New York City, babe
        blink your eyes and you've gone
        Oh, how I love you



* all the strings downtuned a half-tone

 1d# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from e to d#)
 2A# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from B to A#)
 3F# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from G to F#)
 4C# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from D to C#)
 5G# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from A to G#)
 6D# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from E to D#)



intro   {E}{G#m}{A}{B}          guitar
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}          drums and bass
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}

        {E}{G#m}{A}{Am}         (It can only lead to trouble if ...)
        {E}{G#m}{A}{Am}         (- prefer you were ...)

        {D}{D}{G/F#m}{Em}       (New York City man, you just ...)
        {D}{D}{G/F#m}{Em}       (I'm a New York City man, you ...)

        ....

        {E}{G#m}{A}{Am}         (Brutus made a pretty speech ...)
        {E}{G#m}{A}{Am}         (Ophelia and Desdamona dead ...)

        {E}{G#m}{A}{Am}         (- stars have shut their eyes ...)
        {E}{G#m}{A}{Am}         (- clock full of butterflies ...)
        {A}{Am}                 (- letters, faxes phones or ...)

        {D}{D}{G/F#m}{Em}       (I'm a New York City man, blink ...)
        {D}{D}{G/F#m}{Em}       (- man, M-A-N, you blink your ...)

coda    {E}{G#m}{A}{B}          guitar
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}          drums and bass
horns   {E}{G#m}{A}{B}          (New York City, I love you ...)
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}          (- city, how I love you, blink ...)
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}          (New York City, ooohhh, how I ...)
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}          (New York city, babe, blink ...)
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}          (- love you)
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}
        {E}{G#m}{A}{B}
        {E...




* intro and coda: guitar 1 (all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

      {E}      {G#m}    {A}      {B}
*1d# --------------------------------------
*2A# --7--------7--------7--------7--------
*3F# --9--------9--------9--------9--------
*4C# --9--------9--------9--------9--------
*5G# --------------------------------------
*6D# --------------------------------------




* intro and coda: guitar 2 (all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

      {E}      {G#m}    {A}      {B}
*1d# --------------------------------------
*2A# --------------------------------------
*3F# --4--------4--------6--------6--------   ...
*4C# --2--------6--------7--------4--------
*5G# --------------------------------------
*6D# --------------------------------------

 {E}      {G#m}    {A}      {B}
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
--4--------4--------6--------6---4-4----
--2--------6--------7--------4---4-4----
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------




* riff: guitar 1 (all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

      {E}      {G#m}    {A}      {Am}
*1d# --------------------------------------
*2A# --7--------7--------5--------5--------
*3F# --9--------9--------6--------5--------  ...
*4C# --9--------9--------7--------7--------
*5G# --------------------------------------
*6D# --------------------------------------




* riff: guitar 2 (all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

      {E}      {G#m}    {A}     {Am}
*1d# --------------------------------------
*2A# --------------------------------------
*3F# --4--------4--------6--------5--------   ...
*4C# --2--------6--------7--------7--------
*5G# --------------------------------------
*6D# --------------------------------------




* chorus (all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

      {D}      {D}      {G / F#m} {Em}
*1d# --0--------0--------7----5----3--------
*2A# --3--------3--------8----7----5--------
*3F# --2--------2--------7----6----4--------   ...
*4C# ---------------------------------------
*5G# ---------------------------------------
*6D# ---------------------------------------




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* chords and tabs for standard-tuning



intro   {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}        guitar
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}        drums and bass
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}

        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{G#m}       (It can only lead to trouble if ...)
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{G#m}       (- prefer you were ...)

        {C#}{C#}{F#/Fm}{D#m}    (New York City man, you just ...)
        {C#}{C#}{F#/Fm}{D#m}    (I'm a New York City man, you ...)

        ....

        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{G#m}       (Brutus made a pretty speech ...)
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{G#m}       (Ophelia and Desdamona dead ...)

        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{G#m}       (- stars have shut their eyes ...)
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{G#m}       (- clock full of butterflies ...)
        {G#}{G#m}               (- letters, faxes phones or ...)

        {C#}{C#}{F#/Fm}{D#m}    (I'm a New York City man, blink ...)
        {C#}{C#}{F#/Fm}{D#m}    (- man, M-A-N, you blink your ...)

coda    {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}        guitar
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}        drums and bass
horns   {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}        (New York City, I love you ...)
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}        (- city, how I love you, blink ...)
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}        (New York City, ooohhh, how I ...)
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}        (New York city, babe, blink ...)
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}        (- love you)
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}
        {D#}{Gm}{G#}{A#}
        {D#...




* intro and coda: guitar 1 (standard-tuning)

     {D#}     {Gm}     {G#}     {A#}
 1e --------------------------------------
 2B --6--------6--------6--------6--------
 3G --8--------8--------8--------8--------  ...
 4D --8--------8--------8--------8--------
 5A --------------------------------------
 6E --------------------------------------




* intro and coda: guitar 2 (standard-tuning)

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

 {D#}     {Gm}     {G#}     {A#}
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
--3--------3--------5--------5---3-3----
--1--------5--------6--------3---3-3----
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------




* riff: guitar 1 (standard-tuning)

     {D#}     {Gm}     {G#}     {G#m}
 1e --------------------------------------
 2B --6--------6--------4--------4--------
 3G --8--------8--------5--------4--------  ...
 4D --8--------8--------6--------6--------
 5A --------------------------------------
 6E --------------------------------------




* riff: guitar 2 (standard-tuning)

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




* chorus (standard-tuning)

     {C#}     {C#}     {F#   /Fm}  {D#m}
 1e -----------------------------------------
 2B --4--------4--------11-----9----7--------
 3G --6--------6--------11----10----8--------  ...
 4D --6--------6--------11----10----8--------
 5A -----------------------------------------
 6E -----------------------------------------




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