===================
"Ocean"
===================
album _Lou Reed_
(Lou Reed, 1972)

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


        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves down by the sea
        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves where have they been

        Don't swim tonight my love, the sea is mad my love
        it's known to drive men crazy
        Malcolm has burned at sea, the castle it sits and reeks
        the madness can make you hazy

        But here come the waves
        down by the shore
        Washing the rocks that have been here
        centuries or more

        Down by the sea

        Here come the ocean
        and the waves down by the sea
        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves where have they been

        Castles glowing at night, towers above out fright
        warlocks decapitating
        Malcolm he lives on hate, serve your brain on a plate
        feasts on your mouth for dinner

        But here come the waves
        down by the sea
        Washing the eyes of the men
        who have died

        Down by the sea

        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves



* 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   {x...                   gong
        {E}{G}{A}{G}
        {E}{G}{A}{G}

        {E}{G}{A}{G}            (Here comes the ocean, and the ...)
        {E}{G}{A}{G}            (Here comes the ocean, and the ...)

        {E}{D}{C}{A}            (Don't swim tonight my love ...)
        {E}{D}{C}{A}            (Malcolm has burned at sea ...)

        {E}{A}{E}{A}            (But here come the waves ...)
        {E}{C}{A}{A}            (Washing the rocks that have ...)

        {E}{G}{A}{G}            (Down by the sea)
        {E}{G}{A}{G}

        ...

break   {C#m.B/A...
        {C#m.B/A...

        {E}{E}{A}{A}            (Here come the waves)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}            (Here come the waves)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}            (Here come the waves)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}            (Here come the waves)

break   {C#m.B/A...
        {C#m.B/A...

        {E...                   gong




* guitar octave play (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

- sea
     {E}     {G}               {A}          {G}
*1d ----------------------------------------------------------------
*2A -------------15--x-12-------------------------15--x-12----------
*3F ----------------------12---9----------------------------12---9--
*4C -------------12--x--9-------------------------12--x--9----------
*5G ----------------------10---7----------------------------10---7--
*6D ----------------------------------------------------------------

 {E}     {G}               {A}          {G}
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------15--x-12------------------------15--x-12--15--x-15/17--
----------------------12---9----------------------------------------
-------------12--x--9------------------------12--x--9--12--x-12/14--
----------------------10---7----------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------



*** 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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* chords and tabs for standard-tuning



intro   {x...                   gong
        {D}{F}{G}{F}
        {D}{F}{G}{F}

        {D}{F}{G}{F}            (Here comes the ocean, and the ...)
        {D}{F}{G}{F}            (Here comes the ocean, and the ...)

        {D}{C}{A#}{G}           (Don't swim tonight my love ...)
        {D}{C}{A#}{G}           (Malcolm has burned at sea ...)

        {D}{G}{D}{G}            (But here come the waves ...)
        {D}{A#}{G}{G}           (Washing the rocks that have ...)

        {D}{F}{G}{F}            (Down by the sea)
        {D}{F}{G}{F}

        ...

break   {Bm.A/G...
        {Bm.A/G...

        {D}{D}{G}{G}            (Here come the waves)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}            (Here come the waves)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}            (Here come the waves)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}            (Here come the waves)

break   {Bm.A/G...
        {Bm.A/G...

        {D...                   gong




* guitar octave play (standard-tuning)

- sea
     {D}     {F}               {G}          {F}
 1e ----------------------------------------------------------------
 2B -------------13--x-10-------------------------13--x-10----------
 3G ----------------------10---7----------------------------10---7--
 4D -------------10--x--7-------------------------10--x--7----------
 5A -----------------------8---5-----------------------------8---5--
 6E ----------------------------------------------------------------

 {D}     {F}               {G}          {F}
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------13--x-10------------------------13--x-10--13--x-13/15--
----------------------10---7----------------------------------------
-------------10--x--7------------------------10--x--7--10--x-10/12--
-----------------------8---5----------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------



*** please note ***

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







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

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


        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves down by the shore
        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves down by the sea

        Earth is a hollow hair, part of a bigger head
        it nearly drives me crazy
        I am a lazy son, I never get things done
        mostly made up of water

        But here comes the waves
        down by the shore
        Washing the eye of the land
        that has been

        Down by the sea
        down by the sea
        Down by the sea
        down by the sea

        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves down by the shore
        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves down by the sea

        In sex or evil thoughts, fought off by selfish men
        it nearly drives me crazy
        I am a lazy son, I never get things done
        mostly made up of water

        But here comes the waves
        down by the shore
        Washing the eye of the land
        that has been

        Down by the sea
        Down by the sea

        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves



* chords: same as _VU_ version (see down below)
They played using down-tuning
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)







==============================
"Ocean"
==============================
album _VU_
(The Velvet Underground, 1985)

Jun 19, 1969
Record Plant Studios, NY
==============================


        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves down by the sea
        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves crashing in

        Earth is a hollow hair, part of a bigger head
        it nearly drives me crazy
        In the many years, they have small leprechauns
        we caught up all our actions

        And here comes the waves
        down by the shore
        Washing the eye of the land
        that has been

        Down by the sea
        down by the sea
        Down by the sea
        down by the sea

        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves down by the shore
        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves crashing in

        In sex or evil thoughts, fought off by selfish men
        it nearly drives me crazy
        I am a lazy son, I never get things done
        made up mostly of water

        And here comes the waves
        down by the shore
        Washing the eye of the land
        that has been

        Down by the sea
        down by the sea
        Down by the sea
        down by the sea

        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves



* 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)



        {E}{G}{A}{G}            (Here comes the ocean, and the ...)
        {E}{G}{A}{G}            (Here comes the ocean, and the ...)

        {E}{D}{C}{A}            (Earth is a hollow hair ...)
        {E}{D}{C}{A}            (In the many years, they have ...)

        {E}{A}{E}{A}            (And here comes the waves ...)
        {E}{C}{A}{A}            (Washing the eye of the land ...)

        {E}{G}{A}{G}            (Down by the sea, down by the sea)
        {E}{G}{A}{G}            (Down by the sea, down by the sea)

        ...

break   {C#m.B/A...
        {C#m.B/A...

        {E}{E}{A}{A}            (Here come the waves)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}            (Here come the waves)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}            (Here come the waves)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}            (Here come the waves)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}            (Here come the waves)

break   {C#m.B/A...
        {C#m.B/A...

        {E...




riff (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

* 1st verse

        Here comes the ocean, and the -
     {E}              {G}
*1d --0...-------------3...------------------
*2A --0...-------------0...------------------
*3F --1...-------------0...------------------
*4C --2...-------------0...------------------
*5G --2...-------------2...------------------
*6D --0...-------------3...------------------

- waves down by the sea
 {A}                {G}
---------------------3..--------------
--2...---------------0..--------------
--2...---------------0..--------------
--2...---------------0..--------------
--0...---------------2..--------------
---------------------3..-----2-3-2-0--


....


            Earth is a hollow hair, Part of a -
     {E}              {D}
*1d --7---7---7---7----5---5---5---5----
*2A ------------------------------------
*3F ----9---9---9---9----7---7---7---7--
*4C ------------------------------------
*5G ------------------------------------
*6D ------------------------------------

- bigger head, It nearly drives me crazy
 {C}              {A}
--3---3---3---3---------------------
-------------------5---5---5---5----
----5---5---5---5-------------------
---------------------7---7---7---7--
------------------------------------
------------------------------------


....


- here comes   the waves
 {E}              {A}
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
------------------------2/4--2---2---
-------2/4--2---2--0-----------4-----
--0-----------4----------------------

 down by the       shore
 {E}              {A}
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
------------------------2/4--2---2---
-------2/4--2---2--0-----------4-----
--0-----------4----------------------

          Washing the eye      of the -
{E}                {C}
--------------------------------------
--------------------------------------
------1--------1--------5--------5----
------2--------2--------5--------5----
--------------------3-3---3--3-3---3--
--0-0---0--0-0---0--------------------

- land,   that has been,     Down by the -
 {A}               {A}
----------------------7-7--7-7---7-x--
----------------------5-5--5-5---5-x--
------6--------6------6-6--6-6---6-x--
------7--------7------7-7--7-7---7-x--
--0-0---0--0-0---0--0-----------------
--------------------------------------

- sea                           down by the -
 {E}               {G}
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
-------------0-2-0--2b4r2-0----2b4r2-0-2-0---
----------2----------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
--0------------------------------------------

- sea                           Down by the -
{A}                    {G}
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
--2--0h2--------------------------------------
-----------2--0-------------------------0----
----------------3-0-3--5b7r5-3-----0--3---3--

- sea                           down by the -
 {E}               {G}
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
-------------------------------2b4r2-0-2-0---
----2----------------------------------------
--2------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------

- sea
{A}                    {G}
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
--2--0h2-------------------------------------
-----------2--0-------------------------0----
----------------3-0-3--5b7r5-3-----0--3---3--



* 2nd verse

        Here comes the ocean, and the -
     {E}              {G}
*1d ------7-------7----------10----------10-----
*2A --8/9---9---9---9--11/12----12----12----12--
*3F ----------9--------------------12-----------
*4C --------------------------------------------
*5G --------------------------------------------
*6D --------------------------------------------

- waves down by the shore
 {A}                       {G}
--------12----------12-----------10----------10-----
--13/14----14----14----14--11/12----12----12----12--
--------------14-----------------------12-----------
----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------

....



* last part

                                         Here -
     {E}               {E}
*1d ------------------------------------------
*2A ------------------------------------------
*3F ------1--------1--------1-----------------
*4C ------2--------2--------2-----------------
*5G --------------------------------2---------
*6D --0-0---0--0-0---0--0-0---0--4-----4-2-0--

- come the waves
 {A}               {A}
------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------
------2--------2--------2-----------------
------2--------2--------2-------2---------
--0-0---0--0-0---0--0-0---0--4-----4-2-0--
------------------------------------------


....



*** 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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* chords and tabs for standard-tuning (6th string downtuned to D)



        {D}{F}{G}{F}            (Here comes the ocean, and the ...)
        {D}{F}{G}{F}            (Here comes the ocean, and the ...)

        {D}{C}{A#}{G}           (Earth is a hollow hair ...)
        {D}{C}{A#}{G}           (In the many years, they have ...)

        {D}{G}{D}{G}            (And here comes the waves ...)
        {D}{A#}{G}{G}           (Washing the eye of the land ...)

        {D}{F}{G}{F}            (Down by the sea, down by the sea)
        {D}{F}{G}{F}            (Down by the sea, down by the sea)

        ...

break   {Bm.A/G...
        {Bm.A/G...

        {D}{D}{G}{G}            (Here come the waves)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}            (Here come the waves)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}            (Here come the waves)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}            (Here come the waves)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}            (Here come the waves)

break   {Bm.A/G...
        {Bm.A/G...

        {D...




riff (6th string downtuned to D)

* 1st verse

        Here comes the ocean, and the -
     {D}              {F}
 1e --2...-----------------------------------
 2B --3...-------------1...------------------
 3G --2...-------------2...------------------
 4D --0...-------------3...------------------
 5A -------------------3...------------------
*6D -----------------------------------------

- waves down by the sea
 {G}                {F}
--3...--------------------------------
--0...---------------1..--------------
--0...---------------2..--------------
--0...---------------3..--------------
--2...---------------3..--------------
-----------------------------2-3-2-0--


....


            Earth is a hollow hair, Part of a -
     {D}              {C}
 1e --5---5---5---5----3---3---3---3----
 2B ------------------------------------
 3G ----7---7---7---7----5---5---5---5--
 4D ------------------------------------
 5A ------------------------------------
*6D ------------------------------------

- bigger head, It nearly drives me crazy
 {A#}             {G}
--1---1---1---1---------------------
-------------------3---3---3---3----
----3---3---3---3-------------------
---------------------5---5---5---5--
------------------------------------
------------------------------------


....


- here comes   the waves
 {D}              {G}
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
------------------------0h2--0---0---
-------0h2--0---0--------------2-----
--0-----------4----5-----------------

 down by the       shore
 {D}              {G}
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
------------------------0h2--0---0---
-------0h2--0---0--------------2-----
--0-----------4----5-----------------

          Washing the eye      of the -
{D}                {A#}
--------------------------------------
--------------------------------------
------2--------2--------3--------3----
------0--------0--------3--------3----
--------------------1-1---1--1-1---1--
--0-0---0--0-0---0--------------------

- land,   that has been,     Down by the -
 {G}               {G}
----------------------5-5--5-5---5-x--
----------------------3-3--3-3---3-x--
------4--------4------4-4--4-4---4-x--
------5--------5------5-5--5-5---5-x--
--------------------------------------
--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-----------------

- sea                           down by the -
 {D}               {F}
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
-------------3-5-3--5b7r5-3----5b7r5-3-5-3---
----------5----------------------------------
--0------------------------------------------

- sea                           Down by the -
{G}                    {F}
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
--0------------------------------------------
-----/5----0---------------------------------
--------------5-3-0-3--5b7r5-3-----0--3-5-3--

- sea                           down by the -
 {D}               {F}
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
----0--------------------------5b7r5-3-5-3---
--0------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------

- sea
{G}                    {F}
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
--0------------------------------------------
-----/5----0---------------------------------
--------------5-3-0-3--5b7r5-3-----0--3-5-3--



* 2nd verse

        Here comes the ocean, and the -
     {D}              {F}
 1e ------5-------5---------8----------8-----
 2B --6/7---7---7---7--9/10---10----10---10--
 3G ----------7------------------10----------
 4D -----------------------------------------
 5A -----------------------------------------
*6D -----------------------------------------

- waves down by the shore
 {G}                       {F}
--------10----------10----------8----------8-----
--11/12----12----12----12--9/10---10----10---10--
--------------12---------------------10----------
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------


....


* last part

                                         Here -
     {D}               {D}
 1e ------------------------------------------
 2B ------------------------------------------
 3G ------2--------2--------2-----------------
 4D ------0--------0--------0-----------------
 5A --------------------------------0---------
*6D --0-0---0--0-0---0--0-0---0--4-----4-2-0--

- come the waves
 {G}               {G}
------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------
------0--------0--------0-----------------
------0--------0--------0-------0---------
-----------------------------2-----2-0----
--5-5---5--5-5---5--5-5---5------------5--


....



*** please note ***

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







=====================================
"Ocean"
(outtake)
=====================================
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
=====================================


        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves down by the sea
        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves where have they been

        Silver and black lit night, here's to a stealer's night
        an empty splendid castle
        Glowering alone at night, the princess has had a fight
        madness seeks out a lover

        And here come the waves
        down by the shore
        Washing the soul of the body
        that comes form the depth of the sea

        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves down by the sea
        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves where have they been

        Don't swim tonight my love, the tide is out my love
        Malcolm's curse haunts our family
        Odious loud and rich, ruler of filthy seas
        revel in heaven's justice

        And here come the waves
        and save for a scream
        There's much like a song to be heard
        in the wind that blows by the sea
        Like the wind

        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves



* chords: same as _VU_ version




* guitar octave play (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

- sea
     {E}     {G}               {A}          {G}
*1d ---------------------------------------------------------------
*2A ------------14/15---12---------------------14/15---12----------
*3F -----------------------12---9--------------------------12---9--
*4C ------------11/12----9---------------------11/12----9----------
*5G -----------------------10---7--------------------------10---7--
*6D ---------------------------------------------------------------

{E}      {G}               {A}            {G}
---------------------------------------------------------------
------------14/15---12-----------------------14/15--15-15--17--
-----------------------12---14---------------------------------
------------11/12----9-----------------------11/12--12-12--14--
-----------------------10---12---------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------



*** please note ***

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




---------------------------------------------------------------------



* guitar octave play (standard-tuning)

- sea
     {D}     {F}               {G}          {F}
 1e ---------------------------------------------------------------
 2B ------------12/13---10---------------------12/13---10----------
 3G -----------------------10---7--------------------------10---7--
 4D -------------9/10----7----------------------9/10----7----------
 5A ------------------------8---5---------------------------8---5--
 6E ---------------------------------------------------------------

{D}      {F}               {G}            {F}
---------------------------------------------------------------
------------12/13---10-----------------------12/13--13-13--15--
-----------------------10---12---------------------------------
-------------9/10----7------------------------9/10--10-10--12--
------------------------8---10---------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------



*** please note ***

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







=====================================
"Ocean"
(demo)
=====================================
album _Loaded - Fully Loaded Edition_
(The Velvet Underground, 1997)

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


        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves down by the sea
        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves where have they been

        Lyin' here on the beach, with you it seems out of reach
        it could just drive me crazy
        You're such a lazy son, but you're the only one
        I could stay here forever

        But here come the waves
        down by the shore
        Washing our eyes then it's gone
        just once more

        Down by the sea
        Down by the sea

        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves down by the sea
        Here comes the ocean
        and the waves where have they been

        Lyin' down on the beach, it seems so out of reach
        does any just drive he crazy
        You know that you feel so strong
        and you know they would be long
        till they stone on the water

        But here come the waves
        down by the shore
        Washing our eyes till it's gone
        just once more

        Down by the sea

        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves
        Here come the waves



* chords: same as _VU_ version




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thanks: Andy Linus (andy.linus@virgin.net)
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One main correction: in Ocean, you have Reed singing 'ho-ho-holler'
or somesuch on a couple of the versions.
The line is, variously, 'mostly made up of water'
and 'made up mostly of water'.


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