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"Ooohhh Baby"
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album _Coney Island Baby_
(Lou Reed, 1976)

written by Lou Reed
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        You're the kind of girl
        that everybody's wondering about
        You're the kind of person
        that everybody's a-staring at
        But now you're a topless dancer
        working out of a bar on Times Spuare
        And everybody wishes you were back
        in the massage parlor back there on 9th Avenue
        (three-eleven) you make me go

        Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby
        ooohhh ooohhh ooohhh
        Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby
        ooohhh ooohhh ooohhh

        Your old man was the best B and E man
        down on the streets
        And all the guy on the precinct
        always was watching for him on their beat
        But when he ripped off Seymour
        he was really not a doing so fine
        And everything is not swelled except his hands and legs
        and maybe even mime
        he's feeling maybe it's good that they said

        Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh
        ooohhh baby, ooohhh
        Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh
        hey baby, ooohhh ooohhh ooohhh

        It's very funny asking me
        why they keep the lights on down so low
        Well yesterday's trade's today's competition
        or didn't you know
        And all florescent lighting makes it so your wrinkles
        they don't show
        And it's very funny the way your
        twenty bucks an hour can a go
        if you don't make me go now now now

        Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh
        ooohhh baby, ooohhh
        Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby
        ooohhh ooohhh ooohhh

        Everybody wondered 'bout you when you were seen
        in drinking some beer
        You got here from Ohio and your mother said
        you'd hook her and be real near
        that's the way it goes now

        Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby
        ooohhh ooohhh ooohhh
        hey shake your buns now, mama
        Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ah
        hey ooohhh baby, ooohhh
        walk it now

        (Ooohhh baby ooohhh, ooohhh baby ooohhh) Get down
        (ooohhh baby ooohhh, ooohhh baby ooohhh)
        (Ooohhh baby ooohhh, ooohhh baby ooohhh)
        (ooohhh baby ooohhh, ooohhh baby ooohhh)
        (Ooohhh baby ooohhh, ooohhh baby ooohhh)
        (ooohhh baby ooohhh, ooohhh baby ooohhh)
        (Ooohhh baby ooohhh, ooohhh baby ooohhh)
        (ooohhh baby ooohhh, ooohhh baby ooohhh)
        ...




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

        {E}{A}{E}{E}   (You're the kind of girl ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{E}   (You're the kind of person ...)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (But now you're a topless dancer ...)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (And everybody wishes you were back ...)

chorus  {E}{A}{E}{E}   (Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{E}   (Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby ...)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (Your old man was the best B and E man ...)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (And all the guy on the precinct ...)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (But when he ripped off Seymour ...)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (And everything is not swelled except ...)

chorus  {E}{A}{E}{E}   (Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{E}   (Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh ...)

g.solo  {A}{A}{E}{E}
        {A}{A}{E}{E}

        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (It's very funny asking me ...)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (Well yesterday's trade's today's ...)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (And all florescent lighting makes it so ...)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (And it's very funny the way your ...)

chorus  {E}{A}{E}{E}   (Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{E}   (Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby ...)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (Everybody wondered 'bout you when you ...)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   (You got here from Ohio and your mother ...)

chorus  {E}{A}{E}{E}   (Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{E}   (Ooohhh baby, ooohhh baby, ah ...)

coda    {A}{A}{E}{E}   (Get down)
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   background vocals
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   background vocals
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   background vocals
        {A}{A}{E}{E}   background vocals
        ... fade out




* riff

     {E}              {A}
 1e --x-12-x-x-12-\----x-5-x-x-5-----
 2B --x-12-x-x-12-\----x-5-x-x-5-----
 3G ---------------------------------
 4D ---------------------------------
 5A ---------------------------------
 6E ---------------------------------

 {E}                {E}
--x-12-x-x-12-----------12-------------------
--x-12-x-x-12-----------12-x-x-12------------
---------------14-12h13------------14-12h13--
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* slide guitar (open E tuning)

  tuning

 1e  -----
 2B  -----
 3G# ----- * uptuned a half-tone  (from G to G#)
 4E  ----- * uptuned a whole-tone (from D to E)
 5B  ----- * uptuned a whole-tone (from A to B)
 6E  -----



  ex.1 (intro: open E tuning)

     {E}          {A}          {E}         {E}
*1e  -------------------------------------------------------------
*2B  ----------------------------------------11/12--11/12-\10-----
*3G# ----------------------------------------11/12--11/12-\10-----
*4E  --------------------------------------------------------/12--
*5B  -------------------------------------------------------------
*6E  -------------------------------------------------------------

  {E}          {A}               {E}          {E}
----------------------------------------------------------------
--11/12v--------14v--\--12\10----12v-----------/12--------------
--11/12v----------------12\10----12v---------------11-/12-------
-----------------------------/12---------------------------12---
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  ex.2 (chorus: open E tuning)

   - ooohhh-ooohhh-ooohhh
                ...    {E}                  {E}
*1e  -----------------------------------------------------------
*2B  ----------------------/12-/12-/12v--\----/12-/12-/12v--\---
*3G# ----------------------/12-/12-/12v--\----/12-/12-/12v--\---
*4E  ----------------------/12-/12-/12v--\----/12-/12-/12v--\---
*5B  -----------------------------------------------------------
*6E  -----------------------------------------------------------



  ex.3 (open E tuning)

- watching for him   on their beat
              ...    {E}                  {E}
*1e  ------------------/19-15/16----------17/19--19-15/16--------
*2B  ----------------------------/17\---------------------/17\---
*3G# ------------------------------------------------------------
*4E  ------------------------------------------------------------
*5B  ------------------------------------------------------------
*6E  ------------------------------------------------------------



  ex.4 (solo: open E tuning)

       {A}                  {A}
*1e  --------------------------------12--\---
*2B  --14\12-10-14--10---10-14\12-10---------
*3G# ----------------------------------------
*4E  ----------------------------------------
*5B  ----------------------------------------
*6E  ----------------------------------------

 {E}                   {E}
-------------------------------------------
--/12--12----------------------------------
----------11/12---------10/11-10/11v-------
----------------12v------------------12v---
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  {A}                    {A}
----------------------------------12--\---
--14\12-10-14--10-\---10-14\12-10---------
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                                          It's very funny ...
 {E}                 {E}                   {A}
--19--19-15/16-------19--19-15/16----------12v-\----
---------------17v----------------17\15\12----------
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  ex.5 (coda: open E tuning)

       {A}                  {A}
*1e  --------------------------------12--\---
*2B  --14\12-10-14--10---10-14\12-10---------
*3G# ----------------------------------------
*4E  ----------------------------------------
*5B  ----------------------------------------
*6E  ----------------------------------------

 {E}                   {E}
-------------------------------------------
--/12--12--------------/12--12-------------
----------11/12----------------11/12-------
----------------12v------------------12v---
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  {A}                    {A}
----------------------------------12--\---
--14\12-10-14--10-\---10-14\12-10---------
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 {E}                   {E}
-------12-------------------12-------------
--/12------------------/12-----------------
----------11/12----------------11/12-------   ... fade out
----------------12v------------------12v---
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*** 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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thanks: Kirill Rodionov (thaumaturge@chat.ru)
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"Ooohhh Baby"

You're the kind of girl everybody's warned me about
You're the kind of person, that everybody's here staring at
....
.....
ooohhh, ooohhh, ooohhh, hey shake your bones mama

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