==============================
"Pale Blue Eyes"
==============================
album _The Velvet Underground_
(The Velvet Underground, 1969)

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


        Sometimes I feel so happy
        sometimes I feel so sad
        Sometimes I feel so happy
        but mostly you just make me mad
        Baby, you just make me mad

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        Thought of you as my mountain top
        thought of you as my peak
        Thought of you as everything
        I've had but couldn't keep
        I've had but couldn't keep

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        If I could make the world as pure
        and strange as what I see
        I'd put you in a mirror
        I put in front of me
        I put in front of me

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        Skip a life completely
        stuff it in a cup
        She said money is like us in time
        it lies but can't stand up
        Down for you is up

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        It was good what we did yesterday
        and I'd do it once again
        The fact that you are married
        only proves you're my best friend
        But it's truly, truly a sin

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes




* 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   {G}{G}

        {G}{G}{C}{G}       (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {G}{Em}{Am/C}{G}   (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}        (Baby, you just make me mad, Linger -)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes)

        ....

guitar  {G}{G}{C}{G}
        {G}{Em}{Am/C}{G}
        {C/D}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{G}{G}

        ....




* intro (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

     {G}                  {G}
*1d ------7---7----7---5-------7---7----7---5--
*2A -------------------------------------------
*3F --5/7---7----7---5-----5/7---7----7---5----
*4C -------------------------------------------
*5G -------------------------------------------
*6D -------------------------------------------




* verse - chorus (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

       Sometimes I feel so happy
     {G}                  {G}
*1d ------7---7----7---5-------7---7----7------
*2A -------------------------------------------
*3F --5/7---7----7---5-----5/7---7----7---7-0--
*4C -------------------------------------------
*5G -------------------------------------------
*6D -------------------------------------------

         sometimes I feel so sad
 {C}                        {G}
------8------8-----------------7---7----7---5--
--------8h10----8h10-8---8---------------------
--7/9------------------9-----7---7----7---5----
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

    Sometimes I feel so happy
 {G}                    {Em}
------7---7----7-------------7-----------------
------------------------7b8----(7b)8-----------
--5/7---7----7---7-0---------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

 but mostly you just make me mad
 {Am     / C}            {G}
----5----------8-8h10-8-----7---7----7------
--------------------------------------------
--5---5----8/9------------7---7----7---7-0--
--------5-----------------------------------
--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------

  Baby, you just make me      mad
 {C           / D}                {G}
------8--------------10--------------7---7----7---5--
--------8h10-8----------10h12-10---------------------
--8/9-----------9/11---------------7---7----7---5----
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------

               Linger -
 {G}
------7---7----7------
----------------------
--5/7---7----7---7-0--
----------------------
----------------------
----------------------

- on                                         your pale blue -
 {D}                           {D}
-------10-------10-------------10-------10----12-10-----------
----------10h12----10h12-10-------10-------10-------10h12-10--
--9/11----------------------11-------11-----------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------

- eyes                           Linger -
 {G}                {G}
----7---7----7---5-------7---7----7------
-----------------------------------------
--7---7----7---5-----5/7---7----7---7-0--
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------

- on                                        your pale blue -
 {D}                           {D}
-------10-------10-------------10-------10----12-10-----------
----------10h12----10h12-10-------10-------10-------10h12-10--
--9/11----------------------11-------11-----------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------

- eyes
 {G}                {G}
----7---7----7---5-------7---7----7---5--
-----------------------------------------
--7---7----7---5-----5/7---7----7---5----
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------




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

     {G}                   {G}
*1d -------15----------------------------------------
*2A --x-15----18v---15-----15v-----------------------
*3F -------------------17--15v-----------------------
*4C -----------------------------17--15h17-17-15-17--
*5G -------------------------------------------------
*6D -------------------------------------------------


 {C}                       {G}
---------------------------------------------------------------
--x-17v---17-15---------------15v------------------------------
--x-17v---17-15------------15v---15v-------------------15v-----
----------------17-15-17-------------17v---------15h17-----17--
-------------------------------------------15h17---------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

 {G}                      {Em}
--x-15---------------------x-12--------------------------
-------15-----------------------12-----------------------
----------17b19---17-15v------------14b16---16r14-12-----
-----------------------------------------------------14--
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------

 {Am           / C}                  {G}
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------13b15r13--12h13p12---------------------------------
--14---12h14-12-----------------------12---12\10----10h12-12-10-10--
-------------------------------------------------12-----------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------

 {C          / D}           {G}
-----8-----8------10----10-----7---7----7---5--
---------------------10------------------------
-------8h9-------------------7---7----7---5----
--10----------/12------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

 {G}
------7---7----7------
----------------------
--5/7---7----7---7-0--
----------------------
----------------------
----------------------

 {D}                             {D}
-------10-x-------14-------12---------10-------14-12-----------
-----------------------------------------------------10h12-10--
--9/11------11/14----14--12--12---9/11-----11------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

 {G}                {G}
----7---7----7---5-------7---7----7------
-----------------------------------------
--7---7----7---5-----5/7---7----7---7-0--
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------

 {D}                             {D}
-------10-x-------14-------12---------10--------14-12-----------
-----------------------------------------10-----------10h12-10--
--9/11------11/14----14--12--12---9/11------11------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------

 {G}                {G}
----7---7----7---5-------7---7----7---5--
-----------------------------------------
--7---7----7---5-----5/7---7----7---5----
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------



*** please note ***

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




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




* chords for standard-tuning




intro   {F}{F}

        {F}{F}{A#}{F}       (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {F}{Dm}{Gm/A#}{F}   (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {A#/C}{F}{F}        (Baby, you just make me mad, Linger -)

chorus  {C}{C}{F}{F}        (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {C}{C}{F}{F}        (- on your pale blue eyes)

        ....

guitar  {F}{F}{A#}{F}
        {F}{Dm}{Gm/A#}{F}
        {A#/C}{F}{F}
        {C}{C}{F}{F}
        {C}{C}{F}{F}

        ....








=================================
"Pale Blue Eyes"
=================================
album _Live At Max's Kansas City_
(The Velvet Underground, 1972)

Aug 23, 1970
Max's Kansas City, NYC
=================================


        Sometimes I feel so happy
        sometimes I feel so sad
        You know sometimes I feel so happy
        ah, but mostly, baby, you just make me mad
        Honey, you just make me mad

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        You know I thought of you as my mountain top
        I even thought of you as my peak
        I thought of you as just 'bout everything
        you know that I've had in this sad life
        but I couldn't keep
        That I've had and I just couldn't keep

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        You know if I could make the world as pure
        and strange as what I see
        I'd put you in a mirror
        that I put right in front of me
        That I put right in front of me

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        this is what she said

        Skip a life completely
        stuff it in a cup
        She said you know you and me
        we're just like money in time
        you know how you lie and can't stand up
        She said to me down for you is up

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        Oh, it was good what we did yesterday
        I'd surely do it again
        And the fact that you're married
        I suppose that only proves that you're my best friend
        Well I'll tell you something, it's truly, truly a sin

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on, girl, your pale blue eyes




intro   {G}{G}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{C}{G}       (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {G}{Em}{Am/C}{G}   (You know sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}        (Honey, you just make me mad, Linger -)

        {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes)

        ....

guitar  {G}{G}{C}{G}
        {G}{Em}{Am/C}{G}
        {C/D}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{G}{G}

        ....








==================================================
"Pale Blue Eyes"
==================================================
album _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_
(The Velvet Underground, 1974)

Oct 19, 1969
End of Cole Ave., Dallas, Texas
==================================================


        Sometimes I feel so happy
        sometimes I feel so sad
        Sometimes I feel so happy
        but mostly you just make me mad
        Oh baby, you just make me mad

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        You know I thought of you as my mountain top
        you know I thought of you as my peak
        I thought of you as just about everything
        that I've had but I just couldn't keep
        That I've had but I just couldn't keep

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        If I could make the world as pure
        and strange as what I see
        You know I'd put you all in a mirror
        that I put in front of me
        That I put in front of me

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        linger on darling

        Skip a life completely
        stuff it in a cup
        You know she said you and me we're just like money in time
        you know what lies but can't stand up
        And down for you is up

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        It was good what we did yesterday
        and I'm sure you'd do it again
        And the fact that you're married, ah
        that only, ah, that only proves that you're my best friend
        But it's truly, truly a sin

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes



* chords: same as _The Velvet Underground_ version
They played using down-tuning
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)








=========================
"Pale Blue Eyes"
=========================
album _Take No Prisoners_
(Lou Reed, 1978)

May 1978
Bottom Line, NYC
=========================


        Sometimes I feel so happy
        sometimes I feel so sad
        Sometimes I feel so happy, babe
        baby, you just make me mad
        Baby, you just make me mad

        Why don't you linger on your pale blue eyes
        Yeah, linger on, baby, don't you know your pale blue eyes

        I thought of you as my mountain top
        and don't you know babe, I even thought of you as my peak
        I thought of you as everything
        that I've had and I just couldn't keep
        Baby, don't you know that I've had and I just couldn't keep

        So why don't you linger on your pale blue eyes
        Hey baby, linger on, yeah yeah yeah, you, yeah yeah
        yeah, your pale blue eyes

        If I could make the world as pure and strange
        and baby, as what I see
        I'd put you in a mirror
        that I put, ah, that I put right in front of me
        Oh, don't you know that I put right there
        I stand it right there in front of me

        Hey, why don't you linger on, girl
        baby baby, you know how I love your pale blue eyes
        Linger, linger linger on your pale blue eyes

        Skip a life completely
        why don't you just go and shove it in a cup
        She says to me, hey Lou man you know that you're just
        like money in time, the way it lie
        the way it lie and you can't get up, can't stand up
        And I'll tell you something else about it down for you is up

        Why don't you linger-linger on, yeah your pale blue eyes
        Hey baby, hey baby baby baby baby, linger linger on
        your pale blue (eyes)

        It was good what we did yesterday
        and baby don't you know that I'd go and I'd do it once again
        And baby, huh, the fact that you are married
        oh, it only goes to prove you're my best friend
        Goes to prove you're my best friend

        Ah, Won't you linger on, baby-babe, your pale blue eyes
        Linger on, baby, pale blue eyes




* see the posted transcriptions/corrections below.




intro   {G}{G}{G}{G}           organ and piano
        {G}{G/C}{G/C}{G/D.C}

        {G}{G}{C}{G}           (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {G}{Em}{C/C.D}{G}      (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}            (Baby, you just make me mad ...)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}           (- on your pale blue eyes ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}           (- on, baby, don't you know ...)

        ....

sax     {G}{G/Am.Bm}{C}{G}
        {G}{Em}{C/C.D}{G}
        {C/D}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{G}{G}

        ....

        {G}{G}{C}{G}           (It was good what we did ...)
        {G}{Em}{C/C.D}{G}      (And baby, huh, the fact that ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}            (Goes to prove you're my best ...)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}           (- on, baby babe, your pale blue ...)
        {D}{D}{G/C}{G.C/G...   (- on, baby, pale blue eyes)








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"Pale Blue Eyes"
======================================
album _Life In Exile After Abdication_
(Moe Tucker, 1989)

Lou Reed: lead guitar
======================================


        Sometimes I feel so happy
        sometimes I feel so sad
        Sometimes I feel so happy
        but mostly you just make me mad
        Baby, you just make me mad

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        Thought of you as my mountain top
        thought of you as my peak
        A thought of you as everything
        I've had but couldn't keep
        I've had but couldn't keep

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        Skip a life completely
        stuff it in a cup
        They said money is like us in time
        it lies but can't stand up
        Down for you is up

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        It was good what we did yesterday
        and I'd do it once again
        The fact that you are married
        only proves you're my best friend
        But it's truly, truly a sin

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        If I could make this world as pure
        and strange as what I see
        I'd put you in a mirror
        I put in front of me
        I put in front of me

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes




intro   {C}{C}{C}{C}

        {C}{C}{F}{C}      (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {C}{Dm}{F/G}{C}   (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {F/G}{C}{C}       (Baby, you just make me mad, Linger -)

chorus  {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes)

        {C}{C}{F}{C}      (Thought of you as my mountain top ...)
        {C}{Dm}{F/G}{C}   (A thought of you as everything ...)
        {F/G}{C}{C}       (I've had but couldn't keep, Linger -)

chorus  {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes)

        {C}

        {C}{C}{F}{C}      (Skip a life completely ...)
        {C}{Dm}{F/G}{C}   (They said money is like us in time ...)
        {F/G}{C}{C}       (Down for you is up, Linger -)

chorus  {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes)

        {C}{C}

        {C}{C}{F}{C}      (It was good what we did yesterday ...)
        {C}{Dm}{F/G}{C}   (The fact that you are married ...)
        {F/G}{C}{C}       (But it's truly, truly a sin, Linger -)

chorus  {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes)

        {C}{C}{C}

        {C}{C}{F}{C}      (If I could make this world as pure ...)
        {C}{Dm}{F/G}{C}   (I'd put you in a mirror ...)
        {F/G}{C}{C}       (I put in front of me, Linger -)

chorus  {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C}{C}    (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {Dm}{Dm}{C...     (- on your pale blue eyes)




* intro: rhythm guitar

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




* Lou Reed's single note play : scale

     2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10  11  12  13
 1e -|---|---|---|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|- ...
 2B -|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|- ...
 3G -|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
 4D -|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
 5A -|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
 6E -|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|- ...








==============================
"Pale Blue Eyes"
==============================
album _Live MCMXCIII_
(The Velvet Underground, 1993)

Jun 1993
L'Olympia, Paris, France
==============================


        Sometimes I feel so happy
        sometimes I feel so sad
        Sometimes I feel so happy
        babe, you just make me mad
        You just make me mad

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Oh, linger on your pale blue eyes

        I thought of you as my mountain top
        ooohhh, I thought of you as my peak
        Thought of you as everything
        that I've had and I just couldn't keep
        That I've had and just couldn't keep

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on and on and on your pale blue eyes

        If I could make the world as pure
        and strange as what I see
        I'd put you in a mirror
        that I put in front of me
        That I put in front of me

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Why don't you linger
        linger on and on and on and on and on your pale blue eyes

        Skip a life completely
        why don't you shove it up a cup
        She says you know Lou, you're just like money in time
        the way you lie and you can't stand up
        Down for you is up

        Hey, linger on, oh, your pale blue eyes
        Linger on and on and on and on and on
        on, on your pale blue eyes

        Hey, it was good what we did yesterday
        and you know that I'd do it again
        And the fact that you're married
        only goes to show that you're my best friend
        But it's truly, truly a sin

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on and on your pale blue eyes




intro   {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{C}{G}         (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {G}{Em}{Am/C.D}{G}   (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}          (You just make me mad, Linger -)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}         (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}         (- on your pale blue eyes)

        ....

viola   {G}{G}{C}{G}
        {G}{Em}{Am/C.D}{G}
        {C/D}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{G}{G}

        ....

        {G}{G}{C}{G}         (Hey, it was good what we did ...)
        {G}{Em}{Am/C.D}{G}   (And the fact that you're married ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}          (But it's truly, truly a sin, Linger -)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}         (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {D}{D}{G/C}{G...     (- on and on your pale blue eyes)








===============================================
"Pale Blue Eyes"
===============================================
album _Le Bataclan '72_
limited digipak edition CD bonus track
(Lou Reed/John Cale/Nico, 2003)

album _American Poet Box: Lou Reed - Paris '72_
(Lou Reed, 2003)

Jan 25 (?), 1972
Paris, France
(rehearsal)
===============================================


        [skipped]

        Sometimes I feel so happy
        sometimes I feel so sad
        Sometimes I feel so happy
        but baby, you just make me mad
        Baby, you just make me mad

        [skipped]

        Sometimes I feel so happy
        sometimes I feel so sad
        Sometimes I feel so happy
        but baby, you just make me mad
        Honey, you just make me mad

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes



* all the strings downtuned one and a half tone (1 + 1/2)

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

        Olivier Landemaine's The VU Web Page says:
        there is no speed correction
        and the whole recording is too slow (6%)
        as compared with the French TV broadcast.




intro   skipped...G}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{C}{G}         (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {G}{Em}{Am/C}{G}     (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G.          (Baby, you just make me mad)

        [skipped]

intro   skipped...G}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{C}{G}         (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {G}{Em}{Am/C}{G}     (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}          (Honey, you just make me mad, Linger -)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}         (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}         (- on your pale blue eyes)

        {G.








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"Pale Blue Eyes"
======================================================================
album
_Rachel Fuller Presents: In the Attic With Pete Townshend and Friends_
(Various Artists, 2009)

Lou Reed: vocals, electric guitar
Pete Townshend: background vocals, acoustic guitar

Feb 20, 2007
Joe's Pub, New York City
======================================================================


        Sometimes I feel so happy
        sometimes I feel so sad
        Sometimes I feel so happy
        but mostly you just make me mad
        Baby, you just make me mad

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        I thought of you as my mountain top
        I thought of you as my peak
        I thought of you as everything
        I've had but I just couldn't keep
        I've had but couldn't keep

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on and on and on your pale blue eyes

        If I could make the world as pure
        and strange as what I see
        I'd put you in a mirror
        I put in front of me
        But I put in front of me

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        Skip a life completely
        why don't you just go and shove it in a cup
        She says you know you're like money in time
        the way you lie and you can't stand up
        Down for you is up

        Linger on, ooohhh, your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        It was good what we did yesterday
        and you know I'd do it again
        The fact that you are married
        only proves you're my best friend, oh oh oh oh
        But it's truly, truly a sin

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Why don't you linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes




intro   {G}{G}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{C}{G}       (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {G}{Em}{Am/C}{G}   (Sometimes I feel so happy ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}        (Baby, you just make me mad, Linger -)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes)

        ....

guitar  {G}{G}{C}{G}
        {G}{Em}{Am/C}{G}
        {C/D}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{C}{G}       (Skip a life completely ...)
        {G}{Em}{Am/C}{G}   (She says you know you're like money ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}        (Down for you is up, Linger -)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on ooohhh, your pale blue eyes ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes)

        {G}{G}{C}{G}       (It was good what we did yesterday ...)
        {G}{Em}{Am/C}{G}   (The fact that you are married ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}        (But it's truly, truly a sin, Linger -)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {D}{D/D.C}{G...    (- on your pale blue eyes)








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"Pale Blue Eyes"
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unreleased live
(The Velvet Underground, 1968)

* different lyrics

Oct 02, 1968
La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio
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        I thought of you as my mountain top
        I thought of you as my peak
        I thought of you as everything
        I've had but couldn't keep
        I've had but couldn't keep

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        Sister Jenny went down to Mexico
        took five trips around the world
        She came back and she's all shot full of hole
        she's such a funny kind of girl
        She's such a funny kind of girl

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        Up the stairway and out the back
        hey baby, won't you please come home
        Been out in the graveyard since half past six
        yeah me, I'd never had no home
        I'd never had no home

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        Back on the south, go and get out on the street again
        had my partner right by my side
        The meanest damn band in all the land
        and I guess that I'll see you in the by and by
        I'll see you all in the good old by and by

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        Ah, here comes Miss Sally, she's mad .........
        here, three, four more times
        she comes ....... the same thing twice
        They put her upside down and held her upon the church
        then they froze her into a piece of ice
        That's cause she did not ask herself too nice

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes

        The angels went to heaven and then the devil went to hell
        and I see her comin' down from the ceiling in my room
        You look like the mad monk who came here from Afghanistan
        you should've seen the mother when he came down in his room
        I certainly couldn't get out of there too soon

        Linger on your pale blue eyes
        Linger on your pale blue eyes




* all the strings downtuned a whole-tone
(or a half-tone down ??? I'm not sure the pitch.
anyway, play key in G)

 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   {G}{G}{G}{G}

        {G}{G}{C}{G}       (I thought of you as my mountain top ...)
        {G}{Em}{Am/C}{G}   (I thought of you as everything ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}        (I've had but couldn't keep, Linger -)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes)

        ....

guitar  {G}{G}{C}{G}
        {G}{Em}{Am/D}{G}
        {C/D}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{G}{G}
        {D}{D}{G}{G}

        ....

        {G}{G}{C}{G}       (The angels went to heaven and then ...)
        {G}{Em}{C/D}{G}    (You look like the mad monk who came ...)
        {C/D}{G}{G}        (I certainly couldn't get out of ...)

chorus  {D}{D}{G}{G}       (- on your pale blue eyes, Linger -)
        {D}{D}{C}{G...     (- on your pale blue eyes)




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Here's the lyrics for the live version of "Pale blue eyes"
from the "Live at Max's Kansas city" album:



Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
You know, sometimes I feel so happy
Ah, but mostly baby you just make me mad
Honey, you just make me mad

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

You know, I thought of you as my mountaintop
I even thought of you as my peak
I thought of you as just about everything
You know, that I've had in this sad life, but I couldn't keep
That I've had and I just couldn't keep

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

You know, if I could make the world as pure
And strange as what I see
I'll put you in the mirror
That I put right in front of me
That I put right in front of me

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

This is what she said

Skip the life completely
Stuff it in a cup
She said: "You know, you and me we're just like money in time
You know, how you lie and you can't stand up"
She said to me "Down for you is up"

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on your pale blue eyes

Oh, it was good what we did yesterday
I'd surely do it again
And the fact that your married
I suppose that only proves that you're my best friend
Well, I'll tell you something: It's truly, truly a sin

Linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger on, girl, your pale blue eyes


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it took a while,
but it is a starting point for the lyrics of this album.
(Take No Prisoners)


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"Pale Blue Eyes"


Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy babe
Baby, you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad

Why you linger on your pale blue eyes
Yeah linger baby on your pale blue eyes

I thought of you as my mountain top
And don't you know babe I even thought of you as my peak
Oh thought of you as everything
That I've had and just couldn't keep
Baby don't you know I've had, but just couldn't keep

So why don't you linger on your pale blue eyes
And baby linger on yeah baby baby your pale blue eyes

If I could make the world as pure
And strange and baby as what I see
I'd put you in a mirror
That I put that I put right in front of me
Ah don't you know
I'd put right here standing right there in front of me

Ah baby don't you linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger linger lingeron your pale blue eyes

Skip a life completely
Why don't you shut it in a cup
She said to me,
Hey Lou man you know that you're just like money in time
The way it lies the way you lie, but can't get up, can't stand up
Down for you is up

Why don't you linger on baby baby your pale blue eyes
Baby baby baby linger on your pale blue eyes

It was good, what we did yesterday
Baby don't you know baby and I'd do it once again
And baby the fact that you are married
Only goes to prove that you're my best friend
Goes to prove that you're my best friend

Don't you linger on your pale blue eyes
Linger linger on baby on your pale blue eyes

Thank you very much


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In the transciptions are a few (little) gaps left,
and there may be a few (minor) mistakes in them.

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"Pale Blue Eyes"
(_Take No Prisoners_)


Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy, babe
Baby, you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad

Why don't you linger on your pale blue eyes
Yeah, linger on, baby, don't you know your pale blue eyes

I thought of you as my mountain top
and don't you know, babe, I've even thought of you as my peak
I thought of you as everything
That I've had and I just couldn't keep
Baby, don't you know that I've had and I just couldn't keep

So, why don't you linger on your pale blue eyes
Yeah, baby, linger on, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby
yeah, your pale blue eyes

If I could make the world as pure and strange
and baby, as what I see
I'd put you in a mirror
that I'd put, that I'd put right in front of me
Ah, don't you know that I'd put right there
I stayed it right there for me

Hey, why don't you linger on, girl
baby, baby, you know how I love your pale blue eyes
Linger, linger, linger on-on-on your pale blue eyes

Skip a life completely
why don't you just go and stuff it in a cup
She says to me, hey, Lou, man, you know that you're just
like money in time, the way it lie
the way it lie and you can't get up, can't stand up
and I tell you something else .... down for you is up

Why don't you linger, linger on, yeah your pale blue eyes
Hey baby, baby, baby, baby, baby,
linger on your pale blue
(eyes)

It was good, what we did yesterday
and baby, don't you know that I go and do it once again
And baby, huh, the fact that you are married
oh it only goes to prove you're my best friend
Goes to prove you're my best friend

But you linger on, baby, babe, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, baby, pale blue eyes

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