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"Run Run Run"
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album _The Velvet Underground and Nico_
(The Velvet Underground, 1967)

written by Lou Reed
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        Teenage Mary said to Uncle Dave
        I sold my soul, must be saved
        Gonna take a walk down Union Square
        you never know who you gonna find there

        You gotta run run run run run
        take a drag or two
        Run run run run run
        gypsy death and you, tell you what to do

        Margarita Passion I had to get her fixed
        she wasn't well, she's getting sick
        Went to sell her soul, she wasn't high
        didn't know things she could buy

        And she would run run run run run
        take a drag or two
        Run run run run run
        gypsy death and you, tell you what to do

        Seasick Sarah had a golden nose
        hard-nailed boots wrapped around her toes
        When she turned blue, all the angels screamed
        they didn't know, they couldn't make the scene

        She had to run run run run run
        take a drag or two
        Run run run run run
        gypsy death and you, tell you what to do

        Beardless Harry, what a waste
        couldn't even get a small town taste
        Rode the trolleys down to forty-seven
        figured if he was good, he'd get himself to heaven

        'Cause he had to run run run run run
        take a drag or two
        Run run run run run
        gypsy death and you, tell you what to do



* 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   {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}    (Teenage Mary said to Uncle Dave ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}    (Gonna take a walk down Union Square ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}    (- run run run run run, take a drag ...)
        {E}{E}{A}{E}    (Run run run run run, gypsy death ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}    (Margarita Passion I had to get her ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}    (Went to sell her soul, she wasn't high ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}    (- run run run run run, take a drag ...)
        {E}{E}{A}{E}    (Run run run run run, gypsy death ...)

        ....




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

     {E}
*1d --0--0-0--0--0--0---------
*2A --0--0-0--0--0--0---------
*3F --1--1-1--1--1--1---------   ...
*4C --2--2-2--2--2--2-----0---
*5G --2--2-2--2--2--2-0h2-----
*6D --0--0-0--0--0--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 for standard-tuning



intro   {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}

        {D}{D}{D}{D}    (Teenage Mary said to Uncle Dave ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}    (Gonna take a walk down Union Square ...)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}    (- run run run run run, take a drag ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{D}    (Run run run run run, gypsy death ...)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}

        {D}{D}{D}{D}    (Margarita Passion I had to get her ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}    (Went to sell her soul, she wasn't high ...)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}    (- run run run run run, take a drag ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{D}    (Run run run run run, gypsy death ...)

        ....








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"Run Run Run"
(acetate version)
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album _The Velvet Underground and Nico - Unripened_
(The Velvet Underground, 2007)
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        * alternate mix








=============================================
"Run, Run, Run"
=============================================
album _Psychedelic Sounds From The Gymnasium_
(The Velvet Underground, 2008)

April 1967
The Gymnasium, NYC
=============================================


        [skipped]

        said to Uncle Dave
        I sold my soul, must be saved
        Gonna go down Union Square
        you never know find there

        She had to run run run run run
        take a drag or two
        (You gotta) run run run run run
        gypsy death and you, tell you what to do

        Teenage Mary, golden nose
        hard-nailed boots wrapped around her toes
        When she ....., all the angels screamed
        they didn't know, make the scene

        She had to run run run run run
        take a drag or two
        (You gotta) run run run run run
        gypsy death and you, tell you what to do

        Go on ...... take off suit, get off tie
        get ............. get you seven eight lie
        Go on the forty on eleven Square
        you never know who you meet there

        She had to run run run run run
        take a drag or two
        (You gotta) run run run run run
        gypsy death and you, tell you what to do

        He's never early and he's getting laid
        everything you waste ....... I kick it straight
        Go on the seven, you know it's fine
        everybody knows I ........

        She had to run run run run run
        take a drag or two
        (You gotta) run run run run run
        gypsy death and you, tell you what to do

        He's now waiting for the second game
        I never know that I get out straight
        I know the thing that I find desire
        I said my soul and my heart on fire

        She had to run run run run run
        take a drag or two
        (You gotta) run run run run run
        gypsy death and you, tell you what to do




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




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

     {E}                  {E}
*1d -------0---0--0---0----0---0--0-----------
*2A -------2p0-0--0---0----2p0-0--0-----------
*3F -------1---1--1---1----1---1--1-----------   ...
*4C -------2---2--2---2----2---2--2-----------
*5G -------2---2--2---2----2---2--2-----------
*6D --0--0-0---0--0---0----0---0--0----0-0-0--



*** 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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thanks: Sean Wolf Hill (sean.hill@wright.edu)
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I think the line in Run Run Run shown as "hard-nailed boots"
is actually "hob-nailed boots"


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thanks: Brad Saltzberg (bcsaltzberg@shaw.ca)
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Here is a HUGE one for you- from "run run run" on banana album etc:


        You gotta run run run run run
        take a drag or two
        Run run run run run
        gypsy death and you, tell you what to do

the correct lyrics are:

"You gotta run run run- take your jacket too-
run run run run run- trip 5th avenue"

ie being high on 5th ave in new york beauty!


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