===================
"Sad Song"
===================
album _Berlin_
(Lou Reed, 1973)

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


        Staring at my picture book
        she looks like Mary, Queen of Scots
        She seemed very regal to me
        just goes to show how wrong you can be

        I'm gonna stop wasting my time
        Somebody else would have broken both of her arms

        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song

        My castle, kids and home
        I thought she was Mary, Queen of Scots
        I tried so very hard
        shows just how wrong you can be

        I'm gonna stop wasting time
        Somebody else would have broken both of her arms

        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song

        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song

        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song

        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song




intro   {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}     (Staring at my -)

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}     (- picture book, She looks ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G.A}   (- regal to me, just goes to ...)

        {D}{Em}{G}{G}            (I'm gonna stop wasting my time)
        {D}{Em}{G}{G}            (Somebody else would have ...)

guitar  {A}{G}{A}{G}
        {A}{G}

chorus  {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, Sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}                (Sad song, Sad song)

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}     (My castle -)

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}     (- kids and home, I thought ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G.A}   (- very hard, shows just how ...)

        {D}{Em}{G}{G}            (I'm gonna stop wasting time)
        {D}{Em}{G}{G}            (Somebody else would have ...)

guitar  {A}{G}{A}{G}
        {A}{G}

chorus  {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)

        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)

        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)

        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}                (Sad song, sad -)

ending  {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}     (- song)
        {D...








=========================
"Sad Song"
=========================
album _Lou Reed Live_
(Lou Reed, 1975)

Dec 21, 1973
The Academy of Music, NYC
=========================


        Staring at my picture book
        she looked like Mary, Queen of Scots
        She seemed very regal to me
        just goes to show how wrong you can be

        I'm gonna stop wasting my time
        Somebody else would have broken both of her arms

        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)

        My castle, kids and home
        she looked like Mary, Queen of Scots
        She looked very regal to me
        goes just, just to show how wrong you can be

        I'm gonna, gonna gonna stop wasting my time
        Somebody else would have broken both of her arms

        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)




* chords: same as _Berlin_ version








=====================================
"Sad Song"
(demo)
=====================================
box set _Peel Slowly And See_
(The Velvet Underground, 1995)

album _Loaded - Fully Loaded Edition_
(The Velvet Underground, 1997)

Apr 16, 1970
Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC
=====================================


        Living on borrowed times
        I'm in love with Mary, Queen of Scots
        Fourteen hundred ninety-three
        and everything's like it should be

        I'm gonna stop wasting my time
        Henry the Fifth would have broken my arm

        Sad song, sad song, doo doo
        Sad song, sad song

        Living on borrowed times
        I'm in love with Mary, Queen of Scots
        Fourteen hundred ninety-three
        and things are just like they ought to be

        Primrose and kilts, primrose and Spain
        Forget-me-not, my Queen of Scots

        Sad song, sad song, doo doo
        Sad song, sad song




                                     (Living on -)
        {D/Em}{F#m/G}{D/Em}{F#m/G}   (- borrowed times, I'm in love ...)
        {D/Em}{F#m/G}{D/Em}{F#m/G}   (- ninety-three, and ...)

        {D}{Em}{G}{G}                (I'm gonna stop wasting my time)
        {D}{Em}{G}{G/G.F#.G}         (Henry the Fifth would have ...)

guitar  {A}{G/G.F#.G}{A}{G/G.F#.G}
        {A}{G}

chorus  {D}{E}{G}{D}                 (Sad song, sad song, doo doo)
        {D}{E}{G}                    (Sad song, sad -)

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/Em}{F#m/G}      (- song, Living on -)

        {D/Em}{F#m/G}{D/Em}{F#m/G}   (- borrowed times, I'm in love ...)
        {D/Em}{F#m/G}{D/Em}{F#m/G}   (- ninety-three, and things ...)

        {D}{Em}{G}{G}                (Primrose and kilts, primrose ...)
        {D}{Em}{G}{G/G.F#.G}         (Forget-me-not, my Queen of Scots)

guitar  {A}{G/G.F#.G}{A}{G/G.F#.G}
        {A}{G}

chorus  {D}{E}{G}{D}                 (Sad song, sad song, doo doo)
        {D}{E}{G}                    (Sad song, sad -)

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/Em}{F#m/G}      (- song)
        {D...








===========================================
"Intro"
===========================================
album _Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse_
(Lou Reed, 2008)

Dec 15 (or 16), 2006
St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY
===========================================


        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)




        {D}{E}{G}{D}

        {D}{E}{G}{D}      (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}         (Sad song, sad -)

        {D/G}{D/G}{D...   (- song)      * tab




* guitar (6th string downtuned to D)

     {D                   / G}
 1e ---------------------------------------------
 2B --7h10-7h10-7h10-7h10---8h10-8h10-8h10-8h10--
 3G --7----7----7----7------7----7----7----7-----
 4D ---------------------------------------------
 5A ---------------------------------------------
*6D ---------------------------------------------

 {D                   / G}
--------------------------------------------5--
--7h10-7h10-7h10-7h10---8h10-8h10--8--7--5-----
--7----7----7----7------7----7-----9--7--6-----
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

 {D...
--------------0-----------------------------
-----------3--------------------------------
--------2-----------------------------------
------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








===========================================
"Sad Song"
===========================================
album _Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse_
(Lou Reed, 2008)

Dec 15 (or 16), 2006
St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY
===========================================


        Staring at my picture book
        she looks like Mary, Queen of Scots
        She seemed very regal to me
        just goes to show how wrong you can be

        I'm gonna stop wasting my time
        Somebody else would have broken both of her arms

        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song

        My castle, kids and home
        I thought she was Mary, Queen of Scots
        I tried so very hard
        shows just how wrong you can be

        I'm gonna stop wasting time
        Somebody else would have broken both of her arms

        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song

        Sad song, sad song
        Sad song, sad song

        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)

        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)

        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)
        (Sad song, sad song)




intro   {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}     (Staring at my -)

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}     (- picture book, She looks ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G.A}   (- regal to me, just goes to ...)

        {D}{Em}{G}{G}            (I'm gonna stop wasting my time)
        {D}{Em}{G}{G}            (Somebody else would have ...)

guitar  {A}{G}{A}{G}
        {A}{G}

chorus  {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, Sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}                (Sad song, Sad song)

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}

        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}     (My castle, kids and home ...)
        {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G.A}   (I tried so very hard ...)

        {D}{Em}{G}{G}            (I'm gonna stop wasting time)
        {D}{Em}{G}{G}            (Somebody else would have ...)

guitar  {A}{G}{A}{G}
        {A}{G}

chorus  {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)

        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             (Sad song, sad song)

        {D}{E}{G}{D}             background vocals
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             background vocals
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             background vocals
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             background vocals

        {D}{E}{G}{D}             background vocals
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             background vocals
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             background vocals
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             background vocals

        {D}{E}{G}{D}             background vocals
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             background vocals
        {D}{E}{G}{D}             background vocals
        {D}{E}{G}                background vocals

ending  {D/G}{D/G}{D/G}{D/G}
        {D...




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