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"Sally Can't Dance"
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album _Sally Can't Dance_
(Lou Reed, 1974)

written by Lou Reed
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        Sally dances on the floor
        she says that she can't do it anymore
        She walks down St. Mark's Place
        and eats natural food at my place

        Now Sally can't dance no more
        she can't get it off of the floor
        Sally can't dance no more
        they found her in the trunk of a Ford
        ooohhh, she can't dance no more

        Sally is losing her face
        she lives on St. Mark's Place
        In a rent-controlled apartment, 80 dollars a month
        she has lots of fun, she has lots of fun, but -

        Sally can't dance no more, ooohhh
        Sally can't dance no more
        She took too much meth and can't get off the floor
        now Sally, she can't dance no more

        She was the first girl in the neighborhood
        to wear tie-dyed pants, a like a she should
        She was the first girl that I ever seen
        that had flowers painted on her jeans
        She was the first girl in her neighborhood
        who got raped on Tompkins Square, real good
        Now she wears a sword like Napoleon
        and she kills the boys and acts like a son

        Sally can't dance no more, ooohhh
        now Sally can't dance no more
        She can't get herself off the floor, ah-huh
        Sally, ooohhh, she can't dance no more

        Watch this now

        Sally became a big model
        she moved up to Eighties and Park
        She had a studio apartment
        and that's where she used to ball folk singers
        and that's where she used to ball folk singers, but -

        Sally, she can't dance no more
        Sally, she can't dance no more
        Sally can't get herself off the floor
        now Sally, she can't dance no more
        (Sally can't dance)
        (Sally can't dance)

        She knew all the really right people
        she went to Les Jardin
        She danced with Picasso's illegitimate mistress
        and wore Kenneth Lane jewelry, it's trash, but -

        Sally can't dance no more, ooohhh
        Sally can't dance no more
        She can't get herself off the floor
        now Sally, ooohhh, she can't dance no more, more
        Ooohhh, Sally can't dance no more
        (Sally can't dance, Sally can't dance)
        (Sally can't dance, Sally can't dance)
        (Sally can't dance, Sally can't dance)
        (Sally can't dance, Sally can't dance)
        ... repeat and fade out



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

        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (Sally dances on the floor ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (She walks down St. Mark's Place ...)

chorus  {G}{D}{G}{D}       (Sally can't dance no more ...)
        {G}{D}{G/F}{D/C}   (Sally can't dance no more ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (- more)

        ...

bridge  {A}{A}{G}{D}       (She was the first girl ...)
        {A}{A}{G}{D}       (She was the first girl ...)
        {A}{A}{G}{D}       (She was the first girl ...)
        {A}{A}{G}{D}       (Now she wears a sword ...)

chorus  {G}{D}{G}{D}       (Sally can't dance no more ...)
        {G}{D}{G/F}{D/C}   (She can't get herself off the floor ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (- more, Watch this now)

        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (Sally became a big model ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (She had a studio apartment ...)
        {D}{D}             (and that's where she used to ball ...)

chorus  {G}{D}{G}{D}       (Sally, she can't dance no more ...)
        {G}{D}{G/F}{D/C}   (Sally can't get herself off the ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (- more)

        ...

coda    {D}{D}{D}{D}       (- more, more, Ooohhh, Sally can't ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (- dance, Sally can't dance ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (- dance, Sally can't dance ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (- dance, Sally can't dance ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (- dance, Sally can't dance ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}       (- dance, Sally can't dance ...)
        ... repeat and fade out




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* chords for down-tuning



* 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}       (Sally dances on the floor ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (She walks down St. Mark's Place ...)

chorus  {A}{E}{A}{E}       (Sally can't dance no more ...)
        {A}{E}{A/G}{E/D}   (Sally can't dance no more ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- more)

        ....

bridge  {B}{B}{A}{E}       (She was the first girl ...)
        {B}{B}{A}{E}       (She was the first girl ...)
        {B}{B}{A}{E}       (She was the first girl ...)
        {B}{B}{A}{E}       (Now she wears a sword ...)

chorus  {A}{E}{A}{E}       (Sally can't dance no more ...)
        {A}{E}{A/G}{E/D}   (She can't get herself off the floor ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- more, Watch this now)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (Sally became a big model ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (She had a studio apartment ...)
        {E}{E}             (and that's where she used to ball ...)

chorus  {A}{E}{A}{E}       (Sally, she can't dance no more ...)
        {A}{E}{A/G}{E/D}   (Sally can't get herself off the ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- more)

        ...

chorus  {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- more, more, Ooohhh, Sally can't ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- dance, Sally can't dance ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- dance, Sally can't dance ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- dance, Sally can't dance ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- dance, Sally can't dance ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- dance, Sally can't dance ...)
        ... repeat and fade out







==============================================
"Sally Can't Dance"
(single version)
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7" single
(Lou Reed, 1974)

album
_Walk On The Wild Side - The Best Of Lou Reed_
(Lou Reed, 1977)

album _Sally Can't Dance_
reissue CD bonus track
(Lou Reed, 2001)
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        Sally dances on the floor
        she says that she can't do it anymore
        She walks down St. Mark's Place
        and eats natural food at my place

        Now Sally can't dance no more
        she can't get it off of the floor
        Sally can't dance no more
        Sally, she can't dance no more

        Sally is losing her face
        she lives on St. Mark's Place
        In a rent-controlled apartment, 80 dollars a month
        she has lots of fun, she has lots of fun, but -

        Sally can't dance no more
        no, Sally, she can't dance no more
        She went to carry on and can't get off the floor
        now Sally, oh, she can't dance no more

        She was the first girl in the neighborhood
        to wear tie-dyed pants, a like a she should
        She was the first girl that I ever seen
        that had flowers painted on her jeans
        Now she wears a sword like Napoleon
        and she kills the boys and acts like a son, ah

        Sally can't dance no more
        (Sally can't dance no more) hey, watch me now
        (Sally can't dance no more)
        Sally, hey, she can't dance no more
        (Sally can't dance)
        (Sally can't dance)

        She knew all the really right people
        she went to Les Jardin
        She danced with Picasso's illegitimate mistress
        and wore Kenneth Lane jewelry, hey, it's trash, but -

        (Sally can't dance no more) yeah
        (Sally can't dance no more) you tell me 'bout it
        She can't get herself off the floor
        hey, Sally, girl, she can't dance no more
        (Dance, no more can't ...) I don't believe it now
        (Sally can't dance ...) Hey Sally, you mean you can't dance
        (Sally can't dance ...) I don't believe it, not for a minute
        (Sally can't dance ...) No way that Sally can't dance
        (Sally can't dance ...) I don't believe it ...
        ... fade out



* chords: same as _Sally Can't Dance_ version







=======================
"Sally Can't Dance"
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album _Live In Italy_
(Lou Reed, 1984)

Sep 07 (or 10), 1983
Verona (or Rome), Italy
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        Sally dances on the floor
        she says that she can't do it anymore
        She lives on St. Mark's Place
        and eats natural food at my place, now -

        Sally can't dance no more
        she can't get it off of the floor
        Sally can't dance no more
        oh, Sally, she can't dance no more

        Sally is losing her face
        lives on St. Marks Place
        In a rent-controlled apartment, 80 dollars a month
        she has lots of fun, she has lots of fun, now -

        Sally can't dance no more
        she can't get it off the floor
        Sally can't dance no more
        oh, Sally, she can't dance no more

        She was the first girl in my neighborhood
        to wear tie-dyed jeans, a like a she should
        She was the first girl that I've ever seen
        that had flowers painted on her jeans
        She was the first girl that I've ever knew
        who got raped on Tompkins Square, real good
        Now she wears a sword like Napoleon
        and she kills the boys and she acts like a son

        Sally cannot dance no more
        she can't get it off of the floor
        Sally can't dance no more
        oh, Sally, she can't dance no more

        Sally became a big model
        lived on Eighties and Park
        She had a studio apartment
        and that's where she used to ball all those folk singers
        And that's where she used to ball all those folk singers

        Sally cannot dance no more
        she can't get it off of the floor
        Sally cannot dance no more
        oh, Sally, she can't dance no more

        She knew all the really right people
        she went to Les Jardin
        She danced with Picasso's illegitimate mistress
        wore Kenneth Lane jewelry, it's trash, but -

        Sally cannot dance no more
        she can't get it off the floor
        Sally can't dance no more



count    .x/x}
intro   {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (Sally dances on the floor ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (She lives on St. Mark's Place ...)

chorus  {A}{E}{A}{E}       (Sally can't dance no more ...)
        {A}{E}{A/G}{D/G}   (Sally can't dance no more ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (- no more)

        ...

bridge  {B}{B}{A}{E}       (She was the first girl ...)
        {B}{B}{A}{E}       (She was the first girl ...)
        {B}{B}{A}{E}       (She was the first girl ...)
        {B}{B}{A}{E}       (Now she wears a sword ...)

chorus  {A}{E}{A}{E}       (Sally cannot dance no more ...)
        {A}{E}{A/G}{D/G}   (Sally can't dance no more ...)

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

        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (Sally became a big model ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}       (She had a studio apartment ...)
        {E}{E}             (And that's where she used to ball ...)

chorus  {A}{E}{A}{E}       (Sally cannot dance no more ...)
        {A}{E}{A/G}{D/G}   (Sally cannot dance no more ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}

        ...

chorus  {A}{E}{A}{E}       (Sally cannot dance no more ...)
        {A}{E}{A/G}{D/G}   (Sally can't dance no more)
        {E}{E}{E.




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