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"She's My Best Friend"
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album _Coney Island Baby_
(Lou Reed, 1976)

written by Lou Reed
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        She's my best friend
        certainly not your average girl
        Yeah, she's my best friend
        she understands me when I'm feeling -

        - Down down down down down down
        you know it sure hurts to be that way
        Down down down down down down
        you know it sure hurts to know that you're that kinda fella

        Ah, here's to Mullberry Jane (here's to Mullberry Jane)
        she made Jim when she came
        Somebody cut off her feet
        now Jelly rolls in the street

        If you want to see me
        well honey, you know that I'm not around
        But if you want to hear me
        why don't you just turn around
        I'm by the window where the light is

        She's my best friend
        certainly not just like your average dog or car
        She's my best friend
        she understands me when I'm feeling -

        - Down down down down down down
        you know it sure hurts to be that way
        Down down down down down down
        you know it sure hurts to know that you're that kinda fella

        Let's hear one for Newspaper Joe (Newspaper Joe)
        he caught his hand in the door (caught his hand in the door)
        Dropped his, ah, teeth on the floor
        they said, "Hey now Joe, guess that's the way the news goes"

        If you want to see, yeah, see me
        well baby, you know that I'm not around
        But if you want to feel, yeah, feel me
        why don't you just turn around
        I'm by the window where the light is

        She's my best friend
        she's my best friend, tell me oh baby now
        She's my best friend
        oh, she's my, she's my best friend, give it now
        She's my best friend
        she's my, she's, she's my best friend
        She's my best friend
        she's my best friend, tell me oh babe now
        (La-la-la-la-li-la-la)
        (la-la-la-la-li-la)
        (La-la-la-la-li-la-la)
        (la-la-la-la-li-la)
        (La-la-la-la-li-la-la)
        (la-la-la-la-li-la)
        (La-la-la-la-li-la-la)
        (la-la-la-la-li-la)
        (La-la-la-la-li-la-la)
        (la-la-la-la-li-la)
        (La-la-la-la-li-la-la)
        She's my best friend
        ...




intro   {Asus4}{A}{Asus4}{A}
        {Asus4}{A}{Asus4}{A}

        {D}{A}{G}{E}           (She's my best friend ...)
        {D}{C}{G}{E}           (Yeah, she's my best friend ...)

        {A/E}{A}{D/G}{A}       (Down down down down down down ...)
        {A/E}{A}{D/Bm}{E/A}    (Down down down down down down ...)

        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Ah, here's to Mullberry Jane ...)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Somebody cut off her feet ...)

        {E}{G}{G/A}{D}         (- see me, well honey, you know ...)
        {E}{G}{D/Bm}{E/        (- hear me, why don't you ...)

guitar  {Asus4}{A}{Asus4}{A}   (- light is)
        {Asus4}{A}{Asus4}{A}

        {D}{A}{G}{E}           (She's my best friend ...)
        {D}{C}{G}{E}           (She's my best friend ...)

        {A/E}{A}{D/G}{A}       (Down down down down down down ...)
        {A/E}{A}{D/Bm}{E/A}    (Down down down down down down ...)

        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Let's hear one for Newspaper ...)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Dropped his, ah, teeth on the ...)

        {E}{G}{G/A}{D}         (- see, yeah, see me, well baby ...)
        {E}{G}{D/Bm}{E/        (- feel, yeah, feel me ...)

guitar  {Asus4}{A}{Asus4}{A}   (- light is)
        {Asus4}{A}{Asus4}{A}

coda    {D}{A}{G}{D}
        {D}{A}{G}{D}
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           (She's my best friend, she's my ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           (She's my best friend, oh, she's ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           (She's my best friend, she's my ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           (She's my best friend, she's my ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           background vocals
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           background vocals
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           background vocals
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           background vocals
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           background vocals
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           (She's my best friend)
        ... fade out








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"She's My Best Friend"
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album _VU_
(The Velvet Underground, 1985)

May 14, 1969
Record Plant Studios, NY
==============================


        She's my best friend
        certainly not the average girl
        She's my best friend
        understands me when I'm falling -

        - Down down down
        oh, it hurts to be that way
        Down (Down down down)
        oh, it hurts to know the bad kind of fellow

        Here's to Newspaper Joe
        dropped his teeth on the floor
        Caught his hand in the door
        guess that's the way the news goes

        If you want to see me
        sorry, but I'm not around
        If you want to feel me
        turn around I'm by the window where the light is

        She's my best friend
        better than a doll by far
        She's my best friend
        understands me when I'm falling -

        - Down down down
        oh, it hurts to be that way
        (Down down down)
        oh, it hurts to know the bad kind of fellow

        Here's to Mullberry Jane
        she made jam when she came
        Somebody cut off her feet
        now Jelly rolls in the street

        If you want to see me
        sorry, but I'm not around
        If you want to feel me
        turn around I'm by the window where the light is

        She's my best friend
        certainly not the average girl
        She's my best friend
        understands me when I'm falling
        (Falling)

        Falling down, falling down
        falling down, falling down
        Falling down, falling down
        falling down, falling down
        Falling down, falling down
        falling down, falling down
        ...



* 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   {Asus4}{A}

        {D}{A}{G}{E}           (She's my best friend ...)
        {D}{C}{G}{E}           (She's my best friend ...)

        {A/E}{A}{D/G}{A}       (- Down down down, oh, it hurts ...)
        {A/E}{A}{D/Bm}{E/A}    (Down, oh, it hurts to know the ...)

        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Here's to Newspaper Joe ...)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Caught his hand in the door ...)

        {E}{G}{G/A}{D}         (- see me, sorry, but I'm not ...)
        {E}{G}{D/Bm}{E/        (- feel me, turn around I'm by ...)
        {Asus4}{A}             (- light is)

        {D}{A}{G}{E}           (She's my best friend ...)
        {D}{C}{G}{E}           (She's my best friend ...)

        {A/E}{A}{D/G}{A}       (- Down down down, oh, it hurts ...)
        {A/E}{A}{D/Bm}{E/A}    (oh, it hurts to know the bad ...)

        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Here's to Mullberry Jane ...)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Somebody cut off her feet ...)

        {E}{G}{G/A}{D}         (- see me, sorry, but I'm not ...)
        {E}{G}{D/Bm}{E/        (- feel me, turn around I'm by ...)
        {Asus4}{A}             (- light is)

        {D}{A}{G}{E}           (She's my best friend ...)
        {D}{C}{G}{E}           (She's my best friend ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}           (Falling)

coda    {G/D}{A/G}{G/D}{A/G}   (Falling down, falling down ...)
        {G/D}{A/G}{G/D}{A/G}   (Falling down, falling down ...)
        {G/D}{A/G}{G/D}{A/G}   (Falling down, falling down ...)
        ... fade out




* coda: ad-lib scale  (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

            10  11  12  13
*1d ... -|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|- ...
*2A ... -|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|- ...
*3F ... -|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
*4C ... -|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
*5G ... -|---|---|---|---|---|- ...
*6D ... -|---|---|---|---|---|- ...




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* chords and tabs for standard-tuning



intro   {Gsus4}{G}

        {C}{G}{F}{D}           (She's my best friend ...)
        {C}{A#}{F}{D}          (She's my best friend ...)

        {G/D}{G}{C/F}{G}       (- Down down down, oh, it hurts ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/Am}{D/G}    (Down, oh, it hurts to know the ...)

        {C}{D}{F}{C}           (Here's to Newspaper Joe ...)
        {C}{D}{F}{C}           (Caught his hand in the door ...)

        {D}{F}{F/G}{C}         (- see me, sorry, but I'm not ...)
        {D}{F}{C/Am}{D/        (- feel me, turn around I'm by ...)
        {Gsus4}{G}             (- light is)

        {C}{G}{F}{D}           (She's my best friend ...)
        {C}{A#}{F}{D}          (She's my best friend ...)

        {G/D}{G}{C/F}{G}       (- Down down down, oh, it hurts ...)
        {G/D}{G}{C/Am}{D/G}    (oh, it hurts to know the bad ...)

        {C}{D}{F}{C}           (Here's to Mullberry Jane ...)
        {C}{D}{F}{C}           (Somebody cut off her feet ...)

        {D}{F}{F/G}{C}         (- see me, sorry, but I'm not ...)
        {D}{F}{C/Am}{D/        (- feel me, turn around I'm by ...)
        {Gsus4}{G}             (- light is)

        {C}{G}{F}{D}           (She's my best friend ...)
        {C}{A#}{F}{D}          (She's my best friend ...)
        {D}{D}{D}{D}           (Falling)

coda    {F/C}{G/F}{F/C}{G/F}   (Falling down, falling down ...)
        {F/C}{G/F}{F/C}{G/F}   (Falling down, falling down ...)
        {F/C}{G/F}{F/C}{G/F}   (Falling down, falling down ...)
        ... fade out




* coda: ad-lib scale  (standard-tuning)

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








=========================
"She's My Best Friend"
(alternate version)
=========================
album _Coney Island Baby_
reissue CD bonus track
(Lou Reed, 2006)
=========================


        Watch out now

        Yeah, she's my best friend
        certainly not your average girl, you know that -
        Ooohhh, she's my best friend, you know that -
        she understands me, oh when I'm, when I'm falling -

        - Down down down down down down
        you know, ah, it sure hurts to be that way
        Oh down down down down down down down down down
        ah, hurts to know that you're that kinda fella

        Now here's to Mullberry Jane
        hey, she made Jim when she came
        Now somebody cut off her feet
        then you know Jelly Morton .... she rolls in the street

        And if ya, if ya feel me
        hey now baby, you know that I'm not around
        But if you wanna, hey, ah, feel me
        why don't you, ah, turn around
        I'm by the window where the light is

        Oh my friend
        I need a, need a friend of mine
        Come on baby, give me
        oh I've gotta gotta have it

        Hey, she's my best friend
        hey, certainly not, hey, your average girl
        Yeah, she's my best friend, you know that -
        she understands me, hey, when I'm feeling -

        - Down down down down down down
        you know it sure hurts to be that way
        Oh down down down down down down
        hey, you know it hurts to know that you're that kinda fellow

        Let's hear about Newspaper Joe, guy
        he caught his hand in the door, .......
        Dropped his teeth on the floor, .......
        hey Joe, that's the way the ........

        If you, if you want to see me
        hey baby, you know that I'm not around
        But if you want to, yeah, ah, feel me
        get over here
        I'm by the window where the light is

        Come on now, alright now
        get it on, I cannot hear
        Come on
        alright now, now now now now now now now

        Yeah yeah now now
        ........
        Hey now now, yeah
        yeah, she's my best friend ......
        Uh huh huh
        woh, she's my best friend
        ....... she, uh huh, you know that
        hey now, she's my best friend
        She's my best friend now
        uh huh huh ...
        my best friend, my best friend ....




count                          (one, two, three, four)
intro   {D}{A}{G}{G.D/D}       (....)
        {D}{A}{G}{G.D/D}       (Watch out now)

        {D}{A}{G}{E}           (Yeah, she's my best friend ...)
        {D}{C}{G}{E}           (Ooohhh, she's my best friend ...)

        {A/E}{A}{D/G}{A}       (Down down down down down down ...)
        {A/E}{A}{D/Bm}{E/A}    (down down down down down down ...)

        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Now here's to Mullberry Jane ...)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Now somebody cut off her feet ...)

        {E}{G}{G/A}{D}         (- if ya feel me ...)
        {E}{G}{D/Bm}{E/A}      (- hey, ah, feel me ...)

guitar  {Asus4}{A}{Asus4}{A}
        {Asus4}{A}

        {D}{A}{G}{G.D/D}       (Oh my friend ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{G.D/D}       (Come on baby, give me ...)

        {D}{A}{G}{E}           (Hey, she's my best friend ...)
        {D}{C}{G}{E}           (Yeah, she's my best friend ...)

        {A/E}{A}{D/G}{A}       (Down down down down down down ...)
        {A/E}{A}{D/Bm}{E/A}    (down down down down down down ...)

        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Let's hear about Newspaper Joe ...)
        {D}{E}{G}{D}           (Dropped his teeth on the floor ...)

        {E}{G}{G/A}{D}         (- if you want to see me ...)
        {E}{G}{D/Bm}{E/A}      (- yeah, ah, feel me ...)

guitar  {Asus4}{A}{Asus4}{A}   (Come on now, alright now ...)
        {Asus4}{A}{Asus4}{A}   (Come on ...)

coda    {D}{A}{G}{D}           (Yeah yeah now now ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           (Hey now now)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           (yeah, yeah, she's my best ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           (Uh huh huh ...)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           ( ....)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           ( ....)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           ( ....)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           ( ....)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           ( ....)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           ( ....)
        {D}{A}{G}{D}           ( ....)
        ... fade out




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thanks: Kirill Rodionov (thaumaturge@chat.ru)
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"She's my best friend"

Somebody cut off her feet
now, Jenny rolls in the street
....
hey, now, joke is that's the way the news goes


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