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"Sweet Bonnie Brown" /
"It's Just Too Much"
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album _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_
(The Velvet Underground, 1974)

written by Lou Reed

Nov 1969
San Francisco, California
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* for "It's Just Too Much" lyrics and chords,
see "its_just_too_much.html"



        Sweet Bonnie Brown, looking like a baby
        coming down all over me
        She looked real good, like a real nice lady
        coming down all over me

        Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        oh, roll me over, like I'm coming home

        Well she looked really like another ......
        coming down all over me
        She looked real good, like a real old lady
        coming down all over me, yeah

        Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        she looked real good, like I know she would

        I've been loving Mary Ann but so long
        do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do
        And every time I see her, you know I go too long
        do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do
        Well I ain't lieing, baby, I ain't crying
        I've been this way for a long-long time, wow-wow
        wow-wow, wow

        Sweet Bonnie Brown, .... lookin'-looking like a baby
        coming down all over me
        She looked so real good, just like a real old lady
        coming down all over me

        Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        She looked real good, like I know she would

        Wow-wow, I'm up on a money, every .........
        don't you come on after me
        Oh, he looked ..........
        coming down all over me, oh

        Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        Oh, Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        Oh, Sweet Bonnie Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown
        she looked real good, like I know she would, oh

        Oh, I've been loving Mary Lou, but so long
        do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do
        In everytime I know her I ........
        do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do
        Well I ain't lieing and baby, I ain't crying
        I've been this way for a long-long-long this time, oh
        wow-wow, oh baby ...



* 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}{A}{A}{E/B}     (Sweet Bonnie Brown, looking like a ...)
        {E}{A}{A/B}{E}     (She looked real good, like a real ...)

        {A}{A}{E}{E}       (- Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown ...)
        {A}{A}{F#}{B}      (- Brown, oh, roll me over, like I'm ...)

        ...

guitar  {C#}{C#}{F#}{F#}
        {D#}{D#}{G#}{B}

        {E}{E}{A}{A}       (I've been loving Mary Ann but so ...)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}       (And every time I see her, you know ...)
        {E}{A}{C#m}{A}     (- I ain't lieing, baby, I ain't ...)

guitar  {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}

        ....




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* chords for standard-tuning



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

        {D}{G}{G}{D/A}    (Sweet Bonnie Brown, looking like a ...)
        {D}{G}{G/A}{D}    (She looked real good, like a real ...)

        {G}{G}{D}{D}      (- Brown, Sweet Bonnie Brown ...)
        {G}{G}{E}{A}      (- Brown, oh, roll me over, like I'm ...)

        ...

guitar  {B}{B}{E}{E}
        {C#}{C#}{F#}{A}

        {D}{D}{G}{G}      (I've been loving Mary Ann but so ...)
        {D}{D}{G}{G}      (And every time I see her, you know ...)
        {D}{G}{Bm}{G}     (- I ain't lieing, baby, I ain't ...)

guitar  {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}

        ....




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