===================
"The Bed"
===================
album _Berlin_
(Lou Reed, 1973)

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


        This is the place where she lay her head
        when she went to bed at night
        And this is the place our children were conceived
        candles lit the room brightly at night

        And this is the place where she cut her wrists
        that odd and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling

        This is the place where we used to live
        I paid for it with love and blood
        And these are the boxes that she kept on the shelf
        filled with her poetry and stuff

        And this is the room where she took the razor
        and cut her wrists that strange and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling

        I never would have started if I'd known
        that it'd end this way
        But funny thing, I'm not at all sad
        that it stopped this way

        This is the place where she lay her head
        when she went to bed at night
        And this is the place our children were conceived
        candles lit the room brightly at night

        And this is the place where she cut her wrists
        that odd and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling




* 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   {A}{G}{F/G}{A}
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (This is the place ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (And this is the place ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}               (And this is the place ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (This is the place ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (And these are the boxes ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}               (And this is the room ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

bridge  {A}{A}{D}{D}                (I never would have ...)
        {B}{B}{G(onA)}{F(onA)}      (But funny thing ...)
        {Dm7}{E}

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (This is the place ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (And this is the place ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}               (And this is the place ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A...          (- oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

        ... S.E. into "Sad Song"




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

     {A}                {G}
*1d ----------------------------------------
*2A ------9\---7\--5\----3-5-7-5----3-------
*3F ------9\---7\--6\----0-----0----0-------
*4C ------9\---7\--7\-----------------------
*5G --0-------------------------------------
*6D ----------------------------------------

 {F      / G}       {A}
----------------------------------------
--1-3-1----3-5-3-----5------------------
--2--------4---------6------------------
--3--------5---------7------------------
---------------------0------------------
----------------------------------------




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

    This is the place where she lay her head
     {A}                {G}
*1d ----------------------------------------
*2A ----------------------------------------
*3F ----------------------------------------
*4C --7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7---7-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---
*5G --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
*6D ----------------------------------------

when she went to bed at night
 {F      / G      } {A}
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
--3-3-3-3-/5-5-5-5--/7-7-7-7--7-7-5v----
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
----------------------------------------




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

 And this is the place where she cut her wrists
     {A}                  {D}
*1d ---------4--4h5---5-------3-2-0--2-----2----
*2A ---------2--2-----2-------3-3-3--3-----3----
*3F -------2----2-----2-------2-2-2--2-----2----
*4C -----2------------2----0-------------0------
*5G --0-----------------------------------------
*6D --------------------------------------------

that odd and fateful night          And I -
 {Bm}               {D}
-----------2-----2------3-2-0--2-----2----
---------3-------3------3-3-3--3-----3----
-------4---------4------2-2-2--2-----2----
-----4---------------0-------------0------
--2------------2--------------------------
------------------------------------------

- said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,   what a -
{Bm      / C#m     } {D       / E          }
--------------------------------------------
------3---------5---------7-----------------
------4---------6---------7------------7^---
----4---------6---------7------------7^-----
--2-----2---4-----4---5-----5------7^-------
--------------------------------0-----------

- feeling
 {A     / G. F. G}  {A}
----------------------------------------
------5---3--1--3-----------------------
------6---4--2--4-----------------------
------7---5--3--5---/7------------------
--0-0----------------0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---
----------------------------------------




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

    I never would have  started if I'd known, that it'd -
    {A}                   {A}
*1d ------------5----5---------------5----5-----
*2A ---------2--2----2------------2--2----2-----
*3F -------2----2----2----------2----2----2-----
*4C -----2--------------------2-----------------
*5G --0------------0---0---0------------0---0---
*6D --------------------------------------------

- end this way
 {D}                  {D}
-----3-2-0--2-----2----0-0---2-----2------
-----3-3-3--3-----3----3-3---3-----3------
-----2-2-2--2-----2----2-2---2-----2------
--0-------------0------0-0-0-0--0----0----
------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------

But funny thing, I'm not at all sad,  that it -
 {B}                  {B}
-----------2--2--2------------2--2--2-----
---------4----4--4------------4--4--4-----
-------4------4--4----------4----4--4-----
-----4--------4--4--------4------4--4-----
--2----------------2---2--------------2---
------------------------------------------

- stopped this way
 {G(onA)}            {F(onA)}
-----------3-----3-----------------------
---------3-------3----1--1---1----1------
-------4---------4----2--2---2----2------
-----5-----------5----3--3---3----3------
--0------------0-----------0----0---0----
-----------------------------------------

{Dm7}                 {E}
---------1---1--1--------------------7^---
-------1-----1--1---------------7^--------
-----2-------2--2-------------7^----------
--0---------------0---------7^------------
--------------------------7^--------------
-----------------------0------------------



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




---------------------------------------------------------------------




* chords for standard-tuning




intro   {G}{F}{D#/F}{G}
        {G}{F}{D#/F}{G}

        {G}{F}{D#/F}{G}             (This is the place ...)
        {G}{F}{D#/F}{G}             (And this is the place ...)

        {G}{C}{Am}{C}               (And this is the place ...)
        {Am/Bm}{C/D}{G/F.D#.F}{G}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Am/Bm}{C/D}{G/F.D#.F}{G}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

        {G}{F}{D#/F}{G}
        {G}{F}{D#/F}{G}

        {G}{F}{D#/F}{G}             (This is the place ...)
        {G}{F}{D#/F}{G}             (And these are the boxes ...)

        {G}{C}{Am}{C}               (And this is the room ...)
        {Am/Bm}{C/D}{G/F.D#.F}{G}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Am/Bm}{C/D}{G/F.D#.F}{G}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

bridge  {G}{G}{C}{C}                (I never would have ...)
        {A}{A}{F(onG)}{D#(onG)}     (But funny thing ...)
        {Cm7}{D}

        {G}{F}{D#/F}{G}             (This is the place ...)
        {G}{F}{D#/F}{G}             (And this is the place ...)

        {G}{C}{Am}{C}               (And this is the place ...)
        {Am/Bm}{C/D}{G/F.D#.F}{G}   (- oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Am/Bm}{C/D}{G...           (- oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

        ... S.E. into "Sad Song"








=================
"The Bed"
=================
album _The Raven_
(Lou Reed, 2003)
=================


        This is the place where she lay her head
        when she went to bed at night
        And this is the place our children were conceived
        candles lit the room at night

        And this is the place where she cut her wrists
        that odd and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling

        This is the place where we used to live
        I paid for it with love and blood
        And these are the boxes that she kept on the shelf
        filled with her poetry and stuff

        And this is the room where she took the razor
        and cut her wrists that strange and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling

        I never would have started if I'd known
        that it'd end this way
        But funny thing, I'm not at all sad
        that it stopped this way
        stopped this way




intro   {A}{A}
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (This is the place where ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (And this is the place our ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}               (And this is the place ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

        {A}{A}
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (This is the place where we ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (And these are the boxes ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}               (And this is the room where ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

bridge  {A7}{A7}{D}{D}              (I never would have started ...)
        {B}{B}{A}{F(onA)...         (But funny thing, I'm not ...)




* intro (right channel)

     {A}                {G}
 1e ------4\---2---0--------------------------
 2B ---------------------3-5-5/7----5---3-----
 3G ------4\---2---2-----0--------------------
 4D ------------------------------------------
 5A ------------------------------------------
 6E ------------------------------------------

 {F       /G}       {A}
---------------------------------------
--1h3-1----3h5-3-----5-----------------
---------------------------------------
--3--------5---------7-----------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------




* intro (left channel)

     {A}                {G}
 1e ------------------------------------------
 2B ------------------------------------------
 3G ------------------------------------------
 4D ------------------------------------------
 5A -----11----9---7-\---5-7-7/-9---7---5--\--
 6E ------------------------------------------

 {F       /G}       {A}
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
--3-5-3/5--5-7-5/7---7-----------------
---------------------------------------



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics








========================
"The Bed"
========================
album _Animal Serenade_
(Lou Reed, 2004)

Jun 24, 2003
The Wiltern, Los Angeles
========================


        This is the place where she lay her head
        when she went to bed at night
        And this is the place our children were conceived
        candles lit the room at night

        And this is the place where she cut her wrists
        that odd and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling

        This is the place where we used to live
        I paid for it with love and blood
        And these are the boxes that she kept on the shelf
        filled with her poetry and stuff

        And this is the room where she took the razor
        and cut her wrists that odd and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling

        I never should've started if I'd known
        that it'd end this way
        Funny thing, I'm not at all sad
        that it stopped this way
        stopped this way

        This is the place where she lay her head
        when she went to bed at night
        And this is the place our children were conceived
        candles lit the room brightly at night

        And this is the place where she cut her wrists
        that odd and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling




intro   {A}{G}{F/G}{A}
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}                (This is the place where ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}                (And this is the place ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}                 (And this is the place ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}     (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}     (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}                (This is the place where ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}                (And these are the boxes ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}                 (And this is the room ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}     (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}     (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

bridge  {A7}{A7}{D}{D}                (I never should've ...)
        {B}{B}{A7}{F(onA)...          (Funny thing, I'm not ...)

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}                (This is the place where ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}                (And this is the place ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}                 (And this is the room ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}     (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A...   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)








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

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



        This is the place where she lay her head
        when she went to bed at night
        And this is the place where our children were conceived
        candles lit the room at night

        And this is the place where she cut her wrists
        that odd and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling

        (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling)
        (Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling)

        This is the place where we used to live
        I paid for it with love and blood
        And these are the boxes she kept on the shelf
        filled with her, her poetry and stuff

        And this is the room where she took the razor
        and cut her wrists that strange and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling

        I never should've started if I'd known
        that it'd end this way
        But funny thing, I'm not at all sad
        that it stopped this way

        This is the place where she lay her head
        when she went to bed at night
        And this is the place our children were conceived
        candles lit the room brightly at night

        And this is the place where she cut her wrists
        that odd and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling




intro   {A}{G}{F/G}{A}
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}

        {A}{A}{A}{A}

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (This is the place ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (And this is the place ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}               (And this is the place ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              background vocals
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              background vocals

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (This is the place ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (And these are the boxes ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}               (And this is the room ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

bridge  {A}{A}{D}{D}                (I never should've started ...)
        {B}{B}{G(onA)}{F(onA)}      (But funny thing ...)
        {Dm7}{E}

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (This is the place ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (And this is the place ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}               (And this is the place ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A...          (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)








========================================
"The Bed"
========================================
from the play _POEtry_
(Robert Wilson/Lou Reed, 2000)

performed by actors, local musicians (?)

May 09, 2001
Muziek Theater, Amsterdam, Holland
========================================


        This is the place where she lay her head
        when she went to bed at night
        And this is the place our children were conceived
        candles lit the room at night

        And this is the place where she cut her wrists
        that odd and fateful night
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling
        And I said, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling

        I never would have started if I'd known
        that it'd end this way
        But funny thing, I'm not at all sad
        that it stopped this way




intro   {A}{G}{F/G}{A}

        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (This is the place where ...)
        {A}{G}{F/G}{A}              (And this is the place our ...)

        {A}{D}{Bm}{D}               (And this is the place ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)
        {Bm/C#m}{D/E}{A/G.F.G}{A}   (- said, oh, oh, oh, oh ...)

bridge  {A7}{A7}{D}{D}              (I never would have started ...)
        {B7}{B7}{A7}{F(onA)...      (But funny thing, I'm not ...)




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