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"The Day John Kennedy Died"
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album _The Blue Mask_
(Lou Reed, 1982)

written by Lou Reed
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        I dreamed I was the president
        of these United States
        I dreamed I replaced ignorance
        stupidity and hate
        I dreamed the perfect union
        and a perfect law, undenied
        Most of all I dreamed I forgot
        the day John Kennedy died

        I dreamed that I could do the job
        that others hadn't done
        I dreamed that I was uncorrupt
        and fair to everyone
        I dreamed I wasn't gross or base
        a criminal on the take
        And most of all I dreamed I forgot
        the day John Kennedy died

        Oh, the day John Kennedy died
        Oh, the day John Kennedy died

        I remember where I was that day
        I was upstate in a bar
        The team from the university
        was playing football on TV
        Then the screen went dead and the announcer said
        "There's been a tragedy
        There's are unconfirmed reports the president's been shot
        and he may be dead or dying."

        Talking stopped, someone shouted, "What?!"
        I ran out to the street
        People were gathered everywhere saying
        did you hear what they said on TV
        And then a guy in a Porsche with his radio hit his horn
        and told us the news
        He said "The president's dead
        he was shot twice in the head
        in Dallas, and they don't know by whom."

        I dreamed I was the president
        of these United States
        I dreamed that I was young and smart
        and it was not a waste
        I dreamed that there was a point to life
        and to the human race
        I dreamed that I could somehow comprehend that someone
        shot him in the face

        Oh, the day John Kennedy died
        Oh, the day John Kennedy died
        Oh, the day John Kennedy died
        Oh, the day John Kennedy died




* Lou Reed (right channel): standard-tuning



intro   ...x/G}          cymbal ... bass

        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (I dreamed I was the president ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (I dreamed I replaced ignorance ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (I dreamed the perfect union ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F/G}{C}   (Most of all I dreamed I forgot ...)
        {C}

        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (I dreamed that I could do the job ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (I dreamed that I was uncorrupt ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (I dreamed I wasn't gross or base ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F/G}{C}   (And most of all I dreamed I forgot ...)
        {C}

chorus  {F}{G}{C}{C}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)
        {F}{G}{C}{C}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)

        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (I remember where I was that day ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (The team from the university ...)
        {C}              (Then the -)
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (- screen went dead and the announcer ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (There's are unconfirmed reports ...)
        {C}

        {C}{C}{F/{C}     (Talking stopped, someone shouted  ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (People were gathered everywhere ...)
        {C}              (And then a -)
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (- guy in a Porsche with his radio hit ...)
        {C}              (He said "The -)
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (- president's dead, he was shot twice ...)
        {C}

        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (I dreamed I was the president ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F/{C}     (I dreamed that I was young and smart ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (I dreamed that there was a point to ...)
        {C}
        {C}{C}{F}{C}     (I dreamed that I could somehow ...)
        {C}

chorus  {F}{G}{C}{C}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)
        {F}{G}{C}{C}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)
        {F}{G}{C}{C}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)
        {F}{G}{C...      (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)




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* Robert Quine (left channel): D-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   ...x/A}          cymbal ... bass

        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (I dreamed I was the president ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (I dreamed I replaced ignorance ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (I dreamed the perfect union ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G/A}{D}   (Most of all I dreamed I forgot ...)
        {D}

        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (I dreamed that I could do the job ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (I dreamed that I was uncorrupt ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (I dreamed I wasn't gross or base ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G/A}{D}   (And most of all I dreamed I forgot ...)
        {D}

chorus  {G}{A}{D}{D}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)
        {G}{A}{D}{D}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)

        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (I remember where I was that day ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (The team from the university ...)
        {D}              (Then the -)
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (- screen went dead and the announcer ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (There's are unconfirmed reports ...)
        {D}

        {D}{D}{G/{D}     (Talking stopped, someone shouted  ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (People were gathered everywhere ...)
        {D}              (And then a -)
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (- guy in a Porsche with his radio hit ...)
        {D}              (He said "The -)
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (- president's dead, he was shot twice ...)
        {D}

        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (I dreamed I was the president ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G/{D}     (I dreamed that I was young and smart ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (I dreamed that there was a point to ...)
        {D}
        {D}{D}{G}{D}     (I dreamed that I could somehow ...)
        {D}

chorus  {G}{A}{D}{D}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)
        {G}{A}{D}{D}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)
        {G}{A}{D}{D}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)
        {G}{A}{D...      (Oh, the day John Kennedy died)








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"The Day John Kennedy Died"
===========================
album _Animal Serenade_
(Lou Reed, 2004)

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


        I dreamed I was the president
        of these United States
        I dreamed I replaced ignorance
        stupidity and hate
        I dreamed the perfect union
        and a perfect law, undenied
        And most of all I dreamed I forgot
        the day John Kennedy died

        I dreamed that I could do the job
        that others hadn't done
        I dreamed that I was uncorrupt
        and fair to everyone
        I dreamed I wasn't gross or base
        a criminal on the take
        And most of all I dreamed I forgot
        the day John Kennedy died

        Oh, the day John Kennedy died
        Oh, the day John Kennedy died

        I remember where I was that day
        I was upstate in a bar
        The team from the university
        was playing football on TV
        Then the screen went dead and the announcer said that
        there's been a tragedy
        The president's been shot, there's are unconfirmed reports
        said he may be dead or dying

        Talking stopped, someone shouted, "What?!"
        I ran out to the streets
        People were gathered everywhere saying
        did you hear what they said on TV
        Then a guy in a Porsche with his radio hit his horn
        and told us the news
        He said "The president's dead
        he was shot twice in the head
        in Dallas, and they don't know by whom."

        I dreamed I was the president
        of these United States
        I dreamed that I was young and smart
        and it was not a waste
        I dreamed that there was a point to life
        and to the human race
        I dreamed that I could somehow comprehend that someone
        shot him in the face

        Oh, the day John Kennedy died
        Oh, the day John Kennedy died
        Oh, the day John Kennedy died
        Oh, the day John Kennedy died




intro   {C}{C}{C}{C}

        {C}{F/G}{C}{C}       (I dreamed I was the president ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}{C}       (I dreamed I replaced ignorance ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}          (I dreamed the perfect union ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}{C}       (And most of all I dreamed I ...)

        {C}{F/G}{C}          (I dreamed that I could do the job ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}          (I dreamed that I was uncorrupt ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}          (I dreamed I wasn't gross or base ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}{C}       (And most of all I dreamed I ...)

chorus  {F/G}{C}{F/G}{C}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died ...)
        {C}

        {C}{F/G}{C}          (I remember where I was that day ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}{C}       (The team from the university ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}          (Then the screen went dead ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}{C}       (The president's been shot ...)

        {C}{F.G/{C}          (Talking stopped, someone shouted ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}          (People were gathered everywhere ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}          (Then a guy in a Porsche with ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}{C}       (- president's dead ...)

        {C}{F/G}{C}          (I dreamed I was the president ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}{C}       (I dreamed that I was young and ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}          (I dreamed that there was a point ...)
        {C}{F/G}{C}{C}       (I dreamed that I could somehow ...)

chorus  {F/G}{C}{F/G}{C}     (Oh, the day John Kennedy died ...)
        {F/G}{C}{F/G}{C...   (Oh, the day John Kennedy died ...)




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