======================
"The Original Wrapper"
======================
album _Mistrial_
(Lou Reed, 1986)

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


        I was sittin' home on the West End
        watchin' cable TV with a female friend
        we were watchin' the news, the world's in a mess
        the poor and the hungry, a world in distress
        Herpes, AIDS, the Middle East at full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, check what's in the batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Reagan says abortion's murder
        while he's looking at Cardinal O'Connor
        look at Jerry Falwell, Louis Farrakhan
        both talk religion and the brotherhood of man
        They both sound like they belong in Teheran
        watch out, they're going full throttle
        better watch that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        White against white, Black against Jew
        it seems like it's 1942
        the baby sits in front of MTV
        watching violent fantasies
        While Dad guzzles beer with his favorite sport
        only to find his heroes are all coked up
        classic, original, the same old story
        the politics of hate in a new surrounding
        Hate if it's good and hate if it's bad
        and if this all don't make you mad
        I'll keep yours and I'll keep mine
        nothing sacred and nothing divine
        Father, bless me, we're going full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper, hey hey

        I was born in the United States
        and I grew up hard but I grew up straight
        I saw a lack of morals and a lack of concern
        a feeling that there's nowhere to turn
        Yippies, Hippies and upwardly mobile Yuppies
        don't treat me like I'm some damn lackey
        'cause the murderer lives while the victims die
        I'd much rather see it an eye for an eye
        A heart for a heart, a brain for a brain
        and if this all makes you feel a little insane
        kick up your heels, turn the music up loud
        pick up your guitar and look out at the crowd, and say
        "Don't mean to come on sanctimonious
        but life's got me nervous and little pugnacious
        lugubrious so I give a salutation
        and rock on out to beat really fabulous
        Ohh poop ah doo and how do you do
        hip hop gonna bop till I drop"
        watch out world, comin' at you full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper, hey hey hey




intro   {E}{E}{E}{E}
        {E}{E}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{E}{E}    (I was sittin' home on the West End ...)
        {E}{E}{E}{E}    (Herpes, AIDS, the Middle East at full ...)

        {E}{E}          (Hey pitcher, better check that batter ...)

        {E}{E}{E}{E}

        ....

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

        ....




* riff

     {E}                       {E}
 1e ---------------------------------------------------------
 2B ---------------------------------------------------------
 3G --7-x--9-x------7--x-9-x----7-x--9-x---------------9\7---
 4D -----------9-x------------------------9-x----------------
 5A -------------------------------------------9h10h11-------
 6E ---------------------------------------------------------



*** please note ***

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








======================
"The Original Wrapper"
(extended version)
======================
12" single
(Lou Reed, 1986)
======================


        Watch out, watch out

        Watch out

        Watch out, watch out

        I was sittin' home on the West End
        watchin' cable TV with a female friend
        we were watchin' the news, the world's in a mess
        the poor and the hungry, a world in distress
        Herpes, AIDS, the Middle East at full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, check what's in the batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, you better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Watch out

        Reagan says abortion's murder
        while he's looking at Cardinal O'Connor
        look at Jerry Falwell, Louis Farrakhan
        both talk religion and the brotherhood of man
        They both sound like they belong in Teheran
        watch out, they're going out full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, check what's in the batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey pitcher, you better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, you better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Watch out, watch out

        White against white, Black against Jew
        it seems like it's 1942
        the baby sits in front of MTV
        watching violent fantasies
        While Dad guzzles beer with his favorite sport
        only to find his heroes are all coked up
        classic, original, the same old story
        the politics of hate in a new surrounding
        Hate if it's good and hate if it's bad
        and if this all don't make you mad
        I'll keep yours and I'll keep mine
        there's nothing sacred and nothing divine
        Father, bless me, we're going out full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Watch out, watch out

        I was born in the United States
        and I grew up hard but I grew up straight
        I saw a lack of morals and a lack of concern
        a feeling that there's nowhere to turn
        Yippies, Hippies and upwardly mobile Yuppies
        don't treat me like I'm some damn lackey
        'cause the murderer lives while the victims die
        I'd much rather see it an eye for an eye
        A heart for a heart, a brain for a brain
        and if this all makes you feel a little insane
        kick up your heels, turn the music up loud
        pick up your guitar and look out at the crowd, and say
        "Don't mean to come on sanctimonious
        life's got me nervous and little pugnacious
        lugubrious I give a salutation
        and rock on out to beat really fabulous
        Ohh poop ah doo and how do you do
        hip hop gonna bop till I drop"
        watch out world, coming full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, check what's in the batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper




* chords: same as _Mistrial_ version








======================
"The Original Wrapper"
(remix single version)
======================
12" single
(Lou Reed, 1986)
======================


        Watch out, watch out

        I was sittin' home on the West End
        watchin' cable TV with a female friend
        we were watchin' the news, the world's in a mess
        the poor and the hungry, a world in distress
        Herpes, AIDS, the Middle East at full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, check what's in the batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, you better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Watch out

        Reagan says abortion's murder
        while he's looking at Cardinal O'Connor
        look at Jerry Falwell, Louis Farrakhan
        both talk religion and the brotherhood of man
        They both sound like they belong in Teheran
        watch out, they're going out full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, check what's in the batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey pitcher, you better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, you better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Watch out, watch out

        White against white, Black against Jew
        it seems like it's 1942
        the baby sits in front of MTV
        watching violent fantasies
        While Dad guzzles beer with his favorite sport
        only to find his heroes are all coked up
        classic, original, the same old story
        the politics of hate in a new surrounding
        Hate if it's good and hate if it's bad
        and if this all don't make you mad
        I'll keep yours and I'll keep mine
        there's nothing sacred and nothing divine
        Father, bless me, we're going out full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Watch out, watch out

        I was born in the United States
        and I grew up hard but I grew up straight
        I saw a lack of morals and a lack of concern
        a feeling that there's nowhere to turn
        Yippies, Hippies and upwardly mobile Yuppies
        don't treat me like I'm some damn lackey
        'cause the murderer lives while the victims die
        I'd much rather see it an eye for an eye
        A heart for a heart, a brain for a brain
        and if this all makes you feel a little insane
        kick up your heels, turn the music up loud
        pick up your guitar and look out at the crowd, and say
        "Don't mean to come on sanctimonious
        life's got me nervous and little pugnacious
        lugubrious I give a salutation
        and rock on out to beat really fabulous
        Ohh poop ah doo and how do you do
        hip hop gonna bop till I drop"
        watch out world, coming full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, check what's in the batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper




* chords: same as _Mistrial_ version








======================
"The Original Wrapper"
(dub version)
======================
12" single
(Lou Reed, 1986)
======================


        Watch out, watch out

        Watch out

        Watch out, watch out

        Hey pitcher, you better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, you better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Watch out

        Don't mean to come on sanctimonious
        life's got me nervous and little pugnacious
        lugubrious I give a salutation
        and rock on out to beat really fabulous
        Ohh poop ah doo and how do you do
        hip hop gonna bop till I drop
        watch out world, coming full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, check what's in the batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Watch out, watch out




* chords: same as _Mistrial_ version








====================================
"Original Wrapper"
====================================
album _Perfect Night Live In London_
(Lou Reed, 1998)

Jul 03, 1997
Royal Festival Hall, London
(Meltdown Festival)
====================================


        Hey, original wrapper

        I was sittin' home on the West End
        watchin' cable TV with a TV friend
        we're watchin' the news and the world's in a mess
        the poor and the hungry, a world in distress
        Herpes, AIDS, the Middle East at full throttle
        better check that sausage before you put it in the waffle
        and while you're at it, check what's in the batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper
        hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make batter, ah, original wrapper

        White against white, Black against Jew
        it seems like it's 1942
        baby sits in front of MTV
        well watching violent fantasies
        While Dad guzzles beer with his favorite sport
        then to find his heroes are all coked up
        fantastic, original, the same old story
        politics of hate in a new surrounding
        Hate if it's good, hate if it's bad
        wow wow woh, don't make you mad
        I'll keep yours and I'll keep mine
        there's nothing sacred and nothing divine
        Hey father, hit me, we're going full throttle
        check that sausage before you put it in the waffle and
        while you're at it, hey, while you're at it
        hey, while you're at it, make sure the batter
        Make sure the candy's
        you know original wrapper, go Michael, go

        I was born in the United States
        I grew up hard but I grew up straight
        saw a lack of morals and a lack of concern
        a feeling that there's nowhere to turn
        Yippies, Hippies and upwardly mobile Yuppies
        don't treat me like I'm some damn lackey
        'cause the murderer lives while the victims die
        I'd much rather see it an eye for an eye
        Heart for heart and brain for brain
        if this all makes you feel a little insane
        kick up your heels, turn the music up loud
        pick up your guitar and look out at the crowd, and say
        "Don't mean to come on sanctimonious
        but life's got me nervous and little pugnacious
        Lugubrious so I give a salutation
        and rock on out to beat really stupid
        Ohh poop ah doo and how do you do
        gonna hip hop, bop gonna till I drop"

        Hey pitcher, in your batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper

        Hey now pitcher, better check that batter
        make sure the candy's in the original wrapper




intro   {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}
        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}
        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}
        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}
        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}
        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}
        {E9}{E9}

        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}   (Hey, original wrapper)
        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}
        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}

        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}   (I was sittin' home on the West End ...)
        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}   (Herpes, AIDS, the Middle East at ...)

        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}   (Hey pitcher, better check that ...)

        {E9}{E9}{E9}{E9}

        ....




* riff

    {E9}                       {E9}
 1e -------------------------------------------x-x-x-9\7---
 2B -------------------------------------------x-x-x-9\7---
 3G --7-x--9-x------7--x-9-x----7-x--9-x-------x-x-x-9\7---
 4D -----------9-x------------------------9-x--------------
 5A -------------------------------------------------------
 6E -------------------------------------------------------




* backing (16 beat chord cutting)

     {E9}          {E9}  (E13)
 1e --7....---------7...---9..-7-x-x---
 2B --7....---------7...---7..-7-x-x---
 3G --7....---------7...---7..-7-x-x---
 4D --6....---------6...---6..-6-x-x---
 5A --7....---------7...---7..-7-x-x---
 6E -----------------------------------




* solo (rhythm cutting solo): use following chord forms

       E9             E13             E7#9
 1e ---6/7---       ---9---         -------
 2B ---6/7---       ---7---         ---8---
 3G ---6/7---       ---7---         ---7---
 4D ---5/6---       ---6---         ---6---
 5A ---6/7---       ---7---         ---7---
 6E ---------       -------         -------




* ending

     {E9}             {E7#9}            {E9}   (E13)
 1e --7---7---7---7----------------------7....--(9)---
 2B --7---7---7---7----8---8---8---8-----7....--(7)---
 3G --7---7---7---7----7---7---7---7-----7....--(7)---
 4D --6---6---6---6----6---6---6---6-----6....--(6)---
 5A --7---7---7---7----7---7---7---7-----7....--(7)---
 6E --------------------------------------------------



*** please note ***

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




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