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"Those Dancing Days Are Gone"
(alternate version)
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digital EP (audio file)
(Carla Bruni, 2006)

album _No Promises_
Japanese edition CD bonus track
(Carla Bruni, 2007)

written by William Butler Yeats/Carla Bruni

Lou Reed: lyric reading
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        Come, let me sing into your ear
        those dancing days are gone
        all that silk and satin gear
        crouch upon a stone
        Wrapping that foul body up
        in as foul a rag

        I carry the sun in a golden cup
        the moon in a silver bag
        I carry the sun in a golden cup
        the moon in a silver bag

        Curse as you may I sing it through
        what matter if the knave
        that the most could pleasure you
        the children that he gave
        Are somewhere sleeping like a top
        under a marble flag?

        I carry the sun in a golden cup
        the moon in a silver bag
        I carry the sun in a golden cup
        the moon in a silver bag

        Come, let me sing into your ear
        I thought it out this very day, noon upon the clock
        all that silk and satin gear
        a man may put pretence away, who leans upon a stick
        May sing, and sing until he drop
        whether to maid or hag

        I carry the sun in a golden cup
        the moon in a silver bag
        I carry the sun in a golden cup
        the moon in a silver bag, huh

        Mmmm.., yeah
        mmmm..
        mmmm..
        mmmm..

Lou     Ah
        Come, let me sing into your ear
        Those dancing days are gone
        All that silk and satin gear
        Crouch upon a stone
        Wrapping that foul body up
        In as foul a rag
        I carry the sun in a golden cup
        The moon in a silver bag
        Curse as you may
        I sing it through
        What matter if the knave
        That the most could pleasure you
        The children that he gave
        Are somewhere sleeping like a top
        Under a marble flag?
        I carry the sun in a golden cup
        The moon in a silver bag
        I thought it out this very day
        Noon upon the clock
        A man may put pretence away
        Who leans upon a stick
        May sing, and sing until he drop
        Whether to maid or hag
        I carry the sun in a golden cup
        The moon in a silver bag




* all the strings downtuned a half-tone

 1d# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from e to d#)
 2A# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from B to A#)
 3F# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from G to F#)
 4C# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from D to C#)
 5G# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from A to G#)
 6D# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from E to D#)




intro   .G/G.D}

        {G/Bm}{C/D}{G/Bm}{C/D}     (Come, let me sing into your ...)
        {Em}{Am/D}                 (- stone, Wrapping that foul ...)
        {G/Em}{Am/D}{G/Em}{Am/D}   (- rag, I carry the sun in a ...)
        {G/G.D}                    (- bag)

        {G/Bm}{C/D}{G/Bm}{C/D}     (Curse as you may I sing it ...)
        {Em}{Am/D}                 (- gave, Are somewhere ...)
        {G/Em}{Am/D}{G/Em}{Am/D}   (- flag, I carry the sun in ...)
        {G/G.D}                    (- bag)

        {G/Bm}{C/D}{G/Bm}{C/D}     (Come, let me sing into your ...)
        {Em}{Am/D}                 (- stick, May sing, and sing ...)
        {G/Em}{Am/D}{G/Em}{Am/D}   (- hag, I carry the sun in a ...)
        {G/Em}{Am/D}{G/Em}{Am/D}   (- bag, huh, Mmmm.., yeah ...)

Lou     {G/Em}{Am/D}{G/Em}{Am/D}   (Ah, Come, let me sing into ...)
        {G/Em}{Am/D}{G/Em}{Am/D}   (- foul a rag, I carry the ...)
        {G/Em}{Am/D}{G/Em}{Am/D}   (- most could pleasure you ...)
        {G/Em}{Am/D}{G/Em}{Am/D}   (- bag, I thought it out ...)
        {G/Em}{Am/D}{G/Em}{Am/D}   (- away, Who leans upon a ...)
        {G...                      (- bag)




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

      .G    /   G  . D }
*1d# --x----\---x----x-------
*2A# --x-12-\---x----x-------
*3F# --x-12-\---x----x-------
*4C# --x-12-\---x----x-------
*5G# --x-10-\---x----x-------
*6D# --x--------x----x-10-\--





*** 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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* chords for standard-tuning




intro   .F#/F#.C#}

        {F#/A#m}{B/C#}{F#/A#m}{B/C#}       (Come, let me sing ...)
        {D#m}{G#m/C#}                      (- stone, Wrapping ...)
        {F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}{F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}   (- rag, I carry the ...)
        {F#/F#.C#}                         (- bag)

        {F#/A#m}{B/C#}{F#/A#m}{B/C#}       (Curse as you may I ...)
        {D#m}{G#m/C#}                      (- gave, Are ...)
        {F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}{F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}   (- flag, I carry the ...)
        {F#/F#.C#}                         (- bag)

        {F#/A#m}{B/C#}{F#/A#m}{B/C#}       (Come, let me sing ...)
        {D#m}{G#m/C#}                      (- stick, May sing ...)
        {F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}{F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}   (- hag, I carry the ...)
        {F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}{F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}   (- bag, huh, Mmmm.. ...)

Lou     {F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}{F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}   (Ah, Come, let me ...)
        {F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}{F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}   (- foul a rag, I ...)
        {F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}{F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}   (- most could ...)
        {F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}{F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}   (- bag, I thought it ...)
        {F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}{F#/D#m}{G#m/C#}   (- away, Who leans ...)
        {F#...                             (- bag)




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