==============================
"Train Round The Bend"
==============================
album _Loaded_
(The Velvet Underground, 1970)

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


        Train headin' round the bend
        takin' me away from the country
        I'm sick of the trees, take me to the city

        Train goin' round the bend
        oh, train comin' round the bend, ah

        Been in the country, oh, much too long
        tryin' to be a farmer
        But nothing that I planted, ever seemed to grow

        Train comin' round the bend, ooohhh, whoa
        train comin' round the bend

        Hey, I'm just a city boy
        I'm really not the country kind
        Oh, I miss the city streets and the neon lights

        You see the train comin' round the bend, ooohhh, wow
        the train comin' round the bend

        All right, ooohhh, ooohhh ...

        Once, she's going twice
        she's going good up and down
        She's going once, she's going twice

        Ah, she's gonna, train comin' round the bend
        you know, the train comin' round the bend

        Then along out of nowhere
        takin' me back where I belong
        I've been here once, and I don't think it's too nice

        But the train comin' round the bend, ooohhh
        the train comin' round the bend
        ahhh, all right



* 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   ... fade in
        {A}{A}
        {D}{A}{D}{A}

        {A}{A}{A}{A}            (Train headin' round the bend ...)
        {A}{A}                  (I'm sick of the trees, take ...)
        {D}{A}{D}{A}            (Train goin' round the bend, oh ...)

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

        ...

        ...

guitar  {A}{A}{A}{A}            (all right, ooohhh)
        {A}{A}                  (...)
        {D}{A}{D}{A}

        {A}{A}{D}{A}            (Once, she's going twice ...)
        {A}{A}                  (- once, She's going twice ...)
        {D}{A}{D}{A}            (- train comin' round the bend ...)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}            (Then along out of nowhere ...)
        {A}{A}                  (I've been here once, and I ...)
        {D}{A}{D}{A}            (- train comin' round the bend ...)

guitar  {E}{E}{A}{A}            (ahhh, all right)

        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        {D}{A}{D}{A}

        {A}{A}{A}{A}
        ... fade out




* guitar: scale (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

         5   6   7   8   9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20
*1d -|---|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|-
*2A -|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|-
*3F -|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-
*4C -|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-
*5G -|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-
*6D -|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-




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



* chords for standard-tuning



intro   ... fade in
        {G}{G}
        {C}{G}{C}{G}

        {G}{G}{G}{G}            (Train headin' round the bend ...)
        {G}{G}                  (I'm sick of the trees, take ...)
        {C}{G}{C}{G}            (Train goin' round the bend, oh ...)

guitar  {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {G}{G}
        {C}{G}{C}{G}

        ...

        ...

guitar  {G}{G}{G}{G}            (all right, ooohhh)
        {G}{G}                  (...)
        {C}{G}{C}{G}

        {G}{G}{C}{G}            (Once, she's going twice ...)
        {G}{G}                  (- once, She's going twice ...)
        {C}{G}{C}{G}            (- train comin' round the bend ...)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}            (Then along out of nowhere ...)
        {G}{G}                  (I've been here once, and I ...)
        {C}{G}{C}{G}            (- train comin' round the bend ...)

guitar  {D}{D}{G}{G}            (ahhh, all right)

        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        {C}{G}{C}{G}

        {G}{G}{G}{G}
        ... fade out




* guitar: scale (standard-tuning)

         3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18
 1e -|---|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|-
 2B -|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|-
 3G -|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-
 4D -|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-
 5A -|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-
 6E -|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-







=====================================
"Train Round The Bend"
(alternate mix)
=====================================
album _Loaded - Fully Loaded Edition_
(The Velvet Underground, 1997)

Apr-Jul 1970
Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC
=====================================


        ................................
        ................................

        (same as _Loaded_ version)

        ................................
        ................................

        (add - last verse. -)

        Headin' tumblin' around the bend
        take me back where I belong
        I've been in the country, many, much too long

        The train comin' round the bend, look out boy
        the train comin' round the bend, boy



* 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}{A}{A}{A}            * tab 1
        {A}{A}                  * tab 1
        {D}{A}{D}{A}

        .... same as _Loaded_ version




* intro: tab 1 (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)
      {A}               {A}
*1d ----------------------------------------
*2A ---2-2-2-2--2-0-0-----------------------
*3F ---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---        x 3
*4C ------------------2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---
*5G ----------------------------------------
*6D ----------------------------------------




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



* chords for standard-tuning



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

        .... same as _Loaded_ version




************************************************************************
------------------------------------------------------------------------
thanks: Einar Stenseng (einar@asker.online.no)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

I found some errors in your transcription of the lyrics.



Train headin' round the bend
Takin' me away from the country
I'm sick of the cheese, take me to the city
Train goin' round the bend
Oh, train comin' round the bend, ah

Been in the country, oh, much too long
Tryin' to be a farmer
But nothing that I planted, ever seemed to grow
Train comin' round the bend, whoa
Train comin' round the bend

Hey, I'm just a city boy
I'm really not the country kind
Oh, I miss the city streets and the neon lights
You see the train comin' round the bend, oha
The train comin' round the bend

Once, she's going twice
She's going good up and down
She's going once, she's gone twice
Oh, she's gonna, train comin' round the bend
You know, the train comin' round the bend

**** out of nowhere
Takin' me back where I belong
I've been here once, and I don't think it's too nice
But the train's comin' round the bend, wow
The train's comin' round the bend

Headin' tumblin' around the bend
Take me back where I belong
I've been in the country, many, much too long
The train comin' round the bend, look out boy
The train's comin' round the bend, boy


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

As you can see I edited out the "In and out of nowhere",
because as far as I can hear that isn't what he's singing.
I couldn't hear what he do sing, though, but maybe someone else can.


------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
thanks: Peter (m3043837@hardy.ocs.mq.edu.au)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

I think the line is "I'm sick of the trees..." not cheese
but I'll have another listen.
The other line I believe is "Then along out of nowhere"
but I confess its been a month or so since I last played it.


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