=======================================
"Venus In Furs"
=======================================
album _The Velvet Underground and Nico_
(The Velvet Underground, 1967)

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


        Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        Downy sins of streetlight fancies
        chase the costumes she shall wear
        Ermine furs adorn imperious
        Severin, Severin awaits you there

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Kiss the boot of shiny shiny leather
        shiny leather in the dark
        Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
        Severin, down on your bended knee
        Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
        taste the whip, now bleed for me

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Severin your servant, comes in bells
        please don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart




* 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   {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm/A}       (Shiny shiny, shiny boots of ...)
        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}         (Comes in bells, your servant ...)

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm/A}       (Downy sins of streetlight ...)
        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}         (Ermine furs adorn imperious ...)

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}

chorus  {F/A#}{C/F}{F/A#}{C/F}   (I am tired, I am weary ...)
        {F/A#}{C/F}{Dm}{Dm}      (A thousand dreams that would ...)

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm/A}       (Kiss the boot of shiny shiny ...)
        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}         (Tongue of thongs, the belt ...)

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm/A}       (Severin, Severin, speak so ...)
        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}         (Taste the whip, in love not ...)

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}

chorus  {F/A#}{C/F}{F/A#}{C/F}   (I am tired, I am weary ...)
        {F/A#}{C/F}{Dm}{Dm}      (A thousand dreams that would ...)

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm/A}       (Shiny shiny, shiny boots of ...)
        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}         (Severin your servant, comes ...)

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}
        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}
        {Dm...




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

      {Dm}               {Dm}
*1d# -------------0-0-0-----1-1-1--0-1-0----
*2A# ----3-3-3----3-3-3-----3-3-3--3-3-3-3--
*3F# ----2-2-2---------------------------2--
*4C# --0--------0---------0-----------------
*5G# --0--------0---------0-----------------
*6D# ---------------------------------------

 {Dm}               {Dm}
-------------0-0-0-----1-1-1--0-1-0----
----3-3-3----3-3-3-----3-3-3--3-3-3-3--
----2-2-2---------------------------2--
--0--------0---------0-----------------
--0--------0---------0-----------------
---------------------------------------



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

         Shiny shiny,  shiny boots of leather
      {Dm}               {Dm}
*1d# ---------------------------------------
*2A# --3-3-3-3--3-3-3-0---1-1-1-0--1-1-1-0--
*3F# --2-2-2-0--2-2-2-0---2-2-2-0--0-0-0-0--
*4C# --0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0---3-3-3-0--2-2-2-0--
*5G# --0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--3-3-3-0--
*6D# ---------------------------------------

 whiplash girlchild in the dark
 {Dm}               {Dm     / A}
---------------------------------------
--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-0---1-1-1-0--2-2-2-0--
--2-2-2-0--2-2-2-0---2-2-2-0--2-2-2-0--
--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0---3-3-3-0--2-2-2-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--
---------------------------------------

Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
 {Dm}               {Dm}
---------------------------------------
--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-0---1-1-1-0--1-1-1-0--
--2-2-2-0--2-2-2-0---2-2-2-0--0-0-0-0--
--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0---3-3-3-0--2-2-2-0--
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--3-3-3-0--
---------------------------------------

strike dear mistress and cure his heart
 {Dm}               {Dm}
---------------------------------------
--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-0---1-1-1-0----3---3--
--2-2-2-0--2-2-2-0---2-2-2-0----2---2--
--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0---3-3-3-0--0---0----
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0---0----
---------------------------------------




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

          I am  tired,       I am weary
      {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
*1d# ---------------------------------------
*2A# --1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1--
*3F# --2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--2-2-2-3--
*4C# --3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3--
*5G# --3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--
*6D# --1-1-1-1---------------------1-1-1-1--

  I could sleep for a thousand years
 {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
---------------------------------------
--1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1--
--2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--2-2-2-3--
--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3--
--3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--
--1-1-1-1---------------------1-1-1-1--

A thousand dreams that would awake me
 {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
---------------------------------------
--1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--1-1-1-0--
--2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--2-2-2-0--
--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--3-3-3-0--
--3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-0--
--1-1-1-1---------------------1-1-1----

  different colors   made of tears
 {Dm}               {Dm}
---------------------------------------
--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-0---1-1-1-0----3---3--
--2-2-2-0--2-2-2-0---2-2-2-0----2---2--
--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0---3-3-3-0--0---0----
--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0---0----
---------------------------------------




*** please note ***

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








==============================
"Venus In Furs"
==============================
album _Live MCMXCIII_
(The Velvet Underground, 1993)

Jun 1993
L'Olympia, Paris, France
==============================


        Shiny shiny shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        Downy sins of streetlight fancies
        chase the costumes she shall wear
        Ermine furs adorn imperious
        Severin, Severin awaits you there

        Oh, I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Taste the whip, shiny shiny leather
        ooohhh, shiny leather in the dark
        Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
        strike dear mistress, cure his heart

        Severin, Severin, oh, speak so slightly
        Severin, down on your bended knee
        Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
        Severin, taste the whip, Severin taste the whip
        now bleed for me

        Oh, I'm tired and I'm weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would, that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Shiny shiny shiny boots of leather
        shiny leather in the dark
        Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart




* 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)




* chords: same as _The Velvet Underground and Nico_ version.




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

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

 {Dm}               {Dm}
-----------------------------------------
------3--------3---------1---------------
----2--------0---------2---2--0----------
--0-----0--2-----2---3----------2-2h3-2--
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------

 {Dm}               {Dm}
---------------------------------------
------3--------3---------1-------------
----2--------0---------2---------------
--0-----0--2-----2---3-----3--2-3-2-0--
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------

 {Dm}               {Dm}
---------------------------------------
------3--------3---------1-------------
----2--------0---------2---------------
--0-----0--2-----2---3-----3--2-3-2-0--
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------




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

            Shiny shiny shiny boots of leather
     {Dm}               {Dm}
*1d ---------------------------------------
*2A ------3--------3---------1-------------
*3F ----2--------0---------2---------------
*4C --0-----0--2-----2---3-----3--2-3-2-0--
*5G ---------------------------------------
*6D ---------------------------------------

  whiplash girlchild in the dark
 {Dm}               {Dm     / A}
---------------------------------------------
------3--------3-----1-----------------------
----2--------0-------2-----------------------
--0-----0--2-----2---3---2-0--2--------------
------------------------------0---3p0-3v-p0--
---------------------------------------------

Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
 {Dm}               {Dm}
---------------------------------------
------3--------3---------1-------------
----2--------0---------2---------------
--0-----0--2-----2---3-----3--2-3-2-0--
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------

strike dear mistress and cure his heart
 {Dm}               {Dm}
---------------------------------------
------3--------3-----1------------3----
----2--------0-------2----------2------
--0-----0--2-----2---3---2----0-----0--
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------




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

        Oh, I am tired, I   am   weary
     {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
*1d -----------------------------------------
*2A --1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1----
*3F --2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2h3--
*4C --3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3----
*5G -----------------------------------------
*6D -----------------------------------------

 I could sleep for a thousand years
 {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
-------------------------------------------
--1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--1-1-1---1----
--2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--2-2-3p2-3p2--
--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--3-3-3---3----
-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------

  A thousand dreams that would   awake -
 {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
---------------------------------------
--1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--1-1-1----
--2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--2-2-3----
--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--3-3-3-2--
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------

 - me,           different colors made of tears
 {Dm}               {Dm}
---------------------------------------
------3--------3-----1------------3----
----2--------0-------2----------2------
--0-----0--2-----2---3-3-2-0--0-----0--
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------




*** please note ***

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








===============================
"Venus In Furs"
(demo)
===============================
box set _Peel Slowly And See_
(The Velvet Underground, 1995)

Jul 1965
John Cale's Ludlow Street loft,
lower Manhattan, NYC
===============================


        Shiny shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress, cure his heart

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Downy sins of streetlight fancies
        chase the costumes she shall wear
        Ermine furs adorn imperious
        Severin, Severin awaits you there

        Kiss the boot of shiny shiny leather
        shiny shiny leather in the dark
        Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
        strike dear master, cure my heart

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
        Severin, down on bended knee
        Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
        Severin, taste the whip, now bleed for me

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Severin your servant, comes in bells
        please don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress, cure his heart

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears




* chords: same as _The Velvet Underground and Nico_ version.
but this version played in standard-tuning.
note: this version has different pitch.
NOT "A=440Hz". about a half note up.




* intro (chord forms only. detailed arpeggio notes were omitted):

     {Dm}               {Dm}
 1e --1...-----0...------1...-----0...-----
 2B --3...-----3...------3...-----3...-----
 3G --2...-----2...------2...-----2...-----
 4D --0...-----2...------3...-----2...-----
 5A ---------------------------------------
 6E ---------------------------------------

 {Dm}               {Dm}
--1...-----0...------1...-----0...-----
--3...-----3...------3...-----3...-----
--2...-----2...------2...-----2...-----
--0...-----2...------3...-----2...-----
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------




* verse (chord forms only. detailed arpeggio notes were omitted):

     Shiny    shiny      boots  of leather
     {Dm}               {Dm}
 1e --1...-----0...------1...-----0...-----
 2B --3...-----3...------3...-----3...-----
 3G --2...-----2...------2...-----2...-----
 4D --0...-----2...------3...-----2...-----
 5A ---------------------------------------
 6E ---------------------------------------

 whiplash girlchild in   the dark
 {Dm}               {Dm     / A} 
--1...-----0...------1...--------------
--3...-----3...------3...-----2...-----
--2...-----2...------2...-----2...-----
--0...-----2...------3...-----2...-----
------------------------------0...-----
---------------------------------------

Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
 {Dm}               {Dm}
--1...-----0...------1...-----0...-----
--3...-----3...------3...-----3...-----
--2...-----2...------2...-----2...-----
--0...-----2...------3...-----2...-----
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------

strike dear mistress, cure his heart
 {Dm}               {Dm}
--1...-----0...------1...-----1...-----
--3...-----3...------3...-----3...-----
--2...-----2...------2...-----2...-----
--0...-----2...------3...-----0...-----
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------




* chorus (chord forms only. detailed arpeggio notes were omitted):

      I am    tired,    I am    weary
     {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
 1e --1...------------------------1...-----
 2B --1...-----3...------5...-----1...-----
 3G --2...-----3...------5...-----2...-----
 4D --3...-----3...------5...-----3...-----
 5A --3...-----1...------3...-----3...-----
 6E --1...------------------------1...-----

  I could sleep for a thousand years
 {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
--1...------------------------1...-----
--1...-----3...------5...-----1...-----
--2...-----3...------5...-----2...-----
--3...-----3...------5...-----3...-----
--3...-----1...------3...-----3...-----
--1...------------------------1...-----

 A thousand dreams that would awake me
 {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
--1...------------------------1...-----
--1...-----3...------5...-----1...-----
--2...-----3...------5...-----2...-----
--3...-----3...------5...-----3...-----
--3...-----1...------3...-----3...-----
--1...------------------------1...-----

different colors     made of tears
 {Dm}               {Dm}
--1...-----0...------1...-----1...-----
--3...-----3...------3...-----3...-----
--2...-----2...------2...-----2...-----
--0...-----2...------3...-----0...-----
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------








==================================================
"Venus In Furs"
(The Matrix, San Francisco, 12-01-69)
==================================================
box set _Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes_
(The Velvet Underground, 2001)

Dec 01, 1969
The Matrix, San Francisco, California
==================================================


        Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        Downy sins of streetlight fancies
        chase the costumes she shall wear
        Ermine furs adorn imperious
        Severin, Severin awaits you there

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Kiss the boot of shiny shiny leather
        shiny leather in the dark
        Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
        Severin, down on your bended knee
        Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
        taste the whip, now bleed for me

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Severin your servant, comes in bells
        please don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart




* 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)




* chords: same as _The Velvet Underground and Nico_ version.








========================
"Venus In Furs"
========================
album _Animal Serenade_
(Lou Reed, 2004)

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


        Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        Downy sins of streetlight fancies
        chase the costumes she shall wear
        Ermine furs adorn imperious
        Severin, Severin awaits you there

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Kiss the boot of shiny shiny leather
        shiny leather in the dark
        Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
        Severin, down on your bended knee
        Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
        oh Severin, taste the whip, now bleed for me

        Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Severin your servant, comes in bells
        please don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Different colors made, different colors made
        different colors made of tears




intro   {Dm}{Dm}
        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}
        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{F.G/A}      (Shiny shiny, shiny boots of ...)
        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{F.G/Dm}     (Comes in bells, your servant ...)

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{F.G/A}      (Downy sins of streetlight ...)
        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{F.G/Dm}     (Ermine furs adorn imperious ...)

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}

chorus  {F/A#}{C/F}{F/A#}{C/F}   (I am tired, I am weary ...)
        {F/A#}{C/F}{Dm}{Dm}      (A thousand dreams that would ...)

        {Dm}{Dm}{Dm}{Dm}

        ....




* intro

     {Dm}               {Dm}
 1e -----------0---0-----1---1----0-1-0----
 2B ------3-----------------------------3--
 3G ----2---2----2---2-----2---2-----------   ...
 4D --0------------------------------------
 5A ---------------------------------------
 6E ---------------------------------------




* intro and riff: guitar 2

     {Dm}               {Dm}
 1e ---------------------------------------
 2B ------3--------3---------3--------3----
 3G ----2---2----2---2-----2---2----2---2--   ...
 4D --0--------0---------0--------0--------
 5A ---------------------------------------
 6E ---------------------------------------




* verse

             Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
     {Dm}               {Dm}
 1e -----------0---0-----1---1----0-1-0----
 2B ------3-----------------------------3--
 3G ----2---2----2---2-----2---2-----------
 4D --0------------------------------------
 5A ---------------------------------------
 6E ---------------------------------------

          whiplash girlchild in the dark
 {Dm}               {F . G  / A}
-----------0---0-----------------------
------3--------------1---3-------------
----2---2----2---2---2---4--------2-0--
--0------------------3---5------2------
------------------------------0--------
---------------------------------------

Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
 {Dm}               {Dm}
-----------0---0-----1---1----0-1-0----
------3-----------------------------3--
----2---2----2---2-----2---2-----------
--0------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------

strike dear mistress and cure his heart
 {Dm}               {F . G  / Dm}
-----------0---0-----------------------
------3--------------1---3--------3----
----2---2----2---2---2---4------2---2--
--0------------------3---5----0--------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------




* chorus

         I am tired,         I am weary
     {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
 1e -----------------------------------------
 2B --1---1-1--3---3-3---5---5-5--1-1-1-1----
 3G --2---2-2--3---3-3---5---5-5--2-2-2-2h3--
 4D --3---3-3--3---3-3---5---5-5--3-3-3-3----
 5A -----------------------------------------
 6E -----------------------------------------

   I could sleep for a thousand years
 {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
-----------------------------------------
--1---1-1--3---3-3---5---5-5--1-1-1-1----
--2---2-2--3---3-3---5---5-5--2-2-2-2h3--
--3---3-3--3---3-3---5---5-5--3-3-3-3----
-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------

 A thousand dreams that would awake me
 {F      / A#}      {C      / F}
---------------------------------------
--1---1-1--3---3-3---5---5-5--1-1-1----
--2---2-2--3---3-3---5---5-5--2-2-2----
--3---3-3--3---3-3---5---5-5--3-3-3-2--
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    different colors made of tears
 {Dm}               {Dm}
-----------0---0-----1---0-------------
------3---------------------------3----
----2---2----2---2-----2---2----2---2--
--0---------------------------0--------
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*** 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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"Venus In Furs"
(acetate version)
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album _The Velvet Underground and Nico - Unripened_
(The Velvet Underground, 2007)
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        Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        Downy sins of streetlight fancies
        chase the costumes she shall wear
        Ermine furs adorn imperious
        Severin, Severin awaits you there

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Kiss the boot of shiny shiny leather
        shiny shiny leather in the dark
        Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
        Severin, down on your bended knee
        Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
        taste the whip, now bleed for me

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Severin your servant, comes in bells
        please don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart




* all the strings downtuned one and a half tone (1 + 1/2)

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

        "Heroin" and "Venus In Furs" have different pitch/tuning
        from other songs on this album.




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thanks: Yossarian (yossarian@ozemail.com.au)
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The line is "Taste the whip, now bleed for me". Not plead.


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