=========================
"Walk On The Wild Side"
=========================
album _Transformer_
(Lou Reed, 1972)

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


        Holly came from Miami F-L-A
        hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A.

        Plucked her eyebrows on the way
        shaved her legs and then he was a she
        She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side

        Candy came from out on the island
        in the backroom she was everybody's darling

        But she never lost her head
        even when she was givin' head
        She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        and the colored girls go

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (Doo)

        Little Joe never once gave it away
        everybody had to pay and pay

        A hustle here and a hustle there
        New York City is the place where they said
        Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side

        Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
        lookin' for soul food and a place to eat

        Went to the Apollo
        you should have seen him go-go-go
        They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        all right, huh

        Jackie is just speeding away
        thought she was James Dean for a day

        Then I guess she had to crash
        valium would have helped that bash
        She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side
        and the colored girls say

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (Doo)



* 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   {D}{G6}{D}{G6}
        {D}{G6}{D}{G6}

        {D}{G6}{D}{G6}   (Holly came from Miami F-L-A ...)

        {D/Em}{G/Em}     (Plucked her eyebrows on the way ...)
        {D}{G6}{D}{G6}   (- hey babe, take a walk on the ...)

        {D}{G6}{D}{G6}

        {D}{G6}{D}{G6}   (Candy came from out on the island ...)

        {D/Em}{G/Em}     (But she never lost her head ...)
        {D}{G6}{D}{G6}   (- hey babe, take a walk on the ...)

        {D}{G6}{D}{G6}   (- go, Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo ...)
        {D}{G6}{D}{G6}   background vocals
        {D}{G6}{D}{G6}   background vocals

        ....



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

     {D}          {G6}
*1d --2...---------0...------
*2A --3...---------0...------
*3F --2...---------0...------   ...
*4C --0...---------0...------
*5G -------------------------
*6D -------------------------




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



* chords and tabs for standard-tuning



intro   {C}{F6}{C}{F6}
        {C}{F6}{C}{F6}

        {C}{F6}{C}{F6}   (Holly came from Miami F-L-A ...)

        {C/Dm}{F/Dm}     (Plucked her eyebrows on the way ...)
        {C}{F6}{C}{F6}   (- hey babe, take a walk on the ...)

        {C}{F6}{C}{F6}

        {C}{F6}{C}{F6}   (Candy came from out on the island ...)

        {C/Dm}{F/Dm}     (But she never lost her head ...)
        {C}{F6}{C}{F6}   (- hey babe, take a walk on the ...)

        {C}{F6}{C}{F6}   (- go, Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo ...)
        {C}{F6}{C}{F6}   background vocals
        {C}{F6}{C}{F6}   background vocals

        ....




* riff (standard-tuning)

     {C}          {F6}
 1e ---------------1...------
 2B --1...---------3...------
 3G --0...---------2...------   ...
 4D --2...---------3...------
 5A --3...-------------------
 6E -------------------------







=========================
"Walk On The Wild Side"
=========================
album _Lou Reed Live_
(Lou Reed, 1975)

Dec 21, 1973
The Academy of Music, NYC
=========================


        Holly came from Miami F-L-A
        hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A.

        Plucked her eyebrows on the way
        shaved her legs and then he was a she
        They said, hey honey
        ooohhh, take a walk on the wild side, oh-oh
        hey babe, take a walk on the wild side

        Candy came from out on the island
        in the backroom she was just everybody's darling

        She never lost her head
        even when she was givin' good head
        She said, hey men, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey pretty, take a walk on the wild side
        and the colored girls go

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, ooohhh, doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo
        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (Doo)

        Little Joe never once gave it away
        everybody had to pay and pay-pay-pay

        A hustle here and a hustle there
        New York City is the place where they said
        Hey men, take a walk on the wild side
        said, hey girl, take a walk on the wild side

        Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
        lookin' for soul food and for place to eat

        Went to the Apollo
        you should have seen her go-go-go
        They said, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey men, want you go take a walk on the wild side
        ah-huh

        Hah

        Jackie, she's just speeding away
        thought she was James Dean for a day

        Then you know that she had to crash
        oh, valium would have, would have helped that bash
        Said, hey men, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
        colored girls

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (Doo)



intro   {C}{F}{C}{F}     (... "Satellite Of Love" ending)
        {C}{F}{C}{F}
guitar  {C}{F}{C}{F}
hi-hat  {C}{F}{C}{F}
key     {C}{F}{C}{F}

        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (Holly came from Miami F-L-A ...)

        {C/Dm}{F/Dm.G}   (Plucked her eyebrows on the way ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (- hey honey, ooohhh, take a walk ...)

        {C}{F}{C}{F}

        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (Candy came from out on the island ...)

        {C/Dm}{F/Dm.G}   (She never lost her head ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (- hey men, take a walk on the wild ...)

        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{F}     background vocals
        {C}{F}{C}{F}     background vocals

        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (Little Joe never once gave it away ...)

        {C/Dm}{F/Dm.G}   (A hustle here and a hustle there ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (Hey men, take a walk on the wild ...)

        {C7}{F}{C7}{F}

        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the ...)

        {C/Dm}{F/Dm.G}   (Went to the Apollo ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (- hey baby, take a walk on the ...)

        {C7}{F}{C7}{F}   (Hah)

        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (Jackie, she's just speeding away ...)

        {C/Dm}{F/Dm.G}   (Then you know that she had to ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (- hey men, take a walk on the wild ...)

        {C}{F}{C}{F}     (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{F}     background vocals
        {C}{F}{C}{F}     background vocals
        {C...




* riff

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







=========================
"Walk On The Wild Side"
=========================
album _Take No Prisoners_
(Lou Reed, 1978)

May 1978
Bottom Line, NYC
=========================




* lyrics: see the posted transcriptions/corrections below.




intro   {D}{G}{D}{G}
        {D}{G}{D}{G}
bass    {D}{G}{D}{G}   (We know ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}   (Don't ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}

        {D}{G}{D}{G}   ( ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}   ( ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}   ( ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}   (everybody get ...)
        {D}{G}         (Lou, number five, hello, ...)

        {D}{G}{D}{G}   (Hah, Holly came from Miami F-L-A ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}   ( ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}   ( ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}   ( ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}   ( ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}   ( ...)

        {D}{G}{D}{G}   (Holly came from Miami F-L-A ...)

        {D/Em}{G/Em}   (Plucked her eyebrows on the way ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}   (- babe, take a walk on the wild ...)

        ....








=======================
"Walk On The Wild Side"
=======================
album _Live In Italy_
(Lou Reed, 1984)

Sep 07 (or 10), 1983
Verona (or Rome), Italy
=======================


        Holly came from Miami F-L-A
        hitchhiked her way, baby, across the U.S.A.

        Plucked her eyebrows along the way
        then shaved her legs, hey honey, he was a she
        She says, babe, you take a walk on the wild side
        oh baby, take a walk on the wild side

        Candy came from out on the island
        in the backroom she was everybody's darling

        But she never lost her head
        even when she was givin' good head
        She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        oh baby, take a walk on the wild side
        and the colored girls go

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo
        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo

        Little Joe, he never once gave it away
        everybody, they had to pay and pay

        A hustle here, a hustle there
        New York City, honey, is the place where she said
        Hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
        oh honey, you take a walk on the wild side

        Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
        lookin' for soul food and some fun to me

        Went down to the Apollo
        you should have seen him, baby, when he go-go
        Go-baby-go, take a walk on the wild side
        yeah-yeah-yeah, take a walk on the wild side

        Jackie, she's just speeding away
        thought she's James Dean for a day

        Then you know that she had to crash
        valium would have helped that bash
        She says, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
        baby, take a walk on the wild side
        and the colored girls go

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo
        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo



* Lou Reed (left channel): standard-tuning



count   {x}
intro   {D}{G}{D}{G}        bass
        {D}{G}{D}{G}        guitar
        {D}{G}{D}{G}

        {D}{G}{D}{G}        (Holly came from Miami F-L-A ...)

        {D/Em}{G/Em}        (Plucked her eyebrows along the ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}        (- hey babe, you take a walk on ...)

bass    {D}{G}{D}{G}

        {D}{G}{D}{G}        (Candy came from out on the island ...)

        {D/Em}{G/Em}        (But she never lost her head ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}        (- hey babe, take a walk on ...)

        {D}{G}{D}{G}        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo ...)

        ....

        {D}{G}{D}{G}        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo ...)

g.solo  {D}{G}{D}{G}
        {D}{G}{D}{G}
        {D}{G}{D}{G}
        {D}{G}{D}{G}
        {D}{G}{D}{G}
        {D/Em}{G/Em}{D...




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



* Robert Quine (right 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)



count   {x}
intro   {E}{A}{E}{A}          bass
        {E}{A}{E}{A}          guitar
        {E}{A}{E}{A}

        {E}{A}{E}{A}          (Holly came from Miami F-L-A ...)

        {E/F#m}{A/F#m}        (Plucked her eyebrows along the ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{A}          (- hey babe, you take a walk on ...)

bass    {E}{A}{E}{A}

        {E}{A}{E}{A}          (Candy came from out on the ...)

        {E/F#m}{A/F#m}        (But she never lost her head ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{A}          (- hey babe, take a walk on ...)

        {E}{A}{E}{A}          (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{A}          (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo ...)

        ....

        {E}{A}{E}{A}          (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{A}          (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo ...)

g.solo  {E}{A}{E}{A}
        {E}{A}{E}{A}
        {E}{A}{E}{A}
        {E}{A}{E}{A}
        {E}{A}{E}{A}
        {E/F#m}{A/F#m}{E...




* riff pattern 1 on verse (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

     {E}                {A}
*1d --0...---------------0...---
*2A --0...---------------5...---
*3F --1...---------------6...---   ...
*4C --2...---------------7...---
*5G ----------------------------
*6D ----------------------------




* riff pattern 2 on verse (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

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




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

     {E}                {A}
*1d --0...---------------7...---
*2A --0...---------------5...---
*3F --1...---------------6...---   ...
*4C --2...---------------7...---
*5G ----------------------------
*6D ----------------------------








============================================
"Walk On The Wild Side"
============================================
album _ONXRT: Live From The Archives Vol. 2_
(Various Artists, 1996)

Apr 14, 1978
WXRT Park West, Chicago, Illinois
============================================


        Holly came from Miami F-L-A
        hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A.

        Plucked her eyebrows on the way
        then she shaved her legs, hey honey (she said)
        Hey men, come on, you take a walk on the wild side
        I love you, come in and take a walk on the wild side
        right

        Uh

        I'm ......... kidding (.......)
        .........

        Before I ..........
        good .....

        See
        .............

        Little Joe he never once gave it away
        everybody don't you know that had to pay and pay

        Hustle here and a hustle there
        in New York City is the place where they said
        Come on, you take a walk on the wild side
        come on baby, come in and take a walk on the wild side

        Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets like .....
        lookin' for soul food and somebody to eat with

        Went down to the Apollo
        you should have seen him at the Apollo-Apollo
        when you go and go and go and say
        Hey men, come on and take a walk on the wild side
        I love you, damn-damn-damn and take a walk on the wild side

        Jackie she's just
        speeding away thought she might be James Dean for a day

        Then you know that she had to crash
        and some valium would have helped that bash, she said now
        Hey Jackie, come on and take a walk on the wild side
        I love you baby, come on and take a walk on the wild side
        and the colored girls go

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, I drive my car now
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
        doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
        doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo
        Doo

        Candy came from out on mass of people Long Island
        in the backroom, baby, she was everybody's darling

        But she never once lost her head
        even when she was givin' you the greatest head, they said
        Hey baby, come on and take a walk on the wild side
        I love you baby, come on and take a walk on the wild side
        and the colored girls go

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        Doo



* chords: same as _Take No Prisoners_ version
(standard-tuning, key in D)







==========================================
"Walk On The Wild Side"
==========================================
album _American Poet_
(Lou Reed, 2001)

Dec 26, 1972
Ultrasonic Recording Studio, Hempstead, NY
==========================================


        Holly came from Miami F-L-A
        hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A.

        Plucked her eyebrows on the way
        shaved her legs and then he was a she
        They said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        all right

        Candy came from out on the island
        in the backroom she was everybody's darling

        But she never once lost her head
        even when she was givin' head
        She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey Candy, take a walk on the wild side
        and the colored girls go

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        Doo

        Little Joe never once gave it away
        everybody had to pay and pay

        A hustle here and a hustle there
        New York City is the place where you said
        Hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side

        Sugar Plum Fairy came down and hit the streets
        lookin' for soul food and for a place to eat

        Went to the Apollo
        you should've seen him go-go-go
        They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        all right, huh

        Jackie, she is just speeding away
        she thought she was James Dean for a day

        Then you know that she had to crash
        valium would've helped that bash
        She said, hey Jackie, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        and the colored girls go

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        Doo



* chords: same as _Transformer_ version
They played using down-tuning
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)




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

     {D}               {G6}
*1d ---------------------------------------
*2A ---------------------------------------
*3F ---------------------------------------
*4C --4------------4/---9------------12-\--
*5G ---------------------------------------
*6D ---------------------------------------

 {D}               {G6}
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------   ...
--4------------4/---9------9-10-11-12--
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------



*** please note ***

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








============================================
"Walk On The Wild Side"
(7 Aurelius remix)
============================================
promo CDEP ?
(Lou Reed, 2003)

'Georgie Joins The Army' remix by 7 Aurelius
============================================


        Holly came from Miami F-L-A
        hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A.

        Plucked her eyebrows on the way
        shaved her legs and then he was a she
        She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side

        Georgie went to join the army
        earn some money to keep the family out of harm's way

        Now he's in the desert looking out for gas
        he never dreamed of kicking no Iraqi asses
        Hey, take a walk on the wild side
        said, hey babe, ......... the wild side

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (Doo)

        Little Joe never once gave it away
        everybody had to pay and pay

        A hustle here and a hustle there
        New York City is the place where they said
        Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo)

        Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
        lookin' for soul food and a place to eat

        Went to the Apollo
        you should have seen him go-go-go
        They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        all right

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo) huh
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (Doo)

        Jackie is just speeding away
        thought she was James Dean for a day

        Then I guess she had to crash
        valium would have helped that bash
        She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
        I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side
        and the colored girls say

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo)
        (Doo)

        Take a walk on the wild side
        take a walk on the wild side
        Take a walk on the wild side
        ...... the wild side




intro   {x}
        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}

        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Holly came from ...)

        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Plucked her eyebrows ...)
        {F}{Am}{F}{Am}                    (- hey honey, take a ...)

        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}

        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Georgie went to join ...)

        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Now he's in the ...)
        {F}{Am}                           (- hey babe, ...)

        {F}{Am}{F}{Am}                    (Doo, doo-doo ...)
        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Doo)

        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Little Joe never ...)

        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (A hustle here and a ...)
        {F}{Am}                           (- hey Joe, ...)

        {F}{Am}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}         (Doo, doo-doo ...)

        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Sugar Plum Fairy ...)

        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Went to the Apollo ...)
        {F}{Am}                           (- hey babe, ...)

        {F}{Am}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}         (Doo, doo-doo ...)

        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Jackie is just ...)

        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Then I guess she had ...)
        {F}{Am}                           (- hey honey, ...)

        {F}{Am}{F}{Am}                    (Doo, doo-doo ...)
        {F}{Am}{F}{Am}                    (Doo, doo-doo ...)

coda    {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Doo, doo-doo ...)
        {Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em7/Bm7}{Em}   (Doo, Take a walk on ...)
        {F}{Am}{F}{Am}                    (Take a walk on the ...)
        {F}{Am}{F}{Am}
        ... fade out








===============================
"Walk On The Wild Side"
(Bertallot radio remix)
===============================
12" single
(Lou Reed, 2004)

CDEP
(Lou Reed, 2004)

album _Greatest Hits - NYC Man_
(Lou Reed, 2004)
===============================


        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where

        They said
        hey babe, take a walk on the wild side

        Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean

        Holly came from Miami F-L-A
        hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A.

        Plucked her eyebrows on the way
        shaved her legs and then he was a she

        She says
        Hey babe, hey babe, hey babe, hey babe
        hey babe, hey babe, hey babe, hey babe
        Hey babe, hey babe, hey babe, hey babe
        hey babe

        Take a walk on the wild side
        Take a walk on the wild side

        Said, hey honey

        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe

        And the colored girls go

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        Everybody
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe

        And the colored girls go

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        Everybody
        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        Everybody




intro   {x}            (New York City is the place where)
break   {x}{x}{x}{x}   (New York City is the place where ...)

        {x}{x}         (take a walk on the wild side)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{F}   (Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe ...)

        {C}{C}{C}{C}   (Holly came from Miami F-L-A ...)
        {Am}{Am}       (Plucked her eyebrows on the way ...)

        {C}{C}{C}{C}   (Hey babe, hey babe, hey babe, hey babe ...)
break   {C}{C}{C}{C}   (Hey babe, hey babe, hey babe, hey babe ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (- wild side, Take a walk on the -)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (- wild side, Said, hey honey)

        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo, doo ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo, doo ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo, doo ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{C}   (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo, doo ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{B}   (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo, doo ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{C}   (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo, doo ...)
        {F.








=======================
"Walk On The Wild Side"
(Bertallot remix)
=======================
12" single
(Lou Reed, 2004)

CDEP
(Lou Reed, 2004)
=======================


        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where

        They said
        hey babe, take a walk on the wild side

        Take a walk on the wild side

        Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean

        Holly came from Miami F-L-A
        hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A.

        Plucked her eyebrows on the way
        shaved her legs and then he was a she

        She says
        Hey babe, hey babe, hey babe, hey babe
        hey babe, hey babe, hey babe, hey babe
        Hey babe, hey babe, hey babe, hey babe
        hey babe

        Take a walk on the wild side
        Take a walk on the wild side
        said, hey honey
        Take a walk on the wild side
        Take a walk on the wild side
        said, hey honey

        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe

        And the colored girls go

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where
        New York City is the place where

        Take a walk on the wild side
        Take a walk on the wild side
        Take a walk on the wild side
        Take a walk on the wild side

        And the colored girls go

        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        Everybody
        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        Everybody
        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        Everybody
        (Doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo, doo-doo, doo)
        (doo)

        Everybody
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean
        Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe, James Dean

        And the colored girls go

        And the colored girls go




intro   {x}{x}{x}{x}         (New York City is the place where ...)
break   {x}{x}{x}{x}         (New York City is the place where ...)

        {x}{x}{x}{x}         (take a walk on the wild side)
        {x}{x}{x}{x}
        {x}{x}{x}{x}         (Take a walk on the wild side)
        {x}{x}{x}{x}
        {x}{x}{x}{x}

        {x}{x}{x}{x}         (Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {x}{x}{x}{x}         (Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{F}         (Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{F}         (Holly, Candy, Jackie, Little Joe ...)

        {C}{C}{C}{C}         (Holly came from Miami F-L-A ...)
        {Am}{Am}             (Plucked her eyebrows on the way ...)

        {C}{C}{C}{C}         (Hey babe, hey babe, hey babe ...)
break   {C}{C}{C}{C}         (Hey babe, hey babe, hey babe ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (- wild side, Take a walk on the -)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (- wild side, said, hey honey ....)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (- wild side, Take a walk on the -)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (- wild side, said, hey honey)

        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F}         (New York City is the place where ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{F}         (New York City is the place where ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (- wild side, Take a walk on the -)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (- wild side, Take a walk on the -)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (- wild side, Take a walk on the -)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (- wild side, And the colored girls go)

        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{C}         (Doo, doo-doo, doo, doo, doo-doo ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)
        {F}{F}{F}{B}         (Candy, Holly, Jackie, Little Joe ...)

        {F}{F}{F}{F.A#/A#}   (And the colored girls go)
        {F}{F}{F}{F.A#/A#}
        {F}{F}{F}{F.A#/A#}
        {F}{F}{F}{F.A#/A#}   (And the colored girls go)

        {x}{x}{x}{x}
        {x}{x}{x}{x}
        {x}{x}{x}{x}
        {x}{x}{x}{x}

        {x}{x}{x}{x}
        {x}{x}{x}{x}
        {x}{x}{x}{x}
        {x}{x}{x}{x}
        {x.








=================================
"Walk On The Wild Side"
=================================
rehearsal
(Lou Reed, 1971)

* different lyrics

1971
Richard Robinson's apartment, NYC
=================================


        Darling Honey walkin' down the street
        lookin' so far he's got no place to put his feet

        Off the Broadway by the top
        you never know until you get a rag-mop
        Take a walk on the wild side
        take a walk on the wild side

        All the way until you get to 42
        look at all the things you know you're gonna do

        Up unto the Empire State
        You never know until you gotta wait
        Take a walk on the wild side, ooohhh
        take a walk on the wild side
        listen to the girls ....

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo

        Every time I got a place that I could see
        everything in this poor world happens to me

        Walkin' along around the top
        you never know when it's gonna stop
        Take a walk on the wild side, then I says, hey -
        babe, take a walk on the wild side, one more time now -
        Come on there, take a walk on the wild side
        almost ....., take a walk on the wild side

        Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
        doo, doo-doo, doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

        Doo


* 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   {C#.D/D}{C#.D/D}{C#.D/D}
        {C#.D/D}{G}{D}{G}

        {D}{G}{D}{G}               (Darling Honey walkin' down ...)

        {D/Em}{G/Em}               (Off the Broadway by the top ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}               (Take a walk on the wild ...)

        {D}{G}{D}{G}               (All the way until you get ...)

        {D/Em}{G/Em}               (Up unto the Empire State ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}               (Take a walk on the wild ...)

        {D}{G}{D}{G}               (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}               (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo ...)

        {D}{G}{D}{G}               (Every time I got a place ...)

        {D/Em}{G/Em}               (Walkin' along around the ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}               (Take a walk on the wild ...)
        {D}{G}{D}{G}               (Come on there, take a walk ...)

        {D}{G}{D}{G}               (Doo, doo-doo, doo-doo ...)
        {D...                      (Doo)




* intro (1/16 rhythm)

   ___  ___  ___  ___    ___  ___  ___  ___
| //// //// //// //// | //// //// //// //// |
  o    o                o    o
{ C#  .D  / D         }{C#  .D  / D         }

   ___  ___  ___  ___
| //// //// //// //// |
  o    o
{ C#  .D  / D         }

   ___  ___  ___  ___    ___  ___  ___  ___
| //// //// //// //// | //// //// //// //// |
  o    o                o
{ C#  .D  / D         }{G                   }

   ___  ___  ___  ___    ___  ___  ___  ___
| //// //// //// //// | //// //// //// //// |
  o                     o
{ D                   }{G                   }



















*********************************************************************
---------------------------------------------------------------------
thanks: Klaus
---------------------------------------------------------------------

it took a while,
but it is a starting point for the lyrics of this album.
(Take No Prisoners)


====


Sorry.
We had some kind of a nudge here the other night now.
There's no place to put the fucking glass so I
I put it on the floor.
Do you want to get the fucking ... cause it costs so fucking much.
There's a lunatic out there he comes after the show,
says I want to talk to that fucking Reed man
why did he throw a cup at his roadie.
Five cops and he hits a cop.
Hey and he had his brother here right and he punches a cop.
I want to talk to Lou about the ...
so next time you're wondering.
And I don't live that far from here...

What.
Surprised you...
It's not my fault man.

Twenty thousand years man come on...
I'd sworn to have a choir here for a week...
And if yo don't get that you get the play...
two hours for fourtythousand animals throwing beercans at you...
oh but that's rock n' roll
bullshit. Not behind my back


"Walk On The Wild Side"


We know the rhythm come on
Eight measures
Don't you show any passion
You show any emotion I fire you

I am not sure that we did this song all week.
It's not that I don't want to play your favourites just,
there's so many favourites to choose. So.
But ... I
I was so sick of that song.
I don't get sick of my own songs I like my own songs.
There's so we haven't done in a while.
That's only do it tonight.
Not because I like you because now I'm not bored with it.
Everybody gets bored with somebody sometimes.
But me, I'm lonely.
Me and my several selves discussed it that night.
Lou number one, Lou, Lou number five.
Hallo, you again reformer mea culpa. Hah.

Holly came from Miami F.L.A.

I have no attitude without a cigarette.
I rather have ... than be a faggot so.
That was an .... remark coming from me.
Like going to bed with a... it's out of style.
What's in style. Nothing is in style man...

Saturday night man what do you want.
Aha. ... to Lou Reed.
I do Lou Reed better than anybody.
I thought you deny...
I have not the attitude to kill every person in Jersey.
Ask him...

Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way all way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved his leg and then he was a she

She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side

Would you like to know how.....
so I call you tomorrow.
That's an ...
believe it or not
the first time I quit rock n' roll because of too many bosses.
I could not afford my lawyers.
I still can't right now... government as partners.
Fantastic I got to go...
go in a night club...
let's play guitar,
hi Bruce.
Springsteen is alright by the way.
Get my seal proof.
I think he's groovy.
You know it's the way the critics turned on him
like after they were on him right.
When he needed them they went there in no time.
Critics.
What is Robert ... doing bad.
You know it's the...
man ain't no ... 
... our consumers gotta rock... I checked the fucking liner notes.
I started studying rock n' roll.
I can't believe it.
I studied...
... you know how heavy it is to...
he says you're intelligent.
Fuck you
I don't need you to tell me that I'm good.
Mr. Reed.
You know they say oh man ...Mr. Reed.
Fuck you.
The doorman would kiss me...
He the writer studies at Harvard...
Awkward.
... And that's the critic for the New York Times
that makes him brakes the best rock bands
at a very heavy and intelligent.
Notice that there are no coloured rock groups.
Certainly not in the New York...
He wouldn't go there man he comes to the CBGB's...
don't touch me man.
And he's a big dude. .... ....
Nice little boxes B plus.
You imagine you work for a fucking year
and you got a B plus from an asshole...
and you don't gotta take the shit.
You gotta talk to the fucking journalists.
And they get it for free. And the best seat.
.... said there's no thing we can do about it.
The club owners want a good review.
So you get the assholes right in front.
... you got some coke.
Oh what.
Anyway.
I know you're not interested in my problems.
You don't mind.

Candy came from out ...on Long Island
This is true this true believe me.
Oh wow was that true
in the backroom she's everybody's darling
....
And when she was given the greatest head
Even when she gave you the greatest head
there's nothing that Candy ever said but
Hey babe why don't you

Come on take a walk on the wild side
I really miss Candy ....
... silicon tit and I'm supposed to be...
I don't fucking do that
I mean I had health education don't put plastic in your fucking tit.
You got no heart, man. I own a heart for fourtythousand assholes.
But I got none for you. For real.
You're almost as boring as you look. Thanks.
You look like a democrat, wanna go to bed.

Hey Little Joe
Little Joe was an idiot, I don't know if any of you know that.
But here is this guy like him,
you talk to him for two measures and he has an IQ of twelve.
So like he goes - he's the only guy...
to be a movie star, it's not happening.
I mean everybody is ready go to bed with a ... OK
...barely ...undress...but it's not like that.
....
....
....
I make a Warhol film.
But you can't do that anymore man.
Candy has taken himself away from us.
And he's right now I know why he did it.
So Drella if you're there,
I'm very glad that you're around.
But man how can how.
Catherine you're there.
He went to see...
What does she do...
Late show ....
.... tries to punch him in the stomach....
Pathetic you know.
Come on man. What. You got me kidding. So many step on me man.
Go write a bible.
Anyway interesting people like Sugar Plum Fairy hit the street

Sugar Plum Fairy.
I personally love Sugar Plum Fairy.
It's terrible right.
A real terror.
She's ... from New York and corrected D... Parkers prose.
For those of you who still read.
What is...
Anyway
she makes her living writing things for the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Five cents a word....
she, Michael,
she was doing the flower section in Africa.
Delilah's... what's the word that makes this thing interesting.
We call it tiny malice.
.... oh man.
Two drinks and she ... out.
I feel ... her, like ... cigarettes on thanksgiving.
Just cause she was ... 
She wouldn't come to see me if I was dying.

Jackie
Jackie ... his revelations.
... play... ridiculous.
Ah. Started that whole thing,
I think the Rocky Horror shit and all that bullshit.
Oh man.
Don't you know I guess you don't.
It's not your fault.
It's the journalists,
those fucking journalists why don't you shoot those journalists.
You don't need those assholes,
why do you let them come in here free.
Why don't you bitch or something.
Go to another club. Yeah.
I don't believe you take the shit.
Anyway.
I will run for office next week.
And I wouldn't ...for me on a prayer.
I am not trustworthy.
Jackie and I know

She is just speeding away
Thought like me Hey I'm Jimmy Dean for a day

But you know that she had to crash
And some valium wouldn't have helped that dash
.... take... for a headache.
Eight dollars in Ohio right.
Here it's like fifty...
unless you go to Chinatown they bite your nose off
....
And then the coloured girls they work over.
Guess what they say

Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo

Wait wait,
I was gonna tell you how I came to write a song
called Walk On The Wild Side.
I did not think of it myself. Right.
That's how I got on it.
I had walked out
just when I made an album called Loaded for ....that's right.
Cause I saw it coming. I said Oh oh. Get lost. So I walked. Right.
Cause we......
so I became a typist for my old man. Forty dollars a week. Stupid.
I said yeah...but I don't want a company. You know. I had two jobs.
Once a guy on ...beach you know the stick with the pin.
Lastet one day.
... orange peel down here.
Trash, I said You gotta be kidding man
I got a stick with a pin on it.
So they put me in the pool area.
The guy who walks around
when you put your stuff like in the fucking ...
and they say If you ...
we throw it in the water.
That was an afternoon.
.... Wow I was shocked,
I was taken aback and then he saw.
So the guys who did the Threepennyopera this is all true.
Call me up they said.
We think you're a very literate rock n' roll person.
And after a day
we think you're the person that could
take Nelson Algren's book Walk On The Wild Side
and do like a musical thing for off-Broadway.
I said You gotta be kidding ..cripples in a ghetto, man.
What do you have in mind.
They said Oh but you know.
Very serious intense ... like grey hair ...
Park Avenue... oh well I'm not.. I'm a fucking typist at this point.
You gotta understand man.
People say oh Lou you're ...
I got forty dollars a week you gotta be kidding.
These assholes wanna treat me for a book that's about cripples.
I'm the best ... person to write a book about cripples in music.
Kill yourselves man.
It's better to be a garage mechanic I think.
As long as I keep thinking that I you know.
What if it wasn't true.
.... Hey schmuck.
It was really groovy all the time being a garage mechanic... oh wow.
... cause you would not listen.
...
So they say Go buy a paperback version,
they didn't give me a version.
Alright. I said it's abridged. Oh a movie with Jane Fonda.
I said Now you got it.
I like to look at Jane Fonda ...
.... I don't relate.
Backwards I don't relate.
... So I read this fucking book
and they say Will you make an X where you think the song should go.
Haha.

The cripple goes to bed. Oh yeah yeah cripple cripple.
I got ... it became a challenge.
Why don't I write the theme so I call it Walk On The Wild Side.
Oh boy Walk On The Wild Side, smart.
So I had a great time with... this stupid fucking book man.
Everybody said The guy's brilliant.
I said He's from Chicago.
... Oh
So anyway then they got Mahagony that that play that flopped.
Diana Ross getting,
Diana Ross by the way is great, as a person.
Shares many a good record at a time....
...
so anyway I had a great title
and nothing else and then they fired me. Haha.

I mean they did it very gently, they let me down easily.
They said Lou man we've got a chance to produce Mahagony....
I said Oh wow am I crushed.
Ha. ...break a leg.
... go get man advance the... Haha.
Bruce you gotta believe me man, these... people exist.
...
because assholes like Robert .. ...
and I wouldn't go in the first place.
But there I was writing this song for these assholes.
Anyway so then
I had a great time I figured
I will save this title for the day I decide to ... the world.
...
So I did then.


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In the transciptions are a few (little) gaps left,
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"Walk On The Wild Side"
(_Live_Take_No_Prisoners)


We know the rhythm, come on, eight measures of them
Don't you show any passion
You can show an emotion like a fireman
I'm not sure that we did this song all way,
like, it's not that I don't want to play your favourites,
it's just, there are so many favourites to choose from
The thing is: I, I was so sick of that song,
I don't get sick of my own songs, I like my own songs,...,
so we haven't done it in a while but, only doing tonight 
and not because I like you, because now I'm not bored with it
Everybody gets whit somebody sometimes, except me, I'm lonely
Me and my several selfs discussing at night:
Lou number one, Lou, Lou number five
Hello, is that you again reformer? Me a .... huh
Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
I had no attitude without a cigarette
I ride out cancer to be afraid of us
That wasn't a hint, I gave a remark,
coming from me, that's a compliment
Like going to bed with a brontosaurus, man, it's out of style
What is in style? Nothing is in style, man
Have you got news or not here? Why not: 'cause there's nothing
Saturdaynight man, what are you mourning
Ahaa, what returns Lou Reed before your very eyes, ah?
I do Lou Reed better than anybody, I thought I get in on it
I'm not attituded to kill every person in church
Ask them if they say eh eh
Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
hitch-hiked, hitch-hiked, oohh baby, across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
shaved his legs and he was a she
and it makes sense, you better take a walk on the wild side
Nothing to do baby what do you think I'm for on the wild side
Would you like to know how this song got written?
I know you've been dying to ask us
It sounds like Holly was born, that's an ....
Believe it or not: the first time I quit
Rock 'n roll because of too many lawsuits
It was like I could not affort my lawyers
I still can't, but now I got the goverment and it's partners
Fantastic, I get the goverment, like a week, you know,
in Puorto Rico, in a nice hotel,
and what did they play about assholes
I just play guitar
Hi Bruce
Springsteen is allright by the way
He gets my seal proved, I think he is proven
You know it's the way the critics turn on him,
like after they were on him, right?
When he needed them, they weren't there at any time
Critics: what is Robert Cristel(?) doing in bed?
You know, is he a toe fucker?
Man, ain't no retender, assume this guy to rock, what a moron
I consume this guy is rock, man, I object to the fucking liner notes
He's not studying rock 'n roll, I can't believe ...... man
I study buying me a Robert Cristel, trying to rob on him, wauw
You know how heavy it is to get reviewed by Rockwell
and he says you're intelligent, fuck you
I don't need you to tell me that I am good
Mister Reed,
you know, you say ooh man I'm just some kind of a maniac
Like in the New York Times said Mister Reed, fuck you
If you're going there then we kiss our ass now I don't give a jack
He writes and studies at Harvard though, my luck
Petite said: I quit, I thought you can't do that Nick
And that is the critic for the New York Times,
that makes and breaks the best rock bands,
that are very heavy and intelligence
Notice that there are no coloured rock groups?
certainly not in the New York writer John Roberts,
he wouldn't go there, man, he comes in CBG's for an avant-garde,
don't touch me man, and he's a big dude, someony should say:
John, don't be afraid, Cristel is like an ..... retented
Nice little boxing to B plus
You image working for a fucking year,
and you get a B plus from an asshole in the village voice?
And you don't got to take that shit,
you don't have to talk to the fucking journalists
And then get it for free in the best seats
In case you're interesting:
and there's no way we can do anything about it
The clubowners want the good review
So you get the asshole, right up front, but bored he's gone
When is this shit over, Marty, you got some coke?
Oh boy, anyway,
I know you're not interested in my problems, even mine
Candy came from out on nicer people on the island
This is true, this is true, believe me, oh why was that true
In the backroom she's everybody's darling,
went to a bar with her, ....  ... ....
And when she was giving the greatest yet,
even when she gives you the greatest head,
there's was nothing that Candy ever said but,
Hey babe, why don't you, come on take a walk on the wild side
I really miss Candy, and I even didn't know her that well
I'm such a scam artist
Bikini from a silicone tit, and I'm supposed to feel sorry?
Now don't fucking do that, don't you,
You know you have health education,
don't put plastic in your fucking tit
You got no heart: man, I don't have enough heart for 14.000 assholes
But I've got enough for you, oh really?
You're almost as boring as you look, thanks
You look like a democrat, wanna go to bed?
Hey Little Joe
Little Joe was an idiot, I don't know if any of you know that,
but, here's this guy, like it,
and you talk with him for two minutes,
you hear: he has an IQ of 12
So like he,
he's the only guy I know who went to Italy to be a moviestar,
and it is not happening,
I mean, everybody is ready to go to bed with him,
make him a star
He can't, he can't barely tie his shoes and dress,
and I know Einstein can't tie a shoe lately,
but it's not like that,
not even close man, you know he just said to what's his name
I say: Joe you're getting older, he says: I know
I make a Warhol thumb, but you can't do that anymore, man,
Andy has taken himself away from us,
and he's right, now I know why he did it
So, Drella, if you're there: I'm very glad that you're on out
But me and, how, how Catherine knew there,
he went to see Monique then, oohh
What did she do, sack?  Late show?
................. gorbedella is a what
And the nailor, yeah,
and the nailor at the party choise the punch in the stomach
is he ...... ice pathetic, you know
Come on man, say what?
You gotta be kiddin', somebody step on it man, go write a bible
Anyway, interesting people on the Sugar Plum Fairy, hit the street
Sugar Plum Fairy,
now the person who loves the Sugar Plum Fairy
is the terrible allright?
A real terror,
she's fired from the New Yorker
and corrected Dorothy Parkers proofs,
can you imaging
For those of you who still read: what a snotty remark, I know
Anyway,
she makes her living writing things for the Encyclopedia Brittanica
Five cents a word, like last time I saw her she, she,
Michael, she, she was doing the flower section in Africa
Dolites in Africa, yeah,
she said: what is the word that will make this thing interesting
We call her Tiny Malice, Dorothy Dean,
oh man, two drinks and she .... you out
I throw with dishes at her,
like filled with cigarettes on Thanksgiving
Just 'cause she was getting ready to say, mmmm
She wouldn't come to see me if I was dying
Jacky, Jacky curses, this is revalations
Remember that play, like, you know players are ridiculous?
Aahh, started that whole thing out at Rocky Horror shit
and all that bullshit
Oohh man, don't you know, and I guess you don't, it's not your fault
It's the journalists, those fucking journalists,
why don't we shoot those journalists
You don't need those assholes, why do you let them go in here free
Why don't you bitch or something, go to another club, yeah
I don't believe you take the shit
Anyway, I will run for office next week,
and I wouldn't vote for me on a prayer
I'm not trusted, but Jacky, and I know, she's just speeding away
Followed by me, hey I'm Jimmy Dean for a day, what, what
But you know that she had to crash
and some valium had helped that dash
What do I use now: Dolo..., right, ten grams for a headache
Eight, eight dollars in Ohio, right, here it is like fifteen par
Unless you go to Chinatown, they bite your nose off
Hey, you need some for pain?
And then the coloured girls, they walk over, guess what they said,
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
Wait baby,
I was gone tell you how I came to write a song
Go Walk on the Wild Side
I did not think of it myself
Right, that's how I got on this one
I had worked out,
just when I made an album called Loaded For Loaded,
yeah, that's right,
because I saw it coming,
and said oh oh, get lost, so I walked, right,
because we were gonna be very succesfull,
and there could be money there and
these are my rounds
So I became a typist for my old man,
forty dollars a week, he says stupid
I said yeah, but I understood I was smart:
I don't want the company man, you know
I have had two jobs, once with a guy in Johns Beach,
you know the stick with the pin
Lasted one day, a guy threw a orange peel down here in the trash ..
I say you gotta be kiddin' man, I got a stick with a pin in it
So he put me in the pool area, the guy who walks around
when you put your stuff, like in the fucking chair
And they say:
if you even go take the stuff with you, we throw it in the water
That was an afternoon,
I said: what do you say, can't you read the sign? I was one of them
Wauw, that was, I'm a shock,
I was at war, I was taken the back, and then he saw
So, the guys who did the free pennie outward, this is all true
Call me up, of all things they say:
we think you are a very literary rock 'n roll person,
and after Ray Davies
we think that you are the person that could take Nelson Aldridge
book Walk On The Wild Side
and do like a musical thing for old Broadway
I said, I said, you gotta be kiddin',
it's about crippes in the ghetto,
man, what are you, out of your mind?
They said: oh but,you know,
very serious intensive .... like .... , Park Avenue Prize
And I said: oh what, I'm not for,
I'm a fucking typist at this point,
you gotta understand man
People saying: oh Lou you're sorry,
I got forty dollars a week, you gotta be kiddin'
These assholes wanna treat me for a book that's about cripples?
I'm the best qualified person to write a book
about cripples in music?
Kill yourself man, that's better than be a garage mechanic, I think
As long as I keep thinking that, you know, and why, what's the truth
I keep saying the ... will appear in side, hee, smuck
It was realy groovy all the time
being that garage mechanic out nightclubs, aren't they, oh wauw
Why didn't you tap my on the shoulder oh,
because you wouldn't listen,
fair enough
So they give, they,
they say go buy a paperback version and gimmie gimmie a version
I said is it writ, oh the movie with Jane Fonda,
said then: now you got it
I like to look at Jane Fonda, don't wanna hear her
Now I don't even want ot look at her, you know
I don't like the senses of lesbian pictures
Look, I, I don't relay, you know, backwards I don't relay,
and facing front is hopeless
So I read this fucking book, and I,
they said:
will you make a X where you think the song should go, haha
The cripple goes to the bathroom, oh, oh yeah, cripple cripple
I, I got jammed for a few times, I had nothing to say to them
So then it became a challenge, so I figured,
why don't I write the theme song for Walk On The Wild Side,
I call it Walk On The Wild Side, that's smart
So I had a great time with nothing to write about,
this stupid fucking book,man
Everybody says the guy is brilliant, I said: he's from Chicago,
Saul Bellow, oh
So anyway, then they got Mahogony, that, that play that flopped
Diana Ross getting,
Diana Ross by the way is great, as a person,
she hasn't any good record at the time
Love Hangover is not
She says lo... that's more than you do
So anyway, I had a great title,
and nothing else, and then they fired me
I mean they did it really gently,
they looked down easily and they said:
Lou, man, we've got a chanche to produce Mahogony on Broadway
I said: ow wauw, am I crushed,
ha, break a leg, I read that book, go get them man, look
advance the theatre, haha,
Bruce, you got to believe me man, these, these people excist
Till the play ba...
because assholes like Robert Cristel said it was terrible,
and in this case it was
And I wouldn't go in the first place,
but there I was writing the song for these assholes
Anyway, so then, I had a great time writing, I figured
I save this title for the day I decide to solve the world
New .. .... so I did them


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Here's a trifling correction concerning Walk On The Wild Side,
the Take No Prisoners version.

"Robert Christel" should be "Robert Christgau" and
"Nelson Aldridge" should be "Nelson Algren".


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OK, here is the definitive version of Lou Reed's
Walk on the Wild Side from "Take No Prisoner's".
I sat for quite awhile,
but I corrected all the past errors that I had seen.
Hope this helps
and thank you so much for the best site on Lou on the web!!

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Sorry Micheal, We had some kind of a nut here the other night night.
There's no place to put the fucking glass so I
I put it on the floor
because I didn't want to get the fucking Yamaha Piano dirty
cause it costs so fucking much.
There's a lunatic out there he comes after the show,
says I want to talk to that fucking Reed man
why did he throw a cup at his roadie.
Five cops and he hits a cop. Can you imagine? What an asshole!
Hey and he had his brother here right and he punches a cop.
I want to talk to Lou about the ...answer to life
and why your booing me...
so next time you're wondering.
And I don't live that far from here...like I get out of the limo
and there'll be the dragon with the cape
and all your sins and then some
and I'll say, Yeah, but I'm not Catholic, Jack.
The umbrella man is on Riker's Island
and he's studying to be a dentist.
You remember him? With the cape?
(audience member yells out "LOU!" and he answers)

What?
Surprised ya, huh. What do you think this is? Question and Answer?
It's not my fault man.

Twenty thousand years of rock man come on...
I don't have anything to say
I just want it quiet, man, I've been here for a week.
You think that's an accomplishment?
I think it's a ...something you're sentenced to!
And if you don't get that, you get the pladium with dulcimer...
two hours for fourty thousand animals throwing beer cans at you...
oh but that's rock n' roll
bullshit. Not behind my back it ain't.


We know the rhythm, come on, eight measures of them
Don't you show any passion
You show an emotion I fire you!
I'm not sure that we did this song all week,
like, it's not that I don't want to play your favourites,
it's just, there are so many favourites to choose from (so)
The thing is: I, I was so sick of that song,
I don't get sick of my own songs, I like my own songs,...,
so we haven't done it in a while but, only doing tonight
and not because I like it, because now I'm not bored with it
Everybody gets bored with somebody sometimes, except me, I'm lonely
Me and my several selves discuss it at night:
Lou number one, Lou, Lou number five
Hello, is that you again reformer? Mea .Culpa... huh
Holly came from Miami F.L.A. Oh man, sorry.
I have no attitude without a cigarette
I'd rather have cancer than be a fag
That wasn't an anti-gay remark
coming from me, that's a compliment
It's Like going to bed with a brontosaurus, man, it's out of style
What is in style? Nothing is in style, man
Have you gotten into nothing? Why not: 'cause there's nothing
Saturday night man, what do you want?
Ahaa, Watch me turn into Lou Reed before your very eyes, ah?
I do Lou Reed better than anybody, I thought I get in on it
Enough attitude to kill every person in Jersey
Ask them in Passaic
Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
hitch-hiked, hitch-hiked, oohh baby, across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
shaved his legs and he was a she
and it makes sense, you better take a walk on the wild side
Nothing to do baby what do you think I'm for on the wild side

Would you like to know how this song got written?
I know you've been dying to ask us
That sound like Hollywood to you Mark?, that's an inside joke ....
Believe it or not: the first time I quit
Rock 'n roll because of too many lawsuits
It was like I could not afford my lawyers
I still can't, but now I got the government as partners
Fantastic, I get the government, like a week, you know,
in Puerto Rico, in a nice hotel,
It's like what are you complaining about assholes
I just play guitar
Hi Bruce
Springsteen is allright by the way
He gets my seal of approval, I think he's groovy
You notice the way the critics turned on him,
like after they were on him, right?
When he needed them, they weren't there at any time
Critics: what is Robert Christgau do in bed?
You know, is he a toe fucker?
Man, anal retentive, "a consumer's guide to rock?!?", what a moron
a consumer's guide to rock, man, I object to the fucking liner notes
He's starts studying rock 'n roll,
I can't believe .....Baroche rock. man
A study by me a Robert Christgau, And John Rockwell, man, wauw
You know how heavy it is to get reviewed by Rockwell
and he says you're intelligent, fuck you
I don't need you to tell me that I am good
Mister Reed,
you know, you say ooh man I'm just some kind of a maniac
Like in the New York Times said Mister Reed, fuck you
Your doorman wouldn't kiss my ass now I don't give a jack
He, right, he studies at Harvard though, monologue
But dig this: Opera. He's a fucking opera guy!
And that is the critic for the New York Times,
that makes and breaks the best rock bands,
that are very heavy and intelligence
Notice that there are no coloured rock groups?
certainly not in the New York Times with John Rockwell,
he wouldn't go there, man, he comes to CBGB's with an armed guard,
don't touch me man, and he's a big dude, someony should say:
John, don't be afraid, Christgau is like an anal retentive
Nice little box and a B plus
CanYou image working for a fucking year,
and you get a B plus from an asshole in the village voice?
And you don't got to take that shit,
you don't have to talk to the fucking journalists
And they get it for free and the best seats
In case you're interesting:
and there's no way we can do anything about it
The club owners want the good review
So you get the asshole, right up front, but bored he's gone
When is this shit over, Marty, you got some coke?
Oh boy, anyway,
I know you're not interested in my problems, neither am I
Candy came from out on Massapequa, Long island
This is true, this is true, believe me, oh wow was that true
In the backroom she's everybody's darling,
went to a bar called The Hayloft in Baldwin .... ... ....
And when she was giving the greatest head,
even when she gives you the greatest head,
there's was nothing that Candy ever said but,
Hey babe, why don't you, come on take a walk on the wild side
I really miss Candy, and I even didn't know her that well
I'm such a scam artist
Leukemia from a silicone tit, and I'm supposed to feel sorry?
Now don't fucking do that, don't you,
You know you have health education,
don't put plastic in your fucking tit
You got no heart: man, I don't have enough heart for 14.000 assholes
But I've got enough for you, oh really?
You're almost as boring as you look, thanks
You look like a democrat, wanna go to bed?
Hey Little Joe
Little Joe was an idiot, I don't know if any of you know that,
but, here's this guy, like it,
and you talk with him for two minutes,
you hear: he has an IQ of 12
So like he,
he's the only guy I know who went to Italy to be a moviestar,
and it is not happening,
I mean, everybody is ready to go to bed with him,
make him a star
He can't, he can't barely tie his shoes and dress,
and I know Einstein can't tie his shoe laces,
but it's not like that,
not even close man, you know he just sits and wants a name
I say: Joe you're getting older, he says: I know
I'll make a Warhol film, but you can't do that anymore, man,
Andy has taken himself away from us,
and he's right, now I know why he did it
So, Drella, if you're there: I'm very glad that you're around
But me and, how, how Catherine you're there,
he went to see Mamie Van Doren
What did she do, sag? Late show?
Mamie Von Doren, she has Gore Vidal as a what? Him and Mailer.
And the Mailer, yeah,
I met Mailer at a party and he tries to punch you in the stomach
To see how tough you are ...... he's pathetic, you know
Come on man, say what?
You gotta be kiddin', somebody step on it man, go write a bible
Anyway, interesting people like the Sugar Plum Fairy, hit the street
Sugar Plum Fairy,
now the person who loves the Sugar Plum Fairy
is the terrible right?
A real terror,
she's fired from the New Yorker
for correcting Dorothy Parkers prose,
can you imagine
For those of you who still read: what a snotty remark, I know
Anyway,
she makes her living writing things for the Encyclopedia Brittanica
Five cents a word, like last time I saw her she, she,
Michael, she, she was doing the flower section in Africa
Delilah's Nabula, yeah,
she said: what is the word that will make this thing interesting
We call her Tiny Malice, Dorothy Dean,
oh man, two drinks and she lays this dude out
I throw a dish at her,
like filled with cigarettes on Thanksgiving
Just 'cause she was getting ready to say, mmmm
She wouldn't come to see me if I was dying
Jackie, Jackie Curtis, this is revalations
Remember that play, like, you know that play that was so ridiculous?
Aahh, started that whole thing now you got that Rocky Horror shit
and all that bullshit
Oohh man, don't you know, and I guess you don't, it's not your fault
It's the journalists, those fucking journalists,
why don't we shoot those journalists
You don't need those assholes, why do you let them go in here free
Why don't you bitch or something, go to another club, yeah
I don't believe you take this shit
Anyway, I will run for office next week,
and I wouldn't vote for me on a prayer
I'm not trustworthy, Jacky, and I know, she's just speeding away
Though like me, hey I'm Jimmy D for a day, what, what
But you know that she had to crash
and some valium had helped that bash
What do I use now: Dilaudid..., right, ten grains for a headache
Eight, eight dollars in Ohio, right, here it is like fifty-five
Unless you go to Chinatown, they bite your nose off
Hey, you need somethinh for pain?
And then the coloured girls, they walk over, guess what they said,
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
Wait baby,
I was gone tell you how I came to write a song
Called Walk on the Wild Side
I did not think of it myself
Right, that's how I got on this one
I had worked out,
just when I made an album called Loaded For Loaded with hits,
yeah, that's right,
because I saw it coming,
and said oh oh, get lost, so I walked, right,
because we were gonna be very succesfull,
and there could be money there and it's tyranic
So I became a typist for my old man,
forty dollars a week, he says stupid
I said yeah, but I understood I was smart:
I don't want the company man, you know
I have had two jobs, one's with a guy in Jones Beach,
you know the stick with the pin
Lasted one day, a guy threw a orange peel down here in the trash ..
I say you gotta be kiddin' man, I got a stick with a pin in it
So he put me in the pool area, the guy who walks around
when you put your stuff, like in the fucking chair
And they say:
if you leave, and don't take the stuff with you,
we throw it in the water
That was an afternoon,
I said: what do you say, can't you read the sign? I was one of them
Wauw, that was, I'm a shock,
I was appalled, I was taken the back, and then he saw
So, the guys who did the Three Penny Opera, this is all true
Call me up, of all things they say:
we think you are a very literary rock 'n roll person,
and after Ray Davies
we think that you are the person that could take Nelson Algren's
book Walk On The Wild Side
and do like a musical thing for off-Broadway
I said, I said, you gotta be kiddin',
it's about cripples in the ghetto,
man, what are you, out of your mind?
They said: oh but,you know,
very serious intense hippies like,
40-ish grey haired, Italian, ,like,
Park Avenue apartment
And I said: oh what, I'm not for,
I'm a fucking typist at this point,
you gotta understand man
People saying: oh Lou you're so nice,
I got forty dollars a week, you gotta be kiddin'
These assholes wanna treat me for a book that's about cripples?
I'm the best qualified person to write a book
about cripples in music?
Kill yourself man, that's better than be a garage mechanic, I think
As long as I keep thinking that, you know, and why, what's the truth
I keep saying the Genie will appear and say: "hey, schmuck!
It was really groovy all the time
being that garage mechanic out in Islip", and I'll say "Oh, wow"
Why didn't you tap my on the shoulder earlier,
because you wouldn't have listened,
fair enough
So they give, they,
they say go buy a paperback version,
they didn't even give me a version
I said is it abridged?, oh the movie with Jane Fonda,
said then: now you got it
I like to look at Jane Fonda, don't wanna hear her
Now I don't even want ot look at her, you know
I don't like sensitive lesbian pictures
Look, I, I don't relate, you know, backwards I don't relate,
and facing front is hopeless
So I read this fucking book, and I,
they said:
will you make a X where you think the song should go, haha
The cripple goes to the bathroom, oh, oh yeah, cripple cripple
I, I got jammed for a few times, I had nothing to say to them
So then it became a challenge, so I figured,
why don't I write the theme song for Walk On The Wild Side,
I call it Walk On The Wild Side, that's smart
So I had a great title with nothing to write about,
this stupid fucking book, man
Everybody says the guy is brilliant, I said: he's from Chicago,
Saul Bellow, oh
So anyway, then they got Mahogony, that, that play that flopped
Diana Ross getting,
Diana Ross by the way is great, as a person,
she hasn't made a good record in a time
Love Hangover is not
She says hello to me, that's more than you do
So anyway, I had a great title,
and nothing else, and then they fired me
I mean they did it really gently,
they looked down easily and they said:
Lou, man, we've got a chance to produce Mahogony off Broadway
I said: ow wauw, am I crushed,
ha, break a leg, I read that in the book, go get them man, look
advance the theatre, haha,
Bruce, you got to believe me man, these, these people exist
Till the play bombed
because assholes like Robert Christgau said it was terrible,
and in this case it was
And I wouldn't go on in the first place,
but there I was writing the song for these assholes
Anyway, so then, I had a great title and, I figured
I save this title for the day I decide to assault the world
You yawn .. .... so I did some.


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thanks: Jens Krabbe (jkrabbe@csc.com)
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I did spot a possible mistake:

Walk on the Wild Side:
"... shaved her legs and then he was a she... " on
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/tabs/walk_on_the_wild_side.html


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thanks: Brad Saltzberg (bcsaltzberg@shaw.ca)
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you have:

"Holly came from Miami F.L.A.

I have no attitude without a cigarette.
I rather have ... than be a faggot so.
That was an .... remark coming from me.
Like going to bed with a... it's out of style.
What's in style. Nothing is in style man..."


I believe it says:

"I have no attitude without a cigarette
I'd rather have cancer than be a faggot
That wasn't an anti-gay remark coming from me
It's like going to bed with a Brontosaurus-it's outta style
What's in style? Nothing is in style, man"


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http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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