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"What Goes On"
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album _The Velvet Underground_
(The Velvet Underground, 1969)

written by Lou Reed
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        What goes on here in your mind
        I think that I am falling down
        What goes on here in your mind
        I think that I am upside down

        Lady be good and do what you should
        you know it'll work alright
        Lady be good and do what you should
        you know it'll be alright

        I'm going up and I'm going down
        I'm gonna fly from side to side
        See the bells up in the sky
        somebody's cut the string in two

        Lady be good and do what you should
        you know it'll work alright
        Lady be good and do what you should
        you know it'll be alright

        One minute one, one minute two
        one minute up and one minute down
        What goes on here in your mind
        I think that I am falling down

        Lady be good and do what you should
        you know it'll work alright
        Lady be good and do what you should
        you know it'll be alright



* 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   {E}{E}           (What goes -)

        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}   (- on here in your mind ...)
        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}   (- on here in your mind ...)

        {B}{A}{E}{E}     (- good and do what you should ...)
        {B}{A}{E}{E}     (- good and do what you should ...)

        ...

guitar  {E}{E}{D/A}{E}
        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}
        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}     (One minute -)

        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}   (- one, one minute two ...)
        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}   - on here in your mind ...)

        {B}{A}{E}{E}     (- good and do what you should ...)
        {B}{A}{E}{E}     (- good and do what you should ...)

organ   {E}{E}{D/A}{E}
        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}
        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}

        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}
        {E}{E}{D/A}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}
        {B}{A}{E}{E}
        ... repeat and fade out




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

     -     on    here   in   your   mind              I think that -
      {E}                           {E}
*1d ---------------------------------------------------------------
*2A --x-x-x--9--x-7-x-7-7--7h9-x-x---x-x-x--9--x-7-x-7-7--7h9-x-x--
*3F --x-x-x--9--x-7-x-7-7--7h9-x-x---x-x-x--9--x-7-x-7-7--7h9-x-x--
*4C --x-x-x--9--x-7-x-7-7--7h9-x-x---x-x-x--9--x-7-x-7-7--7h9-x-x--
*5G --x-x-x--7--x-7-x-7-7--7---x-x---x-x-x--7--x-7-x-7-7--7---x-x--
*6D --0-0-0--------------------0-0---0-0-0--------------------0-0--

- I am falling down                                    What goes -
 {D          / A}             {E}
--2--2--2----------------------------------------------------
--3--3--3------0h2-2-2---2-----x-x-x--9--x-7-x-7-7--7h9-x-x--
--2--2--2------2---2-2---2-----x-x-x--9--x-7-x-7-7--7h9-x-x--   ...
--0--0--0------2---2-2---2-----x-x-x--9--x-7-x-7-7--7h9-x-x--
---------------0---0-0---0-----x-x-x--7--x-7-x-7-7--7---x-x--
-------------------------------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




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

         9  10  11  12  13
*1d -|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|-
*2A -|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-
*3F -|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-
*4C -|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|-
*5G -|---|---|---|---|---|-
*6D -|---|---|---|---|---|-




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* chords for standard-tuning



intro   {D}{D}           (What goes -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- on here in your mind ...)
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- on here in your mind ...)

        {A}{G}{D}{D}     (- good and do what you should ...)
        {A}{G}{D}{D}     (- good and do what you should ...)

        ...

guitar  {D}{D}{C/G}{D}
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}
        {A}{G}{D}{D}
        {A}{G}{D}{D}

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}
        {A}{G}{D}{D}
        {A}{G}{D}{D}     (One minute -)

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- one, one minute two ...)
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}   (- on here in your mind ...)

        {A}{G}{D}{D}     (- good and do what you should ...)
        {A}{G}{D}{D}     (- good and do what you should ...)

organ   {D}{D}{C/G}{D}
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}
        {A}{G}{D}{D}
        {A}{G}{D}{D}

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}
        {A}{G}{D}{D}
        {A}{G}{D}{D}

        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}
        {D}{D}{C/G}{D}
        {A}{G}{D}{D}
        {A}{G}{D}{D}
        ... repeat and fade out







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"What Goes On"
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album _1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed_
(The Velvet Underground, 1974)

Nov 1969
San Francisco, California
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        What goes on here in your mind
        I think that I am falling down
        What goes on here in your mind
        I think that I am upside down

        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll be alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright

        I'm going up, I'm going down
        I'm gonna fly from side to side
        See the bells up in the sky
        somebody's cut the string in two

        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll be alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright
        lady be good

        One minute one, one minute two
        one minute up and one minute down
        What goes on in your mind
        I think that I am upside down

        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll be alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright



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







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"What Goes On"
(live)
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box set _Peel Slowly And See_
(The Velvet Underground, 1995)

Oct 02, 1968
La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio
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        What goes on here in your mind
        I feel like I am falling down
        What goes on, now babe, here in your mind
        I feel like I am going down

        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright

        I'm going up, I'm going down
        I'm gonna fly from side to side
        I'm gonna .....
        I'm gonna .....

        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright

        I'm going up, I'm going down
        I'm gonna fly from side to side
        .......
        I'm gonna makin' down ......

        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright



* chords: same as _The Velvet Underground_ version.
They played using down-tuning
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)
* or a half-tone down ??? I'm not sure the pitch.
anyway, play key in E



* guitar solo: scales and tabs
(all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

main melody ({E}{E}{D/A}{E} part)
         9  10  11  12
*1d -|-o-|---|---|-o-|-
*2A -|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|-
*3F -|-o-|---|-o-|---|-
*4C -|---|---|-o-|---|-
*5G -|---|---|---|---|-
*6D -|---|---|---|---|-




(example)

    ...    E}
*1d ---------
*2A --9--10--
*3F ---------
*4C ---------
*5G ---------
*6D ---------

 {E}         {E}              {D           / A } {E}
-------9---------12v--9----------------------------------------
--12-----12--9----------12-9----------------------9-----9--10--
------------------------------11b13r11-9-----9-9---------------  ...
-----------------------------------------11--------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------




{B} part

         7   8   9   10
*1d -|-o-|---|---|---|-
*2A -|-o-|---|---|---|-
*3F -|-o-|-o-|---|---|-
*4C -|---|---|---|---|-
*5G -|---|---|---|---|-
*6D -|---|---|---|---|-




{A} part

         5   6   7   8
*1d -|-o-|---|-o-|---|-
*2A -|-o-|---|---|---|-
*3F -|-o-|-o-|-o-|---|-
*4C -|---|---|---|---|-
*5G -|---|---|---|---|-
*6D -|---|---|---|---|-




(example)

    ...   E} {B}                    {A}
*1d ----------7---7...---------------5------7--5---
*2A -----------------------------------------------
*3F ------7/8---8...-------------5/6-----6--7--6---   ...
*4C -----------------------------------------------
*5G -----------------------------------------------
*6D -----------------------------------------------



*** please note ***

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




ad-lib ({E}{E}{D/A}{E} part)
        12  13  14  15
*1d -|-o-|---|---|-o-|-
*2A -|-o-|---|---|-o-|-
*3F -|-o-|---|-o-|---|-
*4C -|-o-|---|-o-|---|-
*5G -|---|---|---|---|-
*6D -|---|---|---|---|-

and random play on high-position, feedback, random noise
...etc...etc....







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"What Goes On"
(The Family Dog, San Francisco, 11-8-69)
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box set _Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes_
(The Velvet Underground, 2001)

Nov 08, 1969
The Family Dog, San Francisco, California
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        What goes on here in your mind
        I think that I am upside down
        What goes on here in your mind
        I think that I am falling down

        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright

        I'm going up, I'm going down
        I'm gonna fly from side to side
        See the bells up in the sky
        ah, somebody's cut the string in two

        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll be alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright

        One minute one, one minute two
        one minute up and one minute down
        What goes on in your mind
        I think that I am upside down

        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll be alright
        Lady be good, do what you should
        you know it'll work alright



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







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"What Goes On" /
"Follow The Leader"
(medley)
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rehearsal
(Lou Reed, 1971)

1971
Richard Robinson's apartment, NYC
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* see "follow_the_leader.html"




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thanks: Tim (Tim@snsys.com)
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Your site doesn't have the solo for What Goes On
by the Velvet Underground,
so here is my attempt at it.
I didn't realise it was sposed to be downtuned
so I have done it in Standard Tuning.
If downtuned, simply play the same thing 2 frets higher!

This was done by listening to the live version from the Box Set.

The version on the record
is lots of takes of the same solo mixed together.


I'm doing this from memory, so it may be a bit wrong.

 {D}                          {C}
e-------------------5------------------------
B-------5--5-7-5-------7-5----5-3-5br-3--3---
G-6--7-----------6---------6-----------------

 {D}                          {C}         {D}
e--------------------5--------------------5--
B-------5--5-7-5-------7-5----5-3----3-3-----
G-6--7-----------6---------6-----4-4---------

 {A}         {G}           {D} 
e-----5---5------3---3-----5-
B-------5----------3---3----- (x2)
G-5h7--------3h5-------------


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