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"Women"
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album _The Blue Mask_
(Lou Reed, 1982)

written by Lou Reed
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        I love women, I think they're great
        they're a solace to the world in a terrible state
        They're a blessing to the eyes, a balm to the soul
        what a nightmare to have no women in the world

        I love women
        I love women
        I love women
        we all love women

        I used to look at women in the magazines
        I know that it was sexist, but I was in my teens
        I was very bitter, all my sex was on the sly
        I couldn't keep my hands off women, and I won't till I die

        I love women
        oh, I love women
        we love women
        we all love women

        A woman's love can lift you up, and women can inspire
        I feel like buying flowers and hiring a celestial choir
        A choir of castratis to serenade my love
        they'd sing a little Bach for us and then we'd make love

        I love women
        I love women
        We all love women
        we love women



* Lou Reed (right channel): standard-tuning



intro   * see tab below

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

verse   {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}         (I love women, I think they ...)
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/           (They're a blessing to the ...)

chorus  {G/Em}                   (I love -)
        {D}{D/G.Em}{D}{D/G.Em}   (- women, I love women, I love -)
        {D}{D/G.Em}{D}{D}        (- women, we all love women)

        ....

coda    {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}
        {G}{G/D}{G}{G/D}




* intro (standard-tuning)

 1e --14---12^----------17---17-------0--14-------14----------
 2B --15---12^----------15---15----15----15-----15------------
 3G ---0----0--------------0----0--16----14---14--------------
 4D ----------------------------------------------------12^---
 5A ----------------------------------------------------------
 6E ----------------------------------------------------------

--14-14----14---12^-0-----------0--0-----0---14----------
--15-15-15-15---12^------------15-15/17-17---15----------
--------14-------0-------------16-16/18-18---14----------
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--17-17-17-17------12^----------0--0---0---14------------
--15-15-15-15---12^------------15-15--15---15------------
--14----14-14----0-------------16-16--16---14------------
---------------------------------------------------------
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--17--17----17---12^-0----------0----0-------------------
--15--15----15---12^-----------15---17---7^--------------
--14-----14-------0------------16---18---7^--------------
-----------------------------------------7^--------------
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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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* Robert Quine (left 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)



intro   * see the tab on Lou's section

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

verse   {A}{A/E}{A}{A/E}           (I love women, I think they ...)
        {A}{A/E}{A}{A/             (They're a blessing to the ...)

chorus  {A/F#m}                    (I love -)
        {E}{E/A.F#m}{E}{E/A.F#m}   (- women, I love women, I love -)
        {E}{E/A.F#m}{E}{E}         (- women, we all love women)

        ....

coda    {A}{A/E}{A}{A/E}
        {A}{A/E}{A}{A/E}
        {A}{A/E}{A}{A/E}
        {A}{A/E}{A}{A/E}
        ... repeat




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

     I used to look at women in the magazines ...
     {A}            {A      /      E}
*1d --------0-----0------0-----0---------
*2A --x-5/7---7\5----5/7---7\5---5-7--x--
*3F --x-6/8---8\6----6/8---8\6---6-8--x--   ...
*4C -------------------------------------
*5G -------------------------------------
*6D -------------------------------------




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

      I       love   -
     {A   /   F#m}
*1d ------------------
*2A ------------------
*3F ------------------
*4C ------------------
*5G ------------------
*6D ------------------

- women                       I    love  -
 {E}               {E        /A   .F#m}
----0------0-----0------0-----7/9--9--\--
------0------0----------------5/7--7--\--
--------1------1----1--------------------   ...
--2--------------------------------------
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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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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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