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"Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams"
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album _Chelsea Girl_
(Nico, 1967)

written by Lou Reed

Lou Reed: guitar
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        Wrap your troubles in dreams
        send them all away
        Put them in a bottle and
        across the seas they'll stay

        Speak not of misfortune
        speak not of your woes
        Just steel yourself for holy death
        crouching by the door

        Writhe and sway to music's pain
        searing with asides
        Caress death with a lover's touch
        for it shall be your bride

        Wrap your troubles in dreams
        send them all away
        Put them in a bottle
        and across the seas they'll stay

        Slash the golden whip it snaps
        across the lovers' sides
        The earth trembles without remorse
        preparing for to die

        Salty ocean waves and sprays
        come crashing to the shore
        Bullies kick and kill young loves
        down on barroom floors

        Wrap your troubles in dreams
        send them all away
        Put them in a bottle
        and across the seas they'll stay

        Violence echoes through the land
        and heart of every man
        The knife stabs existent wounds
        pus runs through matted hair

        The gleaming knife cuts early
        through the midnight air
        Cutting entrails in its path
        blood runs without care

        Excrements filters through the brain
        hatred bends the spine
        Filth covers the body pores
        to be cleansed by dying time

        Wrap your troubles in dreams
        send them all away
        Put them in a bottle
        and across the seas they'll stay



intro   {Em/Am.C}{D}{Em/Am.C}{D}

        {Em/Am.C}{D}{Em/Am.C}{D}       (Wrap your troubles in ...)
        {Em/Am.C}{D}{Am/C.C(onB)}{D}   (Put them in a bottle ...)

        {Em/Am.C}{D}

        {Em/Am.C}{D}{Em/Am.C}{D}       (Speak not of misfortune ...)
        {Em/Am.C}{D}{Am/C.C(onB)}{D}   (Just steel yourself a ...)

        {Em/Am.C}{D}

        ....







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"Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams"
(demo take-12)
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box set _Peel Slowly And See_
(The Velvet Underground, 1995)

Jul 1965
John Cale's Ludlow Street loft,
lower Manhattan, NYC
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        Wrap your troubles in dreams
        send them all away
        Put them in a bottle
        and across the seas they'll stay

        Speak not of misfortunes
        speak not of your woes
        Just steel yourself for holy death
        crouching by the door

        Writhe and sway to music's pain
        searing with asides
        Caress death with a lover's touch
        for it shall be your bride

        Wrap your troubles in dreams
        send them all away
        Put them in a bottle
        and across the seas they'll stay

        Purple is to yellow
        as sunlight is to rain
        Happiness in death you'll find
        loveliness in pain

        Slash the golden whip it snaps
        across the lovers' sides
        The earth trembles without remorse
        preparing for to die

        Wrap your troubles in dreams
        send them all away
        Put them in a bottle
        and across the seas they'll stay

        Salty ocean waves and sprays
        come crashing to the shore
        Bullies kick and kill young loves
        down on barroom floors

        The gleaming knife cuts early
        through the midnight air
        Cutting entrails in its path
        blood runs without care

        Violence echoes through the land
        and heart of every man
        The knife, it stabs existent wounds
        pus runs through matted hair

        Excrements filters through the brain
        hatred bends the spine
        Filth covers the body pores
        to be cleansed by dying time

        Wrap your troubles in dreams
        send them all away
        Put them in a bottle
        and across the seas they'll stay



* 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   {Em/Am.C}{D}{Am/C.C(onB)}{D}
        {Em/Am.C}{D/D.Em}{Am/C.C(onB)}{D}
        {D}

        {Em/Am.C}{D}{Em/Am.C}{D}                (Wrap your ...)
        {Em/Am.C}{D}{Am/C.C(onB)}{D}            (Put them in a ...)

        {Am/C.C(onB)}{D/D.Em}{Am/C.C(onB)}{D}
        {D}

        {Em/Am.C}{D}{Em/Am.C}{D}                (Speak not of ...)
        {Em/Am.C}{D}{Am/C.C(onB)}{D/D.Em}       (Just steel ...)

        {Am/C.C(onB)}{D}

        ....




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