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Lou Reed tabs for Lady day

Guitar tabs

Tune down 1 fret.
(The song is actually played in A chord diagramG minorGm and not in A chord diagramG# minorG#m)

This tab is supposed to feature both the rythm guitar
and the horn section which makes this song so  special.

(verse 1)
   A chord diagramC#C# A chord diagramA#A# A chord diagramD#mD#m                                A chord diagramC#C#
              When she walked on down the street
----------6------------11--------------------9---
----6-----7------------11--------------------9---
----6--7--8------------11-------------------10---
----6--8--8--------------------------------------
----4--8--6--------------------------------------
-------6-----------------------------------------


   A chord diagramC#C# A chord diagramA#A# A chord diagramD#mD#m                                       A chord diagramC#C#
              She was like a child staring at her feet
----------6------------11--------------------------9---
----6-----7------------11--------------------------9---
----6--7--8------------11-------------------------10---
----6--8--8--------------------------------------------
----4--8--6--------------------------------------------
-------6-----------------------------------------------


     A chord diagramD#mD#m  A chord diagramC#C# A chord diagramF#F#  A chord diagramC#C#               A chord diagramF#F#
                     But when she passed the bar             and she
--9---6---4---2---1--------------------------------------------------
--9---7---6---2---2--------------------------------------------------
-10---8---6---3---1--------------------------------------------------
-11---8---6---4---3--------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------4-4-4--4---4--4--4--4-4-4--4---4--
-----------------------------------2-2-2--2---2--2--2--2-2-2--2---2--


  A chord diagramE MajorE
  heard the  music  play               she had to
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---


  A chord diagramG# minorG#m                    A chord diagramF#F#                     A chord diagramE MajorE
  go in and sing                      It had to be that way
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
--6-----6-----4-----------4----4----4------------------------
--6-----4-----2-----6-----4----2----1--6--4-----2------------
--------------------4------------------4--2-----0------------


                        A chord diagramG# minorG#m               A chord diagramF#F#                   A chord diagramE MajorE
             She had to go in and sing               it had to be that way
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------6----6----4-4------4-4-4----4----------------------
---------0--2--4--6--7--6----4----2-1-6----4-2-1----1-6-4------2-----------
-0--2--4------------------------------4---------------4-2------0-----------


(chorus)
                         A chord diagramG# minorG#m                                A chord diagramE MajorE
              And I said no, no, no                    oh, la-----dy  Day
--------------------------4-------------4---------4---------0----------0------
--------------------------4-------------4---------4---------0----------0------
--------------------------4-------------4---------4---------1----1-----1------
--------------------------6-------6-----6----6----6---------2----2-----2------
---------0--2--4--6--7------------6----------6-------------------2------------
-0--2--4--------------------------4----------4-------------------0------------


                         A chord diagramG# minorG#m                                A chord diagramE MajorE
              And I said no, no, no                    oh, la-----dy  Day
--------------------------4-------------4---------4---------0----------0------
--------------------------4-------------4---------4---------0----------0------
--------------------------4-------------4---------4---------1----1-----1------
--------------------------6-------6-----6----6----6---------2----2-----2------
---------0--2--4--6--7------------6----------6-------------------2------------
-0--2--4--------------------------4----------4-------------------0------------


(bridge)
                      A chord diagramC minorCm             A chord diagramC#C#   A chord diagramC minorCm   A chord diagramG#G#  A chord diagramA#A#
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------5---7---
------------------------------------------------6---8---
---------0--2--3--5----3-----1-3----1-4-1-3-----6---8---
-0--2--4-------------3--------------------------4---6---


 A chord diagramC minorCm            A chord diagramC#C#   A chord diagramC minorCm   A chord diagramC#C#  A chord diagramA#A#  A chord diagramEbmEbm
----------------------------------6--
----------------------------------7--
--------------------------6---7---8--
-5--------------6---5-----6---8---8--
-3-----1-3----1-4---3-----4---8---6--
------------------------------6------


(verse 2)
   A chord diagramC#C# A chord diagramA#A# A chord diagramD#mD#m                                A chord diagramC#C#
              After the applause  had died down
----------6------------11--------------------9---
----6-----7------------11--------------------9---
----6--7--8------------11-------------------10---
----6--8--8--------------------------------------
----4--8--6--------------------------------------
-------6-----------------------------------------


   A chord diagramC#C# A chord diagramA#A# A chord diagramD#mD#m                            A chord diagramC#C#
              and the people  drifted away
----------6------------11----------------9---
----6-----7------------11----------------9---
----6--7--8------------11---------------10---
----6--8--8----------------------------------
----4--8--6----------------------------------
-------6-------------------------------------


     A chord diagramD#mD#m  A chord diagramC#C# A chord diagramF#F#  A chord diagramC#C#                  A chord diagramF#F#
                    she climbed down off the bar               and went
--9---6---4---2---1-----------------------------------------------------
--9---7---6---2---2-----------------------------------------------------
-10---8---6---3---1-----------------------------------------------------
-11---8---6---4---3-----------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------4-4-4--4---4--4--4--4-4-4--4---4--
--------------------------------------2-2-2--2---2--2--2--2-2-2--2---2--


  A chord diagramE MajorE
  out    the door                              to
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---


  A chord diagramG# minorG#m                    A chord diagramF#F#                     A chord diagramE MajorE
  the   ho---tel                         that  she called "home".
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
--6-----6-----4-----------4----4----4------------------------
--6-----4-----2-----6-----4----2----1--6--4-----2------------
--------------------4------------------4--2-----0------------


                        A chord diagramG# minorG#m               A chord diagramF#F#                    A chord diagramE MajorE
                it had greenish  walls               a bathroom in the hall
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------6----6----4-4------4-4-4----4-----------------------
---------0--2--4--6--7--6----4----2-1-6----4-2-1----1-6-4-------2-----------
-0--2--4------------------------------4---------------4-2-------0-----------

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