Velvet Underground - Heroin chords version 1

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The Velvet Underground - Heroin

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Modified By :  Louis Cuthbert ,

Corrections / other questions : louis_cuthbert@hotmail.co.uk

Adapted From : http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/v/velvet_underground/heroin_crd.htm

             : Big Thanks To Spazomaniac for this version.


Thanks for playing, please rate - and good luck learning.

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TUNING ( NOT STANDARD ) - ( LOWEST to HIGHEST : E A C# G B E )

This can be done without a tuner:

Play the 4th Fret on the A String and then tune down the D String slowly until they make 
the same sound. ( It is not very far only 1 semitone / one fret down )



This is done so you can have a drone ( the C# string ringing ) all through the track .


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Tried to get it closer to the album version I have


Ideally - 1 guitar to play the riff and the second to strum the chords.

        - But sounds good acoustic with one guitarist.


Chords :


        | C#               - xx0121 |

        | C#2 [Version 1]* - xx0322 |

        | C#2 [Version 2]* - xx5322 |

        | C#2 [Version 3]* - 2x0322 |



*NOTE - The different versions of the chord can be used give the C#2 a building effect 
similar to the way they do it on the track

ALSO NOTE - Neither the E String or the A String are played open in any chord.




Riff :

  |: C#                             | C#2                                  :|


e |-------------------3p2--------------------------------------------------|B |------------2----------2------------------2----2-h4p2-------------------|G |---------1-----1---------1-------------3-----3--------3-----------------|C#|-----0-----------0-0-----0----------0----------0-0----0---(let ring)----|A |------------------------------------------------------------------------|E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Here the drone is created by a pattern of strikes on the open C# String like : dum... dum.dum... dum... dum.dum... etc. Same Chords all the way through*, See above ^^ . Just listen to the track to get the timing. Lyrics:
C# C#2 C# C#2 C# C#2 C# C#2 I don't know just where I'm going
C# C#2 C# C#2 C#But I'm gonna try for the kingdom if I can
C#2 C#Cuz it makes me feel like I'm a man
C#2 C#When I put a spike into my vein
C#2 C#Then, I tell ya', things aren't quite the same
C#2 C#When I'm rushin' on my run
C#2 C#And I feel just like Jesus' son
C#2 C#And I guess that I just don't know
C#2 C#And I guess that I just don't know
C# C#2 C# C#2 C# C#2 C# C#2I have made big decisions
C# C#2 C# C#2 C#I'm gonna try to nullify my life
C#2 C#Cuz when the blood begins to flow
C#2 C#When it shoots up the dropper's neck
C#2 C#When I'm closing in on death
After this line, Morrison interjects with a riff B, which is to be repeated as necessary:
e |-----7---7---9---7--------|B |-----8---8---10--8--------|G |-----7---7---9---7--------|C#|--------------------------|A |--------------------------|E |--------------------------|
C#2 C#And you can't help me, not you guys
C#2 C#Or all you sweet girls with all your sweet talk
C#2 C#You can all go take a walk
C#2 C#And I guess I just don't know
C#2 C#And I guess that I just don't know
C# C#2 C# C#2 C# C#2 C# C#2 I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
C# C#2 C# C#2 C#I wish that I'd sailed the darkened seas
C#2 C#On a great big clipper ship
C#2 C#Going from this land here to that
C#2 C# C#2 C# C#2Ah, in a sailor's suit and cap
C# C#2 C# Away from the big city
C#2 C#Where a man cannot be free
C#2 C#Of all of the evils of this town
C#2 C#And of himself and those around
C#2 C#Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
C#2 C#Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
C# C#2 C# Heeeeeroin
C#2 C# C#2 C# C#2 Be the death of me
C# C#2 C# Heeeeeroin
C#2 C#It's my wife and it's my life
C#2 C#Because a mainline to my vein
C#2 C#Leads to a center in my head
C#2 C#And then I'm better off as dead
C#2 C#Because when the smack begins to flow
C#2 C#Ah, I really don't care anymore
C#2 C#About all the jim-jims in this town
C#2 C#And all the politicians makin' busy sounds
C#2 C#And everybody puttin' everybody else down
C#2 C#And all the dead bodies piled up in Nam
Play riff B a few times
C#2 C#Cuz when the smack begins to flow
C#2 C#Then I really don't care anymore
C#2 C#Ah, when that heroin is in my blood
C#2 C#And that blood is in my head
C#2 C#Then thank god that I'm good as dead
C#2 C#And thank your god that I'm not aware
C#2 C#And thank god that I just don't care
C#2 C#And I guess I just don't know
C#2 C#Ah, and I guess I just don't know
End on C#
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