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 #9232  by amyjared
 Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:08 am
At the request of Spilly:

This is the Velvet Underground song Sunday Morning and it's one of my favorites! I play it with all the strings downtuned, but it can be played in standard tuning and doesn't sound half bad.

* 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)

First the Lyrics:

Sunday morning
brings the dawn in
It's just a restless feeling
by my side

Early dawning
Sunday morning
It's just the wasted years
so close behind

Watch out, the world's behind you
there's always someone around you
Who will call
it's nothing at all

Sunday morning
and I'm falling
I've got a feeling
I don't want to know

Early dawning
Sunday morning
It's all the streets you crossed
not so long ago

Watch out, the world's behind you
there's always someone around you
Who will call
it's nothing at all

Watch out, the world's behind you
there's always someone around you
Who will call
it's nothing at all

Sunday morning (4x)




note: this song has different pitch from other songs on this album.
tape speed is probably fast... so Lou's voice sounds like female.
* see also Ryan's post below.



intro {G}{C}{G}{C}

{G}{C}{G}{C} (Sunday morning, brings the ...)
{G/D(onF#)}{Em}{A}{D} (It's just a restless feeling ...)

{G}{C}{G}{C} (Early dawning, Sunday morning)
{G/D(onF#)}{Em}{A}{D} (It's just the wasted years ...)

chorus {G}{C}{G}{C} (Watch out, the world's behind ...)
{Am}{Am}{F}{D} (- call, it's nothing at all)

{G}{C}{G}{C} (Sunday morning, and I'm ...)
{G/D(onF#)}{Em}{A}{D} (I've got a feeling ...)

{G}{C}{G}{C} (Early dawning, Sunday morning)
{G/D(onF#)}{Em}{A}{D} (It's all the streets you ...)

chorus {G}{C}{G}{C} (Watch out, the world's behind ...)
{Am}{Am}{F}{D} (- call, it's nothing at all)

guitar {G}{C}{G}{C}
{G/D(onF#)}{Em}{A}{D}

chorus {G}{C}{G}{C} (Watch out, the world's behind ...)
{Am}{Am}{F}{D} (- call, it's nothing at all)

coda {G}{C}{G}{C} (Sunday morning, Sunday morning)
{G}{C}{G}{C} (Sunday morning, Sunday morning)
... fade out




* D(onF#) chord (all the strings downtuned a whole-tone)

*1d ------- ---2---
*2A ---3--- ---3---
*3F ---2--- or ---2---
*4C ---0--- ---4---
*5G ---x--- ---x---
*6D ---2--- ---2---




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

{G} {C}
*1d --------------------------------------------
*2A ------------------------------1---1-----1---
*3F ------------------------------0h2-0-0---0---
*4C ------0--0h2-0---0-----2-0-2--------0h2-----
*5G ---------------2-----3----------------------
*6D --3-----------------------------------------

{G} {C}
----------------------------------------------
---------------------------1--1---1-1-----1---
-----------------------0---0--0h2-2-2b4r2-0---
--0--0--0h2--0---0-----0h2--------------------
---------------2-----3------------------------
----------------------------------------------

{G / D(onF#)} {Em}
-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------
------0--------0-----------0-0-0h2-0---0---
----2--------0---------0h2-----------2-----
--3-----3--2-----2---0---------------------

{A} {D}
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
--------0-0------0-0h2-0-----2-----------------
----0h2------0h2-----------0---0-0--0h2-0------
--0---------------------------------------2-0--
-----------------------------------------------

Watch out ...
{G}
------------------
------------------
------------------ ...
------------------
------------------
--3---------------

There you go. This was originally tabbed for me by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)

 #9246  by spilly
 Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:54 pm
leads and everything!!!
thanks alot, I just recently decided to add some Velvet Underground to my set, When I bring the band up alot of people say "who?", and I think that's a shame, their to good of a band to be lost in the frey

 #9247  by phreaker
 Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:53 pm
I've heard that the Velvet Underground used to be called the Warlocks, too. that's why the Dead had to change their name.

 #9252  by amyjared
 Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:42 am
Another connection to the boys: I read that Lou Reed, who was the mastermind of the Velvets, was influencial to Jerry. It said something about how Jerry liked lou's song Walk on the Wild Side and he wrote the music to Franklin's Tower as a homage to Walk on the Wild Side. Not sure if it's true or not, but I do remember reading it.