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"Romeo Had Juliette"
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album _New York_
(Lou Reed, 1989)

written by Lou Reed
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        Caught between the twisted stars
        the plotted lines the faulty map
        that brought Columbus to New York
        Betwixt between the East and West
        he calls on her wearing a leather vest
        the earth squeals and shudders to a halt
        A diamond crucifix in his ear
        is used to help ward off the fear
        that he has left his soul in someone's rented car
        Inside his pants he hides a mop
        to clean the mess that he has dropped
        into the life of lithesome Juliette Bell

        And Romeo wanted Juliette
        and Juliette wanted Romeo
        And Romeo wanted Juliette
        and Juliette wanted Romeo

        Romeo Rodriguez squares
        his shoulders and curses Jesus
        runs a comb through his black pony-tail
        He's thinking of his lonely room
        the sink that by his bed gives off a stink
        then smells her perfume in his eyes
        And her voice was like a bell

        Outside the street were steaming the crack
        dealers were dreaming
        of an Uzi someone had just scored
        I betcha I could hit that light
        with my one good arm behind my back
        says little Joey Diaz
        Brother give me another tote
        those downtown hoods are no damn good
        those Italians need a lesson to be taught
        This cop who died in Harlem
        you think they'd get the warnin'
        I was dancing when his brains run out on the street

        And Romeo had Juliette
        and Juliette had her Romeo
        And Romeo had Juliette
        and Juliette had her Romeo

        I'll take Manhattan in a garbage bag
        with Latin written on it that says
        "it's hard to give a shit these days"
        Manhattan's sinking like a rock
        into the filthy Hudson what a shock
        they wrote a book about it
        they said it was like ancient Rome

        The perfume burned his eyes
        holding tightly to her thighs
        And something flickered for a minute
        and then it vanished and was gone



intro   {A}{E}{D}{D}
        {A}{E}{D}{D}

        {A}{E}{D}{D}     (Caught between the twisted stars ...)
        {A}{E}{D}{D}     (Betwixt between the East and West ...)
        {A}{E}{D}{D}     (A diamond crucifix in his ear is ...)
        {A}{E}{D}{D}     (Inside his pants he hides a mop ...)

        {A}{E}{D}{D}     (- Romeo wanted Juliette and Juliette ...)
        {A}{E}{D}{D}     (- Romeo wanted Juliette and Juliette ...)

        ....




* intro (left channel: Lou)

    {A}               {E}
1e -----------------------------------
2B --------------------0---x-0-2-0-x--
3G --2---x-2-----2-x---1---x-1-1-1-x--
4D --2---x-2-2h4-2-x---2---x-2-2-2-x--
5A --0---x-0-0---0-x---2---x-2-2-2-x--
6E --------------------0---x-0-0-0-x--

 {D}              {D}
----------------------------------
--3---x-3-3---3-x--3--------------
--2---x-2-2---2-x--2--------------
--0---x-0-0h4-0-x--0--------------
----------------------------------
----------------------------------

 {A}             {E}
----------------------0-x-x-2-0-x--
----------------------0-x-x-0-0-x--
--2---x-2---2-x-------1-x-x-1-1-x--
--2---x-2-4-2-x---2---2-x-x-2-2-x--
--0---x-0-0-0-x---2----------------
------------------0----------------

 {D}               {D}
----------------------------------------
--3---x-3-3---3-----3---x-3-------------
--2---x-2-2---2-----2---x-2-2h4p2-------
--0---x-0-0h4-0-4-x-0---x-0-------4p-2--
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* short solo (left channel: Lou)

   - voice was like a bell
     {A}              {E}
1e ------------------------------------------
2B --10--10--10\7-5-------------7------------
3G -----------------7--5v---------5v---------
4D -----------------------7-5h7------7-7-7---
5A ------------------------------------------
6E ------------------------------------------

 {D}               {D}
------------------------------------------
--------3---3--x-3-x-3---3------------3/--
--------2-4-2--x-2-x-2---2----------------
--7\4-x-0-0-0--x-0-x-0-4-0----------------
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  {A}                   {E}
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--/10--10--10-10\7-5--------------------------
---------------------7--5h7-7-5--------7-5----
--------------------------------7--5h7-----7--
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 {D}             {D}
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-------3-x-3-x-x--3---3--3---3------------
-------2-x-2-x-x--2---2--2---2------------
--7\-x-0-x-0-x-x--0h4-0--0h4-0------------
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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



* other notes Lou use:

chord A part

       0   1   2   3   4   5
1e -o-||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
2B -o-||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
3G ---||---|-o-|---|-o-|---|- ...
4D ---||---|-o-|---|-o-|---|- ...
5A -o-||---|---|---|-o-|---|- ...
6E ---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


chord E part

       0   1   2   3   4   5
1e -o-||---|-o-|---|-o-|---|- ...
2B -o-||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
3G ---||-o-|---|---|-o-|---|- ...
4D ---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
5A ---||---|-o-|---|---|---|- ...
6E -o-||---|---|---|---|---|- ...


chord D part

       0   1   2   3   4   5
1e ---||---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|- ...
2B ---||---|---|-o-|---|---|- ...
3G ---||---|-o-|---|-o-|---|- ...
4D -o-||---|---|---|-o-|---|- ...
5A ---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...
6E ---||---|---|---|---|---|- ...




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thanks: Tim (Tim@snsys.com)
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Here's some riffs from Lou Reed's distinguished career
that aren't yet on your cool web site. I hope you enjoy them.


ROMEO HAD JULIETTE

For most of the song he plays riffs
based on the open A, E and D chords.
I think these are mostly improvised,
but the following 2 patterns recur lots of times:

A           E         D         D
e------------------0----2------2--2-
B-2--------2--0------0--3---------3-
G-2--2--4-----1-1-------2--0h2----2-
D-2-----------2---------------------
A-----------------------------------
E-----------------------------------

A           E         D         D
e-------------------0---2------2--2-
B-2--2---2----0--0---0--3---------3-
G-2-2-2-4-2---1-1-1-----2--0h2--2-2-
D-2-----------2---------------------
A-----------------------------------
E-----------------------------------

Exactly how to play these riffs
depends on how much distortion you are using.
If playing clean, play the full E, A and D chords,
if using lots of distortion play only 3 strings as shown in the tab.
To sound like the record use some distortion, but not too much.

Several other riffs happen in the spaces between the lyrics.
I think this is like one of them:

e-5h7-7-7-7-7-5-----------------5-------5-
B---------------5-7-7-7-7-7-5---7-----7-7-
G-----------------------------5-7-5h7---7-
D-------------------------------7-------7-
A-------------------------------5-------5-
E-----------------------------------------


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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mtci.ne.jp)
http://w3.mtci.ne.jp/~wildside/lou_reed/index.html
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The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy

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