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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
FROM alt.guitar.tab Mon Jan 24 14:13:47 1994
From: t.j.strom@ub.uio.no (Trond J. Strom)
Subject: CRD: Cowboy Junkie - Sweet Jane (repost)

"Sweet Jane"
Lou Reed
(this transcription based off of the Cowboy Junkies' cover)

verse 1:
(play progression with beat dum dum dum-dum)
D            A          G G         G          A         D D
Anyone who's ever had a heart

D            A             G G         G          A         D D
Wouldn't turn around and break it

D            A             G G         G          A         D D
Anyone who's ever played a part

D            A          G G         G          A         D D
Wouldn't turn around and break it

D            A          G G         G          A         D D
Sweet        Jane

D            A          G G         G          A         D D
Sweet        Jane

D            A          G G         G          A         D D
Ah,          sweet sweet Jane

verse 2 & 3 are the identical musically, but with the following words:

verse 2:
Waited for Jimmy down in the alley
Waited for him to come back home
Waited down on the corner
Thinking of ways to get back home
Sweet Jane...etc

verse 3:
Anyone who's ever had a dream...
Anyone who's ever played a part
Anyone's who's ever been lonely
Anyone who's ever split apart
Sweet Jane...etc

interlude:
D |  DD  |   DD  |  DDDDDDDD |
     ^       ^      ^ ^ ^ ^
    (Strum up and down)

(let chords ring)
D        Db              G                  A      A
Heavenly blue-eyed roses Seem to whisper to me...  When you smile
D        Db              G                  A      A
Heavenly blue-eyed roses Seem to whisper to me...  When you smile...
D           A            C           G
La la la la la la la...  La la la la la la la
D           A            C           G
La la la la la la la...  La la la la la la la

(with dum dum dum-dum beat)
D     A       G G      G         A      D D
Sweet Jane
D     A       G G      G         A      D D
Sweet Jane


I play this clean-tone on my electric, with lots of reverb.  All the chords
are barre chords.

I couldn't figure out a nice way of writing the rhythm, so I didn't.  The
verson above is one worked out by me and my vocalist, and i am not too
familiar with either the CJ or the VU versions, but this is what we do. I
humbly offer it for the acoustic guitar mailing list.
(From: "josh  ronsen" )
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Moniquexp 10 Aug 09, 2005 08:00 PM

Thank you for sharing this awesome verison of Sweet Jane ..

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nobby1978 21 Jun 23, 2008 01:39 PM

this is the best tab ive found in fu*#ing ages!!!!!!!........sweet jane

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Kyle Rex 30 Mar 22, 2011 01:37 AM

Don't forget that lovely slide between barred A and barred C on the "la la la la" part when playing this!

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