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Heroin Tab

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Velvet Underground 
Heroin Live?
Tabbed by: Miles


Only two cords used throughout the song

  D               G                              
|-2-------------|-3-------------|
|-3-------------|-0-------------|
|-2-------------|-0-------------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|
|---------------|-3-------------|   

This tabs if for the live version, I think if not oh well.  Guitar 1 comes in at
:04

  D               G               D               G
|-2-------------|-3-------------|-2-------------|-3-------------|
|-3-------------|-0-------------|-3-------------|-0-------------|
|-2-------------|-0-------------|-2-------------|-0-------------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   x 2

  D             G             D             G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   x 2
 
D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   

              I            don't know           just where I'm going
D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   

but       I'm            gonna try for the     kingdom if  I can

Strum cords, pattern that can be used: Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Up

D              G                 D
Cos it makes me feel like I'm a man
               G            D
When I put a spike into my vein

             
             G                       D
And I tell ya things aren't quite the same 
        G              D
When I'm rushing on my run
      G                      D
And I feel just like Jesus' son
      G                       D
And I guess that I just don't know
      G                       D
And I guess that I just don't know 

D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   

D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   

  I                       have   made                      a big         
D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   
decision

D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   
I'm                      gonna   try                         to

Strum cords pattern that can be used Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Up

     D
Nullify my life

             G               D
Cos when the blood begins to flow
       G                       D
And it shoots up the dropper's neck
         G             D
When I'm closing in on death

|-----2--2--2---2---|-7----7------9----7-| 
|-----3--3--3---3---|-8----8-----10----8-|        
|-----2--2--2---2---|-7----7------9----7-|        
|-------------------|--------------------|        
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|    x 2

  1   2 and 3   4   | 1     2     3    4  (note don't play first beat)


strummed (same pattern)

D          G               D
You can't help me not you guys
                  G                         D
Oh, all you sweet girls with all your sweet talk
        G             D
You can all go take a walk
      G                       D
And I guess that I just don't know
      G                       D      
And I guess that I just don't know

D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   

D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   

I                         wish   that                     I was

D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   
born a     thousand years  ago     


D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   
  I                       wish that              I'd sailed the 
       
Strummed

D
darkened seas 
     G                 D
On a great big clipper ship
           G                 D
Going from this land here to that
         G                 D
Oh, in a sailor's suit and cap

|-----2--2--2---2---|-7----7------9----7-| 
|-----3--3--3---3---|-8----8-----10----8-|        
|-----2--2--2---2---|-7----7------9----7-|        
|-------------------|--------------------|        
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|    x 2

  1   2 and 3   4   | 1     2     3    4  (note don't play first beat)

Strummed

     G            D
Away from the big city
        G              D
Where a man can not be free
           G             D
Of all the evils of this town
          G               D
And of himself and those around
          G                       D
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
          G                       D      
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know

D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   

D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   
Her______________________________oin                    it'll be      

D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   
the death of me 

D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   
Her_____________________________oin                     it's   

D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   
 my wife and it's my life

Strummed

D          G              D
Because a mainline in my vein
           G            D
Leads to a center in my head
             G             D
And then I'm better off as dead
 
|-----2--2--2---2---|-7----7------9----7-| 
|-----3--3--3---3---|-8----8-----10----8-|        
|-----2--2--2---2---|-7----7------9----7-|        
|-------------------|--------------------|        
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|    x 4

  1   2 and 3   4   | 1     2     3    4  (note don't play first beat)


Strummed 

D             G               D
Cos when the smack begins to flow
      G                    D
Oh, I really don't care anymore
              G                D
'Bout all the jim-jims in this town
                G                    D
And all the politicians making crazy sounds
              G                      D
And everybody puttin' everybody else down
                 G                  D
And all the dead bodies piled up in Nam
 

|-----2--2--2---2---|-7----7------9----7-| 
|-----3--3--3---3---|-8----8-----10----8-|        
|-----2--2--2---2---|-7----7------9----7-|        
|-------------------|--------------------|        
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|    x 4

  1   2 and 3   4   | 1     2     3    4  

Strummed

D             G               D
Cos when the smack begins to flow
      G                    D
And I really don't care anymore


|-----2--2--2---2---|-7----7------9----7-| 
|-----3--3--3---3---|-8----8-----10----8-|        
|-----2--2--2---2---|-7----7------9----7-|        
|-------------------|--------------------|        
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|    x 2

Strummed 
D              G           D
When that heroin is in my blood
        G              D
And the blood is in my head
             G                       D
Then I thank God that I'm as good as dead
               G                 D
And thank your God that I'm not aware
          G                     D
And thank God that I just don't care
      G                       D
And I guess that I just don't know

      G                             
And I guess that I just don't


D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|   
Know


D                 G               D               G
|-2-------2---2-|-3-------3-----|-2-----3-2---2-|-3-------3---0-|
|-3-----3---3---|-0-----0---0---|-3---------3---|-0-----0---0---|
|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|-2---2---------|-0---0---------|
|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|-0-------------|
|---------------|-2-------------|---------------|-2-------------|   
|---------------|-3-------------|---------------|-3-------------|  x 2

F arpeggio if you want


that's it, easy song...
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theoddmenout wrote on April 22 2005, 12:00 am

Looks great! Nice job!

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igneikslaif wrote on September 21 2005, 09:49 pm

its tuned down half a step

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mercedesisbenz wrote on May 2 2007, 07:21 pm

Wrong Chords, should be Db and Gb, or set tuning down to Eb Standard.

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