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The Velvet Underground – I Found A Reason
Loaded (1970)
Standard Tuning (EADGBe)

(All chord and times are approximations. This song is supposed to be in drop D tuning
(DGCFAd). I tuned the song to standard tuning (don't like switching back and forth
too much). This sounds pretty close to the song. If you don't like it, just play the
chords 1 step higher (F = G; A# = C and so on) on drop D. Solo is the same way (5=7).
I didn't quite get all the riffs in the verses. They change many times. I'll work on
that later. This is a beautiful song (my favorite VU song). It is not too difficult
either.)

[Chords]
F  A#      Gm  Dm  C
1  1    6  3   5   3
1  3    6  3   6   5
2  3 OR 7  3   7   5
3  3    8  5   7   5
3  1    8  5   5   3
1  X    6  3   5   X

[Intro]
    F                            A#               Gm
e|------5---5--------5---6-5-3-----1---1------1---3-1p0-------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--3/5---5--------5---5---------3---3------3---3-------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Chorus 1]
F           A#       Gm 
Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa 
F           A#       Gm
Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa
 
[Verse 1]
F                         A#          Gm
I found a reason to keep living
F                       A#            Gm            
Oh and the reason, dear, is you
F                      A#             Gm
I found a reason to keep singing
F                       A#            Gm
Oh and the reason, dear, is you
F          Dm
Oh I do believe
F                             Dm
If you don't like things you leave
F          Dm                  A#
For some place you never gone before

[Chorus 1]
F           A#       Gm
Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa
F           A#       Gm
Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa
Ooh 

[Verse 2]
F                    A#                   Gm
Honey, I found a reason to keep living
F                      A#                 Gm        
And you know the reason, dear it's you
F                                          A#                          Gm
And I've walked down life's lonely highways  hand in hand with myself
F             A#                                       Gm             
And I realized  how many paths have crossed between us

[Chorus 2]
F          Dm
Oh I do believe
F                       Dm
You're all what you perceive
F              Dm                      A#
What comes is better than what came before

[Solo]
(2:39)
e|-5h6r5----|-5h6r5----|-8---5---5----|-----------------------|
B|-------6--|-------6--|---6---6---6--|-------5---------------|
G|----------|----------|--------------|-5/7------7---5---3\2--|
D|----------|----------|--------------|-----------------------|
A|----------|----------|--------------|-----------------------|
E|----------|----------|--------------|-----------------------|

e|----------|---1--------|-------1---|-----------|------------|----------|
B|----------|-1---1------|-----1---1-|-----6-----|-6------6---|-6h8-6----|
G|-2h3-2----|--------2h3-|-2---------|---7---7h8-|---8--7---7-|----------|
D|-------3--|------------|---3-------|-8---------|------------|----------|
A|----------|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|----------|
E|----------|------------|-----------|-----------|------------|----------|

e|-----5----|--5h6-5---|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|
B|----------|----------|-6--8--10-|-6----6-x-|------6---|-6-----6--|-----6|
G|-3/5---5--|--------5-|----------|----------|--5/7-----|---7h8---8|---7--|
D|----------|----------|-7--8--10-|-5-7--8-x-|--------8-|----------|-8----|
A|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|
E|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|

e|-3/5------|-5-8-5--5-|----8-5---|----------|----------|----------|
B|----------|----------|-6------6-|-----6----|-6h8-6----|-6h8-6----|
G|-3/5---5--|--------5-|----------|-5/7------|-------7--|--------7-|
D|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|
A|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|
E|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|

[Chorus 2]
F          Dm
Oh I do believe
F                       Dm
You're all what you perceive
F              Dm                      A#
What comes is better than what came before

[Chorus 1]
F           A#       Gm
Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa
F           A#       Gm
Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa
 
[Outro]
                  F     C          A#     F
And you'd better come, come come, come to me
F            C      A#
Come, come, come to me (you better)
F            C      A#
Come, come, come to me
F              F (let ring)
Pa pa pa pa pa pa


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| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| h  Hammer-on
| r  Release
| \  Slide down
| x  Dead note

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tom.mcveym 25 Apr 11, 2015 04:26 PM

Brilliant tab. My favorite solo of all time and my favorite guitarist. I'll be working on this for a while before I get it to sound like Sterling. Thanks for uploading this tab, and I'll keep an eye out for all things VU you do.

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