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"Venus In Furs"
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album _The Velvet Underground and Nico_
(The Velvet Underground, 1967)

written by Lou Reed
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        Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        Downy sins of streetlight fancies
        chase the costumes she shall wear
        Ermine furs adorn imperious
        Severin, Severin awaits you there

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Kiss the boot of shiny shiny leather
        shiny leather in the dark
        Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

        Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
        Severin, down on your bended knee
        Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
        taste the whip, now bleed for me

        I am tired, I am weary
        I could sleep for a thousand years
        A thousand dreams that would awake me
        different colors made of tears

        Shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather
        whiplash girlchild in the dark
        Severin your servant, comes in bells
        please don't forsake him
        strike dear mistress and cure his heart

* all the strings downtuned a half-tone

 1d# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from e to d#)
 2A# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from B to A#)
 3F# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from G to F#)
 4C# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from D to C#)
 5G# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from A to G#)
 6D# ----- * downtuned a half-tone (from E to D#)

intro   (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm/A)       (Shiny shiny, shiny boots of ...)
        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)         (Comes in bells, your servant ...)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm/A)       (Downy sins of streetlight ...)
        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)         (Ermine furs adorn imperious ...)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)

chorus  (F/A#)(C/F)(F/A#)(C/F)   (I am tired, I am weary ...)
        (F/A#)(C/F)(Dm)(Dm)      (A thousand dreams that would ...)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm/A)       (Kiss the boot of shiny shiny ...)
        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)         (Tongue of thongs, the belt ...)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm/A)       (Severin, Severin, speak so ...)
        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)         (Taste the whip, in love not ...)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)

chorus  (F/A#)(C/F)(F/A#)(C/F)   (I am tired, I am weary ...)
        (F/A#)(C/F)(Dm)(Dm)      (A thousand dreams that would ...)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm/A)       (Shiny shiny, shiny boots of ...)
        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)         (Severin your servant, comes ...)

        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)
        (Dm)(Dm)(Dm)(Dm)
        (Dm...


[Intro]

(all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

           (Dm)               (Dm)
D#|-------------0-0-0---0-1-1-1--0-1-0----|
A#|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--|
F#|--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
C#|--0-0-0-0--0------------------------0--|
G#|---------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------|

    (Dm)               (Dm)
D#|-------------0-0-0---0-1-1-1--0-1-0------|
A#|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3----|
F#|--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2----|
C#|--0-0-0-0--0------------------------0----|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|


   * intro: detailed chord progression
   (all the strings downtuned a half-tone)
           ___   ___   ___   ___    ___   ___   ___   ___
        | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / |
          Dm          Dsus2(onE)   Dm(onF)     Dsus2(onE)
D#|--1-----------0------------1-----------0----------|
A#|--3-----------3------------3-----------3----------|
F#|--2-----------2------------2-----------2----------|
C#|--0-----------2------------3-----------2----------|
G#|--------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------|

      ___   ___   ___   ___    ___   ___   ___   ___
   | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / |
     Dm          Dsus2(onE)   Dm(onF)     Dsus2(onE)
D#|--1-----------0------------1-----------0------------|
A#|--3-----------3------------3-----------3------------|
F#|--2-----------2------------2-----------2------------|
C#|--0-----------2------------3-----------2------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 1]

(all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

            Shiny shiny,  shiny boots of leather
         (Dm)               (Dm)
D#|---------------------------------------|
A#|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--|
F#|--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--|
C#|--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0---3-3-3-0--2-2-2-0--|
G#|---------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------|

    whiplash girlchild in the dark
    (Dm)               (Dm     / A)
D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3--2-2-2-0----|
F#|--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-0----|
C#|--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0---3-3-2-0--2-2-2-0----|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|

   Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
    (Dm)               (Dm)
D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3----|
F#|--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2----|
C#|--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0---3-3-3-0--2-2-2-0----|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|

   strike dear mistress and cure his heart
    (Dm)               (Dm)
D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3----|
F#|--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2----|
C#|--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0---3-3-3-2--0-0-0-0----|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|


[Verse 2]

detailed chord progression
(all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

                Shiny shiny,      shiny boots of leather
           ___   ___   ___   ___    ___   ___   ___   ___
        | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / |
          Dm          Dsus2(onE)   Dm(onF)     Dsus2(onE)
D#|--1-----------0------------1-----------0----------|
A#|--3-----------3------------3-----------3----------|
F#|--2-----------2------------2-----------2----------|
C#|--0-----------2------------3-----------2----------|
G#|--------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------|

          whiplash girlchild   in   the   dark
      ___   ___   ___   ___    ___   ___   ___   ___
   | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / |
     Dm          Dsus2(onE)   Dm(onF)     A
D#|--1-----------0------------1-----------0------------|
A#|--3-----------3------------3-----------2------------|
F#|--2-----------2------------2-----------2------------|
C#|--0-----------2------------3-----------2------------|
G#|--------------------------------------0-------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------|

         Comes in bells, your servant, don't forsake him
      ___   ___   ___   ___    ___   ___   ___   ___
   | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / |
     Dm          Dsus2(onE)   Dm(onF)     Dsus2(onE)
D#|--1-----------0------------1-----------0------------|
A#|--3-----------3------------3-----------3------------|
F#|--2-----------2------------2-----------2------------|
C#|--0-----------2------------3-----------2------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------|

     strike dear mistress and cure   his  heart
      ___   ___   ___   ___    ___   ___   ___   ___
   | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / |
     Dm          Dsus2(onE)   Dm(onF)     Dm
D#|--1-----------0------------1-----------1------------|
A#|--3-----------3------------3-----------3------------|
F#|--2-----------2------------2-----------2------------|
C#|--0-----------2------------3-----------0------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

(all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

             I am  tired,       I am weary
         (F      / A#)      (C      / F)
D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|--1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1----|
F#|--2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2h3--|
C#|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3----|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|

     I could sleep for a thousand years
    (F      / A#)      (C      / F)
D#|-------------------------------------------|
A#|--1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1------|
F#|--2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2h3----|
C#|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3------|
G#|-------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------|

   A thousand dreams that would awake me
    (F      / A#)      (C      / F)
D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|--1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1----|
F#|--2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--2-2-2-x----|
C#|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--3-3-3-2----|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|

     different colors   made of tears
    (Dm)               (Dm)
D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3----|
F#|--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2----|
C#|--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0---3-3-3-2--0-0-0-0----|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

detailed chord progression
(all the strings downtuned a half-tone)

                I am   tired,             I am weary
           ___   ___   ___   ___    ___   ___   ___   ___
        | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / |
          F           A#           C           F
D#|--1-----------1------------3-----------1----------|
A#|--1-----------3------------5-----------1----------|
F#|--2-----------3------------5-----------2----------|
C#|--3-----------3------------5-----------3----------|
G#|--3-----------1------------3-----------3----------|
D#|--1------------------------------------1----------|

         I could sleep   for a thousand years
      ___   ___   ___   ___    ___   ___   ___   ___
   | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / |
     F           A#           C           F
D#|--1-----------1------------3-----------1----------|
A#|--1-----------3------------5-----------1----------|
F#|--2-----------3------------5-----------2----------|
C#|--3-----------3------------5-----------3----------|
G#|--3-----------1------------3-----------3----------|
D#|--1------------------------------------1----------|

       A thousand dreams      that would awake me
      ___   ___   ___   ___    ___   ___   ___   ___
   | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / |
     F           A#           C           F
D#|--1-----------1------------3-----------1----------|
A#|--1-----------3------------5-----------1----------|
F#|--2-----------3------------5-----------2----------|
C#|--3-----------3------------5-----------3----------|
G#|--3-----------1------------3-----------3----------|
D#|--1------------------------------------1----------|

       different colors          made of tears
      ___   ___   ___   ___    ___   ___   ___   ___
   | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / |
     Dm          Dsus2(onE)   Dm(onF)     Dm
D#|--1-----------0------------1-----------1------------|
A#|--3-----------3------------3-----------3------------|
F#|--2-----------2------------2-----------2------------|
C#|--0-----------2------------3-----------0------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------|

*** please note ***



************************************

| h - hammer on
| p - pull off
| b - bend string up
| r - release bend
| / - slide up
| \ - slide down
| v - vibrato
| ^ - harmonics

************************************
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theslyme 20 Aug 23, 2010 01:00 PM

This song is in the wrong tuning. Lou reed tuned his entire guitar to the same note.which I think was d.

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MisfitActual 33 Jan 01, 2016 04:34 PM

This is a great and detailed tab, nice work.

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