Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Heroin chords

version 2
version 2

Whole song

Interactive

25,469 views 111 this week
6 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 14
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
transpose
0
reset
display chords
guitar tuner
backing track
0:00
0:00
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
************************************************************************************************

The Velvet Underground - Heroin

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


Modified By :  Louis Cuthbert ,
Corrections / other questions : louis_cuthbert@hotmail.co.uk

Adapted From : http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/v/velvet_underground/heroin_crd.htm
             : Big Thanks To Spazomaniac for this version.


Thanks for playing, please rate - and good luck learning.

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

TUNING ( STANDARD ) - ( LOWEST to HIGHEST : E A D G B E ) - CAPO 1st

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

Tried to get it closer to the album version I have

Ideally - 1 guitar to play the riff and the second to strum the chords.

        - But sounds good acoustic with one guitarist.
        | C               - x32010 |
        | F               - 133211 |


Riff :

Intro Riff #1

   C                        
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|   x 1
D|-------------------------|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
E|-------------------------|

-

Intro-Riff-#2

   C                         F 
e|-0----------(0)----------|-1----------(1)----------|
B|-1----------(1)----------|-1----------(1)----------|
G|-0----------(0)----------|-2----------(2)----------|   x 4
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

-

Intro-Riff-#3*

   C                         F                         C                         F
e|-0-------0---------------|-1-----------------------|-0------1-0--------------|-1-----------------------|
B|-1----1-----1------------|-1-----1---1-3-1---------|-1----1-----1------------|-1---------1-3-1---------|
G|-0--0-----0--------------|-2---2---2---------------|-0--0---------0----------|-2-------2-------2-------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

Intro-Riff-#3*
I will revise this at a later date as it still needs work.

-

[Verse 1]

C        F          C    F                  C                F       C       F
      I     don't know       just where I'm going
    C      F        C             F            C   
But I'm       gonna try for the kingdom if I can
                F                C             
Cuz it makes me feel like I'm a man
             F                C 
When I put a spike into my vein
                  F                        C
Then, I tell ya', things aren't quite the same
         F               C
When I'm rushin' on my run
      F                     C 
And I feel just like Jesus' son
      F                        C 
And I guess that I just don't know
       F                       C
And I guess that I just don't know


[Verse 2]
C   F         C     F       C       F        C     F       
I        have made     big decisions
C     F         C      F                 C 
I'm       gonna try        to nullify my life
             F               C  
Cuz when the blood begins to flow
        F                        C
When it shoots up the dropper's neck
           F            C
When I'm closing in on death


Riff A
  
  C

e|-0-0--0-0-0----5-7-5-------|
B|-1-1--1-1-1----6-8-6-------|
G|-0-0--0-0-0----5-7-5-------|   x 2
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

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


[Prechorus]

C     F        C     F                                 C           F       C       F 
    I     wish that       I was born a thousand years ago
C       F          C    F                          C              
     I      wish that     I'd sailed the darkened seas
      F                 C 
On a great big clipper ship
            F                 C  
Going from this land here to that
          F                 C       F        C      F       C 
Ah, in a sailor's suit and cap
F                    C  
Away from the big city
        F              C   
Where a man cannot be free
               F             C 
Of all of the evils of this town
        F           C     
And of himself and those around
           F                       C
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
           F                       C
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know


Intro-Riff-#3 Starts


[Chorus]

C     F    C     
  Heeeeeroin
  F               C      F     C     F          
  Be the death of me
  C    F   C      
  Heeeeeroin
        F                 C
It's my wife and it's my life
           F              C
Because a mainline to my vein
           F            C 
Leads to a center in my head
              F            C      F    C   
And then I'm better off as dead
Riff A X 6


[Verse 3]
                 F               C 
Because when the smack begins to flow
             F           C             
Ah, I really don't care anymore
              F                 C     
About all the jim-jims in this town
             F                       C  
And all the politicians makin' busy sounds
               F                      C
And everybody puttin' everybody else down
                  F                  C
And all the dead bodies piled up in Nam


Riff A X 8



[Outro]
             F                C
Cuz when the smack begins to flow
        F                 C        F     C   
Then I really don't care anymore
               F               C     
Ah, when that heroin is in my blood
          F             C
And that blood is in my head
            F                   C 
Then thank god that I'm good as dead
                F               C     
And thank your god that I'm not aware
          F                      C  
And thank god that I just don't care
       F                  C
And I guess I just don't know
           F                 C       F      C      F      C      F     C     F     C 
Ah, and I guess I just don't know


End on C

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
6 comments total. Showing first comments.
-1 reply
SimonReich 10 Jun 26, 2014 08:05 AM

Lack of accuracy.

0 reply
oclictis1 328 Sep 19, 2015 08:35 AM

Lack of accuracy. This does not sound very accurate to the original song, it's much more complicated than it needs to be (as the chords are simply D and G).

0 reply
klagree 710 Nov 29, 2015 05:56 AM

actually this being a simple version of the song is not too far off but in order to get that fuller sound you need to drop A string to a G.

guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction