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  • Extremely sad song when played well. Play on bridge pickup with tone on low.

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Extremely sad song when played well. Play on bridge pickup with tone on low. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Song: Pale Blue Eyes
Artist: The Velvet Underground
Album: The Velvet Underground
Tuning: Standard EADGBE
This is my first tab but I tried to make it as detailed as possible. It is as close as I can make it to what 
is played on the original recording but feel free to mess around with how it's played to get a different
sound. Listen to the recording to get the rhythm right. When played well this is the one of the most 
devistating and melancholy songs ever. Play it on the bridge pickup with the tone around 1-4. Enjoy!

   F                            F
E|------5-----5-----5-------3-|------5-----5-----5-------3-|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|
D|----------------------------|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|

                 Sometimes I feel so happy
   F                             F
E|------5-----5-----5--------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5------2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|--------------------------|

                 Sometimes I feel so sad
   Bb                             F
E|------6-------6---------------|------5-----5-----5-------3-|
B|---------6h8-----6h8--6-----6-|----------------------------|
G|-5/7---------------------7----|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|
D|------------------------------|----------------------------|
A|------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------|

              Sometimes I feel so happy                                  
   F                           Dm
E|------5-----5-----5-------|-------5-----------|
B|--------------------------|-6^--------6^------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|-------------------|
D|--------------------------|-------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------|

      But mostly you just make me a mad
   Bb              C                 F
E|------6---------------8----------|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|---------6h8--6----------8h10--8-|--------------------------|
G|-5/7-------------7/9-------------|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|---------------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|---------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|--------------------------|

          Baby you just make me a mad
   Bb              C                 
E|------6---------------8----------|
B|---------6h8--6----------8h10--8-|
G|-5/7-------------7/9-------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------| 
                                                  Linger
   F                          F
E|------5-----5-----5-------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|----------------------------|--------------------------|

      on                              your pale blue 
   C                          C 
E|------8--------8----------|----8--------8-----10--8----------|
B|---------8h10-----8h10--8-|-------8--------8---------8h10--8-|
G|-8/9----------------------|-9--------9-----------------------|
D|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|----------------------------------|

    eyes                                        Linger 
   F                            F  
E|------5-----5-----5-------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|----------------------------|--------------------------|

      on                              your pale blue 
   C                          C 
E|------8--------8----------|----8--------8-----10--8----------|
B|---------8h10-----8h10--8-|-------8--------8---------8h10--8-|
G|-8/9----------------------|-9--------9-----------------------|
D|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
  
    eyes
   F                            F
E|------5-----5-----5-------3-|------5-----5-----5-------3-|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|
D|----------------------------|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|

                 Thought of you as my mountain top
   F                             F
E|------5-----5-----5--------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5------2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|--------------------------|

                 Thought of you as my peak
   Bb                             F
E|------6-------6---------------|------5-----5-----5-------3-|
B|---------6h8-----6h8--6-----6-|----------------------------|
G|-5/7---------------------7----|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|
D|------------------------------|----------------------------|
A|------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------|

              Thought of you as everything                                  
   F                           Dm
E|------5-----5-----5-------|-------5-----------|
B|--------------------------|-6^--------6^------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|-------------------|
D|--------------------------|-------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------|

      I had but couldn’t keep
   Bb              C                 F
E|------6---------------8--------8-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|---------6h8--6----------8h10----|--------------------------|
G|-5/7-------------7/9-------------|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|---------------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|---------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|--------------------------|

          I had but couldn’t keep
   Bb              C                 
E|------6-------6-------8----------|
B|---------6h8-------------8h10--8-|
G|-5/7-------------7/9-------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------| 

                                                  Linger
   F                          F
E|------5-----5-----5-------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|----------------------------|--------------------------|

      on                              your pale blue 
   C                          C 
E|------8--------8----------|----8--------8-----12--10----------|
B|---------8h10-----8h10--8-|-------8--------8----------8h10--8-|
G|-8/9----------------------|-9--------9------------------------|
D|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|

    eyes                                        linger 
   F                          F  
E|------5-----5-----5-----3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3--|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|--------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|

      on                              your pale blue 
   C                          C 
E|------8--------8----------|----8--------8-----12--10----------|
B|---------8h10-----8h10--8-|-------8--------8----------8h10--8-|
G|-8/9----------------------|-9--------9------------------------|
D|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  
    eyes
   F                            F
E|------5-----5-----5-------3-|------5-----5-----5-------3-|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|
D|----------------------------|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|

                 If I could make the world as pure
   F                             F
E|------5-----5-----5--------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5------2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|--------------------------|

                 And strange as what I see
   Bb                             F
E|------6-------6---------------|------5-----5-----5-------3-|
B|---------6h8-----6h8--6-----6-|----------------------------|
G|-5/7---------------------7----|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|
D|------------------------------|----------------------------|
A|------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------|

              I’d put you in the mirror
   F                           Dm
E|------5-----5-----5-------|-------5-----------|
B|--------------------------|-6^--------6^------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|-------------------|
D|--------------------------|-------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------|

      I put in front of me
   Bb              C                 F
E|------6---------------8--------8-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|---------6h8--6----------8h10----|--------------------------|
G|-5/7-------------7/9-------------|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|---------------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|---------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|--------------------------|

          I put in front of me
   Bb              C                 
E|------6---------------8--------8-|
B|---------6h8--6----------8h10----|
G|-5/7-------------7/9-------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------| 

                                                  Linger
   F                          F
E|------5-----5-----5-------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|----------------------------|--------------------------|

      on                              your pale blue 
   C                          C 
E|------8--------8----------|----8--------8-----10--8----------|
B|---------8h10-----8h10--8-|----------8-----8---------8h10--8-|
G|-8/9----------------------|-9-----9--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|----------------------------------|

    eyes                                        linger 
   F                          F  
E|------5-----5-----5-----3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3--|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|--------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|

      on                              your pale blue 
   C                          C 
E|------8--------8----------|-8-----10--8-----8--10--8----------|
B|---------8h10-----8h10--8-|----8---------8------------8h10--8-|
G|-8/9----------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-----------------------------------|

    eyes
   F                          F
E|------5-----5-----5-----3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3--|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|

   F                        F
E|-----13-------------------|----------------------------|
B|-13------16^--13------13^-|----------------------------|
G|------------------15--13^-|----------------------------|
D|--------------------------|-13h15--13h15—13h15--13--15-|
A|--------------------------|----------------------------|
E|--------------------------|----------------------------|

   Bb                      F                         F
E|-----------------------|------------------------|----------------13-----|
B|-----------------------|------13----------------|--------------------13-|
G|-15--15--13------------|-13^------13------------|--------13-------------|
D|-15--15------15—13/15--|--------------15--------|-13h15------15---------|
A|-----------------------|------------------13h15-|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|

   Dm                       Bb             C
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|---------------15-----------------------|---------------12^----------|
G|-16^--16^--13------14--12^--12^---------|-12--/12-----------15p13h15-|
D|---------------------------------15--12-|----------15----------------|
A|----------------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------|

   F                                   Bb              C
E|-----------------------------------|------6-------6-------8--------8-|
B|-----------------------------------|---------6h8-------------8h10----|
G|-----------------------------------|-6/7-------------7/9-------------|
D|-15--15p13------13--15--15--13--13-|---------------------------------|
A|------------15---------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   F                             F
E|------5-----5-----5--------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5------2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|--------------------------|

   C                                    C
E|------8--------12------------10-----|-------8--------12--10----------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------8h10--8-|
G|-7/9-----9/12------12--9/10------10-|--8/9-----9/12------------------|
D|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   F                             F
E|------5-----5-----5--------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5------2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|--------------------------|

   C                                    C
E|------8--------12------------10-----|-------8--------12--10----------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------8h10--8-|
G|-7/9-----9/12------12--9/10------10-|--8/9-----9/12------------------|
D|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   F                             F
E|------5-----5-----5--------3-|------5-----5-----5--------3-|
B|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5------2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5------2/3----|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|

                 Skip a life completely
   F                             F
E|------5-----5-----5--------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5------2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|--------------------------|

                 Stuff it in a cup
   Bb                             F
E|------6-------6---------------|------5-----5-----5-------3-|
B|---------6h8-----6h8--6-----6-|----------------------------|
G|-5/7---------------------7----|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|
D|------------------------------|----------------------------|
A|------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------|

              She said money is like us in time                                  
   F                           Dm
E|------5-----5-----5-------|-----5--8--/10--10--8--5-|
B|--------------------------|-/6----------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|-------------------------|
D|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|

      It lies but can’t stand up
   Bb              C                 F
E|------6---------------8----------|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|---------6h8--6----------8h10--8-|--------------------------|
G|-5/7-------------7/9-------------|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|---------------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|---------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|--------------------------|

          Down for you is up
   Bb              C                 
E|------6---------------8----------|
B|---------6h8--6----------8h10--8-|
G|-5/7-------------7/9-------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------| 

                                                  Linger
   F                          F
E|------5-----5-----5-------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|----------------------------|--------------------------|

      on                                 your pale blue 
   C                                    C
E|------8--------12------------10-----|-------8--------12--10----------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------8h10--8-|
G|-7/9-----9/12------12--9/10------10-|--8/9-----9/12------------------|
D|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|

    eyes                                        linger 
   F                          F  
E|------5-----5-----5-----3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3--|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|--------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|

      on                                your pale blue 
   C                                    C
E|------8--------12------------10-----|-------8--------12--10----------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------8h10--8-|
G|-7/9-----9/12------12--9/10------10-|--8/9-----9/12------------------|
D|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  
    eyes
   F                          F
E|------5-----5-----5-----3-|------5-----5-----5-------3-|
B|--------------------------|----------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3--|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|
D|--------------------------|----------------------------|
A|--------------------------|----------------------------|
E|--------------------------|----------------------------|

                 It was good what we did yesterday
   F                             F
E|------5-----5-----5--------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5------2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|--------------------------|

                 And I’d do it once again
   Bb                             F
E|------6-------6---------------|------5-----5-----5-------3-|
B|---------6h8-----6h8--6-----6-|----------------------------|
G|-5/7---------------------7----|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|
D|------------------------------|----------------------------|
A|------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------|

              The fact that you are married
   F                           Dm
E|------5-----5-----5-------|-------5-----------|
B|--------------------------|-6^--------6^------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|-------------------|
D|--------------------------|-------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------|

      Only proves you’re my best friend
   Bb              C                 F
E|------6---------------8----------|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|---------6h8--6----------8h10--8-|--------------------------|
G|-5/7-------------7/9-------------|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|---------------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|---------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|--------------------------|

          But it’s truly, truly a sin
   Bb              C                 
E|------6---------------8----------|
B|---------6h8--6----------8h10--8-|
G|-5/7-------------7/9-------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------| 

                                                  Linger
   F                          F
E|------5-----5-----5-------3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3----|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|----------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|----------------------------|--------------------------|
E|----------------------------|--------------------------|

      on                              your pale blue 
   C                          C 
E|------8--------8----------|----8--------8-----10--8----------|
B|---------8h10-----8h10--8-|-------8--------8---------8h10--8-|
G|-8/9----------------------|-9--------9-----------------------|
D|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|----------------------------------|

    eyes                                        linger 
   F                          F  
E|------5-----5-----5-----3-|------5-----5-----5-------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3--|-3/5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|--------------------------|------------------------5-|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|

      on                                            your pale blue 
   C                                    C
E|------8--------12------------10-----|-------8---------12--10----------|
B|------------------------------------|-------------------------8h10--8-|
G|-7/9-----9/12------12--9/10------10-|--8/9-----12--9------------------|
D|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  
    eyes
   F                          F
E|------5-----5-----5-----3-|-3/5---------|
B|--------------------------|-------------|
G|-3/5-----5-----5-----2/3--|-3/5---------|
D|--------------------------|-------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------|

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

| /  Slide up
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off

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

            
            
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