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Candy Says  The Velvet Underground

Date: Sat, 2 Dec 1995 22:34:55 -500
Subject: CRD: Candy Says by The Velvet Underground
Here is a more complete chord transcription for this song. I've formatted
the chords to the lyrics (as well as I could), and included all the words.
Thanks to Citizen Kane for the original posting
from which I took the chords.
This is one of the best VU songs (in my humble opinion). It's the first
track on their third album, "The Velvet Underground"; and is written (of
course) by Lou Reed. A "closet mix" version is also available on the new VU
box set. Enjoy.
Candy Says: The Velvet Underground
[D] Candy [F#m]says,[F] I've come to hat[B]e my body,
[Em] and all that i[A]t requires
[D]in this world.[A]
[D] Candy [F#m]says,[F] I'd like to kno[B]w completely,
[Em] what other so[A]uls discreetly
[D]talk about. [A]
[D] I'm gonna [G]watch the blue birds [E]fly,
[A] over my shoulder.
[D] I'm gonna [G]watch them pass me by[E],
[A]maybe when I'm older.
[C] What do you think I'd [G]see,
if [A]I could walk away from [C]me? (4 beat pause)
VERSE 2: (same chords as verse 1)
Candy says, I hate the quite places,
that cause the smallest taste
of what will be.
Candy says, I hate the big descisions,
that cause endless revisions
in my mind.
CHORUS (again)
D (8 bts) G (8 bts)
..........Doo, Doo, Whaa.........
[D]Doo.......Doo, Doo, [G]Whaa......... (x4)
(end on)
It is kind of difficult to convey where exactly the chords change, as they
don't line up perfectly with the words. Every chord lasts for 4 beats and
the words are placed over them. There is also a lot of chord picking that
goes on that I have no clue how to play. And that's it...
SC Sarvis
* "Space Patrol, uh ... I gotta be brief ... I said cheese!... *
* My elastic's all stretched out ... She's a gas powered witch! *
* ...(10-4), Over." *

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