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WALKONTHEWILDSIDELouReed

WORDS
ANDMUSIC
BYLou Reed TRANSCRIBED
BYMatt Sch arfglass

***NEW FORMAT***
Bass lines are included in the guitar transcriptions
Gtr. 1 chords (clean, dark elec., left channel) Gtr. 2 chords (acous., tight channe l)

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1. Holly came from MiamiF.L. A.
Hitchiked her way across the U.S. A. Pluckedher eyebrows on the way
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Shavedher legs and then he was a Shesays hey babe take a walk on the wild side Said
hey honey take a walk on the wild side
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2. Candy came from out on the island


In the back room she was everybody'sdarlin'
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As heard on Lou Reed'sArista recording TheDefinitive Collection


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Repri nted by pe1m1ss1on of Hal Le-on:.rd Corporation.

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But she never lost her head even when she was givin' head She says hey babe takea walk on the wild
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3. Little Joe neveronce gaveit away Everybody had to pay and pay A
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hustle here and a hustle there NewYork City is the placewherethey said hey babe takea walk on the wild
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side said Hey Joe takea walkon the wild side
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4. SugarPlumFairy cameand hit the
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shouldaseenhim go go go Theysaid hey sugar takea walk on the wild side said
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hey babe take a walk on the wild side All right 'Ha
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5. Jackie is just speedin' away Thoughtshe was James Dean for a day
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