Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed is featured on his second solo album, Transformer released in 1972. It was produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson.

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Key of the Song: C major

The original key of Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed is in C major.

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Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed – Lyrics with Chords

Verse 1

C                          F
Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
C                                F
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
C                    D
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
F                        D
Shaved her legs and then he was a she

C                                      F
She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
C                             F
hey honey, take a walk on the wild side


Verse 2 

C                              F
Candy came from out on the Island
C                                     F
In the backroom she was everybody's darlin'
C               D
But she never lost her head
F                   D
Even when she was giving head

C                                      F
She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
C                                   F
I said hey babe, take a walk on the wild side


And the colored girls go:
C                        F
doo do doo do doo do do doo..
C                        F
doo do doo do doo do do doo..


Verse 3

C                              F
Little Joe never once gave it away
C                         F
Everybody had to pay and pay
C                      D
A hustle here and a hustle there
F                     D
New York City's the place where

C                                      F
They say hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
C                                  F
I said hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side


Verse 4

C                                  F
Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
C                                     F
Lookin' for soul food and a place to eat
C               D
Went to the Apollo
F                     D
You should've seen em go go go

C                                      F
They said hey shuga, take a walk on the wild side
C                                   F
I said hey babe, take a walk on the wild side, all right...


Verse 5 

C                       F
Jackie is just speeding away
C                                 F
Thought she was James Dean for a day
C                 D
Then I guess she had to crash
F                   D
Valium would have helped that bash

C                                      F
She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
C                                   F
I said hey babe, take a walk on the wild side


And the colored girls go:
C                        F
doo do doo do doo do do doo..
C                        F
doo do doo do doo do do doo..
C                        F
doo do doo do doo do do doo..
C                        F
doo do doo do doo do do doo..