Perfect Day (piano chord guide)

Perfect Day

Like many of Teresa Young‘s offerings, this piano chord guide for Lou Reed’s Perfect Day came from a student’s request for a quick reference that didn’t exist. At least it didn’t exist for pianists and keyboard players, who often have to settle for chord sheets created for guitarists for use with a capo. This means the pianist has to transpose everything.

Now pianists and keyboard players can get right to work interpreting Lou Reed’s vision of “a perfect day… the girl, sangria in the park, and then you go home…” The chords you need are right here. As another lovely option, Teresa’s version for pianists who want to interpret the song as an instrumental solo is available below too. It includes instructional fingerings.

Preview and purchase the lyrics and piano chord guide for Perfect Day here

Also, preview and purchase Teresa’s Perfect Day solo piano arrangement here

Contact Teresa for an online lesson on this piece here.

Product Details

Lou Reed

Lou Reed

Digital Sheet Music


Piano Chords/Lyrics

Teresa Young

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Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.
—Lou Reed