Thursday, February 19, 2009

Demos (round two)

More demos. Same setup as last night. All of these are "freebies" because they needed to be recorded. "Wake Up Bix" and "When Autumn Blooms" will need to wait until I have a guitar that doesn't lose notes above the ninth fret. There's very little chance that "Gut Rot" and "Before You Go" are going to be performed in the next few weeks, so they're lower on the priority scale.

All Night All Day


Down in Memphis


She Don't Want Me Around


Crocodile Smile

4 comments:

  1. All Night, All Day

    A:
    | G | G | G | G7 | C | C7 |
    | G | E7 | A7 | D7 | G E7 | A7 D7 |

    B:
    | C | C7 | G | G7 | C | C7 | A7 | D7 | A7 | D7 |

    It takes a little bit of swing and a whole lotta shoving
    To get you on the floor and those long legs struttin
    Shake that thing (all night, and all day)
    Shake that thing (all night, and all day)
    Don’t pay no mind while the peanuts taunt
    Listen little honey, you got what I want

    A little Vicodin and some banjo pluckin
    You can tell you’re wild by the mother hens cluckin
    Shake that thing (all night, and all day)
    Shake that thing (all night, and all day)
    Don’t mean much without that feel
    Listen little honey, gotta keep it real

    Went to my bedroom looking for my pills
    Cause there ain’t much else to do
    Some folks are happy just paying the bills
    But they’re not like me and you
    No, not like me and you

    It takes a little bit of wine and a whole lotta lovin
    To get you in bed so that we can get to dovin
    Shake that thing (all night, and all day)
    Shake that thing (all night, and all day)
    Dressed up fine like Adam and Eve
    Listen little honey, you got what I need

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  2. Down in Memphis

    | F | D7 | G7 C7 | F |
    | F | D7 | G7 | C7 |
    | F7 | F7 | Bb D7 | G7 C7 |
    | F | D7 | G7 C7 | F |

    Jimbo’s walking to Memphis town
    He says he’s gonna be a star
    Jimbo’s walking to Memphis town
    But he’s driving home by car
    He heard too many 78s of all them jug bands raggin
    Now he’s got it in that head of his, lordy, listen to him braggin

    Jimbo don’t want to play banjo
    Says he wants to play guitar
    Walked on into that ratty pawn shop
    Down on Fourth and Barr
    He knows that he can’t sing a note to send his soul to Heaven
    So he stole a kazoo from Betty Lou and kicked it to eleven

    Jimbo’s down in Memphis now
    Just digging that jug band sound
    Jimbo’s down by the Mississloppy
    Just a-kicking that gong around
    He took a hit once, took a hit twice, then flailed around on that stage
    Who could’ve guessed that for some time after that dance was all the rage

    Jimbo’s walkin out of Memphis town
    Says he don’t wanna be a star
    Jimbo’s leavin Memphis
    But he ain’t driving home by car
    He spent too many strung out nights with all them jug bands messin
    The dream’s dropped out of that head of his, he says he learned his lesson

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  3. She Don’t Want Me Around

    | F | C | Bb | F | F | F | C | C |
    | Bb | Bb | F | F | F | C | Bb | F | F | C | F | F |

    The snow came down on the crooked porch
    With the locked front door
    The signs were clear as a blazing torch
    That she don’t want me around no more
    She don’t want me around

    Someone else broke the window
    But it’s my hand that bled
    At the foot of the stairs I made a show
    Too many thoughts in my head, my head
    Too many thoughts in my head

    Few things are finer in this wide world
    Than a fire and a dog at your side
    But I’d trade them both to win back my girl
    But it ain’t for me to decide, oh no
    It ain’t for me to decide

    Wherever I travel I sing this song
    If I’m locked up or breathing free
    Before she tells you to move along
    Just give her the space to be, my boys
    Just give her space to be

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  4. Crocodile Smile

    | D | D7 | G | D | D | D | E7 | A7 |
    | D | D7 | G | Bb7 | A7 | A7 | E7 A7 | D |
    | Bm7 | F#7 | Bm7 | B7 | E7 | E7 | A7 | A7 |
    | D | D7 | G | Bb7 | D | B7 | E7 A7 | D7 (A7) |


    If my feet hardly touch the ground
    And like a wayward leaf I seem
    Just drifting on up the avenue
    Turning over a brand new dream
    If I take two sugars in my coffee
    As I gladly start the day
    It’s just a crocodile smile that makes me seem that way
    I remember what mama said
    When I was little but a child
    “If you wanna quit them weary blues
    You gotta ditch them with a smile”
    You ain’t impressing no one
    If you show them what’s inside
    I could hang my head and cry
    But it ain’t gonna get me high


    A penny ain’t worth a nickel
    And a nickel ain’t worth a dime
    A bitch ain’t worth the trouble
    Sure as hell ain’t worth the time
    I can’t forget what she said to me
    As I trudge along through the day
    But a crocodile smile can make it seem that way
    I remember what papa said
    When I was little but a child
    “If you wanna lure those women in
    Gotta bait them with a smile”
    You ain’t impressing no one
    If you show them what’s inside
    But a crocodile smile can make it all alright

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