Moxy Fruvous: The 'B' Album
Chords and Stuff: Josh Woodward <email@example.com>
Bm7 He can't stand a loss Dm7 He's always cross E9 G His name is Ross... my [boss] A I love my boss A I love my boss Bm7 He isn't full of fluff and gloss F He gives me work and many chores to do G A My model like Ben Cartwright to Hoss A And though he pays me minimum wage Bm7 It's all I deserve at this stage F Some union hack said I should ask for more G A I answered with suitable rage Bm7 I love my boss Dm7 I love my boss E9 G I love my boss A I love my boss A One day I came to work too late Bm7 I'd had a Fruvous luncheon date F My boss he summoned me to speak with him G A I sweated, awaiting my fate A He said "you're done!" Bm7 He chased me two blocks with a gun F But my dear boss let me apologize G A In hindsite, there wasn't a gun. Bm7 He's going out now with my sister Dm7 They go real heavy on the sauce E9 I'd like to tell him watch out mister A But he's the boss Bm7 My friends they say that I am clinging Dm7 Ask why I'm carrying this cross E9 Who knows what club-med will be bringing A From dear old boss Examples... A Bosses through the ages prove They're the ones who make it move Bm7 Bewitched would have an empty plate If it weren't for Larry Tate F Clark Kent reached the highest height G With the help of Perry White A And if we may be retrograde Speak the name Reuben Kincaid B Dm7 Now the other workers all say "Wow!" G When I roll over and I shake a paw A B My boss is my brother-in-law Dbm7 I love my boss Ebm7 I love my boss F# G I love my boss B I love my boss
Opening Chord: E----------3-- A--------4---- D------4------ G----5-------- B--2---------- E------------- E E/Eb Ab Coming from Canada, we love those leaders Dbm D E Who pesonify the US way to be, A A/Ab F#m B There was JFK, and LBJ, and WKRP. E E/Eb Ab But of all of these there is not one to rival Dbm D E The greatest genius of them all A Am He's a megalo with a healthy glow F#m B E He's the man called Rush Limbaugh. A E He's a dose of P.T. Barnum A Ab With a Mussolini twist. Dbm A Dbm A There in the limosine, parked on the lawn, E Db C B He's a goofy Gengis Khan. [more verses, same as before] Roll the carpet on the floor F#m For a man... For a man... A For a man... Such a man... B sus 4 For a man.... With his head up his- Ditto! Ditto! Ditto! Ditto! E B E Ask us the name the name of the King - It's Rush!
Note: all of these chords are played in a bluegrass fashion with alternating root and 5th notes as the bass line. For instance, for the A chord: E------------------------ B----2---2---2---2---2--- G----2---2---2---2---2--- D----2---2---2---2---2--- etc... A--0-------0-------0----- E------0-------0-------0- Intro after flute: E A (A-B-Db) D A (A-G#-G) F#m B E A D A Well he was just some Johnny Saucep'n when he walked into that kitchen E A And the chef picked up the order and put down his Solzhenitysen D A He said "make yourself at home, boy, I just prewarmed all the griddles E A Ya got 20 minutes, starting now, to make some gourmet vittles" A Basil endive parmesan shrimp live D Lobster hamster worchester muenster E Caviar radiccio snow pea scampi A Roquefort meat squirt blue beef red alert Pork hocs side flank cantaloupe sheep shanks D Provolone flatbread goat's head soup E Gruyere cheese angelhair please A And a vichyssoise and a cabbage and a crawfish claws. [repeat]
Now, if all that ash used to be hash What the heck time is it now? Last thing I remember I was looking at my stash Just before the late late show Then we threw a couple movies in the VCR And I remember driving Buddy home in the car Well, we got not gas so we couldn't have got far... What the heck time is it now?
The howling part is played with an Em backdrop. The notes:
E - E - A-B-D-E
The following verse's E# and C#7 sound best played like this:
--0--0-- --0--0-- --7--4-- --6--3-- --7--4-- --------
E7 C#7 Oh, my weary and aching head F# B E Esus4-Em-E You know, I gotta get some thinking done I can't remember where I put the bed... F# B I ain't moved it since '71 E A I got a real funny feeling I'm about to fall down F#/Bb I hope I find my way to the ground E Eb D Db7 I hate to spend the whole night floating around F# B E In the condition I'm in. B B E In the condition I'm in.
(Em riff again)
(same chords as last verse) First thing in the morning I'm giving myself a break You kind of get an early warning when you're fingernails and eyelids ache Well, it might be closer to the afternoon But the big point is, I'm gonna do it soon There ain't nothing underneath this moon Will ever make me toke another take! ...But what's that on the table? Why, it looks like a little chunk I bet old Petey dropped that there He always was a drunk
E E(root G#) Well, it looks so good just sitting there A F#/Bb I believe what I need is a bite of the hair E Eb D D7 Doggone stuff is like a breath of fresh air F# B E Db7 Think I'm gonna sell the farm (and buy more) F# B E Db7 Think I'm gonna sell the farm (find the door) F# B E Think I'm gonna sell the farm.
Entire song is finger-picked folky style.
D She had that disposition Bm Sent all the boys a wishin' G A7 As we trickled down the coast of Peggy's hide-a-way. D We loaded up the cube vans, Bm The days were steeped in Ray-Bans G A7 That reflected love's embrace from which I shyed away. G A7 D Bm G And I wouldn't know her ass from a deep hole in the ground, A7 D Bm G ->A7 Lined with bushes and a fence that the neighbors placed around; D Make a child with me. Outro: |: D-C(add9)-G-A7 :|
Dm - A Dm - A Db7 (A, Ab)
Verse 1: F#m B7 As a young boy Michael helped his mother cook, F#m Db7 Down by her apron strings the whole day long. F#m B7 Knife in hand, her eyes trained on the recipe book D7 E He'd salivate as she sang out this song:
Chorus 1: A D Cut the onions, start the dicing. E A Listen up Mike, it's the right thing. A D Chop the parsnip for a rich dish Dm A In the small pond you'll be a big fish. Dm A In the small pond you'll be a big fish. (Follow verse chords) When in college our lad made some special friends, Kept him from subversives and their kind. Swirled within a world of sports and dividends. And the song they sang was etched upon his mind: (Follow chorus chords) Cut the hair off the hippy sleeping. Listen up Mike, it's the right thing. Chop the fringes off the freakish. In the small pond you'll be a big fish. In the small pond you'll be a big fish.
(Follow verse chords) Thirty-five, a burning drive possessed him To be the greatest golfer in North Bay. Sometimes a fear of failure near obsessed him. But then he'd hear the other golfer's say: (Follow chorus chords) Cut the motion on your back swing. Listen up Mike, it's the right thing. Chop the golf ball with a big swish. In the small pond you'll be a big fish. In the small pond you'll be a big fish.
(Follow verse chords) Now he's breaking bread with heads of industry The captain in the autumn of his years. He proceeds with Messianical rabidity. When he echoes mother's words he hears the cheers:
(Follow chorus chords) Cut the welfare, and public housing. Listen up Mike, it's the right thing. Chop the health-care, you'll get your wish. In the small pond you'll be a big fish Cut the child-care and the schooling. Listen up Mike, it's the right-wing. Chop the free-lunch for the poorish. In the small pond you'll be a big fish. In the small pond you'll be a big fish. Dm D In the small pond you'll be a big fish.
Intro: Murray pedaling an E with rest ba-dap'ing E-Eb-D
E Am It's ten-til-two and I've not a thing to do. F B E Am How can I get my picks of human zoo? C F G(root Gb) A daily treat full of lies and deceit. G G# C# C My pleasure's begun with Jenny Washington.
(unintentional key change? about 1/4 step up) F Bbm Cause dad's from Mars and baby likes porno flicks. F# C F Bbm Mom hates the blacks and junior's turning tricks. C# F# Ab(root G) There's therapy for my whole family C# G# A D Eb Each weekday at one on Jenny Washington. G# Eb Consistently number one, it's Jenny Washington C# G# Eb G# For three years in a row, the highest rated show Eb G# She's sexy and sensitive. She's showing us how we live. C# G# Eb G# Remember it's one for fun, Jenny Washington! E Am Sibling lust and doctors on angel dust. F B E Am Arsonist kids and crooks they couldn't bust. C F G(root Gb) Nazi teens they say it's in the genes. G G# C# C There's plenty of fun in degradation. F Bbm A pleasure cruise on an ocean of hot issues. F# C F Bbm Get people to fight and serve it up as news. C# F# Ab(root G) Talk is cheap except when it goes -BLEEP-. C# G# A D Eb The nun with the gun, Jenny Washington. G# Eb Cause it's the new number one, it's Jenny Washington. C# G# Eb G# She puts the "f" in fuss, she puts the "u" is us. Eb G# She's sexy and sensitive. She's showing us how we live. C# G# Eb G# Remember it's one for fun, Jenny Washington!
Note: most of the song will be alternating 5ths on the low end of the guitar. Strum that with the chords.
----3---3---3---3---0---0---0-------0---0---0------ ----0---0---0---0---1---1---1-------1---1---1------ ----0---0---0---0---2---2---2-------0---0---0------ ----0-0-0---0-0-0---2-2-2---2-------2---2---2------ ------------------0-------0---0-2-3-------3-----2-- --3-------3---------------------------3-------3---- etc.. [G] [Am] [C] [Bm]
A few of the chord voicings I use for the decending part:
--3--------3--------3-------3-- --3--------2--------1-1-3-1-0-- --0--------0--------0-------0-- --0-------(0)-------0-------0-- ------------------------------- --3--------3--------3-------3-- [G] [G(b5)] [G(sus 4)] [G]
G Up until just recently Am Gambling was thought to be blasphemy C Bm Am Like Wilson Phillips, evil stuff G But Canada is changing fast Am Loosening it up at last legally C Bm The new narcotic, take a puff. Am Cm G Casinos open to raise funds for social needs G G(w/ b5) Full of roulette wheels, G(sus 4) G Black jack and video slot machines. Am Cm Now guys like Cedric perform benevolent deeds. G G (w/ b5) I've been saving up my welfare G(sus 4) G Just to throw the dice on the velvet greens. G Money made by dealing folks Am Goes to helping healing folks 'cross the land C Bm Am I stand and proudly gush. G Casinos are a ministry handled governmentally Am Show your hand. C Bm I almost had a royal flush. Am Cm Since Cedric spent his last dime on 15 to 2. G G(w/ b5) G(sus 4) G I put my chips on 32 red it went to black instead. Am Cm Guys like Cedric are pulling Medicaire through. G G(w/ b5) Now they're asking me to leave, G(sus 4) G And I'm poor and I'm peeved so I just might heave. D So he mortgaged the house and he traded the kids G And he studied the odds and he practiced the bids. D The he ran to province next door to his G Where casinos were a brand new flourishing biz. B Em D D(root Db) His new found luck at blackjack brought him such wealth C D(root Db) F#m D They realized he'd make a perfect Minister of Health. G Now he's wearing all the hats Am Hanging out with bureaucrats at bookie joints. C Bm Am He's a public money sponge. G Watch him place another bet Am We go deeper into debt losing points C Bm And credit ratings plunge Am Cm G We've made a virtue of that which used to be vice: G(w/ b5) G(sus4) G Lower tax on corporations, gambling donations pay the bills. Am Cm G Now gambling addicts are civil servants with dice: G(w/ b5) G(sus4) G Selling health to the hopeless, pocketing the profits, curing our ills. Am Cm Our social service is getting nervous Am Cm As Cedric hands it to one-armed bandits. Am Cm G C Cm G It's hell for purists but swell for tourists so yeah!
Note: This song also alternates root 5ths about the whole time. C D Galileo, Newton, Watt, they were genuises all. Dm G C Without them we'd be freezing in the dark at the mall. Am D James Joule found total energy remains the same G No matter what it's form. D G That's why it carries his name. C D A chemical, electrical, potential and heat, Dm G C Radiant, kinetic, ooh the list is incomplete. Am They're always changing back and forth D It's really quite a blur G oh, how could he? D G I've forgotten nuclear! (a cappella) Ride a barrel down the falls Then cook spaghetti with meatballs. Really make your friends amazed. Nuke it with some gamma rays. Fly to Venus in a rocket. Put your finger in a socket. You may suffer from exhaust, But none of that energy is ever really lost. C D Then why can't we make a clean machine that moves perpetually? Dm G C Cause there's another law with which all energy must agree. Am D G Whenever it changes form, it loses quality (in other words...) D G G# Damn that rising entropy! C# D# It's entropy you see that turns finess into mess D#m G# C# A palace to a pig-stye why it's simply scandalous! Bbm Eb Ab Energy once neat degenerates into waste heat (We must repeat.) C# Because of entropy.
(a cappella) We took the babies we knew and the toddlers we knew, Said we'd like to get a slice of life from your point of view 'Cause you cry and laugh a lot more than us older folks do It's a Spicer show especially for you. F C7 The markers that I just got are non-toxic Bb Dm And my sister says the lake is quite dioxic Bb I don't know what these words mean, F I just want to play where it's clean C F But something in the backyard make my dog sick. F Is there something you like? (squirt-gunning my dog!) C7 Is there something you hate? (when my turtle ate my gerbil) Dm Is it fun to take a bath (no...sometimes...yes) balbum-(yes, no, sometimes, yeah) F Should Quebec separate? Bb F Well, we'll try and handle that for you C F And make a better world, so you can have kids too. F C7 My mom is French, and she's a candy striper Bb Dm When my dad sings 'Save the Queen' she gets real hyper Bb She says "Douglas, keep your paws F Off my Notwithstanding clause" C F And they argue, and forget about my diaper (gross!) F Is there something you like? (Jurassic Park) C Is there something you despise? (when I ate too many crayons) Dm Do you like to play with dolls? (not dolls, action figures) F Do you have a gender bias? (my sister is three....gender biases) Bb F Well, we'll try to handle that for you C F And make a better world, so you can have kids too. F C7 Hello, I'm Gabby and I just got here from Chile (welcome Gabby!) Bb Dm I like Canada, except that it is chilly Bb F I met Premier Bob Rae, and he ain't no Pinochet C F My mother makes a spicy bowl of chili (three rhymes!) F Is there something you like? (squirt-gunning my Shreddies) C Is there something you hate (reject)? (food that isn't pizza) Dm What's your favourite colour? (fuschia...teal) F Is that politically correct? Bb F Well, we'll try and handle that for you C F And make a better world, so you can have kids too. (a cappella) Now the kids have held court, and we're glad to report That from now on we'll take orders from the young and the short In fact, adults should only speak up as a final resort When there's a grown-up problem through which one must sort Trust the people for whom living is a sport If you need us we'll be backyard in our new treefort.