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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

ROCKABILLY VISIONQUEST




#ROCKABILLYVISIONQUEST

USUALLY, a pilgrimage,, but this time it's a visionquest. After 40 years of being a sidekick to two "better halves," I added both of my two worse halves together and am attempting to become a whole person. 
I've only been out of Florida 6 times in the last 25 years and if you don't count going to my parent's funerals and visiting them when they were terminally ill, then its only been twice. 
For 6 years in Tucson, I would step out of the house and see mountains. For the last three years, I lived next to Sahuaro Monument East and the 250,000 acre Coronado National Forest. 
What was missing from my life was mountains. I left Tucson in 1984 and haven't seen a hill or mountain over 2,000 feet since. I've never seen the Appalachians or the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Originally I was mulling something called a hillbilly visionquest and I thought who could have possibly used these two words together? Well sho nuff, somebody had and here it is, 

I had a hillbilly latbed and used bungi cords to tie everything down. I had a yard full of shit, "that I might need some day." But now my packrat days are over and though I look at the side of the road for things to salvage I now reject most of these things. I got a little business so I needn't become a scrapper


dont forget 

Virginia Exits for Gas

  • MP 0 – less than 3 miles west on US 250
  • MP 45.6 – less than 5 miles west on US 60
  • MP 63.7 – less than 2 miles south on US 501
  • MP 90.9 – less than 5 miles north on VA 43
  • MP 106 – less than 4 miles west on US 460
  • MP 112.2 – less than 2 miles east or west on VA 24
  • MP 121.4 – less than 5 miles north on US 220
  • MP 177.7 – less than 1 mile east on US 58
  • MP 199.4 – less than 1 mile north on US 52
  • MP 215.8 – less than 8 miles north on VA 89
Fuel-Near-BRP
North Carolina Exits for Gas
  • MP 229.7 – less than 8 miles west on US 21
  • MP 248.1 – less than 3 miles west on NC 18
  • MP 261.2 – less than 12 miles west on NC 16
  • MP 291.8 – less than 2 miles north or south on US 321
  • MP 312 – less than 3 miles north on NC 181
  • MP 330.9 – less than 3 miles north on NC 226
  • MP 382.5 – less than 2 miles east or west on US 70
  • MP 384.7 – less than 3 miles south on US 74A
  • MP 388.8 – less than 1 mile south, less than 3 miles north on US 25
  • MP 393.6 – less than 3 miles north on NC 191
  • MP 411.8 – less than 10 miles north on US 276
  • MP 443.1 – less than 3 miles east on US 74/23
  • MP 455.7 – less than 3 miles east on US 19
  • MP 469.1 – less than 5 miles south on US 441
  • SEPTEMBER 19  LEAVE FOR RALEIGH B&B
  • SEPTEMBER 20 ARRIVE 4:00 IN RALEIGH
  • SEPTEMBER 21 Asheville and Craggy Gardens stay at Pisgah campground.
  • September 22   Appalachian Museum and Rockabilly Hall of fame stay at Black Mountain or Pisgah
  • September 23 return to Raleugh B&B ISIS lawn series
  • Leave for Windsor Connecticut  Sept 24
  • Olympia Diner  Comstock Ferre Ashford 25
  • Looking for Populuxe too and Americana and Rt 66 and old car shows
  • Sept 26   Big E    NRBQ 23rd   Bill  Flagg   Leominster
  • Sept 27 free wheelin’ on my own
  • Sept 28 Saturday New England Shake up
  • SEPT 29 HERSHEY HOTEL AMISH GIFTS FOR EVERYONE. STAY AT AN Amish B&B Amish seed potatoes
  • SEPTEMBER 30    SUNDAY Drive down to DC. Walk around Theodore Roosevelt Park. Stay at   Fairfax WalMart   11181 Lee Hwy Fairfax  
  • October 1 Luray Caverns Virginia  Grayson Highlands stay at James River visitors center
  • October 2  Globe Forest Pisgah Asheville Mt Mitchell Joyce Kilmer Forest
  • October 3-4 clean up hurricane damage Raleigh
  • October 5 Cherokee and Smoky Mountains
  • October 6  Helen Guidestones and Conway
  • October 7 work
  • October 8 Tampa
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Knowledgeable volunteers and Rangers are available to answer questions and share information about the natural resources of the region.
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HIGHLANDS & PISGAH REGIONS
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NEW ICONoCLASTICS PLAYLIST FOR APPALACHIA
REVISED ICONoCLASTIC PLAYLIST
1                   SURF WAR
2               ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME
3               MOTHER OF A MINERS CHILD
4               CRY BABY CRY
5                MY LOVE FOREVERMORE
6               WALK LIKE A MAN
7                THE WORKING MAN
8                TABACCO ROAD
9               I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU  VOLBEAT
10           ACE OF SPADES
11              HURT YOU FIRST
12          REDNECK WOMAN
13          JANNY ARE YOU GAY
14          HILLBILLY HIGHWAY
15           SUNNY AFTERNOON
16          DRINKIN GASOLINE
17           DON’T LOOK NOW
18           THE CHEATER
19          TOMBSTONE SHADOW
20       DARK DREAM
21          SURF CITY RAMONES
22      DON’T DREAM ITS OVER  
 REVISED ICONoCLASTIC PLAYLIST 
1                   SURF WAR
2               ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME
3               MOTHER OF A MINERS CHILD
4               CRY BABY CRY
5                MY LOVE FOREVERMORE
6               WALK LIKE A MAN
7                THE WORKING MAN
8                TABACCO ROAD
9               I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU  VOLBEAT
10           ACE OF SPADES
11              HURT YOU FIRST
12          REDNECK WOMAN
13          JANNY ARE YOU GAY
14          HILLBILLY HIGHWAY
15           SUNNY AFTERNOON
16          DRINKIN GASOLINE
17           DON’T LOOK NOW
18           THE CHEATER
19          TOMBSTONE SHADOW
20       DARK DREAM
21          SURF CITY RAMONES
22      DON’T DREAM ITS OVER  

SONGS ON DECK MURDER OF CROWS LINDI ORTEGA
Two sets of 11 songs each. My amp  is a Fender G-deck Junior and the first numbers after the song indicate the settings I was using. This amp has had several owners and the button to start the drums ceased to function from over use.
So then I figured Ah’ll just use some Youtube beats and that’ll work, but my speaker for the phone is nice, but not very loud and so the second group of numbers are letters such as surfbeat or drum beats to practice with 4/4 150BPM.
So I hope it ain’t discurgin when I try to play a song to any sort of crowd. I haven’t played a gig for like, 40 years. I like to say I like to create and I like to play but I don’t like to perform unlike todays musicians who are all about their image and infectionously irresistible music so they can get a billion views on Youtube.
My visionquest then comprises several things. First, why do I bond with the Hillbilly culture? A song I’d like to do is Hillbilly Cat by the Hillbilly Hellcats. I love coal songs  such as “don’t look now” by Creedence #17 and Mother of a Miners Child by Gordon Lightfoot. Workin’ in a coal mine is an oldie I’d like to do. Hillbilly Highway written by Steve Earle and as performed by the Road  Hammers #14 is the third.
Go to my Youtube channel John A Almada, (my mom said if I use my middle initial it would be advantageous numerologically speaking), and check out my “American Dankbilly” and “ICONoCLASTICS” playlists. iconOclastics has these 22 songs loaded up front along with beats I’ll be using so I can find them wherever I can get Wi-fi.
Secondly, the call of the mountains had become unbearable. My spiritual advisor said to draw it to me, but do the work. Do the planning save the money make sure my customers are taken care of. Buddy Boy will be monitoring them. Before I expire I need the time to see the Appalachians.  Mount Mitchell and Craggy Gardens and Asheville and Black Mountain and hoping Pisgah campground is as nice as it’s touted out to be. Beginning with a B&B in Raleigh.  http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/Thread-How-to-Speak-Hillbilly-Appalachian-English-Dialect
Thirdly, What about rockabilly then? My opinion is that the Beatles and others who covered the original Rockabilly songs were the second generation. Lennon was lyrically rockabilly and recorded “Rock and Roll” in ’75 while Paul took rockabilly, along with a twist of compositional genius and the Big Beatles Beat and therefore, so Rockabilly in the future has unlimited horizons.
There was a bit of a revival in the early 80’s and that was the third generation while psychobillymetalbillyeurobilly arrived as did the Iraq War in the early aughts. #rockabillyvisionquest is about looking to see if the next generation of rockabilly is emerging. Most American music is from the south anyways and I’ll be in North Carolina Virginia Tennesee and Georgia. Be it black or white. Metal and Rockabilly combined would create a boost of hybrid vigor and establish a new vein of precious metal in the bedstone of America. Is there a Metalbilly genre?
Well, hell yeah! Volbeat is at the top of the list. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Ikg8sNFb0&list=PLD1018BBF28138B27&index=20




1                   SURF WARMUP 12 00 55% 800 30% OR SURFBEAT G1 pedal 01 drums
2               ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME     key of F      3 00 32%  Metal stoner rock 130 works some of the timing is real good ---4/4 130 G1 pedal.>>>d3 or 24 gtr      01 for drums    ***there can be instrumental verses for any soloists. Harp tambourine cowbell … play whatya got                                                        1) We found ourselves this cool address,  In Nashville….Tennesee no less, that night at the RHOF Won't believe the folks we saw the moment we walked through that door that night ……at the RHOF Sweet gene Vincent     Robert gordon   …..stray cats played those rhythm grooves, eddie Cochran didn’t stop    2) Posters hung op on the wall Perkins Vincent had a ball that night at the RHOFJohnny cash and elvis too Buddy holleys rockin through that night at the RHOF Sweet gene Vincent  did his moves first fret  Robert gordon was red hot.stray cats played those rhythm grooves, Link wrays  ROCKIN didn’t stop and tinyriff should have solos hereall of themhrous  sWEET gENE.... Dick Dales rockin didn’t stop                                                              
 Marty Robbins made us dance elvis held us in a trance that night at the RHOFWont forget the sights we saw all those rockers yelled for moreThat night at the RHOF(3X)riff ending
3      MOTHER OF A MINERS CHILD    G  12 00  55%   drumbeat 120   1 AND 4 QUIET 235 ARE LOUD  gtr 24 drums 01 solos after verse 3 and 4
 1(G) She is my flower And she (C) blooms for the one who loves her (G) best The (C) miners stop to (D) watch her as she (G) walks 
They (D) know her love is not for sale  (C) She will never fail me 'cause I (G) know 
I watched her (Em) grow
GO UP AN OCTAVE FOR THIS PART And the (C) mother of a (D) miner's child (C) Waits for me be(D)side the kitchen (G) door (D)
2 She is my light In this place where the darkness never ends She'll guide me where the tunnels twist and bend
She's the only one who listens when I tell her I got less than I can spend She knows the pace DWELL ON THE E MINOR  Oh mother of a miner's child
Wash away the coal dust from my face (F) (C) (D)
3           When the night shift's done She'll be waiting by the table when I come Searching for another dream to chase Oh mother of a miner's child
I know that you still think about the day When we'll be movin' on Remember dear old Daddy and The promise that I made to carry on     SOLO           
4            Sometimes I smile In the cage where the cables softly hum I'd curse that old straw boss to the bone But the mother of a miner's child
Is waiting for her paycheck to come home Come Saturday And he is just a miner's boy I hope that he will find a better way MORE SOLOS
5        She is my flower And she blooms for the one who loves her best The miners stop to watch her as she walks They know her love is not for sale
She will never fail me 'cause I know I watched her grow (octave jump)And the mother of a miner's child Waits for me beside the kitchen door
4 CRY BABY CRY               Beatles - Cry Baby Cry chords 3 00 30% Drum beats to practice 150 gtr 64 or 66 is better and C2 seems right   drums 13  soloist after verse 3
       
Cry baby cry make your mother sigh she's old enough to know better so cry baby cry
   1 The king of Marigold was in the kitchen cooking breakfast for the queen
     The queen was in the parlor playing piano For the children of the king
 Cry baby cry make your mother sigh  she's old enough to know better so cry baby cry
2 The king was in the garden picking flowers For a friend who came to play The queen was in the playroom painting pictures For the children s holiday Cry baby cry make your mother sigh she's old enough to know better so cry baby cry
3 The duchess of Kircaldy always smiling and arriving late for tea The duke was having problems with a message At the local bird and bee Cry baby cry make your mother sigh she's old enough to know better so cry baby cry 12TH FRET HARMONICS AFTER SOLO VERSE
 4 At twelve o'clock a meeting round the table For a séance in the dark
      With voices out of nowhere put on specially By the children for a lark.
Cry baby cry make your mother sigh
 Fm  Can you take me back where are people, can you take me backCan you take me back where are people, brother can you take me back Can you take me back?

MY LOVE FOREVERMORE   Am 5 00  65% no G1 beat yet gtr C2  HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION drumbeat youtube>>>Drum beat 120 BPM funk rock
So this song has a male and female part so I have to sing both. Therefore if you know this song you are  welcome to sing the female part.
AmI'd like to pack this in, Cand take you to the stars Ewe’ll eat at fancy restaurants anAmd drive in fancy cars
AmWe tried our luck, we made a buck,C so lean back have some fun. Oh yes my love but first just this ine last one
F We stood on a cliff on a Cstarless night I held your hand in myAm mine... so stand by me wCith all your heart, I need you by Ammy side
2     Oh, the river is cold and black  and the bottom is a long way down
another one going underground Why can't we cut the ropes and let that poor fool go..
Don't go weak on me not when I need you so  F  C  E Am F  C E  Am     F We stood on a cliff in a starless night I held your hand in my mine...so stand by me with all your heart, I need you by my side       
   3     Dont lose your step, now we're almost there go wash Your face, and comb your hair
So trust me now, believe in me  forever more your love, you have pledged to me.We stood on a cliff in a starless night I held your hand in my mine...        so stand by me with all your heart, I need you by my side
4  We'll stay at home and C  call this day our own, listen to a record and watch a candle burn I'm feeling kind of drowsy there's blood on the floor. And when I'm gone you still will have my love forevermore
 6 WALK LIKE A MAN 7 00    25%   gtr D2  drums 33  someone can sing the ooo oooo part one octive higher than my down too low tone
Oh, walk, walk, walk, walk Oh, walk, walk, walk man solo after second verse then first verse returns then end
1  Oh how you tried to cut me down to size Tellin' dirty lies to my friends
But my own father said give her up, don't bother The world isn't comin' to an end
(He said) Walk like a man, talk like a man Walk like a man my son
No woman's worth crawlin' on the earthSo walk like a man, my sonOh, walk, walk, walk, walk
2  Oh Bye bye baby, I don't-a mean maybe Gonna get along somehow
Soon you'll be cryin' on account of all your lyin' Oh yeah, just look who's laughin' now
(I'm gonna) Walk like a man, fast as I can Walk like a man from you
I'll tell the world forget about it, girl And walk like a man from you


7 THE WORKING MAN8 00  25%  more bluesy AMX 2 00  FX 3 00 FUNK DRUM LOOP 120
1 Well, I was born on a Sunday;Thursday I had me a job. I was born on a Sunday; by Thursday I were workin' out on the job. G#7   I ain't never had no day off F#7/Ab bass   since I loined right from wrong.
2 Mama said I was bad, I did something to her head. Mama said I was bad, I did something to her head. And poppa threw me out, ooh, said, "I gotta earn my own way."
Pattern and solo verse  BREAK   I ain't never been in trouble; I ain't got the time.
I don't mess around with magic, child. What I got is mine.
3 Whatever you say, Lord, well, that's what I'm gonna do. Whatever you say, well that's what I'm gonna do. 'Cause I'm the working man, Lordawww I do the job for you.
3               Every Friday, well, that's when I get paid. Don't take me on Friday, Lord, 'cause that's when I get paid. Let me die on Saturday night, ooh, before Sunday gets my head.
8 TABACCO ROAD 12 00  52% DRUM BEAT 120 
1I was born in a trunk Mama died and my daddy got drunk
Left me here to die alone In the middle of Tobacco Road
Growin' up, rusty shack All I had was a-clingin’ to my back
Only you know how I loathe This place called Tobacco Road
But it's home The only life I've ever known Only you know how I loatheTobacco Road
2
Gonna leave, get a job  With the help and the grace from above
Save some money, get rich and old Bring it back to Tobacco Road
Bring  dynamite and a crane Blow it up, start all over again
Build a town be proud to showIn the name Tobacco Road

But it's homeThe only life I've ever knownOnly you know how I loathe, huhTobacco Road, wow REPEAT HALF OF VERSE ONE
  9 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU   VOLBEAT  12 00 55% METAL DRUM TRACK 130 or groove beat
Verse 1]I don't know what it is that makes me love you so I only knew I never want to let you go
You started something, can't you see? And ever since we met, you've had a hold on me
It happens to be trueI only wanna be with you
[Verse 2]
It doesn't really matter what you say or do I want to spend each moment, any day with you
Look what has happened with just one kiss I never knew that I could be in love like this
It's crazy but it's true  I only wanna be with you
[Bridge] You stopped and smiled at me And asked me if I cared to dance
I fell into your open arms And I didn't stand a chance

[Verse 3}I don't know what it is that makes me love you so I only knew I never want to let you go
You started something, can't you see? And ever since we met, you've had a hold on me
It happens to be true I only wanna be with you
[Bridge]
You stopped and smiled at me And asked me if I cared to dance
I fell into your open arms And I didn't stand a chance
[Verse 4] Now, listen honey I just want to be beside you everywhere
As long as we're together, honey, I don't care
Cause you started something, can't you see? Ever since we met, you've had a hold on me
 No matter what you do I only wanna be with you
No matter no matter what you do
10 ACE OF SPADES    7 00  38% finger pick  4/4  150
1   If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm you're man, You win some, lose some it's all the same to me,
D  The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say,
I don't share your greed, the only card I need is, The Ace Of Spades.1
2     Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil, Going with the flow, it's all the same to me,                           D Seven or eleven, C snake eyes watching you,
D Double up or quit, double take or split, The Ace Of Spades.
BRIDGE Well you know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools, But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live forever, And don't forget the joker!
3 Pushing up the ante, I know you want to see me, Read 'em and weep, the dead man's hand again, I see it in your eyes, take one look and die, The only thing you see, you know it's gonna be, The Ace Of Spades.

11    HURT YOU FIRST      Em 3 00   30%    Or GROOVE DRUM BEAT  FUNK DRUM LOOP 120
SOLOS AFTER VERSES USE THE “B” BASS LINE TO DO SOLOS AFTER FIRST TWO VERSES Do the whole song with E BASS AT 2 oclock
1 You're too good to me Fill me up when my glass looks empty
You always try to see A better version of me
I'm never waiting Cause I know that you'll always make it And I can't take itYou're just too calculated
It's you or me who breaks it all I can barely face it It's you or me who takes the fall And I can barely take it
NOW GET QUIET FOR THIS TO HEAR CHORDS CLEARLY>
So I'm gonna hurt I'm gonna hurt you first I'm gonna hurt I'm gonna hurt you first I'll be the one to make you cry
I'll be the one who gets to decide Oh I'm gonna hurt you first
Verse 2]
Are you guilty? Is there a secret that you're hiding?
My prince charming Yeah it's all a case of timing
Can you blame me? For protecting myself baby
You're too perfect Too perfectly orchestrated
[Pre-Chorus]It's you or me who breaks it all I can barely face it
It's you or me who takes the fall And I can barely take it
So I'm gonna hurt I'm gonna hurt you first I'm gonna hurt I'm gonna hurt you first
I'll be the one to make you cry I'll be the one who gets to decide Oh I'm gonna hurt you
[Verse 3] Gonna make you cry Gonna say goodbye I'm gonna say good...
Gonna make you cry Uhhh IT WOULD BE NICE Try to say goodbye Gonna hurt you first
I'm gonna hurt you first I'm gonna hurt you firstI'm gonna make you cry I'll be the one to make you cry
I'll be the one who gets to decide Oh I'm gonna hurt you first                                                                                             
12 REDNECK WOMAN             F#  12 00    52%     90 BPM COUNTRY
Well she done never , read words that’s typed
She don’t like to solve problems with her words, shed rather get drunk and fight
Whether you’re her grandma, or a little league  or just a random passer by
Her boyfriend takes good care of her, he gave her two black eyes
C#  Now she don’t got no dagree and she can’t even  rhyme, got her ‘leven kids and her with not no dad in sight
2 F#Cause she’s a redneck woman never been to the mall, just a product of the incest from her sis tr and her paw
she keep those engine car parts on her front lawn all year long  not that you can see ‘em cause her lawn’s so overgrown
Calling all you white trash skanks better love her country,
keep your hands off her man bitch or you’ll have to see she’s tough. Hell yeah!  SOLO
3  It aint no secret, her stuff is real prime, get her number
off that bathroom stall call her for a good time
That’s a real number wrote it herself so THAT she can find a good man.
You know there’s no such thing as a southern fag, cause theyall dug her clam
You might think she’s nasty you might CALL HER poor but in her mind and in her heart she not a backwoods whore  HEY!
4  SHE’S A REDNECK WOMAN STAY OFF HER LAND her grampy stole it
fair and square from that american injun man (stan) Her families been residing here for well, for over a hundred
years and she don’t want our country filled with immigrants and queers
So here’s to all you screaming loud, the south will rise
again, let me get a big hell yeah from evry redneck(ONE MINUTE MAN)woman and man  HELL YEAH
SOLO Instrumental 
different chords before last verse
So shes a redneck woman that’s all she am, proud to be from the USA, the place(GRAND PAUSE)  that brought you Spaaaaa-am
C# She go to church on Sundays cause shes a god fearing
woman, the preacher uses all big words that she don’t understand
Here’s to all those people got past the county line, lets
stay home(here) and (We’ll laugh all the way home) I’ll shit SHINE till the end of time Hell yeah

13 JANNY ARE YOU GAY?      G    8;00  35% SURF DRUM TRACK   140
1 Janny, are you gay? You're so good looking But something's in the way 
When I look in your eyes Oh, Jahnny you mean so much to me I've waited so long for you to set me free And so I ask myself each day
2  Jahnny, are you gay? You've got a real cool shirt, yeah It's tight black satin Not like the other girls, now 
They all wear plaid and corduroy I really like your style  i wanna be your boy So I ask myself each day,  JAhnny, are you gay?
(Bm)Shopping malls and station wagons Ain't a lot for a guy like me
 My ma was a naggy parent,So Johnny, won't you set me free              Take a look into my eyes, there's lots of love for you
Tell me now, is it wrong To want to get more from you?
3  Johnny, are you gay?
I didn't see you at the ballgame I heard you gone shopping
Just you and Jasper Morgan All I want is to be close to you
C'mon, give it a try, I know you'll like it too And so I ask myself each day... 
SOLO SOLO SOLO  SOLOSHOPPING MALLS AND STATION WAGONS
4 Johnny, are you gay? I saw you dancin' techno The way you move to the beat It’s supernatural
Oh, Johnny, you mean so much to meI've waited so long for you to set me free
An  so I ask myself each day,   Johnny, are you gay

14    HILLBILLY HIGHWAY
HILLBILLY HIGHWAY 8 00 30%Steve Earle
My granddaddy was a miner, but he finally saw the light
He didn't have much, just a beat-up truck and a dream about a better life
Grand mama cried when she waved goodbye, never heard such a lonesome sound
Pretty soon the dirt road turned into blacktop, Detroit City bound
Down that hillbilly highway
On that hillbilly highway That old hillbilly highway Goes on and on
Now he worked and saved his money so that one day he might send
My old man off to college, to use his brains and not his hands
Grand mama cried when she waved goodbye, never heard such a lonesome sound
But daddy had himself a good job in Houston, one more rollin' down
that old hillbilly highway That old hillbilly highway That old hillbilly highway Goes on and on
On and on, on and on Here it goes
Granddaddy rolled over in his grave the day that I quit school
I just sat around the house playin' my guitar, Daddy said I was a fool
My mama cried when I said goodbye, I never heard such a lonesome sound
Now I'm standin' on this highway and if you're going my way
You know where I'm bound
Bound that hillbilly highway On that hillbilly highway
That old hillbilly highway Goes on and on
Hmm, yeah that's the road I'm on it
15    SUNNY AFTERNOON  200  60%`GROOOVE BEAT    120
Dm|The taxman's taken all my dough,     C and left me in my stately home,
A      A/G  A/F   A/E  Dmlazin' on a sunny afternoon.
            CAnd I can't sail my yacht F          C he's taken everything I've got.
 All I've got's this sunny afternoon.
Chorus:D                                   G7
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze,
           C7                           F   A7
I've got a big fat mama tryin' to break me.
      Dm              G7
And I love to live so pleasantly, Dm                G7   C7 Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm
lazin' on a sunny afternoon,                In the summertime.. A    A/G A/F A/E
                       In the summertime,  in the summertime..
  Dm                   C
2  My girlfriend's run off with my car, And gone back to her ma and pa.
Tellin' tales of drunkenness and cruelty. C Now I'm sittin' here, F             C Sippin' at my ice-cooled beer,            All I've got's this sunny afternoon.
 Help me, help me, help me sail away,or give me two good reasons why I oughta stay 
Dm       G7  Cuz I love to live so pleasantly, Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm  lazin' on a sunny afternoon,              A    A/G A/F A/E
                       In the summertime,  in the summertime..   Dm                  A    A/G A/F A/E
D                                   G7
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze, C7                           F   A7  I've got a big fat mama tryin' to break me And I love to live so pleasantly, Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm  lazin' on a sunny afternoon
16          Drinking gasoline by the Baboons     Funk drum loop 120                                                                 1    WELL IM   driving down the road in my CadillacTravelling LIGHTS NEARBY no roads turning black Drinking gasoline is a ALL AH  do   Drinking gasoline to get over you-----quiet to here   B TO C……We were doing swell but it sure went from heaven to hell. THEN LOUD Em
2 **quieter again)
Well I met you in the desert at Sabriskie Point
Out of gasoline, ah ran out of oil you really filled my tank, you quite Tuned me up
Drinking gasoline out of your silver cup We were doing swell but it sure went from heaven to hell   
        endless (solos) for every instrument available. Drum bass banjo lute piano                                                                  3Well I drove ten thousand miles away from home See no traffic jam,  there ain't no desert storm
Drinking silver cup is all I do Drinking silver cup baby me and you We were doing swell but it sho' went from heaven to hell
4   Engine started smoking ,   wings on fire Big wheels started shaking and I lost a tire
My baby she exploded drinking gasoline That doggone that doggone that mean machine
We were doing swell but it sure went from heaven to hell
 FAKE ENDING ANOTHER SOLO
 5  Well I'm driving down the road in my Cadillac
Travelling lies  by a road turning black
Drinking gasoline is a whole lotta do Drinking gasoline to get over you
We were doing swell with a short way from HEAVEN TO HEL(Oh yeh

17             DON’T LOOK NOW   12 00  55% Rockabilly drum loop
1  Who will take the coal from the mine? Who will take the salt from the earth? Who'll take a leaf and grow it to a tree? Don't look now, it ain't you or me. 
2 Who will work the field with his hands? Who will put his back to the plough
Who'll take the mountain and give it to the sea? Don't look now, Don't look now, someone's done your starvin'; A Don't look now, someones done your praying TOO
3 Who will make the shoes for your feet? Who will make the clothes that you wear? Who'll take the promise that you don't have to keep? Don't look now, it ain't you or me.
2 STRING RIFF
CHORUS  Don't look now, someone's done your starvin';
A Don't look now,  someones done your praying too
4 Who will take the coal from the mine? Who will take the salt from the earth? Who'll take the promise that you don't have to keep Don't look now, it ain't you or me.
2 string riff

18    THE CHEATER "The Cheater" (John Krenski)
DRUM  BEAT 4/4   130   JAZZ FUNK DISCO 120 IS BETTER

         F#   D#m     B     D#m [N.C.]
         /  /  /  /   /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /

Verse 1:Haven't you heard about the guy known as The Cheater    / /   /   /
He'll take your girl and then he'll lie and he'll mistreat her     / /   /   /
         G#m            A#m
         It seems every day now   B               C#
                                You hear people say now

Chorus:F#maj7      [major 7th implied by vocal harmonies]
Look out for The Cheater Make way for the fool-hearted clown Look out for The Cheater He's gonna build you up just to let you down
Verse 2:All of you girls had better stay inside your door now
         He'll hurt you once, then turn around and hurt you some more now
         While he's out betrayin' You'll hear people sayin'[repeat chorus]
          B              Cdim
           That cheater took my baby F# Away from me
         D#m            D#m7/C#
         Yes, and now, I don't mean maybe
         G#7                     G#m7     C#7
         I'll get her back, just wait and see Am7      Wait and see d7
Verse 3:G                             Am7                  G       Am Bm C D
         One of these days he'll find a girl who knows all about him
          G                              Am7                 G       Am Bm C D
         She's gonna break his carefree heart and go on without him
         Am                    Bm
         And you'll hear thereafter Above all the laughter
Chorus 2:
Gmaj7               Am7
         Tough luck for The Cheater
         Gmaj7            Am7          D7
         Too bad for the fool-hearted clown
         Gmaj7                Am7
         Tough break for The Cheater
                      G        Em          C       Em    Eb
         Who used to build you up just to let you down

         [key change to Ab][repeat chorus 2, in Ab]:
           Abmaj7             Bbm7
         Tough luck for The Cheater
         Abmaj7          Bbm7          Eb7
         Too bad for the fool-hearted clown Abmaj7    Bbm7Tough break for The Cheater
                      Ab       Fm         Db       Fm
         Who used to build you up just to let you down
             Fm               Ab [end cold]
              
I might not think much of myself but I won’t sell myself short anymore. Jane Janis Janet

19          T OMBSTONE SHADOW     20 DARK DREAM  21 ///SURF CITY 22  DON’T DREAM ITS OVER
SONGS TO LEARN OR TRY OR ADD TO SET 3
SHAKE YOUR CHASSIS RUMBLE 59///THE RUMOUR ONJ///I KNOW YOU DC5///HEY LITTLE COBRA///IT’S COMING UP/// SHUT DOWN  BEACH BOYS///SURF CITY///JAN AND DEAN/// THE ONLY SURFER BOY   TRADE WINDS///Hey little Cobra///   SOMEDAY SOMEWAY  ///Brother Bill   Cactus///Someday morning///The Only Surfer Boy///

#ROCKABILLYVISIONQUEST

Virginia Exits for Gas

  • MP 0 – less than 3 miles west on US 250
  • MP 45.6 – less than 5 miles west on US 60
  • MP 63.7 – less than 2 miles south on US 501
  • MP 90.9 – less than 5 miles north on VA 43
  • MP 106 – less than 4 miles west on US 460
  • MP 112.2 – less than 2 miles east or west on VA 24
  • MP 121.4 – less than 5 miles north on US 220
  • MP 177.7 – less than 1 mile east on US 58
  • MP 199.4 – less than 1 mile north on US 52
  • MP 215.8 – less than 8 miles north on VA 89
Fuel-Near-BRP
North Carolina Exits for Gas
  • MP 229.7 – less than 8 miles west on US 21
  • MP 248.1 – less than 3 miles west on NC 18
  • MP 261.2 – less than 12 miles west on NC 16
  • MP 291.8 – less than 2 miles north or south on US 321
  • MP 312 – less than 3 miles north on NC 181
  • MP 330.9 – less than 3 miles north on NC 226
  • MP 382.5 – less than 2 miles east or west on US 70
  • MP 384.7 – less than 3 miles south on US 74A
  • MP 388.8 – less than 1 mile south, less than 3 miles north on US 25
  • MP 393.6 – less than 3 miles north on NC 191
  • MP 411.8 – less than 10 miles north on US 276
  • MP 443.1 – less than 3 miles east on US 74/23
  • MP 455.7 – less than 3 miles east on US 19
  • MP 469.1 – less than 5 miles south on US 441
  • SEPTEMBER 19  LEAVE FOR RALEIGH B&B
  • SEPTEMBER 20 ARRIVE 4:00 IN RALEIGH
  • SEPTEMBER 21 Asheville and Craggy Gardens stay at Pisgah campground.
  • September 22   Appalachian Museum and Rockabilly Hall of fame stay at Black Mountain or Pisgah
  • September 23 return to Raleugh B&B ISIS lawn series
  • Leave for Windsor Connecticut  Sept 24
  • Olympia Diner  Comstock Ferre Ashford 25
  • Looking for Populuxe too and Americana and Rt 66 and old car shows
  • Sept 26   Big E    NRBQ 23rd   Bill  Flagg   Leominster
  • Sept 27 free wheelin’ on my own
  • Sept 28 Saturday New England Shake up
  • SEPT 29 HERSHEY HOTEL AMISH GIFTS FOR EVERYONE. STAY AT AN Amish B&B Amish seed potatoes
  • SEPTEMBER 30    SUNDAY Drive down to DC. Walk around Theodore Roosevelt Park. Stay at   Fairfax WalMart   11181 Lee Hwy Fairfax  
  • October 1 Luray Caverns Virginia  Grayson Highlands stay at James River visitors center
  • October 2  Globe Forest Pisgah Asheville Mt Mitchell Joyce Kilmer Forest
  • October 3-4 clean up hurricane damage Raleigh
  • October 5 Cherokee and Smoky Mountains
  • October 6  Helen Guidestones and Conway
  • October 7 work
  • October 8 Tampa
PARKWAY VISITOR CENTERS IN VIRGINIA
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1                   SURF WARMUP 12 00 55% 800 30% OR SURFBEAT
2               ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME     key of F      3 00 32%  Metal stoner rock 130 works some of the timing is real good                                                                  1) We found ourselves this cool address,  In Nashville….Tennesee no less, that night at the RHOF Won't believe the folks we saw the moment we walked through that door that night ……at the RHOF Sweet gene Vincent     Robert gordon   …..stray cats played those rhythm grooves, eddie Cochran didn’t stop    2) Posters hung op on the wall Perkins Vincent had a ball that night at the RHOFJohnny cash and elvis too Buddy holleys rockin through that night at the RHOF Sweet gene Vincent  did his moves first fret  Robert gordon was red hot.stray cats played those rhythm grooves, Link wrays  ROCKIN didn’t stop and tinyriff should have solos hereall of themhrous  sWEET gENE.... Dick Dales rockin didn’t stop                                                                3  Marty Robbins made us dance elvis held us in a trance that night at the RHOFWont forget the sights we saw all those rockers yelled for moreThat night at the RHOF(3X)riff ending
3      MOTHER OF A MINERS CHILD    G  12 00  55%   drumbeat 1201 AND 4 QUIET 235 ARE LOUD
 1(G) She is my flower And she (C) blooms for the one who loves her (G) best The (C) miners stop to (D) watch her as she (G) walks 
They (D) know her love is not for sale  (C) She will never fail me 'cause I (G) know 
I watched her (Em) grow
GO UP AN OCTAVE FOR THIS PART And the (C) mother of a (D) miner's child (C) Waits for me be(D)side the kitchen (G) door (D)
2 She is my light In this place where the darkness never ends She'll guide me where the tunnels twist and bend
She's the only one who listens when I tell her I got less than I can spend She knows the pace DWELL ON THE E MINOROh mother of a miner's child
Wash away the coal dust from my face (F) (C) (D)
3           When the night shift's done She'll be waiting by the table when I come Searching for another dream to chase Oh mother of a miner's child
I know that you still think about the day When we'll be movin' on Remember dear old Daddy and The promise that I made to carry on     SOLO           
4            Sometimes I smile In the cage where the cables softly hum I'd curse that old straw boss to the bone But the mother of a miner's child
Is waiting for her paycheck to come home Come Saturday And he is just a miner's boy I hope that he will find a better way MORE SOLOS
5        She is my flower And she blooms for the one who loves her best The miners stop to watch her as she walks They know her love is not for sale
She will never fail me 'cause I know I watched her grow (octave jump)And the mother of a miner's child Waits for me beside the kitchen door
4 CRY BABY CRY               Beatles - Cry Baby Cry chords 3 00 30% Drum beats to practice 150
       
Cry baby cry make your mother sigh she's old enough to know better so cry baby cry
   1 The king of Marigold was in the kitchen cooking breakfast for the queen
     The queen was in the parlor playing piano For the children of the king
 Cry baby cry make your mother sigh  she's old enough to know better so cry baby cry
2 The king was in the garden picking flowers For a friend who came to play The queen was in the playroom painting pictures For the children s holiday Cry baby cry make your mother sigh she's old enough to know better so cry baby cry
3 The duchess of Kircaldy always smiling and arriving late for tea The duke was having problems with a message At the local bird and bee Cry baby cry make your mother sigh she's old enough to know better so cry baby cry 12TH FRET HARMONICS AFTER SOLO VERSE
 4 At twelve o'clock a meeting round the table For a séance in the dark
      With voices out of nowhere put on specially By the children for a lark.
Cry baby cry make your mother sigh
 Fm  Can you take me back where are people, can you take me backCan you take me back where are people, brother can you take me back Can you take me back?

MY LOVE FOREVERMORE   Am 5 00  65% HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION
AmI'd like to pack this in, Cand take you to the stars Ewe’ll eat at fancy restaurants anAmd drive in fancy cars
AmWe tried our luck, we made a buck,C so lean back have some fun. Oh yes my love but first just this ine last one
F We stood on a cliff on a Cstarless night I held your hand in myAm mine... so stand by me wCith all your heart, I need you by Ammy side
2     Oh, the river is cold and black  and the bottom is a long way down
another one going underground Why can't we cut the ropes and let that poor fool go..
Don't go weak on me not when I need you so  F  C  E Am F  C E  Am     F We stood on a cliff in a starless night I held your hand in my mine...so stand by me with all your heart, I need you by my side       
   3     Dont lose your step, now we're almost there go wash Your face, and comb your hair
So trust me now, believe in me  forever more your love, you have pledged to me.We stood on a cliff in a starless night I held your hand in my mine...        so stand by me with all your heart, I need you by my side
4  We'll stay at home and C  call this day our own, listen to a record and watch a candle burn I'm feeling kind of drowsy there's blood on the floor. And when I'm gone you still will have my love forevermore
 6 WALK LIKE A MAN 7 00    25%
Oh, walk, walk, walk, walkOh, walk, walk, walk man
1  Oh how you tried to cut me down to size Tellin' dirty lies to my friends
But my own father said give her up, don't bother The world isn't comin' to an end
(He said) Walk like a man, talk like a man Walk like a man my son
No woman's worth crawlin' on the earthSo walk like a man, my sonOh, walk, walk, walk, walk
2  Oh Bye bye baby, I don't-a mean maybe Gonna get along somehow
Soon you'll be cryin' on account of all your lyin' Oh yeah, just look who's laughin' now
(I'm gonna) Walk like a man, fast as I can Walk like a man from you
I'll tell the world forget about it, girl And walk like a man from you
7 THE WORKING MAN8 00  25%  more bluesy AMX 2 00  FX 3 00 FUNK DRUM LOOP 120
1 Well, I was born on a Sunday;Thursday I had me a job. I was born on a Sunday; by Thursday I were workin' out on the job. G#7   I ain't never had no day off F#7/Ab bass   since I loined right from wrong.
2 Mama said I was bad, I did something to her head. Mama said I was bad, I did something to her head. And poppa threw me out, ooh, said, "I gotta earn my own way."
Pattern and solo verse  BREAK   I ain't never been in trouble; I ain't got the time.
I don't mess around with magic, child. What I got is mine.
3 Whatever you say, Lord, well, that's what I'm gonna do. Whatever you say, well that's what I'm gonna do. 'Cause I'm the working man, Lordawww I do the job for you.
3               Every Friday, well, that's when I get paid. Don't take me on Friday, Lord, 'cause that's when I get paid. Let me die on Saturday night, ooh, before Sunday gets my head.
8 TABACCO ROAD 12 00  52% DRUM BEAT 120 
1I was born in a trunk Mama died and my daddy got drunk
Left me here to die alone In the middle of Tobacco Road
Growin' up, rusty shack All I had was a-clingin’ to my back
Only you know how I loathe This place called Tobacco Road
But it's home The only life I've ever known Only you know how I loatheTobacco Road
2
Gonna leave, get a job  With the help and the grace from above
Save some money, get rich and old Bring it back to Tobacco Road
Bring  dynamite and a crane Blow it up, start all over again
Build a town be proud to showIn the name Tobacco Road

But it's homeThe only life I've ever knownOnly you know how I loathe, huhTobacco Road, wow REPEAT HALF OF VERSE ONE
  9 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU   VOLBEAT  12 00 55% METAL DRUM TRACK 130 or groove beat
Verse 1]I don't know what it is that makes me love you so I only knew I never want to let you go
You started something, can't you see? And ever since we met, you've had a hold on me
It happens to be trueI only wanna be with you
[Verse 2]
It doesn't really matter what you say or do I want to spend each moment, any day with you
Look what has happened with just one kiss I never knew that I could be in love like this
It's crazy but it's true  I only wanna be with you
[Bridge] You stopped and smiled at me And asked me if I cared to dance
I fell into your open arms And I didn't stand a chance

[Verse 3}I don't know what it is that makes me love you so I only knew I never want to let you go
You started something, can't you see? And ever since we met, you've had a hold on me
It happens to be true I only wanna be with you
[Bridge]
You stopped and smiled at me And asked me if I cared to dance
I fell into your open arms And I didn't stand a chance
[Verse 4] Now, listen honey I just want to be beside you everywhere
As long as we're together, honey, I don't care
Cause you started something, can't you see? Ever since we met, you've had a hold on me
 No matter what you do I only wanna be with you
No matter no matter what you do
10 ACE OF SPADES    7 00  38% finger pick  4/4  150
1   If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm you're man, You win some, lose some it's all the same to me,
D  The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say,
I don't share your greed, the only card I need is, The Ace Of Spades.1
2     Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil, Going with the flow, it's all the same to me,                           D Seven or eleven, C snake eyes watching you,
D Double up or quit, double take or split, The Ace Of Spades.
BRIDGE Well you know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools, But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live forever, And don't forget the joker!
3 Pushing up the ante, I know you want to see me, Read 'em and weep, the dead man's hand again, I see it in your eyes, take one look and die, The only thing you see, you know it's gonna be, The Ace Of Spades.

11    HURT YOU FIRST      Em 3 00   30%    Or GROOVE DRUM BEAT  FUNK DRUM LOOP 120
SOLOS AFTER VERSES USE THE “B” BASS LINE TO DO SOLOS AFTER FIRST TWO VERSES Do the whole song with E BASS AT 2 oclock
1 You're too good to me Fill me up when my glass looks empty
You always try to see A better version of me
I'm never waiting Cause I know that you'll always make it And I can't take itYou're just too calculated
It's you or me who breaks it all I can barely face it It's you or me who takes the fall And I can barely take it
NOW GET QUIET FOR THIS TO HEAR CHORDS CLEARLY>
So I'm gonna hurt I'm gonna hurt you first I'm gonna hurt I'm gonna hurt you first I'll be the one to make you cry
I'll be the one who gets to decide Oh I'm gonna hurt you first
Verse 2]
Are you guilty? Is there a secret that you're hiding?
My prince charming Yeah it's all a case of timing
Can you blame me? For protecting myself baby
You're too perfect Too perfectly orchestrated
[Pre-Chorus]It's you or me who breaks it all I can barely face it
It's you or me who takes the fall And I can barely take it
So I'm gonna hurt I'm gonna hurt you first I'm gonna hurt I'm gonna hurt you first
I'll be the one to make you cry I'll be the one who gets to decide Oh I'm gonna hurt you
[Verse 3] Gonna make you cry Gonna say goodbye I'm gonna say good...
Gonna make you cry Uhhh IT WOULD BE NICE Try to say goodbye Gonna hurt you first
I'm gonna hurt you first I'm gonna hurt you firstI'm gonna make you cry I'll be the one to make you cry
I'll be the one who gets to decide Oh I'm gonna hurt you first                                                                                             
12 REDNECK WOMAN             F#  12 00    52%     90 BPM COUNTRY
Well she done never , read words that’s typed
She don’t like to solve problems with her words, shed rather get drunk and fight
Whether you’re her grandma, or a little league  or just a random passer by
Her boyfriend takes good care of her, he gave her two black eyes
C#  Now she don’t got no dagree and she can’t even  rhyme, got her ‘leven kids and her with not no dad in sight
2 F#Cause she’s a redneck woman never been to the mall, just a product of the incest from her sis tr and her paw
she keep those engine car parts on her front lawn all year long  not that you can see ‘em cause her lawn’s so overgrown
Calling all you white trash skanks better love her country,
keep your hands off her man bitch or you’ll have to see she’s tough. Hell yeah!  SOLO
3  It aint no secret, her stuff is real prime, get her number
off that bathroom stall call her for a good time
That’s a real number wrote it herself so THAT she can find a good man.
You know there’s no such thing as a southern fag, cause theyall dug her clam
You might think she’s nasty you might CALL HER poor but in her mind and in her heart she not a backwoods whore  HEY!
4  SHE’S A REDNECK WOMAN STAY OFF HER LAND her grampy stole it
fair and square from that american injun man (stan) Her families been residing here for well, for over a hundred
years and she don’t want our country filled with immigrants and queers
So here’s to all you screaming loud, the south will rise
again, let me get a big hell yeah from evry redneck(ONE MINUTE MAN)woman and man  HELL YEAH
SOLO Instrumental 
different chords before last verse
So shes a redneck woman that’s all she am, proud to be from the USA, the place(GRAND PAUSE)  that brought you Spaaaaa-am
C# She go to church on Sundays cause shes a god fearing
woman, the preacher uses all big words that she don’t understand
Here’s to all those people got past the county line, lets
stay home(here) and (We’ll laugh all the way home) I’ll shit SHINE till the end of time Hell yeah

13 JANNY ARE YOU GAY?      G    8;00  35% SURF DRUM TRACK   140
1 Janny, are you gay? You're so good looking But something's in the way 
When I look in your eyes Oh, Jahnny you mean so much to me I've waited so long for you to set me free And so I ask myself each day
2  Jahnny, are you gay? You've got a real cool shirt, yeah It's tight black satin Not like the other girls, now 
They all wear plaid and corduroy I really like your style  i wanna be your boy So I ask myself each day,  JAhnny, are you gay?
(Bm)Shopping malls and station wagons Ain't a lot for a guy like me
 My ma was a naggy parent,So Johnny, won't you set me free              Take a look into my eyes, there's lots of love for you
Tell me now, is it wrong To want to get more from you?
3  Johnny, are you gay?
I didn't see you at the ballgame I heard you gone shopping
Just you and Jasper Morgan All I want is to be close to you
C'mon, give it a try, I know you'll like it too And so I ask myself each day... 
SOLO SOLO SOLO  SOLOSHOPPING MALLS AND STATION WAGONS
4 Johnny, are you gay? I saw you dancin' techno The way you move to the beat It’s supernatural
Oh, Johnny, you mean so much to meI've waited so long for you to set me free
An  so I ask myself each day,   Johnny, are you gay

14    HILLBILLY HIGHWAY
HILLBILLY HIGHWAY 8 00 30%Steve Earle
My granddaddy was a miner, but he finally saw the light
He didn't have much, just a beat-up truck and a dream about a better life
Grand mama cried when she waved goodbye, never heard such a lonesome sound
Pretty soon the dirt road turned into blacktop, Detroit City bound
Down that hillbilly highway
On that hillbilly highway That old hillbilly highway Goes on and on
Now he worked and saved his money so that one day he might send
My old man off to college, to use his brains and not his hands
Grand mama cried when she waved goodbye, never heard such a lonesome sound
But daddy had himself a good job in Houston, one more rollin' down
that old hillbilly highway That old hillbilly highway That old hillbilly highway Goes on and on
On and on, on and on Here it goes
Granddaddy rolled over in his grave the day that I quit school
I just sat around the house playin' my guitar, Daddy said I was a fool
My mama cried when I said goodbye, I never heard such a lonesome sound
Now I'm standin' on this highway and if you're going my way
You know where I'm bound
Bound that hillbilly highway On that hillbilly highway
That old hillbilly highway Goes on and on
Hmm, yeah that's the road I'm on it
15    SUNNY AFTERNOON  200  60%`GROOOVE BEAT    120
Dm|The taxman's taken all my dough,     C and left me in my stately home,
A      A/G  A/F   A/E  Dmlazin' on a sunny afternoon.
            CAnd I can't sail my yacht F          C he's taken everything I've got.
 All I've got's this sunny afternoon.
Chorus:D                                   G7
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze,
           C7                           F   A7
I've got a big fat mama tryin' to break me.
      Dm              G7
And I love to live so pleasantly, Dm                G7   C7 Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm
lazin' on a sunny afternoon,                In the summertime.. A    A/G A/F A/E
                       In the summertime,  in the summertime..
  Dm                   C
2  My girlfriend's run off with my car, And gone back to her ma and pa.
Tellin' tales of drunkenness and cruelty. C Now I'm sittin' here, F             C Sippin' at my ice-cooled beer,            All I've got's this sunny afternoon.
 Help me, help me, help me sail away,or give me two good reasons why I oughta stay 
Dm       G7  Cuz I love to live so pleasantly, Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm  lazin' on a sunny afternoon,              A    A/G A/F A/E
                       In the summertime,  in the summertime..   Dm                  A    A/G A/F A/E
D                                   G7
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze, C7                           F   A7  I've got a big fat mama tryin' to break me And I love to live so pleasantly, Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm  lazin' on a sunny afternoon
16          Drinking gasoline by the Baboons     Funk drum loop 120                                                                 1    WELL IM   driving down the road in my CadillacTravelling LIGHTS NEARBY no roads turning black Drinking gasoline is a ALL AH  do   Drinking gasoline to get over you-----quiet to here   B TO C……We were doing swell but it sure went from heaven to hell. THEN LOUD Em
2 **quieter again)
Well I met you in the desert at Sabriskie Point
Out of gasoline, ah ran out of oil you really filled my tank, you quite Tuned me up
Drinking gasoline out of your silver cup We were doing swell but it sure went from heaven to hell   
        endless (solos) for every instrument available. Drum bass banjo lute piano                                                                  3Well I drove ten thousand miles away from home See no traffic jam,  there ain't no desert storm
Drinking silver cup is all I do Drinking silver cup baby me and you We were doing swell but it sho' went from heaven to hell
4   Engine started smoking ,   wings on fire Big wheels started shaking and I lost a tire
My baby she exploded drinking gasoline That doggone that doggone that mean machine
We were doing swell but it sure went from heaven to hell
 FAKE ENDING ANOTHER SOLO
 5  Well I'm driving down the road in my Cadillac
Travelling lies  by a road turning black
Drinking gasoline is a whole lotta do Drinking gasoline to get over you
We were doing swell with a short way from HEAVEN TO HEL(Oh yeh

17             DON’T LOOK NOW   12 00  55% Rockabilly drum loop
1  Who will take the coal from the mine? Who will take the salt from the earth? Who'll take a leaf and grow it to a tree? Don't look now, it ain't you or me. 
2 Who will work the field with his hands? Who will put his back to the plough
Who'll take the mountain and give it to the sea? Don't look now, Don't look now, someone's done your starvin'; A Don't look now, someones done your praying TOO
3 Who will make the shoes for your feet? Who will make the clothes that you wear? Who'll take the promise that you don't have to keep? Don't look now, it ain't you or me.
2 STRING RIFF
CHORUS  Don't look now, someone's done your starvin';
A Don't look now,  someones done your praying too
4 Who will take the coal from the mine? Who will take the salt from the earth? Who'll take the promise that you don't have to keep Don't look now, it ain't you or me.
2 string riff

18    THE CHEATER "The Cheater" (John Krenski)
DRUM  BEAT 4/4   130   JAZZ FUNK DISCO 120 IS BETTER

         F#   D#m     B     D#m [N.C.]
         /  /  /  /   /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /

Verse 1:Haven't you heard about the guy known as The Cheater    / /   /   /
He'll take your girl and then he'll lie and he'll mistreat her     / /   /   /
         G#m            A#m
         It seems every day now   B               C#
                                You hear people say now

Chorus:F#maj7      [major 7th implied by vocal harmonies]
Look out for The Cheater Make way for the fool-hearted clown Look out for The Cheater He's gonna build you up just to let you down
Verse 2:All of you girls had better stay inside your door now
         He'll hurt you once, then turn around and hurt you some more now
         While he's out betrayin' You'll hear people sayin'[repeat chorus]
          B              Cdim
           That cheater took my baby F# Away from me
         D#m            D#m7/C#
         Yes, and now, I don't mean maybe
         G#7                     G#m7     C#7
         I'll get her back, just wait and see Am7      Wait and see d7
Verse 3:G                             Am7                  G       Am Bm C D
         One of these days he'll find a girl who knows all about him
          G                              Am7                 G       Am Bm C D
         She's gonna break his carefree heart and go on without him
         Am                    Bm
         And you'll hear thereafter Above all the laughter
Chorus 2:
Gmaj7               Am7
         Tough luck for The Cheater
         Gmaj7            Am7          D7
         Too bad for the fool-hearted clown
         Gmaj7                Am7
         Tough break for The Cheater
                      G        Em          C       Em    Eb
         Who used to build you up just to let you down

         [key change to Ab][repeat chorus 2, in Ab]:
           Abmaj7             Bbm7
         Tough luck for The Cheater
         Abmaj7          Bbm7          Eb7
         Too bad for the fool-hearted clown Abmaj7    Bbm7Tough break for The Cheater
                      Ab       Fm         Db       Fm
         Who used to build you up just to let you down
             Fm               Ab [end cold]
              
I might not think much of myself but I won’t sell myself short anymore. Jane Janis Janet

19          T OMBSTONE SHADOW     20 DARK DREAM  21 ///SURF CITY 22  DON’T DREAM ITS OVER
SONGS TO LEARN OR TRY OR ADD TO SET 3
SHAKE YOUR CHASSIS RUMBLE 59///THE RUMOUR ONJ///I KNOW YOU DC5///HEY LITTLE COBRA///IT’S COMING UP/// SHUT DOWN  BEACH BOYS///SURF CITY///JAN AND DEAN/// THE ONLY SURFER BOY   TRADE WINDS///Hey little Cobra///   SOMEDAY SOMEWAY  ///
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1   SURF WAR
2     ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME      B Side Band   
3   MOTHER OF A MINERS CHILD   GORDON LIGHTFOOT  G   
4  CRY BABY CRY BEATLES
5  MY LOVE FOREVERMORE    HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION  Am
6  WALK LIKE A MAN FOUR SEASONS
7  THE WORKING MAN  CREEDENCE    C#     
8  Tabacco Road  KEY OF D   
9   I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU     VOLBEAT VERSION    D   
10   ACE OF SPADES    MOTORHEAD   Em      
11   HURT YOU FIRST  Em  NIIA

12  REDNECK WOMAN  F#   PARODY   
13 JANNY,  ARE YOU GAY?  G  HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION    
14   HILLBILLY HIGHWAY    ROAD HAMMERS  (C)
15   SUNNY AFTERNOON    KINKS   (D)
16  DRINKIN GASOLINE    Baboons   Em
17  DON’T LOOK NOW  E
18  THE CHEATER    F#
19  TOMBSTONE SHADOW    G
20  DARK DREAM   ORIGINAL DEATH METAL Gm to G#m
 21 Surf city Ramones   Ab 
22  DON’T DREAM IT’S OVER   CROWDED HOUSE   




The last carpetbagger if southerners start defending what is forever theirs.. Their real heritage. Land held in common by all people. The lakes and streams and forests and bogs The small markets and state highways that existed before WW2 were replaced by corporations who pay minimum wage at their warehouses and the Interstate highway that favored mega corporations. It's northern carpet baggers like t***p that first: killed all the fur bearing animals, cut down virgin forests to make toilet paper, dammed the rivers, thereby eliminating many Salmon sub-species. Now the GOP wants to take the only thing they really have left and that is their VOTE.
This is what I shed first, the unceasing commentary that kept me from thinking clearly and freely.

Basically, 35 years ago in 1983, americans succumbed to the greed is good philosophy. The democrats in another historical era they would be referred to as, "enlightened despots". Clinton and Obama seemed that they were trying way too hard to please the neo-cons with welfare reform and record numbers of deportations, bankers in the cabinet and other capitulations to the illegitimate influence of big money on the GOP. As a sidebar I would like to suggest one thing, and that would be to refer to the heroes of the Revolutionary Era as the Founding Revolutionaries. Founding Fathers only reinforces patriarchy and doesn't acknowledge womens many supporting roles of that time and the lead roles they will take with this constitutional crisis. The rampant treason and no one calling it out in any serious way. There are very few flaws in the Constitution and t***p is showing us where they are. Nothing needs to change but we absolutely need a third party after the election this year to put politicians feet in the fire.




As if some perfect system of governance was supposed to appear out of nowhere. Created by flawless individuals who could never be faulted. Even 200 years later! 200 years from now, as a perspective,all of us will be lumped together as the people who allowed the oceans to be swept clean of fish, we bought cheap shoes by people working 80 hours a week making 25 cents an hour, allowed dangerous chemicals deep underground with fracking, was unable to end the oil and gas monopoly on energy and transportation. On and on it would go condemning the weakness of our spirit in the early 21st century. ********** As the Constitution and Bill of Rights were created and being voted on, southerners were not going to go sign up if they couldn't keep their slaves. They held their breath as they refused to sign on, and the Founding Revolutionaries had to give in to create this country as the racist southerners faces turned blue. Hamilton and Franklin tried to convince them otherwise, but decided to kick the can concerning slavery down the road to be dealt with in the future. That was the only failing of the Founders, as the Civil War was the result of their incomplete effort. . The real revolutionaries were in Boston getrting the revolution started and George Washington came along to lead. How can we get the British out of Boston, asked Washington? Henry Knox said there were 60 cannons at Fort Ticonderoga they could place around the hills outside of Boston. Now what if Henry said, "hey you got slaves George? Tell you what, we don't have slaves here in Boston and 240 years from now our efforts will be tainted by this association. we quit". No, instead the impossible was tried, and they dragged 50 tons of cannon over the Berkshires in the dead of winter and drove out the British in the early spring to show the British the temerity of our spirit. 'Old fowling pieces they used' British officers reportedSlavery wasn't the issue, the diminishing freedoms and excessive taxation of small business was. Creating a secular government without religion was extraordinary at the time and 20/20 hindsight is really lame. The era of divine kings had ended and the era of Liberals arguing everything into the ground began.