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Album: Get Rythm

 

 

 

 

 

GET RHYTHM

(Johnny Cash)

 

Get rhythm when you get the blues

Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues

Get a rock 'n' roll feelin' in your bones

Get taps on your toes and just get gone

Get rhythm when you get the blues

 

Little shoeshine boy never gets low down

But he's got the dirtiest job in town

Bendin' low at the peoples' feet

On the windy corner of the dirty street

Well, I asked him while he shined my shoes

How'd he keep from gettin' the blues

He grinned as he shook his little head

Popped a shoeshine rag and then he said

 

Get rhythm when you get the blues

Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues

It only costs a dime, just a nickel a shoe

Does a million dollars worth of good for you

Get rhythm when you get the blues

 

Well, I started to listen to the shoeshine boy

And I thought I was gonna jump for joy

Slapped on the shoe polish left and right

He took a shoeshine rag and he held it tight

He stopped once to wipe the sweat away

I said you're a mighty little boy to be a-workin' that way

He said "I like it", with a big wide grin

And he kept on poppin' and he said again

 

Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues

Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues

Yes a jumpy rhythm makes you feel so fine

It shakes all the trouble from your worried mind

Get rhythm when you get the blues

Get rhythm when you get the blues

Get rhythm when you get the blues

Get a rock 'n' roll feelin' in your bones

Get taps on your toes and get gone

Get rhythm when you get the blues

 

 

GOING BACK TO OKINAWA

(Ry Cooder)

 

Goin' back down to Okinawa

Sorry, baby, but I can't take you

You better stay at home in California

There's nothing over there that you can do

 

Goin' back down to Okinawa

Ain't gonna do me like you've done before

They treat me like a king down in Okinawa

And I may never come back no more

 

It's just an island floating in the sun

Everybody is having so much fun

Pretty mamas laying in the sand

Sure to know how to treat your man

 

Okinawian baby, won't you come by me ?

Sun going down in the China Sea

Making love on the beach all night

Okinawa moon is shining so bright

 

Folks in Okinawa sure have fun

They get together when the working day is done

Drinking cheap wine. and making romance

While some old man's doing the Okina dance

 

Back in the days of World War II

Fought against the Japanese like me and you

Everybody's worried 'bout World War III

Okinawa's just the place where I'm gonna be

 

Going back to Okinawa

Sorry, but I can't take you

Never coming back no more, baby

 

 

13 QUESTION METHOD

(Chuck Berry)

 

(D) - (A) - (G)

 

(D) Now, the thirteen question method is the one to use

Listen to me!

Thirteen question method is the one to (A) use

I'm saying that the (D) thirteen question method is the one you (G) gotta use

If you wanna have some fun

'Cause the (D) thirteen question (A) method is the one to (D) use

 

Uhn!

Question number (A) one: you wanna have (D) fun, uh hun

Question number two: what to (A) do ?

Let's see!

Question number (D) three: wanna go (G) out and eat burger with me ?

God Almighty!

For the (D) thirteen question (A) method is the one to (D) use

 

Now the question number five: don't give me no jive this morning

Question number six: don't try no tricks, this evening

Question number seven: I'll pick you up at a quarter to eleven, baby

And question number eight: it's a date

 

That's question number nine: where to dine, this evening ?

Question number ten: ah, can we get in ?

Question number eleven: gonna be just like heaven ?

God Almighty!

Question number twelve: we get by ourselves ?

 

'Cause the thirteen question method is the one to use

The thirteen question method is the one to use

Now the thirteen question method is the one gotta use if you wanna...

The thirteen question method is the one to use

And she says ah...

She says...

 

The thirteen question method is the one to use

The thirteen question method is the one to use

Now the thirteen question method is the one gotta use if you wanna have some fun

'Cause the...

 

Tuning: Drop-D

 

 

WOMEN WILL RULE THE WORLD

(Raymond Quevedo)

 

How different the ladies of long ago to the modern women that we all know

If you observe you are bound to see that sex has changed entirely

A long ago their one ambition  in life, was to be a mother and a wife

Now they go out imitating the males by smoking cigarettes and drinking cocktails

 

Girls used to like to be school teachers, gradually becoming stenographers

We next hear of them as lecturers, authors and engineers

There is no limit to their ambition, they've even gone in for aviation

And if you men don't assert control your women will rule the world

 

Play a bridge!

 

Now they say anything that your man can do, they also can achieve too

And they've openly boasted to do their part in the literature and art

We will next hear of them as candidates for the president of these United States

And if you men don't assert control your women will rule the world

 

Now you hear on the radio and TV of a great national calamity

Story of tragic proportion coming from the White House in Washington

The facts in the case are clearly stated the president is being cruely dominated

By a international conspiracy that threatens world peace and security

 

 

ALL SHOOK UP

(Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)

(D) - (G) - (A)

 

Yeah! Oh!

(D) Well, bless my soul, what's wrong with me ?

I'm itching like a man on a fuzzy tree

The friends say I'm acting wild as a bug

I'm in love, I'm (G) all shook (A) up

(G) I'm, (A) I'm, (D) I'm,

(G) I'm, (A) I'm, (D) I'm, oh Lord

Yeah yeah yeah

 

My hands are shaky and my knees are weak

I can't seem to stand on my own two feet

Who do you thank  when you have such luck ?

I'm in love, I'm all shook up

 

Well, please don't ask me what's on my mind

A little mixed up, but I'm feeling fine

I'm near the girl I love the best

My heart beats so it scares me to...

 

She touched my hand and what a chill I got

Her lips are like a volcano when that's hot

I'm proud to say she's my buttercup

I'm in love and I'm all messed up

 

I'm, I'm, I'm...

Lawdy, Lawdy

I'm, I'm, I'm...

Yeah, yeah, yeah

 

My tongue gets tied when I try to speak

My inside's shaking like a leaf on a tree

There's only one cure for this body of mine

And that's to have that girl right here right now

 

She touched my hand and what a chill I got

Her lips are like a volcano when that's hot

I'm proud to say she's my buttercup

I'm in love and I'm all shook up

 

 

I CAN TELL BY THE WAY YOU SMELL

(Walter Davis)

 

Hey, look here baby, what's going on ?

Step over in the light

Oh, no! Look here.

 

Your hair is all wrecked, you're full of sweat

Your underskirt is wringing  wet

You come in here walking just like a goose

It looks like somebody just tranked you to loose

You've been doing something

You've been doing something wrong

You've been doing something

You've been doing something wrong

I can tell by the way you smell

 

And there's grandma and grandpa out on the porches

Must be kidding 'bout her ninety years

Ain't too old, God almighty, just keep shifting them gears

Well, you ain't too old, said you ain't too old

Ain't too old, doing the boogie, you ain't too old

I can tell by the way they smell

 

Well, it's a-run here mama! Just look at little sis'

Got her hand in her toodle, way up to her wrist

She's doing something wrong, she's doing something wrong

She's doing something wrong, God knows she's doing it

I can tell by the way she smell

 

Go on and change your clothes!

 

 

ACROSS THE BORDERLINE

(Ry Cooder/John Hiatt/James Dickinson)

 

(C) - (F) - (G) - (Am)

Capo on 2

 

Intro: C G F Am

(C) There's a place where I've been told

(F) Every street is paved with (C) gold

And it's (C) just across the border (G) line

(C) And when it's time to take your turn

(F) Here's one lesson that you must learn

You could (C) lose more than you'll (G) ever hope to (C) find

 

(C) When you (F) reach the broken (G) promised land

(F) And every dream slips (C) through your hands

Then you'll know that it's too late to change your (G) mind

(C) 'Cause you've (F) paid the price to (G) come so far

(F) Just to wind up (C) where you are

And you're still just a (G) cross the border (C) line

 

Up and down the Rio Grande

A thousand footprints in the sand

Reveal a secret no one can define

The river flows on like a breath

In between our life and death

Tell me who's the next to cross the borderline

 

(C) En la triste os (G) curi (C) dad  (In the sad darkness)

hoy tenemos (F) que cruzar (today we have to cross)

(C) este río que nos (G) llama más (C) allá (this river which calls us further away)

 

(C) But hope remains when (G) pride is (C) gone

And it keeps you (F) moving on

(C) Calling you a (G) cross the border (C) line

 

When you reach the broken promised land

Every dream slips through your hands

And you'll know it's too late to change your mind

'Cause you pay the price to come so far

Just to wind up where you are

And you're still just across the borderline

Now you're still just across the borderline

And you're still just across the borderline

 

 

LET'S HAVE A BALL

(Bunn)

 

I wanna ball like I never did ball before [Before, before, before]

I wanna ball like I never did ball before [Before, before, before]

I may never get a break like this in life no more

Well, I wanna ball like I never did ball before [Before, before, before]

I wanna ball like I never did ball before [Before, before, before]

I may never get a break like this in life no more

 

Got money in my pocket

I ain't begging for bread

Cadillac El Dorado

Well, it's gone to my head

I got a short time living  and a long greasy time to pay (play) dead

Ain't doing no favours, ain't asking for none

Honey, I got money, I can pay for my fun

That's the way I want it, that's the way it must be done

 

[Because]

I wanna ball like I never did ball before [Before, before, before]

I wanna ball like I never did ball before [Before, before, before]

I may never get a break like this in life no more

 

A certain little mama [You ???? for me]

Gonna jump and shout [Oh, yeah]

When the El Dorado rolls up [ Ah]

And I'll come walking out [???]

Gonna tell ya pretty baby [Say you like nothing]

You don't know what it's all about

(I've got) No special woman [No special woman]

Want no special friend [No special friend]

Want a good time today [Good time today]

Tomorrow may be down again [May be down again]

Don't dial my number [Oh, Lord]

I'll tell you when [I'll tell you when]

 

I wanna ball like I never did ball before [Before, before, before]

Really wanna...never did ball before [Before, before, before]

I may never get a break like this in life no more