Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:49:15 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers
Subject: ./k/kingsmen/jolly_green_giant.crd
"The Jolly Green Giant"
(based on the Olympics' "Big Boy Pete",
by Don Harris and Dewey Terry;
parody lyrics by Lynn Easton)
Intro:
In duh valley of duh jolly... (Ho - ho - ho)
Wow! [rimshot]
Verse 1:
F7 Bb F7 C7
Heard about the Jolly Green Giant (potatoes)
F7 Bb F7 C7
He's so big and mean (artichoke hearts)
F7 Bb
He stands there laughin' with his hands on his hips
C7 [N.C.]
And then he hits you with a can of beans
guitar (doubled w/organ); played after each verse:
(C7) (F)
v v v v v
---------------------|---
---1-----------------|---
-----3-1-3h5p3-1-----|---
-----------------3-1-|-3-
---------------------|---
---------------------|---
^^^^^ triplet
Verse 2:
He lives down there in his valley (Brussels sprouts)
The cat stands tall and green (spinach)
Well, he ain't no prize, and there's no women his size
And that's why the cat's so mean
Bridge 1:
E F [N.C.]
One day he left
E F [N.C.]
His valley pad
E F [N.C.]
I mean to say
E F [N.C.]
This cat was mad
E F [N.C.]
Now listen 'round
E F [N.C.]
He wasn't gone long
E F F# G [N.C.] C7
And then he ran into an Amazon
Verse 3:
Well, this changed his whole complexion (broccoli)
He had never seen such a beautiful sight (corn)
Well, he looked at her
And she looked at him
And she almost passed out from fright
Bridge 2:
He looked at her
Thought, "what a dilly"
He touched her once
She slapped him silly
This was something
He had never sensed
He looked at her
As she commenced
Now listen, pal
This ain't no fluke
"I can't see goin' with a big green kook"
Verse 4:
You've heard about the Jolly Green Giant (eggplant)
Don't let his troubles cross your mind (celery stalks)
He couldn't get Sally, so went back to his valley
The cat was color-blind
[repeat verse w/wordless vocal]
... (carrots)
... (canned beans)
[repeat guitar/organ riff; end cold on F]
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers


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