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RIGOR MORTIS SETS IN

Produced by John Entwistle
Recorded at Novasound Studios, London.
Musicians: Tony Ashton, Graham Deakin, Alan Ross, and John Entwistle.
Guest Musicians: The Ladybirds, Bryan Williams & Howie Casey

SIDE ONE

Gimme That Rock N' Roll
(J. Entwistle)
Track Music, Inc.

You can keep your classical music
You can stuff your rhythm and blues
And you know what you can do with your Dixieland to
You can stick it anyplace you chose.

Just give me that rock 'n roll
All I want is that rock 'n roll
Just give me that rock 'n roll
All I want is that rock 'n roll
Take me back home and I'll be up 'til seven
I don't want to stay in Hell take me back to Heaven
Back to rock 'n roll.

Don't give me no high classed opera
Give me music with some drive
And I just can't take an old swan lake
I want to feel like I'm still alive

Just give me that rock 'n roll
All I want is that rock 'n roll
Just give me that rock 'n roll
All I want is that rock 'n roll
Take me back home and I'll be up 'til seven
I don't want to stay in hell take me back to Heaven
Back to rock 'n roll.

(Guitar Solo)

Don't give me no boogie woogie
I don't like big bands that swing
All I want to hear is that rock 'n roll
I learned that kind of thing. 

Just give me that rock 'n roll
All I want is that rock 'n roll
Just give me that rock 'n roll
All I want is that rock 'n roll
Take me back home and I'll be up 'til seven
I don't want to stay in hell take me back to Heaven
Back to rock 'n roll.


Mr. Bass Man
(J Cymbal)
Jalo Music, Inc

(Bop-bop-bop singing by bass voice)
Mr. Bass Man, you've got that certain somethin'
Mr. Bass Man, you set that music thumpin'
To you it's easy when you go 1-2-3, d-d-b-bop-a-bop
(Bass voice: You mean b-b-BOP-p-p-bop bop bop...)

Mr. Bass Man, you're on all the songs
B-did-did-a-boom-boom, B-dit-dit-a-boom-boom-bom
Hey Mr. Bass Man, you're the hidden King of Rock 'n' Roll, d-d-b-bop-a-bop
(Bass voice: No no, b-b-BOP-p-p-bop bop bop...)

It don't mean a thing when the lead is singin'
Or when he goes "Hi-yi-yi-yi-yi-yah"
Mr. Bass Man, I'm askin' just one thing:
Will you teach me? Yeah, the way you sing?
'Cause Mr. Bass Man, I wanna be a bass man too, d-d-b-bop-a-bop
(Bass voice: Try this, b-b-BOP-p-p-bop bop bop...)
Mr. Bass Man, I think I'm really with it
B-did-did-a-boom-boom, a-boom-boom-b-dit-dit-dit-dit
Oh, Mr. Bass Man, now I'm a bass man too, d-d-b-bop-a-bop
(Bass voice: That's it, b-b-BOP-p-p-bop bop bop...)
(Scat bass duet between John & bass voice)

It don't mean a thing when the lead is singin'
Or when he goes "Hi-yi-yi-yi-yi-yah"
Mr. Bass Man, I'm askin' just one thing:
Will you teach me? Yeah, the way you sing?
'Cause Mr. Bass Man, I wanna be a bass man too, d-d-b-bop-a-bop
(Bass voice: Try this, b-b-BOP-p-p-bop bop bop...)

Mr. Bass Man, I think I'm really with it
B-did-did-a-boom-boom, a-boom-boom-b-dit-dit-dit-dit
C'mon, Mr. Bass Man, now I'm a bass man too, d-d-b-bop-a-bop
(Bass voice: Getting good, b-b-BOP-p-p-bop bop bop...)

(scat duet, fading out)


Do The Dangle
(J. Entwistle)
Track Music, Inc.

Well you heard of the shake and the boogaloo
The mashed potato and the hoochie coo
You heard of the twist and the funky chicken too
Well here's a new dance that's gonna teach you to do.

Here's the first dance and It's really easy
Well it's kind of hard work and called the wheezy
You just run on the spot as fast as you can go
And when you get tired you just puff and blow.
And do the wheezy baby
Do the wheezy baby
Do the wheezy baby
Everybody get up and dance c'mon

Here's another dance that I think you'll like
You stand still and do nothing and it's called the strike
You don't have to use your body ain't it a groove
You just wait until someone else makes the first move.
Do the strike baby
Do the strike baby
Do the strike baby
Everybody get up and dance c'mon

Well theirs a brand new dance with a brand new angle
It's the very last waltz and it's called the dangle
You tie a rope round your neck and stand on a chair
And you kick it away and your dancing on air.
Do the dangle baby
Do the dangle baby
Do the dangle baby
Everybody get up and stand
To the dangle baby
To the dangle baby
To the dangle baby
Everybody get up and scream c'mon


Hound Dog
( Jerry Leiber - Mike Stoller)
Lion Publishing Company, Inc./
Elvis Presley Music

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
rockin' all the time.
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
rockin' all the time.
You ain't never caught a rabbit
You ain't no friend of mine.

Well they said you was high classed,
That was all lies.
When they said you was high classed,
well, that was just a lie.
You ain't never caught a rabbit
and you ain't no friend of mine.

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
rockin' all the time.
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
rockin' all the time.
You ain't never caught a rabbit
You ain't no friend of mine.

(Guitar Solo)

Well they said you was high classed,
That was all lies.
When they said you was high classed,
well, that was just a lie.
You ain't never caught a rabbit
and you ain't no friend of mine.

(Guitar Solo)

Well they said you was high classed,
That was all lies.
When they said you was high classed,
well, that was just a lie.
You ain't never caught a rabbit
and you ain't no friend of mine.

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
rockin' all the time.
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
rockin' all the time.
You ain't never caught a rabbit
You ain't no friend of mine.


Made In Japan/Hound Dog
Released on Track Records 2094-107, 1973. (UK)

Made In Japan
(J. Entwistle)
Track Music, Inc.

I went down to my tailor, to get myself a suit, and to measure
It's been a long, long time since I looked like a gentleman of leisure
He spent an awful lot of time on my inside leg
You don't get that kind of treatment when you buy stuff off the peg
When I finally picked it up and saw the label inside
I saw a sight that made my mouth gape open wide.

It said made in Japan
Made in Japan
There ain't nothing made here in this country anymore
It's either made in Japan, Hong Kong, or Singapore
Made in Japan

I went along to the showroom to buy myself a secondhand car
I didn't have much money so I knew I wouldn't get very far
The salesman said "how much do intend to spend,
you only get what you pay for, in the end"
He said "you can't afford a Bentley or a Cadillac
But take a look at this motor I've got out back."

It was made in Japan
Made in Japan
There ain't nothing made here in this country anymore
It's either made in Japan, Hong Kong or Singapore
Made in Japan

Me and my girl last week we went to church and got wed
I didn't buy the car so I decided I'd get married instead
We went to Miami for the honeymoon
I couldn't wait to get her into the hotel room
But when she came out of the bathroom,
My knees turned to jelly
Well I saw what she had tattooed just below her belly.

It said made in Japan
Made in Japan
There ain't nothing made here in this country anymore
It's either made in Japan, Hong Kong or Singapore
Made in Japan


SIDE TWO

My Wife
(J. Entwistle)
Track Music, Inc.

My life's in jeopardy
Murdered in cold blood is what I'm gonna be
I ain't been home since Friday night
And now my wife is coming after me

Give me police protection
Gonna buy a gun so
I can look after number one
Give me a bodyguard
A back belt Judo expert with a machine gun

Gonna buy a tank and an airplane
When she catches up with me
Won't be no time to explain
She thinks I've been with another woman
And that's enough to send her half insane
Gonna buy a fast car
Put on my lead boots
And take a long, long drive
I may end up spending all my money
But I'll still be alive

All I did was have a bit too much to drink
And I picked the wrong precinct
Got picked up by the law
And now I ain't got time to think

Gonna buy a tank and an aeroplane
When she catches up with me
Won't be no time to explain
She thinks I've been with another woman
And that's enough to send her half insane
Gonna buy a fast car
Put on my lead boots
And take a long, long drive
I may end up spending all my money
But I'll still be alive

And I'm oh so tired of running
Gonna lay down on the floor
I gotta rest some time so
I can get to run some more

She's comin'!
She's comin'!


Roller Skate Kate
(J. Entwistle)
Track Music, Inc.

I had a girl, Kate was her name
We used to roller skate together
Now it will never be the same.

Now she's gone, she's gone, she's gone, she's gone
To that great skating rink in the sky.

I remember that day
As if it were yesterday
We were skating side by side
In the fast lane on the motorway

Now she's gone, she's gone, she's gone, she's gone
To that great skating rink in the sky.

She was skating way too fast
She was far too daring
When she crashed into that truck
In a shower of ball bearings.

(In Elvis talk)

They took her to the hospital
But it was far too late
She died in the ambulance and
And that night, that night I
I wear my skates.

Now she's gone, she's gone, she's gone, she's gone
To that great skating rink in the sky.

I had a girl, Kate was her name
We used to roller skate together
Now it will never be the same.

Now she's gone, she's gone, she's gone, she's gone
To that great skating rink in the sky.

She's gone, she's gone, she's gone, she's gone
To that great skating rink in the sky.


Peg Leg Peggy
(J. Entwistle)
Track Music, Inc.

I got a girl, her name is Peg
She looks kind of pretty but she's got a wooden leg
She's got a leg shaped like the leg of a chair
But when it comes to dancing, no one can compare

Peg Leg Peggy she really knows how to hop
She really knows how to hop
She really knows how to hop
When it comes to dancing she's the queen
She sounds just like a sewing machine
Peg Leg Peggy she really knows how to hop
She really knows how to hop
She really knows how to hop

She's got a sister 's got a mouth so wide
Eats her dinner with the plate inside
When she sings you think her face is gonna split in two
She sings four part harmony while she's kissing you

Wide Mouth Winnie, she really knows how to kiss ya
She really knows how to kiss ya
She really knows how to kiss ya
When it comes to kissing she's an ace
But make sure you don't get lipstick all over your face
Wide Mouth Winnie, she really knows how to kiss
She really knows how to kiss
She really knows how to kiss

(Bridge)

Wide Mouth Winnie, she really knows how to kiss ya
She really knows how to kiss ya
She really knows how to kiss ya
When it comes to kissing she's an ace
But make sure you don't get lipstick all over your face
Wide Mouth Winnie, she really knows how to kiss
She really knows how to kiss
She really knows how to kiss


Winnie's got a friend who's got four eyes
Two in the middle and one on each side
When you take her to the movies it's really swell
She can look into your eyes and watch the film as well

Four-eyed Fannie, she really can flash those eyes
She really can flash those eyes
She really can flash those eyes
When you take her to the movies, you'll nearly die
When you kiss her ears, you look her right in the eye
Four-eyed Fannie, she really can flash those eyes
She really can flash those eyes
She really can flash those eyes

Lucille
(Albert Collins, Richard Penniman)
Venice Music, Inc.

Lucille, you don't do your daddy's will,
Lucille, you don't do your daddy's wil
There ain't nothing to ya, but I love you still.

Lucille, please come back where you belong
Lucille, please come back where you belong
I've been good to you baby, please don't lead me along.

I woke up this mornin', Lucille was not in sight
I asked her friends about her but all their lips was tight
Lucille, please come back where you belong
I've been good to you baby, please don't lead me along.

(Guitar Solo)

Lucille, you don't do your daddy's will
Lucille, you don't do your daddy's will
There ain't nothing to ya, but I love you still.


Big Black Cadillac
(J. Entwistle)
Track Music, Inc.

I was walking down the sidewalk
With my coat strung over my back
When a car pulled up beside me
A big black Cadillac
A man said, son have you seen a man with a gun
He's got a scar across his eye
Looks a little like me, a real mean one

I said, sir I ain't seen nothing
I ain't seen nothing at all
I said, sir I ain't seen nothing
I ain't seen nothing at all

He said, son if you're lying
You'll never leave this town alive
Gonna fit you concrete overshoes
And you're gonna take a dive

(Drum solo)

The car pulled away and I ran off
So afraid I wanted to cry
When a man jumped out of the doorway
He had a scar across his eye
He said, son have you seen a big black Cadillac
With a man in the front looks a bit like me
And two more in the back

I said, sir I ain't seen nothing
I ain't seen nothing at all
I said, sir I ain't seen nothing
I ain't seen nothing at all

He said, son if you're lying
You'll never leave this town
Wherever you run, I'll find you
And then I'll gun you down

(Bass Solo)

He ran one way and I ran the other
Nearly bit clean through my lip
When I bumped into a policeman
With a six-gun on his hip
He said, son have you seen a big black Cadillac
With one man in the front and two more in the back
Or a man with a scar

I said, I ain't seen nothing
I ain't seen nothing at all
I said, stop I ain't seen nothing
I ain't seen nothing at all
I said, stop I ain't seen nothing
I ain't seen nothing at all
I said, stop I ain't seen nothing
I don't want to get involved


WDK 2008

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