Joes's Garage​/​Oh Well

from by Dallas Doctor and the Interns of Love

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In the beginning, there was a garage ...

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Joe's Garage
Music & Lyrics by Frank Zappa

We take you now to a garage long ago ...
Just a band of Idiots tinkering away ...

It wasn't very large
There was just enough room to cram the drums
In the corner over by the Dodge
It was a '54
With a mashed up door
And a cheesy little amp
With a sign on the front said
"Fender Champ"
And a second-hand guitar
It was a Stratocaster with a whammy bar

We could jam in Joe's Garage
His mama was screamin'
His dad was mad
We was playin' the same old song
In the afternoon 'n sometimes we would
Play it all night long
It was all we knew, 'n easy too
So we couldn't get it wrong
All we did was bend the string like . . .

Hey!
Down in Joe's Garage
We didn't have no dope or LSD
But a couple a quarts a beer
Would fix it so the intonation
Would not offend yer ear
And the same old chords goin' over 'n over
Became a symphony
We could play it again 'n again 'n again
'Cause it sounded good to me

One more time!

We could jam in Joe's Garage
His mama was screamin',
"Turn it down!"
We was playin' the same old song
In the afternoon 'n sometimes we would
Play it all night long
It was all we knew, 'n easy too
So we wouldn't get it wrong
Even if you played it on a saxophone

We thought we was pretty good
We talked about keepin' the band together
'n we figured that we should
'Cause about this time we was gettin' the eye
From the girls in the neighborhood
They'd all come over 'n dance around like . . .

So we picked out a stupid name
Had some cards printed up for a couple a bucks
'n we was on our way to fame
Got matching suits
'n Beatle boots
'n a sign on the back of the car
'n we was ready to work in a go-go bar

People seemed to like our song
They got up 'n danced 'n made a lotta noise
An' it wasn't 'fore very long
A guy from a company we can't name
Said we oughta take his pen
'n sign on the line for a real good time
But he didn't tell us when
These "good times" would be somethin'
That was really happenin'
So the band broke up

An' it looks like
We will never play again...

Guess you only get one chance in life
To play a song that goes like...

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Oh Well
Music & Lyrics by Peter Green

I can't help about the shape I'm in
I can't sing, I ain't pretty and my legs are thin
But don't ask me what I think of you
I might not give the answer that you want me to

When I talked to God, he said he'd understand
He said, "Stick by my side and I'll be your guiding hand
But don't ask me what I think of you
I might not give the answer that you want me to

credits

from Boy Meets Girl, released June 1, 2016
Produced by Jon Mark Lundell;

The players on "Joe's Garage" are:

Dallas Doctor: Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitars, a Stratocaster with a Whammy Bar, Footstomps & Hanclaps;
Jon Mark Lundell: Drums, Electric Guitars, Backing Vocals, Footstomps & Hanclaps;
Dan Bauman: Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals, Footstomps & Hanclaps;
Rob Cash: Hammond Organ, Footstomps & Hanclaps;
Michael Tew: Saxaphones;
Ira Malkin: Harmonica;
Tim Andrews: Celebrity Impersonation;

"Turn it Down!" "One More Time" & "Don't You Boys Know Any Nice Songs?" is Tim Andrews;

"Guess you only get one chance ..." is Dan Bauman.


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The players on "Oh Well" are:

Dallas Doctor: Lead Vocal, Electric Guitars;
Jon Mark Lundell: Drums, Cowbell;
Dan Bauman: Bass;
Rob Cash: Hammond Organ;
Jody Lundell: Guitar Solo.

Recorded at The Cabin (Somewhere in the North Georgia Mountains);
Mixed and Mastered at Bates Motel by Jon Mark Lundell.

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