Live At ACMA October 29, 2016

by Andy Getch

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released November 7, 2016

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Track Name: Ballad Of The Needless Appendage
The Ballad of the Needless Appendage
4/4

A - xo222o; Asus4 - xo223o; D - xxo232
Dsus4 - xxo233; E - o221oo

Intro
l A l A Asus4 A l D l D Dsus4 D l E l D l A l A l

l A l A Asus4 A l
They were taking a trip to Mad-i-son
l D l D Dsus4 D l
Toolin along in a cool Sci-on
l E l D l A l A l
Playin with handpuppets diggin on the stereo

l A l A Asus4 A l
The Scion carried a heavy load
l D l Dsus4 D l
Weighed down traveling on the road-
l E l D l A l A l
Front of the car started rattling real low


l A l A Asus4 A l
Just about to cross the Minnesota line
l D l Dsus4 D l
When the front appendage it started to whine
l E l D l A l A l
and they knew that bumper trim piece was about to go

Repeat intro

l A l A Asus4 A l
It was only a needless append-age
l D l D Dsus4 D l
No way to fixing the assemblage
l E l D l A l A l
and the only body shop for miles around was closed

l A l A Asus4 A l
So they left it in a bin in the park
l D l D Dsus4 D l
Anyway it was a-lmost getting dark
l E l D l A l A l
and besides that who else would know


l A l A Asus4 A l
They were just trying to streamline a bit
l D l D Dsus4 D l
After all it just wouldn't fit
l E l D l A l A l
With the guitars, pedals, amps and microphones


l A l A Asus4 A l
When you see this little cool Scion
l D l D Dsus4 D l
With one less piece on the back and front
l E l D l A l A l
Just smile and wave on the way to their next show

Repeat intro
Track Name: Marry A Sister, Marry The Family
Marry a Sister, Marry the Family
by Stan Greenwood and Andy Getch
4/4 moderate; Capo III Key of D#/Eb (C)
C - x32o1o; Em/B - x22ooo ; Am - x02210; G - 32ooo3; F - 133211


l C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l

Verse 1
C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l
Marry a sister, marry the family. Connection is made for life -- --
C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l
Multiple sisters emotions run deeper. Attachment bonds with your wife -- --


Verse 2
C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l
First date a sister, observe the family interactions for what is submerged -- --
C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l
Childhood stories provide the structure indications begin to emerge -- --

Chorus
C l Em l F G l C l
Sisters are so close its hard to understand.
C l Em
how to deal with the love they feel
F G l C l
Experiencing the family firsthand
C l Em l F G l C l
Sisters laugh and sisters cry when together or when they call
C l Em l F G l C l
Life's weather may change any day but they're sisters through it all

C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l

Verse 3
C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l
Time with her sisters time with the family unwritten marriage vows -- --
C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l
Shopping and phone calls family functions best to fit in somehow -- --


Verse 4
C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l
Get along with her sisters get along with the family. Listening without strife -- --
C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l
Marry a sister, marry the family. A part of the rest of your life -- --

Repeat Chorus

C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l
Marry a sister, marry the family
C Em/B l Am G l F G l C l
Track Name: Just Let It Rain
Just Let It Rain
4/4 time rhythm -123&4; Key of D; verses fingerpicking pattern : R3212
Chords: D - xxo232; A - xo222o; G - 32ooo3; B7sus4/E - oo44oo; Asus2/E - oo22oo; Em - o22ooo; G6 - 32oooo; Dsus4 - xxo233; Asus4 - xo223o; Gsus4 - 32oo13;

D l D l A l A l G l G l D l D l
just let it rain just let it rain

Verse 1
D l D l A l A l G l G l D l D l
Walking down the street on a drizzling day rain stings my skin blown by the wind
D l D l A l A l G l G l D l D l
I think of when I heard a wise mans words what he would say to reverse dis-may

Chorus
D l D l A l A l G l G l D l D l
What do you think the cows do when it rains they just let it rain just let it rain
D l D l A l A l G l G l D l D l
What do you think the deer do when it rains they just let it rain just let it rain

Verse 2
D l D l A l A l G l G l D l D l
Riding my bike splash puddles in the road feeling the cold icewater doled
D l D l A l A l G l G l D l D l
I think of when I heard a wise mans words a recycling mode heavens pay load

Repeat Chorus 1

Verse 3
D l D l A l A l G l G l D l D l
Interstate eighty lightning thunderstorm rain from on high the sky's out-cry
D l D l A l A l G l G l D l D l
I think of when I heard a wise mans words just part of the norm the ground trans-form
D l D l A l A l G l G l D l D l

Bridge
B7sus4/E l Asus2 l Asus2 l Em l
Home on a rainy day We can't go out and play
Em l G6 l G6 l G6 l
Will the rain go away Won't matter what we say
B7sus4/E l Asus2 l Em l G6 D l
Rain on the roof like a drum kit solo Remember the words that the wise man knows
l N.C. l

Repeat Chorus 1
Chorus 2
D l Dsus4 l A l Asus4 l G l Gsus4 l D l Dsus4 l
What do you think the ducks do when it rains they just let it rain just let it rain
D l Dsus4 l A l Asus4 l G l Gsus4 l D l Dsus4 l
What do you think the hawks do when it rains they just let it rain just let it rain
D l Dsus4 l A l Asus4 l G l Gsus4 l D l Dsus4 l
What do you think the horses do when it rains they just let it rain just let it rain
(single strum)
D l D l A l A l G l G l D
What do we do to-morrow if it rains we'll just let it rain just let it rain
Track Name: Your Own Seven Eleven
Your Own Seven Eleven
by Andy Getch
4/4 time Key of D#(C) (chords relative to Capo III)
Chords: C - x32o1o; Em - o22ooo; F - 133211; G -32ooo3;

Refrain
D#(C) Gm(Em) l G#(F) A#(G) l G#(F) A#(G) l
sell fast food, gasoline, alcohol, and nicotine when you own
Gm(Em) D#('C) l D#(C) l D#(C) l
your own Seven Eleven

Verse 1
D#(C) l D#(C) l
I got a post card in the mail wasn't sure what it meant
Gm(Em) l Gm(Em) l
whose list I got on and what they sent
G#(F) l G#(F) l
said "You are cordially invited to a special event
A#(G) l A#(G) l
Selected among thousands in your town to attent
G#(F) l G#(F) l
preview this unique opportunity
A#(G) l A#(G) l
own your own Seven Eleven find security
Gm(Em) l Gm(Em) l
Change your life at the center of convenience you'll see
D#(C) l D#(C) l
and the dinner is complimentary

Repeat Refrain

Verse 2
D#(C) l D#(C) l
I sat at the swanky restaurant ate my free dinner
Gm(Em) l Gm(Em) l
listened to the sales pitch to all us beginners
G#(F) l G#(F) l
to own a personal franchise of the fast food nation
A#(G) l A#(G) l
and be assigned a territorial location
G#(F) l G#(F) l
All they need is a commitment grand
A#(G) l A#(G) l
invoiced investment for your own Seven Eleven brand
Gm(Em) l Gm(Em) l
I was beginning to have my doubts
D#(C) l D#(C) l
thats when the scene faded out

Repeat Refrain

Verse 3
D#(C) l D#(C) l
Dozed off and dreamed I had a store
Gm(Em) l Gm(Em) l
serve the sick, weak, freaks, rich and poor
G#(F) l G#(F) l
woke as I saw a man with a gun walkin thru the door
A#(G) l A#(G) l
Thought to myself what do I want to do this for
G#(F) l G#(F) l
Your own Seven Eleven sellin' alcohol and gasoline
A#(G) l A#(G) l
high fructose corn syrup and nicotine
Gm(Em) l Gm(Em) l
candy and maybe a dirty magazine
D#(C) l D#(C) l
no profit in what is fresh or green

Repeat Refrain

Modulate?
Verse 4
D#(C) l D#(C) l
I left the meeting before the pitch ended
Gm(Em) l Gm(Em) l
had to escape so my conscience could send it
G#(F) l G#(F) l
let someone else own your own Seven Eleven
A#(G) l A#(G) l
won't be me for that I thank heaven
G#(F) l G#(F) l
Went back to the office 9 to 5
A#(G) l A#(G) l
let someone else serve those who drink smoke and drive
Gm(Em) l Gm(Em) l
Didn't answer the phone when the pitchman number rang
D#(C) l D#(C) l
I still remember the song they sang

Repeat Refrain
Track Name: Double Shifts At The Spanish Main
Double Shifts at the Spanish Main
Words and music by Andy Getch and Becky Warren

A F#m D A
“I got customers,” she tells them, when they wanna buy her a drink
A B7 D A
With each glass they down they throw their money around and hit the tip jar with a wink
C#7
They got tan lines where their rings should be
F#m B7
Saccharine in their pleas
Bm F#m D A
The ropes and the rivets at the Spanish Main open their hearts like a master key

CHORUS:
E D A
The old men say, “Hey Betsy, lemme take you away”
E D A
“I got a hotel room with a beach side view and twenty dollar bills for days”
Bm F#m
She just laughs when they start playin’
A G D
Actin’ like she’s the one who needs saving
E A G D
From double shifts at the Spanish Main
E A G D
Double shifts at the Spanish Main


She used to let on she was thinking about it, now she don’t need tips that much
She’s got a man who works days near the Everglades and she and him do well enough
But the Cadillacs keep pulling up
Full of men who call her buttercup
So she pours ‘em another and brings em their supper and keeps her own mouth shut

CHORUS
Track Name: Shine A Light Right Here
Shine A Light Right Here
Words and Music by Andy Getch
Key of A

[A] Oh please [D] it’s time to shine a [A] light
On this [A] world of [D] anger and des [E] pair
[A] Survival [D] instinct out of [A] fright
[E] Please turn from [D] fear to [A] find love there
[A/D/E] it’s time to shine a light (3 times)
Right [A] here

[A] Oh please [D] will someone shine a [A] light
On this [A] world of [D] hatred and des [E] pair
[A] Survival [D] instinct out of [A] fright
[E] Please turn from [D] fear to [A] find love there
[A/D/E] will someone shine a light (6 times)
Right [A] here

[A] Oh please [D] I’ve got to shine a [A] light
On this [A] world of [D] violence and des [E] pair
[A] Survival [D] instinct out of [A] fright
[E] Please turn from fear to [A] find love there
[A/D/E] I’ve got to shine a light (6 times)
[A/D/E] We’ve got to shine a light (6 times)
[D] Right [A] here
Track Name: Beautiful Day (Its The Best Day Ever Today)
(Beautiful Day) It's The Best Day Ever Today
Key of F#(D) (chord shape relative to capo IV guitar and concert ukelele tuned down 1/2 step )

Verse 1
F#(D) l F#(D) l F#(D) l F#(D) l
It's a beautiful day today perfect day to play
B(G) l B(G) l F#(D) l F#(D) l
Beautiful flowers and trees leaves laughing in the breeze
C#(A) l B(G) l B(G) l C#(A) l
beautiful day to play it's the best day ever today

Chorus
F#(D) l F#(D) l F#(D) l F#(D) l
Beautiful day it's the best day ever today
B(G) l B(G) l F#(D) l F#(D) l
Beautiful day it's the best day ever today
C#(A) l B(G) l B(G) l C#(A) l
Beautiful day it's the best day ever today

Verse 2
F#(D) l F#(D) l F#(D) l F#(D) l
It's a beautiful high sky clouds go floating by
B(G) l B(G) l F#(D) l F#(D) l
Beautiful shape of dreams silver sunlight on the seams
C#(A) l B(G) l B(G) l C#(A) l
beautiful high sky it's the best day ever today

Repeat chorus
Instrumental verse
Repeat chorus

Verse 3
F#(D) l F#(D) l F#(D) l F#(D) l
It's a beautiful rolling flow waves wash in and go
B(G) l B(G) l F#(D) l F#(D) l
Beautiful shimmering mirror clouds and trees appear
C#(A) l B(G) l B(G) l C#(A) l
beautiful rolling flow it's the best day ever today

Repeat chorus and fade
Track Name: Death?
Death?
by Andy Getch
4/4 slow fingerpicking pattern (root)434 Key of C
C - x32oxx; Em/B - x22oxx; Am - xo21xx; F/C - x032xx; G5 - 3xooxx;

Verse 1
C l l Em/B l l
C l l Em/B l l
Flowers die every year
C l l Em/B l l
butterflies every season
Am l l F/C l l
Why is death the cause of such fear
G l Am l Em/B l C l
Why always find a reason

Verse 2
C l l Em/B l l
Its always here just like rain
C l l Em/B l l
it comes to every living thing
Am l l F/C l l
Why is death the cause of such pain
G l Am l Em/B l C l
Why always hurt to bring

Verse 3
C l l Em/B l l
There are no guarantees of tomorrow
C l l Em/B l l
Can only live each moment of each day
Am l l F/C l l
Why is death the cause of such sorrow
G l Am l Em/B l C l
Why struggle for words to say
Track Name: It's A Good Day
It's A Good Day
Words and music by Andy Getch and Michael Karns

Verse 1
(Am) It's a good day for you humanoids to pet the cat
(D) The human occupants just haven't done enough of that
(Fmaj7) Morning dung is made and a lap is a welcome mat
(Am) There is no food in my bowl

Verse 2
(Am) It's a good day for this killer cat to sniff the air
(D) all those litter box aromas breezing through the stair
(Fmaj7) hummingbirds and finches to chase and scare
(Am) It's a good day to hear me sing out loud if you care

Refrain
(Am) There is no food in my bowl (D) There is no food in my bowl
(Emaj7) There is no food in my (Fmaj7) bow oh oh oh oh oul
(Am) There is no food in my bowl (D) There is no food in my bowl
(Emaj7) There is no food in my (Fmaj7) bow oh oh oh oh oul
(Am) humans won't you feed me now

Bridge
(A) As humans go
(A) Be boppa doopa (D)Be boppa doopa doo ay
(A) Be boppa doopa (E) Be boppa doopa dooee
(A) Jumping over cracks and (D) strumming on a fence
(A) Eating apples and, (E) running from a bee
(D) drawing cartoons, or (A) staring at the moon (Am)
(Am) It's a good day for you humans to feed me now
Come home and just feed me now
Don’t go to ACMA just feed me now
Don’t go see Patchouli just feed me now

Repeat refrain

Verse 3
(Am) It's a good day for this killer cat to sing out loud with all my heart
(D) My one and only favorite song, you will hear all of the parts
(Fmaj7) as you smile and nod in the laundry room like I'm smart
(Am) It's a good day for this killer cat to sing out loud with all my heart

Repeat refrain twice