Live at the Alliance For The Arts Greenmarket 2015

by Andy Getch

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Recorded live with a TASCAM DR-07 at various outdoor performances during the year 2015 at the Lee County Alliance For The Arts Greenmarket in Fort Myers, Florida, USA.

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released January 9, 2017

Words & music, guitar & vocal - Andy Getch
Banjo (tracks 11, 12, 13, 14) - Chip Withrow

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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
Put down the phone and just feed me now
Don’t go for a walk just feed me now
Don’t feed the birds 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
Track Name: Clean Slate
Clean Slate
By Andy Getch
Key of A(D shapes on ukelele or capo VII); 3/4 time;
chords - D/A - xoo232; C - x32o1o; G - 32ooo3; G/A - xoo787; Fmaj7add9 - x76o5o; Cmaj7add9 - 87ooo8; Aadd11 - xoo9(10)9; G6 - o(10)9o8o; D6add11 - (10)9ooo(10);

D/A C G shapes at nut V VII
D/A
Every year is a clean slate
C
Don't give in to fear or hate
G
Do what you need to before it's too late
D/A
Every week is a clean slate
C
and I don't know what to say
G
All I know is there are 7 new days
G/A
Every day is a clean slate
Fmaj7add9
don't know what's left
Cmaj7add9
but I know it's new it's coming
G/A
Every hour is a clean slate
Fmaj7add9
I don't believe in fate
Cmaj7add9
I'm a creature of free will and I have choices
Aadd11
Every hour is a clean slate
G6 D6add11
every minute every second
D/A
Every day is a clean slate
C
I'm not gonna give it to fear or hate
G D/A
I'm just gonna live each day
Track Name: White Trite Cliches
White Trite Cliches
by Andy Getch
Key of G

Verse 1
G l G l G l G l
Classic oldies white trite cliches Brite clean suburb folks had it made
C l C l G l G l
Days in the summer Nights of romance But only well to do had a chance
D l C l G l G l
To kick up their heels and live white trite cliches

Verse 2
G l G l G l G l
Familiar phrasing white trite cliches stick to the part in the schoolhouse play
C l C l G l G l
Repeat pledges and prayers taught by authority in order to be invited to the party
D l C l G l G l
To kick up their heels and live white trite cliches


Chorus 1
Am l Bm l Am l G l
Any kid could be president If he was Christian, rich and anti-communist
Am l Bm l C l D l
Any kid could get equal pay Clean connected white trite cliches

Verse 3
G l G l G l G l
Filtered memory white trite cliches June tune spoon moon night and day
C l C l G l G l
Oh baby baby la la la la Clean well dressed mothers and fathers
D l C l G l G l
To kick up their heels and live white trite cliches

Verse 4
Instrumental

Chorus
Am l Bm l Am l G l
Any kid could be president If he was Christian, rich and anti-communist
Am l Bm l C l D l
Any kid could get equal pay Clean connected white trite cliches

Verse 5
G l G l G l G l
Faded oldies white trite cliches Blighted suburb folks work and fade
C l C l G l G l
Days in struggle Nights repossessed Only well to do still are blessed
D l C l G l G l
To kick up their heels and live white trite cliches
N.C.
To kick up their heels and live white trite cliches
Track Name: I Got The News
I Got The News
By Andy Getch
Key E(D), Capo II (relative chord shapes)
Chords: E(D) - xxo232; A(G) - 32ooo3; B(A) - xo222o; F#sus4(Esus4) - o222oo; Bsus4(Asus4) - xo223o; F#m7(Em7) - o22o3o; A6(G6) - 32oo3o; F#(E) - o221oo; C#add11/B(Badd11/A) - xo444o; G#m(F#m) - 244222;

Chorus 1
l D l G l D l G l
I never got to know you I never got to hold you
D l G l
I never got to show you
A l A l G l G l A l G l G l
The love I feel What is truth, what is real
A l A l G l A l
Told what you could share
A l A l Esus4 l Esus4 l
I reached out, you were not there

Verse 1
l D l D l Asus4 l Asus4 l Em7 l Em7 l G6 l G6 l
Today I got the news You would not be here
l D l D l Asus4 l Asus4 l Em7 l Em7 l G6 l G6 l
New wave delivered blues You could not appear

Verse 2
l D l D l Asus4 l Asus4 l Em7 l Em7 l G6 l G6 l
Yesterday I was blind didn't know you existed
l D l D l Asus4 l Asus4 l Em7 l Em7 l G6 l G6 l
In the way a lost mind what to call how you're listed

Repeat chorus 1

Verse 3
l D l D l Asus4 l Asus4 l Em7 l Em7 l G6 l G6 l
Tomorrow carries on watching me getting older
l D l D l Asus4 l Asus4 l Em7 l Em7 l G6 l G6 l
In sorrow that you're gone bloodletting colder

Repeat chorus 1

Chorus 2 (modulate to E)
l E l A l E l A l
I never got to know you I never got to hold you
E l A l
I never got to show you
Badd11/A l A l Badd11/A l A l
The love I feel What is truth, what is real
Badd11/A l A
Told what we could share
Badd11/A l Badd11/A l F#m
I reached out, you were not there
Track Name: I Want To Touch A Cloud
I Want To Touch A Cloud
Words & music by Andy Getch
Key of C/G/D/A

Verse 1
C l C l C l C l
I want to touch a cloud, touch a cloud, touch a cloud
C l C l C G l G l
I want to touch a cloud, touch a cloud
C l C l F l C l
I'll touch a cloud up high, as I fly to the sky
C l G l C l C l
I want to touch a cloud, touch a cloud

Verse 2
C l C l C l C l
I want to touch the sky, touch the sky, touch the sky
C l C l C G l G l
I want to touch the sky, touch the sky
C l C l F l C l
I'll touch the sky real soon, as I fly to the moon
C l G l C l C l
I want to touch the sky, touch the sky

C l C l G l G l

Verse 3
G l G l G l G l
I want to touch the moon, touch the moon, touch the moon
G l G l G D l D l
I want to touch the moon, touch the moon
G l G l C l G l
I'll touch the moon cars , as I fly to Mars
G l D l G l G l
I want to touch the moon, touch the moon

Verse 4
G l G l G l G l
I want to touch Mars, touch Mars, touch Mars
G l G l G D l D l
I want to touch Mars, touch Mars
G l G l C l G l
I'll touch Mars real soon, as I fly to Neptune
G l D l G l G l
I want to touch Mars, touch Mars

G l G l D l D l

Verse 5
D l D l D l D l
I want to touch Neptune, touch Neptune, touch Neptune
D l D l D A l A l
I want to touch Neptune, touch Neptune
D l D l G l D l
I'll touch Neptune and go, as I fly to Pluto
D l A l D l D l
I want to touch Neptune, touch Neptune

Verse 6
D l D l D l D l
I want to touch Pluto, touch Pluto, touch Pluto
D l D l D A l A l
I want to touch Pluto, touch Pluto
D l D l G l D l
I'll touch Pluto and run, as I fly to the sun
D l A l D l D l
I want to touch Pluto, touch Pluto

D l D l A l A l

Verse 7
A l A l A l A l
I want to touch the sun, touch the sun, touch the sun
A l A l A E l E l
I want to touch the sun, touch the sun
A l A l D l A l
I'll touch the sun like Mars, as I fly to the stars
A l E l A l A l
I want to touch the sun, touch the sun

Verse 8
A l A l A l A l
I want to touch the stars, touch the stars, touch the stars
A l A l A E l E l
I want to touch the stars, touch the stars
A l A l D l A l
I'll touch them and feel proud, but I'll start with a cloud
A l E l A l A l
I want to touch the stars, touch the stars

A l A l C l C l

Verse 9
C l C l C l C l
I want to touch a cloud, touch a cloud, touch a cloud
C l C l C G l G l
I want to touch a cloud, touch a cloud
C l C l C l C l F l C l N.C. l N.C. l
I'll touch a cloud and sky, to the moon, Mars, Neptune Pluto, sun and stars I'll fly
C l G l C l C l
I want to touch a cloud, touch a cloud
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: Live In A Lego Castle
Live In A Lego Castle
Words and music by Andy Getch with lyric inspiration from Cameron Betts
Key of G

Refrain
G Em7 l G Em7 l G Em7 l G Em7 l
Wanna live in a Lego castle
G Em7 l G Em7 l G Em7 l G Em7 l
With my best friend Myrtle the Turtle
G Em7 l G Em7 l G Em7 l G Em7 l
Wanna ride my new blue bike
G Em7 l G Em7 l G Em7 l G l
to a pie cannon shoots any flavor you like

Verse 1
C l C l D l D l
My Lego castle’s gonna have an aquarium
G l G l D l D l
With angelfish as big as my hand
G l C l D l D l
Clownfish, sponge, anemonies
D l C l G l D l
Like living under the sea
C l C l D l D l
Next will be a terrarium
D l D l G l G l
So Myrtle can play in the sand
G Em Em7 l G Em Em7 l G Em Em7 l G Em Em7 l

Repeat refrain

Verse 2
C l C l D l D l
My Lego castle is gonna have my own room
G l G l D l D l
With dancing disco penguins
G l C l D l D l
Gummy bears I can eat all day
D l C l G l D l
My personal place to play
C l C l D l D l
Outside the window a big boom
D l D l G l G l
Watch the fireworks begin
G Em Em7 l G Em Em7 l G Em Em7 l G Em Em7 l

Repeat refrain

Bridge
Em l C l Em l G l
I'm gonna be so big when I grow up
Em l G l
I'm gonna have a giant brain
Em l C l Em l G l
I'm gonna be so smart I'll almost blow up
Em l G l
I'm gonna carry it with a crane

Repeat refrain
Track Name: I See The Light
I See The Light
by Andy Getch
Key of C#(C'), ukelele capo VI, guitar capo I, Bdim - xxo4o1

Verse 1
C Fmaj7
Past the close of the day, in uncertainty of night
C Fmaj7
Paralyzed by fear while surrounded by fright
C Em
Material trappings are plenty,
C Em
my spiritual well is empty
Asus4
at the end of the day

Refrain
Asus4 G
ll: I see the light :ll

Bridge
Dm Bdim
Hopes go astray struggle to survive
Dm Bdim
forgot gratitude's good to be alive
Dm Bdim
high wire balance on a knive

Refrain

Verse 2
C Fmaj7
When hungry for answers I see and believe
C Fmaj7
When hanging on my own misery and grief
C Em
When losing illusion of control,
C Em
When baring my inner soul
Asus4
at the end of darkness of life

Refrain (twice)
Track Name: Sick Of Being Sick (banjo)
Sick of Being Sick
by Andy Getch
4/4 time, 12 bar blues, Key of A;
Dulcimer Chords: A - 555; D - ooo; E - 111;

Verse 1
[A] I’m sick of being sick, feeling like its never gonna end
I’m [D] sick of being sick, feeling like its never gonna end
[E] I want to feel good, [D] like I should be on the [A] mend [E]

Verse 2
[A] Asked my doctor to mend me, son there’s nothing I can do
Asked [D] my doctor to mend me, son there’s nothing I can do
[E] Said if you want to feel good, [D] then the work’s up to [A] you[E]

Verse 3
[A] I want to feel good, time to let that garbage go
I [D] want to feel good, time to let that garbage go
[E] Treat my body like a rocket engine , [D] instead of a trash can [A] broke [E]

Verse 4
[A] Trash can is where we dump all of the garbage
[D] Trash can is where we dump all of the garbage
[E] The broken, rotten, [D] forgotten, useless [A] trash [E]

Verse 5
[A] Broken, rotten, forgotten, useless pills and poison
[D] Broken, rotten, forgotten, useless pills and poison
[E] Not following the cult now, [D] no matter what the boys [A] put on [E]

Verse 6
[A] Instead I’m picking up the pieces, taking steps, reading instructions
[D] Instead I’m picking up the pieces, taking steps, reading instructions
[E] How to get this rocket engine going, [D] past go, past self [A] -destruction [E]

Verse 7
[A] I want my rocket engine to go, start the countdown to blast off
[D] I want my rocket engine to go, start the countdown to blast off
[E] Time to get some quantum fuel, [D] get this motor to [A] start [E]

Verse 8
[A] While I’m sick of being sick, feeling like this is never gonna end
[D] Yeah I’m sick of being sick, feeling like this is never gonna end
[E] I want to feel good, [D] I want to be on [A] the mend [E]
Track Name: It's A Good Day (banjo)
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
Put down the phone and just feed me now
Don’t go for a walk just feed me now
Don’t feed the birds 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