Like A Rolling Stone

(Bob Dylan)

Once upon a time
You looked so fine
You gave every bum a dime
In your prime - well didn't you

People call
They said you were a doll(?)
You were bound to fall
But you thought they were all kidding you

Well you used to laugh about
Other people who were down and out
Well now you don't laugh so loud
And now you don't feel so proud

About having to be
Scrounging your next meal
How does it feel?

(Fantastic)

Moonbus (Baby's Got A Down)

(Ian Hunter)

My baby don't talk to anyone
My baby she don't talk to anyone
No, No
She got a down on me
Baby's got a down on me

She only stay awhile if the day is done
(?)....even when the day is done
My baby's got a down on me
Yeah

All right
Got a down on me yeah
Got a down on me yeah

And my baby's got a down Got a down on me
Yeah

I say my baby's got a down on me
My baby's got a down on me yeah

It Would Be A Pleasure

(Mick Ralphs)

It would be a pleasure just to know just a little bit more oh oh
I could grow quite fond of your acquaintance
Of this I'm sure
The time will open up so many doors for you and me

I could spend my days in sweet surrender
Knowing you the way I do
Lady look at me so warm and tender
Yes, it's true, happiness only shared by two, just me and you

Ohio

(Neil Young)

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming
We're finally on our own
This summer I hear the drumming
Four dead in Ohio

Better get down to it
Soldiers are cutting them down
Should have been done long ago
What if you knew her
Found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you go

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na

Better get down to it
Soldiers are cutting them down
Should have been done long ago
What if you knew her
Found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you go

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming
We're finally on our own
This summer I hear the drumming
Four dead in Ohio
Four dead in Ohio
Four dead in Ohio
Four dead in Ohio
Four dead in Ohio

Midnight Lady

(Ian Hunter/Mick Ralphs)

NaNa Naaa NaNa
NaNa Naaa NaNa
NaNa Naaa NaNa NaNa Naa

Well I went down to the bunny station
Cause I wanted love for a week or two
I wanted you on a week vacation
Cause its costing me but its killing you

NaNa etc x 2
Alright

Well I got a friend in the fire department
He was telling me I'm on the road to Rome
He said you'd better find out where you're going
Cause your wife can't fight out all the fires alone

NaNa etc x 2
Hit me

Well we passed the time in there but we got thrown out
It was falling down and it was overgrown
He said I can see you now ask the captain
He says boy you're really on the road to Rome

NaNa etc x 6 fade

The Debt

(Ian Hunter)

There goes happiness
Down that street
Pick me up, put me down again
Just when I was on my feet

I get stoned every day
My best friends, they both went away
It's a debt
And I've got to face it alone

Been a long long time now
Been a long time high
Making up promises that went wrong
I'm in the sky

Ain't a clue, not a trace
Tho' I see her all over my place
It's a debt
I've got to face it alone

And endlessly my trouble mind
Won't let go, leave the past behind
It's a drag, so it seems
I must live my life in dreams
I must laugh while the other man wins

Guess it's the season
Brings a man down
All my fingers are stuck on my toes
And my feet are off the ground
Yesterday the world went away
I can't seem to find the strength to pray
It's a debt
I've got to face it alone

And endlessly my trouble mind
Won't let go leave the past behind
It's a drag, so it seems
I must live my life in dreams
I must laugh while the other man wins

Guess it's the season
Brings a man down
All my fingers are stuck on my toes
And my feet are off the ground
Yesterday the world went away
I can't seem to find the strength to pray
It's a debt
I've got to face it alone
It's a debt
I've got to face it alone

Downtown

(Whitten)

Come on baby lets go downtown, lets go, lets go, lets go downtown.
Come on baby let me turn you around, I'll turn you, turn you, turn you around.
Come on baby lets go downtown, lets go, lets go, lets go downtown.

Walk on, talk on, baby tell no lies.
Don't you be caught with fear in your eyes.
Sure enough they'll be selling stuff when the moon begins to rise.
Ain't it bad when you're dealin' with a man and a light shines in your eyes.

Come on baby lets go downtown, lets go, lets go, lets go downtown.
Come on baby let me turn you around, I'll turn you, turn you, turn you around.
Come on baby lets go downtown, lets go, lets go, lets go downtown.

Snake Eyes, French Fries, and I got lots of gas.
Full moon and a truckin' tune, now you don't have to ask.
Sure enough they'll be selling stuff when the moon begins to rise.
Ain't it bad when you're dealin' with a man and a light shines in your eyes.

So, come on baby lets go downtown, lets go, lets go, lets go downtown.
Come on baby let me turn you around, I'll turn you, turn you, turn you around.
Come on baby lets go downtown, lets go, lets go, lets go downtown.
Come on baby let me turn you around, I'll turn you, turn you, turn you around.
Come on baby lets go downtown, lets go, lets go, lets go downtown.
Come on baby let me turn you around, I'll turn you, turn you, turn you around. 

Long Red

(Leslie West)

Long Red, drifting through my mind
Dream here, dreamin' there
Two pieces all the time

Bright Red, yeah
Wisdom's in my dreams
Bits and pieces in my arms
Ain't always what it seems

Long Red, am I gonna find a way
Bright Red, when you gonna name the day

(all right)

Long Red, yeah
You have changed me too
Stranger now it seems somehow
My bread has turned to glue

Bright Red, yeah
Tears and shades of grey
I found you I vouch
Forever for today

Long Red, am I gonna find a way
Bright Red, when you gonna name the day

Long Red, yeah
Tears and shades of grey
I found you I vouch
Forever for today

It'll Be Me

(Jack Clement)

Well if you see somebody knocking on your door
If you see somebody crawling out across the floor
Baby, it'll be me
And I'll be looking for you

If you see somebody (?) in your living room hall
If you see somebody crawling up a totem pole
Baby, it'll be me
And I'll be looking for you

I'll be searching in the mountains
In the deep blue sea
Well I'll be looking in the fountains
I'll be climbing every tree

If you see something happening on a fishing hook
If you see a funny face in a comic book
Baby, it'll be me
I'll be looking for you

I'll be searching in the mountains
In the deep blue sea
Well I'll be looking in the fountains
I'll be climbing every tree

If you see something happening on a fishing hook
If you see a funny face in a comic book
Baby, it'll be me
I'll be looking for you
I'll be looking for you
I'll be looking for you
I'll be looking for you

Movin' On

(Mick Ralphs)

Well I get up in the morning and it's just another day
Pack up my belongings cause I gotta get away
Jump into a taxi and the time is getting tight
Heading for the airport cause I got a show tonight

And I'm movin' on, movin' on from town to town
I'm movin' on, my feet are never on the ground

Well I check into the ticket desk with half an hour to go
Heading for the boarding gate I'm feeling pretty low
Fifteen minutes later and I'm sitting on a plane
Fastening my safety belt I'm taking off again

And I'm movin' on, movin' on from town to town
Yeah I'm movin' on, my feet are never on the ground

Yeah I'm movin' on, movin' on from town to town
Yeah I'm movin' on, my feet are never on the ground

Honaloochie Boogie

(Ian Hunter)

My cardboard face looks out of place
Among all those plastic plates
My Brillianteen sure adds that sheen
But I can't believe my fate

I mean all this dressing up is a travesty
It's costing all my bread and I ain't no Red Indian Chief
It's getting somehow (?) and really embarrassingly

I wanna dance to Honaloochie Boogie yeah
Get in time, don't worry 'bout the shirt shine
Honaloochie Boogie, you sure started something

And the Kings are dying
The Queens are crying
And the Princes now stake their claim
Then you became the rebels reign
And the wise men slag in vain

Now I feel like I'm in a REock 'N Roll war
Some kind of mathematical jive competition
The trouble is allk I can think about is getting a gig somewhere

I wanna dance to Honaloochie Boogie yeah
Get in time, don't worry 'bout the shirt shine
Honaloochie Boogie, you sure started something

I wanna dance to Honaloochie Boogie yeah
Get in time, don't worry 'bout the shirt shine
Honaloochie Boogie, you sure started something

I wanna dance to Honaloochie Boogie yeah
Get in time, don't worry 'bout the shirt shine
Honaloochie Boogie, you sure started something

Nightmare

(Verden Allen)

Take good care of what you say
If you don't they'll think you're insane
And hold you down like a dog
Every day will be a nightmare

When I see your pale pale face
Looking as though it is lost
Now I know there ain't no-one
To lead you through your nightmare

Feels are waiting to come
But you don't know what you want anymore
For your (pillow?) now lies high
And the days they are starting to fly

When I see your pale pale face
Looking as though it is lost
Now I know there ain't no-one
To lead you through your nightmare

When I see your pale pale face
Looking as though it is lost
Now I know you need someone
To see you through your nightmare

(The backing's like a fart! I can't hear any backing, it's phww)

The Saturday Kids

(Ian Hunter)

Clouds among (?)
The feelings that you catch
The worries through the years

There was a time in 69
Now the fools are cool
And my dream appears


It was in 1971
The crowd that called us young
(?)
So he was such a natch
Boy but what a catch
Do you laugh about
Do you remember the Saturday Kids
We did, we did
Did you get off on the Saturday Kids
We did, we did
Do you remember all those dreams
Fantasies alive
A fairy tale, yeah

69 was Safeway wine
Have a good time, what's your sign
Float up to the Roundhouse
On a Sunday Afternoon

In 70 I found out about me
I didn't like what I saw
So I looked some more
There you go, you never know

In 71 we were dumb
On the run, too little done
Take the Mick out of Top of the Pops
To much energies drag

In 73 we started to lose
Oh the band got the blues
'N I got the 'flu
Oh God what a year
Then we went to Croydon

Do you remember the Saturday Gigs
We did, we did
Do you remember the Saturday Gigs
We did, we did
Tickets for the fantasy were 12 and 6 a time
A fairy tale, on sale

Oh 73 was a jamboree
The dudes were the news
And the dudes was we
Did you see the suits, the platform boots
Hey man, you wanna party

In 74 was the Broadway tour
But we didn't much like dressing up any more
Don't wanna be hip
But thanks for a great trip

Do you remember the Saturday gigs
We do, we do
Do you remember the Saturday gigs
We do, we do
And now the kids pay a couple of quid
'Cause they need it just the same
But it's just another game
Just another game

But you got off on those Saturday Gigs that we did, we did
'Cause you got off on those Saturday Gigs that we did, we did
And we got off on those Saturday Gigs that you did, you did
And we got off on those Saturday Gigs 'cause you did, you did

Goodbye......

Don't you ever forget us and we'll never forget you
Just going to sleep for a little while - you be good, right
See you again some time, ta ra.

Goodbye.....

Lounge Lizzard

(Ian Hunter)

Well I picked her up on a Saturday night
She's a Pool Hall poison but it smelt all right
Oh ma, what a sight when I saw her in the light of day
She was a Speakeasy sleazer of the lowest degree
You should hear the stories she was layin' on me
Said she got the lot, but she only spiked a few

She's a Lounge Lizard, coming on strong
Who are you foolin', yeah yeah yeah
Lounge Lizard, coming on strong
You gotta be joking just give give give

Now I don't care if your boy's name's John
I don't care where your Mother comes from
Just give it to me, just pull it through me all right
I don't care if your make-up's a con
Well I don't mind just keep your raincoat on
No conversation, my reputation's too (?)

She's a Lounge Lizard, coming on strong
Who are you foolin', it's me you're with
Lounge Lizard, come on strong
You gotta be joking, just give give give

She's a Lounge Lizard, coming on strong
Who she foolin', it's me you're with
Lounge Lizard, come on come on
You gotta be joking, just give give give

Lounge Lizard, coming on strong
Who are you foolin', it's me you're with
Lounge Lizard, coming on strong
You gotta be joking, just give give give

Give give give
Give give give
Yeah Give give give
Yeah Give give give
Yeah Give give give

Shout It All Out

(Overend Watts)

Still asleep, there's ringing in my ears
Hearing you, you don't know how it feels
You could have chose a better time
To call me on the phone
But I don't care it's worth it
Just to see how things are going for you

Oh, oh, shout it all out
You know I'll listen
How you knocked them all out
But still something's missing

So you're back, what happened to your gig
I warned you, you wouldn't make it big
So drop your downs and come around
So you can play your part
I'm too far gone to stop you
There's a big hole in my heart

Oh, oh, shout it all out
Don't make me laugh
How you put it about
Just tell me how

Now I hope you'll see they made you such a fool
But you're not listening
You think I'm being cruel
Oh, oh, shout it all out
I'll go away
Oh, oh, any about
Is there no escape

Oh, oh, shout it all out
You know I still care
How you knocked them all out
Give me some fresh air

Get Rich Quick

(Overend Watts)

They never said when I was back in school I had ability
They pushed me on and now I'm aiming for the top and that's my prophesy
Better start backing away I got such a curse on me

I wanna get rich quick (forget the rules)
I wanna take my pick (forget the rules)
About the things I want (what do you want)
I wanna get rich quick (just do one more)

I wanna laugh when you always question my validity
It may be easy for you my love but it ain't hard for me
And anyway you don't look as good as gold to me
I wanna get rich quick (forget the rules)
I wanna take my pick (forget the rules)
About the things I want (what do you want)
I wanna get rich quick (just do one more)

You see I'm tired of fighting them things my friend
'Cause I always fall on my knees
There's just one thing in this life that talks
And you know it can't grow on trees

I wanna get rich quick (forget the rules)
I wanna take my pick (forget the rules)
About the things I want (what do you want)
I wanna get rich quick (just do one more)

I wanna get rich quick (forget the rules)
I wanna take my pick (just take the jewels)
About the things I want (take what you want)
I wanna get rich quick (just do it more)

International Heroes

(Kim Fowley/Kerry Scott)

Bobby and Sue still go to school
Falling asleep and it ain't too cool
Time and day stuck in the rain
At every concert the bus leaves early
We're just wasting time
Wondering what we'll find when it's all over

I think I'll cut my hair off
And start a new game
Why bother being different
We're all the same
Hey friend, it's gotta end
I don't care what you wear
It's what you are that makes you a star

International Heroes
You got the teenage blues
Change has gotta come soon
Or else we're gonna lose

Noise I hear year after year
Ain't done nothing more than become unclear
Hey everybody what have we got
Old clothes and records starting to rot
Don't throw them away
Open yourselves to the sounds of the future

International Heroes
You got the teenage blues
Change has gotta come soon
Or else we're gonna lose (lose lose)

International Heroes
You got the teenage blues
Change has gotta come soon
Or else we're gonna lose

International Heroes
You got the teenage blues
Change has gotta come soon
Or else we're gonna lose

American Pie (live excerpt)

(Don McLean)

Long, long time ago
Oh I can still remember
How the music used to make me smile
'N we knew if we got a chance
That we could make the people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while

But February made us shiver
With every paper we delivered
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't face one more step
Oh I can't remember if I cried
When they told me about his widowed bride
But something touched me here inside
The day the music died
Or did it.......

Blowin' In The Wind (live coda)

(Bob Dylan)

And the answers my friends
Still blowing in the wind
The answers still blowing in the wind
(Thank you)

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Credits

Transcribed by Colin Ford; correction to "Nightmare" by Just a Buzz; correction to Ohio by Rick Cormier (checking back I discovered Gary Mottola and PTCnTRT@aol.com also pointed this out). "Midnight Lady" transcribed by Rob Giles (with minor corrections by Marcus Forest).

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