Sheb Wooley

Purple People Eater

Sheb Wooley

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Purple People Eater

	  		The Purple People Eater:Sheb Wooley. 
#1 in 1958. 

#1.(Original keys. Check it out on YouTube.) 
D 
Well, I saw the thing comin' out of the sky, 
       A              D      
it had one long horn, one big eye. 
                             G 
I commenced to shakin' and I said "ooh-eee!", 
   A                                   D 
It looks like a purple people eater to me. 

Chorus: 
D 
It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater. 
 A 
(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater) 
  D 
A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater. 
A                     D 
Sure looks strange to me. (One eye?) 

#2.(Change keys.) 
Eb 
Well, he came down to earth and he lit in a tree. 
         Bb                       Eb 
I said, "Mr. Purple People Eater, don't eat me." 
                     Ab 
I heard him say in a voice so gruff: 
 NC 
"I wouldn't eat you cause you're so tough!" 

Chorus: 
Ab       Eb 
It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater. 
Bb 
One-eyed, one-horned flyin' purple people eater. 
Eb 
One-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater. 
Bb                    Eb 
Sure looks strange to me. (One horn?) 

#3.(Change keys.) 
E 
I said, "Mr. Purple People Eater, what's your line?" 
          B                                E 
He said, "It's eatin' purple people and it sure is fine. 
                                 A 
But that's not the reason that I came to land.. 
  B                                  E 
I wanna get a job in a rock and roll band." 

#4. 
E 
Well, bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin' purple people eater. 
B 
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin' purple people eater. 
 E 
(We wear short shorts) Flyin' purple people eater.. 
B                     E  
Sure looks strange to me. 

#5. 
E 
And then he swung from the tree and he lit on the ground, 
   B                       E 
He started to rock, really rockin' around. 
                            A 
It was a crazy ditty with a swingin' tune.. 
       B                             E 
Sing a bop bop-a-boppa-loppa-lim-bam-boom. 

#6. 
E 
Well, bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin' purple people eater. 
B 
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin' purple people eater. 
E 
I like short shorts!..Flyin' little people eater. 
B                     E 
Sure looks strange to me. (Purple People?) 

#7.(Change keys) 
E           F 
And then he went on his way, and then what do ya know? 
  C                       F 
I saw him last night on a TV show. 
                                Bb 
He was blowing it out, a'really knockin' 'em dead.. 
        C                                           F    Bb C F 
Playin' rock and roll music through the horn in his head. 

F // Tequila! 


A fifties smash from Kraziekhat. 
		  

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