Shitfish

Shimmy

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Shimmy

	  		Drop D tuning 
 
Verse One (bass and vocals) (repeat figure twice) 
 
     let ring ------------------------------> 
G ---------------------------------------------------------- 
D ---------------------------------------------------------- 
A ---------------------------------------------------------- 
D ---5----------------------------------------1-----1-/-3--- 
 
     Shimmy up and shimmy down, now the   circus   is  in town 
     When I was a little boy, never used     to   play with toys 
 
     let ring ----------------------------> 
G ---------------------------------------------------- 
D ---------------------------------------------------- 
A ---3--------------------------------------5--------- 
D ---------------------------------------------------- 
 
     Burn me up and burn me strong, someone left the kettle on 
     Now I have become a man, I knew you wouldn't understand 
 
Bass repeats above figure 
Drums come in 
Guitar, miscellaneous feedback, gradually becoming louder 
 
Verse Two (whole band) 
 
Guitar part    
     let ring --> p.m.---> let ring----->  
e ------------------------------------------- 
B ------------------------------------------- 
G ----------------------------5-----------7-- 
D ---5------------1--1-/-3----5-----------7-- 
A ---5------------1--1-/-3----3-----------5-- 
D ---5------------1--1-/-3------------------- 
 
Halfway through second verse, bass starts keeping rhythm 
 
ie 
e ------------------------------------------ 
B ------------------------------------------ 
G ------------------------------------------ 
D ------------------------------------------ 
A ------------------------------------------ 
D ---5---5-5-5---3-5---5---5-5-5---1-1-/-3-- etc. 
 
CHORUS  
 
Guitar part (bass mirrors guitar) 
 
e ----------------------------------------------- 
B ----------------------------------------------- 
G ----------------------------------------------- 
D ---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---8-----8--------3-----3--- 
A ---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---8-----8--------3-----3---  
D ---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---8-----8--------3-----3--- 
 
                          I wish my thoughts were cor- 
 
e ----------------------------------------------- 
B ----------------------------------------------- 
G ----------------------------------------------- 
D ---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---8-----8--------3-----3--- 
A ---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---8-----8--------3-----3--- 
D ---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---8-----8--------3-----3--- 
 
    poreal                  It would   make it  
 
e ----------------------------------------------- 
B ----------------------------------------------- 
G ----------------------------------------------- 
D ---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---8-----8--------3-----3--- 
A ---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---8-----8--------3-----3--- 
D ---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---8-----8--------3-----3--- 
 
     easier                   For      me to gather 
 
e ----------------------------------------------- 
B ----------------------------------------------- 
G ----------------------------------------------- 
D ---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---8-----8--------3-----3--- 
A ---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---8-----8--------3-----3--- 
D ---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---8-----8--------3-----3--- 
 
    them                    Cos my heart tends to        
 
e ---------------------- 
B ---------------------- 
G ---------------------- 
D ---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--- 
A ---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--- 
D ---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--- 
 
     scatter them 
 
BRIDGE (guitar part, bass mirrors) 
NB: Figure out the strumming yourself, just steady regular 
 
e ------------------------------- 
B ------------------------------- 
G -------------------7---8---10-- 
D ---1---3---5---8---7---8---10-- 
A ---1---3---5---8---5---6---8--- 
D ---1---3---5---8--------------- 
 
OUTRO (bass) 
 
G ------------------- 
D ------------------- 
A ------------------- 
D ----5-----1--1-/-3- 
 
 
Song format: 
Verse one (bass and vocals) 
Half a verse (drums enter, guitar feedback) 
Verse two (guitar enters) 
Chorus 
Verse three 
Chorus 
Bridge 
Verse four 
Chorus 
Outro 
 
LYRICS 
 
Shimmy up and shimmy down, now the circus is in town 
Burn me up and burn me strong, someone left the kettle on 
When I was a little boy,  never used to play with toys 
Now I have become a man, I knew you wouldn?t understand 
 
Shimmy up and shimmy down, now the circus is in town 
Burn me up and burn me strong, someone left the kettle on 
When I was a little boy,  never used to play with toys 
Now I have become a man, I knew you wouldn?t understand 
 
I wish my thoughts were corporeal 
It would make it easier 
For me to gather them 
?Cause my heart tends to scatter them 
 
Cheshire cat is heroine, perfect drug is back again 
Madness ?cause of mercury, oh no what is wrong with me? 
Homogeneous and discordant, better that I just forget 
Moistness comes with Mary Jane, perfect drug is back again 
 
I wish my thoughts were corporeal 
It would make it easier 
For me to gather them 
?Cause my heart tends to scatter them 
 
A friend of mine once had a soul 
She spent a night, with a friend whom she loved 
She woke up confused because he soul wasn?t there. 
 
Evocative and cynical, your listening is critical 
Burn me up and burn me strong, someone left the kettle on 
Never used to play with toys, when I was a little boy 
Now I have become a man, I knew you wouldn?t understand 
 
I wish my thoughts were corporeal 
It would make it easier 
For me to gather them 
?Cause my heart tends to scatter them 
 
 

		  

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