So, finally, here we are at song 4. I’ve been a bit lazy about it (it’s week 7, I think), but, frankly, I’ve had more important things to do.

I’ve chosen this one because I mostly know it already – I just need to firm the words up in my head, get the order right, and learn the chords for the bridge and chorus (the verse is just C and D – with D played as a C shape starting on fret 3).

For reference the verse lines are:

  • Mott the Hoople…
  • Andy Kaufman…
  • Monopoly 21…
  • Mr Fred Blassie…
  • Let’s play Twister…
  • I’ll see you in heaven…
  • [Chorus…losing touch]
  • Moses went walking…
  • Newton got beaned…
  • Egypt was troubled…
  • Mr Charles Darwin…
  • [Chorus…having fun]
  • Here’s a little agit…
  • Here’s a little ghost…
  • Here’s a truck stop…
  • Mr Andy Kaufman’s…
  • [Chorus…losing touch]
  • Lots of “If you believe”‘s….

(Hey, never noticed the chorus varies…weird what happens when you see something written down!)

It’s a good guitar song. Easily recognisable, easy to play, but I find it quite hard to sing right. I think it’s a bit high for my voice. Not that I can sing anything properly anyway.

4 days to do it (changeover day is Tuesday) and then pick something more complicated for next week.

P.S. I’ve given up stating what key things are in – this would be a useful thing for an index of my songs I’ve learned, just to trigger the memory a little, but I don’t really understand which of the chords in the song is the key and, with Song 3, I got it wrong anyway ‘cos it needs to be played with a capo on fret 5. Oops!