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Beach Boys : Little Deuce Coupe
1963


  1. Ballad Of Ol' Betsy
  2. Be True To Your School
  3. Car Crazy Cutie
  4. Cherry, Cherry Coupe

  5. Spirit Of America
  6. No-Go Showboat
  7. A Young Man Is Gone
  8. Custom Machine

Ballad Of Ol' Betsy

G
Em7
Bm7
E7
C
Am7
D7
Betsy, Betsy, Ahhhhh
G
Bm7
C
D7
She was born in '32, and was she ever pretty
G
Bm7
C
B7
She rode a freight train west, all the way from Detroit city
Em7
G7
C
Cm6
Betsy's seen more places than I'll ever hope to see
Bm7
Em7
Am7
D7
Betsy's been more loyal than any friend could be
With some she traveled fast, with others it was slow Betsy's seen them all, she's seen them come and go She must have had some favourites before I finally met her And now that she's all mine, they'd better just forget her
G
G7
C
Cm6
Betsy was a lady and that she will remain
Bm7
Em7
Am7
D7
Betsy took some beatings but she'd never once complain
She had a classic beauty that everyone could see I was the last to meet her, but she gave her life to me She may be rusted iron, but to me she's solid gold
Bm7
Em7
C
C/b
Am7
Am7/d
C
G
And I just can't hold the tears back 'cause Betsy's growing old


Be True To Your School

Capo:
I
A
F#m
When some loud braggart tries to put me down
Bm7
(
/e
)
E7
And says his school is great, I tell him right away
A
F#m
Now what's the matter buddy, ain't you heard of my school?
Bm7
E7
Bm7/f
E7
Bm7/f
It's number one in the state
A
So be true to your school now
C#7
Just like you would to your girl or guy
F#m
Be true to your school now
D7
And let your colors fly
B7
Bm7
E7
Bm7/f
E7
Bm7/f
Be true to your school
I got a letterman's sweater with a letter in front I got for football and track, I'm proud to wear it now When I cruise around the other parts of the town I got a decal in back So be true to your school now Just like you would to your girl or guy Be true to your school now And let your colors fly Be true to your school On Friday we'll be jacked up on the football game And I'll be ready to fight, we're gonna smash 'em now My girl will be working on her pom-poms now And she'll be yelling tonight So be true to your school now Just like you would to your girl or guy Be true to your school now And let your colors fly Be true to your school
A
F#m
Rah-rah-rah, be true to your school
Bm7
E7
Rah-rah-rah, be true to your school


Car Crazy Cutie

Same melody as Pamela Jean.
B
Run a-run a doo run-run
G#m
Whoa run a-run a doo run-run
E
Whoa run a-run a doo run-run
A
F#7
Whoa run a-run a doo run-run
Well my steady little doll is a real live beauty And everybody knows she's a car crazy cutie She's hip to everything man from customs to rails And axle grease embedded 'neath her fingernails Whoa yeah (run a-run a doo run-run) Whoa oh oh oh oh (whoa run a-run a doo run-run) Oh oh oh run cutie (whoa run a-run a doo run-run) Oh oh oh oh oh oh (whoa run a-run a doo run-run) A power shift in second and a-ridin' the clutch My car crazy cutie, man, she's just too much I take her to the drag, man, and everyone flips For her big blue eyes and her candy apple lips
B
E
Oh, Car crazy cutie
A
Car crazy cutie
E
Car crazy cutie
F#7
Car crazy cutie
Well I guess you might say she's a rodder's dream gal Always there to help, man, when you need a pal But when I talk of lovin' man, some kisses and hugs She says don't you think we'd better clean and gap the plugs


Cherry, Cherry Coupe

Same melody as Land Ahoy.
D
Bm
Go cherry, cherry coupe now
D
Bm
The wildest short around is my cherry, cherry coupe
D
Bm
It's the sharpest in the town and the envy of my group
G
It's one of its kind and it really looks good
A7
Chopped nose and deck with louvers on the hood
D
Bm
Go cherry, cherry coupe now
D
Bm
Go cherry, cherry coupe now
G
Go cherry, cherry coupe now (My cherry coupe eats 'em up coming off the line)
A7
Go cherry, cherry coupe now (And she really gets lost when she starts to whine)
Chrome reversed rims with whitewall slicks And it turns a quarter mile in one oh six Door handles are off but you know I'll never miss 'em They open when I want with the solenoid system Go cherry, cherry coupe now Go cherry, cherry coupe now Go cherry, cherry coupe now (My cherry coupe eats 'em up coming off the line) Go cherry, cherry coupe now (And she really gets lost when she starts to whine) My coupe's tuck and roll underneath the hood And the rugs, seats, and panels now are looking good When I go looking for something to do She's got enough room now to barely seat two


Spirit Of America

Capo:
I
D
Bm7
G
A7
Spirit of America
D
Bm7
G
A7
Spirit of America, Spirit of America
D
Bm7
G
A7
The Bonneville salt flats had seen some strange things
D
Bm7
G
A7
But the strangest thing yet was a jet without wings
F#7
Once as a jet, it played in the stars
Bm
Bm7/a
E7
A7
But now on the ground it's the king of all cars
Spirit of America, Spirit of America Spirit of America, Spirit of America Half airplane, half auto, now famous worldwide The Spirit of America, the name on the side The man who would drive her, Craig Breedlove by name A daring young man played a dangerous game Spirit of America, Spirit of America Spirit of America, Spirit of America With a J-47, a jet for his power Craig Breedlove had averaged four-oh-seven per hour Both man and machine had given fair warn They'd set a new record on that warm August morn


No-Go Showboat

D
Dmaj7
D6
D
D
Dmaj7
D6
D
No-go showboat, no-go showboat
D
Well I got a wild custom that wins every show But it's a no-go showboat
G
Yeah but everybody knows that she just don't go
D
She's my no-go showboat
Dm
Gm
Whitewall slicks with racing mags
Dm
G
She's just for looks, man, not for drags
D
G/a
'Cause it's a no-go showboat, no-go, no-go
D
Well the guys all dig it they've got no complaints About my no-go showboat And the chicks really flip for that metal flake paint On my no-go showboat It really rates fine in the custom clan With hand-formed panels, tuck-and-roll rear pan 'Cause it's a no-go showboat, no-go, no-go
C
|
F
|
C
|
A7
Well the engine compartment's filled with all chrome goodies In my no-go showboat Yeah but everybody takes me even old Ford woodies In my no-go showboat When it comes to speed, man, I'm just outta luck I'm even shut down by the ice cream truck
D
G/a
G#/a#
'Cause it's a no-go showboat, no-go, no-go
D#
No-go showboat No-go showboat


A Young Man Is Gone

<Bobby Troup>
G
Am7
G
F#m7b5
B7
Ooooooooooohhh, ahhhhh
Bm
Am
G
Em7
Am7
D7
Now a young man's gone but his legend lingers on
G
Em7
Am7
D7
For so much had he to give
G
Em7
Am7
D7
But his life is through for the story told is true
G
Em7
Am7
D7
G
For he died just as he lived
Em7
Bm7
For this daring young star met his death while in his car
Am7
Am7/d
G
No one knows the reason why
Em7
Bm7
Screaming tire, flashing fire, and gone was this young star
Em7
A7
Am7/d
D7
Oh how could they let him die
Ab
Fm7
Bbm7
Eb7
Still a young man is gone yet his legend lingers on
Ab
Fm7
Bbm7
Eb7
For he died without a cause
Ab
Ab7
Db
Dbm6
And they say that he'll be known for evermore
Ab
Fm7
Bbm7
Eb7
Db
Ab
As the Rebel Without A Cause


Custom Machine

Capo:
I
Bb
C
A
Check my custom machine!
D
G
Well she's metal flake blue with a corvette grill
Bb
C
A
Check my custom machine!
D
G
And they say it looks better when she's standin' still
C
A
D
Check my custom machine!
Bm7
D6
When I step on the gas she goes wah aah aah
D
Bm
G
C
F
A
I'll let you look but don't touch my custom machine
Well with naugahyde bucket seats in front and back Check my custom machine! Everything is chrome, man, even my jack Check my custom machine! When I step on the gas she goes wah aah aah I'll let you look but don't touch my custom machine |
D
|
G
|
A
|
D
| |
D
|
G
|
A
|
D
|
A stereophonic speaker set with vibrasonic sound Check my custom machine! Magnesium spokes, it stands an inch off the ground Check my custom machine! When I step on the gas she goes wah aah aah I'll let you look but don't touch my custom machine
A
Ooh ooh ooh ooh