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Flamin' Groovies : Teenage Head
1971


  1. High Flyin' Baby
  2. City Lights
  3. Have You Seen My Baby?
  4. Yesterday's Numbers

  5. Teenage Head
  6. 32-20
  7. Evil Hearted Ada
  8. Doctor Boogie
  9. Whiskey Woman

High Flyin' Baby

Tuning: DGDGBD (Open G)
G
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C
D
C
D
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G
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C
I gotta woman, baby she's so clean
G
Well she takes the tune yeah raw machine, yeah
C
When it comes to thinkin', baby, she ain't smart
G
But when it comes to love she's the queen of hearts, yeah
D
What she don't know baby she don't care
C
Bb
G
C
Bb
G
But the bottom half there said they don't wear
C
High flyin' baby, high flyin' baby
D
Keep your head, oh yeah
C
High flyin' baby, high flyin' baby
D
Keep your head
Instrumental verse
High flyin' baby, high flyin' baby Keep your head, oh yeah High flyin' baby, high flyin' baby Keep your head See that girl with the basket on Baby she not here she completely gone yeah She got the cards, baby got no care When she got the words it's a real affair Well you should take that baby down to the Kansas star I'll take that baby wherever I go High flyin' baby, high flyin' baby Keep your head, oh yeah High flyin' baby, high flyin' baby Keep your head


City Lights

F
C
G
F
C
G
F
C
G
Believe I'll go down to the city
F
C
G
Where the neon lights all shine so bright and pretty
F
Em
Where the night time girls are always laughing
F
Em
Movie stars are autographing there
Am
G
There's so much that I want to see
Buy myself a store-bought suit and a Stetson And a big fur coat so the winter never gets in Take myself down to the station Ask the girl for information About my trip for NYC
Instrumental Verse
Got to see the empire's tallest building Where the plane shot that big monkey and they killed him But I'm a fool to go on wishing Might as well go on with my fishing Oh Lord, I wish I was free
C
D
City lights keep calling me
C
D
G
Telling me to leave my country home Leave my home
G
C
D
C
G


Have You Seen My Baby?

<Randy Newman>
C
Have you seen my baby
G
On the avenue? You know she's driving me crazy
C
With the things she do I seen her with the milkman
G
Ridin' down the street When you're through with my baby, milkman
G
C
Send her home to me
F
C
Hold on, hold on, hold on
F
C
Hold on, hold on, hold on
E7
Am
You know it's been so long
F
Ab7
Since she have been gone
C
G
C
Hold on, hold on, hold on
I seen her with the gypsies Dancin' in the wood? She's always been unfaithful to me She never been no good I say, "Please don't talk to strangers, baby" But she always do She say, "I'll talk to strangers if I want to 'Cause I'm a stranger, too" Hold on, hold on, hold on Hold on, hold on, hold on You know it's been so long Since she have been gone Hold on, hold on, hold on Hold on, hold on, hold on


Yesterday's Numbers

B
A
E
x2
B
E
B
Have you ever been alone? So long you couldn't cry? Did you ever have a home? Did you ever tell a lie?
A
G#m
F#m
G#m
I want to know you well
A
G#m
F#m
G#m
Know your heaven baby, know your hell
A
G#m
F#m
Aw baby don't you show me
A
B
C#m
All things you got to sell
B
E
B
Have you ever been alone? So long you couldn't end? Did you ever break a heart, baby? Did you ever lose a friend?
A
G#m
F#m
G#m
Baby, I want your love tonight
A
G#m
F#m
G#m
To make my head feel light
A
G#m
F#m
G#m
Oh baby won't you tell me now
A
E
B
A
E
Tell me it's alright
B
A
E
Tell me it's alright
B
A
E
A
E
A
B
B
E
B
Have you ever been alone? So long you couldn't cry? Did you ever have a home? Where you could lay down and die?
A
G#m
F#m
G#m
I want your love tonight
A
G#m
F#m
G#m
To make my head feel light
A
G#m
F#m
G#m
Oh baby won't you tell me now
A
E
A
E
B
Tell me it's alright
B
A
E
B
Tell me it's alright
B
A
E
B
Tell me it's alright


Teenage Head

Em
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|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--------| but one string down...)
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Em
I'm a monster, got a revved-up teenage head
A5
Em
Teenage monster, California born and bred
D
Half a boy and half a man
G
A5
I'm half at sea and half on land, oh my
Em
Bye-bye
Got a woman, she's my hopped-up high school queen She's my woman, she's a teenage love machine She knows how to turn me on And get me high and get it on and on Yeah, she does When you see me, better turn your tail and run 'Cause I'm angry, and I'll mess you up for fun I'm a child of atom bombs And rotten air and Vietnams, I'm you You are me


32-20

<Robert Johnson>
I got a 32-20, baby, built on a .45 frame I got a 32-20, baby, built on a .45 frame I'm gonna ventilate my woman if I catch her with another man I'm gonna cock my hammer, gonna squeeze that trigger so tight I'm gonna cock my hammer, gonna squeeze that trigger so tight I got a puzzle for you, baby, 'cause I hear you're runnin' round at night Break it down Well, you know I'm loaded, baby, and it's all for you Yes, you know I'm loaded, baby, and it's all for you I got a 32-20, gonna learn you to be true This is splendid, ain't it? [?] Yeah, I got a 32-20, baby, built on a .45 frame I got a 32-20, baby, built on a .45 frame If you look down the barrel, send you back to where you came Aw yeah


Evil Hearted Ada

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E
A
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E
A
Yeah, she's my lover, you know, she's my friend, don't ya know
E
A
Well, she's my baby, she's a hand
E
B
But she's sassy, mm, and she's sly
A
I love evil-hearted Ada I love evil-hearted Ada I love evil-hearted Ada
E
Till I die
She's a ruby, yeah, also she's a plum She's an emerald, you know she's a girl She always gives me money, oh, to spend I love evil-hearted Ada I love evil-hearted Ada I love evil-hearted Ada Till the end, uh
G
E
She can open up your eyes She can open up her door Don't let her take you by surprise
G
A
She can pull away the floor
Instrumental verse
Don't need money, uh-huh You know I don't need fame For I'm a rich man, that's right, just the same Got me a big piece, uh-huh, of the sky I love evil-hearted Ada I love evil-hearted Ada I love evil-hearted Ada Evil-hearted Ada Till I die, alright Yeah


Doctor Boogie

Capo:
I
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D7
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A7
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D7
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A7
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D7
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D7
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A7
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A7
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E7
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D7
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A7
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A7
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A7
Well, hey little barbie with big green eyes I'd like to take you home and try you on for size
D7
A7
You gotta hey-dee-hey, you gotta hey-dee-hey
E7
D7
A7
You got to hey-dee-hey if you wanna get along with me
Well, sweet little babe, the way you look so fine But to be my woman, got to walk the line You got to mow the lawn, you got to mow the lawn You got to mow the lawn if you wanna get along with me
Repeat intro
Well, I boogie for the doctor, and I boogie for the nurse I'm gonna keep on boogyin' till they throw me in a hearse I got to boogie on, I got to boogie on A boogie disease Tell me all about it
Repeat intro
Well, you boogie with your doctor till the break of dawn You can bend right there, we keep a-rockin' on You gotta walk your dog, you gotta walk your dog You gotta walk your dog if you wanna get along with me You gotta hey-dee-hey...


Whiskey Woman

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G
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C
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Em
C
D
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Em
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Em
C
I've been hungry all day long
Em
C
For that girl who's wastin' time
Em
C
She was here but now she's gone
Em
C
C
D
I've got a taste for wine
G
D
C
Whiskey Woman why can't you
G
D
C
See the hell you put me through?
G
D
C
We are tears dressed in blue
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Em
C
D
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Em
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Em
| As I sit and write this song You're the one thing on my mind We've been lost far too long There's a time we have to find Whiskey Woman I feel good Trapped me in her womanhood Like I always knew she would Yeah! |
C
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Em
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x4
Whiskey Woman where are you? Whiskey Woman where are you? Whiskey Woman I want you |
Em
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C
| ... Come on! I want you!