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I'm a Jammin' Fool . . .

Posted by bj on Friday, June 12, 2009

I don't know much about fiddlin',
That's why I got this song,
One of my arms is shorter than the other,
And both of my bows are too long.
'Course now I'll ride along with them,
I got no natural rythem,
But I go jammin' every night,
Hoping one day I might get it right!

I'm a jammin' fool (Jammin' fool)X3

I hear that beat,
I jump outta my seat,
But I can't compete,
'Cause I'm a.....


I'm a jammin' fool (Jammin' fool)X3 


The Bluegrass folks all dressed up,
Like life is fit to kill,
I walk on in and I see 'em there,
Gonna give them all a thrill.
When they see me comin',
They all steps aside,
They has a fit while I come in,
My fiddlin' suicide.

I'm a jammin' fool (Jammin' fool)X3

The beat goes on and on,
And I'm so... (woooaah)
The beat goes on and on,
And I'm so... (woooaah)
The beat goes on and on
And I'm so... (woooaah)

The beat goes on and I'm so wrong,
The beat goes on and I'm so wrong,
The beat goes on and I'm so wrong,
The beat goes on and I'm so wrong,
I may be totally wrong but I'm a...

I'm a jammin' fool (Jammin' fool)

I may be totally wrong but I'm a...

I'm a jammin' fool (Jammin' fool)

Yowzer, yowzer, yowzer,
I got it all together now,
With my very own Country clothes... Hey!
My shirt has western pockets,
Pearl snaps and all,
Tight jeans and cowboy boots.
I am really something,
That's what you'd probably say,
So smoke your little smoke,
And drink your little drink,
While I jam the night away.
I'm a...

I'm a jammin' fool (Jammin' fool)X3

She's a jammin' fool

I may be totally wrong but I'm a...
I may be totally wrong but I'm a...
I may be totally wrong but I'm a...
I may be totally wrong but I'm a...

I may be totally wrong but I'm a fool...yeah

Hey darling, can I play you a couple tunes, hmm?
Lookin' for Julianne Johnson, 'cause here she is.
Wait a minute, I've got it,
You clawhammer!
Ha? You buttonbox?
Oh. love your picks.
You must be a Roundtopper.
To your place or mine?

(laughs)
yes.

 

 

Okay, so now y'all know my deepest darkest secret. I'm a Zappa fan from way back.



13 comments on “I'm a Jammin' Fool . . .”

mudbug Says:
Friday, June 12, 2009 @1:55:57 PM

Yowzer?????????

Why not "Sheik Yerbouty" there Suzie Creamcheese.

bj Says:
Friday, June 12, 2009 @1:58:18 PM

Well, at least it wasn't Dynamo Hum . . .

Watch out where the Huskies go . . .

ChickenMan Says:
Friday, June 12, 2009 @3:13:07 PM

I was singing along right off the top.
Very clever.

" - love your picks" :-D'

I guess I'm glad you didn't turn to Joe's Garage for inspiration,
even though sometimes I just play that one note over and over...

bj Says:
Friday, June 12, 2009 @3:20:59 PM

I knew I'd end up outing a couple other ZappaHeads . . .

Ozarkian DL Says:
Friday, June 12, 2009 @4:21:49 PM

Hummm....shades of Janepaints....Or ur sitt'n under her tree. Nice poem.

fiddlepogo Says:
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @2:45:02 PM

Well it's consistent with the fact that a lot of songs that are a tribute to a genre of music are not actually written in the genre:
"I Like Mountain Music" is more Tin Pan Alley than OT.
"Alexander's Ragtime Band"... I don't know what it is, but I've heard someone who seemed to know that it's actually not ragtime.
"So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star" has more of a latin rhythm,
so does
"Gotta Be Rock and Roll Music".
Cajun fiddlers mostly seem to disown "Cajun Fiddle".

So why not a Zappa-esque tune about Old Time?
Although a Grateful Dead-ish tune might have been more appropriate,
since they actually played Old Time tunes on occasion.
(Not that I'm a particular fan of either Zappa or the Grateful Dead.
There were a couple of Zappa fans in my high school English class junior year, and they were VERY strange! And what they showed me of Zappa's lyrics was VERY strange, so it made sense.)

bj Says:
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @3:11:44 PM

More like a parody of a parody. :-)

From what you just said, I have a feeling that, unlike the rest of us, you might actually remember parts of the 60's and 70's that we of a certain age lived through.

And Zappa's words made sense at the time. Some of them still do. Zappa was to Music what Vonnegut was to Literature.

Plastic people . . . oh baby, now, you're such a drag . . .

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Monday, June 15, 2009 @6:47:09 PM

The lyrics were amusing, but I am relieved at the thought of not having understood that this was somehow derived from Frank Zappa. The only thing I know about Frank is that he named his children Dweezil and Moonbeam, and that's good enough for me.

bj Says:
Monday, June 15, 2009 @7:02:01 PM

It wasn't Moonbeam. It was Moon Unit.

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @10:52:04 PM

I'm getting older and more forgetful. Maybe if I concentrated on forgetting unimportant trivia instead of important details that could be a positive development worth savoring.

Tennessee Tom Says:
Monday, August 24, 2009 @9:14:53 AM

HAH! Guess I missed this, but yes, I am a long-time Zappa fan. I've seen him in concert 3 times. He was a musical genius.

bj Says:
Monday, August 24, 2009 @9:21:00 AM

I used to go see him every Halloween at the Fillmore East. Caught him three years in a row there, until they closed the place down. Saw him later in life here in Easton at the State Theater, when he was doing mostly straightup Jazz, and it was WONDERFUL.

Tennessee Tom Says:
Monday, August 24, 2009 @2:11:28 PM

A real treat would have been to see him when he was gigging with Captain Beefheart! :)

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