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Merritt Flying Saucer/Space Songs (125* d) Lyr Add: THE EGGPLANT THAT ATE CHICAGO 02 May 03


I've been opening solo gigs with this one:

THE EGGPLANT THAT ATE CHICAGO

You'd better watch out for
The eggplant that ate Chicago
Or he may eat your city soon
You'd better watch out for
The eggplant that ate Chicago
If'n he's still hungry,
the whole country's doomed

BRIDGE: He came from outer space
Looking for something to eat
He landed in Chicago
He thought Chicago was a treat
(It was a treat, it was sweet, it was just like sugar)

You'd better watch out for
The eggplant that ate Chicago
Or he may eat your city soon
You'd better watch out for
The eggplant that ate Chicago
If'n he's still hungry,
the whole country's doomed

INST BREAK/BRIDGE/VERSE/END WITH:

If'n he's still hungry
the whole country's doomed
~ And I really mean it

If'n he's still hungry
the whole country's doomed
~ We're in trouble

If'n he's still hungry
the whole country's doomed   END

Originally done by Dr. West's (AKA Norman Greenbaun) Medicine Show and Junk Band. Greenbaum eventually wound up working as a dairy farmer in northern California.

The chords are basic jug band swing type stuff:

G7+6/E9/A7/D9, etc.

- Merritt


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