Beat The Boots

Beat The Boots I: 'Tis The Season To Be Jelly

(Mothers Of Invention, July 1991)

  1. You Didn't Try To Call Me 3:12
  2. Petrushka 0:52
  3. Bristol Stomp 0:45
  4. Baby Love 0:47
  5. Big Leg Emma 2:09
  6. No Matter What You Do (Tchaikovsky's 6th) 2:41
  7. Blue Suede Shoes 0:53
  8. Hound Dog 0:14
  9. Gee 1:52
  10. King Kong 14:18
  11. It Can't Happen Here 9:18

Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden
September 30, 1967

FZ—guitar/vocals
Ray Collins—tambourine/vocals
Roy Estrada—bass/vocals
Don Preston—piano
Ian Underwood—alto sax
Bunk Gardner—tenor sax
Motorhead Sherwood—baritone sax
Jimmy Carl Black—drums
Billy Mundi—drums

 

1. You Didn't Try To Call Me

FZ:

This is a song from our Freak Out! album, which has been changed to a waltz for live performance. The name of this song is "You Didn't Try To Call Me."

After we play through "You Didn't Try To Call Me," there'll be a brief pause and I will say, "Let's roll along now," that means nothing to you, into a piece of Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky, followed by the "Bristol Stomp," followed by "Baby Love" by The Supremes, followed by our new smash flop single, "There's A Big Dilemma About My Big Leg Emma."

One, two, three . . . One, two, three . . .

You didn't try to call me
Why didn't you try?
I'm so lonely
No matter who I take home
I keep calling your name
And you, I need you so bad
You're the one, babe

Tell me, tell me who's lovin' you now
'Cause it worries my mind and I can't sleep at all
Stayed home on Friday just to wait for your call
You didn't try, you didn't try, you didn't try
You didn't try to call me

Why didn't you try?
I'm so lonely
No matter who I take home
I keep calling your name
And you, I need you so bad
You're the one, babe

Tell me, tell me who's loving you now
'Cause it worries my mind and I can't sleep at all
Stayed home on Friday just to wait for your call

I can't say what's right or what's wrong
But I love you
All you got to do is call me, babe
I want you

You make me feel so excited, girl
I've got so hung up on you
From the moment that we met
That no matter how I try
I can't keep the tears
From running down my face
I'm all alone in my place

FZ:

Well, let's roll along now . . . Petrushka!

2. Petrushka

(Stravinsky)

 

3. Bristol Stomp

(Appell/Mann)

The kids in Bristol
Are sharp as a pistol
When they do the Bristol stomp
Oh ho
It started in Bristol
At the teenage hop
Oh, they're sharp as a pistol
When they do that bop
Oh ho
Oh my darling, wo wo
Oh baby, wo wo
We're walking beneath the wo wo
With the wo wo blowing through your wo wo
You show me your wo wo and I'll show you mine
We'll put 'em together and go "whoa!"

Woooo!

4. Baby Love

(Holland/Dozier/Holland)

Baby love, my baby love
I need you love
Oh how I need you love
All you do is [...], ooh ooh ooh
Go away and I'll feel bad, ah ah ah ah
Tell me what did I do wrong, ah ah ah
To make you cry
Oh me, oh my
I need you love
I need you love
I need you love
Oh how I need you love
Don't throw your [...], ooh ooh ooh
Don't throw your love away, ah ah ah ah
Save it for a rainy day, ooh ooh
Dee-doo, dee-doo, dee-doo, dee-doo
Dee-doo, dee-doo, dee-doo, dee-doo

5. Big Leg Emma

There's a big dilemma
About my Big Leg Emma, uh-huh, oh yeah
There's a big dilemma
About my Big Leg Emma, uh-huh, oh yeah
She used to knocka me out
Until her teeth fell out, uh-huh

There's a big dilemma
About my Big Leg Emma, uh-huh, oh yeah
There's a big dilemma
About my Big Leg Emma, uh-huh, oh yeah
She was my steady date
Until she put on weight, uh-huh

Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh, Emma!
Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh, Emma!
Em-em-em-em em-em-em-em
Em-em-em-em em-em-em-em, Emma!

Sock it to me now

There's a big dilemma
About my Big Leg Emma, uh-huh, oh yeah
There's a big dilemma
About my Big Leg Emma, uh-huh, oh yeah
She used to knocka me out
Until her face broke out, uh-huh

6. No Matter What You Do (Tchaikovsky's 6th)

includes a fragment from the 6th Symphony "Pathétique" (Tchaikovsky) and a quote from I Married Joan (Mack/Murray)

I could be a slave for the rest of my life
As long as I know that you'd be my wife

No matter what you do
Can't hide my love for you
You treat me bad, girl
I won't cry, I won't moan
I'll work real hard the rest of my days
Bring all my dough back home
I don't care how you treat me
I don't care how you treat me
I'm an all-American Boy, I love it
He loves it
Sock it to me
Strap it to me
As long as we're together darling, through the years
Watching TV together
Licking our coupons together
Saving stamps
Buying fruit together
Smoking some fruit
Then we'll save all our stamps
We'll go down to the redemption center and trade them in
For a throw pillow that says:
I Married Joan Lalalalala
[...] Nice to see you
And besides darling, what makes it all so important, and what makes it
have meaning, my darling, you know as well as I, you've got big tits.
No matter what you do
Can't hide my love for you
You treat me bad, girl

I won't cry, I won't moan
I'll work real hard
the rest of my days
Bring everything back home
I don't care how you treat me
I don't care how you treat me

Indians love it too
Mjamammamjamma get some rain

7. Blue Suede Shoes

(Perkins)

Knock-a me down
Spit in my face
Slander my name all over the place
Don't you step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything
But stay offa my blue suede shoes
Blue, blue, blue, baby
Blue, blue, blue, baby
Blue, blue, blue, baby
You can do anything
But stay off my blue suede shoes
Give it to 'em
Waah! Boogie!

8. Hound Dog

(Leiber/Stoller)

You ain't nothing but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
Just you old hound dog
You ain't never balled a rabbit
You ain't no friend of mine

9. Gee

(Davis/Watkins)

includes a quote from Who Needs The Peace Corps?

Oh oh oh oh oh gee
My oh oh gee
Well oh oh gee
Oh I love that
Love that girl
Oh oh Gee
Listen to my plea
Hear my plea
Oh I love that girl
I love that girl
Oh oh oh
Hold me baby, squeeze me
Never let me go
I'm not takin' chances
Because I love her
I love her so-o-o-o-o
Oh oh oh
Hold me baby squeeze me
Never let me go
I'm not takin' chances
Because I love her
I love her so-o-o-o-o
Oh-ho-ho Gee
I-I I love her
Yea-eah I need her
Oh I love that girl
I love that girl
That's why I love that
Scooby dooby dooby doo wop oo wop ba dee
Onya

Thank you.
You need a Wowie Zowie

10. King Kong

FZ:

The name of this song is "King Kong." It's a story of a very large gorilla, who lived in the jungle. And he was doing okay until some Americans came by and thought that they would take him home with them. They took him to the United States, and they made some money by using the gorilla. Then they killed him.

11. It Can't Happen Here

Louie Louie, Louie Louie, Louie Louie
Me gotta go

It can't happen here
It can't happen here
I'm telling you my dear
That it can't happen here
Cause I've been checkin' it out baby
Bababababa
I've checked it out a coupla times
Oh darling it's important that you believe me
Ba ba ba that it can't happen here
Who could imagine that they would freak out somewhere in Sweden
Sweden Sweden
Who could imagine that they would freak out
In Minnesota
Minneminneminneminne
Who could imagine

Thank you.

 

All compositions by Frank Zappa except as noted
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Original transcription by Hans Hendriks and Patrick Neve
Corrections and additions by John W. Busher, Patrick Neve and Charles Ulrich
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