Chunga's Revenge

Chunga's Revenge

(Frank Zappa, LP, Bizarre/Reprise MS 2030, October 23, 1970)

  1. Transylvania Boogie 5:01
  2. Road Ladies 4:10
  3. Twenty Small Cigars 2:17
  4. The Nancy & Mary Music 9:27
    part 1 2:42
    part 2 4:11
    part 3 2:37
  5. Tell Me You Love Me 2:33
  6. Would You Go All The Way? 2:29
  7. Chunga's Revenge 6:15
  8. The Clap 1:23
  9. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink 2:44
  10. Sharleena 4:03

Produced by Frank Zappa
Special help on production: Dick Barber
Engineers: Dick Kunc, Stan Agol, Roy Baker

Cover design: Cal Schenkel
Front cover photo: Phil Franks

 

1. Transylvania Boogie 5:01

includes a quotation from Help, I'm A Rock

The Record Plant, LA
March, 1970

Frank Zappa—guitar
Ian Underwood—organ
Max Bennett—bass
Aynsley Dunbar—drums

 

2. Road Ladies 4:10

Whitney Studios, Glendale
The Record Plant, LA
August 28-29, 1970

Frank Zappa—guitar & vocal
Ian Underwood—rhythm guitar
Jeff Simmons—bass & vocal
George Duke—organ
Aynsley Dunbar—drums
with The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie—vocals

Don't it ever get lonesome?
Yeah! Sure gets lonesome . . .
Don't it ever get sad when you go out on the road?
Oh, there was one time in Minneapolis . . . when I thought I had the clap for sure
Don't it ever get lonesome?
Lonesome ain't the word
Don't it ever get sad when you go out on a thirty day tour?
Oh, I'll take away . . .
You got nothing but groupies and promoters to love you
And a pile of laundry by the hotel door

Don't it ever get lonesome?
Don't it ever give a young man the blues?
Don't it ever get lonesome?
Don't it ever make a young man wanna go back home?
When the P.A. system eats it,
And the band plays some of the most terriblest shit you've ever known

Don't you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don't you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don't you better get a
Shot from the doctor what the
Road Ladies do to you?

I know someday I will never,
I'll never go out on the road again, oh, yeah . . .
I know someday I will never,
I ain't gonna roam the countryside
No more
I'm gonna hang up them ol' Holiday Inns, yeah
And heal my knees up,
From when I was doin' it on the floor
See me doing it!
See me do it on the floor

Don't you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don't you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don't you better get a
Shot from the doctor what the
Road Ladies do to you?

3. Twenty Small Cigars 2:17

T.T.G., LA
c. July, 1969

Frank Zappa—guitar & harpsichord
Ian Underwood—piano
Max Bennett—bass
John Guerin—drums

 

4. The Nancy & Mary Music 9:27

Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
July 5, 1970
Engineer: Bruce Margolis

Frank Zappa—guitar
Ian Underwood—alto sax, electric piano
George Duke—electric piano & vocal drum imitations
Jeff Simmons—bass & vocal
Aynsley Dunbar—drums
with The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie—vocals

Everybody sing!

5. Tell Me You Love Me 2:33

Whitney Studios, Glendale
The Record Plant, LA
August 28-29, 1970

Frank Zappa—guitar & Condor
Ian Underwood—rhythm guitar & pipe organ
George Duke—electric piano
Jeff Simmons—bass
Aynsley Dunbar—drums
with The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie—vocals

Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Like I want you to
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Girl . . . girl . . . girl . . .
I love you so hard now, I'm cryin' for you
Don't make me lose my pride
I want to come inside
And grab ahold of you, baby
And grab ahold of you

Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Like I want you to
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Now . . . now . . . now . . .
I want to feel it, give me your love now
Don't make me steal it, don't make me steal it
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me,
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me!
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me,
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me!

Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Like I want you to
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Girl . . . girl . . . girl . . .
I love you so hard now, I'm cryin' for you
Burnin' with fire, I gotta hot desire
'Cause I gotta make love with you,
'Cause I gotta make love with you, baby
'Cause I gotta make love with you,
'Cause I gotta make love with you

Tell me you love me, like I want you to
Tell me you love me, like I want you to
Tell me you love me, like I want you to

Aaaaahhh, yeah!

6. Would You Go All The Way? 2:29

includes a quotation from The Star-Spangled Banner (Smith/Key)

Whitney Studios, Glendale
The Record Plant, LA
August 28-29, 1970

Frank Zappa—guitar & vocal
Ian Underwood—electric piano
George Duke—trombone
Jeff Simmons—bass
Aynsley Dunbar—drums
with The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie—vocals

Remember Freddie and Jo?
The night you went to the show?
(A monster movie);
Clutchin' at yer hand
(Wait ten seconds)
Clutchin' at yer arm
(Wait ten seconds)
Clutchin' at yer elbow—
(Wait ten seconds)
Where did your brassiere go?
When the monster came out,
'N everybody shout!
People all around you,
Screamin' at the monster;
The Monster From The U.S.O.

Who's this dude with his hair straight back?
His new white socks, 'n his pants all black;
His T-shirts rolled—
His watch is gold—
A '55 Chevy that his brother just stoled,
With his arm's around yer waist—
An' his hand is in yer pants—
An' he asks you for a date
To the servicemen's dance!

Suppose you don't wanna?
What can you do?
When a joker like that
Got his hands on you—
Oh, baby!
T-T-T-Tell me baby,

Would you go all the way
For the U.S.O.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.O.?
Lift up your dress, if the answer is "no" . . .

Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?

Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?

7. Chunga's Revenge 6:15

The Record Plant, LA
March, 1970

Frank Zappa—guitar
Ian Underwood—electric alto sax with wah-wah pedal
Sugar Cane Harris—organ
Max Bennett—bass
Aynsley Dunbar—drums

 

8. The Clap 1:23

The Record Plant, LA
March, 1970

Frank Zappa—drum set, wood blocks, temple blocks, boo-bams, tom-toms, etc.

 

9. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink 2:44

Whitney Studios, Glendale
The Record Plant, LA
August 28-29, 1970

Frank Zappa—guitar & vocal
Ian Underwood—electric piano
George Duke—trombone
Jeff Simmons—bass & vocals
Aynsley Dunbar—drum & tambourine
with The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie—vocals . . . with Eddie [Mark Volman in this case] on rhythm guitar

Hi and howdy doody
I'm the union man
You can call me Rudy
Any you boys not paid up on your cards? Huh?

You know I'm pleased to meet ya
Been tryin' all day to reach ya
The union's here to help everyone of you
Rock 'n Roll stars
Rock 'n Roll stars

You boys know we care so much
About the way they treat ya
They send a guy like me to every gig

Just to get
A chance to meet ya
To check and see
No wrong's been done
That's one good reason
I carry a gun
I hope the bulge
Don't bum you out
Wanna get a good look?
Let me pull it right out!
Let me pull it right out!
Let me pull it right out!
Let me whip it right out!

Rudy!

Hi and howdy doody
I'm the union man
You can call me Rudy
Any you boys not paid up on your cards?

You know I'm pleased to meet ya
Been tryin all day to reach ya
The union's here to help everyone of you
Rock 'n Roll stars
Ha ha ha ha!

Welcome to Chicago
Welcome to L.A.
Welcome to our local here
You'll always hear me say
The work is here; It's a couple a bucks
I'm sure you're glad to pay
Whip it out, here's your receipt
Now I'll go away
Now I'll go away
Now I'll go away
Now I'll go away
Away-ay-eh-eh-yeah
Away-ay-eh-eh-yeah
Away-ay-ay-eh-eh-yeah
Poo-aah . . .

10. Sharleena 4:03

Trident Studios, London, UK
June, 1970

Frank Zappa—guitar & vocal
Ian Underwood—grand piano & tenor sax
George Duke—organ
Jeff Simmons—bass & vocal
Aynsley Dunbar—drums
with The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie—vocals

I'm cryin'
I'm cryin'
Cryin' for Sharleena,
Don't you know?
I called up all my baby's friends
'N ask'n um
Where she done went
But nobody 'round here seems to know
Where my Sharleena's been
Where my Sharleena's been

I'm cryin'
I'm cryin'
Cryin' for Sharleena,
Can't you see?
I called up all my baby's friends
'N ask'n um
Where she done went
But nobody 'round here seems to know
Where my Sharleena's been
Where my Sharleena's been

Ten long years I been lov'n her
Ten long years
And I thought deep down in my heart
She was mine
Ten long years I been lov'n her
Ten long years
I would call her my baby, and now,
I'm always cryin'

Ugh!
Ugh!

I would be so delighted
I would be so delighted
If they would just
Send her on home to me

I would be so delighted
I would be so delighted
If they would just
Send her on home to me
Send my baby home to me!
Send my baby home to me!
Send my baby ho-oo-ome!
Send my baby home to me!

 

All compositions by Frank Zappa except as noted
Site maintained by Román García Albertos
http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/
Lyrics from The Real Frank Zappa Book ("Would You Go All The Way?"), Tinsel Town Rebellion booklet ("Tell Me You Love Me") and Them Or Us booklet ("Sharleena")
Other transcriptions, corrections and additions from St. Alphonzo's Pancake Homepage and Arf: Notes & Comments
Further corrections and additions by Román and Charles Ulrich
This page updated: 2014-07-22