The Lost Episodes

The Lost Episodes

(Frank Zappa, CD, Rykodisc RCD 40573, February 27, 1996)

  1. The Blackouts 0:22
  2. Lost In A Whirlpool (Van Vliet/FZ) 2:46
  3. Ronnie Sings? 1:05
  4. Kenny's Booger Story 0:33
  5. Ronnie's Booger Story 1:16
  6. Mount St. Mary's Concert Excerpt 2:28
  7. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 3:51
  8. Tiger Roach (Van Vliet/FZ) 2:20
  9. Run Home Slow Theme 1:25
  10. Fountain Of Love (FZ/Collins) 2:08
  11. Run Home Cues, #2 0:28
  12. Any Way The Wind Blows 2:14
  13. Run Home Cues, #3 0:11
  14. Charva 1:59
  15. The Dick Kunc Story 0:46
  16. Wedding Dress Song (Trad., arr. by FZ) 1:14
  17. Handsome Cabin Boy (Trad., arr. by FZ) 1:21
  18. Cops & Buns 2:36
  19. The Big Squeeze 0:43
  20. I'm A Band Leader 1:14
  21. Alley Cat (Van Vliet/FZ) 2:47
  22. The Grand Wazoo 2:12
  23. Wonderful Wino (FZ/Simmons) 2:47
  24. Kung Fu 1:06
  25. RDNZL 3:49
  26. Basement Music #1 3:46
  27. Inca Roads 3:42
  28. Lil' Clanton Shuffle 4:47
  29. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted 3:24
  30. Sharleena 11:54

Produced by Frank Zappa

UMRK Transfer & Remix Engineer 1992-1993: Spencer Chrislu
Liner notes by Rip Rense
Congeniality by Jill Christiansen
Illustrations by Gabor Csupo
Package design by Steven Jurgensmeyer

1. The Blackouts 0:22

c. 1958

Voices:
Wayne Lyles
Terry Wimberly
Elwood Jr. Madeo
FZ

So, uh, I'd just like to tell you about a little incident at the Shrine Auditorium. Uh, well, see we made this scene down there, we walked in, and this, this place is big, y'know, real big, y'know? An' everybody was gonna be there. Louis Armstrong and his boys were gonna be there, (Titans) an' the Titans, (and the Velvetones too) and the Velvetones, and the Blackouts, so let me, let me tell you about this . . .

And the Vegas singing group, The Olives.

The Velvetones think they're Lawrence Welk.

2. Lost In A Whirlpool 2:46

(Don Van Vliet/FZ)

Antelope Valley Jr. College, Lancaster, CA
c. December 1958-January 1959

Don Van Vliet—vocals
FZ—lead guitar
Bobby Zappa—rhythm guitar

Well, I'm lost in a whirlpool
Yeah, baby, my head is goin' round
Well, ever since my baby flushed me
Oh, been goin' round, yeah round and around
Well, I'm lost in this whirlpool
I keep goin' down and down

There's a big brown fish
Lookin' at me
He ain't got no eyes
How could that motherfucker possibly see
Ooh, baby baby
I'm gonna be afraid it gonna touch me
Well I'm lost in this whirlpool
Oh, I can't even see

Baby, won't you come help me
Pour some Drano down,
And get the plunger right after me
I'll let you know a little secret, baby
I'm gettin' tired of all this pee

Don't go straying with Mother Goose
Ooh, my head's in a noose . . .

3. Ronnie Sings? 1:05

Living Room in Ontario, California
c. 1961-62

Ronnie Williams—vocal
FZ—guitar

FZ: What key do you wanna do it in?
Ronnie: Try maybe, uh, D Flat. Or do it in C, do it in C! Alright, do it, do it slop. Do-do-dat-dat, do-do . . . SNORK . . . Yeah, that's pretty good.

Ba-ba-ba-Bump,
Ba-ba-Buh-bah-bahdn-bum-bum-bow.
Bo-do-do-diddly-dow,
Bung-bow-do-bom-bom.
Bo-do-dung-dow-dodee-do-do-do-do-do
Dodn-do-do-dodn-dodn-dodn-dada
Doo-doo-da-da,
Dadn-dadn-da-da
Da-dadl-da-da-da
Dadn-diddly-dadn-diddly-dung
De-dong-bong-bom-de-diddly dung dung
Ba-badn-boooo,
Rum-pum-badn-rum-pum-bung-bung-bung

4. Kenny's Booger Story 0:33

Living Room in Ontario, California
c. 1961-62

Kenny Williams—voice
FZ—voice

Kenny: You want to talk about things that Ronnie and I used to do. I can't say I've done this, but a boy that, wh-while I was away in boarding school, lived with Ronnie by the name of Dwight uh, Bement. Uh, used to live there with Ronnie an' they would uh, instead of blowing their nose on a handkerchief would, uh, stick their finger up in their nose and uh, pull out all their boogers an' smear 'em on the window. Uh, I don't know, I always thought it was crazy, an' it didn't look good, an' after a while, I mean you couldn't see out the window! He-hunh!

FZ: Did you ever do that?

Kenny: Uh, I may have added one or two on there, yeah.

5. Ronnie's Booger Story 1:16

Living Room in Ontario, California
c. 1961-62

Ronnie Williams—voice
FZ—guitar

Ronnie: We lived in a little room, man. It was, it was probably a fourth as big as, as your livin' room, Frank (cough). And uh, everytime we picked a booger we'd flip it on this one winduh, or wipe it there if we couldn't flip it there, y'know. And uh, I guess Dwight stayed with me for about . . . 'bout seven months, wasn't it? Six months? And uh, every night we'd contribute, y'know, two or three or four boogers, y'know. And when he left uh, my mom knew what was goin' on all the time but we thought we had her hoodwinked. Heh-heh. She was smarter with, than we, than what we were. An' she made us clean 'em off, y'know? We used Ajax and, and we couldn't get them things, we had to use a, had to use a putty knife, man, to get them damn things off the winduh. You couldn't even see out the winduh for all them boogers, man. I'm not kiddin' you (sniff). An' there was big ones too, an' there was little, and there was some goober ones that weren't even hard, man, you'd just smear 'em, young ones. It's like fro—, you, you've seen frosted glasses. That winduh was just like a frosted glass with spots all over it, y'know? And uh, (sniff) it was, it was no good. Although, th-that, that was the good ol' days, so . . .

6. Mount St. Mary's Concert Excerpt 2:28

Mount St. Mary's College, LA
May 19, 1963

recorded by Carlos Hagen

FZ—conductor, zither
Malcolm McNab—trumpet
Peter Arcaro—trumpet, brass section conductor
Philip Barnett—oboe, English horn
Barry Brisk—woodwinds section conductor

FZ: The next piece that we're going to play . . . Maybe I should tell you what we were doing . . . The, the signals that we were giving, I'll explain to you very simply: This means 'free improvisation' and the finger signals told the performers which of the fragments they were to play at any given moment. Anyway, the next piece that we're going to play is in standard notation, and it's actually pretty tame compared to the Opus 5. It's called The Collage 2, and it was written last Thursday.

7. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 3:51

Pal Recording Studio, Cucamonga, CA
January, 1961

FZ—guitar
Danny Helferin—piano
Chuck Foster—trumpet
Tony Rodriguez (Tony Rodriquenz)—alto sax
Caronga Ward—bass
Chuck Grove (Chuck Glave)—drums

 

8. Tiger Roach 2:20

(Don Van Vliet/FZ)

Pal Recording Studio, Cucamonga, CA
c. late 1964

Don Van Vliet—vocals
FZ—guitar
Alex Snouffer—guitar?
Janschi—bass
Vic Mortensen—drums

This album is not available to the public.
Even if it were, you wouldn't wanna listen to it!

Iron Man!

That's fine!
Tiger spine!
Work out!
Monza blocks!
Light switch!
Roaches' smocks!
Ice cream!
What a dream!
Memories of
Flyin' machines!

Green Lantern!
Funny lizard!
Three-way!
Out'sight!
Buddy learns!
See Spot run!
Work out!
Have some fun!
Yeah . . .

Wilhelmina!
Mildew!

Billboard!
Night light!
Hammerhead!
Outta sight!

In Baghdad
Roaches fly!
Outta sight!
'Cross the grassy sky!
Anvils fly!
Mountains burp!
Turpentine!
Tina werp
Lord gosh!
Oooh . . .
Rush eye

What's that noise?
Looks like greeny!
Maybe it's purple
Spot eye!
Hammer law
Bend iron!
So fine
Tiger Roach!

9. Run Home Slow Theme 1:25

Art Laboe's Original Sound Studios, LA
c. 1964

FZ—guitar
Chuck Foster—trumpet
Ron Myers—trombone
Chick Carter—flute, tenor sax, baritone sax
Don Christlieb—bassoon
Pete Christlieb—tenor sax
Chuck Domanico—bass
John Guerin—drums

 

10. Fountain Of Love 2:08

(FZ & Ray Collins)

Pal Recording Studio, Cucamonga, CA
March, 1963

Ray Collins—lead & background vocals
FZ—drums, guitars, background vocals
Paul Buff—fuzz bass, organ

It was September, the leaves were gold
That's when our hearts knew that story untold
We were young lovers
Strolling near
(The fountain of love)
Fountain of love
(Fountain of love)
Fountain of love

Do you remember, I held you so near
Our love's glowing ember so precious and dear
We were young lovers
Strolling near
(The fountain of love)
Fountain of love
(Fountain of love)
Fountain of love

We made a wish
And threw in a coin
And since that day
Our hearts have been joined
So all you young lovers
Wherever you are
The fountain of love is not very far
We'll go on dreaming of that golden day
And remember the fountain is not far away

We were young lovers
Strolling near
(The fountain of love)
Fountain of love
(Fountain of love)
Fountain of love
(Fountain of love)
We'll keep right on dreaming
(Fountain of love)
And remember that fountain
(Fountain of love)
The fountain of love, now now now
(Fountain of love)

11. Run Home Cues, #2 0:28

Art Laboe's Original Sound Studios, LA
c. 1964

FZ—guitar
Chuck Foster—trumpet
Ron Myers—trombone
Chick Carter—flute, tenor sax, baritone sax
Don Christlieb—bassoon
Pete Christlieb—tenor sax
Chuck Domanico—bass
John Guerin—drums

 

12. Any Way The Wind Blows 2:14

Pal Recording Studio, Cucamonga, CA
March, 1963

Ray Collins—vocals
FZ—guitars, drums
Paul Buff—bass, percussion

Any way the wind blows
Is-a fine with me
Any way the wind blows
It don't matter to me
'Cause I'm thru with-a fussin'
And-a fightin' with-a you
I went out and found a woman
That is gonna be true
She makes me oh so happy now
I'm never ever blue
Any way the wind blows
(Any way the wind blows)
Any way the wind blows
(Any way the wind blows)
Any way the wind blows

Now that I am free
From the troubles of the past
It took me much too long to see
That our romance couldn't last
Now I'm gonna go away
And leave you standing at the door
I'll tell you, pretty baby,
I won't be back no more
'Cause you don't even know
What love is for
Any way the wind blows
(Any way the wind blows)
Any way the wind blows
(Any way the wind blows)
Any way the wind blows

She is my heart and soul
And she loves me tenderly
And now my story can be told
Just how good she is to me
'Cause she treats me like she loves me
And she never make me cry
I'm gonna stick with her
Till the day I die
She's not like you, baby
She would never ever lie
Any way the wind blows
(Any way the wind blows)
Any way the wind blows
(Any way the wind blows)
Any way the wind blows

Any way the wind blows
(Any way the wind blows)
Any way the wind blows
(Any way the wind blows)
Any way, any way the wind blows
(Any way the wind blows)
Any way . . .

13. Run Home Cues, #3 0:11

Art Laboe's Original Sound Studios, LA
c. 1964

FZ—guitar
Chuck Foster—trumpet
Ron Myers—trombone
Chick Carter—flute, tenor sax, baritone sax
Don Christlieb—bassoon
Pete Christlieb—tenor sax
Chuck Domanico—bass
John Guerin—drums

 

14. Charva 1:59

Studio Z, Cucamonga, CA
1964

FZ—vocals, piano, bass, drums
?—background vocals

Charva, I loved you
I loved you through and through
I loved you since in grammar school
When we were sniffing glue
I loved you purty baby doll
And I don't know what in the world to do about it
Boppa-bah-boppa-choo-wah

Charva, my darling
The only love I had
I hope you will forgive me, dear
For punching out your dad
I loved you, I loved you
And I don't know what in the world I'm gonna do about it
Ooohh-oh-oooh
Lahm-buh-buhm-buhm

I remember, remember the junior prom
And I remember the time I broke your father's arm
And I remember, remember all the love we shared
Every place and everywhere

Oh Charva, Charva
I love you more and more
I swear it ain't because your father owns a liquor store
Charva, my baby
I love you and I don't know what to do about it
Oh-oh Charva
Ooooohh oh-oh Charva
Ooooohh, come back my little darling Charva
I love you so much, honey
Come back to me, Charva
Please Charva, please come back to me
I miss you so much

15. The Dick Kunc Story 0:46

Apostolic Studios, NYC
1967-1968

Dick Kunc—voice

Dick Kunc:

I started out in Florida uh, producing a record at a studio, and I got friendly with the engineer, and got interested in engineering.

Next thing I knew, I was listening to an album called Freak Out! by the Mothers Of Invention. I became very interested in their concept of music, their concept of, of uh, society in general, and their concept of humor, which I thought was very good, and enjoyed, because uh, they were saying a lotta, a lotta whole bunch of stuff that I wanted to say and I agreed with and thought was true.

Then one day I decided, "I'll move to New York, because it's, the air is clean, and the people are friendly, and everybody's in love." So I went to New York, and I got this job at this incredible twelve track studio. Well, I didn't know from twelve track, I thought four track was really hot stuff.

So I went in there and they said, "Here's the board. Learn it." Here ya go, "Your first client's coming in in five minutes."

Well, my first client was Frank Zappa.

16. Wedding Dress Song 1:14

(traditional, arranged by FZ)

Apostolic Studios, NYC
1968

FZ—guitar, bass
Art Tripp—marimba, vibes
Don Preston—keyboards
Jimmy Carl Black—drums

 

17. Handsome Cabin Boy 1:21

(traditional, arranged by FZ)

Apostolic Studios, NYC
1968

FZ—guitar, bass
Art Tripp—marimba, vibes
Don Preston—keyboards
Jimmy Carl Black—drums

 

18. Cops & Buns 2:36

Apostolic Studios, NYC
1967-1968

FZ—voice
All Night John (Kilgore)—voice
Dick Kunc—voice
Patrolman LaFamine—voice

Patrolman LaFamine: Now, we don't come up here because we feel like walkin' four flights at three o'clock in the morning.
FZ: Yeah.
Patrolman LaFamine: We were up here last night. Now for us . . .
FZ: Last night?
Patrolman LaFamine: Yes.
FZ: I wasn't here last night.
Patrolman LaFamine: For us to continually come up to this here place every night and not show no action other than to saying, yes, we corrected the condition . . .
Guy #1: Oh, sure this is ridiculous.
Patrolman LaFamine: We look kinda bad. I mean, let's be honest. Now if you hadda given me any kinda recommendation, or mark my word, you'd say, "Who the hell's kiddin' who? This guy's a mistake. Every night, 3 to 4, 2 to 4, between those hours you guys are at 53 E. 10th St. What are you doin' there every night? You mean you, you permit this condition to continue on without once giving a summons?"
Other Cop: Alright, your lawyer says to knock it off!
Patrolman LaFamine: Uh, we're puttin' ourselves over backwards with these people. Do you know what we're doin'? Do you know what we're doin'?
FZ: No, tell me. Please tell me.
Patrolman LaFamine: Alright. Well this is, if we're up here once we're up here twenty times. I know that little guy like a— the guy in there like a long-lost brother. Now if we ever get called down, if this ever goes to a big explosion, and they say, "Officer, what did you do, did you issue summonses?" They get— This is all in the record book, how many times we've been up here. This is all records.
FZ: M-hmm.
Patrolman LaFamine: Now if these people wanna subpoena these records, they can subpoena these records. An' they can find out how many times we've been. This is us on, wait! This is us alone! An' they say, "Officer, what did you do? Warn 'em? You mean to tell me you were up here about twenty times and you never issued a summons?"
John Kilgore?: There have been summonses.
Patrolman LaFamine: Well, WE never issued em!
Other Cop: How many summonses have you gotten for noise?
Dick Kunc: What, me personally, or the studio?
Patrolman LaFamine: The studio!
Other Cop: Studio.
Dick Kunc: I don't know how many, but there's a court case pending right now . . .
John Kilgore: We've gotten one.
Patrolman LaFamine: ONE! ONE! And how many times have I, eh, uh, hey listen! As I say, if I've been up here once I've been up here twenty times already.
FZ: Hey look, stop it, pack that stuff up, stop making NOISE, you guys!
Other Guy: Yeah, well, I understand, he didn't know . . .
Patrolman LaFamine: Well, who's in charge here at this time?
Guy #1: Here he is.
Guy In Charge: In charge?
Patrolman LaFamine: IN charge.
Dick Kunc: He's more or less in charge.
Patrolman LaFamine: Are you in charge?
John Kilgore: I don't run the studio, I just . . .
Patrolman LaFamine: Alright, listen, lemme tell you one thing . . .
John Kilgore: I'm in, I'm in charge.
Patrolman LaFamine: You're in charge at this point.
Guy In Charge: Right.
Patrolman LaFamine: My name is Patrolman LaFamine,
FZ: Here, have a BUN.
Patrolman LaFamine: Now, as of tonight . . .
Guy In Charge: Right.
FZ: You want a BUN?
Patrolman LaFamine: If I come back here, and every night that I do come back here, I don't care who says he's in charge, I will issue a summons.
Guy #1: I'm issuing you a bun
Patrolman LaFamine: And anybody thinks it's a great joke, you can all laugh in the court.
Guy #1: Yeah, he isn't.
Guy In Charge: But, uh . . .
Patrolman LaFamine: You guys ain't got one hit record by now, my goodness.
Guy In Charge: We have to— We have a . . .
Guy #1: It takes a long time.
Patrolman LaFamine: You know what I mean. This is ridiculous!
FZ: Are you sure you don't want one of those breakfast rolls on your way down the stairs?
Patrolman LaFamine: Naah . . .
Other Cop: You better believe that I don't want nuthin'
Guy In Charge: Who gets, who gets the summonses, is the, the organization?
Patrolman LaFamine: Whoever it is in charge at the time. He could say Joe Blow, I don't care what kind of a name he gives me. Then if the courts decide that they wanna know who he's takin' orders from, they'll summons that person to court. That's all there is to it.
Guy #1: Alright. Take care.
Guy In Charge: Right.
Guy #1: Okay.
FZ: Nighty-night!

19. The Big Squeeze 0:43

Mayfair Studios, NYC
July-September, 1967

Dick Barber—snorks
FZ—kazoo, percussion, celeste

 

20. I'm A Band Leader 1:14

1969

Don Van Vliet—vocals

I'm a band leader. Not only can I drink a whole lot, but I play 23 different instruments too and I don't even know how to read music. Self-taught, you know. Couldn't tell it, though, to hear me play. When I play and sway in rhythm to the catchy little tunes that I know all the girls for five miles around get hot pants for me, hotcha!

Last night was pretty good for a Wednesday. We got ten requests for, we got "Bill Bailey," and we played them all and we got seven people came up for the twist contest. I gave away a box with two small bottles of champagne imported from Europe, heh, and kissed the girl who won and shook hands with the guy she was with. He didn't mind when I kissed her because I'm important.

We have a new routine. Been working on it for three weeks or more. I pretend I'm a queer and the sax player pretends he's a queer, too, and later on in the show—this'll kill ya—, we kiss each other so that it looks to the audience like we kiss each other on the mouth, heh. When we go . . . into a fast number, GOD, the people love it! Wait till we get to Las Vegas!

(Ha-heh-heh)

21. Alley Cat 2:47

(Don Van Vliet & FZ)

Zappa Basement, LA
1969

Don Van Vliet—lead vocal
FZ—bass guitar?, guitar
Winged Eel Fingerling (Elliot Ingber)—slide guitar
Drumbo (John French)—drums

You may find me, baby
Yeah, this street
With my slippery fists
Knock it like this 'n
Knock it like that
With my heart in a cage
Tucked up under my hat
Fluttering like a little black bird, yeah
Just seen his furs, pussycat

Got my umbrella up in front, yeah
'N over my head
Ready to beat you, baby,
If ya don't let me in
Cuz it's raining
Cuz it's raining, baby outside

Well I'm tired and cold and hungry
Been knocked like this an'
Knocked like that
Don't you see that bad backyard
Alley cat
I want dis little pussy
Baby wants some o' dis
And some o' dat
Don't treat me, baby, like your
Any old Alley Cat
Alley Cat, Alley Cat

Alley Cat
Don't treat me, baby, like your
Any old Alley Cat

22. The Grand Wazoo 2:12

Voice recorded in 1969
Synclavier recorded c. 1992

Don Van Vliet—vocals
FZ—Synclavier

You may think my hat is funny, but I don't.
I'm the Grand Wazoo,
Keeper of the mystic scroll
And rolled-up parchment from the lodge.

And I'm a veteran.

Every day on coffee break at the hardware store, I tell Fred
What to expect because we play pranks during the . . . initiation.

I'm the Grand Wazoo.
I'm the Grand Wazoo.
I'm the Grand Wazoo.

I'm the Grand Wazoo, at the hardware store.
Fuck you if you don't like my hat.

23. Wonderful Wino 2:47

(FZ aka Lamarr Bruister)

Basic track probably:
Paramount Studios, LA
Spring 1972
Overdubs:
Bolic Sound
May 30, 1973 and June 1, 1973

Ricky Lancelotti—vocal
FZ—guitar
George Duke—piano, clavinet
Erroneous—bass
Aynsley Dunbar—drums
Ian Underwood—saxophone
Bruce Fowler—trombone
Sal Marquez—trumpet

L.A. in the summer of '69
I went downtown and bought me some wine
I wasted my head on a bottle of juice
And now the grape won't cut me loose
Well, I'm a wino man
Well, don't you know I am?
Great god almighty, don't you know I'm a wino man?

36, 24, hips about 30
Seen a fine lady and I started talkin' dirty
She looked at me and then she raised her thumb
And said: "Jam down the road, you funky-ass bum"
Well, I'm a wino man
Well, don't you know I am?
Great god almighty, don't you know that I'm a wino man?

I went to the country
And while I was gone
I lost control of my body functions
On a roller-headed lady's front lawn
I'm so ashamed, but I'm a wino man
And I can't help myself

I've been drinkin' all night till my eyes got red
Stumbled on the gutter and busted my head
Bugs in my zoot suit have me scratchin' like a dog
Can't stand no water, and I stink like a hog
Give me a five-dollar bill
And an overcoat too
Give me a five-dollar bill
And an overcoat too
Five-dollar bill and an overcoat too
Five-dollar bill and a Florsheim shoe

24. Kung Fu 1:06

Bolic Sound, Inglewood
late 1973-early 1974

George Duke—keyboard
Ruth Underwood—percussion
Bruce Fowler—trombone
Tom Fowler—bass
Chester Thompson—drums
Ralph Humphrey—drums

 

25. RDNZL 3:49

Whitney Studios, Glendale
April 4, 1973

FZ—guitar
Jean-Luc Ponty—violin
George Duke—keyboard
Ian Underwood—woodwinds
Ruth Underwood—percussion
Bruce Fowler—trombone
Tom Fowler—bass
Ralph Humphrey—drums

 

26. Basement Music #1 3:46

FZ—all synthesizers

 

27. Inca Roads 3:42

Whitney Studios, Glendale
April 3, 1973

FZ—guitar
Jean-Luc Ponty—violin
George Duke—keyboard
Ian Underwood—woodwinds
Ruth Underwood—percussion
Bruce Fowler—trombone
Tom Fowler—bass
Ralph Humphrey—drums

 

28. Lil' Clanton Shuffle 4:47

Hot Rats Sessions
August-September, 1969

Don "Sugar Cane" Harris—violin
FZ—guitar
Ian Underwood—Fender Rhodes
Unknown [probably Max Bennett]—bass
John Guerin—drums

 

29. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted 3:24

Ocean Way Recorders, Hollywood
February, 1980

FZ—guitar, vocals
Ray White—guitar, vocals
Ike Willis—guitar, vocals
Tommy Mars—keyboards
Arthur Barrow—synth bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums
Terry Bozzio—vocals
Dale Bozzio—vocals

Hello! Anybody home?
Special Delivery.
(Oh no . . . )
Registered Mail. You're gonna have to sign for this, buddy.
(Oh no . . . )
Come on, I know you're in there.
(Oh no . . . )

I don't wanna get drafted. I don't want to go
I don't wanna get drafted.

I don't wanna get drafted. I don't want to go
I don't wanna get drafted
No-no-no.

Roller skates and disco is a lot of fun
I'm too young and stupid to operate a gun.

I don't wanna get drafted
I don't wanna get drafted
I don't wanna get drafted
I don't wanna get drafted.

My-ay-ay sister don't wanna get drafted
She don't wanna go
My sister don't wanna get drafted.

My-ay-ay sister don't wanna get drafted
She don't wanna go
My sister don't wanna get drafted
Woh-oh-woh-oh-woh.

Wars are really ugly, they're dirty and they're cold.
I don't want nobody to shoot her in the foxhole . . . foxhole.

I don't wanna get drafted
I don't wanna get drafted
I don't wanna get drafted
I don't wanna get drafted.

Wars are really ugly, they're dirty and they're cold
I don't want nobody to shoot me in the foxhole . . . foxhole.

Aiieeeeeeeee . . . Shot in the foxhole.
Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .
Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .

Aiieeeeeeeee . . . Shot in the foxhole.
Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .
Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .

Aiieeeeeeeee . . . Shot in the foxhole.
Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .
Shot in the foxhole . . .

Aiieeeeeeeee . . . Shot in the foxhole.
Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .
Shot in the foxhole . . .

Aiieeeeeeeee . . . Shot in the foxhole . . .

30. Sharleena 11:54

The Record Plant, LA
March 4 & 11, 1970

Don "Sugar Cane" Harris—vocal and electric violin
FZ—guitar and background vocals
Ian Underwood—keyboards and saxes
Max Bennett—bass
Aynsley Dunbar—drums

I would be so delighted!
My my-my-my
Cryin'
Mmm-mmh . . .

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

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'

Well, I would be so delighted (my my-my-my-my)
I would be so delighted (my-my!)
If they would just
Send her on home to me

Well, I would be so delighted (mm-mm-mmh)
I would be so delighted (yeah, yeah)
If they would just
Send her on home to me
Send my baby home to me (aaah)
Send my baby home to me (ooh)
Send my baby home to me (yeah)
Send my baby home to me (yeah)
Send my baby home to me (yeah)
Send my baby home to me (ooh)
Send my baby home to me . . .

 

All compositions by Frank Zappa except as noted
Site maintained by Román García Albertos.
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Lyrics from the original albums and single cover
Transcription for new material by Patrick Neve from St. Alphonzo's Pancake Homepage
Further corrections and additions by Román, Patrick Neve, Bossk (R), Charles Ulrich, David Barro and slime.oofytv.set
The parts only available on bootlegs are printed this way
This page updated: 2014-07-24