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Thread #11266   Message #3577473
Posted By: Jim Dixon
20-Nov-13 - 02:21 PM
Thread Name: Origins: I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
I just listened on Spotify to a recording from the album "Vanguard Visionaries: Country Joe & the Fish" (2007), which I think might be the original recording that was released as a single back in 1967. Here is a detail that I haven't seen documented, and which may have escaped the notice of most listeners: During the choruses, one of the band members is chanting in the background:

Chorus 1: "?doo-wacka-doo-wacka-doo-wacka-doo..." etc.

Chorus 2: "...sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me..." etc.

Chorus 3: "...psychedelic, psychedelic, psychedelic..." etc.

Chorus 4: "?doo-wacka-doo-wacka-doo-wacka-doo..." etc.