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Lyr Req: Silly Song (Patrick Sky)

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MANY TIMES BEFORE--Patrick Sky
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GUEST 17 Oct 14 - 01:00 AM
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Greg F. 17 Oct 14 - 09:37 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Reality Is Bad Enough (Patrick Sky)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 01:00 AM

Looking for lyrics to Pat's "Reality Is Bad Enough", a.k.a. "Silly Song". It begins with "Silly words of poetry..."

Also another song called "Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy". Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Reality Is Bad Enough (Patrick Sky)
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 08:03 AM

I have the Patrick Sky songbook from way back, but it's buried in the house somewhere, I'll see if I can find it. Since you put this under chord request, I was going to say that, when I saw him perform in 1974, he opened his show with that song and played it in open G tuning (DGDGBD).


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Subject: Lyr Add: SILLY SONG + ENJOY ENJOY...(Patrick Sky)
From: Greg F.
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 09:33 AM

These from the back of the album jacket "Reality is Bad Enough", Verve Forecast FTS-3052. Just played it for the first time in about 15 years- forgot what a great album it was.

SILLY SONG
Patrick Sky

Silly words of poetry, photographs in rhyme
Dancing words that seem to be
but measurements in time
Words that have a simple sound,
meanings of their own
Hidden phrases sing to you
with difference of tone.

CH
And though you do not understand
The things I say and do
Reality is bad enough
Why should I tll the truth?

McCarthy Square, I'll meet you there
if you don't meet me first
And we'll sit beneath the shady trees
and curse and curse and curse
Its up to Forty-Second Street to see the freaks and lights
Or else, my dear, I'll meet you here
and show you all the sights

CH

=================

ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY
Patrick Sky

I'm sittin' here, I think about.
And wonder if we can work it out
And do the goodies by yourself
Or does my image follow you
And interfere with things you do
Make you think you're someone else?
Relax your mind and you will fund
Your troubles will be left behind
Baby, don't you blow your cool

Chorus:
'Cause I'm just a short-time lover
They call me the wayward boy
Got forty-nine women on my shelf
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Now ladies if you need some help
And presently you haven't dealt
With present problems that you have
Have you tried a remedy
Called Patrick's perspicacity?
We'll show you what it means to live
Try it once and you will find
Your troubles will be left behind
Baby, don't you blow your cool

Chorus:


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Reality Is Bad Enough (Patrick Sky)
From: Greg F.
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 09:37 AM

Ooops. Proofread, Greg. That's "Why should I tell the truth?"


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Reality Is Bad Enough (Patrick Sky)
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 10:58 AM

Yes, Greg, that was a great album. I mentioned to Patrick one of the times I met him, that I really liked that album and he said he wasn't sure he still had a copy of it.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Reality Is Bad Enough (Patrick Sky)
From: Greg F.
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 11:12 AM

Phil, 'm going to have to check here at the 'Cat & if they're not in the database, I'll transcribe (may take a while) the rest of the lyrics from that album.

"Sometimes I Wonder" has always been a favorite of mine & "Jimmy Clay" is in the top three best anti-was songs of all time - if not #1. It doesn't get much play these days & I've always wondered why.

Best,

Greg


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Reality Is Bad Enough (Patrick Sky)
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 11:54 AM

I also like Dance of Death and Follow the Long Haired Lady. I agree about Jimmy Clay. I saw him perform it when our PBS station broadcast some of the Philadelphia Folk Festival in the mid-70's. I understand that the videos were later destroyed, what a shame.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Reality Is Bad Enough (Patrick Sky)
From: Greg F.
Date: 17 Oct 14 - 12:07 PM

I saw him perform it when our PBS station broadcast some of the Philadelphia Folk Festival in the mid-70's.

One of my great regrets is that I never managed to see him live - perhaps he'll give a pipe concert somewhere withion reasonable driving distance one of these days.

If he needs a vinyl copy of "Reality Is Bad Enough", I'd be happy to send him mine.   ;>)

I understand that the videos were later destroyed, what a shame.

More like a criminal act!

Its a real shame his work doesn't get more play these days.


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Subject: Chord Add: Reality Is Bad Enough (Patrick Sky)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 02 Nov 14 - 10:02 PM

Reality Is Bad Enough
(Patrick Sky)

G                      C    D         G
Silly words of poetry, photographs in rhyme.
                                  D               G
Dancing words that seem to be but measurements in time.
                               C       D       G
Words that have a simple sound, meanings of their own.
                               D             G
Hidden phrases sing to you with difference of tone.


    C                  D             C                D
And though you may not understand the things I say and do,
G                        C       D       G
Reality is bad enough, why should I tell the truth?

The chords are very simple; all you need to learn are the bluesy picking patterns. I learnt it in standard tuning and it works OK. Maybe open G will work better.

PS: Separation Blues is tougher than this one.

Jason


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