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Lyr Req: '68 Chevelle (R Cook)

Mithgiladan 05 Mar 18 - 12:05 AM
Mithgiladan 05 Mar 18 - 08:41 PM
GUEST,Dalillama 06 Mar 18 - 05:53 AM
Mithgiladan 06 Mar 18 - 07:54 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Song named '68' Chevelle' by R Cook
From: Mithgiladan
Date: 05 Mar 18 - 12:05 AM

Hello,

I have a tape from the 1970 with a song called "68'Chevelle"

I am trying to record the lyrics from a digitized file off the tape, however there are people laughing so hard during certain sections and I can't get the words.

I did a search and a guest here had mentioned the song back in 2008, however I did not see where they or anyone else responded with the lyrics.

What I have, to start with are the lyrics:
I’ll never need no red book now, long as I got my chairman Mao,
       Glued to the dashboard of m ’68 Chevelle.
Stomp on the gas and let’s ??? ????, I got Trotsky on my mirror,
       so I know that things will all be well.
I got a Catsro on the back shelf and his head goes up and down.
    I got ??? stickers on the windows all around.
I’ll never need no red book now, long as I got my chairman Mao,
       Glued to the dashboard of m ’68 Chevelle.


You will not the question marks where I can't work out the lyrics and I am wondering if anyone here can help?

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song named '68' Chevelle' by R Cook
From: Mithgiladan
Date: 05 Mar 18 - 08:41 PM

Further information...

The name of the tape this was on is "The Best of FilkCon West"

This song was track 15.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song named '68' Chevelle' by R Cook
From: GUEST,Dalillama
Date: 06 Mar 18 - 05:53 AM

I can tell you you're going to have a devil of a time finding it; Off Centaur tapes are extremely hard to come by, and most of them have not been digitized, nor have the liner notes. That particular tape was recorded live in 1981, and AFAICT that song has never been recorded again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song named '68' Chevelle' by R Cook
From: Mithgiladan
Date: 06 Mar 18 - 07:54 AM

Hi, and thanks

I have a physical copy of the tape and have digitized it.

What I'm hoping for are the lyrics to this song, as there is so much laughter, I can't get it just by playing the song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song named '68' Chevelle' by R Cook
From: GUEST,Dalillama
Date: 06 Mar 18 - 09:36 PM

I've scoured every filk site I know of or can locate for the lyrics without any luck. It's said to be a parody of 'Plastic Jesus', based on a particular car Robert Cook often saw around Berkely in the 70s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song named '68' Chevelle' by R Cook
From: Mithgiladan
Date: 07 Mar 18 - 07:41 PM

well, thank you for the attempt

Hopefully, someone else might have a lead


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Subject: Lyr Add: '68 CHEVELLE (Jimmy Fortune)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Mar 18 - 05:30 PM

Same title, different song. This one is straight-up country; I don't think you could call it "filk" or parody.


'68 CHEVELLE
As recorded by Jimmy Fortune on "Lessons" (2012)

Couple rolls of quarters for Cokes an' gasoline,
To sit as close as we could sit in bucket seats.
From that ol' mirror hung your high-school ring.
Mine was on your finger; man, that was everything.

I pushed the clutch and you would shift the gears,
And for a sweet kiss or two, I'd let you steer.
When love was new, wasn't it a beautiful ride,
Runnin' down Route 29 on a clear warm summer night?

When you're young, you think you're older than your age,
And you think that simple life will never change
Till you grow up and you look back and want to feel the way you felt
On a country road in a '68 Chevelle.

Man, I can see that ol' spot where we used to park,
Lean back on the hood and stare up at the stars
With the windows down and the radio cranked up.
Ain't nothin' quite that first time in love.

God, I wish that I still had that ol' car now.
We could fire it up and roll on out of town
And just relive all them good ol' days
When you thought I hung the moon; how could I let you slip away?

Today I saw an old Chevelle and it crossed my mind:
Ain't it funny how an old car can take you back in time?
And make you realize--

When you're young you think you're older than your age,
And you think that simple life will never change
Till you grow up and you look back and want to feel the way you felt
On a country road in a '68 Chevelle,
In a '68 Chevelle.

Till you grow up and you look back and want to feel the way you felt
On a country road in a '68 Chevelle,
In a '68 Chevelle.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRAND NEW CHEVELLE (Paul Nipper)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Mar 18 - 06:05 PM

Another country song:


BRAND NEW CHEVELLE
As recorded by Paul Nipper on "Rumble Strips" (2016)

Standin' there in the sideways rain, I read the letter you wrote.
Said Vietnam had done us in; I understand you...(?)
When I got off the back plane, I didn't know which way was up.
I knew which way the dealership was and I fired it up.

CHORUS: I got a brand-new Chevelle; I went on down the line.
Got a brand-new Chevelle, boys, I left her mem'ry behind.
Got a brand-new Chevelle, yeah, and headed out to the track.
Got a brand-new Chevelle, and I ain't lookin' back.

Two white stripes outlined in the prettiest shade o' blue,
And an engine just strong enough to outrun a woman like you,
And the leather bucket seats for my new girl to sit between.
She's long, Bubba; she's fast, and, boy, she's mean. CHORUS

Lakeside Drive it don't look the same without you.
Neither does my drivin' arm with this simple fine tattoo.
Uncle Sam didn't pay me much to walk through them rice fields,
And now that I'm back, he don't care about how I feel.
To tell the truth, I don't think about it much anymore.
Ain't had much time lookin' back when I got my foot to the floor.

CHORUS: In a brand-new....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: '68 Chevelle (R Cook)
From: Mithgiladan
Date: 22 Mar 18 - 06:00 PM

Thanks for the adds!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: '68 Chevelle (R Cook)
From: GUEST,Dalillama
Date: 10 Apr 18 - 06:38 AM

You might ask FilkZombie or WeyrdMusicMan on youtube, they both seem to have a bunch of the old Off Centaur stuff, they might know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: '68 Chevelle (R Cook)
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 10 Apr 18 - 02:37 PM

Isn't it in one of the Westerfilk books? I want to say Westerfilk 2.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: '68 Chevelle (R Cook)
From: GUEST,Dalillama
Date: 11 Apr 18 - 12:00 AM

Not according to these contents lists:
https://fanlore.org/wiki/The_Westerfilk_Collection


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