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Chords Req: Elvis Imitators (Steve Goodman)

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Subject: Elvis Imitators
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jan 00 - 11:22 PM

Does anyone know the chords to the song Elvis Imitators by Steve Goodman and Mike Smith? Thanks Pogo


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Subject: Lyr Add: ELVIS IMITATORS
From: Owlkat
Date: 28 Jan 00 - 02:16 AM

Elvis Imitators

By: Steve Goodman, Michael Smith
1981

NOTE*

Well....
I walk up to the mike and and then I shake my hips
I take a deep breath and put a snare on my lips
See me on the street you wouldn't know my name
But imitating Elvis is my claim to fame
So when you put my imitation name in lights
There'll be imitation good rockin' tonight

Cuz I'm an an Elvis imitator and I just can't stop
Imitating Elvis from the bottom to the top
Imitate the way he talked, the way he smiled
I throw away my scarf and make the crowd go wild
This imitation Elvis may not be the King
But baby I'm the next best thing

Singing Viva Las Vegas and the G.I. Blues
Won't you Love Me Tender in my Blue Suede Shoes
Well let me be your teddy bear, if you must
Oh baby Please Surrender, 'cause I need your touch
Well if you feelin' lonely, need a place to dwell
Come on down to imitation heartbreak hotel

Chorus:
We're gonna rock (rock rock rock)
Ooooh we're gonna rock (rock rock rock)
Ooooh we're gonna rock (rock rock rock)
Ooooh we're gonna rock (rock rock rock)

In my gold lame (pronounced lah--'may) cape and my sequined suit
Pompadou haircut and my high-heeled boots
Imitating Elvis is the only way
I can make it through my imitation day
I know this rocking music can't be denied
'Cause I was imitating him before he died

Well I'm an an Elvis imitator and I just can't stop
Imitating Elvis from the bottom to the top
I imitate the way he walked, the way he smiled
I throw away my scarf and make the crowd go wild
This imitation Elvis may not be the king
But baby I'm the next best thing

Chorus:
Yeah rock (rock rock rock)
Ooooh we're gonna rock (rock rock rock)
Ooooh we're gonna rock (rock rock rock)
Ooooh we're gonna rock (rock rock rock)

Well baby ... it's the next ... best thing

Note* Jimmy Buffett originally recorded this song as Freddy and the Fish Sticks. As Goodman put it:"He was too embarrassed to record it under his real name!" It was later rereleased on the Buffett Compilation: Boats, Beaches, Bars, Ballads Steve Goodman released a far superior live version on Affordable Art, and No Big Surprise
Phew, there...
Owl.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Elvis Imitators (Steve Goodman)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Feb 09 - 05:24 AM

Only nine years later...
Learned the song yesterday.
Jan H.

Elvis Imitators    Steve Goodman/Michael Peter Smith

(B) Well, I (E)(hold)walk up to the mike and and then I shake my hips,(E)(E)(E)(hold)
(E)(E)(E)(hold)Take a deep breath and put a sneer on my lips,
(E)(E)(A)(hold)See me on the street you wouldn't know my name,
(A)(A)But (E)(hold)imitating Elvis is my claim to fame,
(E)(E)So (B7)(hold)when they put my imitation name in lights,
(B7)(B7)(E)(hold)There'll be imitation good (E)rockin' tonight.

´Cause I'm an Elvis imitator and I just can't stop,
Imitating Elvis from the bottom to the top,
(A)Imitate the way he walked, the way he smiled,
(E)Throw away my scarf and make the crowd go wild.
Well, (B7)imitation Elvis may not be The King,
But (E)baby, it´s the next best thing. (E7)

Singing (E)Viva Las Vegas and the G.I. Blues,
Won't you Love Me Tender in my Blue Suede Shoes,
Well, (A)Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear, ´cause You´re Too Much,
(E)Baby, Please Surrender, 'cause I Need Your Touch,
Well, (B7)if you feelin' lonely, need a place to dwell,
Come on (E)(hold)down to imitation Heartbreak Hotel.

´Cause I'm an (E)Elvis imitator, I just can't stop,
Imitating Elvis from the bottom to the top,
I can (A)imitate the way he walked, the way he smiled,
(E)Throw away my scarf and make the crowd go wild.
Well, (B7)imitation Elvis may not be The King,
But, (E)baby, it´s the next best thing.(E7)

We're gonna (E)rock, rock, imitation,
We're gonna rock, rock, imitation… (A)    (E)    (B7)    (E)

In my gold lamé cape and my sequined suit,
Pompadour haircut and my high-heeled boots,
(A)Imitating Elvis is the only way
That (E)I can make it through my imitation day.
(B7)All this rockin' music can't be denied,
(E)(hold)I was imitating him before he died.

I'm an (E)Elvis imitator, I just can't stop,
I´m imitating Elvis from the bottom to the top,
I (A)imitate the way he walked, the way he smiled,
(E)Throw away my scarf and make the crowd go wild.
Well, (B7)imitation Elvis may not be The King,
(E)Baby, it´s the next best thing.
Hu-hu (F#7)baby ... hi hi (B7)money´s ... best (E)thing! (E7)

© Steve Goodman/Michael Peter Smith, All Rights Reserved

janhauenstein@gmx.de


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Subject: Looking for chords or Music to My Old Man
From: GUEST,Breeze
Date: 12 May 09 - 10:33 AM


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