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Shave and a haircut

Shave and a Haircut BY MistyRose ™
Revised and Arranged © May 2009 © October 2009
Premiered 30 May 2009 at 10:30 pm at Gypsy Coffeehouse Tulsa Oklahoma

(Underlined is chant to knock-knock pattern of “Shave and a Haircut – 2 Bits”)
(PERCUSSION to same pattern is never on top of the spoken word, but as the exclamation point)
(Underline is the 2-bits tune to the spoken word) (START – STOP directs the guitar chords background)

START
FAinF C FinC FAinF C FinC
STOP
Knock on microphone the 5 2 beat, then:
PERCUSSION
One bit promised wants – two bits
With springs in your step - I hop
Can’t hold back feelings – A Wish
International – I HOPE
PERCUSSION

Oklahoma POET TONES: Oklahoma
START
is - not in Em CSomewhere
Kansas - but not yet - at Oz F Fmaj7 C Cmaj7 OverRainbow
A Kafkaesque narrative G D Am G D C NoknockingHvn’sdoor

Not knocking on Heaven’s doorALTO SINGS NotKnocking
STOP

CROWDED DANCING WITH - TRIOALL VOICES STATE

Cannot take it on – the chin ALTO SINGS NotKnocking

START
NO WORDS A A E7 E7 E A A D9
SomeEnchantedEvening
Some enchanted evening A A E7 E7 E A A D9
He shaves the smile in arrearsA Am7 Am7 Cdim E7 E7 D9 E7
You may meet a stranger
NO WORDS D9 F#m Bm B#7 E Bm7-5 Dm6 A
STOP
An after-burn life is tough
Now facing a New Genre
Brings out the lights to - Plan B
Never Feels Real, Riverside
God’s posted sign turns around
Hail – full of grace – too late

Piesporter wine – so finefacing each other duet chant
But peas porridge cold – once soldduet chant

START
Dessert opal’s fire – stone byre A A A A E E
Brush lips too dire – shakes – no fire A A A A A E E
Dove coos after sea’s - treasure A A A A A E E

“True to yourself as you are” ALTO SING A A A A A E E ‘ceptUjust

To a-Light in Right – not falseA A A A A E E
STOP

A Cupid’s arrowturns lane
Admits a frigid address
Out of the cupboard – open
The mirror might crash down
Kitchen floor just hears chatter
Cut offs – corrodes disciples
Hot-wired seven-fold – plug in?

START
NO WORDS
F Am A# C

Premature, prolong demise As I look across the room at you

Art eyes circled brown – ALTO SINGS eyes joined just breath

RebuffPOET REPLIESor2

Compadre’s skillet steams ALTO SINGS IneverFinishWhatImean2do

Fans screwPOET REPLIESI start

– a rare heart heat wave ALTO SINGS TrailOffWhen1/2way thru

NO WORDSF Am A# C
[guitar continuing…]
Drama maybe, Maybee lots And fall inside your eyes
Trust threshold crosses the draw Drowning in our love
Cold lilac painted gypsy Cannot bring to my mind
Slide - mud - covers sweet shivers What it was I thinking of
STOP

If I can open my door

God’s word to ear lobespearl posts
DO NOT PAUSE
PERCUSSION

How to cross Clear Creek waters?
Spring floods patient promised land
Purple flowers eat mushrooms

Both auditioning to - sizzle
PERCUSSION
DO NOT PAUSE
START
[12 days Christmas]
Players locked out Round The Bend highC G A Bflat
Slammed divas, Given God’s GracehighC G A Bflat 5GoldenRings
A Bflat
A partridge in a pear tree ALTO SINGS Bflat F B7 F F C7 F
STOP
I hoped. ALTO STATES THIS

But Bach was not there.
Magoo’s Colony – ghosted
START
NO WORDS
FAinF C FinC

“Us” and FAinF
“Our” – C FinC

A Wish – FAinF
Wow, C FinC

“We”DUET WORDS
PAUSE
NO WORDS

PAUSE
NO WORDS
START
G5 C Am7 D

“Don’t Be Afraid” ALTOSINGS C C C C

 - scarred the scare D D D

Curled my Will, but I With-Stand G5 C Will U B my work art
No Sonic shake down for us Am7 D Will U pause take chance
Or loose limbs turned to puttyAm7 D A future w great romance
STOP

Make out mumbling – no matter Am7 Dfading out
STOP
Take off Tempest was a bust
Not any sex, while unwed Amazing Grace
Until dizzy do us part

Cancels current sensations.
No casino vibrations
Brushing across my ceiling
Unstable ladder - crashing
PERCUSSION
 Agony final – silence

Wait – wainscoted waist - whispers
PERCUSSION

START
 Sky rockets in flight ALTO SINGS D A A G D

are napped G

How dare ignore ALTO SPEAKS WORDS
“I love you”ALTO SINGS A Am E ‘cause I really do
STOP

Trips - till ill – Project - heating
PERCUSSION
Introduction berthed – dry docked
PERCUSSION

START
Frigid crosswinds caused collapseDmaj7 F#m9 B7
Of open invitationB7 G#m7 Cm7
STOP

Over my head – over youALTO SINGSNO guitar

Get Well - Wet bottled - water
PERCUSSION
choppy breathy
Below uses 50’s rock of notes A D E
On Atlas’ shoulders – romancechords
Mushrooms - wild - flashing eyeschords
 Head tied up in kNots – spinningchords
RockNRoll Never Dies – chords

SIGHS… (ALL PERFORMERS BREATHie “SIGHS” WORD)
PERCUSSION

START
HELP THESE CHORDS Organ or Flute: A Whiter Shade of Pale
Spiritual communion A Whiter Shade of Pale
Climbing up to balconyC Am UPSCALES?
Cool lips half a recitalF Dm
Till hot choreographyC [F#orG/B] Am [GorAm7/G] cartwheels
Steams out insecurities D [Cor D7/C] BmorBm7 Am BorBD7/A seasick
Requesting to stay overC Am EmcrowdCalledOutForMore
STOP

So, what would be wrong with that? ALTO SINGS & no guitar
[G7 C F C TrndAWhitrShadeOfPale G7 C]

Cuddle,
how could that go wrong?
PERCUSSION
Take a Holiday – solo
PERCUSSION
Or to desire’s door – passion
PERCUSSION

START
Not too late but overdueLSU no music
Ant saints are not marching inLSU no music

TOGETHER COULD WE TAKE OFFALTO SINGS DUET LSU

Franc-ly - swirling On -- The Lake LSU no music
STOP


START
Hair??Fame
End - Now –?? I want to
what might have been ??2LiveForever
Navigation - won’t fly??Nothing can stand in my way
STOP

Red necks chase - from private chasteLSU
Coyote pack yelps stars awayLSU

Wilderness fenced its - preserve
PERCUSSION

START
Turned off heat under the hood D G A
Turned its back on shooting stars D
Fire starter, tender, plain G A
But faltered sparks dampened quick. G A
STOP
No bull –
START
just woods lakes and rocks D
Native drumbeat buried well D

PAUSE HERE
START music
WhiterShadeOfPale
Memorial engraved MM— silent on words then soft ECHO
 WhiterShadeOfPale
Openly invokes - the soul. silent on words then soft ECHO
WhiterShadeOfPale
STOP music

START
guitar SINGLE NOTE on first word only

Cannot get to second baseGBustedFlatInBatonRouge
Blocked card – when give up and trade D7 BobbyThumbDieselDown
What key will start C FreedomsJustAnotherWord4
ignition G nothinLeftToLos
e
DO NOT PAUSE
START
chords throughout again

ALTO SINGS BELOW:
Can I trade my yesterdays D WellTradeAllMyTomorrows
Just to share our tomorrow A ForASingleYesterday
It’s worth something, you and D7 ItAin’t nothing if it aint
MeGfree
Short pause if needed for breath
Just me -- mm – E7 GoodEnoughForMe&
BartlesvilleABobby McGee

DO NOT PAUSE
START
guitar SINGLE NOTE on first word only

Snored and snubbed against snuggle A FromtheKYcoalmines
This Rest and Relaxation A ToTheCalifSun
Sits solo in chaste retreat A BobbyShared
Won’t attend to sensations E7 kept me from the… cold
STOP
PAUSE OF POET
START
NO WORDSD Am G5 D FlowersForMyLady


NO WORDSD Am G5 D

ALTO SINGS BELOW:
Pick wild, untame the flower ALTO SINGS D Am FlowersForMyLady
Sound buds blossom when unwrapped alto G5 D SaintSheSeems2B
Floor some GYPSYHastingperformance D Am AsBirdsSingOutTheirSongs
Strain to the notes out of range ALTO SINGS G5 D ForHerAMelody

Guitar continues melody chords
Coax and cajole rejoinders D Am
Soon succumb to soft caress G5 D
Slip sliding away softened D Am
Comforter of a conscience G5 D

NO WORDSD Am G5 D
STOP

Then do – give me more of that lip
Lounging longing lunging kiss
DO NOT PAUSE
PERCUSSION

Until alarms in - terrupt
PERCUSSION
START
Self’s un-credited passion ALTO SINGS Bm AllTheTruth&Lies;
Making out in memory ALTO SINGS A ThatWereBrout2MyFace
That mind’s journey full of lies ALTO Bm NowUrDeepInMyLife
Reality -“A New Pace” ALTO A I’veLearnedAnewPace
 G
STOP
Even comics would envy
START guitar
Also ALTO HUMS BELOW:

 G C UrAllIeverWanted
Respect honored proposalsEm C ItFeelsSoWarm&Bright;
Audible is edible G C UrAllIeverNeeded
Not love, “I like you” brings chills Em C B EveryDay&EveryNight;
“In love with you” warms without G C G UrAllIeverDreamedOf
STOP

START

NO WORDS Em G Idon’tCareIfTheyLikeMe

Celebrity attraction.Em G ALongAsYouDo

STOP

Distant river chandeliers
Scratch the fringes of romance
Shuddered shouldersshift around
START
Castille soft
But maybe not overnightCastille plucking
Too late – must miss path of stormCastille STRONG
Hope strung along, heartbeat strummedCastille strum
Gems next to waiting Castil le Castille soft
STOP


START but NO guitar
“All the Changes” of feelings ALTO SINGS tune of AllTheChanges
Hummed the passion of MM-v ALTO SINGS AllTheChanges
STOP singing

Till finally comes the smile!
POET TURNS & SMILES HERE
ALTO SMILES REPLY

Bikers can keep bars of blue
MOTIVATES MUSIC FAST BELOW
DO NOT PAUSE
START
Aggressive fast
Open E on 6 string
 D & E notes on 5 string
NO WORDS(JOY) chords
Emotions run in circles chords
C-see, body hot and sticky chords
Reditched efforts can prevail chords
NO WORDSchords FADE
STOP

Words nod to next increment
PERCUSSION

START
NO WORDS
Fmaj7 Cmaj7 Fmaj7 Cmaj7Cmaj7 Old Friends Old Frie-nds
STOP
DO NOT PAUSE
START
Sensitive touch pure pleasure Dm7 ANewspaperBlownThruThe
 C Grass

Levers - away, C Am FallsOnThe RoundToes take back seat Am Cmaj of the HighShoes

NO WORDS Cmaj F C6 Ofthe Old Friends

To lovers’ Dm7 G7 CanYouIma- gineUs
 way of sleeping Cmaj7 YrsFromToday
Dance in - shadows - of covers F Fm C Sharinga Parkbench Quietly
Only face-to-face can kiss C Dm7 Am How TerriblyStrangetobe 70

Two could autograph that date Dmaj7 G7 Fmaj7 Em7
Memory BrushesThe Same Years
STOP
But play cheek to cheek - park bench
START
NO WORDS Dm7 G7 C6 Am
Silently Sharingthe Same Fears

LIKE OLD FRIENDSDUET Am Fmaj7 Cmaj7 Old Friends
NOT PA-GAN soft DUET Fmaj7 Cmaj7 Cmaj7 Old Frie-nds

NO WORDS Dm7 G7 C SatOnTheirParkbenchLike Bookends
STOP

Mother Hubbard won’t let you
Have your cake and eat it too
That cookie crumbled against
The Count of Monte Christo
START
NO WORDSD Em7addG G D

POET WORDS AS BACKGROUND GUITAR:

Tears won’t Fall Inside Your Eyes
Bm Em Em G Em
IFalIntoHer Eye, AsThePoetSpoke AsIna Dream.

IQ sides with Frustration EmEm D OhImeanShe’s QuiteTheScene

 - Can’t unpin – best foot forward
Bm Em Em G
I fall into her eyes, And all the hope, Is so serene.

 - Standing over chastity
Em Em G D
And I mean, You’re such a beam of light.

One aching foot laced so tight
D Em7addG G D

The other foot kept asleep
D Em7addG G D

Until another - shoe drops -
Em7addG G G D
No need to fear the water, All the while
STOP


And he sweeps her off - her feet
PERCUSSION
START
NO WORDS D
3rd fret: 5th string and 2nd string
2nd fret 5th string and 3rd fret 2nd string
Vibrato of happinessSun&NightShowers;
Sails in “Day and Night Showers” Sun&NightShowers;
Thunder and lightning stir cloudsSun&NightShowersLOUDER;
Floods wake up, stripped with No’(i)se Sun&NightShowersLOUDEST;
Can’t swim though in way too deep Sun&NightShowers;
But pullback dreams then compose Sun&NightShowers; SOFTER
Lost time changing fantasy: Sun&NightShowers; SOFTEST
Poet will touch face of guitarist with her foot up on his chair edge
Try smooth cheeks and sexy legs FADING
STOP
Vibrant eyes long to get cooking.

Could big bang theory – exist?
PERCUSSION
Can I record the - next song?
PERCUSSION
Can ignition pull - rip chord
PERCUSSION
Triple curse – just affection

Target missed – out of my shack
House guest pries open wall
Prays to lift independence
Until calmed by chamomile.
Some surprisepersistent doubts
Stoke Green Dragon’s rising will
To melt ice maker’s heart

 (harp sound or keyboard preferred)
ALTO SINGS AND PLAYS MUSICSTART

Enchantment lifts green scaled eyesA# F7 A# SomeEnchntdEvning
E9 A#
Charm pulls back quivering cheek A#m7 C#dim F7
You may find your true love
E9 F7
Flap – resistclipped wings – hover F7 Cm7-5 A# E9 A#7
when you feel her call you
Idled glory story rings Fdim A#7 Em7 E6
A-cross a crowded room And
Sleepless Saturday duel Gm F7 nightAfter nightAs
Fixation ferments freedom F# Em C7 StrngeAsItSeemsThe
Diva acts Sunday sober E9 Cm7-5 F7 SoundOfHerLaftr
Guest gets a good dressing down E9 Fdim Bm7-5 A D9 A A7
will sing in your dreams

POET VOICE MUSIC CONTINUES
No Sunset phenomenon E9 Em who can explain it
Casts anchor off crushed island G dim F7 A# who can tell U Y
Volcano checked its choking E9 A# fools give you reasons
Mired on Mimi’s mimosa C7 Cm7 F wise men never try
E9 Fdim F7

POET REACHES TOWARD HIM (NO TOUCH)
My signature E9 Fm Onceyou’ve FoundHer
Reached to touch F A# NeverLet HerGo

OPEN EYE CONTACT HOLDS
Cm Cm7/E Cm7-5 Em A# Nev - er Let Her Go
STOP
Enchantment lulling … eyes close…
Eyes closed a moment
PREPARE SWITCH TO ELECTRIC GUITAR

Inhibit initiative!
Reconcile?
Initiate?

Candid condition on ice
Cannot miss mystery’s mark
Phantom future floats - its art
For changing hair shirt - and church
PERCUSSION

(Poetry below sounds like early 60’s drugged singers)
Electric guitar here:
START Acid-rock Heavy fast Em
Kataphatic goals can goEm chords
Check pending criteria Em chords
Apophatic phantasms Em chords
Ready for heart’s void chamber Em chords
Clouds hold hands wetting shaved lips Em chords
Candor backlights romance kiss Em chords
Hair whisks away with fresh breaths Em chords
Strobing the turnaround point Em chords

STOP


Alpine rose needs refreshing

??We need a riff phrase of a sax or flute here??????

SWITCH AWAY FROM ELECTRIC GUITAR

Foot dragging follows snoozed sax
Only mind readers to go
To instant hop in the sack
Each heart stone dumps heavy lead
Fluid flow in veins like snails
Passive shell temple tests the
START
Sonic C#m

ALTO SINGS:
… “I love you so much!” C#m A Am E ThnkgIdn’tLove’CauseIrllydo

BACKGROUND SOFT DURING BELOW:
Am E Am E Am E E7
“In love” band of ecstasy
Lifts above the alternative.
Unfurrowed fallow feelings
In concrete euthanasia.
Clouds without caffeine perking
Shower home brew together. POET OFFERS HAND TO HIM
REACT BY INTERRUPT GUITAR
STOP
Porter peaches freed porter housePOET HAS TAKEN HIS HAND

BOTH ROLLAWAY TOUCHING BACKtoBACK FACE OUT
Both recite this line:
Dream duet realityhappy with good hope

START BACKGROUND
PREFER melody AgainstTheWind-BobSeger
I prefer a calliope or harpsichord sound.
OR Melody Mary Poppins background
OR Somewhere Over the Rainbow
C Em C F Fmaj7 C Cmaj7
F Fm C Cmaj7 Csus Dm G7 C Fmaj7 G6

Compliment prophet too swift

Engaging conversation

An old tune – make it your own!

Fix frets for future fireworks


Come cuddle in clear conscience
Entry unlocked bridge beckons
STOP
REMOVE GUITAR FROM SHOULDER COMPLETELY
Toss it or quick handoff of instrument to the drummer

Cut away hesitation!

MUSICIAN APPROACHES CLOSER TO POET

DUET STATES THIS

THIS ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION

ALTO SINGS WHILE LOOKING AT POET:

Oh – let’s go fly a kite
This relation will be right
A-lign the sky for scoring
Status bliss, send it soaring

DUET SINGS:
JOIN & PALMS OF BOTH
BOTH FACES TO AUDIENCE

Please let’s go fly our kite CHEEK2CHEEKs closer
And up to the highest heightsBACK CLASPED HANDS LIFT UP
Yes, let us go fly OUR kiteNOW LOOK AT EACH OTHER

 FRONT HANDS ALSO JOIN OUTREACH
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