Sing It As You Please

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released January 1, 2006

Gabe Dominguez: Lead vocals and guitar
Cosmo D: Cello (www.cosmoD.net)
Chris Jacoby: Violin and backing vocal (jacobyfineviolins.squarespace.com/luthier/)

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SHAKE YOUR PEACE! Oakland, California

SHAKE YOUR PEACE! is an Oakland-based Whup band known for ebullient performances, bicycle music tours, and radical politics. SHAKE YOUR PEACE!'s first album "Sing It As You Please," was released in 2006. A second full length album was begun in 2012 and remains unfinished. 2016 looks like a promising year though... ... more

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Track Name: Juss A Little Bit Mo
Juss A Little Bit Mo!
Words and Music by SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

E Esus6 E etc.
Gonna try to trust my self with your heart
B7
I’m gonna have to trust juss a little bit mo
Gonna have to trust
Juss a little bit mo
Gonna have to trust
E
Juss a little bit mo

Bertrand is the breakfast bee on my boat
He always eats the bananas in my cereal bowl
He always eats my cereal
Juss a little bit mo
Yeah he always eats my cereal
Juss a little bit mo

CHORUS:
My baby calls me cabbage
My baby calls me sweetie gooseberry pie
My baby calls me lovey honey chunks and mo
My baby calls me thexy thexy thexy out of contwo
Cause I’m a hunka hunka!

One day Bertrand drowned in a cup of orange juice
My girlfriend made me fish him out and he lived
And Bertrand comes back at 10am
Juss a little bit mo
And Bertrand came back and stung my ass
Juss a little bit mo

(CHORUS)

My baby is so sexy she’s better than yours
she does the $%&! just a little bit mo!
and stuff and things
Juss a little bit mo
She does the $%&! just a little bit mo!

Juss a little bit
Juss a little bit
Juss a little bit…juss a little!

My lovey loves me like 10 monkeys yeah
Your lovey loves you like only only 3 or maybe maybe 4
Yeah my baby loves me
Juss a little bit mo
10 monkeys is how she loves me
Juss a little bit mo

CHORUS #2:
My lovey calls me jackhammer!
my baby calls me iron-steel-cuffs-of-love
my baby calls me Rancho Caliente and mo
my baby calls me thexy thexy thexy out of contwo
cause I’m a hunka hunka
Track Name: Sky is Blue
SKY IS BLUE

Words & Music by Kate Maples, 2003
intro/outro and arrangement by SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

D G
The sky is blue when we rise, when we rise
D A, Asus, A
The sky is blue when we rise
D
So put your hands up high
G
And I’ll put my hands on you
D G A D
And we’ll dance until the sky is blue

4 wheels on this dirty road
4 wheels on this dirty road
will you remember me, when I’m old
4 wheels on this dirty road.

CHORUS:
bm G D
Dirty road
bm G A
Blue sky
D
So put your hands up high
em G
And I’ll put my hands on you
D G A D
And we’ll dance until the sky is blue

There are no satellites in Nebraska,
There are no satellites in Nebraska
But there are plenty of stars right above where you are
So dance with me until the sky is blue.

bm G D
The sun is gone
bm G A
But the night is young
D G
The grass is thick
bm E
And the world is big
G A Asus bm E
So dance with me until the sky is blue
G A D
So dance with me until the sky is blue
Track Name: Celebrate Frankenstein
Celebrate Frankenstein
Words and Music by the 3-6th graders of Camp YAFFA, and SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

VERSE 1:
F C/E am G F
It’s a black giant season of towers
C G G7 C
Taking toys and taking showers


CHORUS:
D am/C G F F/F# G
Cel—e—brate Frankenstein
dm dm/C G7
The man with the x-ray eyes (repeat)


VERSE 2:
G dm C D
For your film theater you know prove the dance
D/C G C am G7 C
As Grace Wolf, Hillary Duff tracking shots
F dm F G7
The worst thing that ever happened to us


(CHORUS)

am
Free the Westside of Central Park
Goodwill mirror for the freedom party
F C F dm
Meditate on the new Village Voice
F C am G am
Summer families in the music choice
am G am am em C C am D
Is it good for your brain to feel slanted!?!


(SAME AS VERSE 1 CHORDS)
Full of dragonflies and moon elevators
your kids go tagging your rusted freighters


(CHORUS)
Track Name: Haloes
Haloes
Words and Music by SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

Nora brings us lavender and homemade breads.
The bread is still warm, and it steams on my porch!
Even the roses stick out their noses in jealousy,
Watching a love that is lighter than heat
Still rising in the summer.

Her smile works at the local nursery and I
Know her mouth knows blossoms and leaves,
She slaps wildflowers high fives when she’s in Utah’s mountains
And kisses them and eats them, and giggles on their petals
With her woman breath and freckles

Lightly dancing on their rustic grace and hardy
swaying green. She’ll thank the fields
And harvest some, and a few blessed plants may find
Their way to a leafy halo that’s growing
Around her peaceful head.

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Every feather we find we put in our hair for the magic,
But ravens are mine and Nora’s are wrens.
We moved to the city so sometimes the pigeons will hear
From a passing swallow who we are
And throw us a feather.
Track Name: In the Arms of The Gypsy
In the Arms of the Gypsy
Words and Music by SHAKE YOUR PEACE!


C C/G C C/G
You’re so hot my baby
F C C/G
and you’re so hot my baby
F C C/G
you’re so steamy you make me all creamy
G7 G7 G7 C C/G C C/G
yeah you’re so hot you melt my boxers right off of my boodie! yeah!


You’re so beautiful lovey
and your personality’s lovely
But your so c-curvy you un-nerve my nervey’s
you make me want to get so down with you, we wake up tomorrow in China!


CHORUS:
am
Yeah we’re in our 20’s now
am/G
where not much is plenty now
F G
and not enough food is OK…
C C/G C C/G
cause we got a boat’n that’s OK
am am/G
and we can jump off of it out into the bay
am
yeah we’re in our 20’s now
am/G
where not much is plenty now
F G
and not enough food is OK
C C/G C C/G
cause we’re in the arms of The Gypsy!


You’re a nautical nipply nymph
of rrridiculous adventure, yae!
pretend it’s your birthday, a joy day, a mirth-day
and come-on blow your candle out, yeah I’m your little Mexican cupcake!


(CHORUS)


E7
Oh yeah I’m cooking dinner and I’ve been waiting so long
am
for you to get off work and ride your bike back home
D7
so when I see you coming
I can’t help but run and
G
leave the Chinese noodles
in our thrift-store pot to burn! cause


cause we got a boat’n that’s OK
and we can jump off of it out into the bay
yeah we’re in our 20’s now
where not much is plenty now
and not enough food is OK
am am/G
cause we’re in the arms of The Gypsy!
F D G C
woo ooo ooo ooo, We’re in the arms of The Gypsy!
Track Name: To Protest the War
To Protest the War
Words and Music by SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

(played on a “C” harmonica)
Bb C C F
Woke up today to protest the war
grabbed my harmonica and ran out the door
Feathers in my hair to protest the war
and I’m shaking my peace til my peace gets sore!

Walking down the street to protest the war
Walking like America’s my freedom dance floor
Kiss my lovey…to protest the war!
Then I rolled down the grass hill by the grocery store (why not?)

CHORUS 1&2
We were screaming: “Who’s streets? Our streets!”
I saw an old Jewish grandma getting beat
And then the cops, they jerked me off my feet
Thought I came out today to protest the war, but…
1- I’m just gasping/ 2- now I’m fighting for my freedom of speech
I didn’t come to fight with the NYPD

Riot cuffs are on my wrists, they’re making it a show
They’re spraying mace into the crowd as they scream “Let him go!”
Though their badges have eagles they throw my feathers in the gutter
I say “I can’t feel my fingers” so they make the cuffs tighter

Then they take us all to jail and ask good terrorist hunting questions
Like: “Tell me who you voted for in the last election.”
And “Which one of these 500,000 people told you about this secret insurrection?”
And “Don’t you love America and respect The Constitution and its sections?!?!”

CHORUS 2

So now I gotta new way to protest the war
So the NYPD redcoats don’t put me behind bars…again
“Who’s troops? Their troops!” No I’ll tell you whose they are
Every activist and lefty who still drives a stinking car

So now I’m going to the beach to protest the war
Where redcoats’ tea was once thrown in the harbor
We don’t need their hammers to build a new floor
We’re doing it ourselves: We’re making salt on the shore!
Track Name: On the Hudson
ON THE HUDSON
Traditional N. African riff. Chords, melody, and lyrics by SHAKE YOUR PEACE! 

(Chord progression = em G D A …repeat x 100)

Gonna live the simple life baby
Gonna live the simple life mama
We can see the fishboat lights
Sleep out underneath the night
Gonna live the simple life baby

Gonna love you all my life baby
Gonna love you all my life mama
River storms and river tides
Still held between two riversides
Gonna love you all my life baby

Sail me up the Hudson River
[background: saaa aaaa aaail]
Sail me up the Hudson mama
From the Half Moon deck I see
Houses in the golden green
Sail me up the Hudson River!

Singing on the Hudson River
Singing on the Hudson mama
Sing of avocado trees and ships
And unborn children in your hips
Singing on the Hudson River!

There’s a five-piece gospel band
Inside the heart of every man!
Gonna live the simple life baby!
Track Name: Thinking of You All Day
THINKING OF YOU ALL DAY
Words and Music by SHAKE YOUR PEACE!


B7
City’s flying by
E
Horn’s a-honking, people, and dogs, pounding at my mind
B7
but I’m thinking of your moan
and I start smiling coast to coast
E
each time I close my eyes…whoa lord


Counting off the seconds
Til I can get back next to you and see you smile and feel your warm belly
Where everything is fine
Kissing neath the cherry trees and rolling through the ivy vines, yeah


PRE-CHORUS:
C#m F#7
Nothing’s gonna shake my love
E
I’ll always be true to you
F#7
And when my days get long and tough
B7
I just think of you


CHORUS:
E
In my mind I can sail away
A G#m
thinking of you all day
A E
thinking of you all day, yeah
aeabe E
thinking of you all day my dearie dearie day-ee-ee
Thinking of you all day
thinking of you all day
thinking of you all day my dearie dearie day-ee day-o


You never need to doubt it
I love you more than every cowboy who’s ever lived as ever said howdy
We’ve got an undeniable link
Just look how much my toothbrush misses your toothbrush when it’s not up on my sink, yeah

(PRE-CHORUS)
(CHORUS)

There’s one thing you should know
I love you more than every girl times 63billion and that’s fo sho
Give me your heart baby give me your love swear to God babe I’m gon love you til I’m dead and gone! Yeah! Woo!

(PRE-CHORUS)


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B-----------------------------------
G-----------------------------------
D---7-------6--------4-------2----
A-----------------------------------
E----------------------------------- E A E
I-------in my------y mind I can sail away 
 A E A E D C# C# 
thinking of you thinking of you thinking o-of thinking of 
A         G#m
you all day
 A E
Thinking of you all day, yeah 
thinking of you all day,
My dearie dearie dayee—ee
Track Name: Sing it As You Please
Sing It As You Please
Words & Music by SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

C C/Bb
Moviestubs, rubberbands,
A#M7 F G C
Paperclips, cellophane

Gm
Somewhere down the line
Bb A
Someplace gardens still be growing
am D
I’m a get a boat for rowin
F G
And a sandwich for the road

Gm
Well my weather vane broke
Bb A
So I learned to lick my fingers
am D
My heart is burned to cinders
F G
But my memory’s like a stone

C
Well I got to go
G
I can feel it in my toes
dm F G
It’s just a song away to Colorado
C
It’s about that time
G
My skin is just potato rinds
dm F G
I’m gonna ride the holy highway through the window

(CHORUS)
C G
In a mountain meadow there’s a song for me!
dm F
Sing it as you please
G C
Sing it as you please
C G
And I’m waitin for an angel boat to fish for me!
dm F
Sing it as you please
G C
Sing it as you please

C C/G C C/G
I’m gonna find myself a comfy chair
dm dm/A dm dm/A
And read just like a cozy bear
C C/G C C/G
All I needs a honey pot
dm dm/A dm dm/A
And you can help me there
C C/G C C/G
Smoke a tree and hold your knees
dm dm/A dm dm/A
You’re such a filthy human being
C C/G C C/G
I like your style now baby
dm dm/A dm dm/A
I’d like to show you everything

C
Well I got to go
G
I can feel I’m growing old
dm F G
It’s just a song away, take it slow
C
I can you hear you now
G
How’s your life been anyhow?
dm F G
God girl nothing’s real for you it’s all a show.


(CHORUS)

C Bb/G etc.
(code words)
ven ven y baila, como yo bailo
(code words)
ven ven y baila, como yo bailo
G F
sung by Larry Groce and the Mike Sammes singers
Eb
and the Disneyland Children’s Sing Along Chorus!
C Bb/G C Bb/G C
ven ven y baila, como yo bailo