Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
VerseIn the Cmcool shade of a bA♭manana tree On the rB♭mugged trail towards the bF♯malcony A cF♯m7hild of the twentieth C♯century A dA♭ried up goliath and a weasel named Fee Far away in another place A fading beauty named Milly Grace A gospel singer with pocks on her face And a bamboo cane to help her keep the pace Fee was a buddhist prodigy Long past the age of maturity Someday he knew it would set him free Like it did for Floyd the chimpanzee
ChorusE♭Oh, B♭Fee you're tC♯rying to live a life Thats cA♭ompletly free You're E♭racing with the wind You're B♭flirting with death So hGm7ave a cup of coffe And A♭catch your breath Piano solo after the chorus:
Cm B♭ A♭ E♭ Fm7 Cm7 B♭Fee first met Milly in a bar in Peru His heart was jumping like a kangaroo Like a beast in a cage in an old Dutch zoo It was hopping and jumping in wooden shoes But Floyd was jealous and alone He wanted Milly for his one A desperate craving in his bones "Thier love," he said "I Will not condone." Then one day on a ship to quebec Floyd found Fee,and Milly on a lover's trek He picked up a bottle and broke off the neck It sliced through the air and Fee hit the deck Oh, Fee, you're trying to live a life That's completely free You want to so stay with Milly Until you're dead But you just got a bottle Upside your head Milly turned and began to scream at Floyd She said "You think you're pretty mean" And though she was a thin as a small string bean She slammed him in the face with a nectarine Floyd fell back over the edge of the ship Until he hung by the rail by his fingertip Milly said "Floyd i'll make you lose your grip With this tiny peice of paper i will make you slip So Milly took the paper and did the deed Floyd hit the water with astonishing speed And as the sharks circled in and began to feed Milly knew her weasel was finally freed Oh, Fee, you're trying to live a life That's completely free Floyd is dead; he's nothing but a ripple Cause Milly took that paper and sliced him on the nippleMuch Credit to David Douglas McCallum. When recorded in Junta, they played this in a different key. Since then they have dropped it one step lower and is the reason for all the flats.
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