Too Much Joy week continues! "Bad Dog"

Bad dog example

Bad dog example

Welcome back! As promised, here is another "Too Much Joy" cover song, "Bad Dog". Man those guys really rock, it turns out! And I am relatively acoustic, but I think it's a good mix, friend!

Now a few of these chords are approximate (in the "I hang my head in shame" part), since the band were doing all sorts of who knows what at the time, but they def work with the melody, so hey it's all good.

Bad Dog by Too Much Joy

A   F#m  E A   F#m  E

A           F#m  E
I have been bad dog
A    F#m E
I am a bad dog
D         G        A    
I hang my head in shame
D    A      G/D
Bad dog is my name
D         G        A    
You can hit me with a stick
D    A      G/D
I know I deserve it

G           D/F#
Shame on shame on
A
Shame on me
G           D/F#
Shame on shame on
A
Shame on me

D         G        A    
I hang my head in shame
D    A      G/D
Bad dog is my name
D         G        A    
You can tie me to a tree
D    A      G/D
I know it means you love me


G           D/F#
Shame on shame on
A
Shame on me
G           D/F#
Shame on shame on
A
Shame on me

A           F#m  E
            [I’ve been a bad dog]
A           F#m  E
            [I am a bad dog]
A           F#m  E
I have been bad dog
Bm   G  A
I am a bad dog

interlude

D         G        A    
D    A      G/D
D         G        A    
D    A      G/D

G           D/F#
A
G           D/F#
A

D    A    D
C    G    D

D                A        D
I met this sex nazi she locked me in her room
        C                        G        D
She only has sex with me every other June
G            D/F#        A
I met this sex nazi she wants sex on demand
G                   D/F#     A
When she’s not commanding I can’t even use my hand

G           D/F#
Shame on shame on
A
Shame on me
G           D/F#
Shame on shame on
A
Shame on me

D        Bm     A
I have been bad dog
D    Bm    A
I am a bad dog
D     G    A   
I hang my head in shame
D    A    G/D        D
Bad dog is my name

Too Much Joy week begins! "Take a Lot of Drugs"

It's Too Much Joy week here at amazinglyandrew.com! If you didn't know, that doesn't just mean it's a joy-filled week you have to look forward to--Too Much Joy is a band from the 80's and 90's mostly. As I found myself wanting to play a song of theirs called "Bad Dog" I looked it up at Ultimate Guitar and was dismayed to find just 3 songs transcribed!!! (Including one for ukelele, helpfully.) So I thought, hey, uh, if I'm gonna be a transcribin' these here songs, might as well share 'em! And if I'm gonna write them down and play them, might as well record them!

The next thought I had was "Say, ah, Andrew, you know there are real people in that band who may not be super psyched if you post their material online." So I got worried. But guess what! I contacted the leader of the band Tim Quirk and he blessed me! Holy crap! I mean, these are no shrinking daisies we're talking about--they sold hundreds of thousands of albums back when, and Tim Quirk was recently a Google Play executive. So I'm honored!

To start the week off we have my rendition of "Take a Lot of Drugs", a song off of their b-sides collection "Besides". Ha ha. I have processed it through the "hippie-ska" blender, interestingly enough. It's a pretty great!

Every day this week I plan to post another song with chords and lyrics, you're welcome!

Here I am having too much fun recording Too Much Joy covers

Here I am having too much fun recording Too Much Joy covers

 

Take a Lot of Drugs
by Too Much Joy

G
Take a lot of drugs

You owe yourself some fun
            C
Drink a lot of beer
            G
I won’t tell no one

G
Have a lot of sex

Leave on all the lights
            C
Play a lot of pool
                G
Ignore the change in time

        C
When the world ain’t your friend
        G
And you ain’t got a friend in the world
D
Take a lot of drugs 
        C                G        C    G
And to another world you’ll be hurled

G
Take the day off work

Swear on live TV
            C
Burn all your clothes
            G
Roam naked and free

    C
When life ain’t your friend
        G
And your friends ain’t for life
D
Take a lot of drugs 
        C            G
And everything will be alright

        C
When the world ain’t your friend
        G
And you ain’t got a friend in the world
D
Take a lot of drugs 
        C                G
And to another world you’ll be hurled
    C                   G
To another world you’ll be hurled
    C                   G
To another world you’ll be hurled


Transcribed by Amazingly Andrew Yonda
www.amazinglyandrew.com

The ceiling's the limit

Well obvy the original saying is "the sky's the limit," but I think that's naively optimistic. In general, your limits are much lower. Wouldn't it be better to be a little more realistic? In fact, I recently read that people who have low expectations are the happiest, so if you say "Whelp, the ceiling's the limit" but then find yourself in the sky by some lucky chance, well, imagine the elation!

Or you could think about it this way: in astronomical terms, limiting yourself to the sky is relatively pitiful--you could go much, much further. Ha!