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Last Word

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
I was on a hike walkin’ all over this land
When I ran into a man who didn’t have a head…band.
His hair was in his eyes when I met him on the trail,
So he was havin’ trouble cuttin’ off his toe…nail.

verse two:
I was on a boat on an ocean-going trek
When I saw a sailor dancin’ on a poop…deck.
In the water was a mermaid
Wearin’ nothin’ but her skin,
And she turned out to be a livin’ dol…phin.

chorus:
To make what you’ve heard
Not sound so absurd,
Don’t make up your mind so fast.
Hang on till the very last word.

verse three:
She was lookin’ sweet as any candy in a dish,
So I couldn’t keep from givin’ her a lic…orice.
We were playin’ hide-and-seek
And looked behind a wall,
And saw a fella throwin’ up a foot…ball.

verse four:
Daddy’s always tellin’ me that I’m his pride and joy.
That means a lot comin’ from a cow…boy.
And Mama keeps her fancy saddle in the tackle shack.
She likes it but she’d rather ride bare…back.

(repeat chorus twice)

Key of B
111 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | B | E F# | E | F# |
Verse: | B | E F# | E | 6/4 F# | 4/4 B | E F# | E | 6/4 F# |
Turnaround: 4/4 | B | E F# | E | F# |
Verse
Chorus: 4/4 | G#m | C#7 | E | F# | G#m | C#7 | E | F# |
Solo: | B | E F# | E | F# | B | E F# | E | F# |
Verse
Turnaround 2: 4/4 | B | E F# |
Verse
Chorus
Turnaround 3: | B | B |
End Chorus: | G#m | C#7 | E | F# | G#m | C#7 | | E | F# | F# | F#7(b9) | F#9 |
Outro: | B | E F# | E | F# | B ||

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Puzzle

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
We shiver and complain
While she’s laughin’ and dancin’
Through the pouring rain.
We get soaked to the skin,
And she’s lovin’ every muddy puddle we step in.
Smilin’, swayin’.
Guess she hears a different drummer playin’.

verse two:
Her outfits never match—
Wavy stripes, polka dots, and a paisley patch.
Wacky socks, crazy hair—
People gotta wonder who that is in there.
The only clue is in her name—
The one she answers to is…

chorus:
Puzzle.
It’s hard to tell how all the pieces fit.
Puzzle.
Kinda strange, but we don’t mind a bit.
The grown-ups call her somethin’ else.
They’re right; she’s somethin’ else,
That Puzzle.

verse three:
Tomorrow she’ll be gone.
She says it’s time her family was movin’ on.
One more day, then we’ll see
If there’s any gettin’ back to how it used to be.
Go on, try to.
She can leave, but we’ll never say goodbye to…

(repeat chorus twice)

tag:
The only clue is in her name.
The one she answers to is…
Puzzle.

Key of E
129 bpm
[no thirds in E chords except in solo]
Intro: 4/4 | E | E | E | E |
Verse: | E | E | E | E | Am | Am | E | E | G | A | G | A |
Turnaround: | E | E | E | E |
Verse
Chorus: | Bm | Bm | Am | Am | Bm | Bm | Am | Am | | C | D | C | D |
½ Turnaround: | E | E |
Solo: | E | E | E | E | A | A | E | E | G | A | G | A |
Turnaround
Verse
Chorus
Chorus
½ Turnaround
Tag: | G | A | G | A | A |
Outro: | E | E | E | E | E | E | E | E ||

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Hum

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
What’s goin’ on?
It’s so unlike you.
Why are you keeping mum?
Usually you will talk for days.
Now you just hum.

verse two:
I notice there’s a
Tube of toothpaste
Next to a tube of glue.
When you went to brush,
Did you by chance
Mix up the two?

chorus one:
Am I correct your lips
Are stuck together?
And you’re feelin’
Kind of stupid now?
They probably won’t
Stay that way forever.
One day you’ll speak again,
But I’m not sure how.

verse three:
As we conduct communication
Now and the days to come,
I can tell you all about myself
While you just hum.

verse four:
Now I’m gonna need
Your brand-new skateboard,
Just for a week or so.
I’m sure it’s fine,
But if that’s not okay,
Then just say no.

chorus two:
It’s pretty hard to tell
When you’re so mumbly,
But I get the feelin’ that You’re hungry now.
Somebody’s little
Stomach’s gettin’ grumbly.
Someday you’ll eat again,
But I’m not sure how.

verse five:
I brought along
A great big sandwich.
Sorry you can’t
Have some.
It’s so full of pure Deliciousness,
It makes me hum.
Mmm.

verse six:
There in the corner
Of your mouth’s
A spot where we
Might break through.
Let’s insert a straw
And then roll in
A crumb or two.

chorus three:
I know that you would Rather have a plateful,
But please put away that Pouty face, old chum.
It’s not attractive
To appear ungrateful,
And you are the one
Who did that thing
That was so dumb.
Let’s hum!

Key of D
110 bpm
Piano Intro: 4/4 | D | G A | D | G Asus A |
Intro: 2/4 | D | G A | D | G A |
Verse 1: | D | G A | D | C A | G D/F# | Em D/F# | Bm A | G A |
Turnaround: | D | G A | D | G A |
Verse 2: | D | G A | D | C A | G D/F# | Em D/F# | Bm A | G A | D | D |
Chorus: | Bb(b5) | Bb(b5) | Bb | Bb | F | F | F | F |
| Bb(b5) | Bb(b5) | Bb | Bb | Em | Em | A | A |
Verse 3: | D | G A | D | C A | G D/F# | Em D/F# | Bm A |G A |
Turnaround
Verse 4: | D | G A | D | C A | G D/F# | Em D/F# | Bm A | G A | D | D |
Chorus
Turnaround
Verse 5: | D | G A | D | C A | G D/F# | Em D/F# | Bm A | G A |
Turnaround
Verse 6: | D | G A | D | C A | G D/F# | Em D/F# | Bm A | G A | D | D |
Chorus
Outro: | D | G A | D | C A | G D/F# | Em D/F# | Bm A | G A | D | G A | D | G A |
| D | C A | G D/F# | Em D/F# | Bm A | G A | D A/C# | G/B A | G A | D ||

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Woke Up Cranky

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
My little brother’s a pretty good kid.
We’re lucky he turned out as well as he did.
But he has his moments, and he had one of those
When I plucked a pillow feather and tickled his nose.
He…

chorus:
Woke up cranky. Woke up cranky.
He was shriekin’ and freakin’ and threatenin’ to hit,
Yellin’, rebellin’, not happy one bit.
Tears were flowin’—he was throwin’ a fit.
He woke up cranky. Woke up cranky.
No doubt about it.

verse two:
Maybe it was somethin’ he ate last night.
Could be his PJs were fittin’ too tight.
All I said was, “You belong in a zoo,”
And he whacked me on the head with his tennis shoe.
He…

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
Mom was calm—she simply said,
“Looks like you got up on the wrong side of the bed.”
My brother didn’t like it when she talked so sweet,
So he poured his apple juice all over her feet.

chorus three:
He woke up cranky. Woke up cranky.
Whammin’ and slammin’ his bear on the wall,
Shakin’ and takin’ it out on us all.
His lid was flippin’, he was tippin’ to fall.
He woke up cranky. Woke up cranky.
He was shriekin’ and freakin’ and threatenin’ to hit,
Yellin’, rebellin’, not happy one bit.
He didn’t quit till he was covered in spit.
He woke up cranky. Woke up cranky. Woke up cranky.
No doubt about it.

Key of C
136 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | C F | G C | C F | G C |
Verse: | C F | G C | C F | G C | C F | G Am | F | F | G | G |
Chorus: | Am | F | Am | F | Am | F | Am | F | G | G | Am | F | Am | F G |
Turnaround: | C | G |
Verse
Chorus
Turnaround 2: | C | C |
Bridge: | Em | Em | Am | Am | F | F | G | G# G |
Solo: | Am | F | Am | F | Am | F | G | G |
Chorus 3: | Am | F | Am | F | Am | F | Am | F | G | G | Am | F | Am | F | Am | F | Am | F | G | G |
outro: | Am | F | Am | F | Am | F G | C ||

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Squish It Up

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

Intro:
Squish it up.
Squish it up.

verse one:
Avocado
In a bowl-e.
Squish it up—
Guacamole.

verse two:
Supernova.
Holy mol-y.
Squish it up—
Black-a-hol-e.

bridge:
Sometimes a little bit
Of this and that
Can turn into
Something new.
So, before that thing
You’re looking at
Turned into what
It turned into,
Well, you can bet
That it went through…
A squish-it-up.

interlude:
Squish it up

verse three:
Take-a some coal
And put the time in.
Squish it up—
You’ve got a diamond.

verse four:
Elephante
And a rhino.
Squish ‘em up—
Elephino.

(repeat bridge)

tag:
Squish it up.
Squish it up.
Squish it up.

Key of A (to start)
93 bpm
intro: 4/4 ||: A G A D | E A G A :|| repeat 4 times
Verse 1: ||: A G A D | E A G A :|| repeat 4 times
(modulate up ½ step)
Verse 2: ||: Bb Ab Bb Eb | F Bb Ab Bb :|| repeat 2 times
(modulate down ½ step)
||: A G A D | E A G A :|| repeat 2 times
Chorus: | Em | A7 | Em | A7 | Em | A7 | Bm A7 | G7 | E | E |
Turnaround: ||: A G A D | E A G A :|| repeat 2 times
(modulate up ½ step)
Verse 3 : ||: Bb Ab Bb Eb | F Bb Ab Bb :|| repeat 4 times
(modulate up ½ step)
Verse 4: ||: B A B E | F# B A B :|| repeat 2 times
(modulate down ½ step)
||: Bb Ab Bb Eb | F Bb Ab Bb :|| repeat 2 times
Chorus 2: | Fm | Bb7 | Fm | Bb7 |
| Fm | Bb7 | Cm Bb7 | Ab7 | F | F | ~ |
Outro: ||: Bb Ab Bb Eb | F Bb Ab Bb :|| repeat 4 times

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Good Day for Spiders

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
Hey, Duke? Yeah.
Remember that skeeter
That flew in from the south?
Yeah.
There’s a little bitta his bottom
Hangin’ outta yo mouth.
Oh, thank ya, sweetie.
Hey, Deb? Yeah.
Surprise for ya, darlin’:
I’m excited to serve
Crème de itty-bitty-go-fly-by—
That’s an aphid hors d’oeuvre.
Kiss me right now!

chorus:
Good day for spiders Duke and Deb.
A whole lotta insects in their web.
In this strong and sticky neighborhood,
It’s a good day for spiders.
For bugs, not so good.

verse two:
Hey, Deb? Yeah.
Have you seen that locust
That you wrapped recently? Um…
Yo, the one that broke off a feeler
When he tried to get free?
Well, Duke, Yeah.
If I’m not mistaken,
He’s under this twig.
May I fetch him for you, my soul mate
So hairy and big?
Yes, you may!

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
As we’re weavin’, we’re believin’
There’s prey in sight.
It’s our ilk to spin our silk
All day and night.

(repeat chorus three times)

Key of G
115 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | G7 | C9 | G7 | D9 |
Verse: | G7 | C9 | A7 | D9 | G7 | C9 | A7 | D9 | C9 | C9 | G7 | G7 | C9 | C9 | A7 | D9 |
Chorus: | G7 | C9 | G7 | C9 | G7 | C9 | Eb9 | D9 |
Turnaround: | G7 | C9 | G7 | D9 |
Verse
Chorus
Turnaround 2: | G7 | G7 |
Bridge: | Bb | A | Dm Dm(maj7) | Dm7 Dm6 | G | G | Eb9 | D9 |
Solo: | C9 | C9 | G7 | G7 | C9 | C9 | Eb7 | D9 |
Chorus and Fade

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Calling All the Elephants

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
My little sister got a little blister
Swingin’ on the monkey bars,
Yodelin’ just like Tarzan,
Calling all the elephants.

verse two:
Little Tommy kissed her, and my little sister
Tied him to a big ol’ tree.
Pretty soon it sounded like he was
Calling all the elephants.

bridge:
You would be mistaken
If you believed there are things
She can’t do
’Cause she’s a girl.

verse three:
My little sister got another blister
Learnin’ how to play guitar.
The only song she knows so far is
“Calling All the Elephants.”

verse four:
My little sister’s dog’s named Mister
Barker, and her cat’s named Purr.
You oughta hear ’em all rehearsing
“Calling All the Elephants.”
(repeat bridge)

verse five:
My little sister wrote a tongue twister:
“Lively little lizards leap a lot,
And if they’re lucky little lizards,
Leap aloft and land alive.”
So I put it right here in verse five of
“Calling All the Elephants.”

verse six:
My little sister’s little lizard hissed her
When she played the next chord wrong.
But now I guess it’s part of this song called
“Calling All the Elephants.”

Key of E
70 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | Cmaj7 | Eb | F G G+ |
Verse: | E | G | F# | B |
Verse
Chorus: | E7 | A | F# | B B+ |
Verse
Verse
Chorus 2: | E7 | A | F# | 2/4 B |
Solo: 4/4 | Cmaj7 | Eb | F | E | Cmaj7 | Eb | F G G+ |
Verse 5: | E | G | G | F# | B |
Verse 6: | E | G (D#m7b5) | F# | B | Am | B |
Outro: | Cmaj7 | Eb | F | E | Cmaj7 | Eb | F G G+ | E ||

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Counting One, Two, Three

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
I went walking in the woods one day.
It was chilly, chilly, chilly, chill chill-eee.
I encountered seven counting crows.
They were silly, silly, silly, sill sill-eee.
With their feet, they kept the beat.

chorus:
They were counting one, two, three.
They were counting one, two, three.
They were counting one, two, three.
It was really quite a sight to see.
This cute, clever counting corps
Went to three, but not to four.
At the end, I wanted more.
They said with glee, “One, two, three.”
That was all they’d count for me.

verse two:
I went walking in a field one day.
It was chilly, chilly, chilly, chill chill-eee.
I encountered seven counting cows.
They were silly, silly, silly, sill sill-eee.
With their feet, they kept the beat.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
I was laughing with delight.
Almost eight beats but not quite.
Right, left, right, left, right, left, right.
Seven steps and then some reps.

“Reps” means repetitions here.
In this composition. Clear?
Four plus three makes seven beats.
In the chorus with repeats.

verse three:
I went walking on a street one day.
It was chilly, chilly, chilly, chill chill-eee.
I encountered seven counting kids.
They were silly, silly, silly, sill sill-eee.
With their feet, they kept the beat.

(repeat chorus)

Key of C
106 bpm
Intro: 2/4 | C | C | C | C |
Verse 1: | C | C | G | C | C | C | D | G | ~ | ~ |
Chorus: 7/8 | F | C | G | C | F | C | D | G G# G | G G# G |
Turnaround: 2/4 | C | C | C | C |
Verse
Chorus
Bridge: 2/4 | Am | Em | F | C | Dm | Am | F | G | F | G | F | G | F | G | F | G |
Turnaround
Verse
Chorus
Outro: 2/4 | C | C | C | C ||

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I’m Special

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

chorus:
I’m special, I’m special.
That’s what people tell me every day.
I’m special, I’m special.
Even when I’m horrible,
They say I’m adorable
And special in a special kind of way.

verse one:
I was pulling out the drawers
When I found a roll of tape.
Now when hamster rides on doggy’s back,
I’m pretty sure he won’t escape.
(repeat chorus)

verse two:
I was digging for some gold
And found a lot of worms instead.
They were cold and lonely in the ground,
So I put ’em in my sister’s bed.

(repeat chorus)

bridge:
I don’t understand
What they mean by “special,”
And I don’t think that I’m
Responsible for what I did.
I was only actin’ like a kid
Like the time…

verse three:
I was running through the house
And crashed into my mommy’s seat.
Just before she finally saved her work,
Well, somethin’ made her hit “delete.”

(repeat chorus)

Key of C
112 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | F G | Em Am | F G | C G |
Chorus: | C | F | C G | C G | C | F E7 | F D7 | Bb(b5) A7 | Dm7 G | C |
Verse: | F G | Em Am | F G | C | A7 | Dm7 Dm7/C | Bb | G G+ |
Chorus
Verse
Chorus 3: | C | F | C G | C G | C | F E7 | F D7 | Bb(b5) A7 | Dm7 G |
Bridge: | Ab | Ab | Eb | Eb | D | D | G | G7 |
Verse
Chorus 4: | C | F | C G | C G | C | F E7 | F D7 | Bb(b5) A7| Dm7 G | C G C ||

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Miriam’s Muse

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
At Miriam’s recital, the crowd shuffles in.
They all take their seats. It’s time to begin.
House lights go down as our girl takes the stage
With uncommon poise for someone her age.

verse two:
Then Mr. Alvarado lets go of a sneeze
That shoots something dreadful at one of the keys.
Miriam watches it fly on its way
And land on the first note that she wants to play.

bridge one:
Miriam suddenly needs to transpose
Or risk touching something from Mr. A’s nose.
One half step up—yeah, that should do the trick.
She’ll work it out or she’s gonna be sick.

bridge two:
She’s made it this far, but she’s run out of luck.
Due to vibrations, that thing’s come unstuck.
And now it starts moving like something possessed,
Putting young Miriam’s skill to the test.

verse three:
Since no one could decipher if what they just heard
Was awful or awfully good, they all deferred
To local art critic, Denise de Picard,
Who cried, “She’s a genius—she’s so avant-garde!”

verse four:
At Miriam’s recital, the crowd finally clears.
Then at the piano, a figure appears.
Armed with the hanky he’d forgotten to use,
A mortified Mr. A wipes away Miriam’s muse.

Key of D
158 bpm
Intro: 6/8 | D D/C# | D/B D/A | G D/F# | Em A |
Verse: | D D/C# | D/B D/A | G D/F# | Em A | F#m B7 | Em Gm | D Bm | Em A |
Verse
Bridge: | C# | F#m | B | Em Em7/D | C | B7 | Em Em7/D | C Bdim7 |
Modulate up ½ step
Solo 1: | Eb Eb/D | Eb/C Eb/Bb | Ab Eb/G| Fm Bb | Gm C7 | Fm Abm | Eb Cm | Fm Bb Eb |
Bridge 2: | D | Gm | C | Fm Fm7/Eb | C# | C7 | Fm Fm7/Eb | C# Cdim7 |
Solo 2: [ Starting in key of Db, improvise around first solo melody with random key
and tempo changes.]
Verse (key of D)
Verse
Ending: | D G A | D ||

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Never Ever

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
I would ride across the river on
A big ol’ angry alligator’s back.
I would munch on caterpillars for
A tasty, ticklish, mid-morning snack.
I would give up talkin’, call it quits,
Use my armpits to communicate.
But let my mashed potatoes
Touch the creamed corn on my plate?

chorus:
I would never ever ever,
I would never ever do that.
I may be crazy as a bat,
But I would never ever do that.

verse two:
I would sleep inside an igloo with
The air conditioner on super cool.
I would kiss a camel on the lips
And compliment him on his breath and drool.
I would wrestle a tornado down,
Save the whole town,
Emerge without a scratch.
But go to school or anywhere
With socks that do not match?
(repeat chorus new third line:
It’s not like I’m a scaredy-cat)

bridge:
That is that. I’m my own boss,
And there are lines I’ll never cross.
Never!

verse three:
I would parasail from Brooklyn Heights
To a pinpoint landing in St. Paul.
I would pester a rhinoceros
Sampling perfume at the shopping mall.
I would slide out on a frozen fjord
On some cardboard,
Laughin’ at the cracks below,
But miss the last ten minutes
Of my favorite TV show? No!
(repeat chorus new third line:
I might get myself laughed at)

(repeat chorus)

Key of E
122 bpm
Intro: 4/4 | E | A | E | E |
Verse: | A | B | E | C#7 | F#m | B7 | E | E9 | A | B7 | C#m B | F# | A | B |
Chorus: | E | E | A | B | E | E | A | B |
Turnaround: | E | E |
Verse
Chorus
Bridge: | C | C | G | B7 | B7 |
Solo: | E | E | A | B | E | B7 | E | E |
Verse
Chorus
Chorus
Ending: | E | E ||

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Acting Like a Baby

words and music by Randy & Dave
©2015 With Any Luck Music (BMI) and Song Wizard Music (ASCAP)

verse one:
“Quit actin’ like a baby.”
I hate it when they tell me that.
Anyone would cry
With lipstick in their eye
They got from tryin’ to paint the cat.
Now, peanut butter, that’s some sticky stuff—
You can only get it off
When you suck your thumb enough.
Don’t mean I’m actin’ like a baby.
I’m not actin’ like a baby.

verse two:
You’re callin’ this a tantrum?
You don’t even have a clue.
Of course I’m gonna wail,
My arms are gonna flail,
When I’m practicin’ the boogaloo.
I wear a diaper just because I’m busy.
My grandpa wears a diaper,
And he’s not a baby, is he?
I’m not actin’ like a baby.

bridge:
You might be bigger,
But far as I can see,
When you walk away,
You’re even littler than me.
You’re the baby.
How do you like it?

verse three:
I’m Daddy’s little genius—
It’s written right here on my bib.
Someone smart as me
Should be out there runnin’ free,
Not locked up in this stupid crib.
I’ve been known to hit the bottle,
Take the stroller for a jaunt,
But the truth is, I could quit anytime I want.
I’m not actin’ like a baby.

Key of D
123 bpm
[no thirds in D chords]
Intro: 4/4 | D | D | D | D |
Verse: | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | G7 | G7 | G7 | G7 | D | D | D | D |
Verse
Bridge: | A | A | A | A | D | D | D | D |
Solo: | D | D | D | D | G7 | G7 | D | D | A | G7 | D | D |
Verse
Outro: | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D | D ||

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