Signs Five Man Electrical Band
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##Date: Tue, 04 Jul 1995 03:52:03 -0700##"SIGN", recorded by Five Man Electrical Band.##(Intro: D Dsus2 D D Dsus2 D D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D) And the s[C]ign said "L[G]ong-haired freaky people[D] need not app[G]ly"
So [D]I tucked my hair up [A]under my hat, and I w[G]ent in to ask him w[A]hy
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He said "You look like a fine, upstanding young man, I think you'll do"
So I t[D]ook off my hat and said "Im[A]agine that! Heh, [G]me workin' for y[A]ou!"
Whoa, s[D]ign sign [C]everywhere a s[G]ign
Bl[D]ockin' out the scenery, bre[G]akin' my mind
D A C/G D (+ intro suspensions)
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?
And the s[C]ign said anybody c[G]aught trespassin'[D] would be shot out of s[G]ight
So I ju[D]mped on the fence and I ye[A]lled at the house
"Hey,[G] what gives you the r[A]ight?
You put up a fence to keep me out but to keep Mother Nature in,
If God was here he'd tell you to your face, "Man you're some kind of sinner!"
Now h[A]ey there mister can't you read?
You g[G]otta have a shirt and t[D]ie to get a seat
You can't even watch, no y[A]ou can't even
Y[G]ou ain't supposed to [D]be here........
S[C]ign said you g[G]ot to have a membership c[D]ard to get ins[G]ide...Uhhh!
(instrumental) (then slow)
And the s[C]ign said "E[G]verybody welcome, come [D]in, kneel down and p[G]ray"
But when they pa[D]ssed around the plate and they e[A]mptied it all
I d[G]idn't have a penny to p[A]ay
So I [Bm]got me a pen and a [Bm/A]paper, and I m[Em]ade up my own little [G6/A]sign
I said "Th[D]ank you Lord for th[A]inkin' about me, I'm al[G]ive and doin' fi[A]ne!"
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Subject: Re: RE:Signs
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1993 16:08:25 GMT
>Here you are:
>D C G
>Signs, signs, everywhere signs
>D C G
>Blockin' up the scenery, messin' my mind
>Do this, don't do that
>Can't you read the signs
We sorted this out on rec.music.makers.guitar.tablature last term - I've got a
copy on my hard disk at home, so I'll bring it in over the weekend.
In the meantime, the chorus goes
[D]Signs, signs, [C]everywhere [G]signs
[D]Blockin' up the scenery,[C] messin[G]' my mind
D A <<< different
Do this, don't do that
Can't you read the[C] signs
[--] From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Mitchell)
Subject: SIGNS by Five Man Electrical Band
Covered by Tesla on their Five Man Acoustical Jam album...
uncreditted I might add...
From memory, C/F/G I think, insert choruses as applicable:
And the sign said
anyone caught trespassin will be shot on site
so I jumped on the fence and I yelled at the house
HEY! What gives you the right?
To put up a fence to shut me out
or to shut mother nature in
If god was here he'd tell it to your face
Man, your some kind of sinner!
And the sign said
long haired freaky people need not apply.
So I tucked up my hair under my hat
and I went in to ask him why!
He said you look like a fine outstanding young man
I think you do.
So I took off my hat and said imagine that!
HAH! Me! Working for you!
Signs sign, every signs
Blocking out the scenery
Breaking my mind
Do this-do that
Don't do that!
Cant you read the signs... (not sure about that line)
Now see here mister cantcha read?
Ya got to have shirt and tie to get a seat!
You can't even watch no you can't eat.
You ain't supposed to be hear!
And the sign said everyone welcome
come in, kneel now and pray
But when they passed round the plate at the end of it all
I didn't have a penny to pay!
So I got me a pen and paper
And I made up my own little sign
It says thank you lord for thinkin bout me
I'm alive and doin fine.
PM (also check out ABSOLUTELY RIGHT (now a mustang commercial)
and STRANGER HERE by the 5manelectricalband... Ottawa's best 60's)