Topic: Daddy Said

This is a song all about getting started in the live music business, some of it is fact some with a little fiction added but all of it is true.

Daddy Said.

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[A] Ya cant make a living out of rock and roll.


Well [D] that's what my daddy said.


[E] Two hundred miles from one gig to the next.


[D] Drink and drugs and [A] sex.




[A] The next hotel looks just like the last.


And the [D] faces all look the same.


[E] A glass of wine and a mug of beer.


Is that [D] all you get for the [A] fame?




[D] Many a night in a [Daug] broken down van.


[Bm] Freezing to death in the [B7] snow.


Or [E] changing a tyre in the [C] pouring down rain.


I'm [D] telling you cos you aught to [F#] know. -[E]


(CHORUS)




It's a [A] hard life to live.


It's a [D] long hard climb to the top.


It's [E] harder when you get to the peak.


It's [D] easy to let go and [A] drop.





It's a [A] hard life to live.


Are you [D] sure you want to live like that?


I've been [E] there myself, driving up and down the roads.


And [D] that's what my daddy [A] said.


[A] Ya cant make a living out of rock and roll.


Without [D] paying for the life you live.


[E] Jack ā€œDā€ will make you pay the toll.


The more you [D] drink the more you [A] give.


He [A] shook his head then he bought me a guitar.


[D] Got it from the second hand store.


He [E] drove me to the gigs and he paid for the rooms.


I guess he [D] couldn't do any [A] more.


[D] Many a night in a [Daug] broken down van.


[Bm] Freezing to death in the [B7] snow.


Or [E] changing a tyre in the [C] pouring down rain.


I'm [D] telling you cos you aught to [F#] know.-[E]


(CHORUS)




Words & Music by Phill Williams.March 2nd 2020.





 

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

Re: Daddy Said

I like this song- it plays fairly  easy

It certainly gives a great insight to the " glamorous" world of performers.

people just assume bc you're on the stage that everything is perfect.  No one accounts for the ridiculous amount of time rehearsing and learning songs are involved, not to mention time away from loved ones.  I think you could probably write 10 more verses on the stuff that's difficult. I'm sure some of the peeps on here could give some ideas from their experiences.

Thanks for the song Phill   - looking forward to your posting it as a recording.

JIm     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: Daddy Said

Enjoyed that Phill - Would love to hear how you perform it.     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

Re: Daddy Said

thanks Jim, I'm happy to say you were first to see it, and that you helped me to up-load it, I didn't think a simple thing like writing a single B in square brackets would throw the whole thing into a tizzy!
My grandmother actually helped me buy my second guitar (not my dad as in the song) my first broke within a few days !!! slight adjustments you understand also he never ran me around to gigs or pay for hotel rooms though he was a lorry driver so he knew all about driving up and down the motorways!
broken down vans, punctures and driving home in the heavy snow with no heating, are all true and as you say; people don't see the hours of rehearsal, scrimping for cash to buy equipment, hours driving to gigs, hours on stage then driving home again. drink and drugs were never on my to-do list, but I knew guys that did. 
ps; guess what chopro just did it again hence no brackets.     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

Re: Daddy Said

Hi Jeff. glad you enjoyed it, I'm in the process of recording it as we speak. I do it in a rock and roll, almost Chuck Berry style, if it turns out good I will post it later tonight.     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

Re: Daddy Said

you can find the recording here

https://soundcloud.com/iphillfine/daddy-said     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.