The Man Who Found The Lost Chord

This song has nothing to do with the great Jimmy Durante song, but is my attempt to get some new chords into my life as per the challenge, including the infamous Bm7b5 (which I think I’ve done in second position, but correct me if I’m wrong). Thanks for setting a difficult challenge, it’s about time I did more than ‘Three chords and the Truth’. Cheers!
The Man Who Found The Lost Chord
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Praise the Lord I found the lost chord while playing my axe one day
I’d always been a bedroom strummer, but there I was noodling away
I heard the lost chord record by the Moody Blues
Now I walk in Justin Hayward’s shoes
I’ll use that chord at every opportunity
It’s my passport to fame and promiscuity

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I’m the kinda guy who swears by three chords and the truth
But my playing’s not improved much ever since I was a youth
But this chord’s sent my licks to a new dimension
And my geetar is now a penis extension
I’m starting to sound a bit like Pete Townshend
Though I’m driving the neighbours clean round the bend

Chorus
I’m the man who found the lost chord
That’s what they all say
I’m the real deal, I won’t be ignored
You can hear it in the way I play
I’m the man who found the lost chord
That’s me
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So, I headed out to LA to form me a stellar band
In search of fun and sun and more out there in Lala Land
I’ll take the fifth amendment on whether I did coke
But my fretboard’s so hot it’s covered in smoke
And ’ve found the secret to playing like the clappers
Using modes and scales like the late, great Frank Zappa

Chorus
I’m the man what found the lost chord
That’s what they all say
I’m the real deal, I won’t be ignored
You can hear it by the way I play
I’m the man what found the lost chord
That’s me
Bridge
Well, I woke up this morning and found my lost chord was gone
It was just a dream that I dreamt all along
Bugger!

-ends-

Responses

  1. Thanks, Andy and Paul for your kind comments. When I was at school I was class clown, and I guess I always will be. I’ll more than settle for that role though if it makes people laugh, as we all need a chuckle in these strange times. Cheers.

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jose, I haven’t been called ‘saucy’ in years: I love it! Reminds me of Eric Idle’s brillant theme song for ‘One Foot in the Grave: ‘It’s true my body has seen better days. But give me half a chance and I can still misbehave’ Ian: you’re not wrong, mate, but as the Good Book says. ‘The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak’ Thanks guys.

  3. Thanks, Rebecca. I’m a bit basic when it comes to playing, but I am eager to learn so welcomed this challenge. Julie Anne’s video was really helpful, and made me realise that in the case of sus chords I am using some of them already – I just didn’t know what they were called! To be frank, I hope we get more of this sort of challenge as no knowledge is wasted and keeping learning as we get older is incredibly important to stave off the inevitable for as long as possible! Cheers.

  4. Thanks, Cath. I think I manged to get sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll into this song – and nobody seemed to mind! Hope your wrist is on the mend and you will be able to enter the main competition, as well as the next monthly. Cheers.