Guitarzan – Song Lyric Sunday – Musical Instruments

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Guitarzan – Song Lyric Sunday – Musical Instruments

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This week the theme is songs that feature a musical instrument of any kind.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/03/12/musical-instruments/

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First song with a musical instrument I thought of. I guess I’m in the mood for being silly today for some reason.

This is actually the first time I’d seen the video, but remember the song well from way back then. This video is so funny, yet so bizarre!  I’ve liked Ray Stevens novelty songs for years, and he has a bunch of them.

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From a Wiki article:

“Gitarzan” is a novelty song released by Ray Stevens in 1969 about a character who lives in a jungle and forms a musical band with his female partner, Jane, and their pet monkey. The song features Tarzan‘s jungle calls, scat singing, and a funky boogie-woogie, as well as a quote from the song “Swinging on a Star“, with the line “Carrying moonbeams home in a jar” superimposed over an insistent G Major ostinato. The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 31 May 1969 and #10 in Canada in May 1969. It did best in New Zealand, where it reached #2.[1] The music and lyrics were written by Stevens with a title supplied by Bill Justis. Justis is officially credited as Bill Everette.

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“Guitarzan”, by Ray Stevens, can be found on his 1969 album of the same name. It was written by Ray Stevens and Bill Everette, and is on the Monument label.

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He’s free as the breeze
He’s always at ease
He lives in the jungle and hangs by his knees
As he swings through the trees
With a trapeze in his B.V.D.s

He’s got a union card and he’s practicing hard
To play, the guitar, gonna be a big star
Yeah, he’s gonna go far
And carry moonbeams home in a jar
He ordered Chet’s guitar course C.O.D.
Makes A and E and he’s working on B
Dig C & W and R & B and even the chimpanzees agree
That one day soon he’ll be a celebrity
Get it, get it, get it, get it

Gitarzan, he’s a guitar man
He’s all you can stand
Give him a hand, Gitarzan

He’s got a girl named Jane
With no last name
Kinda homely and plain
But he loves her just the same
‘Cause she kindles the flame
And it drives him insane
When he hears her say
She really does her thing
It’s her claim to fame
Come on sing one Jane
Baby, baby, oh baby

Baby, oh baby
(How about that, that’s it from Jane, yeah
(Thank you, folks)

They’ve got a pet monkey
He likes to get drunky and sing boogie woogie
And it sounds real funky
Come on, your turn boy
Sing one monkey, you go

(Let’s hear it for the monkey)

On Saturday night they need some excitement
Jane gets right and the monkey gets tight
And their voices unite
In the pale moonlight
And it sounds all right

Yeah, it’s dynamite, it’s out of sight
Let’s hear it right now
Baby, baby oh baby, baby
Shut up baby, I’m trying to sing
Baby
Get it, get it, get it, get it

Gitarzan, and his jungle band
They’re all you can stand
Give him a hand, Gitarzan (hey baby)

Gitarzan, and his jungle band
They’re all you can stand
Give him a hand, Gitarzan Writer/s: Bill Everette, Ray Stevens
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

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