Audio

No Shame

04:12
Bill Vaughan, James Cotton, John Greeley, Mac Walter
01/01/15
Bill Vaughan

Story

This is the opening track for Phthalo Blue--first conceived in the mid 1980's, it has undergone several iterations, finally ending as this one.

Lyrics

1. No Shame (Bb)

 

Intro (piano and voice): Bb          Eb              Bb7           F

Verse 1:                      Bb                                Bb7                             

No shame, no shame—the way she used to talk

Bb                                                                    Bb7    

No shame, no shame —the way she used to walk

Eb7                                                                                    Eb7

No blame, no blame —there’s nothing to do

Bb                                                  Bb7    

No shame, no shame —and she knew it too

F                                                         

Rose just stood there in the rain, she didn’t give a damn

Gb                                                      

And had to go out dancing, like the fool that I am

G                                                   Ab/Db                         A/D                             Bb              F7                                     

Naked as a jaybird, and happy as a clam, it was shameless

                                                          

Verse 2:

I hear she’s from Virginia, just like Virginia Dare

I was looking in there—but there was no Virginia there

The neighbors were talking—and gasping for air

It was all very shocking—but Rose didn’t care

Well it’s a long way from the foothills, a long way to the shack

A long way to the cottage by the rusty old track

She may be from Virginia but she ain’t never going back, she’s shameless, singing:

 

Chorus: Bb7                                                    Bb7                                                     

Sha la la la--sha la la la la         Sha la la la--sha la la la la

Bb7                                                                  Bb7            B                C                Db   

Sha la la la--sha la la la la         Sha la la la--sha la la la la

 

 

Solo over 2nd half of verse form:                   Eb7            Bb 

Vocal back in over last part of verse

 

My soul is aching, there’s no mistaking

I still don’t understand how the Earth kept quaking

Shake it but don’t break it wrap it up and I’m taking, cause I’m shameless

 

Verse 3:

It’s totally shameless—the way she used to talk

It’s totally shameless—the way she used to walk

I’m totally blameless—there’s nothing to do

It’s totally shameless—and she knew it too

How I miss my wild Rose, how I miss the rain

Considering the circumstance I kinda lost my train

Even after all these years I’d take her back again It’s shameless

 

Chorus 2:

We’re all singing:

Sha la la la--sha la la la la         Sha la la la--sha la la la la

Sha la la la--sha la la la la         Sha la la la--sha la la la la