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  1. No Shame

From the recording Phthalo Blue

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