Ukulele

brook adams

Story

This was a demo which came out rather well...

Lyrics

Barefoot boy come a runnin' inside,
"It's the water!", he cried, "I believe the island is sinking!"
Papa declared, "It's only the tide." and his mama cried,
"Son, you're much too young to be drinking."
The boy said, "You gotta believe your eyes.
When the water began to rise,
Scariest thing that I have ever seen."

Getting deeper now than a while ago, well he told 'em so
But they didn't know, their island was a submarine.

Down below in the boiler room,
"Gonna activate the volcano soon.", Said the captain.
Up above at the water side,
People terrified as the rising tide is lappin'.
Gonna get in the boats and row.
When they see the volcano blow.
But then the weirdest thing that they have ever seen.

In the mountainside a big door appears and the captain says,
"You can come in here! 'Cause your island is a submarine."

Everybody knows, it must be time to go.

They don't care what the captain say,
People paddled the boats away.
Smoke came outta the mountain top.
Elevation began to drop.
Captain singing a pirate song,
Down the hatch and the island's gone.

You better hold on to your canoe,
And a couple of blankets too.
And pay attention to everything you've seen.

'Cause when the pressure falls and the island sinks
And the levees break and the light bulbs blink.
You may be living on a submarine.

Performers: Brook, Keith and Tim
Writer(s): DeLange, Alter

Story

One night at Keith's house with some beer and ukuleles. That smooth pretty voice is my bruddah Keith Blackwell. and the bass is the Big Millah Bruddah, Tim.

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Todd Rundgren

Story

Todd is Godd...

Performer: Brook Adams
07/24/2014
Writer: Brook Adams

Story

Last fall I was walking around Northwest Portland with Sandy Brown. We were putting up posters for a big ceramics show. This ridiculous little refrain crept into my brain and would not leave me until I had three verses.

 

Lyrics

But Ya Gotta Ooka: Brook Adams

You could be a coconut a-floatin' on the sea.
You could be a Kookaburra sittin' in a tree.
You could be whatever you could ever wanna be.
But ya gotta ooka ooka ooka le-le.


ooka ooka ooka ooka, ooka ooka ooka ooka
ooka ooka ooka ooka le-le

ooka ooka ooka ooka, ooka ooka ooka ooka
ooka ooka ooka le-le bay-bee.

You could be a lion or a tiger in the zoo.
You could be a monkey or a pteradactyl too.
You could do whatever you could ever wanna do.
But ya gotta ooka ooka ooka le-le.

 

You could see a flyin' saucer way up in the sky.
You couls see an elvis or a bigfoot passing by.
You could try whatever you could ever wanna try.
But ya gotta ooka ooka ooka le-le.

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Jerry Riopelle

Story

I spent my early twenties in the southwest. One of my favorite regional performers was the singer songwriter Jerry Riopelle.

Native American guy monster of soul and a pal of Lindsey Buckingham. Look him up... you won't be disappointed.

brook adams

Story

It must have been Mongols!

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer(s): Van Halen

Story

Cant'cha see me standin' there I got my back against the record machine....

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Brook... sorta

Story

A song with no chords and two words.

Best performed with a many people and few inhibitions.

Apologies for the Tiko Tiko quote at the end.

Lyrics

Danny Bonaduce

Danny Bonaduce

Danny Bonaduce

(lather, rinse, repeat)

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Brook Adams

Story

I recorded this in my car while parked at the laundromat.

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Led Zeppelin

Story

Led Zeppelin Baby! Gonna find the queen of all mah dreams!

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