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It must have been Mongols!

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: 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(s): Van Halen

Story

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

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Todd Rundgren

Story

Todd is Godd...

Performer: Brook Adams
Writer: Led Zeppelin

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

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.

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.

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