The Daily Frail Episode 26

Play and sing Eastbound and Down with Dear Old Dad .

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Eastbound and Down
4/4 Time Key of G

(CHORUS)
G                                  Em
East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'

C                    D                Em  
We're gonna do what they say can't be done

            G                                  Em
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there

C                  D                G
I'm eastbound just watch ol' Bandit run

(verse 1)
Em
Keep your foot hard on the pedal. Son, never mind them brakes

C                          D               Em
Let it all hang out ‘cause we got a run to make

Em                                          C
The boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there's beer in Texarkana

D
And we'll bring it back no matter what it takes

(verse 2)
Em
'Ol Smokey's got them ears on and he's hot on your trail

C              D                   Em
He ain't gonna rest 'til you're in jail

Em
So you got to dodge 'im and you got to duck  'im

           C
You got to keep that diesel truckin'

D
Just put that hammer down and give it hell

DownTube

This afternoon I turned off the videos on my YouTube channel.

Everything is fine. Nobody is ill or angry. It’s just time to make changes, so I’m making changes.

The Daily Frail will continue, as will the Daily Frailer’s group.

In the next few weeks we will be launching our new video project. Keep an eye on frailingbanjo.com for announcements.

God bless,
-Patrick

Goodbye Chuck Barris

To say that The Gong Show had an impact on my life is like saying water is wet. My father and I watched it together howling with laughter. It was funny and happy and just a little dangerous.

I watched the show like an instruction manual. Dad said that The Gong Show was Vaudeville’s last gasp. I would take note of the jokes that made Dear Old Dad laugh and perform them at school the next day.

One gag that stands out in my memory was something a Gong Show contestant called “The Great napkin Trick”. The next day I stood up in front of my first grade class, performed “The Great Napkin Trick”. My classmates seemed to think it was gross and funny.

Alas, Sister Mary Margret did not find “The Great napkin Trick” funny. In fact, she slapped me so many times I lost count. Then she had a priest lecture me about doing perverted things with napkins in class.

I asked the priest if I could do perverted things with napkins at home and he slapped me.

Wondering if the routine would go over better if I used my finger instead of my tongue, I pulled another napkin out of my pocket and performed “The Great Napkin Trick” with my finger instead of my tongue.

The priest slapped me and sent me back to class.

The Gong Show was my first taste of comedic anarchy. It was like prep school before moving on to the Marx Brothers.

Thank you, Chuck Barris. For the laughter with my dad and the laughter as I got my ass beat by offended clergy. You were one funny son of a gun.

The Daily Frail Episode 22

Playing and singing in 3/4 time.

Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot?
3/4 Time Key of G

G
Who's gonna shoe your pretty little foot?
C                      G
Who's gonna hold your hand?
C                     G
Who's gonna kiss your red ruby lips?
D7             G
Who's gonna be your man?

Papa's gonna shoe my pretty little foot,
Mama's gonna hold my hand,
Sister's gonna kiss my red ruby lips,
I don't need no man.

I don't need no man,
I don't need no man,
Sister's gonna kiss my red ruby lips,
I don't need no man.

The fastest train I ever did ride,
Was a hundred coaches long,
And the only woman I ever did love,
Was on that train and gone.

On that train and gone, boys,
On that train and gone,
The only woman I ever did love,
On that train and gone.

Who's gonna shoe your pretty little f00t?
Who's gonna hold your hand?
Who's gonna kiss your red ruby lips?
Who's gonna be your man?

Papa's gonna shoe my pretty little f00t,
Mama's gonna hold my hand,
Sister's gonna kiss my red ruby lips,
I don't need no man.

I don't need no man,
I don't need no man,
Sister's gonna kiss my red ruby lips,
I don't need no man.

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