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Practice Set List | Live Ram 2021

Love Is a Terrible Thing to Waste | To Love a Wild Fire 2020

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Love Is a Terrible Thing to Waste | To Love a Wild Fire 2020

Key of A | (D harp)

= Verse 1-4

Take to the street to play music

got my amplify, open guitar case

 

All of the hookers and hustlers

gonna make em move, where they congregate

 

Pro-stit-tutions illegal

but ya’d never know, by the look of this place

 

Mind you I’ve got no problem

cause I tell you LOVE, is a terrible thing to waste

 

= Chorus 1

Ask me where Im goin’

Im a going way down to the dirty side of town

Ask me what I’ll be up to

I say Im a gonna spread a little love around

 

= Verse 5-8

 

Playing myself some guitar 

a big old smile, right across my face

 

I’ve been out here for 3 hours

I think its time, to smoke a little jay

 

Inspiration she finds me

on crowded sidewalks, just about any place

 

When Im with her I hold her so closely

cause I tell you LOVE is a terrible thing to waste

 

= Chorus 1

Ask me where Im goin’

Im a going way down to the dirty side of town

Ask me what I’ll be up to

I say Im a gonna spread a little love around

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Keep Warm | To Love a Wild Fire 2020

Key of D | (G harp)

Looking down on the Rocky Mountains
On a jet plane flying over
Peering out the window clouds pass me by

Well, I must have been crazy
To love a wild fire
A wildfire explodes then it’s gone

And a change in the weather
The wind changes direction
Just a signal that the fire’s gone cold

The times we spent in love
Are the times that last FOREVER
Sure gonna miss them when they’re gone

But they’ll keep me warm
Yes they keep me warm
Ohh, they Keep Me Warm
ALL THE TIME

Wishing you were here with me
Drinking my bourbon whiskey
Just one kiss of your lips would light up the sky

Streets of Philadelphia
Golden Sun of California
Freedom sings her song, the greatest gift of all

Well I’ve been around the world
This old world a few times
One thing I’ve learned I will explain

The times we spent in love
Are the times that last FOREVER
Sure gonna miss them when they’re gone

But they’ll keep me warm
Yes they keep me warm
Ohh, they Keep Me Warm
ALL THE TIME

Dont Matter Much, New Day Dawn | Not Yet Released

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Dont Matter Much, New Day Dawn | Not Yet Released

Key of G or F# | (C or B harp)

4X

Intro jam 

G              | C                 | G              | C

 

Verse———

Ain’t no right ain’t no wrong

when you sit and watch a new day dawn

Ain’t no wrong ain’t no right

been sittin’ since the dark of night

 

Walked myself to the edge of town,

made damn sure no one follow me down

Yes and to keep myself a little company,

Well I gotta little hipper from the whiskey family

 

Chorus ———

A               | A#              | B             | C

But it don’t, no it don’t, yes it don’t, 

matter much anyway

all alone, all alone, one and only, 

help me get my thinking straight

 

Verse———

Just cut the cable and the TV screen

just a rabid dog barking back at me.

So many voices chiming through my head

cant put a face to all the words just said.

 

Get more listening to the wind and rain

or the rumble of a diesel train  – here she come here she comes now babe

cause a mans a man and a facts a fact

but those are lies and we can’t be lied to like that

 

Chorus ———

A               | A#              | B             | C

But it don’t, no it don’t, yes it don’t, 

matter much anyway

all alone, all alone, one and only, 

help me get my thinking straight

 

SOLOS

Rotate instruments through the entire AB sections 

 

Throw a bone to the DRUMMER

Hear the drummer get wicked!!!  Hear here the drummer get wicked!

 

Verse———

You cant tell a lie through a song

and expect folks to listen all that long.

Guitar note catch a breeze and off it go,

and whos gonna catch em I don’t know.

 

Way over top a voice gonna hit that note

and you know it’s coming from a blueman’s throat.

thats my version of a TV screen,

you see it don’t have to be all obscene.

 

Chorus ———

A               | A#              | B             | C

But it don’t, no it don’t, yes it don’t, 

matter much anyway

all alone, all alone, one and only, 

help me get my thinking straight

 

Extended Jam & Rap ———————

2X

Hear the drummer get wicked . CAJON OFF THE HOOK!!!!!!!!

 

4X

Call:  Mamma wont you help me please

Response:  Mamma wont you help me please

4X

Call:  Got something to say about my mamma/baby?

Response:  My mamma’s love will set you free

 

My Mamma’s love will set you free, 

My Mammas love will set you free, 

My Mamma’s love will set you free, 

My Mammas love will set you free, 

 

SET YOU FREE!!!!!

Do It RIght | Not Yet Released

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Key of B | (E harp)

Intro jam 

A Section ——

B                                 | A              

B                                 | A          

B                                 | A              

B                                 | A        

B Section ——

F#             A                F#               

E               F#              F#F#F#F#   A  

 

Verse———

A

No sight of the man on the interstate,

spent a mess of time trucking on the road today

I got a one way ticket babe the diesel down

and I’m blowing off doors as I pass each town

B

As I pass each town ,,,, lord I pass each town

As I pass each town ,,,, Laying that diesel down

 

Chorus ———

2X Mark Sings Mercedes SKAT

If you gonna do it, do it right,,,,Grab your woman treat her right 

2X Mercedes Sings Mark SKAT

If you gonna do it, do it right,,,,Grab your woman treat her right

 

Verse———

A

Like a shotgun kick I move as fast I can,

yes thats the signature style of a do right man

I know every action means the world to you

that why Im drive so late to bring the goods to you

B

Bring the goods to you ,,,, Bring the goods to you

Bring the goods to you ,,,, Baby thats just what I do

 

Chorus ———

2X Mark Sings Mercedes SKAT

If you gonna do it, do it right,,,,Grab your woman treat her right 

2X Mercedes Sings Mark SKAT

If you gonna do it, do it right,,,,Grab your woman treat her right 

 

BRING IT WAY DOWN TO A WHISPER

Verse———

A

Well its late at night and I need to know,

just what kind of love you’ve just a got in store

I know out side its just a drizzling rain,

so wont you start a fire in the hearth again.

B

In the hearth again,,,, lord in the hearth again

In the hearth again ,,,, Light a fire in the hearth again

 

Chorus ———

2X Mark Sings Mercedes SKAT

If you gonna do it, do it right,,,,Grab your woman treat her right 

2X Mercedes Sings Mark SKAT

If you gonna do it, do it right,,,,Grab your woman treat her right 

Come Easily | To Love a Wild Fire 2020

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Key of A | (D harp)

Come Easily | To Love a Wild Fire 2020

Key of A | (D harp)

Intro

4X

A vamp

 

Verse ———

Makes no difference where I’m going

doesn’t really matter where I’ve been

When I feel her eyes upon me

I know, I’m exactly where I need to be

 

Chorus 1———

Home is where you make it

Sweet home should come easily

Could be on some distant beach Im a lying

Could be neath shade of my baby’s tree

 

Verse ———

I spent six years in New York City

like living in a penitentiary

Stole a motorbike rode it to the ocean

My broken heart came back to me

 

Chorus 2———

Home lord you’ve got to go out and take it

Sweet home should come easily

Could be on some highway that I’m riding

Could be left behind in those city streets

 

Bridge 8X

Mercedes to SKAT and Hum along with bridge.

 

Verse ———

I came to reside in California

Spend my days rolling at the beach

All the pretty girls there they let their hair down

they’ve got nothing on my sweet beauty

 

Chorus 3 ———

Home feels just like my woman

Does it fell good?! Lord you’d better believe

She comes & joins me anywhere Im lying

She gives me shade beneath her tree

 

Bridge OUTRO 8X

Mercedes to SKAT and Hum along with bridge.

First In Line | To Love a Wild Fire 2020

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Key of A | (D harp)

Intro—————-

DRUM ROLL INTRO

First 4 bars

just rhythm guitar & drums

 

Second 8 bars

Drum kicks in with Full Band & Harmonica INTRO CALL & RESPONSE

 

= Verse 

Give me rock and roll music till the end of time

if I need to sell my soul ill be the first in line

Favorite tune blasting out the radio

Can’t, you hear me knocking by the Rolling Stones

Dance with me baby

hold me real close

the one I choose 

the one I love the most

BAND CUTS into DRUMS TOM LICK

= Chorus

Baby show em how it’s done 

hold me little chosen one

baby show em how it’s done

lick 1x BAND CUTS OUT JUST DRUMS TOM LICK

 

= Verse 

Woke up this morning feeling no pain

my baby’s love hits me like the pouring rain

Here comes the evening watch my baby sway

beauty flows like some fine champagne

Hang with me baby 

walk real close

the one I choose 

the one I love the most

BAND CUTS into DRUMS TOM LICK

= Chorus

Baby show em how it’s done 

hold me little chosen one

baby show em how it’s done

lick 1x BAND CUTS OUT JUST DRUMS TOM LICK

 

SOLOS

Rotate instruments 

 

= Verse 

Say now little baby don’t you board that jet

I ain’t half done with the whole of you yet

The full moon’s a GLOW It’s gonna wax & wane

saxophone playing by the subway train

My partner in crime 

lets chase down so fun

hold you as tight as I can 

my little chosen one

BAND CUTS into DRUMS TOM LICK

= Chorus

Baby show em how it’s done 

hold me little chosen one

baby show em how it’s done

lick 1x BAND CUTS OUT JUST DRUMS TOM LICK

 

Looking at the Moon | To Love a Wild Fire 2020

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Looking at the Moon | To Love a Wild Fire 2020

Key of C Major Am | (Am harp)

Intro 

4X A- to C vamp

 

Verse ———

One solitary man looking at the moon, looking at the moon

One beaten down dream had the guts to stand, stand tall through it all

I saw her run run into the night, run across the dawn

One single rose was thrown it fell into my hand, it fell into my hand

 

2X Chorus ———

I will ride, across the midnight sky

I see you look up, with your starlit eyes

 

2X Bridge———-   INSTRUMENTAL

2X Roll on the back of the Milky Way if you like

 

Verse ———

One solitary man looking at the moon, looking at the moon

One look in those eyes blew my mind, blew my mind

One heart rise above the rest All the rest will fall, All the rest will fall

One look in those eyes I decided to stay, I decided to stay

 

2X Chorus ———

I will ride, across the midnight sky

I see you look up, with your starlit eyes

 

2X Bridge———-   INSTRUMENTAL

2X Roll on the back of the Milky Way if you like

 

Verse ———

One look in those eyes blew my mind, blew my mind

One listen to her song Filled my heart, it didn’t take long

One listen to her song blew my mind, blew my mind

One solitary man looking at the moon, looking at the moon

 

2X Chorus ———

I will ride, across the midnight sky

I see you look up, with your starlit eyes

Ragtop Car | Not Yet Released

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Ragtop Car | Not Yet Released

Key of C | (F harp)

4X

Intro Guitar Riff C chord then lick

 

Verse———

Some say that the love of the wanderlust 

is just a life that wont amount to much,

a man born with rambling shoes

is just another man born to loose

I want to set the record straight,

before I hit the road today.  Hit the road jack no more

 

Chorus ———

Got a ragtop car enough gas to take us far

enough away, cause I plan to drive all day

when the evening comes we’ll be like loaded guns

Out in the night shooting stars from the sky, baby

 

Verse———

When the blue sky’s lost in a concrete maze,

I get the feeling, I wanna get lost for days

lace up my rambling shoes

get a chance to beat the 3rd street blues

Race up the Taconic Parkway

Make a love stop along the way – yeah yeah Back seat style yeah

 

Chorus ———

Got a ragtop car enough gas to take us far

enough away, cause I plan to drive all day

when the evening comes we’ll be like loaded guns

Out in the night shooting stars from the sky, baby

 

SOLOS INSTRUMENTAL

 

Verse———

I got myself a roady in my hand 

talking a cool Pabst Blue ribbon, in a can

Im not trying to be tough just priming up the motor of love

gotta loosen up here come my baby OHHHH, I love the way she just a struttin’ that stuff.

 

Chorus ———

Got a ragtop car enough gas to take us far

enough away, cause I plan to drive all day

when the evening comes we’ll be like loaded guns

Out in the night shooting stars from the sky, baby

 

FADE OUT repeat last line getting softer & softer

Out in the night shooting stars from the sky, baby

 

Kick It Back Cut Loose | Not Yet Released

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Key of D | (G harp)

 

4X

Intro Jam

D                                 | C              

D                                 | C      

D        A     CG       G     D

 

Verse———

Working from 9 to 5 

can beat a man down from day to day

spend it all on women & whiskey

God theres got to be another way

This old boy has learned a thing or two 

just a riding down the country lanes

Sometimes you just got to take the wheel 

and get beyond that rat race.

 

2X Verse to Chorus Break

D        A     CG       G     D

Chorus ——— 1 low volume sang by Mark

There ain’t no use in talking

when you know what you gotta do

talking is procrastination

you got to kick it back and cut loose

 

Chorus ——— 2 High volume sang by Mercedes

There ain’t no use in talking

when you know what you gotta do

talking is procrastination

you got to kick it back and cut loose

 

Chorus Break to Refrain———

D        A     CG       G     D

                                       Lord lord lord.  

CUT LOOSE!!! 

CUT LOOSE!!! 

 

Verse———

People spending their lives trying 

to get one up on their brother man

I pay no mind to that bullshit

yes I never give a god damn

looking back to the early days 

barely made myself the months rent

no I couldn’t find 2 dimes to rub together, 

never cared what I spent

 

2X Verse to Chorus Break

D        A     CG       G     D

 

Chorus ——— 1 low volume sang by Mark

There ain’t no use in talking

when you know what you gotta do

talking is procrastination

you got to kick it back and cut loose

 

Chorus ——— 2 High volume sang by Mercedes

There ain’t no use in talking

when you know what you gotta do

talking is procrastination

you got to kick it back and cut loose

 

Chorus Break to Refrain———

D        A     CG       G     D

                                       Lord lord lord.  

CUT LOOSE!!! 

CUT LOOSE!!! 

 

SOLOS INSTRUMENTAL

 

Verse———

Its been too many years 

I lost count some time ago

seems like the all those faces and places of my childhood 

melt like a new snow

been away from town for so many years 

they’ll hardly recognize my face

so take me Mississippi river,

take me back 

to my mammas place

to my mammas place

 

2X Verse to Chorus Break

D        A     CG       G     D

 

Chorus ——— 1 low volume sang by Mark

There ain’t no use in talking

when you know what you gotta do

talking is procrastination

you got to kick it back and cut loose

 

Chorus ——— 2 High volume sang by Mercedes

There ain’t no use in talking

when you know what you gotta do

talking is procrastination

you got to kick it back and cut loose

 

Chorus Break to Refrain———

D        A     CG       G     D

                                       Lord lord lord.  

CUT LOOSE!!! 

CUT LOOSE!!! 

 

Lay Down Low | Not Yet Released

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Key of Eb | (Ab harp)

Eb7     Ab     B     Ab    |   Eb7      B     F#   F

Eb7     Ab     B     Ab    |   Eb7      B     F#   F

Eb7     Ab     B     Ab    |   Eb7      B     F#   F

—–chorus—-

Eb7     Ab     B     Ab    |   Eb7      B     F#   F

Eb7      B     F#     F      |  Eb7      B     F#   F

 

 

Verse———

Sometimes you play a hand and it turns it all upside down

I’ve got a real bad feeling that they’re coming for me now

said don/t you hear the tires burning up to the house

Hear them call my name but I just can’t go

Don’t you know I’ve got to lay down low

——————-

Verse———

a rendezvous arranged by cell got the marker placed

I hear them at the front door I leave as I hear it break

veiled in darkened shadow I make a slow retreat

All those fools a chasing think they’re in the Know

Slipped past in the night  just to lay down low

——————-

Verse———

Once again, Im running like the Devil in the dark of night

kill the lights my friend and throw it into 4WD

these woods and roads I’ve known just about all of my life

this here truck can motor but it goes too slow

Said I got to leave the ground so I can lay down low

——————-

Verse———

Sometimes you play a hand and nothin’ ends turning right

but just past the state line ooh an airstrip dark as night

load the cargo sit back as we take flightm

jet plane take me to where I want to go

Don’t you know I’ve got to lay down low

——————-

3x  Don’t you know I’ve got to lay down low

Motor Kine | July 4, 2021

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Motor Kine | July 4, 2021

Key of G | (C harp)

4X

Intro Slide Lick with Bass & Chord on the 4

Bass Swings Full Verse Instrumental. ———

Come in on the Chorus———
Dusty roads through the canyon gorge
Like a bullet baby how we run
Steer me babe with a gentle hand
On into that old boy sun

ENDING   ! ! ! ! !     ! ! !

Bass Swings… Verse———
I am your Motor Kine
I know you’ve seen me riding
Greased back I shine like lighting
Leg up mamma and take a ride

Chorus———
Dusty roads through the canyon gorge
Like a bullet baby how we run
Steer me babe with a gentle hand
On into that old boy sun

ENDING   ! ! ! ! !     ! ! !

4 measures of Descending Bass walk down

Descending Bass Verse———

Your desert is of the rarest beauty
I’ve never seen the like
Your sands they give me my water
Your sun keeps me alive

Bass walks Chorus———
Race down the pacific ocean
Run down those Mexico sands
Just for nothing babe, just cause I want to
Gonna fly all across these lands

ENDING   ! ! ! ! !     ! ! !

4 measures of Descending Bass walk down

Descending Bass Verse———
Motor Kine don’t take low octane
Get yourself out and buy me some premium fuel
Motor Kine don’t run on that cheap stuff
Ease your hand mamma, keep me cool

Bass walks Chorus———
Race down the pacific ocean
Run down those Mexico sands
Just for nothing babe, just cause I want to
Gonna fly all across these lands

ENDING   ! ! ! ! !     ! ! !

Bass Swings… OUTRO———

 

OLD VERSION—————-

2X

Intro Jam Lick

4X

Intro Jam Chord

Verse———

I am your Motor Kine,

I know you’ve seen me riding

greased back I shine like lighting

leg up mamma and take a ride

Chorus ———

dusty roads through the canyon gorge

like a bullet baby how we run

steer me babe with a gentle hand

on into that old boy sun yeah

2X

Intro Jam Lick

Verse———

your desert is of the rarest beauty

I’ve never seen the like

your sands they give me my water

your sun keeps me alive

Chorus ———

race down the pacific ocean,

run down those Mexico sands

just for nothing babe, just cause I want to

Gonna fly all across these lands  yeah

2X

Intro Jam Lick

Verse———

Motor Kine don’t take low octane

get yourself out & buy me some premium fuel

Motor Kine don’t run on that cheap stuff

Ease your hand mamma Keep me cool!

Chorus ———

race down the pacific ocean,

run down those Mexico sands

just for nothing babe, just cause I want to

Gonna fly all across these lands  yeah

… more time race down the pacific…

Ode to My Sisters & Brothers | To Love a Wild Fire 2020

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Ode to My Sisters & Brothers | To Love a Wild Fire 2020

Key of D | (G harp)

My guiding light
Brothers and sisters tonight
I’ll tell you one thing
Play some guitar sweet
Baby move your feet
Lord we’ll get this whole place swinging

Kiss of love to my sisters
A shout out to my brothers right now
Tell you right now
If it all went south
Happy to be right here with you

This road is heavy
But I’ll find my way
Nothing but Dangerous Highway

This road is heavy
But I’ll find my way
Nothing but Dangerous Highway

Kiss of love to my sisters
A shout out to my brothers right now
Tell you right now
If it all went south
Happy to be right here with you, BABE

This road is heavy
But I’ll find my way
Nothing but Dangerous Highway

You’re my guiding light
Brothers and sisters tonight
I’ll tell you one thing
Play some guitar sweet
Baby move your feet
Lord we’ll get this whole place swinging

Kiss of love to my sisters
A shout out to my brothers right now
Tell you right now
If it all went south
Happy to be right here with you. BABE

I SAY BABE
BABY, BABY, BABY BABE
Nothing but Dangerous Highway

 

 

Ode to My Sisters & Brothers

= Verse

My guiding light

brothers & sisters tonight

I’ll tell you one thang

play some guitar sweet

baby move your feet

lord we’ll get this whole place swinging

—————

kiss of love to my sisters

a shout out to my brothers right now

—————

tell you right now

if it all went south

happy to be right here with you BABE

= Chorus

This road is heavy

but I’ll find my way

Nothing but Dangerous Highway

Baby Come Join Me | Not Yet Released

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Key of G | (C harp)