3.11.11

Amanda Palmer and Stephin Merritt on Ukulele

Many thanks to Shelley Rickey for alerting me to this ukulele video via Twitter.

Amanda Palmer and Stephin Merritt play ukuleles on the Late Show performing Science Fiction / Double Feature from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Ably supported by Moby on guitar and Neil Gaiman on toy piano.  Whats not to like?




Oh, and if you want the chords -


GF
Michael Rennie was ill the day the Earth stood still
EbD
But he told us where we stand
(same chords)
And Flash Gordon was there in silver underwear
Claud Raines was the invisible man
Then something went wrong for Fay Wray and King Kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace it came from outer space
And this is how the message ran
CDGEm
Science fiction double feature
(same chords)
Doctor X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
CDGEmGEm
Oh, at the late night double feature picture show.

I knew Leo G. Carrol was over a barrel
When Tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot when I saw Jeanet Scott
Fight a triffid that spits poison and kills
Dana Andrews said prunes, gave him the runes
And passing them used lots of skill
But when worlds collide, said George Powell to his bride
I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills, like a
Science fiction double feature
Doctor X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh, at the late night double feature picture show
I wanna go
Oh, to the late night double feature picture show
By RKO
Oh, at the late night double feature picture show
In the back row
Oh, at the late night double feature picture show.

Science Fiction double feature
Frank has built and lost his creature
Darkness has conquered Brad and Janet
The servants gone to a distant planet
Oh, at the late night double feature picture show
I wanna go
Oh, to the late night double feature picture show.

1 comments:

Captain Simian said...

Thanks for posting this. Out of curiosity has anyone figured out the piano riff? For some reason it's escaping me.

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