Joe’s Garage è il brano che dà il titolo all’opera rock divisa in tre atti e incisa nel 1979 da Frank Zappa, immaginandosi un mondo in cui la musica diventi illegale; è il secondo dei quattro brani che costituiscono il primo atto. Il garage in questione è quello in cui un giovane (Joe) passa la maggior parte del tempo a suonare rumorosamente, calamitando le inimicizie del vicinato. Joe sarà allora convinto a cambiare stile di vita e ad avvicinarsi al modello cattolico, fidanzandosi con una giovane Mary, anch’ella cattolica e di buona famiglia; le cose peggioreranno quando Mary lo pianterà per darsi ella stessa ad una vita di eccessi tutta sesso, droga e rock’n’roll.

Testo con accordi e tablatura per chitarra.

Joes Garage Testo Accordi per Chitarra Guitar Lyrics

Intro:

E
We take you now to a garage in Canoga Park
(It makes its own sauce . . . if you add water)

Verse 1

E
It wasn't very large
           A                   B
There was just enough room to cram the drums
In the corner over by the Dodge
It was a fifty-four
With a mashed up door
And a cheesy little amp
With a sign on the front said
"Fender Champ"
And a second-hand guitar
It was a Stratocaster with a whammy bar

(note: You can play it like this or you can just push down the whammy bar while playing
B at the time when the A is positioned here)
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Verse 2

We could jam in Joe's Garage
His mama was screamin'
His dad was mad
We was playin' the same old song
In the afternoon 'n sometimes we would
Play it all night long
It was all we knew, 'n easy too
So we wouldn't get it wrong
All we did was bend the string like . . .

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Verse 3

Hey!
Down in Joe's Garage
We didn't have no dope or LSD
But a coupla quartsa beer
Would fix it so the intonation
Would not offend yer ear
And the same old chords goin' over 'n over
Became a symphony
We could play it again 'n again 'n again
Cause it sounded good to me
ONE MORE TIME!

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Verse 4

We could jam in Joe's Garage
His mama was screamin',
"TURN IT DOWN!"
We was playin' the same old song
In the afternoon 'n sometimes we would
Play it all night long
It was all we knew, 'n easy too
So we wouldn't get it wrong
Even if you played it on a saxophone

(note: played by a saxophone(of course?!)
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Verse 5

We thought we was pretty good
We talked about keepin' the band together
'N we figured that we should
'Cause about this time we was gettin' the eye
From the girls in the neighborhood
They'd all come over 'n dance around like . . . *cheerleader-dance-clap-type-of-thing*

Verse 6

So we picked out a stupid name
Had some cards printed up for a coupla bucks
'N we was on our way to fame
Got matching suits
'N Beatle Boots
'N a sign on the back of the car
'N we was ready to work in a GO-GO Bar
ONE TWO THREE FOUR
LET'S SEE IF YOU'VE GOT SOME MORE! (during this just slide up the neck while picking
if you listen carefully you can hear it)

(note: those two tablines are played at the same time, not after eachother, listen to
song and youll understand)
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Verse 7

People seemed to like our song
They got up 'n danced 'n made a lotta noise
An' it wasn't 'fore very long
A guy from a company we can't name
Said we oughta take his pen
'N sign on the line for a real good time
But he didn't tell us when
These "good times" would be somethin'
That was really happenin'
So the band broke up
An' it looks like
We will never play again . . .

Guess you only get one chance in life
To play a song that goes like . . .

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Turn it down!
Turn it DOWN!
I have children sleeping here . . .
Don't you boys know any nice songs?

Outro:
           E
Well the years was rollin' by
  A               D
Heavy Metal 'n Glitter Rock
Had caught the public eye
Snotty boys with lipstick on
Was really flyin' high
'N then they got that Disco thing
'N New Wave came along
'N all of a sudden I thought the time
Had come for that old song
We used to play in "Joe's Garage"
And if I am not wrong
You will soon be dancin' to the...

[Frank Zappa]

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