Masters of Song Fu – Update #11 – Bad Fish (The Song From ‘Jaws’)
October 22, 2008
You must choose one of those 1970’s Williams-scored Spielberg/Lucas flicks (JAWS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, 1941, or STAR WARS). and write “The Song From…” that the film never had, in the style of a 1970’s pop tune (particularly in your instrumentation).
And thus ended Song Fu…
Here is my final non-competitive effort. The instrumentation could have been a bit more lush and over-the-top, but I was running too short of time for such luxuries. The bassline is a bit more mundane than when I first recorded it, as it became the subtle reference I mentioned last time. Then I blew any subtlety away in the last few bars as the bass reveals itself much more blatantly – it’s super-corny, but I just couldn’t resist it. Sorry.
I don’t know whether there are plans for another run of the Song Fu challenge and, if there are, whether I should re-apply. A couple of the deadlines have been pretty tight (usually due to being away with work), but I’ve got 4 new songs out of it of varying quality, with inspiration for a couple more. What do you reckon?
Anyway, here are the lyrics and chords:-
[verse 1] C Gm7 My, what big teeth you have, Am F Said the swimmer to the fish C Gm7 One drop (of blood) in a million Am F And she became the dish C Bb Fmaj7 Fmaj7 of the day. C Bb Fmaj7 Fmaj7 of the d - a - y.
[verse 2] The mayor of "Shark City" is A sceptic through and through Ignoring the problem until it Swims up and bites you on the ass
[chorus] C F It was a bad fish Am Gm7->Bb Like a piscine Jack the Rip-per C F A bad fish Am Bb A giant psychopathic kipper Fmaj7 x4 bars
[verse 3] Swapping tales of scars With buddies and a drink You'll need a bigger boat This one's going to sink fairly soon
[verse 4] You'd be a much more efficient killer If you didn't have that tell-tale fin And you could still be alive today If you'd swallowed that oxygen Smile you son of a bitch