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Famous Groupies(伝説のグルーピー)

Famous Groupies(伝説のグルーピー)


作詞作曲:Paul McCartney
収録時間:3分34秒
収録アルバム:London Town
収録シングル:なし

追っかけファンを題材にしてスコットランドで書いた曲であるが、ツアーを行い活躍する架空のミュージシャンを歌詞の題材としている物語風の曲である。バージン諸島でのセッションでレコーディングされた。
当初はアップテンポのロック風の曲であったが、アルバム『London Town』の雰囲気に合わすために、アコースティックギターを主体としたミドルテンポの曲にアレンジし直した。
以下のブートでは、この曲のラフ・ミックスを聴くことができる。

London Town Sessions (Misterclaudel — mccd 04)
Water Wings (Disc 2) (Vigotone (fake) — VT500 X 2 BEAT)
London Town Roughs & Demos (Mistral Music — MM 9105)

演奏:
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion
Linda McCartney: Keyboards, Backing Vocal
Denny Laine: Guitars, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch: Guitars, Backing Vocal
Joe English: Drums, Backing Vocal
録音スタジオ:Record Plant Mobile Stusio, US Virgin Islands, AIR Studios, London, Abbey Road Studio, London
録音日:1977.5.1-31, 1977.11
プロデューサー:Paul McCartney
エンジニア:Geoff Emerick, Pete Henderson, Steve Churchyard, Mark Vigrs
イギリス発売日:1978.3.31
アメリカ発売日:1978.3.27
日本発売日:1978.4.7

歌詞・コード
C      Em  Am        G
All stand back, let the people see
C      Em     Am          G
Take a snap of the famous groupies for me

A Dm
Be-hold the famous groupies

they are alike as two peas
E         A7
And where the other goes, the other goes.
Am
But though the famous groupies
Bm      Em
are only paid in rupees
Am                       D
Nobody knows what the famous groupies know
Am                        G
and nobody goes where the famous groupies go.

There was a bongo player
who kept an extra layer
of Dunlopillo mattress in his van.
But when the famous groupies
arrived with their twin snoopies
Nobody saw which way the poor boy ran
as nobody does it like a famous groupie can

All stand back, let the people see
Take a snap of the famous groupies for me

There was a lead guitarist
who lived in Epping Forest
and all he ever wanted was to blow.
But when the girls were with him
he never lost his rhythm
Nobody knows what the famous groupies know
and nobody goes where the famous groupies go.

C Em Am G C Em Am G

There was the classic story
of a roadie nicknamed Rory
who used to practiced voodoo on the side
When the famous twosome
suggested something gruesome
All that they found was crater two miles wide
which left the music business absolutely horrified.

All stand back, let the people see
Take a snap of the famous groupies

Am
Famous groupies, famous groupies
Amfamous groupies, famous groupies

Ladies and gentlemen, those magnificent examples of
female pulchritude and luminosity, direct from their
global perambulations to the very boards of this
supremely magnificent proscenium arch:
ladies and gentlemen–I give you…
Am G
Famous groupies!

(c) 1978 MPL Communications, Inc.


 

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