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<br>Who needs the peace corps?
 
<br>Who needs the peace corps?
 
<br>Think I'll just DROP OUT
 
<br>Think I'll just DROP OUT
<br>I'll go to Frisco
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<br>I'll go to Frisco, buy a wig & sleep on Owsley's floor  
<br>Buy a wig & sleep
 
<br>On Owsley's floor  
 
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>Walked past the wig store
 
<br>Walked past the wig store
 
<br>Danced at the Fillmore
 
<br>Danced at the Fillmore
 
<br>I'm completely stoned
 
<br>I'm completely stoned
<br>I'm hippy & I'm trippy
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<br>I'm hippy & I'm trippy, I'm a gypsy on my own
<br>I'm a gypsy on my own
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<br>I'll stay a week & get the crabs & take a bus back home
<br>I'll stay a week & get the crabs &
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<br>I'm really just a phony but forgive me 'cause I'm stoned  
<br>Take a bus back home
 
<br>I'm really just a phony
 
<br>But forgive me
 
<br>'Cause I'm stoned  
 
 
<br>
 
<br>
<br>Every town must have a place
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<br>Every town must have a place where phony hippies meet
<br>Where phony hippies meet
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<br>Psychedelic dungeons popping up on every street
<br>Psychedelic dungeons
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<br>GO TO SAN FRANCISCO!
<br>Popping up on every street
 
<br>GO TO SAN FRANCISCO . . .
 
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>How I love ya, How I love ya
 
<br>How I love ya, How I love ya
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<br>How I love ya, How I love ya
 
<br>How I love ya, How I love ya
 
<br>Oh, my hair is getting good in the back!  
 
<br>Oh, my hair is getting good in the back!  
<br>
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<br><br>
Every town must have a place
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Every town must have a place where phony hippies meet
<br>Where phony hippies meet
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<br>Psychedelic dungeons popping up on every street  
<br>Psychedelic dungeons
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<br>GO TO SAN FRANCISCO!
<br>Popping up on every street  
 
<br>GO TO SAN FRANCISCO . . .
 
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>Hotcha!  
 
<br>Hotcha!  
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>First I'll buy some beads
 
<br>First I'll buy some beads
<br>And then perhaps a leather band
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<br>And then perhaps a leather band to go around my head
<br>To go around my head
 
 
<br>Some feathers and bells
 
<br>Some feathers and bells
 
<br>And a book of Indian lore
 
<br>And a book of Indian lore
<br>I will ask the Chamber Of Commerce
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<br>I will ask the Chamber of Commerce how to get to Haight Street
<br>How to get to Haight Street
 
 
<br>And smoke an awful lot of dope
 
<br>And smoke an awful lot of dope
 
<br>I will wander around barefoot
 
<br>I will wander around barefoot
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<br>I will love everyone
 
<br>I will love everyone
 
<br>I will love the police as they kick the shit out of me on the street
 
<br>I will love the police as they kick the shit out of me on the street
<br>I will sleep . . .
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<br>I will sleep...
<br>I will, I will go to a house
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<br>I will, I will go to a house...
<br>That's, that's what I will do
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<br>That's, that's what I will do:
<br>I will go to a house
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<br>I will go to a house where there's a rock & roll band 'cause the groups all live together
<br>Where there's a rock & roll band
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<br>And I will join a rock & roll band and I will be their road manager
<br>'Cause the groups all live together
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<br>And I will stay there with them and I will get the crabs
<br>And I will join a rock & roll band
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<br>But I won't care because...
<br>I will be their road manager
 
<br>And I will stay there with them
 
<br>And I will get the crabs
 
<br>But I won't care
 
<br>Because...
 
  
 
==Players On This Song==
 
==Players On This Song==
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[[The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life|THE BEST BAND YOU NEVER HEARD IN YOUR LIFE]] version
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* [[Biography|Frank Zappa]] - lead guitar, computer-synth, vocal
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* [[Ike Willis]] - rhythm guitar, synth, vocal
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* [[Mike Keneally]] - rhythm guitar, synth, vocal
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* [[Bobby Martin]] - keyboards, vocal
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* [[Ed Mann]] - vibes, marimba, electronic percussion
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* [[The Fowler Brothers|Walt Fowler]] - trumpet, flugel horn, synth
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* [[The Fowler Brothers|Bruce Fowler]] - trombone
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* [[Paul Carman]] - alto sax, soprano sax, baritone sax
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* [[Albert Wing]] - tenor sax
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* [[Kurt McGettrick]] - baritone sax, bass sax, contrabass clarinet
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* [[Scott Thunes]] - electric bass, mini-moog
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* [[Chad Wackerman]] - drums, electronic percussion
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==Records On Which This Song Has Appeared==
 
==Records On Which This Song Has Appeared==
 
===Zappa Albums===
 
===Zappa Albums===
 
* [[We're Only In It For The Money]]
 
* [[We're Only In It For The Money]]
 
* [[The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life]]
 
* [[The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life]]
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* [[Understanding America]]
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* [[Zappa '88: The Last U.S. Show]]
  
 
===Tributes &amp; Cover Albums===
 
===Tributes &amp; Cover Albums===
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==Notes About This Song==
 
==Notes About This Song==
On [[The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life]] version, [[Mike Keneally]] sings parts in his [[Johnny Cash]].  The joke is that Cash is the exact opposite of the hippie they portray him to be in the song.
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* The line ''"I'll go to Frisco/buy a wig/and sleep on Owsley's floor"'' refers to [[Wikipedia:Owsley Stanley|Owsley Stanley]], who prepared [[LSD]] experiments like a cook and was the longtime soundman and financier for the [[Grateful Dead]].
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*On [[The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life]] version, [[Mike Keneally]] sings parts in his [[Johnny Cash]] voice.  The joke is that Cash is the exact opposite of the hippie they portray him to be in the song.
  
 
==CC Clues In This Song==
 
==CC Clues In This Song==
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*The hippies in the song are heavily associated with [[Lice]] ("I'll stay a week [in San Francisco] & '''get the crabs''' & take a bus back home", "And I will stay there with them [the rock & roll band] and I will '''get the crabs''' but I won't care...").
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* Targets [[Hippies]]
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* References [[Gypsies]]
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[[Category:Tracks]]
 
[[Category:Tracks]]

Revision as of 13:18, 13 September 2021

Lyrics

What's there to live for?
Who needs the peace corps?
Think I'll just DROP OUT
I'll go to Frisco, buy a wig & sleep on Owsley's floor

Walked past the wig store
Danced at the Fillmore
I'm completely stoned
I'm hippy & I'm trippy, I'm a gypsy on my own
I'll stay a week & get the crabs & take a bus back home
I'm really just a phony but forgive me 'cause I'm stoned

Every town must have a place where phony hippies meet
Psychedelic dungeons popping up on every street
GO TO SAN FRANCISCO!

How I love ya, How I love ya
How I love ya, How I love ya Frisco!
How I love ya, How I love ya
How I love ya, How I love ya
Oh, my hair is getting good in the back!

Every town must have a place where phony hippies meet
Psychedelic dungeons popping up on every street
GO TO SAN FRANCISCO!

Hotcha!

First I'll buy some beads
And then perhaps a leather band to go around my head
Some feathers and bells
And a book of Indian lore
I will ask the Chamber of Commerce how to get to Haight Street
And smoke an awful lot of dope
I will wander around barefoot
I will have a psychedelic gleam in my eye at all times
I will love everyone
I will love the police as they kick the shit out of me on the street
I will sleep...
I will, I will go to a house...
That's, that's what I will do:
I will go to a house where there's a rock & roll band 'cause the groups all live together
And I will join a rock & roll band and I will be their road manager
And I will stay there with them and I will get the crabs
But I won't care because...

Players On This Song

THE BEST BAND YOU NEVER HEARD IN YOUR LIFE version

Records On Which This Song Has Appeared

Zappa Albums

Tributes & Cover Albums

Notes About This Song

  • The line "I'll go to Frisco/buy a wig/and sleep on Owsley's floor" refers to Owsley Stanley, who prepared LSD experiments like a cook and was the longtime soundman and financier for the Grateful Dead.

CC Clues In This Song

  • The hippies in the song are heavily associated with Lice ("I'll stay a week [in San Francisco] & get the crabs & take a bus back home", "And I will stay there with them [the rock & roll band] and I will get the crabs but I won't care...").
  • Targets Hippies
  • References Gypsies