Dummy Up

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Roxy & Elsewhere Version

Get up in the mornin'
You know, I think it's mornin'
Sun is shinin' bright
I'm gonna get outside
Gonna wash my face
Grab my hat
Put it on my head
I take a walk downtown
Yeah-hey ...
Because I feel so-oh good
I think I'm gonna take a walk downtown
Hey! Sunlight!
Somethin' I never seen before
Been a-walkin' down the street every day
Nobody like you ever passed my way
Maybe there must be too much sun
Couldn't be my hat, must be too much ...
Wait a minute!
What's that you ... ?
What's that?
What ... ?
What's that?
What ... ?
What's that?
What ... ?

Dummy Up

What is that?
I know what that is, I know what that is ...
I bet you that's a restaurant menu ...
Let me see!
Let me see!

Jeff: Not only do you get the Desenex burger ... not only the Desenex burger ... but you are in for a real treat, Jim
Napoleon: Wait a minute, I think I like that dance better than this ... What are you talkin' about, creep?
Jeff: What I'm talkin' about is you've been in this killer fog down here too long
Napoleon: What?
Jeff: You need somethin' to get up and go to school with
Napoleon: Wait a minute, you're not talkin' to an old fool now, you know, I wasn't born yesterday!
FZ: (Heh heh heh!)
Napoleon: Wait a minute ... I think I'll take ...
Jeff: I like that little dance you were doin' down there ...
FZ: Jeff Simmons tries to corrupt Napoleon Murphy Brock by showing him a lewd dance and suggesting that he'd smoke a high-school diploma ...
Napoleon: Hey! What you ... what you ...? Wait a minute!
Jeff: Hey this, this stuff ...
Napoleon: I've never seen one of these before ... that's not a menu?
Jeff: This stuff is expensive
Napoleon: What is that?
Jeff: You shoot it, you'll conserve all winter
Napoleon: I do what?
Jeff: It last longer
FZ: Not only do you get the Desenex burger
Napoleon: No ... no ...
Jeff: Now come on, try it
Napoleon: No, no, no
Jeff: It's really good
Napoleon: No ... Smoke THAT?!
Jeff: Have I ever lied to you? Have I ever seen you before?
Napoleon: I don't, I don't even know you!
Jeff: Look ...
Napoleon: I don't even know what that is!
Jeff: Just bef ...
Napoleon: And you're tellin' me to smoke it?!
Jeff: Just before, we smoked the tapes that you made
Napoleon: Smoked the tapes?
Jeff: Smoked the tapes of your group
Napoleon: I think I'd rather dance
Jeff: You can really get off! Let's try a joint of this
Napoleon: A WHAT?!
Jeff: A joint!
Napoleon: You mean this kinda joint?
Jeff: No, man! Where you been in livin'? Reseda?
Napoleon: No, San Jose
FZ: The evil dope pusher is cutting up a white gym sock, formerly owned by Carl Zappa and still damp. The shredded sock will be placed inside of a high-school diploma and ignited with a sulphur preparation ...
Napoleon: Wait a minute ...
FZ: His first taste of big city life
Napoleon: That's okay, wait a minute ... wait ...
(DUMMY UP ...)
Jeff: Hey! The roach of this is really gonna be good, so I'll save it ...

FZ: Have mercy!
George: Awright ... awright ...

What d'you do with that thing?
What do you do with that thing that you have?
Wait a minute
Wait a minute
Wait a minute
What do you do
With that thing?
I wanna know

Napoleon: Wait a minute
FZ: Now the next step of this operation
Napoleon: Wait a minute!
FZ: The evil corrupter of youth is going to take him from Step One, which is a mere high-school diploma stuffed with a gym sock, to Step Two, which is a college-degree stuffed with absolutely nothing at all. Smoke that and it'll really get you out there!

I still don't feel as good as I felt this mornin' ... yeah yeah ...

FZ: You'll grow out of it ...


I heard it again, somebody said ...

Jeff: You see this?

What d'you mean? College!

FZ: College!

That's college-rhythm

You mean if I smoke that
It's the same as if ...
As if I was at college?
Roll it over up!
Roll it over up!
Roll it over up!
Gimme a ...

FZ: No no, the college-degree is stuffed with absolutely nothing at all, you get ... you get nothing with your college-degree ...

Oh ...
But that's what I want

FZ: ... I forgot, I'm sorry

You get nothin',
But that's what I want

FZ: A true Zen saying: Nothing is what I want ... The results of a higher education!

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Notes About This Song

It is revealed in The Roxy Performances that Dummy Up was actually the second half of Pygmy Twylyte. It follows a similar tune.

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