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Chainsaw Earle (Buddy Wasisname) tabs, video
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He was skinny as a rake, like a two by four,
Ugly as sin, born premature;
Mother had trouble trying to take
To a kid that looked like a garden rake.
All sons are sons, and Dad wasn't proud,
Didn't make him feel like one of the crowd;
Wood-cuttin' boys from up in the sticks
Laughed at the sight of Earle. (Wimp!)

He was treated like scum and he felt like dirt,
Couldn't lift a chainsaw... make it work;
Father often said that he didn't have a clue,
And Mother didn't feed him, and he hardly grew.
(Hungry!... I'm hungry!)
So Earle disappeared for fifteen years,
Father didn't miss him and his Mother didn't care;
After a while, they forgot about Earle,
And his girlfriend said, "Who cares?"

Stunned, stunned, stunned, stunned Earle,
Stunned, stunned, stunned, stunned Earle,
Stunned, stunned, stunned, stunned Earle.

In this little town life went on the same,
Till one hot July.... and no rain came;
Great big fires set the country ablaze,
And everyone cuttin' fire breaks.... Aw....
They sawed and they sawed but they couldn't outrun
The smoky fumes and the fiery tongues;
They were losin' fast, it was lookin' bad,
Who would save their town?
(Save me! Save Me!)

And nobody knew, neither foe nor friend,
That Earle had grown to seven foot ten;
Arms like culverts, legs like trees,
Fists like hammers and hairy knees.
(Shave me! Shave me!)
Far off in the woods above the din and the roar,
Came a sound nobody had heard before;
Trees were fallin' like a tidal wave,
To a monster Johnson Red chainsaw.

Chain, chain, chainsaw Earle,
Chain, chain, chainsaw Earle,
Chain, chain, chainsaw Earle.

The cutter bar was ten foot two,
Turned the air all purple and blue;
Tasmanian devil in twenty minutes flat
Made the landscape look just like Iraq.
With the trees all limbed and the fire break made,
The townsfolk saved from a charcoal grave;
People gathered, shouted and cheered....
(Hooray!) For this forest disposal unit.

Lightin' up a smoke, he laid the chainsaw down,
Said, "I'm the guy who saved your town!"
Then Earle knocked over a drum of gas,
Just as he threw away his match.
All the gas exploded and the town burned flat,
And Earle ran off just like a scalded cat;
It's been fifteen years his Father said....
"And he's still as stunned as me arse!"

Stunned, stunned, stunned as me arse,
Stunned, stunned, stunned as me arse,
Stunned, stunned, stunned as me arse .... was Earle.

####.... Kevin Blackmore and Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####
Recorded by Buddy Wasisname And The Other Fellers (The Miracle Cure, trk#9, 1992, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (Greatest Misses, trk#3, 1999, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (I'm Looney, trk#8, 2002, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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Notes On Tabs:
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Capo 3rd Fret

Tab fingerings (relative to capo):

Cm X01220
Gm 022000
A# 32000X
D# X3201X
A#/D X2000X

He was [Cm] skinny as a rake, like a [D#] two by four,
[A#] Ugly as sin, born [Gm] premature;
[Cm] Mother had [A#/D] trouble [D#] trying to [A#] take
To a [Cm] kid that [Gm] looked like a [Cm] garden rake.
All [D#] sons are sons, and [A#] Dad wasn't proud,
Didn't [Cm] make him feel like [A#] one of the [Gm] crowd;
[Cm] Wood-cuttin' [A#/D] boys from [D#] up in the [A#] sticks
[Cm] laughed at the [Gm] sight of [Cm] Earle. [Wimp!]

[Cm] Stunned, stunned, stunned, stunned [Gm] Earle,
[Cm] Stunned, stunned, stunned, stunned [Gm] Earle,
[Cm] Stunned, stunned, stunned, stunned [Gm] Earle.


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