BiG BLUE WAiL

by Marc Albanese

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10 original songs running a range of funky Memphis soul, gritty delta blues, alt-country, some jam band flow and some indie rock'n'roll. Closes with a live solo version of the Rolling Stones' Factory Girl.

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released October 1, 2016

Songs written, played & produced by Marc Albanese © ascap
except for "factory girl" by Jagger / Richards

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Track Name: Tears into SMILES
TEARS INTO SMILES
106 soul blues

| A | A | A | _ |

1
| A | A | E | E |
Why's it gotta hurts so bad, why's it gotta hurts so much
| F#- | F#- | D | D |
why's it gotta take so long, for the pain not to touch

why's it gotta be like that, why's it gotta end that way
why can't you and I chat, why did you have to go away

CHORUS
| A | E D | 3x
but then the gray skies roll on by
and the sun might start to shine
and you might even know
| A | A |
why, how the tears can turn into smiles
| E | E |
the cryin' turns into smilin'
| F#- | F#- |
but the tears come all the while yeah
| D | D |
why's it gotta hurt so bad

guitar SOLO

2
why's it gotta hurts so much, why's gotta hurts so bad
why we gotta feel the touch, why we gotta be so sad

why's gotta end that way, why you go out like that
can't you stay another day, c'mon say I'll be right back

CHORUS'
but then the rain stops pourin' down
find your lovin' all around
and I might even know how

how to turn the tears into smiles, turn the cryin' to smiling
but the tears come all the while yeah, why's it gotta hurt so much
tears turn into smiles, cryin' turn into smiling
but the tears come all the while yeah, why's it gotta hurt so bad

tears into smiles, gone all the while
isn't life kinda wild, makin' tears into smiles
Track Name: LAY it DOWN
LAY IT DOWN
124 E

| B | A | E | E |

1
underneath the willows and the their shadows from the moon
maybe you think you gave away your love too soon
but who could resist that warm summer night
nothin was wrong everything felt so right

chorus
so you Lay__ it down
and you sing__ with your mouth
there's no way__ around
so Lay___ it down

2
as you get up off of the forest floor it sticks to you
some things you don't care about some things you do
so y'all get up and dance by the light of the moon
oh I hope we can do this again real soon

bridge
| F#- | A | E | B |
lay me down on the ground
I hope and pray you can lay me down
I can't say words or make a sound
| F#- | A | E | E |
when you lay me down

3
put on your fine clothes and meet me for dinner
we might have a memorable time
good food good drink and good company
these are the only things on my mind
Track Name: Don't TELL me WHY
DON'T TELL ME WHY
114 mod straight rocker in D

| D D A B-B-B- A | 4x

| D D A B-B-B- A | 8x
anytime you wanna know what's on my mind
baby I don't know what you think you will find

| G G D E-E-E- D | 2x
girl I want you know that I ain't got nothin' to hide

| D D A B-B-B- A | 2x

| G G D E-E-E- D | 2x
I thought you knew by now so I won't even tell you why

| D D A B-B-B- A | 4x
don't tell me why

2
anytime you wanna tell me just what you want
yeah I wanna know cause I wanna give you what you want
yeah sometimes I know that baby you don't believe me
you thought I should know by now you don't even tell me why
don't tell me why
cause I already know

SOLO

| G | G | D | D |
mmm mmm mm
| G | G | D | D |
| G | G | D | D | D | D |

3
anytime I wanna know what's on your mind
girl I don't know what you think that I will find
yeah I hope and pray that you ain't got nothin' to hide
I thought we should know by now so don't tell me why
don't tell you why
cause you already know
don't tell me why
don't tell me why

vamp out on D
Track Name: a little SUN
A LITTLE SUN
130 D drop D

intro | D | D |

LINE 8
| G | D | G | D |
| G | D | A | G |

1
a little sun on your face will make you feel better
get your ass out the door
a little shake in the right places
will make you feel like you want some more

a little fun where the sun don't usually shine
must be like falling in love
a little run through the field of dreams chasin' baby
love pourin' from above

| D | LINE 8 | D |

2
a little smile might be what you need right now baby
let me put one on you
if it don't work then maybe I'll have to leave
and find one that do

a little while of this yeah it's startin' to sink in
when I do it for you
I said I love you with all my heart baby
it's the least I can do

| D | D |
it's the least I can do

solo LINE 8 | D | LINE 8 | D |

3
break a little bit off and take it for yourself
don't lead on to your game
don't nobody need to know no details
'cause nothin' is the same

a little bun in the oven gonna make me wanna
hurry make my way home
it used to be just you and me baby
now we ain't so alone

| D | D | D | D | 3x
no we're not so alone no we ain't so alone

REPEAT VERSES 1, 2, 1 ( no breaks)
| D | LINE 8 out solo |
outro
| D | D | D | D ||
Track Name: GOLD cross
GOLD CROSS
125 G rocka

G D C
Jesus _ stole her gold cross
and neither _ count it as a loss

A E D
She don't _ even want it back
She want _ for him to give it back to her

G D C
Jesus _ he sold her gold cross
and he went _ and paid some bills off

A E D
She went _ and put another on
and she walked out the night alone with no one she's all alone

G D C
Jesus _ he thought he saw her face
She was _ in another place

A E D
Walkin'_ right in front of him
She wore _ a funny kind of grin when she looked at him

G D C
Jesus _ I know you momma's name
you Maria's _ and Jose's first kids eh!

guitar SOLO G D C

G D C
Jesus _ he got her gold cross
He went _ out to find her

A E D
but she was _ no where to be found
she was _ still warm under ground after all that went down

G D C
Jesus _ he put on her gold cross
Jesus _ he used to be lost

A E D
he don't _ wanna go back again
but he can't _ ever give it back to her

G D C
Jesus _ he wore her gold cross he wore her gold cross
wore her gold cross wears a gold cross

A E D
gold cross gold cross
he wore a gold cross she wore a gold cross
Track Name: TAILS and Sunsets
TAILS AND SUNSETS
99 B capo2 dropD

| B F# G#- F# |

1
it was shimmering light came right up off the lake
shone into the middle of the night as I hid in a canoe
she grabbed me tight the blood rushed out I'm turning white
must have been quite a sight from me to you

1/2 chorus
| E F# | E F# | B F# G#- | ./. |
in a western way we travel through the day chasing tails and sunsets

2
then I could not believe my eyes how the Rockies started to rise
from a thousand miles of nothing but plains
then we climb and climb into the sky look at that slope I ain't never tried
to go up or down something that steep

in a western way we travel through the day chasing tails and sunsets
in an eastern style we look and smile and say no regrets

3
when we reached the peak we all got out walked through the clouds
nothin to see but what we found up there
there was a thousand people on a mountain top
dancing and singing to pop the top
hoping that this beat would never drop

chorus

4
it was a stroke a genius when it occurred to me that
I could stretch out my legs and sleep comfortably
if I stuffed myself in a over head baggage
and then that time when we bounced a hundred feet
up off the ice everybody knuckles was cold and white
right afterward everyone was real nice

chorus 2x

tails and sunsets, chasing tails and sunsets oh
chasing tails and sunsets oh
Track Name: the ONE i LOVE
THE ONE I LOVE
110, 12 bar blues stomp in A, capo2 open G
| A | A | D | A | E D | A |
1
well the one I love she's flesh and blood
the one I love I been thing of uh huh, oh yeah
the one I love she don't come from above

well all them preacher and all them teacher
what they be reachin’ they can't have what I got, uh yuh
cause all I need and want is what I got

won't spend my time thinking about the after life
won't waste my time, uh huh, alright
ain't no book in the world tell me what is right

the one I love
the one I love
the one I love I been thinkin' of
the one I love she don’t come from above

2
here she come she make my day
all through the night we be rockin’ hay, uh huh, hey hey
ain't nobody in the world love me just that way

when she gone I'll be sad
so I'll sing this song maybe I'll be glad, uh huh, hey hey
her love make me wanna sing and make a guitar play

the one I love
the one I love
the one I love I been thinkin’ of
the one I love she's flesh and blood

3
I may be wrong I maybe right
but I'm gonna play this groove all day and night, uh huh, alright
cause when I’m with her everything is right

the one I love
the one I love
the one I love I been thinkin’ of
the one I love she's flesh and blood
the one I love
the one I love
the one I love I been thinkin' of
the one I love she don’t come from above
the one I love
the one I love
the one I love I been thinkin' of
the one I love
she's flesh and blood
Track Name: KINDA like Your Smile
Kinda Like YOUR SMILE
130 D drop D

| D | A | G | D |
| B- | A | D | G |

1
| D | A | G | D |
she a go sing like a mission bell the kinda sound that I knew so well
| B- | A | D | G |
and if you go well I wish you well but I Kinda Like Your Smile

pennies fall into wishing wells
strike a pose and play show and tell
honey you ain't got nothing to sell
but I'll buy it anyway

LINE

2
when you yell out it's my turn
whether heaven or hell I'll burn
Don't know if I'll ever learn
or die before I try

when you call to wish us well
me and a pump at the bottom of a well
Can't seem to get this goo to gel
if I don't give a damn

LINE

3
he a go sing like a mission bell
the kinda sound that they love so well
if you go well they wish you well
they never forget your smile

pennies fall into wishing well
strike a pose and play show and tell
honey you ain't got nothing to sell
but I'll buy it anyway

4
you a go sing like a mission bell
the kinda sound that I loved so well
and when you go well I wish you well
but I kinda liked your smile

SOLOs
Track Name: factory girl
Factory Girl"

Waiting for a girl who's got curlers in her hair
Waiting for a girl she has no money anywhere
We get buses everywhere
Waiting for a factory girl
Waiting for a girl and her knees are much too fat
Waiting for a girl who wears scarves instead of hats
Her zipper's broken down the back
Waiting for a factory girl
Waiting for a girl and she gets me into fights
Waiting for a girl we get drunk on Friday night
She's a sight for sore eyes
Waiting for a factory girl
Waiting for a girl and she's got stains all down her dress
Waiting for a girl and my feet are getting wet
She ain't come out yet
Waiting for a factory girl
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