Chunga's Revenge

Chunga’s Revenge

11-Chungas-Revenge-10-1970Chunga’s Revenge

Frank Zappa, LP, Bizarre/Reprise MS 2030, October 23, 1970

Official release #11

Track list

  1. Transylvania Boogie 5:01
  2. Road Ladies 4:10
  3. Twenty Small Cigars 2:17
  4. The Nancy & Mary Music 9:27
    part 1 2:42
    part 2 4:11
    part 3 2:37
  5. Tell Me You Love Me 2:33
  6. Would You Go All The Way? 2:29
  7. Chunga’s Revenge 6:15
  8. The Clap 1:23
  9. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink 2:44
  10. Sharleena 4:03

Produced by Frank Zappa
Special help on production: Dick Barber
Engineers: Dick Kunc, Stan Agol, Roy Baker

Cover design: Cal Schenkel
Front cover photo: Phil Franks

1. Transylvania Boogie 5:01

Instrumental

2. Road Ladies 4:10

Don’t it ever get lonesome?
Yeah! Sure gets lonesome . . .
Don’t it ever get sad when you go out on the road?
Oh, there was one time in Minneapolis . . . when I thought I had the clap for sure
Don’t it ever get lonesome?
Lonesome ain’t the word
Don’t it ever get sad when you go out on a thirty day tour?
Oh, I’ll take away . . .
You got nothing but groupies and promoters to love you
And a pile of laundry by the hotel door

Don’t it ever get lonesome?
Don’t it ever give a young man the blues?
Don’t it ever get lonesome?
Don’t it ever make a young man wanna go back home?
When the P.A. system eats it,
And the band plays some of the most terriblest shit you’ve ever known

Don’t you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don’t you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don’t you better get a
Shot from the doctor what the
Road Ladies do to you?

I know someday I will never,
I’ll never go out on the road again, oh, yeah . . .
I know someday I will never,
I ain’t gonna roam the countryside
No more
I’m gonna hang up them ol’ Holiday Inns, yeah
And heal my knees up,
From when I was doin’ it on the floor
See me doing it!
See me do it on the floor

Don’t you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don’t you ever miss your
House in the country and your
Hot little mama too?
Don’t you better get a
Shot from the doctor what the
Road Ladies do to you?

3. Twenty Small Cigars 2:17

Instrumental

4. The Nancy & Mary Music 9:27

Everybody sing!

5. Tell Me You Love Me 2:33

Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Like I want you to
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Girl . . . girl . . . girl . . .
I love you so hard now, I’m cryin’ for you
Don’t make me lose my pride
I want to come inside
And grab ahold of you, baby
And grab ahold of you

Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Like I want you to
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Now . . . now . . . now . . .
I want to feel it, give me your love now
Don’t make me steal it, don’t make me steal it
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me,
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me!
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me,
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me!

Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Like I want you to
Tell me you love me, tell me you love me
Girl . . . girl . . . girl . . .
I love you so hard now, I’m cryin’ for you
Burnin’ with fire, I gotta hot desire
‘Cause I gotta make love with you,
‘Cause I gotta make love with you, baby
‘Cause I gotta make love with you,
‘Cause I gotta make love with you

Tell me you love me, like I want you to
Tell me you love me, like I want you to
Tell me you love me, like I want you to

Aaaaahhh, yeah!

6. Would You Go All The Way? 2:29

Remember Freddie and Jo?
The night you went to the show?
(A monster movie);
Clutchin’ at yer hand
(Wait ten seconds)
Clutchin’ at yer arm
(Wait ten seconds)
Clutchin’ at yer elbow—
(Wait ten seconds)
Where did your brassiere go?
When the monster came out,
‘N everybody shout!
People all around you,
Screamin’ at the monster;
The Monster From The U.S.O.

Who’s this dude with his hair straight back?
His new white socks, ‘n his pants all black;
His T-shirts rolled—
His watch is gold—
A ’55 Chevy that his brother just stoled,
With his arm’s around yer waist—
An’ his hand is in yer pants—
An’ he asks you for a date
To the servicemen’s dance!

Suppose you don’t wanna?
What can you do?
When a joker like that
Got his hands on you—
Oh, baby!
T-T-T-Tell me baby,

Would you go all the way
For the U.S.O.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.O.?
Lift up your dress, if the answer is “no” . . .

Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?

Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way
For the U.S.A.?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?
Would you go all the way?

7. Chunga’s Revenge 6:15

Instrumental

8. The Clap 1:23

Instrumental

9. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink 2:44

Hi and howdy doody
I’m the union man
You can call me Rudy
Any you boys not paid up on your cards? Huh?

You know I’m pleased to meet ya
Been tryin’ all day to reach ya
The union’s here to help everyone of you
Rock ‘n Roll stars
Rock ‘n Roll stars

You boys know we care so much
About the way they treat ya
They send a guy like me to every gig

Just to get
A chance to meet ya
To check and see
No wrong’s been done
That’s one good reason
I carry a gun
I hope the bulge
Don’t bum you out
Wanna get a good look?
Let me pull it right out!
Let me pull it right out!
Let me pull it right out!
Let me whip it right out!

Rudy!

Hi and howdy doody
I’m the union man
You can call me Rudy
Any you boys not paid up on your cards?

You know I’m pleased to meet ya
Been tryin all day to reach ya
The union’s here to help everyone of you
Rock ‘n Roll stars
Ha ha ha ha!

Welcome to Chicago
Welcome to L.A.
Welcome to our local here
You’ll always hear me say
The work is here; It’s a couple a bucks
I’m sure you’re glad to pay
Whip it out, here’s your receipt
Now I’ll go away
Now I’ll go away
Now I’ll go away
Now I’ll go away
Away-ay-eh-eh-yeah
Away-ay-eh-eh-yeah
Away-ay-ay-eh-eh-yeah
Poo-aah . . .

10. Sharleena 4:03

I’m cryin’
I’m cryin’
Cryin’ for Sharleena,
Don’t you know?
I called up all my baby’s friends
‘N ask’n um
Where she done went
But nobody ’round here seems to know
Where my Sharleena’s been
Where my Sharleena’s been

I’m cryin’
I’m cryin’
Cryin’ for Sharleena,
Can’t you see?
I called up all my baby’s friends
‘N ask’n um
Where she done went
But nobody ’round here seems to know
Where my Sharleena’s been
Where my Sharleena’s been

Ten long years I been lov’n her
Ten long years
And I thought deep down in my heart
She was mine
Ten long years I been lov’n her
Ten long years
I would call her my baby, and now,
I’m always cryin’

Ugh!
Ugh!

I would be so delighted
I would be so delighted
If they would just
Send her on home to me

I would be so delighted
I would be so delighted
If they would just
Send her on home to me
Send my baby home to me!
Send my baby home to me!
Send my baby ho-oo-ome!
Send my baby home to me!