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Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips

Nancy and John Cassidy, as performed by Bruce Springsteen

This is a simplified version of the song that I created for a 5-year-old student. It's played on just the 6th string. Instead of chord names, only the 6th string fret number is provided.

Playing a bass line on the 6th string is the easiest way to play a song on guitar--perfect for total beginners or kids who want to sing and play at the same time.


Intro: / 3 3 3 3 / 3 3 3 3 / 3 3 3 3 / 3 3 3 3 /


   3                3

When I was a little kid

    8                 3
I never liked to eat

  3                              3
Mom would put things on my plate

             10                        10
And I'd dump 'em on her feet

       3                          3
But then one day she made this soup

   8                3
I ate it all in bed

    3                          3
I asked her what she put in it

         10                     3
And this is what she said:


   3                     3
“Chicken lips and lizard hips

       8           3
And alligator eyes

  3                       3
Monkey legs and buzzard eggs

         10                10
And salamander thighs

  3                      3
Rabbit ears and camel rears

         8                 3
And tasty toenail pies

  3                  3
Stir 'em all together

               10                      3 
And it's mama's soup surprise"


3                      3
I went into the bathroom

             8                    3
And I stood beside the sink

            3               3
I said, "I'm feeling slightly ill

          10                     10
And I think I'd like a drink"
   3                      3
Mama said, "I've just the thing

       8             3
I'll get it in a wink

        3                  3
It's full of lots of protein

       10                 3
And vitamins, I think"


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.