Gun Club: "Crabdance" (from "The Great Divide" EP)


 
intro: 2x
 E/F      E/F      G
-0/1𥹑-0/1-1-1-3-3-3-
-0/1𥹑-0/1-1-1-3-3-3-
-2/2𦌾-2/2-2-2-4-4-4-
-3/33-3-3/3-3-3-5-5-5-
-3/33-3-3/3-3-3-5-5-5-
-0/1𥹑-0/1-1-1-3-3-3-
continue with intro riff throughout the verses
 
E/F       E/F           G 
Everybody always liked Johnny's mother
everybody always thought that she was so cool
everybody went over to her friend's one day
she had no choice but to eat it


             F    C      D 
	And wow! What a time we had!
             F      C      D 
        she had to do the crab dance
         F    C      D 
        wow! What a time we had!
             F      C      D 
        she had to do the crab dance


Well, she really thought that she was going to make it
so she moved out to Hollywood
she went out to become an actress
she got down to take it


	And wow! What a time we had!
        she had to do the crab dance
        wow! What a time we had!
        she had to do the crab dance


Well, she really thought that she was going to make it
she sped straight down to the bottom
writhing in circles down there
making a film about Hollywood


	And wow! What a time we had!
        she had to do the crab dance
        wow! What a time we had!
        she had to do the crab dance


break:  G  E


But she really thought that she was gonna make it
but bright are the lights of Hollywood
loud are the shouts of Hollywood
and all the choices are taken


	And wow! What a time we had!
        she had to do the crab dance
        wow! What a time we had!
        she had to do the crab dance


instrumental = verse


	And wow! What a time we had!
        she had to do the crab dance
        wow! What a time we had!
        she had to do the crab dance


break:  G  E


Everybody always like Johnny's mother
everybody watches her show everyday
from somewhere near Champaign, Illinois
we all got down to take it!


	And wow! What a time we had!
        she had to do the crab dance
        wow! What a time we had!
        she had to do the crab dance

	(continue with chorus chords)
	She really had to do it
	she didn't have a choice
	to do the crab dance
	to do the crab dance
	well, you torn your dress, your face is a mess
	you can get enough of
	you got a transmission and a live wire
	to do the crab dance
	to do the crab dance
	well, crab dancing
	crab dancing
	crab dancing
	dancing, dancing
 
end:	F  C  D
 

 
note: the version described here is the one from the EP "The Great Divide". The other 
one from the EP "The Breaking Hands" has partly different lyrics, is a little bit shorter
at the end and the music sounds less aggressive.

Lyrics and guitar tabs