• The Fake Sheikh and the Money Tree
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The Fake Sheikh and the Money Tree
on: December 21, 2018, 16:41:48
And now for something completely different in Jazz Swing style vs my normal Indie pop stuff. Its just a bit political/topical. I wrote this about a month ago for a course I'm studying. I need to present it back again in the New Year and would really appreciate any feedback :-)

Tonnes of lyrics..sorry!

https://soundcloud.com/carldaviesbiz/fake-sheikh-and-the-money-tree

VERSE 1
No she don't swing to the left
Don't swing to the right
bang in the centre of mid term politic crisis
Theresa cat fights with old Jean Claude
Ain’t no Van Damme
smokes article 50
Wham bam thank you maam

CHORUS

The Fake Sheikh and the Money Tree
shake it good and right for me
Shake, shake lovely loot and all that golden booty
Shake, shake with all your ministerial glory
Shake for me all you port swigging tory grandees
All the lovely looty,
the lucre that's filthy
All that lovely booty

VERSE 2
Teressa tends to claw and scratch
Pro-Brexit Mogg, that scraggy old cat
And Bojo a bicycling, bi-polar cad
Somebody call the RAC For his car-crash hair calamity
Whilst the dance floor waves
For maybotic, sclerotic Mrs May

CHORUS
The Fake Sheikh and the Money Tree
shake it good and right for me
Shake, shake lovely loot and all that golden booty
Shake, shake with all your ministerial glory
Shake for me all you port swigging tory grandees
All the lovely looty,
the lucre that's filthy
All that lovely booty

VERSE 3
May falls before the month of June
July 16 she fell last in the queue
Cameron squawked took to the sky 
I know you could argue that chickens can't fly
But this one worked it out pretty soon And self-trebuchet himself up to the moon

CHORUS
The Fake Sheikh and the Money Tree
shake it good and right for me
Shake, shake lovely loot and all that golden booty
Shake, shake with all your ministerial glory
Shake for me all you port swigging tory grandees
All the lovely looty,
the lucre that's filthy
All that lovely booty

WARP BACK
Oh backinthe 70’s expenses we’re easy
My two Jaguars were free…

VERSE 4
on the opposing bench Who can I see
Oi come over here, yes you, Jeremy
In your pink shirt and gleaming silver beard
Cry me some of those red Brexit tears
Maybot to Abba and do a Tory boogie

CHORUS
The Fake Sheikh and the Money Tree
shake it good and right for me
Shake, shake lovely loot and all that golden booty
Shake, shake with all your ministerial glory
Shake for me all you port swigging tory grandees
All the lovely looty,
the lucre that's filthy
All that lovely booty


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Re: The Fake Sheikh and the Money Tree
Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 16:55:25
Fun tune.....I love how it moves and how you deliver it.

That little percussive interlude at around 2:10 is pretty cool and that electric guitar thing at 3:20 has a nice cutting tone that adds great dimension. I love that break down ending.

Pretty impressive how you handle all those lyrics.

Good song....nice job.
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Re: The Fake Sheikh and the Money Tree
Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 17:02:35
@Leonard Scaper  thanks so much for the rapid and positve feedback. You certainly keep thinks cooking along nicely in the kitchen :-)


Re: The Fake Sheikh and the Money Tree
Reply #3 on: December 21, 2018, 18:12:53
I really like those double things that are heard in the song
I think it's a great job in general
Congratulations
Simplicity is something that is never lost if one is not ashamed of it.


Re: The Fake Sheikh and the Money Tree
Reply #4 on: December 21, 2018, 18:50:19
@CarlDavies Lots going on - you held my interest as both music and lyrics keep surprising,although I`ll admit that by verse4 I began to lose the plot...  are you presenting to politically savvy folks who`ll get the references?
The chorus has a cool hook - important with the dense verse lyrics that move by quickly.
I `m impressed with how you handled the vocals ( lead &harmonies) - very tight and clear.
The whole production is well done - love the horns.


Robert



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