Fender Stratocaster

Studio CD: Jonathan Richman
Compilation: A Plea For Tenderness, Action Packed, I Must Be King
Live Bootleg: Subterranea Club, Hollywood 1989, New Morning, Binghamton, Sesto Calende 1991, Live In Victoria, Live In Tampa Bay 1992, The Birchmore, The Paradise, Nuremberg, The Milky Way, Mercury Lounge, The Knitting Factory 1997 (1), Kyoto, The Knitting Factory 1999, The Deaf Institute
Jonathan Richman

Chords

G#
Born in the 50s looking so bold

Fender Stratocaster

Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll

Fender Fender Fender
C#
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough

Fender Stratocaster
G#
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough

Fender Fender Fender
        D#                         C#
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
    D#                       C#
Like taillights headed for another town
D#          C#                   G#
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound


G#
Like gasoline in the sand

Fender Stratocaster

Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand

Fender Fender Fender
C#
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan

Fender Stratocaster
G#
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'

Fender Fender Fender
        D#                    C#
Well the sound is thin and the sound is cheap
      D#                   C#
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
D#          C#                   G#
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound


G#
Well how can it sound so tough?

Fender Stratocaster

And it's made to be treated rough

Fender Fender Fender
C#
It's got the ancient Egyptian script

Fender Stratocaster
G#
It's got the wang bar from the crypt

Fender Fender Fender
  D#                       C#
Oh you should have known it right off the bat
   D#                         C#
One look and you know it would sound like that
D#          C#                   G#
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound


G#
Like gasoline in the sand

Fender Stratocaster

Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand

Fender Fender Fender
C#
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan

Fender Stratocaster
G#
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'

Fender Fender Fender
          D#                 C#
Oh and the sound so thin it's barely there
      D#              C#
Like a bitchy girl who just don't care
D#           C#                  G#
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound


    D#                     C#
Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
   D#                     C#
You hear the sound and you get the point
D#          C#                   G#
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Oh Oh Oh All right, etc

Chordpro

[G#] Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
[C#] Wangin' and a twangin, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
[G#] And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the [D#] wind in your hair when the [C#] top is down
Like [D#] taillights headed for an[C#]other town
[D#] Fender Strato[C#]caster, well there's [G#] something about that sound

[G#] Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand
Fender Fender Fender
[C#] Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
[G#] Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Well the [D#] sound is thin and the [C#] sound is cheap
Like a [D#] tin can falling on a [C#] dead end street
[D#] Fender Strato[C#]caster, well there's [G#] something about that sound

(Guitar)

[G#] Well how can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it's made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
[C#] It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
[G#] It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
Oh [D#] you should have known it [C#] right off the bat
One [D#] look and you know it would [C#] sound like that
[D#] Fender Strato[C#]caster, well there's [G#] something about that sound

[G#] Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand
Fender Fender Fender
[C#] Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
[G#] Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Oh and the [D#] sound so thin it's [C#] barely there
Like a [D#] bitchy girl who [C#] just don't care
[D#] Fender Strato[C#]caster, well there's [G#] something about that sound

Like [D#] Woo Woo Ginsberg at the [C#] juke box joint
You [D#] hear the sound and you [C#] get the point
[D#] Fender Strato[C#]caster, well there's [G#] something about that sound
Oh Oh Oh All right

Chords (capo 1)

G
Born in the 50s looking so bold

Fender Stratocaster

Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll

Fender Fender Fender
C
Wangin' and a twangin, sounding so tough

Fender Stratocaster
G
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough

Fender Fender Fender
        D                          C
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
    D                        C
Like taillights headed for another town
D           C                    G
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound


G
Like gasoline in the sand

Fender Stratocaster

Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand

Fender Fender Fender
C
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan

Fender Stratocaster
G
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'

Fender Fender Fender
        D                     C
Well the sound is thin and the sound is cheap
      D                    C
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
D           C                    G
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound


G
Well how can it sound so tough?

Fender Stratocaster

And it's made to be treated rough

Fender Fender Fender
C
It's got the ancient Egyptian script

Fender Stratocaster
G
It's got the wang bar from the crypt

Fender Fender Fender
  D                        C
Oh you should have known it right off the bat
   D                          C
One look and you know it would sound like that
D           C                    G
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound


G 
Like gasoline in the sand

Fender Stratocaster

Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand

Fender Fender Fender
C
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan

Fender Stratocaster
G
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'

Fender Fender Fender
          D                  C
Oh and the sound so thin it's barely there
      D               C
Like a bitchy girl who just don't care
D            C                   G
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound


    D                      C
Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
   D                      C
You hear the sound and you get the point
D           C                    G
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Oh Oh Oh Alright

Chordpro (capo 1)

[G] Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
[C] Wangin' and a twangin, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
[G] And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the [D] wind in your hair when the [C] top is down
Like [D] taillights headed for an[C]other town
[D] Fender Strato[C]caster, well there's [G] something about that sound

[G] Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand
Fender Fender Fender
[C] Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
[G] Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Well the [D] sound is thin and the [C] sound is cheap
Like a [D] tin can falling on a [C] dead end street
[D] Fender Strato[C]caster, well there's [G] something about that sound

(Guitar)

[G] Well how can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it's made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
[C] It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
[G] It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
Oh [D] you should have known it [C] right off the bat
One [D] look and you know it would [C] sound like that
[D] Fender Strato[C]caster, well there's [G] something about that sound

[G] Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand
Fender Fender Fender
[C] Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
[G] Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Oh and the [D] sound so thin it's [C] barely there
Like a [D] bitchy girl who [C] just don't care
[D] Fender Strato[C]caster, well there's [G] something about that sound

Like [D] Woo Woo Ginsberg at the [C] juke box joint
You [D] hear the sound and you [C] get the point
[D] Fender Strato[C]caster, well there's [G] something about that sound
Oh Oh Oh Alright

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Well the sound is thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Well how can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it's made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
Oh you should have known it right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Oh and the sound so thin it's barely there
Like a bitchy girl who just don't care
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear the sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound
Oh Oh Oh all right

Subterranea Club

Lyrics

Well born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunking Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
The sound is thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it's made to be treated rough, all right
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script, all right
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt, all right
Fender Fender Fender
Oh the sound so thin that it's barely there
Like a bitchy girl who just dont care
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

How could it sound so tough?
Well Fender Stratocaster
And it's made to be treated rough, all right
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt, all right
Fender Fender Fender
Look the name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
??? Show
??? Know
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear the tone and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Hollywood 1989

Lyrics

[The next song is about a famous model of electric guitar
??? Southern California
You should recognize this, the name
Because they made them here ???]

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand, all right
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
The sound is thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling off a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it's made to be treated rough, all right
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script, all right
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt, all right
Fender Fender Fender
Well the name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin [let's bring it up, faster]

Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Oh and the sound is thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, something about that sound

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear the sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, something about that sound

New Morning

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster, yeah
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twangin, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Kind of Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Well, Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
The name should have showed you right on the back
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Well, Fender Stratocaster
You see it was made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
Sound so thin like it's barely there
Like a bitchy girl who just don't care
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Oh he sound is thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound
Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear that sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound
Like ??? at the Hyde Park Bowl??
You here that sound and that's rock and roll
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Binghamton

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
(And perhaps their parents)
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twangin, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids on my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Oh Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Oh the name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, oh there's something about that sound

[A little faster]

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough, all right
Fender Fender Fender
Well It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt, all right
Fender Fender Fender
Oh the sound so thin that it's barely there
Like a bitchy girl that just dont care
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Kind of Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Oh the sound so thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling down a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, oh there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough, all right
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
Oh the name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, something about that sound
Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear the sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound
All right

Like Freddie Cannon at the outdoor lunch
Hear that sound and you feel the punch
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound
Like ??? from Roslindale
You hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound
Like ??? at the Hyde Park Bowl
You hear that once, and that's rock and roll
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

[Chao]

Sesto Calende 1991

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twangin', sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunking Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
I say Fender Fender Fender
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
You know it was made to be treated rough
All right Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
All right Fender Fender Fender
Oh the name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, oh there's something about that sound

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunking Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'

Oh the sound is thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, oh there's something about that sound

Like ??? lanes at the Hyde Park Bowl
You hear that sound and that's rock and roll
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like the ??? youths from Roslindale
Ya hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

All right

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear the sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like ??? lanes at the Hyde Park Bowl
You hear that sound and that's rock and roll
Fender Stratocaster, something about that sound

Live In Victoria

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you'd know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster
Well there's something about that sound

Oh yeah

Well how can it sound so tough?
It was made to be treated rough
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
A sound so thin that it's barely there
Like a bitchy girl who just don't care
Fender Stratocaster
Well there's something about that sound

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear that sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster
Well there's something about that sound

Like Barry and the Remains at the Hyde Park Bowl
You hear that sound and that's rock and roll
Fender Stratocaster
Well there's something about that sound

Like the Barbarians from Roslendale
You hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster
Well there's something about that sound

Guitar

The Birchmore

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everything your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wanging and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in the Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
And it's made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
Oh the sound is there and the sound is deep
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

[Guitar]

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it's made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
The sound so thin that it's barely there
Like a bitchy girl who just don't care
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear the sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like the barbarians from Roslindale
You hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Freddie Cannon at the hot dog lunch
Hear that sound and you feel the punch
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like ??? lanes at the Hyde Park Bowl
You hear that sound and well that's rock and roll
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

The Paradise

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids on my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender [that's right, give me a beat]
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt, all right
Fender Fender Fender
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you'd know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Oh and the sound so thin it's barely there
Like a bitchy girl who just don't care
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear that sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Freddie Cannon at the hot dog lunch
You hear that sound and you feel the punch
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like the Barbarians from Roslindale
You hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear that sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Barry and the Remains at the Hyde Park Bowl
You hear that sound, and that's rock and roll
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

All right

Live In Tampa Bay 1992

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids on my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, you see there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
[You see I'm from Boston, I know about this kind of stuff]
Like the Thrifty Drugs
[You see I'm from Boston, that's why I say]
Fender Fender Fender
And the name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you'd know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

[A little higher]

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you'd know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Oh and the sound so thin that it's barely there
Like some bitchy girl who just don't care
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear the sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, there's something

[You got to speed it up]

Like Freddy Cannon at the juke box once
You hear the sound and you feel the punch
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

All right
Well I say
What I say

What I know
What I know
Is what I know

???
???
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

The sound is thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that
Final time for the guitar

Nuremberg

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Well the name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you'd know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Yeah

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
The ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt, yeah
Fender Fender Fender
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you'd know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Well the sound so thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like the Barbarians from Roslindale
You hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Barry and the Remains at the Hyde Park Bowl
You hear that sound and that's rock and roll
Fender Fender Fender

Guitar

You should have know it
You should have known
Now you seen it and you've been ???
Fender Stratocaster,
Fender Fender

Nuremberg (second one)

Lyrics

[??? Should be over
This show
I wanted to end this show
But there's a woman who came late because she has a little child
And since I have children myself
I know how it is

I have to ??? smart
Most people would leave now because I think I've done
And if I were you, I'd be getting bored
Ok, here's what we'll do
I've already done this song
And the show's over

Entschuldigung [[I'm sorry]]
Ich can nicht spricht Deutche [[I can't speak German]]
So I must say this in English
Ok now
The show is over
Yeah, I'm telling you that the show is over
But there's a woman who came late
Because she has two girls, little
And since I also have children
I know how this is
She must have tried very hard to get here
And she still got here late
She asked for one more song
It so happens to be a song many of you have already heard this evening
Cause I already did it this evening
The show is over but you can stay if you want to hear me sing this last song
For this woman]

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Well the name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you'd know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
You should have known it, you should have known
Now you've seen it, you've been shown
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Sort of like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Sort of like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
The sound is thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear that sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Freddie Cannon at the outdoor lunch
You hear that sound and you feel the punch
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like the Barbarians from Roslindale
You hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

You should have know it
You should have known
Now you seen it and you've been shown
Fender
Fender
Fender

Like Barry and the Mings at the Hyde Park Bowl
You hear that once and that's rock and roll
Fender Stratocaster
There's something about that sound

[Guten Abend, auf Wiedersehen]

[[Good evening, good bye]]

The Milky Way

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender [Hey Fritz, now they're sounding just perfect]
Wangin' and a twangin, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids on my corner, they can't get enough
That's Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster?
Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Well the name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
Oh you should have known it, you should have known
Now you see you ain't been shown
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
You should have known it, you should have known
Now you see you ain't been shown
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hotdog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
You should have know it from the first sight
You should have know it from the first light
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like the barbarians in from Roslindale
You hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Freddie Cannon at the hotdog lunch
Hear that sound and you feel the punch
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like the barbarians in from Roslindale
You hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like burning??? lanes??? at the Hyde Park Bowl
You hear that sound and that's rock and roll
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Mercury Lounge

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' our parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids on my corner, they can't get enough
Of that Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Just like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there was always something lonely, something about that sound

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Oh the name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you would know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough
My Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt, yeah
Fender Fender Fender
Oh you should have known it from first sight
You should have known it from first light
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
That thing was made to be treated rough, tell me later
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
It's got the wang bar from the crypt, yeah
You should have known it from first sight
You should have known it from first light
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Sort of like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Oh the sound is thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like the Barbarians from Roslindale
You hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear the sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

[There's something lonely about a Fender Stratocaster
The way they were originally made
They were a very thin, thin sounding guitar
Sort of like this
Buddy Holly played one
Like that sound
Something sort of sad about it because ???
???
When you look at it
You know
I saw one in a guitar store
I was fifteen years old, fourteen or something like that
And when I heard the sound of it
I knew that the look and the sound were connected
???
All right]

Well like ??? at the Hyde Park Bowl
You hear that sound, well that's rock n roll
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Yeah
Yeah
All right

[One more time]

Yeah Fender

The Knitting Factory 1997 (1)

Lyrics

Born in the 1950s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' that our parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And all the kids in my corner, they can't get enough of that
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like the car taillights when it's twilight up there
Headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Sort of like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Well like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Well the name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you'd know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

[???]

Yeah

Well how can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough
???
Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Yeah Fender Fender Fender
You should have know it from first sight
You should have know it from first light
Fender Stratocaster, oh there's something about that sound

???

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Fender Stratocaster
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
You know
Well the sound is thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, oh there's something about that sound

[???]

[???]

[???]

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Fender [???]
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
Oh the sound so thin it's barely there
Like a bitchy girl who just don't care
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like that barbarians from Roslindale
You hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Like ??? at the Hyde Park bowl
You hear that once and that's rock n roll
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Freddie Cannon at the outdoor lunch
You hear that ??? and you feel the punch
Fender Stratocaster, oh

[???]

[One more time]

[Finger]

Kyoto

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' your parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids in my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
I said
Fender Fender Fender
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you'd know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
Well
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you'd know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

[[Song ends abruptly but it's not a recording mistake]]

The Knitting Factory 1999

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everythin' our parents hated about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids on my corner, they can't get enough of that sound
[That twang, it's a lonely thing actually
It's not ??? like a Gibson
It's actually, what do you call a
Where you plug it in
??? Amplifiers
??? All those MTV videos
Most popular kind of classical, classic shape
Very ??? kind of sound actually
???]
Like the wind in your hair when the top is down
Sort of like taillights headed for another town
Fender Stratocaster, it looks just like it sounds

It's sort of like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
Sort of like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Yeah
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you would know that it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it was made to be treated rough
Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
Well it's got the wang bar direct from the crypt
Fender Fender Fender
You should have known it right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Guitar

You should have known it from first sight
You should have know it from the first light
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

The sound is thin and the sound is cheap
Like a tin can falling on a dead end street
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like the barbarians from Roslindale
You hear that sound and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear the sound and you get the point
Fender fender

[Guitar one more time]

[All right]

Now you can buy another guitar for that twang
But no not quite the same thing
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

[One more time]

The Deaf Institute

Lyrics

Born in the 50s looking so bold
Fender Stratocaster
Everything exciting about rock 'n roll
Fender Fender Fender
Wangin' and a twanging, sounding so tough
Fender Stratocaster
And the kids on my corner, they can't get enough
Fender Fender Fender
Like the wind in your hair when the
[Hold it a second
This ain't gonna work
You guys, if you gonna clap along, that's great
But follow Tommy, he's got the magic for you
Like that
That one right there
We gotta get this ???]

Kind of like gasoline in the sand
Fender fender fender
Like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunking Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
The name should have told you right off the bat
One look and you know it would sound like that
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

How can it sound so tough?
Fender Stratocaster
And it's made to be treated rough
All right, Fender Fender Fender
It's got the ancient Egyptian script
Fender Stratocaster
It's got the wang bar from the crypt
All right Fender Fender Fender
Oh you should have known it
You should know
But now you've seen it and you've been told
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Like gasoline in the sand
Fender Stratocaster
It's rather like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand
Fender Fender Fender
Like the Dunking Donuts in Mattapan
Like the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'
Fender Fender Fender
???
It's not quite the same thing
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

???
??? Heard that twang now they ???
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Like Freddie Cannon at the juke box joint
You hear that sound and you get the point
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

???
Fender

???

[[He's switched to such a high key, there's no way to really know what he's singing (screaming)]]

???
???
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about

???
???
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

[???
That's Tommy, Tommy on the drums]

Like Freddie Cannon at

Like Freddie Cannon at the hot dog lunch
Hear that sound and you feel the punch
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Like ??? from Roslindale
You hear that sound and ??? going to jail
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

???
But it's hard with that ???
???
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Like Freddie Cannon at the hot dog lunch
Hear that sound and you feel the punch
Fender Stratocaster, there's something about that sound

Like the barbarians from Roslindale
You hear that ??? and you're out of jail
Fender Stratocaster

[Good night]
Fender Fender Fender
Oh and the sound so thin it's barely there
Like a bitchy girl who just don't care
Fender Stratocaster, well there's something about that sound

Like Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear the sound and you get the point

Notes

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