Jeff Ashbaker
That Dreaded 4th Chord
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That Dreaded 4th Chord
©J.C. Ashbaker 2007
909-793-0245

I could write a big hit song, and only use the three chords that I Know
(This probably isn't it though)
Then anyone could play it, and everybody else could sing along
And I wouldn't have to use that dreaded fourth chord
'Cause I always play it wrong

The words would seem real clear-cut, with trendy double meanings so profound
Metaphors and similes, but, no cliche's, trite sayings or chestnuts
And I wouldn't have to use that dreaded fourth chord
Cause I always screw it up

--Refrain--
When my phrasing stinks and my meter's rinky-dink
I'll bridge the chorus to the verse
Then everyone might say, "Man, that boy can play
But is he blessed or is he cursed
This song's his best, no it's his worst"
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I'll try to rhyme the sound of orange, from families twice removed & then combined
Stick to verse, verse, chorus, for a structure that allows for my cheap rhymes
And I wouldn't have to use that dreaded fourth chord
More than just one time (oops)

--Refrain--
So when I'm showing off, I'll be that fourth chord snob
Refrain the chorus from the verse
I'll use a relative, minor chord that is
E must = Fb, says Albert... Einstein?
This song's too deep I should rehearse

Then everyone might say, "Man, that boy can play
But is he blessed or is he cursed
This song's his best, no it's his worst"
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Song Length: 4:02
Primary Genre: Folk-Country
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Comedy, Funny
Mood 1: Jovial
Language: English