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J. Wrabek
2011
August 29, 2011
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Latest version, with flute solo by Sedona Marie and sitar by "Rockin' Dr. Tom" Tracy.
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[4/4, mod. tempo two-step] BLUE KRISHNA --J. Wrabek [THE RAP: At the little tea house where we play on Sunday nights, there was a painting of Krishna around the corner—and he had blue skin. Prompting the question, “Why is Krishna blue?” (And that does sound like a song, doesn’t it?) I did a little googling, and found out why—and the reason doesn’t have anything to do with the song. The song is more about the Tinker Bell Syndrome—the idea that belief determines reality. (Which is why you’re supposed to clap to let the fairies know you believe they exist.) This is dedicated to Michael and Sedona, who own the tea house—and maybe to Krishna, too, who wasn’t that bad a dude.] 1. C F I found him at the Hindu store, standing by himself, C G A little kid, painted blue, way up on a shelf; C F They said his name was Krishna, he’s not important any more, C G C And I could have him for a real good price from the little Hindu store. 2. He was one of half a million gods, always stayed a kid, Had to get an earthly job, to keep his family fed; He played the flute, and cows would moo—I guess he taught ‘em how— But that was years and years ago, no one remembers now. CHORUS: F C So light the boy a candle, and call out his name, G And tell him that the world might change, but some things stay the same; C F And chant the chant y’learned down at the little Hindu store, C G C So Krishna won’t be blue any more. 3. Krishna wrote a book of rules for how folks ought to live, But no one paid attention, ‘cause he was just a kid; He might’ve been someone special, back when the world was new, But folks all talk to Jesus now—and that’s why Krishna’s blue. CHORUS: So light the boy a candle, and call out his name, And tell him that the world might change, but some things stay the same; And chant the chant y’learned down at the little Hindu store, So Krishna won’t be blue any more. [LEAD BREAK—WOULD BE FUN TO HAVE A SITAR DO THIS] 4. [SPOKEN] So I took him home--the little kid [SUNG] who never got respect, The world could prob’ly use a few more deities like that: Working for a living, and always staying young, And playing songs for animals, and hoping people come. CHORUS: And I’ll light the boy a candle, and call out his name, And tell him that the world might change, but some things stay the same; And I’ll chant the chant I learned down at the little Hindu store, So Krishna won’t be blue any more. END WITH: So Krishna won’t be blue any more. C F I found him in the Hindu store, [SLOWING DOWN] way up on a shelf… ©2011 J. Wrabek dba Outside Services Ltd. All the usual rights reserved just in case. No Hindu or other deities were harmed in the writing of this song.
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