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​The Story Of One Chord

This song is by Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper and appears on the album Bo-Day-Shus!!! (1987).

Wow
I said yeah
The story of one chord

Well, way back in the cave times
Bunch of cave guys sitting around a fire
Sitting around a fire with a two-string guitar
Playing that sucker
And they only had one chord
Yeah, they only had one chord
They had one chord, one riff, and it went like this, yo

And they said...

Sometimes you could hear 'em off in the distance
Late at night, you close your eyes
Underneath the full moon, you could hear 'em going
Ooh mooga mooga, ooh mooga mooga, ooh mooga mooga
Ooh mooga mooga, ooh mooga mooga, ooh mooga mooga
I can hear 'em, can you hear 'em?
They're out there and they're singing
They're singing the story of one chord
They're doing that one chord boogie
It was a boogie woogie and it went like, like-a like this

Then one day, a guy came from across the mountaintops
Came from the other side of the hills
He says, "Boys, we need some brand new thrills"
He says, "Listen, cats, what we need is another chord, 'cause I'm a-mighty bored"
And everybody said, "Oh no, You can't have another chord"
He says "Man,"
He says, "Man, I'm a-looking for another chord"
He says, "I'm a-searching for another chord"
He went out on a hunt
He went out across the tundra
Over the mountains, through the woods
He went past grandma's house, he did
He was looking for another chord
He said "No longer will I be bored"
He says "I'm searching searching searching searching"
High and low, high and low
Looking everywhere, looking everywhere
Even looking in his underwear

Then one day, one day he saw it
He did not see the letter E but he saw the letter A
He said "Say, I think that might be another chord on the top of that hill"
He started walking, he started running
He started having some fun
He said "There it is, the other chord
Man oh man I won't be bored
Ah here it comes
Here comes another chord
No longer will, will I be bored
Here I go"

Here it comes
Here it comes
Here it comes, comes, comes
Here it comes
Here it comes
Here it comes
Here it comes, comes, comes, wow
I got one chord, now I got me another
Yeah I got one chord, now I got me another
Yeah two chords, boogie woogie
Two chords, bam-a-lam
Whomp-baba-lu-bop, papa-ooh-ma-mow-mow...

Two chords
Yeah
Whoa, I love that second chord

Written by:

Mojo Nixon