I've seen this "Government Information" spoof many times recently in many different guises from the original "Keep Calm And Carry On" phrase, issued in the dark days of WW2, and the idea for a song was born - I managed to write and record it in one day which is unusual for me but well, it's just one of those songs! Hope you enjoy it, and PLAY LOUD! (-:

Guitar - Comedy & Tragedy G+D+G+b+ / Flatpup 4
Amp - Marshall ASD50D
Boss SE-70 / Shure SM58

YOUR VAN'S BEEN STOLEN IN THE NIGHT,
YOUR BOSS WILL DROP YOU FROM A VERY GREAT HEIGHT,
NO MONEY THERE TO MAKE ENDS MEET,
YOU GOT HOLES IN YOUR POCKETS, NO SHOES ON YOUR FEET...

CHORUS -
KEEP CALM AND PLAY BLUES,
KEEP CALM AND PLAY BLUES,
WHATEVER THAT HITS YOU, WHATEVER THE NEWS,
WHEREVER YOU ARE AND WHATEVER YOU DO...
KEEP CALM AND PLAY BLUES!

YOUR WIFE HAS GONE WITH ANOTHER MAN,
THE INLAND REVENUE AIN'T YOUR GREATEST FAN,
YOUR HOUSE IS FALLING DOWN AROUND YOUR EARS,
YOU KNOW IT'S ALL GOING TO END IN TEARS...

CHORUS

YOU MOVE AWAY TO ANOTHER TOWN,
TRYING TO KEEP YOUR OLD HEAD DOWN,
A GANGSTER YOU OWE SEES YOU IN THE STREET,
HE'S PACKIN' A GUN, NOWHERE TO RETREAT...

CHORUS

YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR FOR SOME PAIN RELIEF,
HE SAYS "LISTEN BOY, I'LL TRY AND BE BRIEF"
"YOU'RE REALLY ILL" ...HE SAYS WITH A FROWN,
"IF I WAS A VET I'D PUT YOU DOWN..."

CHORUS

Music Copyright Steve Trowbridge June 2012
From forthcoming album "Playin' Out of the Box - The Slowpaw Old-Time Traveling Medicine Show"

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Comment by Mr.melo on July 21, 2013 at 10:17pm

its such a clean recording:) likey.....

Comment by Phill Hill Charlie on September 10, 2012 at 12:46pm

but need medecine to keep calm Steve... and can't play blues after (lol)...

true great work...nicely done...°<[:-) [---]==={...

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on June 14, 2012 at 1:44pm

now the tee shirt...! (-:

KEEP CALM...AND PLAY BLUES !

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on June 7, 2012 at 11:16am

Pleased you liked the song Steve - and especially the shorts...! (-;

Comment by RTZGUITARS on June 5, 2012 at 7:41pm

oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm When all else fails meditate oooooooooohhhhhhmmmmmm Thanks Slowpaw another good one.

Comment by Leadfoot T on June 5, 2012 at 5:13pm

Nice one Steve

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on June 5, 2012 at 5:05pm

Thanks Klaatu - i've ordered mine! (-;

Comment by Spike on June 5, 2012 at 3:40pm

Like the song ..... like the concept! Good one, Slowpaw!

Must get a "Keep Calm and Play Blues" T-shirt!

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on June 5, 2012 at 2:08pm

wow thanks people..!  i think a little spontaneity has worked well on this song - i used a 16 gauge b string to bring out the melody, but a little tough to bend! (-:

Comment by James on June 5, 2012 at 1:48pm

great stuff !!!

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