Dead manís curve    (video)    (midi)

 

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1. I was cruisin' in my Stingray late one night,

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††† when an XKE pulled up on the right,

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††† and rolled down the window of his shiny new Jag,

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††† and challenged me then and there to a drag.

 

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2. I said, "You're on, buddy, my mill's runnin' fine,

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††† let's come off the line, now, at Sunset and Vine !

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††† But I'll go you one better if you've got the nerve,

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††† let's race all the way†††††† to Dead Man's Curve !"

 

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Dead Man's Curve, it's no place to play,

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Dead Man's Curve, you must keep away,

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Dead Man's Curve, I can hear 'em say:

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"Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve!"

 

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3. The street was deserted late Friday night,

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††† we were buggin' each other while we sat out the light.

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††† We both popped the clutch when the light turned green,

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††† you shoulda heard the whine from my screamin' machine.

 

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3. I flew past LaBrea, Schwab's, and Crescent Heights,

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††† and all the Jag could see were my six taillights.

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††† He passed me at Doheny then I started to swerve,

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††† but I pulled her out and there we were at Dead Man's Curve.

 

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+Dead Man's Curve, it's no place to play,

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††† Dead Man's Curve !

 

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(spoken :)†††† Well, the last thing I remember, Doc, I started to swerve,

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††† and then I saw the Jag slide into the curve.

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††† I know I'll never forget that horrible sight

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††† I guess I found out for myself that everyone was right.

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††† "Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve!"

 

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Dead Man's Curve, it's no place to play,

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Dead Man's Curve, you must keep away,

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Dead Man's Curve, I can hear 'em say:

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"Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve!"

 

+repeat CHORUS

 

(orig. = capo 4th; midi = no capo in G)††† (Jan & Dean)