This song was written from a jam in A that extended out of "I am the Walrus" (that was around 1981 I guess). It just uses the A chord at the top of the neck with the bass walk on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th beat with G, F#, and F. It was inspired from Kerovac’s "On the Road". I made up the words while I was singing it the first time and I was able to remember the words and write them down quickly, when we paused for a break.

Black and Red
by: W. Dire Wolff - copyright 1999

Take me back
To that old Black and Red
The black is that jazz trumpet
My lover is red.

Take me back
Take me back now.

Take me back
To that old Black and Red
I want to hop to the be-bop
‘til the this whole town is dead.

Take me back
Take me back now.

Take me back
To my lover in red
She’s a real wicked viper
Hey, what’s inside of her head?

Take me back
Take me back now.

Take me back
To the black jazz of night
Horns blow for the vipers
‘til the morning burns bright.

Take me back now
Take me back now.

 


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