Waterhead Chant / Tattle Tale

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Waterhead Chant

Written by Skafish in 1976. This track is previously unreleased
This composition has never been released in any form prior.

Tattle Tale

Written in 1977 by Skafish. This is the second version of this composition to be released. The first appears on the Skafish compilation, What's This? 1976-1979, released April 1, 2008.
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lyrics

Waterhead Chant

Thread the waterhead watch it squirm
Now its lessons must be learned
Take a needle weave it in
It must repent it's a sin
(For all its sins)

Thread the waterhead watch it squirm
Now its lessons must be learned
Take a needle weave it in
(Weave it right in)
It must repent for all its sins

Throw her out
I said, Get the waterhead out
Throw the waterhead away
Throw her out!

©Copyright 1976 Skafish Music/BMI

Tattle Tale

Hey little tattle tale
You tell on me
Tattle tale never let me be
The teacher she says she cares
That's why she calls my parents on the phone
And warns them beware
Push me and my books down the stairs
I run to the nurse for care and a band aid
The nurse she is laughing hah-hah-hah
She's down on me

They didn't give me therapy
Just lots of slapping and pushing around
Therapy was later when they lost hope
In washing out my mouth with soap

I'd love to play
I have no friends today
And it feels real bad - oh!
That I am not ok
I ran home today and hid in the garage
All day in the garage
My mother found me
She asks, Why is the nurse down on me?

I'm leaving
I'm going
Farewell bye-bye

The truant officer was out and looking all around for me
I don't care I'm gonna leave
I said, Hey little tattle tale
I said, Hey why do you put me down?
I said, Hey little tattle tale you tell on me
I said, Hey little tale put me down

I said nah-nah-nah-nah-nah
Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah
Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah
Tattle tale-tattle tale
Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah
Put you put me down today
Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah
Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah
I have no friends today
Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah
Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah
Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah


©Copyright 1977 Skafish Music/BMI

credits

from BOOTLEG 21​-​35, track released August 29, 2012
Waterhead Chant Personnel:
Skafish: Lead Vocals
Larry Mazalan: Guitar, Backing Vocals
Karen Winner: Adapted Slide Guitar
David Prochazka: Organ
Greg Sarchet: Bass Guitar
Larry Mysliwiec: Drums

Tattle Tale Personnel:
Skafish: Lead Vocals
Larry Mazalan: Lead Guitar, Guitar
Karen Winner: Guitar
David Prochazka: Organ, Backing Vocals
Greg Sarchet: Bass Guitar
Larry Mysliwiec: Drums

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Skafish Chicago, Illinois

Chicago and Indiana's first punk, new wave, alternative, indie and underground rock artist, and a pioneer of these art forms internationally. Skafish made his first record in 1970, has released 7 LP’s, toured/performed with such artists as The Police, Ramones, Iggy Pop, XTC, UB-40, Stranglers, The Cramps, English Beat, Sha Na Na, Scorpions, & U-2, and appeared in the film "Urgh! A Music War! ... more

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