Shake You Donkey Up

(Partridge)

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The Big Express

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 4'19.
    Released on The Big Express.

  2. Demo version.
    Released on 25 September 2006 on Hinges in the U.K.
    Dave Gregory - guitar and bass
    Andy: “Recorded in Dave's front room on his reel to reel for THE [BIG] EXPRESS. That's me and him on guitars and I think him on his Fender bass. Clumsy key change place but not bad for feeling it out. Virgin wanted this as a single from the album, even to the point where I went to Bristol to script out a storyboard with Peter Lord of Aardman animation.”

Art

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Lyrics

Here he come again
Dress in all that skin
Like he was still human being

Look at he long ears
And he big brown eyes
And with them truth he is seeing

Isn't it a shame you kicked that girl
Isn't it a shame she kicked you back, jackass

She really shake you donkey up
She really make you donkey up
She really shake you donkey up, quite a packet

How she carry you
Over thick and thin ice
You still dug you spurs in
Now you forced to walk
Laden down with shame
It's not just you back that's hurting

Now children saddle him for riding
Pick a fight with love and she will
Tan your hide in

She really shake you donkey up
She really shake you donkey up

Shake you donkey!

© 1984 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Sat, 28 Sep 1996 14:09:24 -0700
From: hbmus047 (at) email dot csun dot edu (Ian Dahlberg)
Subject: Shake You Donkey Up TAB
Message-Id: <199609282110.OAA06802 (at) sgi dot sgi dot com>


SHAKE YOU DONKEY UP

"u" means to bend up 1/2 step and release. (the string below where it's marked)

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------2-----0----2--------2-----0----2----------|
D------------u------2------------u------2----------|
A--u-0----0--4---------u--0---0--4-----------------|
E--4-------------------4---------------------------|
   +    .    .    .    +    .    .    .

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------2-----0----2--------2---5-4--2------------|
D------------u------2------------5-4--2------------|
A--u-0----0--4---------u--0---0---------u----------|
E--4-------------------4----------------4----------|
   +    .    .    .    +    .    .    .

This figure is played throughout entire tune with minor
variations.
E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------2-----0----2--------2-----0----2----------|
D------------u------2------------u------2----------|
A--u-0----0--4---------u--0---0--4-----------------|
E--4-------------------4---------------------------|
   +    .    .    .    +    .    .    .

(Dave figure during second verse)

Now You   forced to walk...
E--------------------------------------------------|
B------------2------------------------2------------|
G---------------2---0------------2-0---------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
   +    .    .    .    +    .    .    .

E--------------------------------------------------|
B------------2---------------------0----2----------|
G---------------2---0---------2--2-----------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
   +    .    .    .    +    .    .    .

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--3--3---3-2--------------------2-----------------|
G------------------------0--2--0---0--2--0---------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
   +    .    .    .    +    .    .    .

BRIDGE

  Now children...      ridin'
E--0-------------------0---------------------------|
B--2-------------------3---------------------------|
G--2-------------------0---------------------------|
D--2-------------------4---------------------------|
A--0-------------------5---------------------------|
E--X-------------------X---------------------------|
   +    .    +    .    +    .    +    .

  pick a fight with love...
E--0---------------------|
B--2---------------------|
G--2---------------------|
D--2---------------------|
A--0---------------------|
E--X---------------------|
   +    .    +    .

   tan your hide in
  (chords used)
E--0-------------------0---------------------------|
B--2-------------------2---------------------------|
G--2-------------------2---------------------------|
D--4-------------------3---------------------------|
A--0-------------------0---------------------------|
E--X-------------------X---------------------------|
   +    .    .    .    +    .    .    .   +  .  . .

Dave actually plays something akin to this but funkier
E----------------------------------------------------|
B-------2---------2---------2---------2-------2----2-|
G----2----2----2----2----2----2----2----2---2--2--2-2|
D--4---------4---------3---------3---------3-----3---|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|
   +    .    .    .    +    .    .    .    +  .   .  .

There's more, I know but it's hard to pick out.  This, at least are some
important bits.  Bye!

                                                                Ian

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