Original en F.
With her |Am7| mythical ma-|Ebdim| donnas
Still |E| walking in their shades
|E| Lenny Bruce, declares a truce and |Am7+| plays his other hand.
|Am7| Marshall McLuhan, |Ebdim| casual viewin,
Head |E| buried in the sand.
......|E| Sirens on the |E7| rooftops wailing
......|Am| But there's no ship sailing. |D|
......|E| Groucho, with his |E7| movies trailing
......|Am| Stands alone with his punchline |D| fai-|E| ling.
|E| Klu Klux Klan serve hot soul food and the |Am7+| band plays In the Mood
The |Am7| cheerleader waves her cyanide |Ebdim| wand,
There's a |E| smell of peach blossom and bitter almonde.
|E| Caryl Chessman sniffs the air and |Am7+| leads the parade
He |Am7| knows in a |Ebdim| scent you can |E| bottle all you made.
......There's |E| Howard Hughes in |E7| blue suede shoes,
......|Am| Smiling at the majorettes smoking Winston |D| Cigarettes. |E - E7|
......And as the |Am| song and dance begins, |D|
......The |E| children play at |E7| home with |A| needles; |B| needles and |C#| pins.