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... the Lyrics!

ACT I:

1. Our Prayer/Gee 2. Heroes And Villains 3. Roll Plymouth Rock 4. Barnyard 5. Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine 6.Cabinessence

ACT II:

7. Wonderful 8. Song For Children 9. Child Is Father Of The Man 10. Surf's Up

ACT III:

11. I'm In Great Shape/I Want To Be Around/Workshop 12. Vega-tables 13. On A Holiday 14. Wind Chimes 15. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow 16. In Blue Hawaii 17. Good Vibrations

OUR PRAYER/GEE

Dip di di dip di di dip di di di di di
Dip di di dip di di dip di di di di di
Dip di di dip di di dip di di di di di
How I love that girl...

Heroes and villains...

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HEROES AND VILLAINS

I've been in this town so long that back in the city
I've been taken for lost and gone
And unknown for a long long time

Fell in love years ago
With an innocent girl
From the Spanish and Indian home
Home of the heroes and villains

Once at night Catillian squared the fight
And she was right in the rain of the bullets that eventually brought her down
But she's still dancing in the night
Unafraid of what a dude'll do in a town full of heroes and villains

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done

Stand or fall I know there
Shall be peace in the valley
And it's all an affair
Of my life with the heroes and villains

YOU'RE UNDER ARREST!!!

My children were raised
You know they suddenly rise
They started slow long ago
Head to toe healthy weathy and wise

I've been in this town so long
So long to the city
I'm fit with the stuff
To ride in the rough
And sunny down snuff I'm alright
By the heroes and

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done

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ROLL PLYMOUTH ROCK

Waving from the ocean liner
Leaving cheering Indians behind her

Rock, rock and roll
Plymouth rock, roll over
Rock, rock and roll
Plymouth rock, roll over

Ribbon of concrete, just see what you done done
To the church of the American indian ...

Once upon the Sandwich Isles
The social structure steamed upon Hawaii

Rock, rock and roll
Plymouth rock, roll over
Rock, rock and roll
Plymouth rock, roll over

Bicycle rider, just see what you’ve done done
To the church of the American indian ...

Wa halla loo lay
Wa halla loo lah
Keeny wok a poo lah
Wa halla loo lay
Wa halla loo lah
Keeny wok a poo lah
Wa halla loo lay
Wa halla loo lah
Keeny wok a poo lah
Wa halla loo lay
Wa halla loo lah
Keeny wok a poo lah

Rock, rock and roll
Plymouth rock, roll over
Rock, rock and roll
Plymouth rock, roll over

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BARNYARD

Out in the barnyard, the chickens do their number,
Out in the barnyard, the cook is chopping lumber

Jump in the pigpen, next time I'll take my shoes off
Hit the dirt doing two-and-a-half, next time I'll leave my hat on...

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OLD MASTER PAINTER/YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

You were my sunshine, my only sunshine
You made me happy when skies were gray
You'll never know, dear, how much I loved you
How could you take my sunshine away?

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CABINESSENCE

Light the lamp and fire mellow,
Cabin essence timely hello,
Welcomes the time for a change.

Lost and found, you still remain there.
You'll find a meadow filled with grain there.
I'll give you a home on the range.

Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?
Who ran the iron horse?

I want to watch you windblown facing
Waves of wheat for your embracing.
Folks sing a song of the grange.

Nestle in a kiss below there.
The constellations ebb and flow there.
And witness our home on the range.

Who ran the iron horse?
(Truck driving man do what you can)
Who ran the iron horse?
(High-tail your load off the road)
Who ran the iron horse?
(Out of night-life-it's a gas man)
Who ran the iron horse?
(I don't believe I gotta grieve)
Who ran the iron horse?
(In and out of luck)
Who ran the iron horse?
(With a buck and a booth)
Who ran the iron horse?
(Catchin' on to the truth)
Who ran the iron horse?
(In the vast past, the last gasp)
Who ran the iron horse?
(In the land, in the dust, trust that you must)
Who ran the iron horse?
(Catch as catch can)

Have you seen the grand coolie workin' on the railroad?
Have you seen the grand coolie workin' on the railroad?
Have you seen the grand coolie workin' on the railroad?

Over and over,
The crow cries uncover the cornfield.
Over and over,
The thresher and hover the wheat field.

Over and over,
The crow cries uncover the cornfield.
Over and over,
The thresher and hover the wheat field.

Over and over,
The crow cries uncover the cornfield.

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WONDERFUL

She belongs there left with her liberty
Never known as a non-believer
She laughs and stays in her won-won-won-wonderful

She knew how to gather the forest when
God reached softly and moved her body
One golden locket
Quite young and loving her mother and father

Farther down the path was a mystery
Through the recess the chalk and numbers
A boy bumped into her won-won-won-wonderful

All fall down and lost in the mystery
Lost it all to a non-believer
And all that's left is a girl
Who's loved by her mother and father

She'll return in love with her liberty
Never known as a non-believer
She'll sigh and thank God for won-won-won-wonderful

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SONG FOR CHILDREN

Maybe not one
Maybe you too
Wondering

Wondering who
Wonderful you
Wondering

Child, the child, the child, father of the sun

Where is the father (father of the sun)
Father of the child, where is the father, child, the child
Where is the wonderful me (father of the child)
Wonderful you

Though I know what you're wondering
If you are wonderful you
I can stop you wondering if you're my wonderful

Child, child, child
The child, the child
Father of the sun
Child, child, the child
Child, child, child
The child, the child
Father of the sun
Child, child, the child

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CHILD IS FATHER OF THE MAN

(Child child, child, the child) father of the man (father of the man)

Easy my child, it's just enough to believe (I believe, I believe, I believe)
Out of the wild into what you can't conceive
You'll change

(Child child, child, the child) father of the man (father of the man)
(Child child, child, the child) father of the man (father of the man)
(Child child, child, the child) father of the man (father of the man)

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SURF'S UP

A diamond necklace played the pawn
Hand in hand some drummed along, oh
To a handsome man and baton (My God, my God)
A blind class aristocracy
Back through the opera glass you see
The pit and the pendulum drawn (My God, my God)
Columnated ruins domino

Canvass the town and brush the backdrop
Are you sleeping?

Hung velvet overtaken me
Dim chandelier awaken me
To a song dissolved in the dawn (My God, my God)
The music hall a costly bow
The music all is lost for now
To a muted trumpeter swan (My God, my God)
Columnated ruins domino

Canvass the town and brush the backdrop
Are you sleeping, Brother John?

Dove nested towers the hour was
Strike the street quicksilver moon
Carriage across the fog
Two-Step to lamp lights cellar tune
The laughs come hard in Auld Lang Syne

The glass was raised, the fired rose
The fullness of the wine, the dim last toasting
While at port adieu or die

A choke of grief heart hardened I
Beyond belief a broken man too tough to cry

Surf's Up
Aboard a tidal wave
Come about hard and join
The young and often spring you gave
I heard the word
Wonderful thing
A children's song

Child, child, child, child, child
A child is the father of the man
Child, child, child, child, child
A child is the father of the man
A children's song
Have you listened as they played
Their song is love
And the children know the way
That's why the child is the father to the man
Child, child, child, child, child
Child, child, child, child, child
Na na na na na na na na
Child, child, child, child, child
That's why the child is the father to the man
Child, child, child, child, child

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I'M IN GREAT SHAPE/I WANT TO BE AROUND/WORKSHOP

Fresh clean air around my head
Mornings tumble out of bed
Eggs and grits and lickety-split
Look at me jump!
I'm in the great shape of agriculture...

I wanna be around to pick up the pieces
When somebody breaks your heart (your heart)
Yes when somebody breaks your heart (your heart)
In two (in two)

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VEGA-TABLES

I'm gonna be round my vegetables
I'm gonna chow down my vegetables
I love you most of all
My favorite vege-table

If you brought a big brown bag of them home
I'd jump up and down and hope you'd toss me a carrot

I'm gonna keep well my vegetables
Cart off and sell my vegetables
I love you most of all
My favorite vege-table
Oh oh taba vega vegel

I tried to kick the ball but my tenny flew right off
I'm red as a beet 'cause I'm so embarassed

Sleep a lot, eat a lot
Brushing like crazy
Run a lot, do a lot
Never be lazy

Oh oh dum do dum de dooby do
Oh oh dum do dum de dooby do
Oh oh dum do dum de dooby do
oh yeah
Oh badumday oh dum do dum de dooby do
Oh badumday oh dum do dum de dooby do

Chomp chomp chomp chomp do-do-do do-do-do
Bop bop bop bop do-do-do do-do-do

I threw away my candy bar
and I ate the wrapper
and when they told me what I did
I burst into laughter

I know that you'll feel better
When you send us in
Your letter an'
Tell us the name of your
Your favorite vege-table

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ON A HOLIDAY

A pirate with a tune on a holiday
A lazy Mr. Moon on a getaway
And isn't that a mood for a milky way
A ukulele lady around a lei

Rock, rock, roll
Rock, rock, roll Plymouth Rock, roll over
For a holiday
With a rondele

Abash and forth a starboard course
With north abeam, sherry of course
The men will share some sport and now me hearty
Not the rum of Carib' scum
It's port tonight - drink up and come
Un-weigh the anchor Yank and we will party!

A shanty town, a shanty in Waikiki
And juxtapose a man with a mystery
A blue Hawaiian captured his melody
Pauahi O Kalani is what he sings to me

Rock, rock, roll
Rock, rock, roll Plymouth Rock, roll over
For a holiday

Long, long ago, long ago

Whisperin' wind sent my wind chimes a-tinklin'
Whisperin' wind sent my wind chimes a-tinklin'
Whisperin' wind sent my wind chimes a-tinklin'

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WIND CHIMES

Hanging down from my window
Those are my wind chimes
On the warm breeze the little bells
Tinkle like wind chimes
Though it's hard I try not to look at my wind chimes
Now and then a tear rolls off my cheek

Close your eyes and lean back now listen to wind chimes
In the late afternoon you're hung up on wind chimes
Though it's hard I try not to look at my wind chimes

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IN BLUE HAWAII

Water, water, water, water
Is it hot as hell in here or is it me?
It really is a mystery
If I die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take my misery
I could really use a drop to drink
Somewhere in a placid pool and sink
Feel like I was really in the pink

I lose a dream when I don't sleep
I'm slumbering
There's still a promise we must keep
I'm wondering

Wa wa ho wa, Hawaii
Wa wa ho wa, Hawaii lay beyond the sea
Wa wa ho wa, Hawaii
Wa wa ho wa, Hawaii beckons to me

Oh I could use a drop to drink right now
In the waterfall, back there in Hawaii
Take me to a luau now
And lay before me wholly, holy cow

Down in blue Hawaii
So far away from blue Hawaii

Aloha nui means goodbye

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GOOD VIBRATIONS

I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
And she's already working on my brain
I, I only looked in her eyes
But I think of something I just can't explain.

I'm pickin' up good vibrations
She's giving me the excitations
I'm pickin' up good vibrations
(Oom bop bop good vibrations)
She's giving me the excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)
Good good good good vibrations
(Oom bop bop)
She's giving me the excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)
Good good good good vibrations
(Oom bop bop)
She's giving me the excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)

I, I bet I know what she's like
And I can feel how right she'd be for me
It's weird, how she comes in so strong
And I wonder what she's pickin up from me?

I'm pickin' up good vibrations
She's giving me the excitations
I'm pickin' up good vibrations
(Oom bop bop good vibrations)
She's giving me the excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)
Good good good good vibrations
(Oom bop bop)
She's giving me the excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)
Good good good good vibrations
(Oom bop bop)
She's giving me the excitations
(Oom bop bop excitations)

(Ahhhhhhh)
(Ah my my what elation)
I don't know where but she sends me there
(Ah my my what a sensation)
(Ah my my what elations)
(Ah my my what)

Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin' with her
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin' with her
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations
A happenin'

Ahhhhhhhh
Good good good good vibrations
(Oom bop bop)
(I'm pickin' up good vibrations)
She's giving me the excitations
(Oom bop bop)
(Excitations)
Good good good good vibrations
(Oom bop bop)

Na na na na na
Na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na

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Credits

All lyrics by Van Dyke Parks © Safe and Sane Music (ASCAP). All music by Brian Wilson © BriMel Music (BMI) except as follows:

"Our Prayer": Brian Wilson © Irving Music (BMI);
"Gee": William Davis-Morris Levy © EMI Longitude Music (BMI);
"Heroes and Villains" and "Surf's Up": Brian Wilson-Van Dyke Parks © Irving Music (BMI);
"The Old Master Painter": Haven Gillespie-Beasley Smith © EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP);
"You Are My Sunshine": Jimmie Davis ©Peer International Corp. (BMI);
"I Want To Be Around": Music-Johnny Mercer; Lyric-Sadie Vimmerstedt ©Warner Bros. Music Corp. (ASCAP);
"Workshop" and "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow": Brian Wilson ©BriMel Music (BMI);
"Good Vibrations": Brian Wilson-Michael Love-Tony Asher ©Irving Music (BMI). All rights reserved. "Brian Wilson presents SMiLE" (the album) available on Nonesuch Records CD #79846-2. The DVD is available on Rhino. Thank you.