Track Title:               Monkey Time

Album Title:               The Best of the Tubes
Prime Artist:              The Tubes
Originally made famous by: Major Lance
Written by:                Curtis Mayfield

From the Album:            Outside/Inside  1983 (A)
Lyrics:
        There's a place right across town, whenever you're ready
        Where people gather 'round, whenever they're ready
                      Dm      Am      Gm
        And then the music begins to play
             Dm      Am          Gm
        You feel a groove comin' on its way

Chorus:

                Gm              Am
        Are you ready (are you ready)
                       Bb                   C
        Well, you get yours, cause-a I got mine
                        F
        For the Monkey Time (Monkey Time)

[repeat intro]
        (Monkey Time)

Verse 2:

        Now the dance that the people do, I don't know how it started
        All I know is that when the beat brings a feel
        It's so hard to get parted
        And then the music begins to play
        Automatically you're on your way

[Repeat chorus]

Bridge:

        (F)                  Dm      C       F
        Do the Monkey, yeah (do the Monkey Time)
        (F)                  Dm      C       F
        Do the Monkey, yeah (do the Monkey Time)

                       Dm    Am         Dm
        Ah-twist them hips (twist them hips)
                  Am       Dm             Am       Dm
        Let your backbone slip (let your backbone slip)
             Am        Dm    Am        Dm
        Now move your feet (move your feet)
            Am      Dm       Am      Dm    Am
        Get on the beat (get on the beat)

[repeat chorus]

[repeat intro]
        (Monkey Time)

[repeat verse 2]

[repeat chorus]

Coda [repeat intro riff to fade]:

        Ah, do the Monkey, yeah
        Give me a big strong line
        You're lookin' real fine [fade]


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