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S L S 1. 08. Big Banana Generation
(Lyrics & Music by The Piz)


Description

"Not only disturbing in its confusing use of what should be a very phallic symbol, because it is not at all about a penis but rather just a banana, but also disturbing by the presence of the father, pushing the Oedipal theme even further while at the same time refusing to offer up the sexual innuendos, leaving us to search for the underlying non-existent sexual overtones and to question why exactly are we looking for those overtones." The title is a mis-heard version of "big banana, gonna eat you."


Lyrics

There I see her, she's lookin' really neat
There I see her, she's standin' by my feet
My oh my, whatcha gonna do
My oh my, she's by my shoe
It's a big banana. I'm going to eat you!

chorus-
Big Banana! Gonna eat you!

My dad walks in, I think he wants some
I said, "No, I only got one."

And I quickly run away
And I quickly run away
And I quickly run away
And I quickly run away

(chorus)
(repeat first verse)
(chorus)

Banana peel down by my feet
Banana peel, it's lookin' really neat
My oh my whatcha gonna do
My oh my gonna eat you too

(chorus)


Transcription

guitar (in "weird tuning"):
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------0-------0-------0---3-430-------0-------0-------0-3-4-0-
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0---5-----0-5---0---5-----------0---5-----0-5---0---5--------- etc.
    ^bend   ^bend   ^bend           ^bend   ^bend   ^bend
		
or in standard tuning with pitch shifter (down 5 half steps):
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--------------------------5-65--------------------------5-6---
------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-----7-
0---5-----0-5---0---5-----------0---5-----0-5---0---5--------- etc.
    ^bend   ^bend   ^bend           ^bend   ^bend   ^bend
		
bassline
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2---2-2-2-------2---2-2-2-4-0---
----------0-2-------------------

I don't really know the other part ("and I quickly run away").

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