Hi, this is an open invitation to the Choir and performers,musicians and Youth of Holy Cross to have fun with me on some songs in the coffee house coming up the evening of October 5th.
Below are 4 of my original songs and lyrics so you can follow along ( the recording aren’t the greatest but having the lyrics will help)
“Nougat” is my stage name and I have a special voice that goes with it - it’s obvious on 3 of the songs.
The fourth song, Raise Your Glasses High, is a dedication-type song (not in the “Nougat” style) that is for dedications to places and causes and those you love, and there’s a few examples thrown in to the demo song - it would be great to get the audience singing this one with us.
So imagine adding harmonies on the choruses, adding percussion and bass and other instruments, doing skit kind of things - ideas for this at the bottom of the page :-)
We would need to have one rehearsal before the performance and would need to get together and or develop some props for anyone who’s interested - looking forward to seeing what we can do!
Feel free to contact me: Matthew Shelton
404 -805-1894matthew @ localsearchgold.com
18 foot alligatorLivin’ in my back yard18 foot alligatorLivin’ in my back yardFirst time that he showed upWhen they drained the swamp18 foot alligatorComes in whenever he wants18 foot alligatorComes in when whenever he wantsDrinks up all the liquorSmokes up all of the stuff18 Foot AlligatorStays frustrated most of the time18 Foot AlligatorStays frustrated most of the timeNo matter how hard he triesHis gator claws can’t play guitarSo I taught him - gator-monica(instrumental)You can make friends with my gatorJust feed him lots of barbequeYou can make friends with my gatorJust feed him lots of barbequeBut it better have low-country sauce all on itOr the gator still gonna bite you: Chomp, chomp chomp chomp(didgeridoo instrumental)18 foot alligatorGoes moon crazy once a month18 foot alligatorGoes moon crazy once a monthSlips back down in the bayouRoars for some gator love Whoa, whoa wo wo wo(didgeridoo and voice call and response)18 foot alligatorLivin’ in my back yard18 foot alligatorLivin’ in my back yardFirst time that he showed upWhen they drained the swamp__________
Gotta Change Galaxies
Oh, life passes onLet’s not let it pass us bySince life’s passin’ onLet’s raise our glasses highFor our lads and lasses are growin’They’re gonna be gone some dayAnd so are we – who knows when?So raise your glasses highCHORUS:Raise your glasses highGive and love and laughRaise your glasses highmake this moment lastRaise your glasses highThe best things in lifeAre things easily sentA smile we can shine with everyone we meetAnd time that is givenWe each have the same each dayRich or poor we spend it,Can’t get it backSo raise your glasses highCHORUSBRIDGE:If you’re feelin’ downThere’s one cure for sureFind someone who needsAnd you can giveGive ‘em the best you gotThat down will go missingIllumined all aroundThat’s the best of being humanCHORUS:Raise your glasses highgive and love and laughRaise your glasses highmake this moment lastRaise your glasses high:(Dedication section)For ,,.,...,..Raise your glasses high:For ,,.,...,..Raise your glasses ...etc__________________
Song skit ideas
18 foot alligator:
Alligator hatsPull a measuring tape all 18 feetAnybody have an inflatable gator?Any sports team Gator stuff?Gatorclaws prop: can't play guitarGator prop - plays harmonicaFake BBQ ribsBig plastic heart for Gator love
Gotta Change Galaxies:
Big fake spaceshipGreen alien maskAlien antennas headgearGraphic of milky way galaxy with a candy bar over itGraphic of Earth covered with bugsGraphic of position of Earth in our solar systemGraphic of sun sizesGraphic of position of solar system in the milky wayGraphics of Andromeda and triangulum galaxiesGraphic of diamond grille
Raise your glasses high:
Pre-made dedication cards - matching set of 2 each - one for singers to see and one for audience to see and sing along with
Yesterday and a case of beer ago:
Cue cards:YesterdayAnd a case ofBeer (case)Ago
Ok so that's it - I'm open to feedback and ideas and having fun with this - let me hear from you!