Ribbit Rhythms

by The Fattenin' Frogs

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1.
02:51
Tunin' up my rockets gonna paint em red Gotta slick clean get-up and I'm making my bed Well she rolled right past in a little tiny bug Gonna paint this town, gonna cut some rug Yeah, I'm P and I'm A U...L... P-A-U-L Paul, that's all! Happen to be jivin' and she looked my way I asked her maybe if she's gonna stay Well I just couldn't shake her looking classy and hip Well we jumped in my rocket and off we dipped Yeah, I'm P and I'm A I'm U...L... P-A-U-L, that's all! (Hey there Dani) (Hey Mandi) (Have you seen that Paul?) (Who, that Paul?) (Oh yeah, that Paul! Well I think...I think he's the cutest of em all!) Look at him go, so fast and fly Look at him go, my oh my Grease in his hair, gleam in his eye He's P-A-U-L, Paul that's why This daddy-o's fast, he likes to push and pull Gonna show ya little mama what it's like to roll Well I waited all day just to play in your house Well I'll be the cat and you be the mouse You're a fine miss dandy, won't you take my hand Gonna sizzle like bacon in a frying pan Yeah, I'm P and I'm A I'm U...L... P-A-U-L, Paul that's all! Well, I'm P and I'm A I'm U...L... P-A-U-L, Paul that's all!
2.
Baby, baby, baby (I saw you pretty baby) Oh, baby, baby baby (Can't shake you pretty baby) B-b-b-baby, baby, baby (Hope there's no other baby, baby) B-b-b-baby, baby, baby (Want to make you my baby) Oh, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby! Ooh, Baby, baby, baby (I wanna know ya, baby) Oh, baby, baby, baby (I wanna show ya, baby) B-b-b baby, baby baby (All those things that I know, babe) B-b-b baby, baby baby (Let's take it nice and slow, babe) Oh, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby! If you love me tenderly, I will love you endlessly We'll make sweat with our intensity and I'll be begging you not to leave Wo-aah! Mm, Baby! Ooh, baby, baby baby (Just want you 'round me, baby) Oh, baby, baby, baby (Take you on the town, baby) B-b-b-baby, baby, baby (And show you all around, babe) B-b-b-baby, baby, baby (Pretend there's no one around, babe) Oh, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby! If you love me tenderly, I will love you endlessly We'll make sweat with our intensity and you'll be begging me not to leave (Woo!) Ooh, baby, baby, baby (Oh, let me know, baby) Oh, baby, baby, baby (Is it yes or no babe?) B-b-b-baby, baby, baby (Because I adore ya, baby) B-b-b-baby, baby, baby (Take my hand; let's go, babe) Oh, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Ba-by, Babe! Wo-aah! Ooh, Baby!
3.
I asked for water, She brought me gasoline I asked for water, She brought me gasoline That's the troublist woman I ever seen Tell me baby, when are you comin' home Tell me baby, when are you comin' home You know I love you pretty baby, you've been gone too long Church bells tollin', hearse comes driving slow Church bells tollin', hearse comes driving slow I hope my baby, don't leave me no more
4.
02:52
Goodbye my sweet baby Goodbye my sweet baby Baby cut my chains (I’m moving on, movin’ on) Though you cry, cry, cry (I’m moving on, movin’ on) Can’t change my mind, babe (I’m moving on, movin’ on) I’m on the road again (I’m moving on) Goodbye my sweet baby Goodbye my sweet baby Can’t tie me down (I’m moving on, movin’ on) In your heart strings (I’m moving on, movin’ on) You want diamond rings (I’m moving on, movin’ on) But I ain’t your clown (I’m moving on, movin’ on) Goodbye my sweet baby (Oh don’t you go now, please don’t you go now, oh don’t you go now, my sweet baby) Goodbye my sweet baby (Oh don’t you go now, please don’t you go now, oh don’t you go now, my sweet baby) And she said... Oh don’t you go now, oh don’t you go now, oh don’t you go now, my sweet baby Oh don’t you go now, oh don’t you go now, oh don’t you go now, my sweet baby Oh don’t you go now, oh don’t you go now, oh don’t you go now, my sweet baby Oh don’t you go now, oh don’t you go now, oh don’t you go now, my sweet baby
5.
02:55
Mama died when he was young Raised by nice folk that had no money Left the old world at the age of nineteen Tried to catch the Titanic, didn’t have the green He was a hard man He walked a hard road He was a hard man Life could never break him down Caught a bout of diphtheria on the sea Laid him up a month drinking Boston tea Back on his feet and hit the road Found himself a fellow travelling soul He was a hard man He walked a hard road He was a hard man Life could never break him down Headed North, past Hudson Bay Fishing for a living just to make their way Sold the body, ate the heads For two years all they had to keep them fed He was a hard man He walked a hard road He was a hard man Life could never break him down In his footsteps came a younger brother But flipped a canoe in the freezing water Uncle Sam picked off the floor Back over the sea he went to fight the war He was a hard man He walked a hard road He was a hard man Life could never break him down Minnesota was his promised land Found him a wife and 40 acres to plant Cleared the fields with his bare fists A tired old horse, and a bunch of grit He was a hard man He walked a hard road He was a hard man Life could never break him down Sent four sons to fight the second world war Just two came back to American shores But if ever tears did he cry Wasn’t a sight for other people’s eyes He was a hard man He walked a hard road He was a hard man Life could never break him down He was a stern fellow and he liked his drink Drove his children off into the wind But times were hard and they understood He was doing the best he could He was a hard man He walked a hard road He was a hard man Life could never break him down I barely knew the man before he died But he gave me his name and I wear it with pride And this old harmonica he used to play Reminds me of from where I came He was a hard man He walked a hard road He was a hard man Life could never break him down
6.
03:24
Whenever you're around me, I just can't seem to get it out So many feelings that I want to scream and shout Yeah, I think about you every single-y night, ev'ry day Wish I could finally find the words that'll make you stay I love you I want you I need you for good I love you I want you I need you for good I want you, I need you, I love you for good I love you, I want you, I need you for good I just can't seem to find the words to say How I feel about you each and every single-y day So I bottle up these f-f-feelings I have inside, till I find a way to hide my f-f-foolish pride I love you I want you I need you for good I love you I want you I need you for good
7.
03:14
Woke up this morning Feeling fine Lazy ocean waves have calmed my worried mind Broke down and hungry But I ain’t cryin’ I got no honey babe, but finally got the time A lost but happy castaway (early in the mornin, early in the mornin’ early in the mornin we can go) If you ain’t got no one, no one to pay Hoist up the anchors And set the sails I’m headed nowhere but I’m loving every day You see me coming My smiling face Can’t use your heavy heart to put me in my place This world ain’t got you tied down in chains (early in the mornin, early in the mornin’ early in the mornin we can go) If you want to escape, I’ll show the way Early in the mornin, early in the mornin’ early in the mornin we can go Early in the mornin, early in the mornin’ early in the mornin we can go Early in the mornin, early in the mornin’ early in the mornin we can go Early in the mornin, early in the mornin’ early in the mornin we can go
8.
03:30
No north or south nor east or west The roads of my past never led to my happiness Wyoming, Minnesota, California, Georgia, Kansas, Vermont, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Alabama, New York, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Maryland, Louisiana, Missouri Where I'm headed, honey, I can't tell And if I did, you know it wouldn't bid you no well Wyoming, Minnesota, California, Georgia, Kansas, Vermont, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Alabama, New York, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Maryland, Louisiana, Missouri Don't need no crossroads, the Devil's everywhere Lovers, sinners, forsakers: beware Gonna leave this town 'cause I'm hearin' hell hounds The howlin' and the growlin' through those ragged teeth, those perro negros are soon behind me Don't you know that you will surely die, if you look into their eyes twice? Hell hath fury, out of here in a hurry Gotta go, almost lost my toe! Leaving this town or is it a state? One thing's for sure no time to hesitate You won't find me just confusion to be found I'm leaving by plane, train, or walking, greyhound Wyoming, Minnesota, California, Georgia, Kansas, Vermont, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Alabama, New York, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Maryland, Louisiana, Missouri Whoo!
9.
04:16
Just a young boy been hangin’ round Those southern juke joints where the guitars sound Well you met the devil on the crossroads they say When you came back round boy but you could play But a whiskey bottle and a poisoned drop Well they took you out before you reached the top I was Born under a bad sign Born under a bad sign Born under a bad sign Well look out mama cause I was born to die Just a happy go lucky child In the Mississippi summer running wild Well you got too fresh with the grocer’s wife Men come round and they took your life Mama she brought you back Chicago way And to feed the fire she put you on display I was Born under a bad sign Born under a bad sign Born under a bad sign Well look out mama cause I was born to die Born a proud man in a backwards state Doing all you can to change your brothers’ fate But the man don’t like it when you stir the pot And he took you out with a rifle shot 30 years you waited in your grave For the hand of justice finally make him pay I was Born under a bad sign Born under a bad sign Born under a bad sign Well look out mama cause I was born to die
10.
It's hard to accept, what we can't refuse In this lovers' war baby, we both lose I don't wanna stay, and watch it decay Just have to work up the nerve to say Let it lie, let it lie Let it swing, let it swing, let it swing closed Baby, just let the door swing closed Let's not look to the future, our love's better in the past Going through all these motions, knowing it won't last You know in my dreams, you I no longer find Rather be alone than next to you at night Let it lie, let it lie Let it swing, let it swing, let it swing closed Baby, just let the door swing closed You used to drive me crazy, now I'm just goin' insane I think I found another baby, just the other day I hate to break, your little heart But I think it's right we spent some time apart Let it lie, let it lie Let it swing, let it swing, let it swing closed Baby, just let the door swing closed Held the door, rather see it closing Held the door, leaving you behind Held the door, rather see it closing Held the door, leaving you behind Held the door Held the door Held the door Held the door Held the door
11.
Baby, where have you been? I've been searching and it's near days end Seems my trouble won't be over until I hold you again Oh, where have you been? Lord knows, I know you need to roam But I was hoping that would lead you back home I just hear your words over and over and over and over Baby, tell me this ain't over I'll search every crowd and I'll keep throwing your name around I'll start pounding doors down Baby, I just need you around Search all day and I search all night Where have you been?
12.
Eighteen years on this old farm The world outside is calling And if stay just one more day My roots just might start growing I’m gonna ride on Gonna ride on Sorry father, mother, sister, and brother, gonna ride on instead Five long years been workin' here World under my feet turning So much to do before I lose my youth And get too tired of running I’m gonna ride on Gonna ride on All my best to you my dears, gonna ride on instead Girl you been so nice and kind But I just can't settle my ramblin' mind Hate to see you cry but comes a time For me to be on my way I’m gonna ride on Gonna ride on Sorry babe, know you want me to stay, gonna ride on instead I see that clock hanging on the wall The hands just keep on spinning Spinning like a wheel, they're driving me Toward the gates of the great divine I’m gonna ride on Gonna ride on Goodbye father, mother, sister, and brother, gonna ride on instead Ain't no more in this world to do And no sense in waiting, waiting Know I'm gonna miss you and I didn't quit you I'll see you on the other side I’m gonna ride on Gonna ride on Sorry father, mother, sister, and brother, gonna ride on instead Gonna keep on riding Keep on riding Sorry father, brother, sister, mother, gonna ride on instead

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"Ribbit Rhythms" is the third studio album from Minneapolis, Minnesota based roots rock & rollers, The Fattenin' Frogs.

"Ribbit Rhythms" is 11 original songs and one cover of our hero, Howlin' Wolf, that tell of the ups and downs, the ebbs and flows, and the beginnings and endings of life - songs of love and lost love, of finding your own path and realizing your own mortality. Every time we perform one of our songs, we feel the song in that moment and give it energy to make it LIVE. You won't ever feel that you got a "stamped out" version of any of these songs. They are meant first and foremost to entertain you, but also to remind you to enjoy life's journey no matter what roads it leads you down.

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released October 10, 2015

All songs written by The Fattenin' Frogs except #3 by Howlin' Wolf

Amanda White: vocals, kazoo
Mark Larson: drums, vocals
Danielle Scofield: vocals
Paul DeLong: bass guitar, guitar, piano, vocals
Michael Lloyd: guitar, piano, organ, accordion, vocals
Chris Holm: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Berek Awend: organ
Amanda Awend: vocals

Recorded and mixed at Pearl Studio, Minneapolis by Zachary Hollander
Mastered at Magneto Mastering, Minneapolis by Dave Gardner

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We are The Fattenin' Frogs and we play Rock & Roll music in it's original spirit by turning up the intensity on traditional American music.

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