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24. Vavoom, Ted the Mechanic

(Gillan, Glover, Lord, Morse, Paice)
Deep Purple のアルバム Purpendicular より

80年代の終わり、ヴァーモントのストウでパープルのアルバム "The House of Blue Light" をレコーディング中に、パブである男に出会った。




"Vavoom" という単語が会話に使われるのを聞いたことは、ある日トウィンクスという友人が、「女の子が人生の上で何らかの位置を確保するに必要なもの」を描写するのにその単語を使ったのが初めて。その「必要なもの」とはオーランドのキャバレー・クラブのダンサーの一人が熟練している、腰を前に突き出す動きだそうだ。この会話の時点でキャバレー・クラブは本物のストリップクラブだったが、現在はダンサー達もパンティーを着用しなくてはならない規則になっており、憂うばかりだ。いや、マジな話、本当にバカバカしい規則じゃないか!

Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic


Playing pool and drinking beer
Nothing more'n the
Occasional tear
But this man's life goes on
And he gets
Greased all over
From time to time
At the strip joint, where we met
He said 'Hi, my name is Ted
See that one over there
That ball of thunder
Every time she goes Vavoom,
I wiggle in my chair
Can I buy you a beer?
What a guy

'I've had a few myself' he said
'But I never quit when I'm ahead
Too many rules and regulations
Stupid laws designed by fools behind closed doors
And another thing I won't discuss is religion
It always causes a fight
There she goes again
'How does she do that' said Ted

And he told me
Of those injustices (that)
He had suffered in his life
His wife and kids
And boss and dogs
And neighbours
Raising Cain and causing strife
They were forever whining
Bleating howling yapping
Screeching moaning crying
He fed them well
He kept them warm

Thing about Ted
He didn't really care
Nothing much got in his hair
And the beauty of it was
That he was right
He was big as a truck
And fast as a door
(What's that?)
He was always right
The banjo player took a hike
What's that song
I used to like
He was big as a truck
Fast as a door - Ted
Ted the mechanic

Top man our Ted

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