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Hottest Gong in Town – George Harrison

04/08/2010

The best unreleased Harrisong. Recorded for Shanghai Surprise movie and intended for the soundtrack, which never saw the light of the day. It surfaced on the Pirate Songs bootleg. Enjoy, harr-harr-harr!

| Em | C7 | Gdim | F#aug |
| Em | A7 | C7   | F#aug |
| Em | A7 | C7   | F#aug |
| G  | B7 |

    Em              B7     Em     B7
You heard about old Smokey Joe,
A                               Gdim               B7
  Now there's someone else that       you ought to know about.
   Em              B7    Em     B7
A little cat named Si-Fu Yow,
A                            Gdim         B7
  And down in Chinatown he's       pretty well renowned.
    Em     B7           Em   B7
And is you ready to get ha...ppy,
A                    Gdim
  He can beat it out,     look out, brother, now,
B7                            (Em)
  He's got the hottest gong in town.

| Em B7 | Em G C Em | Am Gdim B7 B7 | Em B7 |

Well, you know about old Cokey Mo,
Aand he was boss long, long time ago.
And afterward he kicked the can
That's when mister Yow became the number one.
So if you're ready to get happy,
You can meet your sister, look out, tell your brother,
He's got the hottest gong in town.

| Em | Em D |

| Em | A7 | Gdim | F#aug|
| Em | A7 | Gdim | F#aug|
| G  | B7 |
(scat sing)

Well, you'll never gonna go back home,
And once you've been down there, you, you'll never feel alone.
While you're movin' with that rhythm,
You're gonna swing 'em all while dancin' on the floor.
So is you ready to get happy,
I tell you, don't delay, c'mon, baby, hear him play,
He's got the hottest gong in town.

| Em | Em D |

| Em | A7 | Gdim | F#aug|
| Em | A7 | Gdim | F#aug|
| G  | B7 |
(scat sing)

Well, you know about old Cokey Mo,
And he was boss long, long time ago.
And afterward he kicked the can
That's when mister Yow became the number one.
So if you're ready to get happy,
You can meet your sister, tell you, look out, brother,
He's got the hottest gong in town.

| Em B7 | Em G C Em | Am Gdim B7 B7 | Em B7 |

Well, you heard about old Smokey Joe,
now there's someone else that you ought to know about.
The little cat named Si-Fu Yow,
and down in Chinatown he's pretty well renowned.
If you're ready to get happy,
he can beat it out, look out, brother, now,
he's got the hottest gong in town.

| Em B7 | Em G C Em | Am Gdim B7 B7 | Em |
(scat sing)

Transcribed by Dawidsu & Janand (Dave & John)
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One Comment leave one →
  1. subg88 permalink
    06/20/2014 21:19

    I still can’t believe they put the garbage Shanghai Surprise track on the Cloud 9 reissue instead of this gem. The travesty! Thanks for transcript

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