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about

I decided I needed to write an anthem, brimming with optimism. This is the result. Then I needed an optimistic but bluesy voice. So I called on my colleague Kelli Cargile-Cook, who hails from East Texas and has a good bayou vibe going. Finally we realized we needed something shakin', which producer Amy DeVoge cheerfully provided via the plastic percussion egg.

lyrics

dm F
Hot damn we made it.
dm Bb F
Hot damn we’re gonna score.
dm F
Hot damn we made it.

F Bb C dm
And now we’re back for more.

F Bb C dm
And now we’re back for more.

F Bb C | G
And now we’re back for more.


| A D | G | A D|


A Bb F C
Shake it, shake it, shake it away
A Bb F C
Shake it, shake it, shake it today
A Bb F C c-c#-d bass
Shake it, shake it, chase those blues away


dm F
We’ve got the inside track.
dm Bb F
We’ve got the moves it takes.
dm F
You know how this unfolds.
F Bb C dm
We’re gonna catch the breaks.
F Bb C dm
We’re gonna catch the breaks.
F Bb C |G
We’re gonna catch the breaks.

| A D | G | A D|


A Bb F C
Shake it, shake it, shake it away
A Bb F C
Shake it, shake it, shake it today
A Bb F C c-c#-d bass
Shake it, shake it, chase those blues away


dm F
This trip is old hat
dm Bb F
We’ve seen this road before
dm F
This day is looking fine
F Bb C Dm
This luck we can’t ignore.

F Bb C Dm
This luck we can’t ignore.

F Bb C | G
This luck we can’t ignore.


| A D | G| A D|


A Bb F C
Shake it, shake it, shake it away
A Bb F C
Shake it, shake it, shake it today
A Bb F C c-c#-d bass
Shake it, shake it, chase those blues away

dm F

dm Bb F

F Bb C dm
F Bb C dm
F Bb C dm

credits

released March 23, 2014
Ken: guitar
Kelli Cargile-Cook: vocal
Amy DeVoge: egg shaker

Recorded at the Crossroads Recording Studio, Texas Tech University.
Amy DeVoge, producer/engineer.

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tags: folk Lubbock

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Ken Baake Lubbock, Texas

Ken was born in Baltimore in 1955. He grew up hearing everyone from Johnny Mercer and Ray Charles to the Beatles on the family hi-fi, with a usual Saturday encore of Wagner's operas. Ken has degrees in English and economics and a background in journalism. He is currently an associate professor of English at Texas Tech, teaching classes in rhetoric. ... more

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