Purple People Eater [F] - Sheb Wooley
[C7] [C] [F]
[F] Well, I saw the thing comin' out of the sky
It had the [C] one long horn, [F] one big eye
I commenced to shakin' and I [Bb] said "ooh-eee"
It [C] looks like a purple eater to [F] me
It was a [F] one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
[C] One-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
A [F] one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
[C7] Sure looks strange to [F] me (one eye? / 2nd one horn?)
[F] Well he came down to earth and he lit in a tree
I said [C] Mr. Purple People Eater, [F] don't eat me
I [F7] heard him say in a [Bb] voice so gruff
"I [C] wouldn't eat you 'cause you're so tough"
I said [F] Mr. Purple People Eater, what's your line?
He said “[C] eatin' purple people and it [F] sure is fine
But [F7] that's not the reason that I [Bb] came to land
I [C] want to get a job in a rock and roll band"
Well [F] bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin' purple people eater
[C] Pigeon-toed, under-growed, flyin' purple people eater
[F] "We wear short shorts" friendly little people eater
[C7] What a sight to [F] see ( [A] oh)
And then he [G] swung from the tree and he lit on the ground
And he [D] started to rock, really [G] rockin' around
It was a [G7] crazy ditty with a [C] swingin' tune
"Singin' [D7] bop-bop, a-boopa lopa lum bam boom"
Well, [G] bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin' purple people eater
[D] Pigeon-toed, under growed, flyin' purple people eater
[G] "I like short shorts!" flyin' purple people eater
[D7] What a sight to [G] see (purple people?)
Well, he [G] went on his way, and then what do ya know?
I [D] saw him last night on a [G] TV show
He was [G7] blowing it out, really [C] knockin' em dead
Playin' [D7] rock and roll music through the horn in his [G] head
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