WITCHKA (CD version in Em)

By SJ Tucker

 

“swingy beat, like 'personal jesus' or 'bloodletting', blues and lezpunk”
Capo: iii play in Em (sounds in Gm)

It’s just the three chords, you just gotta get the rhythm right. Also, remember to vary your volume from soft to loud and back.

And be sure to check out the concert version of this song.

 

     Em                       G
1. Sweet sixteen and bold as love

     A7
the danger I've been dreaming of (4x)

 


2. Sweet sixteen and here she comes; I see the
candlelight from her window.
She just bought her first book of spells--
one step further than the wishing wells of
childhood.  She's a woman grown.
I tell you, girls, if I had known,
I'd do it all over exactly the same.
She walked into my life and I sang
 

   G              Em
 CH:  Witchka!  Where have you been?

       A7                                  Em

      Tell me all the mischief you've been in!

 

3. Twenty-six and mad as hell,
who'd'a thought that I would fall for this
turned-around, pouty-lipped Tinkerbelle?
One step further from the wishing well, but
what's her coven gonna say?
All I know's when I see her face, she makes
every little fairy princess fade away.
Here she comes, and I say

 CH:   Witchka!  Where have you been?
          Tell me all the trouble....oh, Witchka!

4.Book of shadows and a lock of hair,
she holds me there and does not care. (4x)
Witchka!

5. From her little devil horns to her pouty lip,
you can tell she's thinking herself the shit.
Who am I to teach her to watch and wait?
A witch decides a witch's fate.
She's gonna learn the hard way--that's all right.
She says she likes it hard some nights.
Keep a close eye on her witchy ways.
She'll surprise us all one day!  (3x this line only)

 CH:   Witchka!  Where have you been?
          Tell me all the mischief you've been in.


          Witchka, my, how you have grown--
          time to make this world your own!


          Witchka!  What have you done?
          Everything from raising hell to having fun!


          Witchka!  Where have you been!
          Tell me bout the trouble....oh, Witchka!

6. Book of shadows and a lock of hair,
she holds me there and does not care (2x)

Sweet sixteen and bold as love,
the danger I've been dreaming of (2x)