Little Black Egg (Words and Chords)

This was a regional hit for the Nightcrawlers in a zillion different cities from roughly 10/65 through 4/67, but never hit in enough areas simultaneously to squeak any higher than #85 in Billboard.

No, I don't know what it's about, either. --AWR

"The Little Black Egg"
(Chuck Conlon)

Intro:

12-string [4X; drums enter second time, rhythm guitar third]:

[A] [E] [D] [A]
v v v v v v v v
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0h2--0h2- 0---0---|-3---3---2---2---
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bass [enters fourth time]:

v v v v v v v v
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---------7-------|-5-4-------------
-5---------------|-----7-6-5-------

Verse 1: [12-string plays intro riff throughout]

A E D A (A) E D A
I don't care what they say
A E D A (A) E D A
I'm gonna keep it anyway
A E D A (A) E D A
I won't let them stretch their necks
A E D A (A) E D A
To see my little black egg with the little white specks

Chorus:

F#m E [slide up to F#m throughout]
I found it in a tree
F#m E
Just the other day
F#m E
And now it's mine, all mine
F# E [yes, F# major here]
They won't take it away

[my Kapp single goes directly to next verse; the version on the
Rhino "Nuggets" comp repeats intro riff twice]

Verse 2:

Here comes Mary, here comes Lee
I'll bet what they want to see
I won't let them stretch their necks
To see my little black egg with the little white specks

[repeat chorus]

Verse 3:

Oh, goldurn, what can I do?
The little black egg's gonna tell on you
I won't let them stretch their necks
To see my little black egg with the little white specks

Coda:

A E D A
The little black egg... [repeat to fade]


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers