May the Funk Be With You

In honor of Star Wars Episode VII, coming soon to a theater near you, I am reposting a song that my friend Fred Vultee and I did with our other friends Gil Fray and Doug Baker in 1977, soon after seeing the first Star Wars movie.   It was also our first attempt at ping-pong multitracking with multiple instruments.  We didn’t have drums so Fred and I beat on pots and pans.  Very low tech, but somehow I was in possession of a Korg synthesizer and posted a tasty synth solo somewhere in there.  Yes, that’s me at the end, yelling like an idiot about “struttin’ our stuff…in the Milky Way…”  I had no shame at that time.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

LYRICS:

GENERALISSIMO!  OBI WAN KENOBI!
I WANT TO BE A FUNKY JEDI KNIGHT
FIGHT THE DEATH STAR WITH ALL MY MIGHT
USE THE FORCE AND IT COME OUT RIGHT
CAUSE I’M A FUNKY JEDI KNIGHT

WELL GENERALISSIMO! OBI WAN KENOBI!

NOW LOOK AT THEM TUSKEN RAIDERS
BE FRIENDS WITH OLD DARTH VADER
AND LOOK AT THEM OLD SAND PEOPLE
DON’T LIKE OLD R2-D2

GENERALISSIMO! OBI WAN KENOBI!
<CHORUS>

WHEN OL’ DARTH VADER USE THE FORCE
YOU KNOW NOTHIN’ COULD BE WORSE
AND LOOK AT THOSE STINKIN’ JAWAS…
THEY DON’T OBEY NO LAW-AS!

GENERALISSIMO!  OBI WAN KENOBI!

<RIFF>

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