That Devil Cocaine
I wonder if the treatment here puts too much weight on a very simple song. But it was fun to do.
The intro and interlude chords are Eb5 and C5. Everything else is C, F and G, except for one Cmaj7 at the end.
There is no Henri Delaunay that anyone would do a thesis on. The friend is studying either Robert or Sonia. I made the mistake the first time I recorded it. It seemed to be in character, so I kept it.
I've included the original demo, recorded immediately after writing the song. You can hear how hammered I am, and how hilarious I found myself.
A friend of mine had a friend to stay
She was doing a thesis on Henri Delaunay
She had some cocaine and she gave me a line
And it was fine fine fine fine fine
I talked a lot about things I was going to do
Some of the plans were genuine
Some were completely untrue
I was going to write a mystery novel
that dispensed with the letter e
I was all me me me me me
I decided that we were in the mood
For me to explain the constellations from the balcony
in the nude
Orion and the Plough were the only two I could find
I didn't mind mind mind mind mind
Twenty minutes later we were shivering and slightly blue
My balls had disappeared entirely
She was starting a flu
Then a neighbour looked up
And rang my friend to complain
O curse that devil cocaine
Curse that devil cocaine