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Bob Who and The Little Criminals tracks recorded from 2007 through 2017. In addition to final engineering, mixing and mastering, Bob Who (Robert Ben Mitchell) wrote all these songs, and provided vocals and rhythm guitar on all of the tracks. The Little Criminals, an assortment of musicians for hire, provided all other instrumentation.


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Track Name: It Doesn't Matter Anyhow
It Doesn’t Matter Anyhow
1979 - Syracuse


The world it is turning around and around
From your life to your death it is up and it’s down
Fires are burning and children are learning
That it doesn’t matter anyhow

Beauty lies deeper than the eye can see
And people are hiding from what they believe
Love it is blooming but you are still brooding
Cause it doesn’t matter anyhow

So come as you are it’s a formal affair
Please sit in the aisles or stand on the chairs
If you can’t see that it’s all done for free
Then it doesn’t matter anyhow

I would love to be with you tonight
I would love to make it work out right
I would love to hear you say out loud
It matters
It matters
Somehow

Cause the skyways and byways they don’t make a sound
And no one knows if the midwife can rebound
She’s caught in the middle of the commonly profound
Yet it doesn’t matter anyhow

For five score and Jesus saves those who compare
The rich they are starving so the poor can all share
In the misery that is to be found everywhere
So it doesn’t matter anyhow

So go on your way until you can begin
Remember that happiness must always end
It’s senseless to try to hold on to my friend
For it doesn’t matter anyhow

I would love to be with you tonight
I would love to make it work out right
I would love to hear you say out loud
That it matters
It matters
Somehow


chords:
D - F - G (2x)
E - A


copyright 1979 Robert Ben Mitchell, all rights reserved.
Track Name: When It Rains
When It Rains
06/15/12 - FtLd


Mosquito in my pocket
Caterpillar in my brain
And you are on the sideline
Just the same

The weather’s gone to sunday
The mailman’s gone insane
And everything I write to you
Is returned again

And the food here is all rotten
And the candles all complain
That the wax is dripping sideways
Cause it can

And trips are for the tired
Cause the tired can’t be made
To see the difference in the desert
When it rains

And who said shoes need shining
Or that autumn is to blame
Things just sometimes happen
Without a name

And everyone is walking
And the path is clear and clean
But no one seems to get where
They’re going

And the dogs are barking backwards
And the cats meow in gangs
But no one seems to know just why
They sing

And trips are for the tired
Cause the tired can’t be made
To see the difference in the desert
When it rains


intro:
23.32.43 - Am7 - E7 (picked slowly)
25.35.44 - 25.34.46 (strummed 2x)


verse:
25.35.44 - 25.34.46
35.47.57 - 34.46.55
23.32.43 - Am7 - E7


chorus:
23.32.43 - Am7 - Dm - E7
25.35.44 - 25.34.46
35.47.57 - 34.46.55


end:
23.32.43 - Am7 - E7 - 25.35.44


copyright 2012 Robert Ben Mitchell, all rights reserved.
Track Name: One Plus One
One Plus One
03/17/14 - FtLd


All the ceilings
Came tumbling down
Cause their pillars
Were all outta town

And the tunnels
They all collapsed from inside
And all the aeroplanes
Fell from the sky

And you can’t make me
No pizza pie
When the numbers
Just ain’t right
And one plus one
Just ain’t no fun
In a lie

Took my pistol
In my hand
Gonna see my baby
And that other man

Gonna get me justice
Gonna make it right
Even if it gets me
99 to life

And you can’t make me....

Found my baby
Down at the dancing hall
Just one look
That other man he hauled

Took my pistol
Shot it twice
Now my baby
Don’t look so nice

And you can’t make me....


tune:
EADGBE to EADGCC


verse:
14.24.35.45 - 14.35.44
12.32 - 31.52


chorus:
310.412.511 - 39.412.511
14.24.35.45 - 14.35.44
12.32 - 31.52 *
14.24.35.45 - 37.46.57


end:
(* after 31.52)
214.414 - 212. 412
12.32 - 31.52
14.24.35.45 - 414.512.613
52.61 - 31.52 - 47.57.65


copyright 2014 Robert Ben Mitchell, all rights reserved.
Track Name: Ode To Margaret Hamilton
Ode To Margaret Hamilton
11/16/13 - FtLd


Mirror mirror on the wall
How many times has it been now
There’s a crystal ball stuck in my head
But it can’t tell me who i am

And it’s been a long time
Long time
It’s been such a long time
And I been

Wondering why are you
Coming round is it to take me

Down to the ground
Where your house
Falls down
All around me

And everyone says that I’m so sweet
When the sugar’s running round my feet

And I’m falling, falling
I am falling
Down for you

Funny things that you will do
When you are short and work’s aloof
Spinsters come and spinsters go
But I’m the spinster you all know

And it’s
Six weeks
Six weeks
Six weeks I’m all alone

And I’m trying trying to find
My way back home back to where

I belong
Where I come from
The only thing
That I know

And I’m not trying to complain
It’s just these monkeys flying round my brain

So I’m burning, burning
I am burning up
All for you

And you may think I’m wickeder
Than any witch who’s come before
But I am just a beauty queen
Whose slippers never made the scene

So I’m flying
Flying
With flames through the night
I am climbing higher

To get you
And if it bites I’ll get your little dog too

It’s everything that I want
And if not
Please tell me
Why this

Garland’s hanging round my neck
She makes me wanna kick the heck outta

Some dog
What a dog
I’m just a dog for you

So mirror mirror in my crystal ball
Can you see me here at all
Take my life oh if you may
Then go back home so far away


chord sequence:

28.45.57 - 27.45.57
36.45.57 - 37.45.57
28.45.57 - 27.45.57
36.45.57 - 37.45.57

52 - 42.54 - 44.55
52 - 42.54 - 44.55
52 - 42.54 - 44.55
52 - 42.54 - 44.55

312.410 - 311.49
39.47 - 37.45

45.57 - 47.59 - 49.510
45.57 - 47.59 - 49.510
45.57 - 47.59 - 49.510
412-510

212.311.413 - 28.39.410
27.38.49 - 27.38.47

412.510
45.54
45.53 - 44.53


(rolling pick)


copyright 2013 Robert Ben Mitchell, all rights reserved.
Track Name: Dumb Knuckle Busted
Dumb Knuckled Busted
12/31/11 - FtLd


I’m dumb knuckle busted
At the bottom of the street
My baby done left me
For my best friend and my weed
But I ain’t complaining
Cause I know the score
Yeah I been dumb knuckled busted before

Seems the living is so easy
When everything’s alright
Just lay me down in roses
And put pennies on my eyes
But that slope it is so slippery
That I’m slowly sliding away
And now I’m dumb knuckled busted
Again today (2x)

So I’m dumb knuckled busted
But I’ll get me to my feet
Then stagger down the alley
And find me some place to sleep
Cause I ain’t complaining
Yeah you know I know the score
Cause I been dumb knuckled busted
So many times before (3x)
So many times before (3x)
So many times


intro:
32.44.54 - 23.35.45 - 25.37.47
34.46.55 - 45.54
34.46.55 - 45.54
34.46.55 - 45.54
34.46.55 - 45.54


verse:
34.46.55 - 45.54
34.46.55 - 45.54
36.47 - 28.36.47
37.46.57 - 45.54
212.39.410 - 210.39.410
37.46.57 - 36.45
25.36.47 - 35.47.57 - 34.46.55
45.54 - intro


end:
37.46.57


copyright 2011 Robert Ben Mitchell, all rights reserved.
Track Name: What Would You
What Would You
07/16/12 - FtLd


What would you
Tell me
What would you do
If you could
Do what you do
When you do
What you do
While you do
What you do
Would you do
What you want to do
Tell me
What would you
What what what

Who would you
Tell me
Who would you do
If you could
Do who you do
When you do
Who you do
While you do
Who you do
Would you do
Who you want to do
Tell me
What what what
Would you do

We’re not looking for no easy answers - oh no
We’re just looking for someone that we can hold on to
And if we’re willing to take our chances - uh huh
It’s on the chance that we’ll get to do
Something that we want to

So what would you....

We’re not thinking about romances - no no
We’re just thinking about the next one to come through
So don’t hung up on advances - oh no
Cause it’ll just get you wishing for
Something that ain’t true - ohhh

Oh what would you....

And if you’re feeling at the dances - aw oh
Like you just can’t dance to this song anymore - orr
Just find yourself some other circumstances - uh huh
And kick it up baby for
Everything that you’re worth - wooow

So tell me what would you....

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat....


verse:
37.47.55 - 33.43.51 - 35.45.53
45.55.63 - 45.54.65 - 47.58.69


chorus:
48.58.66 - 47.57.65 - 37.47.55 - 45.55.63
33.43.51 - 45.54.65 - 37.47.55 - 45.55.67
48.58.66 - 47.57.65 - 37.47.55 - 45.55.67
33.43.51 - 35.45.53 - 45.54.65 - 47.58.69


copyright 2012 Robert Ben Mitchell, all rights reserved.

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