Humbucker

 

Original song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

A relyric of "Heartbreaker" by Grand Funk Railroad, music and lyrics by Mark Farner.

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

When Pete Fountain played a song,

 

I thought of New Orleans, and

 

Not one pickup was on dis-play.

 

 

VERSE 2 - Inserted, structure same as verse 1.

 

Then Pete Frampton came along,

 

Broke free from Humble Pie's band.

 

His Les Paul unique to this day.

 

 

PRE-CHORUS

 

Three humbuckers employed.

 

In the Frampton Comes Alive show.

 

Guitarists should a-void,

 

Tone thin as ban-jo-oh-oh-oh-oh-nooooo.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Humbucker.

 

String strangler.

 

Humbucker.

 

Kills my sustain.

 

 

Humbucker.

 

String strangler.

 

Humbucker.

 

Why, Peter? Why?

 

 

VERSE 3

 

Six magnet rows constrain,

 

Why not use P-90's.

 

Get more sustain.

 

For solos through Leslies.    [Note: Here's Peter's prime example]

 

 

CHORUS

 

Humbucker.

 

String strangler.

 

Humbucker.

 

Kills my sustain.

 

 

Humbucker.

 

String strangler.

 

Humbucker.

 

Why, Peter? Why?

 

 

CHORUS

 

Humbucker.

 

String strangler.

 

Humbucker.

 

Kills my sustain.

 

 

Humbucker.

 

String strangler.

 

Humbucker.

Why, Peter? Why?

 

The End

 

 

Copyright Michael Kimbro 2019.  All rights reserved.

 

 

Keywords: Poems about guitar string magnetic pull effect, Electric guitar poetry, Verses about humbucker pickups, Contrasting single coil and humbucker pickups.