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Mexican Radio

Sitting at the coffee shop one night, I was reminded of a song as a conversation we were having suddenly took a turn and went to a Chinese dialect. Since basically I was no longer in the conversation, I just sat quietly and sang it to myself. When I got home I found the YouTube version of it and realised it might be a fun ukulele tune. Well, here you go. I present “Mexican Radio” from Wall Of Voodoo’s 1982 album “Call of the West”.



G                 F
I feel a hot wind on my shoulder 
D                    F
And the touch of a world that is older
G                     F
Turn the switch and check the number 
D                    F
Leave it on when in bed I slumber
G                  F
I hear the rhythms of the music 
D                      F
I buy the product and never use it
G                   F
I hear the talking of the dj 
D                      F
Can't understand just what does he say?

D         A                   C  D  C  Bb  C
I'm on a mexican radio 
C        D        A         C     C
I'm on a mexican whoa-oh radio

G                 F       A   F     D                 F       G   F
/   /   /   /     /   /   /   /     /   /   /   /     /   /   /   /      2 times

G                 F
I dial it in and tune the station 
D                   F
They talk about the u.s. inflation
G             F
I understand just a little 
D             F
No comprende--it's a riddle
G                    

D        A                   C  D  C  Bb  C
I'm on a mexican radio 
C        D        A        C     C
I'm on a mexican  whoa-oh radio

G               F
I wish I was in Tijuana 
D                F
Eating barbequed iguana
G                     F
I'd take requests on the telephone 
D                    F
I'm on a wavelength far from home
G                 F
I feel a hot wind on my shoulder 
D              F  
I dial it in from south of the border
G                  F
I hear the talking of the dj 
D                      F
Can't understand just what does he say?
    G       F
Radio, radio...

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