I Play The Trumpet
An Improvisation by the Big Jerks

 

I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet

Just about every day I blow the horn

I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet

Just about every day since, since the 4th grade
I've puckered up my lips and blown the horn

I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet

I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet

Just about every day
I get the horn out of the case
I lube up the valves
It's a special kind of oil
A special kind of lube
See, you don't want too thick of an oil
'Cause it'll gum up the valves
And you won't be able to play the horn

I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet

Now you've got to have a.
A certain kind of lip shape
To really play the horn well
I'll just tell you guys a secret
A secret?
If you want to play the horn right
Here's a little secret
A secret?
When you, when you want to tongue the instrument
I know it sounds kinda funny, but.!
You've got to use your tongue
If you want to make the horn sound right
Now the secret here is -that most guys don't know
When you use your tongue up in the back of your mouth
You don't touch your teeth!
You send your tongue straight through you teeth
And touch your lips behind the mouthpiece
That's the way to do it
Otherwise you're going to get a horrible, horrible.
A horrible attack, and,
You just, you just, you just, just.
You, it's gonna. It's going to sound like shit!
It's going to sound like shit.
And you really won't be able (to) play the trumpet

To play the trumpet!
('Cause) I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet

I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet

Play the trumpet
Gotta play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet
I play the trumpet

(copyright 2008 Big Jerks, Sissonvisions, BMI)

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