Dopamine

A warning about the evils of addiction, with temptation lurking right under your fingertips. Put down the device, and let that dopamine be!

Chords

(also in lead sheet below, and basically just D7, G7, C7, F over and over)

This is a standard “circle of fifths” tune very common in jug band songs (“Take a Whiff on Me,” “Rag Mama,” “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate,” “Don’t Let the Deal Go Down,” etc.)

It does the same thing throughout – verses, choruses, and solos, with a break always in the middle. Everyone gets a solo! And you can switch instruments in the middle of the song as much as you want!

The only thing different is in the very last chorus, where when we get back home to F, we turn right back around and go D7, G7, C, F over and over, until my last line “Put down the device and (break) let the dopamine be!”

D7 / | / / | G7 / | / / |
C7 / | / / | F (break) | (rest) |

D7 / | / / | G7 / | / / |
C7 / | / / | F C7 | F / |

Last Chorus:

D7 / | / / | G7 / | / / |
C7 / | / / | F (break) | (rest) |

D7 / | / / | G7 / | / / |
C7 / | / / | F / | / / |
| :  D7 / | / / | G7 / | / / |
C7 / | / / | F / | / /  : | (many times, until)

D7 / | / / | G7 / | / / |
C7 (break) | (rest) | F / | / / | C7 / | F (end)

 

Audio

I realized we had no recordings of it, so I made one, and it teaches the song as it goes:

https://viperblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/dopamine-scratch-track.mp3

 

 

 

the kind of music your great-great-great-grandparents warned your great-great-grandparents about