Nicholas Arrangements

A Cappella Arrangements by Jon Nicholas

 
   
 
  Surfin' Safari
with a hungry bass singer
   
  Words and Music by BRIAN WILSON and MIKE LOVE
© 1962 (Renewed 1990) GUILD MUSIC (BMI)/Administered by BUG MUSIC

This arrangement © 2011 GUILD MUSIC (BMI)/Administered by BUG MUSIC
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Reprinted by permission of Hal Leonard Corporation

A comedy routine is built into this arrangement. Early in the song, when it mentions loading up the car ("loading up our woody"), the bass brings up the need for food. As the song progresses, the bass keeps going back to the food situation, suggesting more and more food dishes to bring along on the trip. The other three singers become more and more annoyed with him until they finally gang up on him in an interlude before the tag. Notes are included on the sheet music to help you work up the visuals.
 
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