Honor and Obey, Cherish and Protect

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Coyote imagined himself singing this song to his bride, in the church, at the altar, for his wedding. Coyote sings the bride vocal in this recording. This old-fashioned traditional wedding vow is an unrequited dream of our now Confucian hippie Zen pup.

lyrics

July 29, 2013 after hearing daughter complain of her relationship...

GUY:
A_____________F#m
Standing at the altar
A_________F#m____D____E____A
I will never falter - - to love and protect
A___________F#m
Cherish you is easy
A_____________________F#m_______D____E_____A
All I need is your smile to please me -- cherish and respect

GIRL:
A____________F#m
You are my only lover
A______________F#m_______D____E_____A
Together we'll discover -- your castle we'll erect
A_____________F#m
Our family is our life
A___________________F#m______D_________E________A
Husband father mother wife -- our futures will never disconnect

GUY & GIRL:
A____________________F#m
Honor -- Cherish -- I love you
A_______________________F#m_______D__________E_______A
Obey -- Protect -- is what we do -- Our success will always be true
A______________________F#m
I may be rich -- You may be poor
A______________________________F#m_____D________________E______A
I may have an itch -- I will scratch and adore -- Friendship we can always expect
A____________________________F#m
Honor and obey -- Cherish and protect
A_____________________________F#m__D_E__A
Honor and obey -- Cherish and protect -- I love you

credits

from End of the Line, released July 4, 2014
The Hippy Coyote: vocals
Rory G: rhythm guitar
Tom Calder: bass
Steve Hixon: drums

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American Zen Los Angeles, California

The Hippy Coyote was born Richard Del Connor in San Diego, California. He began fronting rock bands as singer-guitarist in 1967. Coyote fronted bands on bass, and flute before creating American Zen band in 1992 in which he pretends to be all four band members, performing all the instruments and vocals. Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1 has been written about Coyote's Shaolin Kung Fu lifestyle. ... more

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