Transcribed by Rob email-removed
E B E B E B Tripod: The hot dog man is packing up, F# B He?s putting all his sauces away. Gatesy: Yeah! E B Tripod: Scrapes the onion grease into a cup, F# B To use again another day. E B Other hotdog men might reuse their cheese, F# B But never this hotdog man, E B He whistles a tune and bobs his head, F# B While sweeping up the floor of his van. E B The hotdog man once tried a line, F# B In gelati and soft serve treats. E B But they didn?t last long in the bain-marie, F# B In among the steaming meats. E B The sauce bottle nozzles clog up everyday, F# B He always is surprised by how much. E B A friend once suggested the sachets, F# B But he prefers the personal touch. E B A B The hotdog ma_______________________n E B A B S & Y: The hotdog ma_______________________n Gatesy: How beautiful is the hotdog man? Don?t you love him, he just knows what life?s about. It?s the simple things. That?s the lesson. E B A B S & Y: The hotdog ma_______________________n **(The rest of the song is exactly the same chords, I canny be arsed doing it.) Gatesy: The hotdog man attends the normal events, Such as concerts and football games. Has the regulars at the stadiums, He takes the time to learn all their names Yon: Whilst he knows it?s a professional relationship He always asks bout their lives. Gatesy: Says how?re the kids, is your mum still well? Yon: Hey, tell me when the baby arrives! Tripod: The hotdog man maintains his van, He works on in meticulously. He?d have it done by a mechanic. But who would take as much care as he? The hotdog man drops his daughter, At ballet practice three times a week. He jokingly asks "am I a taxi?" Gatesy: She laughs and smiles and kisses his cheek. S &Y: The hotdog man. Gatesy: You love the hotdog man, don?t ya? Oh, he?s just beautiful. I love him. I could sing about him all night. In fact let?s do that. S & Y: The hotdog man. Tripod: The hotdog man earns a modest amount, His overheads are more than you think. S & Y: When you add up the costs of his hobby, Scod: Plus the wholesale price of the drinks. Gatesy: What?s with hobby, Yon? Tripod: The hotdog man has certain needs, S & Y: Not all of which his wife can fulfil. He also has his favourite tv shows, The ones he likes the most is The Bill. Gatesy: They?re not the lyrics! Yon: The hotdog man knows his hardware, Has certain brands he tends to prefer. He?s been fitting out his cellar, But he?s not at all the wine kind of sir. Scod: The hotdog man drives his hotdog van, In circuits round the local reserve. He drives slowly but not too slowly, Casual as so not to un-nerve. S & Y: The hotdog man. Gatesy: I don?t like the hotdog man anymore! The hotdog man?s a bad hotdog man isn?t he guys? Guys? S & Y: The hotdog man. Gatesy: What the fuck is going on? S & Y: The hotdog man has a cool room, With independent power supply. Has a table on wheels and a light source, He performs his operations by. Gatesy: OPERATIONS!? The hotdog man?s identity Changes every now and again. For a time he was a woman. Or least he wore a woman?s skin. Gatesy: Noooooooooooooooooooo! S & Y: If you listen hard, In the dead of night. Is that a scratching sound you can hear? We use to word evil so liberally. Gatesy: Stop! Stop the fucking song! Stop it! Stop it! What are you doing to the hotdog man? What have you done to him? Scod: What do you mean, DONE to him? It could have been a whole range of factors! It wasn?t just us! Gatesy: No! No! Yon: Yeah, I mean it?s a whole nature versus nuture issure really. Gatesy: No! That?s just...NO! Scod: He might have parental problems, who knows, maybe he's just evil. We just don?t know! Gatesy: He doesn?t have to be evil though! No he doesn?t! Why can?t, here?s an idea, woo! Gatesy! Why don?t we make the hotdog man a nice hotdog man again? You know remember? The hotdog man is packing up, He?s twisting all the ties on the bun bags. Um, put the ice bucket back into the freezer. S & Y: Where he also keeps the human heads. Gatesy: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Yon: I liked that! Scod: Come on, he?s a multi-dimensional character, that?s all! Yon: Come on, Gatesy, don?t you think we?re all the hotdog man deep down inside? Gatesy: Noooo! Scod: It?s about the complexity of human relationships! And knives!
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