Everything's changing on the surfing scene,
I traded in my Woodie on a new machine
I haven't had a zit since I was seventeen
And I can't find the number of my teenage queen,
Now when I pick up a girl I say as nice as I can,
'Wanna tandem,' but she says, 'You dirty old man.'
It's getting kind of lonely as a surfer man.
My knots are disappearing and I got no tan.
My wet suit's leaking and they laugh at my jams,
And no-one wants to talk about their high-lift cams.
So well I got a few tricks that I'd like to show,
But you can't hang ten when you've lost your little toe.
Hey there Linda babe why won't you respond,
Don't you know me, I used to be a blonde.
Let's go stomping baby you and me.
I got some Dick Dale records and Sherry.
And then we'll check the waves down at Wind and Sea,
I'll even buy some beer and use my own ID.
I've got a lot more miles til my treads wear through,
So I guess I'll keep surfing 'cause it's all I can do.
Ride, ride, ride, surfer man.
E | - | - | -
A | - | E | -
B | A | B | A
C-G | Am-D
Bm-B | D-D
There is quite some surfer slang in this song. So for anyone like me who did not grow up in 60s California (thanks to Brian Mathieson and Cara Klieger):
Dick Dale: Ground-breaking surf rock guitarist aka 'the King of the Surf Guitar'.
Hang ten: Placing ten toes over the nose of the surfboard aka 'toes on the nose'.
High-lift cam: A car part (I do not know what the surf connection is here).
Knots: Callouses just below the knee and on the tops of the foot caused by kneeling on the surfboard.
Sherry: Song written by Bob Gaudio and originally performed by The Four Seasons in 1962 - Ackles' singing imitates their melody on this word.
Tandem: Two people riding on a surfboard at the same time, usually a man and woman.
Wet suit: A neoprene rubber suit used by surfers to keep warm.
Wind and Sea: Restaurant on the Southern Californian shore (est. 1972).
Woodie: A station wagon, made in the 40s and 50s, with wood paneling on the sides.