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Virtual Date

Words and music copyright ©1995 by Blake Hodgetts


(Intro: A  F#7  B7     D7  E13  A  E+)

    A            F#7        B7
I'm taking Annie out on the internet
      D7         E13     A      E+
Were going on a virtual date
     A           A7/G         F#7
I'll pick her up sharp around quarter to five
    B7                          E7
For her that means a quarter to eight
      Bm7/D      B7/D#       A/E          F#m
There won't be a question of her place or mine
     Bm7/D        B7/D#           F7     E7
I'll finger her address while our modems entwine
    A            F#7        B7
I'm taking Annie out on the internet
      D7         E13     A        E+
We're going on a virtual date

(A  F#7  B9     D7  E13  A  E+)

I'm taking Annie out on the internet
A cyber-struttin' dude and his doll
We'll slip through every socket on our TCP line
We'll master every server's protocol
Her knowledge of the net has got me thoroughly awed
She's got a cable modem and a dream of a BAUD
I'm taking Annie out on the internet
We're going on a virtual date

(A  F#7  B9     D7  E13  A  C#7)

(bridge)
      F#7
We'll take a cruise
        F#7
Through Usenet news
     B7
From comp.sys.unix to alt.barney.dinosaur.die.die.die
    E7
And when we've read
        E7
Through every thread
      A                         A     C#sus4  C#7
We'll have to take a moment and reply
      F#7
We'll stop for tea
   F#7
In IRC
      B7
We'll make a secret channel safe from passersby
    Bm7/D D#dim7        A/E        F#m
And if by chance we get stuck in a MUD
      Bm7/D        D#dim7    A/E          F#7
Be it steamy conversation or dungeons 'n' blood
     Bm7/D          D#dim7         A/E   C#7(b9)
I'll have a shot to show her I'm a cyber-stud
C#7 Bm7                      E7
And maybe I'll explore her GUI...

(spoken: They say it's kinda 'gooey'...)

E+  A            F#7        B7
Im taking Annie out on the internet
      D7                  E13        A      E+
Were browsing till we've seen every site
      A       A7/G
From yahoo-dot-com out to the
  F#+        F#7         Ddim7      F#7
  Really Big Button That Doesn't Do Anything,
B7                              E7
Link to link, we'll download all night
      Bm7/D      B7/D#        A/E             F#m
We're surfers at sport on the world's biggest stage
    Bm7/D     B7/D#         F7      F7   E7
And flamers beware, we'll HTTP your home page!
    A            F#7        B7
I'm taking Annie out on the internet,
     E7                    E+  C#sus7  C#7
I'll log us in before it's too late,
  Bm/D           D#dim7       A/E        F#m
I get out on the net with her whenever I can.
   Bm/D       D#dim7      A/E          F#7
We met eleven days ago in alt.startrek.fan,
    Bm/D       D#dim7            A/E        C#7(b9)
I'd rather not remember that she might be a man,
C#7   F#m7       B7
We're going on a virtual,
F7          Bb7
Do a gopher search, you will
D7             E13
Find us on our virtual
A
Date!