Yo George

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"Yo George"
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from the album American Doll Posse
Released 2007
Genre Piano
Length 1:25
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Tori Amos
Producer(s) Tori Amos

"Yo George" is a song by American singer-songwriter Tori Amos. It serves as the first track on her ninth studio album American Doll Posse, released on May 1, 2007, by Epic Records.

Background[edit | edit source]

There's not a lot of background to this song other than that an article described Amos herself as "staunchly patriotic" and left leaning.[1]

You can find additional song meanings here.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Sung by Isabel

I salute to you Commander
and I sneeze
cause I have now
an allergy
To your policies it seems

Where have we gone wrong America?
Mr. Lincoln we can't seem
to find you anywhere out of the millions
From the deserts
To the mountains
Over prairies
To the shores
Is this just the madness of King George
Yo George
Is this just the madness of King George
Yo George
Well you have the whole nation
on all fours

Video[edit | edit source]

Text Interviews[edit | edit source]

Like many Americans, she is staunchly patriotic. Her leanings towards the left are well publicised.

I was very vocal with the song "Yo George." The lyric went: "Is this just the madness of King George / Yo George / Well you have the whole nation on all fours." I paid a price for that. And yet, I stand by it every step of the way. I got blackballed on some levels. People wouldn't carry the work here and there -- it's not good to give names, because they might be coming in on this record and I'm a fucking hooker, so I have to take what I can get. [The Sunday Times - June 14, 2009][1]

Live Performances[edit | edit source]

The song has been played 21 times live.[2]

You can listen to more live performance of the song here.

Sheet Music[edit | edit source]

Official songbook released in 2007.

You can find sheet music at the following links.

Piano[edit | edit source]

YANTA[edit | edit source]

Yo George

Music Notes[edit | edit source]

These transcriptions come from official releases.

Yo George (P/V/G)

Guitar[edit | edit source]

Music Notes[edit | edit source]

These transcriptions come from official releases.

Yo Geroge (P/V/G)

Covers[edit | edit source]

You can find a list of official and unofficial covers here.

Releases[edit | edit source]

Body of War Cover

Yo George has been released both studio and live on different formats. These include the following:

Official[edit | edit source]

Unofficial[edit | edit source]

To date, there has been no bootleg release.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tori Amos - Yo George (yessaid.com). Retrieved August 19, 2022.
  2. Tours - All Tours. Tori Amos Setlist Database (toriset.org). Retrieved August 19, 2022.
American Doll Posse
Songs "Yo George" • "Big Wheel" • "Bouncing Off Clouds" • "Teenage Hustling" • "Digital Ghost" • "You Can Bring Your Dog" • "Mr. Bad Man" • "Fat Slut" • "Girl Disappearing" • "Secret Spell" • "Devils and Gods" • "Body and Soul" • "Father's Son" • "Programmable Soda" • "Code Red" • "Roosterspur Bridge" • "Beauty of Speed" • "Almost Rosey" • "Velvet Revolution" • "Dark Side of the Sun" • "Posse Bonus" • "Smokey Joe" • "Dragon"
B-sides "Drive All Night" • "Miracle" • "My Posse Can Do"
Unreleased "Christmas in July" • "Edge of the Moon" • "Femme Fatale" • "Inhale" • "Hi Ho Silver" • "The Lucy" • "Mermaids" • "Reindeer King" • "Shame About Kate" • "Shoot That Arrow"
Related "American Doll Posse World Tour" • "Legs and Boots"
Tori Amos
Studio Albums "Little Earthquakes" • "Under the Pink" • "Boys for Pele" • "From the Choirgirl Hotel" • "To Venus and Back" • "Strange Little Girls" • "Scarlet's Walk" • "The Beekeeper" • "American Doll Posse" • "Abnormally Attracted to Sin" • "Midwinter Graces" • "Night of Hunters" • "Gold Dust" • "Unrepentant Geraldines" • "Native Invader" • "Ocean to Ocean"
Compilations "Tales of a Librarian" • "A Piano: The Collection"
Live Albums "To Venus and Back" • "The Original Bootlegs" • "Legs and Boots" • "Live at Montreux 1991/1992" • "From Russia with Love"
EPs "Crucify" • "Hey Jupiter" • "Scarlet's Hidden Treasures" • "Exclusive Session" • "Flavor (Peter Rauhofer Remixes)" • "Spotify Sessions" • "Russia" • "Christmastide"
Singles "Me and a Gun" • "Silent All These Years" • "China" • "Winter" • "Crucify" • "Cornflake Girl" • "God" • "Pretty Good Year" • "Past the Mission" • "Caught a Lite Sneeze" • "Talula" • "Professional Widow" • "Hey Jupiter" • "In the Springtime of His Voodoo" • "Spark" • "Jackie's Strength" • "Cruel" • "Raspberry Swirl" • "Bliss" • "1000 Oceans" • "Glory of the 80s" • "Concertina" • "Strange Little Girl" • "A Sorta Fairytale" • "Taxi Ride" • "Strange" • "Don't Make Me Come to Vegas" • "Mary" • "Angels" • "Sleeps With Butterflies" • "Sweet the Sting" • "Cars and Guitars" • "Take Me With You" • "Big Wheel" • "Bouncing Off Clouds" • "Almost Rosey" • "Welcome to England" • "Maybe California" • "500 Miles" • "A Silent Night With You" • "Carry" • "Nautical Twilight" • "Star Whisperer" • "Flavor" • "Gold Dust" • "Trouble's Lament" • "Promise" • "Flicker" • "Cloud Riders" • "Up the Creek" • "Reindeer King" • "Better Angels" • "Speaking With Trees" • "Spies"
Videos "Little Earthquakes" • "Live from New York" • "Complete Videos: 1991 - 1998" • "A Sorta Fairytale" • "Welcome to Sunny Florida" • "Fade to Red" "Live at Montreux 1991/1992" • "Live from the Artist's Den"
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Songbooks "Little Earthquakes" • "Under the Pink" • "The Bee Sides" • "Boys for Pele" • "MTV Unplugged" • "Great Expectations Songbook" • "From the Choirgirl Hotel" "Tori Amos Anthology" • "1000 Oceans" • "Tori Amos: The Singles" • "To Venus and Back" • "Tori Amos for Fingerstyle Guitar with Tablature" • "Tori Amos for Easy Piano" • "Scarlet's Walk" • "Tori Amos Collection: Tales of a Librarian" • "The Beekeeper" • "American Doll Posse" • "Abnormally Attracted to Sin"
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