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Thread #65996   Message #1091661
Posted By: Jim Dixon
12-Jan-04 - 11:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Hernando's Hideaway (and parody)
Subject: Lyr Add: HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY (from Homer & Jethro)
Now the parody:
Lyrics transcribed from the sound file at

(As sung by Homer & Jethro)

I know a dark and gloomy spot.
It's nineteen miles from Possum Trot.
It's upstairs over a vacant lot.
It's called Hernando's Hideaway. Olé!

They used to have six candles tall
A-burnin' brightly in the hall,
Till Liberace stole them all
Away. Hernando's Hideaway. Olé!

Soppin' in the gravy bowl is sure the living end.
Here's a spot that Duncan Hines will never recommend.
They serve Old Soldier Soup to you 'most ever' single day.
You eat a bowl, and durn my soul, you fade away.

What a spot to dance an' dine!
Your heart's afire, and so is mine.
The coffee tastes like turpentine.
It's gay. Hernando's Hideaway. Olé.

There's music of Hernando's group.
They sing like they are sippin' soup.
Sounds like a coon dog with the croup.
Olé! Hernando's Hideaway.

[Recorded by Homer & Jethro on "Assault the Rock & Roll Era," 1989; and "America's Song Butchers: The Weird World of Homer & Jethro," 1997.]