The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71143   Message #1217442
Posted By: Mark Cohen
30-Jun-04 - 11:34 PM
Thread Name: Cosmic and Freaky - what's an Earth Shoe
Subject: DT Corr: Pleasant and Delightful, Seattle
Caution: thread creep alert.

There's a link at the top of this page to "Pleasant and Delightful, Seattle," and the song in the DT needs some emendations.

First, I believe it was written by the late John Dwyer. Perhaps his daughter Maggie (Stilly River Sage) could enlighten us on that.

Then there are some garbled lines. "Bumpershoot" should be "bumbershoot," and "galoshes" has an "a" in it. Lines 5 and 6 in the second verse ("It's a crowded berth...") are very wrong, but I don't remember the right words. Woodland Park may be in there--no redwoods in Seattle!

And the third verse should be:

You sit down on a park bench
To admire the view
From Magnolia down to Alki Point
And the ferryboats too
They ply their trade so merrily
'Cross the Sound and back again
That you're moved to kiss her moistly
Through the omnipresent rain


End thread creep alert.