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Thread #2777   Message #12672
Posted By: Nathan Sarvis
20-Sep-97 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Goodbye Liza Jane
Subject: RE: Goodbye Liza Jane
The "new made road" verse reminds me of one William A. Owens collected for "Sally Goodin" in his book "Tell me a story, sing me a song". Sal went up the public road I went up behind her; She stooped down to tie her shoe And I seen her sausage grinder. He relates how, at a gypsy show, the singer "left the ladies shocked and the men laughing" after singing only the first line, then leaving the stage, leaving the audience to fill in the rest with their imaginations.