The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20724   Message #216964
Posted By: Gern
24-Apr-00 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: King of Names
Subject: 'King of Names'
Anyone remember a song that began "There's a man going round taking names..."? I seem to recall it from "The Peter, Paul and Mary Album" (my copy long since scratched up til hell wouldn't have it) played as a sort of minor key Hot Tuna ragtime, and have since heard it played as a major key bluegrass song. Lyrics suggest Nixon-era angst, but it may go back further. Would appreciate the correct lyrics to this song and any information available on what may have inspired it.