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Thread #113286   Message #2524138
Posted By: GUEST,ted itzov
24-Dec-08 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sing in the Spring (Utah Phillips)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing in the Spring (Utah Phillips)
Regarding "giraffe" (2nd last verse?) the song goes

"... my how that giraffe could laugh.
He put beer in his bubble bath..."

Regrding "parrot" (first verse):

"I had a parrot all yellow and green
(chorus repeats the same)
Silliest bird you've ever seen
He could swear like a big marine.

This is followed by:
"Had a canary all white and blue
I'll tell you all that bird could do was ply the harp, and yodel, too.
(instrumental passage follows)

"I had a horse, and his name was Tex.
Signed his name with an 'X,' and mand his living forgin' checks."
"I had a lamb I used to keep
When I told him to go to sleep, he counted people instead of sheep.
Next: the giraffe verse, followed by the baby verse.

Q.: was this written before or after "Mule Skinner Blues?"