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Thread #22972   Message #930456
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
10-Apr-03 - 11:23 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Greensleeves - parodies
Subject: Lyr Add: CREAMSLEEVES (parody of GREENSLEEVES)
As sung by the late & great Dave Alexander of Sydney - a mountain of a man "who will be remembered wherever songs are sung in unaccompanied chorus & harmony" The CD was compiled from recordings made in many places & times.

The liner notes of his memorial CD (put together by his friends from a mess of papers he left) says author is Anon.
"1962 in a coffee shop in Newtown - ah memories - The New World Trio (from a reccording Dave made of his "lighter" songs in 1997 for Anthony Woolcott)"

Creamsleeves   -

Oh Grandma died and in her will
She left me her love and her doctor's bill
A full set of notes on the use of the Pill
And a little machine that played Greensleeves.

I had an idea and quick as a wink
I bought an old van and I painted it pink
With a freezer that came from an ice-skating rink
And it only worked when I played Greensleeves.

My product was good, soon I owned a fleet
My vans went tinkling down every street
The jingle of money was oh so sweet
I'll bet the Pied Piper played Greensleeves.

Greensleeves when the roosters crow
The grocer's body swings to and fro
He was condemned, he had to go
For throttling a man who sang Greensleeves.

Last week they shot my best ice-cream man
Today they blew up my nineteenth van
For the shopkeepers formed their own Klu Klux Klan
And the robes that they wear all have Greensleeves.

Then the army came and they took all my vans
To send to the jungles of Vietnam
Australia's the envy of Uncle Sam
'Cause the Yanks don't have tanks that play Greensleeves.

But the army's got problems I'm telling you
They can sell pink tanks when the war is through
But what the hell will they ever do
With a million machines that play Greensleeves?