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Subject: there once was an eagle?.....
Date: 20 Mar 97 - 01:01 AM

a friend of mine is looking for the lyrics to a song that has me stumped.

she claims it goes something like this:

"there once was and eagle

a 'something something (hight-flying)?' eagle."

She can't remember the next lines, but the eagle apparantly spots a rabbit (or something) on the ground and says somthing like this:

"Please do not fear me for i will not harm you

for i am in need of company."

The only other information she could give me is she thinks she last heard the song in the early 70s, and it was a slow ballad by a male vocalist. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I really want my friend to stop bugging me about this song.


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Subject: RE: there once was an eagle?.....
Date: 21 Mar 97 - 02:57 AM

does this have everyone stumped? i don't feel so bad now?

please help me!!! she's still bugging me!

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Subject: RE: there once was an eagle?.....
Date: 23 Mar 97 - 11:17 PM

there must be someone who can help me with this!!!!!

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: there once was an eagle...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 06:56 AM

I'm sure the song that was wanted (way back in 1997) must be I AM THE EAGLE by Rhett Davis. The lyrics have been posted here. There is information about the singer/songwriter's web sites here.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: there once was an eagle...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 07:30 AM

There once was an eagle who was not very regal
By the name of J Edgar swoop is rattling round my brain - a DISTANT memory , which finishes up saying the correct Emblem for the USA is now the Miniature Poodle !!
Cant remember who by though

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Subject: Lyr Add: J. EDGAR SWOOP (Mason Williams)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 07:54 AM

Google is your friend! Put J Edgar Swoop in and found this from Bob Snyder:

Mason Williams

As everyone knows,
The eagle's supposed
To be the symbol of freedom.
The very respected
It's against the law to eat 'em.

On dollars and collars
And medals for scholars
And flags that wag in the wind,
On cigars you puff
And American stuff
The eagle is proudly pinned.

With such a position
In American tradition
Eagles are responsible birds.
Moral delinquency's
An idiosyncrasy
Is seldom if ever incurred.

But there once was an eagle
Who was not very regal
By the name of J. Edgar Swoop.
It was quite often heard:
"That bird's absurd,
And oughta be kept in a coop."

An example I'd say
Would be his toupee
Which he thought made him look debonair.
And if he went to pack
He'd always hitchhike.
Never did travel by air.

J. hung around
The streets downtown.
He said "Them mountains are dull.
All that you meets
Is occasional sheep
Or a couple of high-fly'n' gull."

But the worst thing of all
Was that he had the gall
To wear some baggy ol' knickers.
They were pink and blue plaid
And fit him so bad
They caused titters, guffaws and snickers.

Well, in the government town
The word got around
About J. Edgar and his antics.
So a meeting was held
And some senators yelled
"Un-American" and the usual fanatics.

The FBI director,
A federal bird inspector,
Was called in to handle the deal.
He said, "It looks like to me
This eagle's too free.
I suspect he's gone over the hill."

"Well, there's only one choice"
Said the people's voice.
"America's depend'n' on us.
We've got to find this bird
And give him the word
E pluribus unum or bust."

So the FBI
Well they went out to try
To make J. claw the line.
But he just wouldn't listen
So they throwed him in prison
To pay for his traitor's crime.

In the government town
When things quieted down
They decided to make an appendage.
'Cause the symbol of the country
Was in the penitentiary
And they needed a new government image.

The measure was born
And committees were formed
To find a new Yankee Doodle.
And the symbol that best
Reflected the west
Was none but the miniature poodle.

Some argued the fact
As to what a poodle lacked.
"Besides," they said, "they're French."
"But," said the committee,
"So's the Statue of Liberty."
So it went up before the bench.

Well the measure was passed
Into law at last,
Was entered on government logs.
J. Edgar didn't care.
Poodles are queer.
America's gone to the dogs.

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