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Bob LeChevalier 28 Mar 97 - 12:35 PM
LaMarca 28 Mar 97 - 05:17 PM
Bill D 28 Mar 97 - 09:51 PM
Bill D 30 Mar 97 - 10:08 PM
Bill D 13 Apr 97 - 10:37 PM
gharonson@aol.com 15 Apr 97 - 12:02 AM
Bill D 15 Apr 97 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 15 Jul 01 - 07:27 AM
Tiger 15 Jul 01 - 09:30 AM
GUEST,Raggyatsh 15 Jul 01 - 02:18 PM
GUEST,guest, joey 13 Apr 09 - 05:31 PM
Tiger 14 Apr 09 - 04:27 PM
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Subject: lyrics for On the Amazon
From: Bob LeChevalier
Date: 28 Mar 97 - 12:35 PM

Looking for lyrics for humorous song with nonsense lyrics. First line starts with "On the Amazon". Mentions odd words as if they were monsters, including "prophylactics". Please contact me via email at lojbab@access.digex.net


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Subject: RE: lyrics for
From: LaMarca
Date: 28 Mar 97 - 05:17 PM

A friend of mine in the DC area, Don Stallone, sings it; if no-one replies with the lyrics before Monday, I'll get them from him and post them back. (I only have net access at work; my husband and I are a mixed marriage of Mac and PC users, so we haven't bought a home computer yet...)


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Subject: RE: lyrics for
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Mar 97 - 09:51 PM

I have 'em too...Mike Rivers...(also from DC area...we've got a LOT of singers here!) sang this for Halloween 18-20 years ago...I begged him for the lyrics, but he just told me he got them from a Don McLean album...and lo & behold, about 4 years ago I foung the album at a yard sale for 50cents!! So, I will go down to the archives and dig it out this weekend and type 'em in...I hope you know the tune...it's not the easiest 'melody' to follow...


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Subject: RE: lyrics for
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Mar 97 - 10:08 PM

Dug out the album...the liner notes/lyrics aren't in it...does anyone besides me have the annoying habit of leaving the notes from various albums in a pile??

anyway..I'm looking...I will re-copy them from listening to the album if LaMarca doesn't beat me to it......(maybe I will develop some better habits from my efforts at participating in this group..)


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON THE AMAZON (Don McLean)
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Apr 97 - 10:37 PM

sorry to be so long...had to listen...still couldn't make out one word... (I think a lot depends on the performance for effect!!)

ON THE AMAZON
(Don McLean...United Artists-UAS 5651 1972)

There's a danger zone—not a stranger zone
Than the little plot I walk on that I call my home.
For an eerie sight—weird and scary sight—...
Every vicious animal that creeps and crawls and bites

On the Amazon, the prophylactics prowl
On the Amazon, the hypodermics howl—
On the Amazon, you'll hear a scarab scowl.
and sting—Zodiacs on the wing
All the stalactites and vicious vertebrae,
hunt the stalagmites, while laryngitis slay
All the parasites that come from Paraguay in the spring...mmmmmm
Snarling equinox, among the rocks, will seize you—
And the Fahrenheit comes out at night to freeze you...

While duodenums are lurking in the trees—
And the jungles swarm with green apostrophes...
Oh, the Amazon is calling me...
On the Amazon, the pax vobiscum bite...
On the Amazon. the epiglottis fight
On the Amazon, the hemispheres at night all slink...
Where the Agnostics drink..
All the hippodromes that lie concealed in mud
Join the metronomes that live in swamp and flood—
Then the Kodachromes come out and drink their blood...poor geeks...
While velocipedes. among the weeds, will scare you—
And the menopause, with hungry jaws, ensnare you...
Frenzied (animals?) infest the hills and slopes.. (couldn't be sure)
Everyone avoids the deadly stethoscopes...

Oh, the Amazon is calling...yes...the Amazon is calling...
Oh the Amazon is calling me...


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Subject: RE: lyrics for
From: gharonson@aol.com
Date: 15 Apr 97 - 12:02 AM

Frenzied ADENOIDS infest the hills and slopes :)


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Subject: RE: lyrics for
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Apr 97 - 09:55 AM

of course they do!!(except the ones that are harvested for pelts!) Thanks...*grin*


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Subject: ON THE AMAZON
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 15 Jul 01 - 07:27 AM

I've decided it's time to learn Don McLeans ON THE AMAZON, does anyone have the words and chords. Thanks in anticipation


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ON THE AMAZON (Grey, Newman, Ellis
From: Tiger
Date: 15 Jul 01 - 09:30 AM

Great song - very difficult to find. This is direct from one of Don's songbooks - I worked it up a while ago. Note that the [Em7] is played on a short pause between words.

On The Amazon
Sung by Don McLean
Words by Clifford Grey and Greatrex Newman, music by Vivian Ellis
From 1927 British musical, "Mr. Cinders"

[Gm]There's a danger [D7]zone, [Gm]not a stranger [D7sus4]zone [D+] [D]
[Gm]Than [Gm7]the little [Cm7]plot I walk [Cm6] on [A7-9]that I [A7-5]call [A7]my [D7]home.
[Gm]Full of eerie [D7]sights, [Gm]weird and skeerie [D7sus4]sights [D+] [D]
[Gm]Ev'ry vicious [Cm7]animal [Cm6] that [A7-9]]creeps and [D7]crawls and [Gm7]bites.

    [D7]On the [G]Amazon [Em7] the prophy-[Am7]lactics [D7]prowl,
    On the [G]Amazon [Em7] the hypo-[Am7]dermics [D7]howl,
    On the [G]Amazon [Em7] you'll hear a [Am6]scarab [D7]scowl
    And [G]sting, [E7] [Am7]zodiacs [A7-5]on the [D7]wing.
    All the [G]stalactites [Em7] and vicious [Am7]verte-[D7]brae
    Hunt the [G]stalagmites [Em7] while laryn-[Am7]gitis [D7]slay
    All the [G]parasites [Em7] that come from [Am6]Paraguay in [Am7]Spring...[D7]mmmmmm
    [Dm7-Gbass]Snarling [C]equinox a-[Cm]mong the rocks will [G]seize [F#] [F] [E]you,
    [E7]And the [A7]Fahrenheit comes [Am]out at night to [D9]freeze you.
    [D7]Wild du-[G]odenum [Em7] are lurking [Am7]in the [D7]trees
    And the [G]jungle swarms [Em7] with green a-[Am6]postro-[D7]phes.
    Oh, the [G]Amazon [Em] is [Am7]call-[D7]ing [G]me. [C#dim] [Am7]

    On the Amazon the pax vobiscum bite,
    On the Amazon the epiglottis fight,
    On the Amazon the hemispheres at night all slink,
    Where the agnostics drink.
    All the hippodromes that lie concealed in mud
    Join the metronomes that live in swamp and flood;
    Then the kodachromes come out and drink their blood,
    Poor ginks.
    While velocipedes among the weeds will scare you,
    And the menopause with hungry jaws ensnares you.
    Frenzied adenoids infest the hills and slopes,
    Ev'ry one avoids the deadly stethoscopes.
    Oh, the [G]Amazon [Em] is [Am7]call-[D7]ing,
    Yes, the [G]Amazon [Em]is [Am7call-[D7]ing,
    Oh, the [G]Amazon [Em] is [Am7]call-[D7]ing [G]me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: ON THE AMAZON
From: GUEST,Raggyatsh
Date: 15 Jul 01 - 02:18 PM

Tiger, Thats absolutely brillant, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you If I bump into you I owe you a pint or three.

Cheers Raggytash


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: ON THE AMAZON
From: GUEST,guest, joey
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 05:31 PM

youre my hero Tiger. any chance you can drum up narcisissma for me too?

i'm with raggytash, i owe you a pint, or a million.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NARCISSIMA (Don McLean)
From: Tiger
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 04:27 PM

What's your 20, guys?

The road to here was very dusty, and a pint would really help.
    Narcisissma - Don McLean

    Narcisissma, Narcisissma is the pride of Pomona,
    Pomona, Pomona says she looks like me.
    But she will look like you when I'm set free.

    Narcisissma, Narcisissma is the belle of Biloxi,
    Biloxi, Biloxi says she's not your kind
    But Narcisissma gives me peace of mind.

    She's got no braids in the inkwell, no money on the prize.
    Ain't got no boyfriend behind her that she can't hypnotize.
    And if you wanna see yourself without delusions or delies.
    All you do is just look into her eyes.

    Narcisissma, Narcisissma has no pride or delusions,
    Delusions, delusions make me turn my face
    But Narcisissma let's me find my place.

    She's got no grudges, no crutches, no pigment and no peeves.
    No cryers, no pliers, no liars and no sleeves.
    And she will always tell you every thing that she believes.
    She's got no belly button too, no high heeled shoe.

    Narcisissma, Narcisissma is the pride of Pomona,
    Pomona, Pomona says she looks like me.
    But she will look like you when I'm set free.

    Well everybody's lookin' like they're s'posed to
    But nobody's lookin' very good.
    So when you find somebody to get close to
    Well don't you think you should?

    Narcisissma, Narcisissma loves to thrill and delight me,
    Delight me, delight me and I'll never quit
    'Cause Narcisissma knows just where I fit.

    She's got no tight draws, locked doors, nothin' on the side.
    Ain't got no skin flaws, in-laws, nothin' left to hide.
    And if you need a new location where you'll best be satisfied
    You might prefer, to fall in love with her

    Narcisissma, Narcisissma is the pride of Pomona,
    Pomona, says she looks like me.
    But she will look like you when I'm set free.


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