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Lyr Req: Pair of Geese (Berrymans)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Pair Of Geese (Berrymans)
From: Genie
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 03:00 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics to The Berrymans' song "Pair Of Geese."

It's the only song they ever wrote based on an old joke. I kind of know it but can't recollect all the lyrics to the verses.

The chorus goes:

An arm around a pair of geese,
An arm around a bag of fleece,
A hand upon an empty pail
And one to clutch a cottontail.

Anyone have the verse lyrics handy?

Genie


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAIR OF GEESE (Lou & Peter Berryman)
From: Genie
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 11:43 PM

Found it.


PAIR OF GEESE   © 1993 Lou & Peter Berryman

A few hundred years ago
A single young man I know
Was off to the market square,
And, taking his produce there,
He struggled along the road
With such of an awkward load
That when to a gate came he
No finger was free.

CHORUS:
       An arm around a pair of geese,
       An arm around a bag of fleece,
       A hand upon an empty pail,
       And one to clutch a cottontail.

And so at the big latched gate
He only could stand and wait
Til up to the other side
A lovely young lass did stride.
He bid her a fond "Yah hey!"
And worked up the gall to say,
"Could you give the gate a pull?
My arms are too full."   

(chorus)

She said "That would never do,
To open the gate for you,
For you would a monster be
And try to make love to me."
"Oh certainly not!" he cried,
"My arms are both occupied.
I swear to the moon and sun
It couldn't be done."

(chorus)

She said, "I can plainly see
How you would make love to me.
You'd put down the empty pail,
You'd put in the cottontail,
And then on the pail of tin
For keeping the rabbit in
You'd put on the bag of fleece -
And I'd hold the geese."

(chorus)
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pair of Geese (Berrymans)
From: Joe_F
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 08:23 PM

Contributors to this thread should heed the notice in _The New Berryman Berryman Songbook_:

"All rights (and wrongs) reserved. Except for live performance of the songs, no part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any means without permission in writing by the authors. Failure to comply will result in everything you touch turning to hair."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pair of Geese (Berrymans)
From: Genie
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 01:28 AM

Lyric correction:

I'm pretty sure the last line is "I'll hold the geese," not "I'd hold ... ."

It may seem minor, but to me it makes the song funnier because it takes the young woman's instructions it out of the hypothetical and into the realm of a definite plan/proposal.


I just heard Lou and Peter in concert in Portland, OR, 2 days ago, and they are as hilarious as ever!


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