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Mike Pryor, Seattle-area sing-songwriter

Haruo 24 Feb 11 - 09:42 PM
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Subject: Mike Pryor, Seattle-area sing-songwriter
From: Haruo
Date: 24 Feb 11 - 09:42 PM

Here are four of his songs on YouTube; as you can see he covers a wide range of topics:

I'm in love with an Idaho girl (with an AK-47) ? Politics & Romance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okmwKq9qxz4

The Goldfish ? Theology & Early Childhood Education
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD-owdIQ4JY

World's Longest Catholic Name ? Romance & Criminal Justice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB0pAXSpQmQ

A Folk Song All About Hardware ? Home Improvement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fmcam3W91Q

I'll try to find time to transcribe at least a couple of these, but in the meantime I think some of you will enjoy listening (and watching his deadpan delivery)...

Haruo


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Subject: Lyr Add: Idaho Girl (with an AK-47)
From: Haruo
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 05:03 AM

Idaho Girl (with an AK-47)
Mike Pryor


Oh, I'm in love with an Idaho girl, in love with a bit o' heaven,
She's a lovely Idaho girl ... (with an AK-47).
I met her in an Idaho pub, she quarreled with a swarthy skinhead,
My opening line was, "Hey, nice shot, ... Guess you're gonna need a new boyfriend."
Oh, I'm in love with an Idaho girl, in love with a bit o' heaven,
She's a lovely Idaho girl (with an AK-47).
Her father was a farmin' man, his potatoes were delicious,
But every one of his Idaho friends ... belonged to three militias
Her mother was a farmer's wife, she tended all the crops. She
was specially proud of some basement plants ... she never let the cops see.
Oh, I'm in love with an Idaho girl, in love with a bit o' heaven,
She's a lovely Idaho girl (with an AK-47).
At length there came a wedding day, "I do" when the parson asked it,
I'd finally get to second base ... beneath her green flak jacket.
Her heaving alabaster skin, oh, none on earth is purer,
But there in the middle of her Idaho chest ... was a tattoo of the Fuehrer.
Oh, I'm in love with an Idaho girl, in love with a bit o' heaven,
She's a lovely Idaho girl (with an AK-47).
Well, I left her there in the Idaho dust, and like a skunk I made off;
I knew there'd never be a bed ... I'd care to share with Adolf.
The bullets flew behind me now, I never should have trifled
With the lovely heart of an Idaho girl ... and her automatic rifle.
Oh, I'm in love with an Idaho girl, in love with a bit o' heaven,
She's a lovely Idaho girl (with an AK-47).
If you ever meet an Idaho girl, I'll warn you what the fact is:
That every man of an Idaho girl ... ends up as target practice.
Oh, I'm in love with an Idaho girl, in love with a bit o' heaven,
She's a lovely Idaho girl (with an AK-47).


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Subject: RE: Mike Pryor, Seattle-area sing-songwriter
From: Haruo
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 05:07 AM

That's weird, I had links to four different songs, but they all point now to the one I just posted. I want to transcribe "The Goldfish", but it's morphed into an Idaho Girl! My apologies to all who got fed up clicking on these things looking for what I said would be there!

Haruo


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Subject: RE: Mike Pryor, Seattle-area sing-songwriter
From: Haruo
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 05:34 AM

The Goldfish
Mike Pryor


(Okay, this is just a little advice, just be careful what you say to your children. Don't teach them about, aw, you'll, this song's pretty funny. It's called "Mommy, I cleaned the aquarium".)

Mommy, I cleaned the aquarium, I hope you're proud of me,
Washed it down with Drano, it's as clean as it can be.
How is Fishy feeling, you're probly gonna ask.
He's staring at the ceiling, looking very relaxed.
Kids love a goldfish, kids love a goldfish,
But parents, you be careful what you say,
Losing a goldfish, losing a goldfish,
It could change the way they worship,
it could change the way they pray.
Well, Mommy came into the room and poked at Fishy's head.
"That's not called relaxing, son, that's called being dead."
Then she grabbed him by the tail, my tears began to flow,
She headed for the bathroom, and she dropped him down the bowl.
Kids love a goldfish, kids love a goldfish,
But parents, you be careful what you say,
Losing a goldfish, losing a goldfish,
Could change the way they worship,
it could change the way they pray.
Standing in the bathroom after Fishy's final breath,
My mother decided it was a great time to teach of God and death.
She told to me a mystery that seemed so very odd,
"Fishy's gone to heaven, son, gone to be with God."
My toddler mind was reeling from what I'd just been told,
Important information for a thoughtful three-year-old.
For months I had been wondering where all that stuff went,
Thanks to Mommy now I knew: it all gets heaven-sent.
Kids love a goldfish, kids love a goldfish,
But parents, you be careful what you say,
Losing a goldfish, losing a goldfish,
Could change the way they worship,
it could change the way they pray.
Well, then I got to thinking, inside my baby head,
The proper place for praying isn't kneeling by the bed.
Prayers, you can just write them on a tissue with a pen,
Light a candle, pull the handle ... then you say, "Amen!"
Kids love a goldfish, kids love a goldfish,
But parents, you be careful what you say,
Losing a goldfish, losing a goldfish,
Could change the way they worship,
it could change the way they pray.
Today when I think of heaven, there's angels all in white,
I also picture other stuff floating in its skies.
And I think there's no harm in writin' prayers upon the Charmin,
Just in case that little three-year-old boy was right.
(Last chorus, folks...)
Kids love a goldfish, kids love a goldfish,
But parents, you be careful what you say,
Losing a goldfish, losing a goldfish,
Could change the way they worship,
it could change the way they pray.


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Subject: RE: Mike Pryor, Seattle-area sing-songwriter
From: Haruo
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 05:39 AM

I'm not going to transcribe the others right now at least, but here are what I certainly hope are more lasting links to them:

World's Longest Catholic Name

and

A Folk Song All About Hardware

Haruo


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Subject: RE: Mike Pryor, Seattle-area sing-songwriter
From: Deckman
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 09:36 AM

Thanks for all your work Hauo. Mike is very clever and always entertaining. bob(deckman)nelson


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