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Lyr Req: Second Hand Man (Back Porch Majority)

Troll 23 Mar 00 - 07:55 PM
The Beanster 29 Mar 00 - 11:33 PM
Troll 30 Mar 00 - 09:02 AM
GUEST,deepblue@circleofsouls.com 14 May 01 - 08:19 PM
GUEST,deepblue@circleofsouls.com 14 May 01 - 08:22 PM
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GUEST,Rick 03 Apr 15 - 08:04 PM
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Subject: Second-hand Man
From: Troll
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 07:55 PM

I'm loking for the lyrics to a song called "Second-hand Man". It was recorded in the mid-60's by The Back Porch Majority. All I can remember is the refrain..."Love me any way you can. Look me over,here I am. Just remember I'm a second-hand man." Thanks in advance for any help on this one.

troll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Second-hand Man
From: The Beanster
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 11:33 PM

Troll,

I spent a little over an hour searching for this and boldly went where no one had gone before... lol (I'm telling you, I was at the weirdest sites). The bad news is, I couldn't find the lyrics but the good news is, I did find a site where you can buy the single "Second Hand Man"/"Sleeper Wakes Up" on Epic for $8.00--but they're gonna charge you another 5 bananas for shipping. There are also sites that list all the albums if you want me to go get that link for you. Here's the link for the single and you'll have to scroll down when you get there-- Mouse here

Hope that helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Second-hand Man
From: Troll
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 09:02 AM

Thanks Beanster.

troll


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Subject: Lyr Add: SECOND HAND MAN (Back Porch Majority)
From: GUEST,deepblue@circleofsouls.com
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:19 PM

I don't know if this is all of them, but here it goes:

You can hold my hand
But please understand
It's been held before
No I'm not like you
'Cause honey you're brand new
But me, I've been around just a little bit more

You can whisper in my ear
Just remember dear
It's been whispered in before
You can love me yes you can
Take me anytime here I am
Just remember I'm a Secondhand Man

A bargain like me
Won't come your way again
I'm just like this year's model
Just a little bit broken in

You can look into my eyes
But you gotta realize
They've been looked in before
You can love me yes you can
Take me anytime here I am
Juat remember I'm a Secondhand ...
- with a 1-week free home trial,
Just remember I'm a Secondhand ...
- with a 30-day garauntee,
Juat remember I'm a Secondhand Man!


deepblue@circleofsouls.com

I was friends with Michael Crowley, the member of the Backdoor Majority who sang this fun song. He passed away in April of 2001. Good journey, Michael.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Second-hand Man
From: GUEST,deepblue@circleofsouls.com
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:22 PM

Okay, sorry, too many years listening to the Doors ... I meant Back PORCH Majority - not Backdoor! LOL! ;)
deepblue@circleofsouls.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Second-hand Man
From: GUEST,deepblue@circleofsouls.com
Date: 14 May 01 - 08:50 PM

Final note:
Michael Crowley also appeared with John Denver on several occasions, and was a member of many "Folk" groups such as the "Back Porch Majority", "Mom, Home and Apple Pie", "Bandana" and others, mostly out of Colorado, and he also wrote and recorded many songs for the state and/or state functions, such as "City in the Sky":

In the middle of this land of ours
There's a city a mile high!
Denver, Colorado, city in the sky ...
etc...

Just a little history on the artist for ya. He's gone now. Thanks for the Banjo lessons, Michael! I hope there's music wherever you are.

deepblue@circleofsouls.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Second Hand Man (Back Porch Majority)
From: GUEST,Rick
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 08:04 PM

Last verse on the live album: (Big Ending)

Well you can take my heart
Remember from the start
it's been taken before
You can love me yes you can
take me anytime here I am
Just remember I'm your second hand -
with a free home trial
just remember I'm your second hand-
with a 30 day garantee
just remember I'm your second hand man !!


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Subject: Lyr Add: SECOND HANDED MAN (Ethel Waters)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Apr 15 - 06:08 PM

I was looking for something that might have been an antecedent to the above song. I found this, which may be unrelated, but it's a good song anyway, and worth having here:


SECOND HANDED MAN
(Easton and Waters)
As recorded by Ethel Waters, Columbia 1871-D, 1929.

INTRO: It's a long, long story; do you want to hear it?
If you don't, I'll tell it anyhow.
I've got a man trained to my hand,
So I'm all through hunting now.
What I'm telling you is private,
And it should be kept that way.
He ain't new, 'cause I'm number two,
So that's why I'm going to say:

1. He's been used, though not abused,
And I choose not to lose
That second-handed man of mine.
Slightly worn, kind o' torn,
But I've sworn not to loan
That second-handed man of mine.
Talkin' about promotion, he's made the grade, and how!
He used to be my extra man, but he's booked solid now.
All content, for me was meant,
Faith-revealed and heaven-sent,
That second-handed man of mine!

2. Why, he's got "it," I'll admit,
And I won't share a single bit
Of that second-handed man of mine.
Genuine, super-fine,
Void of note and oh so kind,
That second-handed man of mine!
His touch is just like magic when you're sad and all forlorn.
One kiss from his lovin' lips and all your mis'ry's gone.
Kind o' bold, likes to scold,
He'll convert your very soul,
That second-handed man of mine.

3. He's just like a pipe, good and ripe,
Yes, in age and just the type,
That second-handed man of mine.
Ain't no beaut, yet kind o' cute,
Plays music, not a flute,
That second-handed man of mine!
Why, he is all the flavors; there ain't none after him.
I used to say the selfsame thing when I first met Sunny Jim.
Tight like that, not too fat,
Just like Babe Ruth at a bat,
That second-handed man of mine!


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