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Lyr Req: William the Streak (Bob Franke)


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Subject: William the Streak
From: Barbara
Date: 22 Jun 00 - 02:11 PM

Ooops, not "Squeak", "Streak". I want the words to the Bob Franke song about the retired greyhound named "William the Streak". I would also like to know what recording it is on. Thanks,

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: William the Squeak
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 22 Jun 00 - 02:40 PM

You can find it on the Bob Franke CD Long Roads, Short Visits (Daring CD 3031)

I can't find the words though, sorry


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILLIAM THE STREAK (Bob Franke)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Mar 03 - 01:17 AM

Lyrics copied from

(Bob Franke)

The sun was arisin' over Amesbury Hill
At the same time tomorrow, rise again it will
On a thin silver shadow leaping over Jack's Creek,
The dog they call William the Streak.

Now, Dick was a farmer sort of through the back door,
Someone gave him two sheep, so he bought thirty more,
And he raised any vegetable a 'Header might eat,
The work was hard, but life was sweet.

And William was a racing dog until he retired,
He got bored by the rabbit, and so he got fired,
But he found a lucky family near Amesbury town,
To adopt before his boss put him down.

Now some dogs are killers in a sheep man's eyes,
And a few dogs get shot, to no one's surprise.
And Dick was a shootin' man, or so went the word,
And the word just made it safer for the herd.

But when William ran circles all around Dick's land,
In the face of his beauty, Dick stayed his hand,
And when Dick's little farm was marked as William's to play,
The town dogs, they all stayed away.

And the streak they called William was bored by sheep,
They were slow, they were stupid, they put him to sleep,
But the groundhogs and woodchucks were a lot more fun,
'Cause William, after all, liked to run.

And the bundles got bigger on the vegetable truck,
'Cause a groundhog chasin' greyhound is a real stroke of luck,
And the smartest of farmers will learn from the land,
And rejoice at what the Lord brings to hand.

So be kind to your neighbors, and give them a break,
Chances are they will give you as much as they take,
And if a short-sighted bastard should fire you next week,
Just remember old William the Streak.

For this world turns around, and we all have our place,
And there's more than one job, and there's more than one race.
Just keep your eyes open and stay close to the land,
If you've the sense of a dog, you'll find a plan.

© 1996 Telephone Pole Music Publishing Co.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: William the Squeak
From: JudeL
Date: 16 Mar 03 - 05:40 AM

Ah and there I was thinking is this a relative of Liz's ?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: William the Squeak
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Mar 03 - 05:03 PM

My great great great great great grandfather, William, 1731 -1813. Don't know if he squeaked though...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: William the Squeak
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Mar 03 - 09:26 PM

I got excited for a moment, thinking that I finally would understand the derivation of "Liz the Squeak." Yet she remains a woman of mystery.

Nice song about the dog.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: William the Squeak
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 17 Mar 03 - 04:56 AM

Leeneia, if you'd ever been anywhere near Liz when something amuses her, you'd know exactly why she has aquired her name ! There is a rumour that Les Barker has a clause in his contracts requiring organisers to make sure that she's not in the audience.

Government Health Warning - an amused LTS could seriously damage your hearing.

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