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Lyr Req: from album 'Up in the Air'

Whippoorwill 23 Jul 97 - 02:27 PM
Jim Dixon 06 Aug 11 - 03:21 PM
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Subject: Up in the Air
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 23 Jul 97 - 02:27 PM

Back in the 60s I remember hearing an album entitled "Up in the Air." Not sure of the singer, maybe Tom Lehrer... it had his irreverant attitude. It was a collection of songs, some parodies, about the Air Force and flying in general.
One I've been trying to remember was an ode to the Gooney Bird, the DC-3, C-47, call her what you will. The chorus was:

They patched her up with chewing gum,
With paper clips and strings;
And still she flies, she never dies,
Methuselah with wings.

Anybody know the verses?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: from album 'Up in the Air'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Aug 11 - 03:21 PM

The performer was Oscar Brand. A track list of "Up in the Air" is as follows:

1 Teterboro Tower
2 Loaded Down
3 The Gooney Bird
4 When I First Set Out to Fly
5 The A & E Mechanics
6 Light Planes on Parade
7 Checklist Song
8 The Lineboy
9 Plane Talk
10 The Roving Flyer
11 From the Cab Docket
12 Passenger's Lament
13 The Masters of the Air

This information is from

The song referred to above is THE GOONEY BIRD. Lyrics have been posted here: Lyr Add: THE GOONEY BIRD (Oscar Brand).

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