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Lyr/Chords Req: One Quick Martini (John Phillips)

CarolC 31 Jul 00 - 09:52 PM
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Subject: 'One Quick Martini'
From: CarolC
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 09:52 PM

This question is from my friend Don, "I believe this song was written by one of the members of a 70's folk group called the Modern Folk Quartet who put out at least one album. The song relates the final conversation of a couple who are breaking up after a relatively sophisticated relationship. To the best of my memeory the ending goes:

'Thanks for the flowers the (?) and candy too you knew the right thing to do now it looks like we're through you see I have another rondezvous'

The dimmer portion of my memory says that the author had an East European last name like Hasilev, perhaps Leon."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'One Quick Martini'
From: Mrrzy
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 09:53 PM

This sounds great, but isn't "one quick martini" rather oxymoronic?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'One Quick Martini'
From: CarolC
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 05:20 AM

Don said he bets if anyone knows this, it will be an American. I told him I bet he might be surprised. Any non-Americans want to help me out here?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'One Quick Martini'
From: MMario
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 10:54 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'One Quick Martini'
From: L R Mole
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 11:29 AM

I'm not sure of the spelling, but that was probably Alex Hassilev, a member of the Limelighters (with Glenn Yarborough) and a record producer.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ONE QUICK MARTINI (John Phillips)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 10:21 PM

Copied from the Google cache of thebackpacker.com. (The site requires you to log in, but you can see the cache without logging in.)


ONE QUICK MARTINI
(John Phillips)

One quick martini, then I'll be on my way.
I'm tired of all this play.
Why don't we call it a day?
I had such a great time, doing the town with you,
But to thine own self be true.
I'm not in love. Are you?

{Let's not pretend that we're lovers
Meeting in some dim café.
Let's not pretend there aren't others
Making love in this same silly way.

But thanks for the flowers,
The scotch and the brandy too.
You knew the right thing to do.
Now it looks like we're through.} [repeat]

You see, I have another rendezvous.

[Recorded by The Journeymen on "New Directions in Folk Music" (1963). The Journeymen were Scott McKenzie, Dick Weissman, and John Phillips.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: One Quick Martini
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 03:07 AM

Hi, Jim-
I listened to the New Directions in Folk Music CD, and I'd make just one change:

    Let's not pretend that we're lovers
    Meeting in some dim café.
    Let's not pretend there aren't others
    Making love the same silly way

The song also appears on the Coming Attraction: Live! album, but the New Directions recording is much better.
Good song. Not folk, but a good song. Far more thoughtful than The Mamas and The Papas. Oh, and there's a very nice, torchy recording by Martha Bassett
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: One Quick Martini (John Phillips)
From: Joe_F
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 06:24 PM

One martini is just right. Two are too many, and three are not enough.


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