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Lyr Req: The Man in the Mask (Malvina Reynolds)

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GUEST,Susan Davis sgdavis@weber.ucsd.edu 08 Nov 00 - 05:29 PM
Jeri 08 Nov 00 - 06:39 PM
GUEST,Moss Bliss 02 Feb 14 - 03:49 PM
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Subject: "they say its his face..." lyrics
From: GUEST,Susan Davis sgdavis@weber.ucsd.edu
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 05:29 PM

I'm lookingfor lyrics to Malvina Reynolds's song, "The Man in the Mask." So far as I know it was only recorded on Michael Cooney's Singer of Old Songs album, (and I wore out that tape.) It begins: "Come sit down beside me and watch the big TV..." It is about what she thought Nixon looked like on TV, and so very relevant to current political scenes. The chorus goes, "They say its his face, but I just can't believe it..." I dont turn it up on any Malvina webpage. Can anyone send it to me? Thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MAN IN THE MASK (Malvina Reynolds)
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 06:39 PM

Also e-mailed to Susan

THE MAN IN THE MASK
Malvina Reynolds
(c)1971, Schroder Music

Come sit down beside me beside the big TV
And watch the funny pictures they have there to look at
Shampoo for your hair and the last polar bear
And the man in the moon who's walking around
Then leaves, leaving junk on the once virgin ground

There's old timey movies with old fashioned dresses
And gentle caresses and other such messes
There's football and baseball and guys selling cars
And then there's the Man in the Mask

They say it's his face but I just can't believe it
It looks like a mask that I saw in the store
It talks with deep feeling about ending the war
And stopping inflation and it's so fantastic
You'll cry when you're laughing and roll on the floor

Every four years he puts a new mask on
Each one is worse than the one he had before
But the words are the same and the same earnest manner
About ending inflation and stopping the war.

The sponsors paid out a million of millions
To get him up there with his magic routine
But it's really a bargain, 'cause there's such a margin
In war and inflation and the big TV screen
That gives us the Man in the Mask.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Man in the Mask (Malvina Reynolds)
From: GUEST,Moss Bliss
Date: 02 Feb 14 - 03:49 PM

I'd love to hear Michael Cooney play this... I got the Broadside sheet for it, which is dated 1966, so I'm a bit shaken by the 1971 date on this copy. I've been performing it for years; it's a hard ditty to wrap yourself around, as it's in two keys and two different time signatures.


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