Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Poniatowski (Peter & Lou Berryman)

DigiTrad:
ARE YOU DRINKING WITH ME, JESUS?
F-WORD (A CHAT WITH YOUR MOTHER)
HERE'S LOUIE WITH THE SPORTS
IF (Dueling Paranoias)
IT'S BETTER THAN THAT
PERENNIAL BEGINNER (F-Chord Song)
SAUERKRAUT (Cleaning the Refrigerator)
SCIENCE MARCHES ON
SQUALOR
WONDERFUL MADISON
YOUR STATE'S NAME HERE


Related threads:
Lyr Add: Songs by Lou & Peter Berryman (48)
ADD: Good News Everybody (Berryman) (13)
Chord Req: A Chat With Your Mother (The F-Word Son (8)
Lyr Req: Pair of Geese (Berrymans) (4)
(Lou & Peter) Berrymans Found - 2012 Calif tour (11)
Lyr Req: Why Am I Painting the Living Room? (13)
Lyr Req: Hard Work & Perseverance (L & P Berryman) (16)
Lyr Add: Landlady (Peter Berryman) (10)
Lyr Req: Too Stupid (Lou and Peter Berryman) (3)
Whither Zither (Peter Berryman's column) (13)
Lyr Req: Naked and Nude (Lou & Peter Berryman) (4)
Lyr Req: The Family Car (Lou and Peter Berryman) (3)
Lyr Req: Glorious Prediction (L & P Berryman) (4)
Lyr Req: Comes to Mind (Lou & Peter Berryman) (5)


Seth 01 Dec 00 - 06:08 AM
Brendy 04 Dec 00 - 05:28 AM
Jim Dixon 01 Feb 11 - 09:32 AM
Chris in Portland 01 Feb 11 - 10:06 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Poniatowski
From: Seth
Date: 01 Dec 00 - 06:08 AM

I'm looking for a lyric source for Lou and Peter Berryman' " Poniatowski" is a song I heard only once, but I need to get the words right Thanks Seth from China


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: PONIATOWSKI (Peter & Lou Berryman)
From: Brendy
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 05:28 AM

PONIATOWSKI
^^ c 1988 P. & L. Berryman

1. Exactly half the way from the equator to the pole,
A quarter of the way around the planet as a whole,
It's very hard to find it on a map of county roads,
Ridiculously easy on a four inch globe:

(Chorus) Poniatowski, Poniatowski, Poniatowski.

2. Magellan's men said, "Captain, have we gotten very far?
We're writing to our mothers just to tell 'em where we are."
The captain said, "Our longitude is 50 on the dot.
I don't know where we are but I can tell you where we're not."

3. A quarter of the way from top to bottom of our earth,
A quarter of the way around the planet of our birth,
Speaking cartographically, it's not extreme to say
It's the most important -towski in the U-S-A.

4. What is on the tip of every schoolkid's tongue?
What, I mean of course, besides a wad of gum?
The name of a location every grownup knows,
Of a church, a couple of taverns, and a school that's closed.

5. I asked an old cartographer where he would rather be.
He mumbled, "There's a place that's always fascinated me.
I'll probably mispronounce it," he admitted with a sigh.
"It's P-O-N-I-A-T-O-W-S-K-I."

I picked up the words from this site:
here

Hope it helps.

B.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poniatowski (Peter & Lou Berryman)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 09:32 AM

Poniatowski is an unincorporated rural community within the town of Rietbrock, in Marathon County, Wisconsin. Its only claim to fame is the fact that it is located at 45 degrees north latitude and 90 degrees west longitude, "the center of the northern half of the western hemisphere," and thus, as the Berryman's say, ridiculously easy to find on a 4-inch globe—the location, that is, but not the name.

Someone has created a nice web page for it, here: http://www.mnmuseumofthems.org/45th/Poniatowski.html.

I had never heard of Poniatowski, but of course I had heard of the Berrymans, which is why I happened to be looking at this thread.

--Jim Dixon
Hopelessly Midwestern,
About 3 degrees west of Poniatowski.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poniatowski (Peter & Lou Berryman)
From: Chris in Portland
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 10:06 AM

If it has a bar, bowling alley, and bait shop, it must be a wonderful place. Well, a snowplow might help too.
Formerly Midwestern Chris


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 15 July 10:48 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.