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Lyr Req: Pocketful of Keys (Jimmy Webb)

BEK 23 Mar 01 - 04:06 PM
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Subject: Jimmy Webb's Pocket full of Keys
From: BEK
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 04:06 PM

Periodically, my mind shifts back to fragments of old lyrics. Glen Campbell sang this particular song on a Boston Pops program that was honoring Jimmy Webb's compositions.

The song was called Pocket full of Keys. I think Campbell said that Cissy (?) Houston recorded it long ago.

Anyone know where I can find a recording? Lyrics?

Anyone even recall this song, save for me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Webb's Pocket full of Keys
From: Quincy
Date: 29 Mar 01 - 12:34 PM

is this it BEK?

Pocketful of keys

best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Webb's Pocket full of Keys
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 10:21 PM

Campbell's performance is on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Webb's Pocket full of Keys
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 11:35 PM

The link is kaput.


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Subject: Lyr Add: POCKETFUL OF KEYS (Jimmy Webb)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 02:47 PM

You can see and hear Jimmy Webb in a live performance of POCKETFUL OF KEYS at YouTube:


POCKETFUL OF KEYS
Jimmy Webb

He has one that locks the office,
And there's one that starts the big fine car
That finds its way home.
He has two that fit the front-door locks,
And one that fits the mailbox,
But inside there's just a spider, and he scuttles to the corner with his mysteries,
'Cause he's frightened by the jangle of his pocketful of keys.

He has one to fit the cashbox,
And one unlocks the liquor bar,
And it finds its way down.
He has one that fits the study door,
And one unlocks the desk drawer,
And he touches all his letters and he sorts them all according to his memories
To the icy clank and tinkle of his pocketful of keys.

There's a padlock on the garden gate.
There's a padlock on the hunting lodge.
There's a padlock on the his-and-her garage.
Amen.
He was a somber man,
Not inclined to telling her his mind.

And there's one that locks the pain up,
And one that keeps the hot tears in,
But they find their way out.
He has one that locks the best gin up,
And one that keeps his chip up,
And in shaky situations he has learned a way by which he even locks his knees,
And he holds himself together with his pocketful of keys.
Yes, he holds himself together with his keys.


[Thelma Houston recorded this on "Sunshower" (1969). Jimmy Webb recorded it on "And So: On" (1971). It's also on "The Moon's a Harsh Mistress: Jimmy Webb in the Seventies" (2004) and "Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1972" (2006). Revelation performed it on "Revelation" (1975). Buddy Greco performed it on "Up, Up, and Away: The Songs of Jimmy Webb" (1999).]


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