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Lyr Req: Day Care (Day-O parody)

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GUEST,Genie 04 Sep 01 - 02:07 AM
Joe Offer 04 Sep 01 - 02:47 AM
GUEST,Genie 04 Sep 01 - 03:05 AM
Mark Cohen 04 Sep 01 - 04:58 AM
GUEST,Genie 10 Sep 01 - 12:59 AM
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Subject: Day Care (Day-O parody)
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 02:07 AM

The Capitol Steps did a parody of the Banana Boat song, called, "Day Care."

"Day care, day-ay-ay care. Day care call, wan' the mom go home. ... "

Anyone have the complete lyrics?

Genie


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Subject: Lyr Add: DAY CARE (Capitol Steps)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 02:47 AM

DAY CARE
Words:        Capitol Steps, c 1990, Revision: Meryle Kern
Music:        Belafonte

Chorus:
Oh Day, oh Day Care!
Day Care call, wan' de mom go home
Day, give me Day Care!
Day Care call, wan' de mom go home.

I work all day to pay de tax an' rent.
Day Care call, wan' de mom go home.
Day Care's half of where me money's spent.
Day Care call, wan' de mom go home.

When I get to the office an' I jus' show up, (Refrain)
De Day Care call, dey say me kid t'row up. (Refrain)
Chorus

She's 6 month, 7 month, 8 month old. (Refrain)
She jus' cut another tooth, so I been told. (Refrain)

Oh I wish I had a nanny-man to nanny me Amanda (Refrain)
Take `er to the zoo, Amanda wanna see de panda. (Refrain)

Chorus

I had to go back to work not'ing changes dat (Refrain)
Now me kid is acting like de Simpson brat. (Refrain)

When me kid get sick dey t'ink me work should stop. (Refrain)
Dey never t'ink dat way about de kiddie's pop.(Refrain)

Chorus

It's six o'clock and I'm not home. (Refrain)
I read her a story on de telephone. (Refrain)

Oh if I win de lottery me job I'll surely quit her. (Refrain)
Never worry how to pay anoder babysitter. (Refrain)

Chorus


Notes from the CD "Warning: Women at Work," by Rebel Voices:
This is a great example of the "folk process" - Harry Belafonte was the hrst person we heard singing this melody; many a parodist has borrowed it since. The Capitol Steps of NPR/ Wash D.C. fame came up with the day care theme, Meryle Korn wrote her version and we tweaked it here and there as well.


Take a look at the website of Rebel Voices - wonderful harmonies.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day Care (Day-O parody)
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 03:05 AM

Thanks, Joe,

I've heard Merle do her version at Folklife but did not have a copy of the words.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day Care (Day-O parody)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 04:58 AM

I'm glad somebody else knows about Rebel Voices...their music just keeps getting better, and is definitely worth checking out. (And it is Meryle Korn...several inadvertent variant spellings above.)

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day Care (Day-O parody)
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 12:59 AM

Joe, I think Merle ends her version by singing,

"Day care call, let the dad go home!"

I like that line.

Genie


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