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Lyr Req: Yuppie Ti-Yi-Yo

Tom French 12 Oct 01 - 11:22 PM
Mark Cohen 12 Oct 01 - 11:26 PM
Tom French 22 Oct 01 - 06:34 PM
Mark Cohen 29 Oct 01 - 11:14 PM
Mark Cohen 29 Nov 01 - 02:42 AM
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Subject: Yuppie Ti-Yi-Yo
From: Tom French
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 11:22 PM

Whoopee-ti-yi-yo, get a job, you old hippie
Trade your dungaree jacket for a suit and a tie
Whoopie-ti-yi-yo, get upwardly mobile
For the almighty dollar will be your new high

Above are the lyrics to the chorus from a thread started about 4 weeks ago. I have since got the title correct. It is Yuppie Ti-Yi-Yo. It was written by Pete Sutherland. Cathy Fink and Marcie Marxer have sung it. It was recorded by the Rude Girls on their CD called Rude Awakening. With this information to help, can anybody supply the verses. (No luck on the internet)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yuppie Ti-Yi-Yo
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 11:26 PM

I have a tape of Pete singing it in a songwriter's workshop at the 1990 Fiddle Tunes Festival in Washington State. I'll try to find it this weekend and post the words, unless somebody beats me to it.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yuppie Ti-Yi-Yo
From: Tom French
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 06:34 PM

Hi Mark,
Any luck with the words?
Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yuppie Ti-Yi-Yo
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 11:14 PM

Sorry, Tom, I haven't had a chance to dig out that tape, but it's on my list of things to do very soon. Just refreshing this in case somebody else can help in the meantime.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: Lyr Add: YUPPIE-TI-YI-YO (Pete Sutherland)^^
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 29 Nov 01 - 02:42 AM

Here they are! I finally located the tape--it's a gem, a humorous songs workshop with Mark Graham and Pete Sutherland.

Aloha,
Mark

YUPPIE-TI-YI-YO
Pete Sutherland

As I went out to get breakfast one morning
Two eggs over easy and a stack of wheat toast
I saw a sign said the price of the coffee must double
But the milk it is steamed and the beans is fresh roast

Well they brought me my eggs but they was covered with parsley
And the biscuit it looked like it came from the sea
I flung down my fork and I yelled, "Where's the beef?"
But the waitress just laughed as she sang this to me

CHORUS
Yuppie-ti-yi-yo, get a job, you old hippie
Trade your dungaree jacket for a coat and a tie
Yuppie-ti-yi-yo, get upwardly mobile
For the almighty dollar's gonna be your new high

So I went back to school and I became a stockbroker
I went jogging each morning in a pink fuzzy suit
I learned which kind of cheese goes on what kind of crackers
And I tried to get better at Trivial Pursuit

CHORUS

When I die, bury me with my Talking Heads records
Place a glass of Perrier at my head and my feet
Put a "Save the Whales" sticker on the lid of my coffin
Please tell Shirley Maclaine I'll be channeling next week

CHORUS ^^


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