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Lyr Req: A Much Better View of the Moon

becca 25 Feb 98 - 08:24 AM
Dale Rose 25 Feb 98 - 10:46 AM
Jerry Friedman 27 Feb 98 - 04:36 PM
Dale Rose 27 Feb 98 - 05:38 PM
Art Thieme 28 Mar 98 - 08:45 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 04 Sep 02 - 11:14 PM
open mike 06 Sep 02 - 03:10 AM
open mike 06 Sep 02 - 03:37 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 06 Sep 02 - 10:57 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 08 Sep 02 - 03:16 AM
Jim Dixon 10 Sep 02 - 12:11 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 10 Sep 02 - 05:27 PM
GUEST,Sue Trainor -- sue@hotsouptrio.com 11 Sep 02 - 10:22 AM
GUEST,Mfeldman 23 Jun 11 - 02:52 PM
GUEST,Dan Webber 20 Feb 14 - 06:56 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: becca
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 08:24 AM

I am looking for a lyrics and tune to a song about making the best of misfortunes. It has a calypso beat, and the chorus goes something like this:

If I lose my job, I'll sleep till noon If my house falls down, I'll have more room And a much better view of the moon

Thanks!


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: Dale Rose
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 10:46 AM

Couldn't say for sure, but it sounds like it could be descended from an old Japanese Haiku by someone named Bashu, if I remember rightly~~same theme anyway

Since my house burned down,
I now own a better view
of the rising moon.

Junior High Literature, don't you know.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: Jerry Friedman
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 04:36 PM

Basho. I would put a long mark over the o if I knew how.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: Dale Rose
Date: 27 Feb 98 - 05:38 PM

Right. Do I get part credit??

Õ I don't know if that is the right accent or not. Go to accessories, then character map, copy the one you want, then paste. I don't even know if this is going to work, never tried before~~trust me, there was an o with a mark over the top at the beginning of this paragraph before I hit the submit button.

We aren't helping becca much, but it does keep it moving so that someone who does know might see it.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: Art Thieme
Date: 28 Mar 98 - 08:45 PM

Did ya know??

When the HUGE harvest moon of the fall season is just above the horizon, it simply looks to be GIGANTIC!

BUT if ya face away from the moon, bend over and view it looking back between your legs---it won't look big at all!!??!! (And if you're nude when you do this---well, that's a whole other story!)

Art


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 04 Sep 02 - 11:14 PM

I have learned that Much Better View of the Moon is a song written by George Wurzbach and Nashville songwriter Karen Taylor-Good.

Brian Doherty and Kevin Evans have made this the title track of their newest recording. Wonderful song. I'll have to ask Kevin for the words.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: open mike
Date: 06 Sep 02 - 03:10 AM

this is from the group Hot Soup Trio- I think it is on their cd Soup happens. i think there is a web site...try www.hotsouptrio.com i am not finding it right now...but you cAN!!


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: open mike
Date: 06 Sep 02 - 03:37 AM

YES THEY ARE HERE: Http://www.hotsouptrio.com/ THEY WERE MENTIONED ON TEH MUDCAT RECENTLY BY A RADIOGUY WHO HAD THEM AS GUESTS ON HIS SHOW ALONG WITH DEB COWAN...


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 Sep 02 - 10:57 AM

But the lyrics weren't there. They're one of several groups/acts which have recorded or sung it. Very nice song. Mellow!


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Subject: Lyr Add: A MUCH BETTER VIEW OF THE MOON
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 03:16 AM

A Much Better View of the Moon
George Wurzbach and Karen Taylor-Good
As sung by Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty

I used to walk through this world
cautious and oh-so serious
Till the life I was living
was nearly a near-death experience,
But I changed my story
when I finally saw where I was
wasn't where it was at
And now I'm alive
I let destiny drive,
and I'm stretching out in the back.
 
If I lose my job, I'll sleep till noon
If the news is bad, I'll watch cartoons
If my house burns down,
I'll have lots more room
And a much better view of the moon.
 
In the vastness of space,
the ever-expanding universe
We are all puny specks
of galactic dust
down here on mother earth
Now I ain't no creature,
don't know if I'll reach out
but here is some humble advice,
Use your uncommon sense
and you surely will live
an uncommonly sensible life
 <
If you lose your job, sleep till noon
If the news is bad, watch cartoons
If your house burns down,
you'll have lots more room
And a much better view of the moon.
 
Now I ain't no creature,
don't know if I'll reach out
but here is some humble advice,
Use your uncommon sense
and you surely will live
an uncommonly sensible life
 
If you lose your job, sleep till noon
If the news is bad, watch cartoons
If your house burns down, you'll have lots more room
And a much better view of the moon.
 
If you lose your job, sleep till noon
If the news is bad, watch cartoons
If your house burns down, you'll have lots more room
And a much better view of the moon.
 
If I lose my job, I'm gonna sleep till noon
If the news is bad, I'm gonna watch cartoons
If my house burns down, I'll have lots more room
And a much better view of the moon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Sep 02 - 12:11 PM

This song is also sung by Hot Soup (Sue Trainor, Christina Muir, and Jennifer Agner) on "Soup Happens," Souper CD #5230, 2000.

Click here to hear a RealPlayer file of this and 2 other songs.

It sounds like they're singing "Now, I ain't no preacher; don't know if I'll reach ya," which makes a bit more sense. And it rhymes, sort of.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 10 Sep 02 - 05:27 PM

That makes a lot more sense, Jim. Thanks! I couldn't figure it out any closer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lots more room & better view of the moon
From: GUEST,Sue Trainor -- sue@hotsouptrio.com
Date: 11 Sep 02 - 10:22 AM

That is our understanding of the lyric. Great song, huh? We love George!

Sue


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Much Better View of the Moon
From: GUEST,Mfeldman
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 02:52 PM

Anyone know the chords for this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Much Better View of the Moon
From: GUEST,Dan Webber
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 06:56 PM

Danny Quinn does a great version of this song. If you watch his Utube vid you can probably figure it out.


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