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ADD: Plastic (Shel Silverstein)

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A BOY NAMED SUE
BEANS TASTE FINE
BOTTOMLESS WELL
DIET SONG
FOLK SINGER'S BLUES
HEY NELLY NELLY
IN THE HILLS OF SHILOH
IT DOES NOT PAY TO BE HIP
LITTLE GREEN BUTTONS
LIVING LEGEND
LONNIGAN'S WIDOW
OUR HOUSE (ALWAYS WELCOME ...)
PLASTIC
QUEEN OF THE SILVER DOLLAR
SINGIN' IN THE KITCHEN
TESTING THE BOMB
THE UGLIEST MAN IN TOWN
THE WAVES ROLL OUT
THE WINNER
THREE LEGGED MAN
UNICORNS (GREEN ALLIGATORS)
VANILLA
VEGEMATIC
WINNER
YOUR TIME'S COMIN'


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Bert 24 May 98 - 09:50 PM
Gene 24 May 98 - 11:01 PM
Joe Offer 24 May 98 - 11:53 PM
Joe Offer 25 May 98 - 12:00 AM
Bert 25 May 98 - 10:11 PM
Joe Offer 25 May 98 - 10:52 PM
Bert 26 May 98 - 01:28 PM
Bert 26 May 98 - 01:32 PM
Bert (The "New" one) 29 May 98 - 01:22 AM
Bert Coffman (The "New" Bert) 29 May 98 - 01:34 AM
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Subject: REQ: It's Plastic
From: Bert
Date: 24 May 98 - 09:50 PM

Looking for a 60's-era gag song called "It's Plastic" (or something like that). It dealt with a variety of items that turned out to cheap plastic imitations of what they originally seemed to be. No idea who recorded it.


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Subject: RE: REQ: It's Plastic
From: Gene
Date: 24 May 98 - 11:01 PM

I recall an old 50's tune A Plastic Heart....

They're making almost everything of plastic nowdays

several things toys, etc....

I wish I had a plastic heart so it wouldn't break.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PLASTIC (Shel Silverstein)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 May 98 - 11:53 PM

Hey Bert, is this it??
-Joe Offer-

PLASTIC

(Shel Silverstein) Hollis Music, Inc (BMI)
(on "The Best of the Serendipity Singers" - Mercury CD)

Well, a little bitty termite, he come a knockin'
Knockin' on my front door;
Well, he walked right in, sat right down,
Started nibblin' on the kitchen floor.
Well, he chewed on the walls, on the ceilings in the halls,
Lord knows he tried,
But he kept gettin' thinner, never got no dinner,
Finally, he sat up and cried,

He said, "It's plastic, I know it's plastic
Well, I know it ain't no wood, and it can't do me no good,
Because it's plastic, I say it's plastic
Everything's gonna be plastic by and by."
Well now, early one day in the month of May,
I went down to the beach
There were cuties and beauties in their little bathing suities,
And all of them within my reach.
Now a 38-24-36 miss just happened to be walkin' my way;
I said, "Please don't think me nervy, but you look so very curvy,
Tell me how you got that way!"

She said, "It's plastic. Oh, yes, it's plastic
It's as pretty as can be, but ya know that it ain't me
Because it's plastic, I say it's plastic
Everything's gonna be plastic by and by."
They say that someday soon, we'll have a plastic moon,
Shinin' through the plastic trees.
There'll be plastic ladies with plastic babies,
Bouncin' on their plastic knees.
Now, you may not agree that it's all gonna be,
And this record may make you sore;
But if you have a desire to throw it in the fire,
Or smash it down on the floor

Remember, it's plastic, I know it's plastic
Yeah, you can boil it, fry it, or bake it
Well, you know you just can't break it
Because it's plastic, you know it's plastic
Everything's gonna be plastic by and by."


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Subject: RE: REQ: It's Plastic
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 May 98 - 12:00 AM

I'm just a little "iffy" on the words of the last chorus, but it's close.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: REQ: It's Plastic
From: Bert
Date: 25 May 98 - 10:11 PM

Thanks, Joe, I'm sure that's the one. I should have figured it would be Shel Silverstein. Now I'll have to track down the music somewhere. ANy ideas?


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Subject: RE: REQ: It's Plastic
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 May 98 - 10:52 PM

Well, Bert, I'm not good at transcribing tunes from a recording, but I can send you a WAV if you're able to receive attachments with your e-mail.
-Joe Offer-click to mail-


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Subject: RE: REQ: It's Plastic
From: Bert
Date: 26 May 98 - 01:28 PM

Hey, we have another Bert with us.

Hi Bert!

Bert (the old Bert)


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Subject: RE: REQ: It's Plastic
From: Bert
Date: 26 May 98 - 01:32 PM

Hello again, Seeing as "Bert" and "Plastic" have somehow got together in the same thread... Here's my song about plastic...Plastic Flower Seeds

TTFN Bert (the old Bert)


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Subject: RE: REQ: It's Plastic
From: Bert (The "New" one)
Date: 29 May 98 - 01:22 AM

I assume you're the Bert from Phoenixville, PA. That's not so far from me - I'm in Perkasie, PA. I have a friend friend in Spring City who goes by the name of Barry Lee - hell of a guitar picker! He even has a web page at http://members.aol.com/J100sb/index2.html. I happen to be the WebMaster for the Bucks County Folk Song Society (http://pages.prodigy.com/bcfss/), which is why I have become interested in this site. Unfortunately I don't seem to have the kind of time for browsing that you guys do. You can reach me at acoffman@prodigy.com. Which reminds me - how do you stick HTML tags in these messages; I'm kinda new at this.


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Subject: RE: REQ: It's Plastic
From: Bert Coffman (The "New" Bert)
Date: 29 May 98 - 01:34 AM

Duhhh - it just dawned on me how HTML tags would work in this message - I jest types 'em in and the browser renders 'em. That simple. It must be the lateness of the hour. Anyway, here's Barry Lee's Home Page and here's the Bucks County Folk Song Society Web Page. Feel free to EMail me.


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Subject: RE: REQ: It's Plastic
From: Bert the New
Date: 29 May 98 - 01:38 AM

Hey Bert, your plastic flower song is pretty cool. What's the tune?


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Subject: RE: REQ: It's Plastic
From: GUEST,wsiemon@poklib.org
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:08 AM

I've been looking for the words to "IT'S PLASTIC" for years! THANX!


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Subject: Confusingly similar user names
From: PoppaGator
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:15 AM

Serious thread creep: I'm surprised that Mudcat allows a new member to register with a username identical to that of an established member -- did that really happen with Bert and Bert?
    We try to limit confusion in that area, but confusion sometimes does happen. If somebody new registers with a name that is bothersomely close to yours, please let me know and I'll try to work something out. The "new bert" situation arose before we identified unregistered users as Guests. "New Bert" was not a registered member.
    -Joe Offer-


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