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Lyr Req: The Little Machine

GUEST,agassmann@earthlink.net 30 Oct 02 - 07:43 PM
GUEST,999 13 Sep 12 - 03:55 PM
GUEST 09 Oct 14 - 06:54 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Oct 14 - 04:22 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Little Machine
From: GUEST,agassmann@earthlink.net
Date: 30 Oct 02 - 07:43 PM

Back in the late 60's, we used to show a movie that was a protest movie (Had Ticky-Tacky Houses, for instance). One song I have not been able to find, went something like this:

A man sits at a desk, and pushes a button,
And reads a magazine.
While the work that was done by a hundred men,
Is done by a little machine.

Automation, sweeping the nation,
It looks like eventually,
They'll invent a machine that will push that button,
And they won't need you or me.

(more..)

Anyone know the artist, and availability?

Andy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Machine
From: GUEST,999
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 03:55 PM

AUTOMATION (IS SWEEPING THE NATION);
w & m Harlan Howard. © Wilderness
Music Pub. Co.; 29Apr64; EPI8703I.

I'm posting this here so I can look for it later. May be the song, may not.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Machine
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 06:54 AM

Miki & Griff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Little Machine
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Oct 14 - 04:22 PM

Miki & Griff indeed recorded a song called AUTOMATION. It begins:

A thousand men with a thousand fam'lies are laid off at the mine.
Picks and shovels are laid aside for a new machine so fine.
This little machine never has to rest....

That's all I was able to glean from a sample. I haven't found a complete recording online. The meter does seem to match the quote Andy gave us. I can't confirm that it's the same song that Harlan Howard wrote, but it seems plausible.


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