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Lyr Req: Liza (Robin and Linda Williams)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: Janie
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 12:09 PM

I am looking for the lyrics to this song. As is usual, I am unsure of the title, author, or even from where I first heard/learned the song. What I remember of the song goes like this:

Chorus:

Liza wakes up early in the mornin'
Kickin' at her husband and yellin' at her kids.
"Wake up, wake up. I'm givin' you a warnin'
Or I'll give you a (hoppin'?) fist."

"Today is Monday
tomorrow is Tuesday
Wednesday will soon be comin' on.
You better get up and get movin'
The week's half over
And the washin' ain't done!"

And then there are more verses?

Thanks,

Janie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: Janie
Date: 16 Oct 03 - 02:30 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: GUEST,Sarah T.
Date: 16 Oct 03 - 11:39 PM

Hey, I learned that one in elementary school! Sorry I can't help with title or origins ... but perhaps I can help with one line:

Get up, get up, I'm giving you a warning
Or I'll give you the hopping fits!

--Sarah


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 17 Oct 03 - 12:39 AM

Hmmm. That is by Linda Williams of Robin and Linda Williams. She got the ". . . week's half over and the washin' ain't done" phrasing from a neighbor lady and built the song around it. Sorry I can't do any better than that at the moment.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: Janie
Date: 21 Oct 03 - 04:00 PM

Thanks. Now I remember I had it on a R & L Williams cassette that got chewed up some time back. Still hoping some one can post the lyrics.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: Janie
Date: 22 Oct 03 - 03:08 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: Janie
Date: 23 Oct 03 - 03:02 PM

I am an optimist. Somebody is going to post these lyrics.

refresh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: Janie
Date: 24 Oct 03 - 01:51 PM

Still hoping....

J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Oct 03 - 07:37 PM

Here's Robin & Linda Williams' discography on their website. It lists 16 albums going back to 1975. Click on an album title and it will bring up a list of song titles and sometimes lyrics.

I was unable to find anything in the list that matches what you quoted, but maybe you will have better luck. Maybe you will at least recognize an album title. If that fails, you could contact robin@robinandlinda.com.

Whatever you find, please come back here and post the result.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: Janie
Date: 27 Oct 03 - 08:04 AM

Thanks Jim--It was on "Dixie Highway Sign" and the songs name is simply "Liza" written by Robin Williams. No lyrics so I think I will e-mail them. Will definitely post them if I get them.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: Janie
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 08:47 AM

Well, after 2 years it is probably safe to say that the R&LW e-mail is not going to be answered.

But hope springs eternal that some one has the lyrics....

Janie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: GUEST,Roon
Date: 30 Apr 09 - 01:04 AM

Why not transcribe the lyrics from listening to the performance at URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3M9hPEau3c ?


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIZA (Robin and Linda Williams)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 May 09 - 10:22 AM

OK, here's a transcription from the YouTube video. (It's what I do....)


LIZA
Robin Williams

1. Now Liza wakes up early in the mornin'
Kickin' at her husband an' yellin' at her kids:
"Get up! Get out! I'm givin' you a warnin',
Or I'll give you the hoppin' fits.
Today is Monday. Tomorrow is Tuesday.
Wednesday'll soon be comin' on.
You better get up an' get movin'.
The week's half over an' the washin' ain't done."

2. Sister had a habit o' suckin' on toothpicks.
Junior had a habit of a-dippin' snuff.
Granny had a habit o' chewin' tobacco,
And she spit her juice in an ol' tin cup.
Brother Joe he chased women,
An' papa had a habit o' drinkin' wine.
Liza had a habit o' blisterin' the air
An' makin' ever' one o' them toe the line.

3. Now the other day was a terrible sight
When Liza and Cayson(?) got into a fight.
He was sneakin' down the gully with the chickens in his hands
When he ran into Liza with a butcher knife.
He grabbed that rail an' he took his stance
And he swung for to give ol' Liza a whack.
Liza did the dodge and Liza did the dance
As she cut Joe's shirt right off o' his back.

4. Now the funniest story I ever did hear,
Liza woke one night and took to her ear(?).
Out through the window in the pale moonlight,
She saw a stranger in the garden just as big as life.
She grabbed that gun an' gave the triggers a pull,
An' she fed that stranger two barrels full.
Come daylight, the people wanted to know
Who blasted down the new scarecrow.

[REPEAT VERSE 1. REPEAT LAST LINE OF VERSE 1.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza Wakes Up Early in the Morning
From: Janie
Date: 01 May 09 - 12:58 PM

Thanks Jim!


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Subject: ADD: Liza (Robin and Linda Williams)
From: GUEST,Gregg
Date: 15 Oct 14 - 10:48 PM

Actual lyrics to "Liza" from the album sleeve of "Dixie Highway Sign" (1979) written by Robin Williams:

LIZA
(Robin Williams)

Liza wakes up early in the morning,
Kicking at her husband and yelling at her kids
"Get up, get up I'm giving you a warning
or I'll give you the hoppin' fits.
Today is Monday, tomorrow is Tuesday,
Wednesday will soon be coming on.
You better get up and get moving,
the week's half over and the washing ain't done"

Sister had a habit of suckin' on toothpicks,
Junior had a habit of dippin' snuff.
Granny had a habit of chewin' tobacco and she
spit her juice in an old tin cup.
Brother Joe he chased women,
Papa had a habit of drinkin' wine.
Liza had a habit of blisterin' the air and making
everyone of them toe the line.

The other day was a terrible sight, when Liza and
Jones got into a fight.
He was sneaking down the gulley with her chickens
in his hand when he ran into Liza with a butcher knife.
He grabbed that rail and he took his stance and
he swung for to give old Liza a whack.
Liza did the dodge and Liza did the dance and
she cut Jones' shirt right off his back.

The funniest story I ever did hear,
Liza woke one night and took to her ear.
Out through the window in the pale moonlight,
she saw a stranger in the garden as big as life.
She grabbed that gun and gave the triggers a pull and
she fed that stranger two barrels full.
Come daylight the kids all wanted to know who
blasted down the new scarecrow.

(Repeat 1st verse)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza (Robin and Linda Williams)
From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 15 Oct 14 - 10:58 PM

Many thanks, Gregg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Liza (Robin and Linda Williams)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 17 - 07:17 PM

I love this song. I first heard it on a casette tape by a group called Home Spun. I would love to find this tape again (or digital).


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