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Lyr Req: Flamingos (Larry Penn)

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Bill D 30 Sep 98 - 07:37 PM
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Subject: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 98 - 07:37 PM

8 or 9 years ago, I taped a folk program which included a song which mused about roast flamingo..

"I've just been wondrin' how flamingo would taste...golden brown.
"wrapped up in a (blanket?) with his legs tied down...mmmmmm...golden brown..."

something like that. I probably even still HAVE the tape...but my labeling procedures and filing system leave something to be desired, and I have lost track of it...

I asked the DJ who played it (several years later), and she said she 'thought' it was by Greg Brown....does anyone know this immortal classic? It is a short song, but makes such a profound impact, ;-) , I would love to find it again. (Something to sing while preparing Thanksgiving dinner, perhaps)


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 98 - 07:41 PM

I've GOT to learn the difference between a backslash & a forward slash...*sigh*...ah well, I suppose Joe Offer will happen along and fix it....(weren't we supposed to get the ability to edit our own posts at one time?? There was this experimental page...)

Yup. Joe fixed it.


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: Art Thieme
Date: 30 Sep 98 - 11:28 PM

Old buddy Larry Penn wrote this one (I think/hope/whatever)

Will try to dig it out, but can't find it at the moment.

Art


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Oct 98 - 11:30 AM

*grin*...hooray!! thanks Art..no hurry, but I'm glad to know that it is available...thankes..


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLAMINGOS (Larry Penn)
From: Art Thieme
Date: 07 Oct 98 - 10:11 PM

Bill, Here it is!

FLAMINGOS
by Larry Penn---1982

I was just a-wonderin how flamingo would tase,
Cooked golden brown
HMMMMMM golden brown,
Cooked up in a roaster with his legs tied down,
Golden brown
Oh Lord golden brown.

Make some red eye gravy--won't that taste nice?
Golden brown,
Golden brown, Stuff it full of dressing made of chestnuts and rice,
Golden brown
Ah Lord golden brown.

Now you can bring me chicken if it's southern fried,
Golden brown...
But won't you bring me somethin' that I aint never tried,
Golden brown,,,

(repeat 1st verse)

I told Larry that there's no need to wonder how it would taste; the flavor's somwhere between a bald eagle and a trumpeter swan !!!

Art


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: Barbara
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 12:51 AM

Ooooo Art, I think you're an equal opportunity offender... something for everyone...


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: Art Thieme
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 11:26 AM

Barb, Sorry. But I didn't get to the top of the food chain just to be a vegetarian! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 05:18 PM

ohhh..thanks, Art! You wouldn't believe how many tapes I would have had to play to find that!!Fortunately, I know the tune..(such as it is...)..

(Now I can do this along with 'Four Wet Pigs', as a medly..*grin*)


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: harpgirl
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 06:44 PM

ON BEHALF OF FLORIDA FLAMINGOS EVERYWHERE....A POX ON YOU PRINCE OF PERU!!!!!! harpoon


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 08:21 PM

ok...we promise....only AFRICAN flamingos!! (or maybe plastic flamingos...probably not much difference...;-)


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
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Date: 14 Oct 98 - 02:01 PM

Flamingo tastes more like owl than anything else.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: Frank in the swamps
Date: 15 Oct 98 - 06:45 AM

PLASTIC FLAMINGOS! That'll really stick to your ribs, we may have a whole new fast food trend. No more Ronald, no more Dave, no more Idiot King, think of the possibilities! We can dispose of all that junk styrofoam AND the worlds litterbugs in one fell swoop! If we can just do something about Miller Blight.

Frank i.t.s.


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 15 Oct 98 - 12:46 PM

Despite my ornithological interests, I never got round to checking out this thread.

Some years ago, I was involved in the early stages of a project to preserve (in the sense of conserve!) corncrakes. The corncrake is a rather nondescript bird also known as the "land rail". Anyway, I discovered that Mrs. Beaton, the famous Victorian cook, included a recipe for same in her well-known cook book!She reckoned you needed four per portion. I suggested that if the project was successful we could start a whole new line in fast food, with corncrake kebabs etc.!

Regards

p.s. are "trumpeter swans" what we call "whoopers"?
p.p.s.The corncrake, which has the dullest "song" ever uttered by a bird (it sounds like the "engaged" tone heard down the line on a phone - at least in Ireland/Britain!). turns up in a surprising number of traditional songs.


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Subject: RE: Golden Brown Flamingos..
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Oct 98 - 01:58 PM

yes...I have a recording of "The Echo Mocks the Corncrake"...lovely song! I never knew what it was about before...(don't think I'll eat any, however, The American Passenger Pigeon is a good lesson)


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