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Lyr Req: Despair Tire (from Seatrain)

open mike 18 Dec 04 - 01:21 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 18 Dec 04 - 04:31 PM
Dreaded Thumbpick 18 Dec 04 - 05:15 PM
Cool Beans 18 Dec 04 - 05:50 PM
Stewie 18 Dec 04 - 07:48 PM
open mike 19 Dec 04 - 12:32 AM
GUEST 03 Aug 09 - 12:21 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Despair Tire by Seatrain: Marblehead Mes
From: open mike
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 01:21 PM

I used to know this by heart..
a spoken piece...by a band that
i just found out the Peter Rowan
was in. It is sea train
the one that did marble head messenger
with the spoken word piece that started "how good's your hearin',
the voice said over the wire...." it was about despair tire...
yes i do believe so...it was a hoot...any one got those lyrics??
SEATRAIN:THE MARBLE HEAD MESSENGER,CAPITOL Records 1971.

it looks like they had 4 albums:
Seatrain Seatrain Capitol
Seatrain Marblehead Messenger Capitol
Seatrain Watch WB
Seatrain Seatrain A&M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Despair Tire by Seatrain: Marblehead Mes
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 04:31 PM

I had the Marblehead Messenger album, but don't have it anymore...
Pretty good group..

Sorry I can't help with the lyrics..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Despair Tire by Seatrain: Marblehead
From: Dreaded Thumbpick
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 05:15 PM

Isn't there an old C&W song entitled "I Locked My Baby in the Trunk and now She's Wallowing in Despair"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Despair Tire by Seatrain: Marblehead Mes
From: Cool Beans
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 05:50 PM

I have the LP. I think there's a lyric sheet. I'm jammed up today but I'll look for it tomorrow--Sunday, Dec. 18--and transcribe the words, if someone else doesn't beat me to it.
Fiddler Richard Green(e) was also in Seatrain. One of the best concerts I ever attended was a free Seatrain performance outdoors at the University of Rhode Island around 1972.
A friend of mine worked for the Marblehead Messenger, an actual newspaper in Massachusets whose logo appears on the album cover.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DESPAIR TIRE (from Seatrain)
From: Stewie
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 07:48 PM

Here you go - I have retained original spelling, punctuation etc:

DESPAIR TIRE
(Richard Greene, Andy Kulberg & John Roberts)

'how good's your hearin'?' the voice said across the wire
'you got marryin' cousins   or any for hire?
you got dollars or donuts   fresh from the fire?
you got any old sod    or any fresh mire?
you got sons who gone loco   or whores that you sired?
you got notions or ideas    to crawl up on the pyre?
what you got? said the voice   I said 'I got Despair Tire'
    then spinning around
    in the widening gyre
    I recalled an old tune
    & I figured I'd try her
'I can't hear a thing'    I said in a burst
but I could have sworn   I wasn't here first'
'that's what I thought'   the voice said like a gas
'but I'll guaradoubledamntee   you could be the last'
'well thanks but no thanks'   I said reaching higher
'& forget the hot rod    & leggo Despair Tire'
    'o sure' said the cognac
    'o sure' said the voice
    'o sure' said the answer
    which wasn't a choice
    'o sure' said the ashes
    'o sure' said the fire
    'plphughplph' said the motor
    yahumnm Despair Tire
there was nothin to it   & not much to be
ashoutin & hootin    & singin with glee
yet it got pretty gruesome    there just by the fall
& come the next Christmas   no one stood tall
& now who sits waitin   to hear another town crier
come screechin the news   that they stole Despair Tire
    let em screech till they mantra
    let em hem like they haw
    let us seek out a sutra
    let's hear the crow caw
    & sing out a good one
    for ma & for pa
    & let us dance higher
    & may we fly far
    & when we get home
    don't forget Despair Tire

Copyright 1971 Greene Music/Kulberg Music/Roberts Music Divisions of Oyster Music.
Source: transcription printed on inside record sleeve of Seatrain 'The Marblehead Messenger' Capitol LP SMAS 823.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Despair Tire by Seatrain: Marblehead
From: open mike
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 12:32 AM

yes of course, that's it!
i love this:
"I'll guarandoubledamntee you "
i think it must have a "N" in it.
great --thanks~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Despair Tire by Seatrain: Marblehead Mes
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 12:21 PM

Hey there,

Does anyone know the lyrics, about a girl with hurricane hair and forest eyes...something like that, or where I can find them.

Thank you.


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