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Lyr Add: Soft and Round (Grit Laskin)

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Subject: Lyr Add: SOFT AND ROUND (Grit Laskin)
From: Barbara
Date: 25 May 05 - 02:19 PM

I've been singing this one for a while, and noticed it wasn't in the database here; it's a good song for a lot of us sit-on-our-butts-in-front-of-the-computer Mudcatters.
Blessings,
Barbara

SOFT AND ROUND
(Grit Laskin)

Refrain:
Let my stomach be soft and round
Round, round, soft and round
Feels so phony, to work at being bony
And hard as the cold, cold ground, oh
Hard as the cold, cold ground

When a tire is flat, we don't like that
A singer singing flat, is not where it's at
No one likes flat feet, or beer without the fizz
So tell me what good a flat stomach is?

(Refrain)

So once upon a time when humans were new
No one seemed to care what shape they grew
Along came fashion, and it became a sin to be
A little too thick, but never too thin

{Refrain}

There were whale bone corsets to hold the body in
They squeezed all your insides up to your chin
In our life and enlightened times, we're not so dumb as that
A surgeon cuts you open and vacuums out the fat

{Refrain}

So I gave up on diets and Nautilus machines
I'm living with the code that's in my genes
Be I plump or thin, whichever way I'm built
Bring on the chocolate cheesecake, to hell with all the guilt

{Refrain}


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Soft and Round, Grit Laskin
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 26 May 05 - 12:58 AM

Is there a tune source available?

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Soft and Round, Grit Laskin
From: Barbara
Date: 26 May 05 - 01:30 PM

I found a short audio file here:
Grit Laskin audio files

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Soft and Round, Grit Laskin
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 27 May 05 - 05:47 AM

My good friend Kim Wallach of the Short Sisters sings this song- it's practically the theme song for our women's morris team! Thanks for bringing it up, Barbara!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Soft and Round, Grit Laskin
From: Barbara
Date: 27 May 05 - 09:14 AM

I seem to be missing a verse, at least one.

I once ate only carrots and lost six pounds
But when I gave up carrots, I gained back ten
(two more lines I can't remember)

Annimaterra, can you help?
And cool you've got a morris team, we have a woman's morris side here in Portland, too, with a nifty name that escapes me at the moment.

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: FAT GIRLS (from Tim Henderson)
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 27 May 05 - 10:25 AM

FAT GIRLS
(As sung by Tim Henderson)

They're the crown of creation, the thinking man's bride.
Ain't much for tall, but they're pure hell for wide.
Why, loving a fat girl's like loving the moon
Or being old Captain Ahab with a sawed-off harpoon.

Now, there's fat girls and fat girls, but the ones I like best,
They rear up on tiptoe, and they can't reach your chest.
They're God's gift to man, sent from heaven above,
And they never need pillows to help them make love.

Here's to wiggling and giggling, and twinkling blue eyes,
Pneumatic bodies and billowy thighs.
No high-fashion types with that gunk in their hair --
All big feet and elbows, and nothing to spare.

Hell, you just go and check your art history book:
Old Titian and Rubens, they knew how girls should look.
Well, the whole world's gone skinny, and it's just a big mess.
I say, Down with the girdle, and I'll do the rest.

Oh, they're dumpy and comfy, and lord, they can cook:
When it comes to domestic, now, they wrote the book.
And the thing you should try when the snow blows and swirls
Is a featherbed sandwich with two big fat girls.

Oh, they're dumpy and comfy, and lord, they are cute
Good to a man, and then grateful to boot,
But one thing, remember while you're having fun:
When a fat girl looks pregnant, it's too late to run.

So you roll to the altar with your Moby bride,
Cloud of white satin near fifty yards wide,
And you do a big favor for this skinny world
If you lay back in comfort and raise more fat girls.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Soft and Round (Grit Laskin)
From: GUEST,grit laskin
Date: 24 Sep 10 - 08:37 PM

Only 5 years later....

Some corrections to your posted lyrics of Soft & Round...

...in our ENLIGHTENED times we're not so dumb as that
a surgeon cuts you open and vacuums out the fat

The missing verse:

I once ate only carrots and lost 6 pounds
But when I gave up carrots I gained back ten
Then I lost 20; gained back 28
Great thing 'bout dieting: you put on weight!

Cheers, Grit


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Soft and Round (Grit Laskin)
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 17 - 01:25 AM

Isn't their a verse about dr. Atkins?


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Subject: ADD: Soft and Round (Grit Laskin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 17 - 02:03 AM

So, if I put Grit's corrections in the right place, the song should come out like this. I hope this is correct, because it's what we put in the Rise Again Songbook. The only mistake I see in the book is a misplaced question mark (can you find it?).

SOFT AND ROUND
(Grit Laskin)

When a tire is flat, we don’t like that
A singer singing flat is not where it’s at
No one likes flat feet or beer without the fizz
So tell me what good a flat stomach is?

CHORUS
Let my stomach be soft and round
Round, round, soft and round
Feels so phony to work at being bony
And hard as the cold, cold ground, oh
Hard as the cold, cold ground


Now once upon a time when humans were new
No one seemed to care what shape they grew
Along came fashion and it became a sin to be
A little too thick but never too thin

There were whale bone corsets to hold the body in
They squeezed all your insides up to your chin
In our enlightened times we’re not so dumb as that
A surgeon cuts you open and vacuums out the fat

I once ate only carrots and lost 6 pounds
But when I gave up carrots, I gained back 10
Then I lost 20, gained back 28
Great thing ’bout dieting, you put on weight

So I gave up on diets and Nautilus machines
I’m living with the code that’s in my genes
Be I plump or thin, whichever way I’m built
Bring on the chocolate cheesecake, to hell with all the guilt!

Grit Laskin
On his A Few Simple Words (click) and These Times (click) - the recordings sound the same to me.


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