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Lyr Req: Hard Work & Perseverance (L & P Berryman)

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ARE YOU DRINKING WITH ME, JESUS?
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SQUALOR
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YOUR STATE'S NAME HERE


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Subject: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berrymans
From: Genie
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 03:36 AM

Looking for the lyrics and chords to the Lou and Peter Berryman song "Hard Work and Perseverance." A MIDI would be great, too.

Thanks,

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berryman
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 02:22 AM

Almost off the page.
Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berryman
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 01:34 AM

Gee, the chorus is all I can find:

    Hard work and perseverance,
    Grim determination of the soul.
    I'd say from your appearance
    You could use a little self-control!

I think I've heard them sing the song, but I didn't buy that particular CD, We Don't Talk about That!
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berrymans
From: Peace
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 01:30 PM

Lou and Peter Berryman
Box 3400
Madison WI 53704


Lou:


BerrymanL@aol.com or


lou@louandpeter.com


Peter:


BerrymanP@aol.com or


peter@louandpeter.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berryman
From: open mike
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 02:29 PM

i first heard this song last weekend at sunny camp..
someone out there knows it!! and it is a great one..
i hope someone will post it...a cautionary tale!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berrymans
From: David Ingerson
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 05:11 PM

If I remember correctly (and I might well not) it was Hank who sang it at Sunnycamp. But I don't even know Hank's last name, let alone whether he's a 'catter.

Mary?

Cheers,

David


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berryman
From: Ferrara
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 05:16 PM

I'm always of two minds about requests like this. On the one hand, Mudcat is a fabulous resource. On the other hand, the song is copyrighted, and it seems as if the best thing to do would be to buy the CD. (?)

Rita F


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berrymans
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 06:43 PM

On the other hand, the Berrymans have already made a lot of lyrics available on their web site. I believe all the lyrics are available for their two most recent albums--and one of those albums is a 2-CD "greatest hits" compilation. I'd be willing to bet the only reason they haven't posted lyrics to all their songs is that (1) it's a lot of work and (2) they figure fewer people would be interested in their more obscure songs. And maybe even (3) posting all their lyrics would look too much like egotism and they're rather modest people.

But of course, in case of doubt, it wouldn't hurt to ask.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berryman
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 11:35 AM

When I've heard them in concert her in California, they've said that they have a number of "Wisconsin songs" that they don't perform outside their home state - and I gather most of them aren't on CD. They say that nobody on the West Coast would understand them. Being a Wisconsin Boy, I'd like to hear something from home. Anybody know anything of their Wisconsin songs?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berryman
From: open mike
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 11:42 AM

http://members.aol.com/berrymanp/
check their web site..
esp. the lyrics section.
dem deer is about driving thru wisc.
and there are a few wisc songs on this one
http://members.aol.com/berrymanp/yahheylyrics.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berrymans
From: Grab
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 11:45 AM

Joe, the classics:-

Beer and Cheese and Snow
Madison, Wisconsin

But just for you, they've put the entire lyrics of their 2002 Wisconsin-based CD on the web...

Yah Hey

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work and Perseverance - Berryman
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 11:54 AM

Oh, I missed that CD, Graham. A CD titled Ya, Hey will be sure to take me home.
Ya, hey?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: HARD WORK & PERSEVERANCE (L & P Berryman)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 12:00 AM

HARD WORK & PERSEVERANCE
Lou & Peter Berryman
       C            G7                C                G7
1. A mama fly she laid two eggs and left 'em on the floor.
   C          G7               D7             G7
An arbitrary breeze arose and blew 'em out the door.
    F             C               E7             Am
One landed in the parking lot, the other with a splat
      Dm             C          G7            C
Was blown into the Shangri-La of one decaying cat.
Subsequently they were hatched as maggots Dick and Doug,
And Dick upon the cat became a fat and healthy bug,
While Doug he starved and languished on the asphalt where he fell.
One day they met and Doug said, "Dick, how do you look so well?"

         F                  C
CHORUS: Hard work and perseverance,
F    C    F             G7
Grim determination of the soul.
F                   C
I'd say from your appearance
G7                              C
You could use a little self-control.
2. A couple yellow pencils tumbled off a pencil truck.
One careened across the berm and ker-plopped in the muck.
Subsequently rescued by a hobo and his troop,
He was used to alternately scratch and stir the soup.
The other pencil bounced into the royal limousine,
And plunked into the slot that was the cleavage of the queen.
His years were spent in splendor gazing out across the moat.
One day he spied his tattered friend and penciled him a note: CHORUS

3. A couple grapes were lounging separated from the bunch.
A grackle grabbed 'em both but then she sneezed and dropped her lunch.
One fell down the chimney of a winery below
And plopped into the mash that was to be a fine Bordeaux.
The other grape had landed on a raisin-drying rack,
Destined for a Danish in a bar in Fond du Lac.
Through a fluke they ended up upon the same buffet.
The raisin said, "How did you get so fancy, s'il vous plait?" CHORUS


[The first half of each verse has the same melody as the second half.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work & Perseverance (L & P Berryman)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 02:01 PM

How in the world do they do it? I find rhythm and rhyme so hard, and they (esp. Peter with the lyrics) manage to produced these intricate works on the the most unlikely topics.

Thanks, Lou and Peter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work & Perseverance (L & P Berryman)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 06:20 PM

Certainly, due caution should be exercised in violating the Berrymans' copyright. Their copyright notice warns:

"All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any means without express permission in writing by the authors. Failure to comply will result in everything you touch turning to hair."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hard Work & Perseverance (L & P Berryman)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 11:43 PM

How do they do it? Hard work and perseverance.


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