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Lyr Req: Cardboard Boxes (Loudon Wainwright III)

Jennifer 29 Jan 99 - 06:14 PM
Brakn 29 Jan 99 - 08:31 PM
Joe Offer 29 Jan 99 - 08:35 PM
Roger in Baltimore 01 Feb 99 - 07:03 PM
Jennifer in South Carolina 06 Feb 99 - 09:45 PM
Bruce from Bathurst 07 Feb 99 - 07:28 AM
Bruce from Bathurst 07 Feb 99 - 07:30 AM
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Subject: An Irreverant Song Called: Moving
From: Jennifer
Date: 29 Jan 99 - 06:14 PM

A long time ago in Tampa Florida there was a program on public radio that played folk tunes. I remember a very funny song entitled "moving" about the hassles of moving day. Could anyone tell me who sings it? All I remember of the artists name was he was so-and-so the third.

Thanks, Jennifer


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Subject: RE: An Irreverant Song Called: Moving
From: Brakn
Date: 29 Jan 99 - 08:31 PM

Could it be Loudon Wainwright III?


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Subject: RE: An Irreverant Song Called: Moving
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jan 99 - 08:35 PM

Sounds like it could be a song from Loudon Wainwright III, who is certainly irreverent. I'm not familiar with the song, though.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: CARDBOARD BOXES (Loudon Wainwright III)
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 01 Feb 99 - 07:03 PM

Yeah, it's Loudon. From his album (yeah, that's right, vinyl) "I'm Alright" on Rounder Records (3096). The song is called Cardboard Boxes.

At the risk of being sued by my hero. Here are the words.


CARDBOARD BOXES
By Loudon Wainwright III

I'm gonna go to the supermarket.
I'm gonna go to the liquor store.
I'm gonna get me some cardboard boxes.
You know what them boxes are for.
I'm gonna rent me a U-Haul trailer,
Hook it on the back of my old car,
Call up some of my stronger buddies.
That's what your strong buddies are for.

CHO: We're gonna move.
We're gonna move, yeah, move.

Give it to the Salvation Army or the Goodwill.
We've got so much junk it's a joke.
Wrap a knickknack in some old newspaper.
I know it was a present, but the damn thing broke.
Your old shoes and my old T-shirts,
My strong buddies crave ice cold beers.
Don't throw that away; it's a family heirloom.
I've had that ashtray for 15 years. CHORUS

BRIDGE 1: We're gonna empty out our old place,
Move into a brand new better space; move.

We got the books and the records and the tapes and the pictures,
And the pots and the pans and all the breakable glass,
The living room couch and the dining room table,
The washer and the dryer; what a pain in the ass.
We've got the TV and the home entertainment center,
The box spring and the queen-size bed.
We got the Christmas decorations and the bureau and the playpen.
If we had a piano, I think I'd drop dead. CHORUS

At the end day, the old place is empty,
And the new place houses all of our stuff.
Unpack all the crap in the cardboard boxes.
It wasn't that bad; no, it wasn't so rough.
My strong buddies look a little bit grumpy.
I don't why I broke my butt.
Tomorrow we'll call up the telephone company,
And get another set of house keys cut. CHORUS

BRIDGE 2: I can tell by the look on your face,
You just love our brand new better space, baby. Move.

We're gonna move, we're gonna move,
We're gonna move, we're gonna move,
Yeah, move.


Enjoy the song.
Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: An Irreverant Song Called: Moving
From: Jennifer in South Carolina
Date: 06 Feb 99 - 09:45 PM

Roger,

Thanks you made my day.

Jennifer in SC


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Subject: RE: An Irreverant Song Called: Moving
From: Bruce from Bathurst
Date: 07 Feb 99 - 07:28 AM

The Cardboard Boxes song is on a 'best of' CD by Loudon Wainwright called One Man Guy, compiled by John Crosby of Folk Roots magazine, released in 1994. Twenty one strange and mysterious songs all in a row.


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Subject: RE: An Irreverant Song Called: Moving
From: Bruce from Bathurst
Date: 07 Feb 99 - 07:30 AM

The Cardboard Boxes song is on a 'best of' CD by Loudon Wainwright called One Man Guy, compiled by John Crosby of Folk Roots magazine, released in 1994. Twenty one strange and mysterious songs all in a row.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cardboard Boxes (Loudon Wainwright III)
From: GUEST,Lollie in New Mexico
Date: 02 Sep 11 - 01:25 PM

Thanks to Roger in Baltimore, way back in 2009!LWIII will be in New Mexico with John Prine and I was desperate to find the name of "the moving song". Happy days!!


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