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Lyr Req: Lying Song (Kate McGarrigle)

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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Lying song' Kate McGarrigle
From: Janie
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 08:51 AM

I'm looking for the complete lyrics to this song. I remember a lot of them, but not all. It was recorded by Marie Muldaur on "Sweet Harmony"

The chorus is

Don't lie, it's not nice
It's not a virtue, it's a vice
Get away once, but baby not twice
Oh please don't lie to me.

Some verses but not necessarily in the correct order

Once I stole a piece of cake
My momma asked me did I take
I said no, she said oh
Please don't lie to me.

Now I'm not sayin' that everything
Has got to be black or white.
For instance the Sun's a star
And it don't shine at night.
When I ask you where you were
Indisposed. I'm sure you are
Just don't tell me you've been with him
When yo know you've been with her.

Thanks.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Lying song' Kate McGarrigle
From: Peace
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 07:46 PM

Let me ask you if you know, the story of a puppet Pinocchio? He had a habit that caused his wooden nose, to grow and grow and grow.

All I could find for the moment.

Maria Muldaur's version is likely the same as KM's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lying Song (Kate McGarrigle)
From: Janie
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 08:15 AM

That's it Peace. I learned it from Marie Muldaur. Problem is, I have it on an album and my turntable is currently in storage because the receiver blew up. I can't quite remember all the lyrics or put them together in the right order and haven't been able to find them on-line.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lying Song (Kate McGarrigle)
From: Janie
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 09:41 AM

Here is all of the lyrics I remember. Three lines are missing and I am not sure I have the lines and verses linked up in the right order.

I also can't remember how often the chorus is sung and if it is soung befor the first verse or after.

Intro:

Let me ask you if you know
The story of a puppet, Pinnochio?
He had a habit that caused his wooden nose to grow and grow....

Chorus:

Don't lie, it's not nice.
It's not a virtue, it's a vice.
You get away once, but baby not twice
Oh please don't lie to me.

Once I stole a piece of cake.
My momma asked me, did I take?
I said no. She said babe
Oh please don't lie to me.

Now I'm not sayin' that
Every bit of light has got to be shed.
Some things are just better left unsaid.
When I ask you where you were
Indisposed. I sure you were
Don't tell me you've been with him
When you know you've been with her.

Now I'm not sayin' that
Everything has got to be black or white
For instance the sun's a star
And it don't shine at night.
But for every shade of gray
Comes between night and day
??????
??????
??????

Janie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lying Song (Kate McGarrigle)
From: Peace
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 02:40 PM

Janie,

Sorry. I cain't fin'd diddley!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lying Song (Kate McGarrigle)
From: Peace
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 08:58 PM

HOWEVER--for $.99, it's available on that link.

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:u0lrZnfNS1cJ:gofish.about.com/detail.html%3Fgfid%3D10-228594+the+lying+song,+mp3,+muldaur&hl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lying Song (Kate McGarrigle)
From: Peace
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 08:59 PM

CRUD--Just saw that it's not available for download. SORRY, Janie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lying Song (Kate McGarrigle)
From: Janie
Date: 18 Apr 06 - 10:01 PM

Ratsola! $0.99 is a lot less expensive than a new receiver (and speakers--the old Advent II's finally died also.)

Janie


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Subject: Lyr Add: LYING SONG (Kate McGarrigle)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 May 11 - 07:00 PM

YouTube has Maria Muldaur's studio recording as well as a live performance video from 1984 (the McGarrigles do not appear in this video, regardless of what the description says).


LYING SONG
(Kate McGarrigle)
As sung by Maria Muldaur on "Sweet Harmony" (1976)

Let me ask you if you know
The story of a puppet, Pinocchio.
He had a habit that caused his wooden nose to grow and grow.
Courts they'll try you for perjury.
Can't cut it off in surgery,
So if you want to keep that pretty nose small,
Don't tell tales that are tall.

Once I stole a piece of cake.
My mama asked me: did I take?
I said no; she cried fake!
Oh, please don't lie to me.

Don't lie; it's not nice.
It's not a virtue; it's a vice
[You can] get away once, but honey, not twice.
Oh, please don't lie to me.

Now I'm not sayin' that everything's gotta be black or white.
For instance, the sun's a star and it don't shine at night;
But for ev'ry shade of gray,
[That] lies between night and day,
Stick to a light one(?) ev'rything's gonna be OK.

Now I'm not sayin' that ev'ry bit of light has got to be shed.
You know some things are just better left unsaid.
(You know what I mean.)
When I ask you where you are--
Indisposed? I'm sure you are!--
Don't tell me you've been with him when you know you've been with her.

Oh, when my time comes to pass away,
I'll meet St. Peter on that Judgment Day.
I know what he's gonna say:
Oh, please don't lie to me.
Oh, please don't lie to me.
Oh, please don't lie to me.


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