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Lyr Req: W-O-L-D (Harry Chapin)

21 Jun 99 - 07:37 PM (#88500)
Subject: Words for ;-I am the morningDJ on W O L D
From: JAY

Does any one know where I can find the words and guitar chords for this song I heard it but didn't get the writers name

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21 Jun 99 - 07:53 PM (#88505)
Subject: Harry Chapin songs
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Jay - you'll find WOLD and more on Harry Chapin Fan Pages (click here)
-Joe Offer-
(lyrics sent by e-mail)

21 Jun 99 - 09:36 PM (#88536)
Subject: RE: Words for ;-I am the morningDJ on W O L D
From: alison

Good song Jay,

Joe beat me to you with the lyrics.



21 Jun 99 - 09:42 PM (#88538)
Subject: Lyr Add: W-O-L-D (Harry Chapin)
From: Roger in Baltimore

by Harry Chapin

Hello Honey, it's me
What did you think when you heard me back on the radio?
What did the kids say when they knew it was their long lost daddy-o?
Remember how we listened to the radio
And I said `That's the place for me'
And how I got the job as an FM Jock the day you married me?
We were two kids and I was was into AM rock
But I just had to run around
It's been eight years since I left you babe
Let me tell you 'bout what's gone down

I am the morning DJ on W*O*L*D
Playing all the hits for you wherever you may be
The bright good-morning voice who's heard but never seen
Feeling all of forty-five going on fifteen

The drinking I did on my last big gig made my voice go low
They said that they liked the younger sound when they let me go
So I drifted on down to Tulsa, Oklahoma to do me a late night talk show
Now I worked my way back home again, via Boise, Idhao
That's how this business goes

I've been making extra money playing high school sock hops
I'm a big time guest MC
You should hear me talking to the little children
And listen what they say to me
Got a spot on the top of my head, begging for a new toupee
And a tire on my gut from sitting on my
But they're never gonna go away

Sometimes I get this crazy dream
That I just drive off in my car
But you can travel on ten thousand miles and still say where you are
I've been thinking that I should quit disk jockeying
And start that record store
Maybe I could settle down if you'ld take me back once more

OK Honey, I see
I guess he's better than me
Sure, Old Girl, I understand
You don't have to worry, I'm such a happy man

W*O*L*D, W*O*L*D, W*O*L, W*O*L, W*O*L*D*D*D

I am the morning DJ on K*H*J
Playing all the hits for you Playing them night and day
The bright good morning voice who's heard but never seen
Feeling all of forty-five, going on fifteen
I am the morning DJ on W*O*L*D

I know Joe gave you a link to the site. He didn't post the lyrics, I suspect, because he doesn't think Harry is a folk-singer. Me, I just think he was a wonderful songwriter. And I remember Joe found a song for me last year that was driving me crazy. Turned out to be Harry Chapin. See he is a kind guy even if it goes against his folk principles.

Enjoy the song!

Roger in Baltimore

23 Jun 99 - 08:11 AM (#88980)
Subject: RE: Words for ;-I am the morningDJ on W O L D
From: alison

If you need the tune.. let me know.....