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Lyr Add: The Raccoons Had a Party (Charlie Ipcar)

20 Nov 21 - 05:06 PM (#4126819)
Subject: Lyr Add: The Raccoons Had a Party
From: Charley Noble

The holiday muse has struck again as my thoughts turned to what kind of party might be happening in our old kitchen at Robinhood Farm.

By Charlie Ipcar, 11/18/21
Tune after “Shafted in Shaftsburg”
Key: C (5/G)

The Raccoons Had a Party

G
The raccoons had a party,
-------C------------------G
They had a glorious spree;
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They booted up Grubhub
--------A-------------D
And ordered K-F-C;
-------G
They poured out apple cider,
-------C---------------------G
And sliced up pumpkin pie;
--------------------------E
The raccoons had a party --
-------A-------D-------G
That no one can de-ny!
--------------------------E
The raccoons had a party --
-------A-------D-------G
That no one can de-ny!

Now Rocky Raccoon he was there
And he really had great fun;
Swinging from the chandelier,
And bouncing off his buns;
He moon-walked ‘cross the table,
Then backflipped to the floor;
The raccoons had a party --
Who could ask for more? (REF)

Roxie Raccoon she was there
And she really was a sight;
As she shimmied on the counter top
And then took off in flight;
She landed on the rocking chair
Which tipped o’er in a crash,
The raccoons had a party --
And it really was a smash! (REF)



Now ol’ Zip Coon he was there,
With a banjo on his knee,
Strumming up “Soldier’s Joy”
And “Let My People Free”;
He played “Cooney in the Hollar”
And then led “Cluck Ol’ Hen”;
The raccoons had a party --
They thought would never end! (REF)

Black Jack Davey he was there,
With a drumstick in each paw;
He was keeping time on the tabletop,
The funniest thing you ever saw;
He flipped one drumstick overhead,
And caught it in his teeth,
The raccoons had a party --
That defied belief! (REF)

And Suzie Q she was there,
She sang of many things;
Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax,
Of cabbages and kings,
And why the sea is boiling hot,
And whether pigs had wings;
The raccoons had a party --
It was the damnest thing! (REF)

And when the party was over,
Everyone confessed,
The music was exquisite,
But the goodies were the best;
And as they left the kitchen,
One turned around and said,
“The raccoons had a party --
A party to wake the dead!”
Yes, “The raccoons had a party --
A party to wake the dead!”


21 Nov 21 - 05:28 PM (#4126910)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Raccoons Had a Party
From: cnd

Good work Charlie! I like the references to all the famous raccoons in music


21 Nov 21 - 08:15 PM (#4126937)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Raccoons Had a Party
From: Charley Noble

Thanks, cnd.

We used to have a pet raccoon for a while at the Farm and learned a lot from him. As for singing, he preferred to croon when he was very happy.


21 Nov 21 - 10:02 PM (#4126941)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Raccoons Had a Party (Charlie Ipcar)
From: Joe Offer

Them damn racoons get muddy footprints all over my car. I rarely see them, but they sure like to make a mess of my car.


22 Nov 21 - 10:23 AM (#4126972)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Raccoons Had a Party (Charlie Ipcar)
From: GUEST,Charlie Ipcar

Raccoons, Joe, just have no respect!

If we didn't have a good security cam at the Farm kitchen we'd never know what they were up to.


22 Nov 21 - 06:15 PM (#4127025)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Raccoons Had a Party (Charlie Ipcar)
From: GUEST

Reminded me of this :

https://youtu.be/JsUOxRia4ns


13 Dec 21 - 04:45 PM (#4128849)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Raccoons Had a Party (Charlie Ipcar)
From: GUEST,Charlie Ipcar

Here's a link to updated lyrics and a MP3 sample: http://charlieipcar.judyb-eagles.com/lyrics/raccoons.htm

Enjoy!

Cheerily,
Charlie