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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 07:28 PM
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"She walks, she talks, she crawls on her belly like a reptile"
Sharon by David Bromberg.
I love Bromberg and this is one his more amusing pieces.

Sharon
Went to this carnival, three years ago.
No big deal, ferris wheel, the same ole' stuff you know.
There was a man outside with a speech outside a tent,
And he said it to me, and this is how it went.

Folks, you know she walks, she talks,
She crawls on her belly like a reptile.
Same ole' line except one part,
You don't need no money, boy, you pay with your heart

Oh Sharon, what do you do to these men?
You know the same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again.

Wandered around, and looked around for a seat.
The light went low, and the band played a beat.
Out came this girl, wearing a scarf and sleeves
Did a little dance that made me weak in the knees.
That girl, she danced like her back had no bone.
The band played a tune called the Main Street Moan.

She smiled a smile the whole world could see.
She turned around, and she looked right at me.
I must have jumped six feet in the air,
And when I came down, that girl wasn't there.

Oh Sharon, what do you do to these men?
You know the same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again.

Out came this guy with a big ole' beard,
And furry arms, man he looked like a bear.
He said that all there is, there's no more to the show
If you wanna breathe right, I think you better go.
I didn't think twice, headed straight for the door,
And when I left, I heard that big bear roar

Oh Sharon, what do you do to these men?
You know the same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again.

Every time that carnival came, I was right there.
Lord, I learned to stay away from that mean ole' bear.
Just like the man said from his speech at the start,
When that carnival left town it took a piece of my heart.
I still get this funny feeling way down in my bones,
Whenever I hear a band play the Main Street Moan.

Oh Sharon, what do you do to these men?
You know the same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again.

Oh Sharon, what do you do to these men?
You know the same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again.

Anyone else here like Bromberg?
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indie Donating Member (171 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 07:57 PM
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1. Amazing...
Not one reply. I love that tune. I guess it just ain't the same without the music.
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greendog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 08:01 PM
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2. indeed
...fine tune on a fine album....great cover art.

What's Bromberg up to these days? Haven't heard from him for a while.
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 08:05 PM
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3. well i was there
and i happen to know it was pudensa the drag queen, aka jeromy aka.....fill in the blank
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 09:05 PM
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6. Cool!
I saw him in Boston around 1974 at a small venue and he was fantstic.
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BensMom Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 08:05 PM
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4. Now wait..
I only read the first two words of you post...then sang it all the way. Need that snake charmer music...

David isn't for your typical after dinner listener....


My fav is a great old album called Out Of The Blue and it shouldn't be missed. One of my top road songs - Kansas City ala Bromberg!
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-04 09:04 PM
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5. He's very talented and underated IMO.
Plays various instuments and styles of music. He started out with Jerry Jeff Walker's band.
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