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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:37 PM
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Song Lyrics For Old Timers
"White Bird" - It's A Beautiful Day

White bird
In a golden cage
On a winter's day
In the rain

White bird
In a golden cage
Alone

The leaves blow
Across the long black road
To the darkened skies
In its rage

But the white bird
Just sits in her cage
Alone

White bird must fly
Or she will die

White bird
Dreams of the aspen trees
With their dying leaves
Turning gold

But the white bird
Just sits in her cage
Growing old

White bird must fly
Or she will die

White bird must fly
Or she will die

The sunsets come
The sunsets go
The clouds run high
And the Earth turns slow

And the young bird's eyes
Do always know

She must fly
She must fly
She must fly

White bird
In a golden cage
On a winter's day
In the rain

White bird
In a golden cage
Alone

White bird must fly
Or she will die
White bird must fly
Or she will die
White bird must fly
Or she will die

White bird must fly
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:44 PM
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1. I don't know it....
but it's very beautiful.

Thanks, Floogy Woogie.


Khash.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:49 PM
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2. You are welcome, Khash.
This song permeated the American FM airwaves in 1969. I wish you could hear it. If you want it, PM me and I will send it to you. :)

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:32 AM
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12. It's a Beautiful Day....
What about Curved Air...

Or the Strawbs...

Or Hawkwind....

Damn, good stuff to smoke pot to...
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:55 PM
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3. Johnny Horton - North To Alaska
Big Sam left Seattle in the year of ninety-two
With George Pratt his partner and brother Billy too
They crossed the Yukon river and they found the bonanza gold
Below that old white mountain
Just a little south-east of Nome
Sam crossed the Majestic mountains to the valleys far below
He talked to his team of huskies
As he mushed on through the snow
With the northen lights a-runnin' wild
In the land of the midnight sun
Yes Sam McCord was a mighty man
In the year of nineteen-one
Where the river is windin' big nuggets they're findin'
North to Alaska go north the rush is on
North to Alaska go north the rush is on
George turns to Sam with his gold in his hand
Said Sam you're lookin' at a lonely lonely man
I'd trade all the gold that's buried in this land
For one small band of gold to place on sweet little Jenny's hand
'Cause a man needs a woman to love him all the time
Remember Sam a true love is so hard to find
I'd build for my Jenny a honeymoon home
Below that old white mountain
Just a little south-east of Nome
Where the river is windin' big nuggets they're findin'
North to Alaska go north the rush is on
North to Alaska go north the rush is on
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:08 PM
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4. I thought you meant Really old
Like, 1908.



Katie Casey was base ball mad.
Had the fever and had it bad;
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev'ry sou Katie blew.
On a Saturday, he young beau
Called to see if she'd like to go,
To see a show but Miss Kate said,
"No, I'll tell you what you can do."

"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."

Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names;
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Katie Casey knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang sing this song:

"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."


:bounce:

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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:21 PM
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5. No. You totally blew it.
I was referring to the ages of DUers. I was not referring to that stupid fucking boring sport. ;)

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:29 PM
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6. Yawn
Somebody say something?

:boring:

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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:46 PM
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7. Yow.
Someone did say something. ;)
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:28 AM
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8. here
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:31 AM
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9. You get that
in a box o' Cracker Jack?

:rofl:

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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:46 AM
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10. oddly enough...
...in all my years of buying vintage sheet music, I've never seen a copy of that song.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:10 AM
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11. That's because
everybody knows it.

:hi:

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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:45 AM
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13. yeah, everybody knows "God Bless America" too
...and "White Christmas" but sheets of those are commonly found.

Someone's been cornering baseball music.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:53 AM
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16. I bet they don't
Especially "White Christmas."

And even so, those were recorded by very popular singers of the '40s. Only popular singer I can think of to record "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is Peter Yarrow, and he sorta messed with it. :7

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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:47 AM
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14. I have that album
Great song...

But who you calling an old timer? :hi:

RL
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:48 AM
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15. yeah, that's an oldy but moldy
but pretty good in that trippy, earth child kinda way.

in my mind, i imagine the man and woman in the song bedecked in matching 3/4 length macrame sweaters with leather belts (big circular brass belt buckles, of course) cinched around their waists.

the guy has to have a white-fro with bushy sideburns that lead directly into a fu manchu moustache.

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