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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:03 AM
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In remembrance
of Mary Travers, I offer my favorite Peter, Paul, and Mary song. She, and Peter and Paul, as well, would have made great Secretaries of Education:

RIGHT FIELD
Willy Welch- 1986 Playing Right Music

Saturday summers, when I was a kid
We'd run to the schoolyard and here's what we did
We'd pick out the captains and we'd choose up the teams
It was always a measure of my self esteem
Cuz the fastest, the strongest, played shortstop and first
The last ones they picked were the worst
I never needed to ask, it was sealed,
I just took up my place in right field.
Playing...

chorus:
Right field, it's easy, you know.
You can be awkward and you can be slow
That's why I'm here in right field
Just watching the dandelions grow

Playing right field can be lonely and dull
Little Leagues never have lefties that pull
I'd dream of the day they'd hit one my way
They never did, but still I would pray
That I'd make a fantastic catch on the run
And not lose the ball in the sun
And then I'd awake from this long reverie
And pray that the ball never came out to me
Here in...

(chorus)

Off in the distance, the game's dragging on,
There's strikes on the batter, some runners are on.
I don't know the inning, I've forgotten the score.
The whole team is yelling and I don't know what for.
Then suddenly everyone's looking at me
My mind has been wandering; what could it be?
They point at the sky and I look up above
And a baseball falls into my glove!

Here in right field, it's important you know.
You gotta know how to catch, you gotta know how to throw,
That's why I'm here in right field, just watching the dandelions grow!


http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/music/14-02.htm

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5d0kz_peter-paul-mary...
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:14 AM
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1. Mine as well... goosebumps every time... little boys... little league. I'm crying again.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:10 PM
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2. I've been listening to that song for too many years to count,
and I always fog up when they start cheering.

:hi:
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-20-09 02:42 PM
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3. Thanks for posting, LWolf
I've been a PP&M fan since day one--that's almost a half century, now. What a blessing they were to my youth!

Hope your school year is going well!

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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-20-09 07:01 PM
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4. Going well so far.
You're welcome, of course.

:hi:
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