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Bloggers PhotoRetired from the printing business in 2011...now happily living in Ponchatoula, LA close to my wonderful (and enormous) family. I have three beautiful daughters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who I spoil rotten because that's my job. The bio picture is me with my oldest grandaughter, Dixie.
My goal is to write a halfway decent poem sometime...My favorite poets are Robert Frost, Edward Arlington Robinson and Wallace Stevens...I have read everything John Steinbeck ever wrote at least three times

More Good Lyrics (Funny Ones)


Blog Posted:5/10/2013 8:01:00 AM

I have recently posted a few blogs on good song lyric poetry. Here are few funny ones. The first song I think is pure genius...the other two not quite as much but very good nonetheless. Note the absolutely perfect rhyme scheme in the first... Your participation would be greatly appreciated...Thanks - Tim

Mr. In-Between
Words and music by Burl Ives

(Mr. In-Between, Mr. In-Between, pickin's mighty lean, Mr. In-Between)

Well, I'm too old for girls and I'm too young for women
I've looked all around and my hopes are a-dimmin'
I feel like a fish not allowed any swimmin'
And it makes a fella mean

To feel he's a part of the Lost Generation
I feel like a choo-choo that can't find the station
I work like a dog with no recreation
They call me Mr. In-Between

(Mr. In-Between, Mr. In-Between, pickin's mighty lean, Mr. In-Between)

Got a hot-rod Chevy with a twin carburetor
And I know a gal that's a real sharp tomater
And she's got a daddy with a caddy that'll date 'er
You see what I mean

Those sweet little things just set me a-droolin'
I'm too big for sodas and I'm too old for schoolin'
Too young for lovin' but I'm too old for foolin'
They call me Mr. In-Between

(Mr. In-Between, Mr. In-Between, pickin's mighty lean, Mr. In-Between)

I feel like a sailboat kept in a bottle
I feel like an engineer that can't find the throttle
I'm too small to walk but I'm too big to toddle
And lordy, I'm turnin' green

To see all the men makin' time with the ladies
The high school kids at the show with their babies
While I run around like a dog with the rabies
They call me Mr. In-Between

(Mr. In-Between, Mr. In-Between, pickin's mighty lean, Mr. In-Between


London Homesick Blues
Words and music by Jerry Jeff Walker

Well, when you're down on your luck and you ain't got a buck, in London you're a goner
Even London Bridge has fallen down and moved to Arizona (now-I-know-why)
And I'll substantiate the rumor that the English sense of humor Is drier than the Texas sand
You can put up your Dukes, and you can bet your boots that I'm leavin'  just as fast as I can

I wanna go home with the armadillo 
Good country music from Amarillo and Abilene
The friendliest people and the prettiest women you've ever seen

Well, it's cold over here, and I swear, I wish they'd turn the heat on
And where in the world is that English girl I promised I would meet (on-the-third-floor)
And of the whole damn lot, the only friend I've got is a smoke and a cheap guitar
My mind keeps roamin', my heart keeps longin' to be home in a Texas bar

I wanna go home with the armadillo 
Good country music from Amarillo and Abilene
The friendliest people and the prettiest women you've ever seen

Well, I decided that I'd get my cowboy hat and go down to Marble Arch Station
'Cause when a Texan fancies, he'll take his chances, chances will be taken (that's-for- sure)
And them Limey eyes, they were eyein' the prize some people call manly footwear
And they said you're from down South and when you open your mouth you always seem to put your foot there

I wanna go home with the armadillo 
Good country music from Amarillo and Abilene
The friendliest people and the prettiest women you've ever seen
{Repeat}


You Never Even Called Me By My Name
Lyrics by Steve Goodman
Performed by David Allen Coe

Well it was all that I could do to keep from crying
Sometimes it seems so useless to remain
But you don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
You never even called me by my name

You don't have to call me Waylon Jennings
And you don't have to call me Charlie Pride
And you don't have to call me Merle Haggard (anymore)
Even though you're on my fightin' side

And I'll hang around as long as you will let me
And I never minded standin' in the rain
But you don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
You never even called me by my name

Well I've heard my name a few times in your phone book (Hello, hello)
And I've seen it on signs where I've played
But the only time I know I'll hear David Allan Coe
Is when Jesus has his final Judgment Day

So, I'll hang around as long as you will let me
And I never minded standin' in the rain
But you don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
You never even called me by my name

(Well a friend of mine named Steve Goodman wrote that song, and he told me it was the perfect country and western song. I wrote him back a letter and I told him it was NOT the perfect country and western song because he hadn't said anything at all about momma or trains or trucks or prison or gettin' drunk
Well he sat down and wrote another verse to this song, and he sent it to me and after reading it I realized that my friend HAD written the perfect country and western song, and I felt obliged to include it on this album .The last verse goes like this here)

Well I was drunk the day my mama got out of prison
And I went to pick her up in the rain
But before I could get to the station in the pick-uppp truck
SHE GOT-RUNNED-OVER-BY-A-DAMNED-OLD-TRAIN!!

And I'll hang around as long as you will let me
And I never minded standin' in the rain
And you don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
You never even called me,
Well I wondered why you don't call me
Why don't you ever call me by my name?

****Referring to the last line of the second verse: Merle Haggard wrote a song named  ‘The Fightin’ Side of Me’


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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 10:14:00 AM
    I found this a very interesting blog. I read them all. Brought back old memories of Burl Ives and others...

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 4:55:00 PM
    I only had time to read the first one which you said was the best. I just know I could find a few for ya. That first one was fun. I am sure many people know of A Boy Named Sue, right? I really dig that kind of song. And RAy Stevens and WEird Al sure had a lot of good stuff!!

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Hello Tim, i like many of the verses here. (songs) .... headed home now, hope to hear from you soon... Like anytime before 8...lol.... then Cinderella's got to call in the game.... xox~ From your lovely Texan Rose

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 11:10:00 AM
    Funny stuff Tim--Hey I spent 6 mo. down at Fort Polk back in 1972 Basic, AIT, Leadership and DI School and got around the state--beautiful down there in LA !

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/10/2013 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, I've got one for ya, will add in a blog above cuz too much space--remember the two country singing comedians Homer & Jethro.

My Past Blog Posts

 
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THE SKOKIE THEATRE
Date Posted: 7/4/2014 7:59:00 PM
MADD!!
Date Posted: 7/1/2014 7:34:00 AM
A COURAGEOUS COUPLE
Date Posted: 6/26/2014 1:53:00 AM
DUMB BLOND? NOT A CHANCE...
Date Posted: 4/21/2014 12:41:00 PM
SHORT AND NOT SO SWEET
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 8:14:00 PM
INTRODUCING A NEW POET
Date Posted: 4/7/2014 9:19:00 PM
PLEASE HOLD AND AN AGENT WILL BE WITH YOU SHORTLY...
Date Posted: 3/12/2014 10:01:00 AM
FAVORITE MOVIE MOMENTS, PART II
Date Posted: 3/4/2014 7:05:00 AM
PLEASE PARDON MY BOAST
Date Posted: 2/15/2014 3:08:00 PM
ONE OF A KIND-ONE IN A MILLION-THE ONE AND ONLY ETC.
Date Posted: 2/2/2014 8:05:00 PM
I GOTTA BE DREAMING
Date Posted: 12/2/2013 4:01:00 AM
PRE-EXISTING CONDITION
Date Posted: 11/12/2013 12:09:00 PM
DEER TRACKS
Date Posted: 10/29/2013 4:15:00 AM
And The Winner Is...
Date Posted: 10/16/2013 6:57:00 AM
Prayers for Moonbee
Date Posted: 9/18/2013 5:49:00 PM
What Are Your Favorite Books or Books?
Date Posted: 9/5/2013 8:26:00 AM
NO 'SPECIAL CHARACTERS' IF YOU PLEASE!
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 8:27:00 PM
What is your favorite TV commercial or commercials?
Date Posted: 8/4/2013 6:05:00 PM
Comedian Cops: Another example of why they are grossly underpaid
Date Posted: 7/2/2013 1:48:00 PM
WATCH OUT!...MOONBEE IS BACK
Date Posted: 6/28/2013 4:06:00 PM

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