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Friday, May 30, 2008

Have a great weekend


Comments (4)

Randy: Yo Dog, listen up: that's one of the classic protest songs. Interesting that you would up tempo it. I don't know. Kind of worked for me. Kind of didn't.

Paula: I really liked your look. Dark slacks and a pressed white shirt says serious talent to me. And we love that you have enough heart to protest injustices.

Simon: Sam, Sam Cook is it? That's a name America will soon forget. Listen, wrong song, wrong style. People want to be entertained, not end wars or overcome racism. The problem with that Joan Baez or Peter, Paul and Mary stuff, is that ultimately it's so Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary. O.K, O.K, boo all you want. But despite the booing I'm enduring from the audience right now, I expect America will agree with me when the votes are counted tomorrow.

Nice find Jack. Was that circa 1966?
The girls hair give it away everytime!
And a great weekend for you as well, for a job well done.

One of the coolest things about Bob Dylan is that he reached across to some Black artists just as surely as Motown reached the other way. Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Wonder idolized him. Sam Cooke wondered why this song had been written by a Minnesota folk singer and it inspired him to write "A Change Is Going To Come":

I was born by the river
In a little tent
And just like the river
I`ve been running ever since

It`s been a long, long time coming
But I know a change gonna come
Oh, yes it is

It`s been too hard living
But I`m afraid to die
I don`t know what`s up there beyond the sky

It`s been a long, long time coming
But I know a change gonna come
Oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother
I say brother help me please
But he winds up knocking me
Back down on my knees

There`s been times that I thought
I wouldn`t last for long
But now I think I`m able to carry on
It`s been a long, long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come
Oh, yes it will

That's nice, Bill, but it's no Rubber Biscuit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYGZ9nn7T-w

cow cow lubba 'n a-blubba lubba
hell ride hibbin' and a-zippa dippa
how luva mail take a-lubba hubba
hey ride wanna tak' a-recca brecca
ho' low mail take a-lubba hubba
hey ride wanna 'n suppa suppa
ho' low a mail take a-lubba hubba
hey ride a hippin' and a-hubbin' no
hi-low 'n sum a-chicka whaa

mm-mh, do that again !
doo doo doo boooh

cow cow lubba 'n a-blubba lubba
ow rown hibb'n 'n a-hibba-lu
how low lubbin 'n a-blubba-lubba
hell ride ricky ticky hubba lubba
dull ow de moun' chicky hubba lubba
wen down trucka lucka wanna do-uh
how low a zippin 'n a-hubba-lu
hell ride ricky ticky blubba-lu
how low duh woody woody pecker pecker

mm-mh, did you ever hear
of a wish sandwich
well that's the kind of a sandwich
that you supposed to take
two pieces of bread
and wish you had some meat
doo doo boooh

cow cow lubba 'n a-blubba lubba
hell ride hibbin' and a-zippa dippa
how luva mail take a-lubba hubba
hey ride wanna tak' a-recca brecca
ho' low mail take a-lubba hubba
hey ride wanna 'n suppa suppa
ho' low a mail take a-lubba hubba
hey ride a hippin' and a-hubbin' no
hi-low 'n sum a-chicka whaa

the other day
I ate a ricochet biscuit
well it's the kind of biscuit that's supposed to
bounce off the wall
back in your mouth
if it don't bounce back

- shh-mmhh-mmhh
you go hungry
doo doo bouuh

cow cow lubba 'n a-blubba lubba
hell low a sum did a-lubba goin'
hey ride wan' take a-lubba do
how long lon' suppa dubba
how low a mail take a-lubba hubba
hey ride wanna take a-lubba hubba
how low a mail take a-lubba hubba
hey down nothin' take a-luva do
hey ride a sippin' and a hubba dubba

mmmmmh, the other day
I ate a cool water sandwich
and a sunday-go-to-meeting bun
doo doo bouuh

cow cow lubba 'n a-blubba lubba
hell ride ricky ticky hubba lubba
how low a wann' suppa dov
hay ride sippin' and hubba lubba
hell ride a-hubbin' and wan' do
hey ride a wanna an' recca brecca
ho' low a mail take lubba hubba
hey down a wann' suppa dubba
please ride a hubbin' gonn' do

what you want for nothin'
a rubber biscuit

doo doo doo boooh
cooow cooow oo-oooooouuuh

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