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Thread #147856   Message #3431536
Posted By: CupOfTea
05-Nov-12 - 05:40 PM
Thread Name: Tom Paxton's Birthday October 31, 1937
Subject: RE: Tom Paxton's Birthday
I was surprised to see no one posted this giggleful parody that was written for a significant number birthday of Tom Paxton's (don't have the liner notes around to peek) by the parodist nonpariel, Sue Trainor of Hot Soup, friend of Tom. If memory serves, I THINK this was done premiered at an event for Tom held at Wolftrap - don't quote me on that part.

(I DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS) THE LAST THING ON MY MIND

It's a question too late for the asking
I don't know I don't know
In a blink of my eye my thoughts are passing
Where'd they go? Where'd they go?

Chorus:
Thoughts are going away
With no word of farewell
Will there be one idea left behind?
I used to be a genius
But now today I found
I don't know what was the last thing on my mind


As I walk down the hall try to remember
Where I'm bound, where I'm bound
I need to call...where's my Sandwich?
In the Blender
Round and round, round and round....chorus

Gave 'em reasons a plenty for going
This I know this I know
Boone's Farm, Gallo, Jim Beam
Weed a blowing
Why'd I blow? Where'd they go?....chorus

As I like in my bed deep in slumber
I construe, cerebrate anew.
But at my desk I can only sit and wonder
Not a clue, one friggin clue....chorus

On Hot Soup's SOUP HAPPENS album -an altogether splendid album, great for singing along with if one loves female trios with superb taste in song choice.

Joanne in Cleveland