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Thread #10718   Message #3486554
Posted By: GUEST,David Hughes
05-Mar-13 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: WORST single lines
Subject: RE: WORST single lines
This thread may have died a decade ago, but let me reply to a 7 May 99 post by (the sadly late) Sandy Paton:
   "Fellow we met in Ann Arbor a long time ago sang a sort of C&W parody ... with the line: 'I woke up crying in the night, and what do you suppose? The raging river of my tears had washed out the bridge of my nose!' Now that I think about it, maybe that one belongs in the "best lines" thread, not here."
   I agree with Sandy's last comment, since I'm the "fellow". Rest of the song is so-so. Another of my songs that's been partly posted on the web is "You left your footprints on my stomach when you walked out of my heart". Sandy & Caroline told Scottish singer Jean Redpath about both of these back in 1973 while she was teaching at Wesleyan, and I taught her the songs; she sang "Footprints" at Carnegie Hall ca 1978. (Michael Cooney & I with Bromberg on dobro sang it at Philly Folk Festival, 1971.)
More recent song, with about 50 references to chickens and eggs, is "The Embryonic Love Affair" (www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vmvrj_pIhM). (I should sing the chorus so often - too long.) A Dutch friend wrote a Dutch version ("De Kip of het Ei") which I sang, at her request, at her funeral last year to lighten the mood.