Mudcat Café message #760105 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32243   Message #760105
Posted By: EBarnacle1
05-Aug-02 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: Songs about retirement / for a retirement party
Subject: Lyr Add: ROLL THE U-HAUL DOWN
When Bernie Klay announced his retirement to Florida, Jan and I got up and premiered a song we had written several years ago to the tune of "Roll the Woodpile Down."

When I retire in due time
    Way down to Florida
Mine Miami Condo will be divine
    And we'll roll the U-Haul down.

Rolling, rolling, rolling the U-haul down
That sweetheart of mine's of the Flatbush line;
And we'll roll the U-Haul down.

Mine condo will have an ocean view
    Way down in Florida
That the hurricanes will blow right through
    And we'll roll the U-haul down.

A redwood hot tub there will be
With Champagne and a Jacuzzi.

Mine condo it will be so neat
With plastic slipcovers on every seat.

[You can personalize it also. For Bernie we added
The folks in Naples had better flee
    Right out of Florida
Cause Bernie is the Terror of the Streets
    And we'll roll the U-Haul down.]

It really goes over well if you sort of gargle the l's and r's. Even if you start this as a solo, generally the audience ends up joining in. Feel free to add verses and play with it.