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Subject: Lyr Req: Mitchell Trio: Another Movie Star
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 05:07 AM

The whole name is "What This Country Really Needs Is Another Movie Star". Performed by The Mitchell Trio on the album "Alive". I hope that someone could show me the lyrics.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mitchell Trio: Another Movie Star
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 08:53 AM

http://www.cincinnatidancingpigs.com/concerts/AnotherMovieStar.mp3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mitchell Trio: Another Movie Star
From: GUEST,'Ray Bucknell
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 10:39 AM

Wow, that was a Denver, Boise and Johnson rendition of the song!   I'd only heard it done on the Alive album with Mike Kobluk still in the Trio.   A bit dated, perhaps, but still a treat to hear.   Thanks for posting the link.

                                       'Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mitchell Trio: Another Movie Star
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 10:50 AM

Thanks, but now I want somebody to transcribe the lyrics by ears for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mitchell Trio: Another Movie Star
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 07:46 PM

There's a reason why you think someone else could do a better job than you could do yourself?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mitchell Trio: Another Movie Star
From: GUEST,ddpro
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 10:43 AM

That's because, emm, English isn't my mother tongue.


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Subject: ADD: Another Movie Star (Chad Mitchell Trio)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 01:01 AM

This is what I get from the link above. I think they made a few small changes (updates) to what was on the LP.

****************************************
Another Movie Star
(Songwriter ??)

(spoken)
Do you worry about Vietnam?
Do you fear the NATO split?
Do you dream about the national debt?
That doesn't help a bit!

Don't fear Red China's bomb threat.
Don't cry for the old UN.
Just remember that the Republicans
Are comin' back again.

(sung)
They know that what this country really needs is
Another movie star
No one else can steal those leads like
Another movie star

Ron Reagan is the governor
George Murphy in D.C.
Now to complete the picture
All we need is Sandra Dee

'Cause bonny Ronny Reagan knows experience pays
So California better get set for Death Valley Days

Won't it be great when we can say
All the Senate is a stage
Put politics where it belongs
On the amusement page

And though our next President may not have scored
In the Senate or Supreme Court or the Cabinet my Lord
Hey won't it be fun to know he won an Academy Award
Because the country needs another movie star.

(spoken)
Margaret Smith, you better chase
Tiny Tim's in the race

And over in France, won't it be groovy
Bardot as Premier, DeGaulle's in a movie!

Tuesday Weld, you'll make it, too
When Justice Douglas marries you

Even England's makin' the scene
Ringo's next in line for Queen

(sung)
Oh, gee, it's nice to see the GOP
With such a grand old plan
They may not have a leader any more, but
They've got a leading man

And now we'll be safe, for if someone slips
And the finger on that little old red button was tripped
Why, it simply wouldn't matter, folks, it wasn't in the script
That's why the country needs another movie star.

Now Lyndon is smarter
And Hubert's more clever
But the GOP knows
Movies are better than ever
So everybody sing
The stars and stars forever...

(spoken)
Well after all George Murphy danced his way into the Congress
And Ronald Reagan acted his way into a governorship
And George Hamilton...well, he did the best he could

(sung)
'Cause we need a movie
A groovy groovy movie
Hey don'tcha love a pretty movie star
*************************************

For what it's worth, I think Tom Lehrer's song about George Murphy was much better.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHAT THIS COUNTRY REALLY NEEDS IS ...
From: GUEST,ddpro
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 10:57 AM

WHAT THIS COUNTRY REALLY NEEDS IS ANOTHER MOVIE STAR
(June Reizner)

[Spoken]
Do you worry about Vietnam? Do you fear the NATO split?
Do you dream about the national debt? That doesn't help a bit!
Don't fear Red China's bomb threat, don't cry for the old UN
Just remember that the Republicans are coming back again

They know that what this country really needs is another movie star
No one else can steal those leads like another movie star
Ron Reagan is the governor, George Murphy in D.C.
Now to complete the picture, all we need is Sandra Dee

'Cause bonny Ronny Reagan knows experience pays
So California better get set for Death Valley Days
Won't it be great when we can say, "all the senate is a stage"
Put politics where it belongs on the amusement page

And though our next president may not have scored
In the senate or supreme court or the cabinet my Lord
Hey won't it be fun to know he won an Academy Award
Because the country needs another movie star

[Spoken]
Margaret Smith, you better chase, tiny Tim's in the race
And over in France, won't it be groovy? Bardot as Premier, DeGaulle's in a movie!
Tuesday Weld, you'll make it, too When Justice Douglas marries you
Even England's makin' the scene, Ringo's next in line for Queen!

Oh, gee, it's nice to see the GOP
With such a grand old plan
They may not have a leader any more, but
They've got a leading man

And now we'll be safe, for if someone slips
And the finger on that little old red button was tripped
Why, it simply wouldn't matter, folks, it wasn't in the script
That's why the country needs another movie star

Now Lyndon is smarter and Hubert's more clever
But the GOP knows movies are better than ever
So everybody sing, "the stars and stars forever..."

[Spoken]
Well after all George Murphy danced his way into the congress
And Ronald Reagan acted his way into a governorship
And George Hamilton...
Well, he did the best he could

'Cause we need a movie, a groovy groovy movie
Hey, don't ya love a pretty movie star


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mitchell Trio: Another Movie Star
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 07:09 PM

I'm appreciative that someone improved my post of 1am, 9 April, by making the title appear in boldface. Did I forget to include my name in that post? or was it deleted as an unintended consequence of the editing process?
    Hi, Gerry - I often clean up and standardize the format of lyrics to make them stand out more. The poster's name is locked, so it's not easy fo us to edit that - apparently, you left your name out when you originally posted.
    -Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mitchell Trio: Another Movie Star
From: GUEST,ddpro
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 08:22 AM

Thank you so much for the lyrics! Could you tell me something about the Tom Lehrer's song? Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mitchell Trio: Another Movie Star
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 08:22 PM

Lyrics to Tom Lehrer's song, George Murphy, are available at
http://dmdb.org/lyrics/lehrer.tw3.html#3

I think there are some small mistakes, but it could be my memory that's faulty - anyway, the mistakes, if they are mistakes, are minor.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mitchell Trio: Another Movie Star
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 11:56 AM

Various sources say the song title is actually WHAT THIS COUNTRY REALLY NEEDS IS ANOTHER MOVIE STAR, written by June Reizner, a.k.a. June Reizner Perse.

ASCAP lists it as "WHAT THIS COUNTRY REALLY NE". Evidently they, like Mudcat, have a limit to the number of characters they can put in a title!


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