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Lyr Req: Talking Candy Bar Blues (Paul Stookey)

28 May 99 - 02:24 PM (#82439)
Subject: Talking Candy Bar Blues problem
From: jdgretz@hughes.com

I pulled the lyrics from the data base but there is one verse that is missing some words - here is what is in the data base:

I said "candy, son." He said "help!" And then he started to run. I stood there watching him go Half a bar of chocolate running down his fingers.

Well the kid comes back in a minute or two But his mom's with him and the neighbors too. And they got the kid scared it's plain to see. urgh, 1827-9), 46, "Thomas o' Linn"; St. lair (Mansfield

Obviously the "urgh, 1827-9), 46, "Thomas o' Linn"; St. lair (Mansfield" is not part of the song.

Can anyone assist?

Please post replies here, to me and also to jdgretz@hotmail.com

Thanks,

John Gretzinger jdgretz@hughes.com jdgretz@gmh.com jdgretz@hotmail.com


28 May 99 - 02:43 PM (#82441)
Subject: RE: Talking Candy Bar Blues problem
From: Joe Offer

Sometimes the database does funny things and garbles things up a bit, John. Click here to get the song from the source, Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary
-Joe Offer-


28 May 99 - 02:48 PM (#82443)
Subject: Lyr Add: TALKIN' CANDY BAR BLUES (Paul Stookey)
From: Joe Offer

TALKIN' CANDY BAR BLUES
(Noel Paul Stookey)
(spoken story with guitar accompaniment)

Bought a candy bar the other day,
only ate half, s'gonna throw the rest away
when I saw this kid playin' in the street,
I said: "Hey kid, you want somethin' to eat?"
he said "whut?"
I said "Candy, son." He said "HELP!"
Then he started to run,
and I stood there,
watchin' him go,
half a bar of chocolate
runnin' down my fingers.

Well the kid comes back in a minute or two
but his mom's with him and the neighbors too,
and they got the kid scared it's plain to see,
they say "which one done it?" he points at me.
He says "Him". I say "what do you mean?"
He says "YOU!" then he starts to scream,
and I'm standin', everybody's lookin',
everybody's starin' -at me- ... (nervous laugh)

"Howdy Doody...y'all waitin' for the bus?
Ah ... a little late idn't it ... anybody got a watch? ...
we could uh see how late it is ...
I got a better idea, let's find somebody with a watch
and stare at him!"

Well, some start pickin' up baseball bats
and the others are pullin' the pins from their hats -
"I think this thing's gone a little too far,
hell, I only offered him a CANDY BAR!" I said, "WAIT!"
I said, "What are you doin'?"
They said, "PRE-VERT the kid's life is ruined!"
"Oh...oh well then you better check what he's chewin'
cause I got the feelin'
he's in the middle of a bubble gum orgy!"

Well, they're comin' at me and I'm backin' away
and then I hear this policeman say
"are you positive he's the right man?"
(I quick flicked the candy bar out of my hand).
He says "Show me."
I says "show ya what?"
He says "The CANDY BAR you degen-a-rut" and he grabs me.
He grabs both my hands.
Pretty easy to see ...
which hand's got the chocolate!

Well I've had some troubled times before,
but none like the trip from the candy store ...
sympathize with the kid alright,
somebody's nice to ya, probably ain't right.
I'll grow up, I'll learn the way.
I'll learn so that my later days'll be prosperous.
(Chocolate covered) ...
if I don't bite off more than I can hide.


28 May 99 - 04:57 PM (#82469)
Subject: RE: Talking Candy Bar Blues problem
From: jdgretz@hughes.com

Damn that was quick - thanks a bunch... now if I can find some chords or a copy of "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" I'll be set (got the words).

John


28 May 99 - 10:39 PM (#82542)
Subject: RE: Talking Candy Bar Blues problem
From: Susan A-R

I have sheet music to that one. There's a great Tom Lehrer book out there. Too Many Songs By Tom Lehrer (and not enough drawings by . . .) It is worth having, and I've seen it recently.

Susan


07 Jun 99 - 06:55 PM (#84716)
Subject: RE: Talking Candy Bar Blues problem
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07 Jun 99 - 10:06 PM (#84779)
Subject: RE: Talking Candy Bar Blues problem
From: John in Brisbane

I have previously posted the tune to Poisoning Pigeons, which will appear in the databse sooner or later. If you need this or something else may I suggest that you start a new thread.

Regards
John