Friday, June 12, 2009

I can only get three radio stations on my clock radio...the oldies station, the farm reports, and 650 a.m. Classic Country. It is set on the country station because of the local news and weather, and I'm discovering some great songs I'd never heard and/or appreciated before. Like this little treasure from 1972. Please note the songwriter....

(Shel Silverstein)
Loretta Lynn - 1972

They say to have her hair done, Liz flies all the way to France,
And Jackie's seen in a discothèque, doin' a brand new dance.
And the White House social season, should be glitterin' 'n gay.

But here in Topeka, the rain is a fallin',
The faucet is a drippin' and the kids are a bawlin'.
One of 'em a-toddlin' and one is a crawlin',
And one's on the way.

I'm glad Raquel Welch just signed a million dollar pact,
And Debbie's out in Vegas workin' up a brand new act.
While the TV's showin' Newlyweds, a real fun game to play.

But here in Topeka, the screen door's a bangin',
The coffee's boilin' over and the wash needs a hangin'.
One wants a cookie and one wants a changin',
And one's on the way.

Now, what was I doin', Jimmy get away from there,
Darn, there goes the phone.
Hello honey, what's that you say?

You're bringin' a few ole buddies home? You're callin' from a barn?
Get away from there! No, not you honey, I was talkin' to the baby.
Wait a minute, honey, the door bell,
Honey, could you stop at the market and...Hello?
Hello? Well I'll be.

The girls in New York City, they all march for women's lib,
And Better Homes and Garden shows, the modern way to live.
And the pill may change the world tomorrow, but meanwhile, today.

Here in Topeka, the flies are a buzzin',
The dog is a barkin' and the floor needs a scrubbin'.
One needs a spankin' and one needs a huggin',
Lord, one's on the way.

Oh gee, I hope it ain't twins again!

Is that great or what? OH, Loretta, the places you will go!

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