Modern Poetry Edition #69 {Themes is the Theme #3}


Itís the first Modern Poetry Results of the year!  Innit!

Yes it is.  But that canít be.  Itís almost Halloween.  The year is like,
almost 10/12 over, and weíve had no MP results?    With no results in
yet in the '08, "Tell me Greg, can you really trust another human being?
The answer is no you cannot"

Anyway, enough crap.  Who de winner?  The winner is Green Acres
by Vic Mizzy, which I believe was from a little show called 'Green Acres.'

BTW, did you know the Beverly Hillbillies was known as 'Green Acres in
reverse?'  True, that.  I think.



Modern Poetry Edition #69 {Themes is the Theme #3}
[3/12/08]
And Then There's Maude by Dave Grusin and Andrew Bergman (Maude)
Thank You for Being a Friend by Andrew Gold (The Golden Girls)
**Green Acres by Vic Mizzy (Green Acres)
WKRP In Cincinnati Main Theme by Tom Wells and Hugh Wilson (WKRP In Cincinnati)
The Ballad of Jed Clampett by Paul Henning (The Beverly Hillbillies)

**Winner of MPulitzer

The first modern poetry o' de year! In March! Holy Cow.

Also, it's the fourth birthday of the MP. Happy B-Day MP!
Maniest Happy Returns!

Your MP is always here: http://www.macdart.com/mp/default.htm
and there's some jest right below this writing, too!

Enjoy your MP#69. Vote people. These things don't
elect themselves. --Sean

 

And Then There's Maude by Dave Grusin and Andrew Bergman (Maude)
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Lady Godiva was a freedom rider
She didn't care if the whole world looked.
Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her
She was a sister who really cooked.

Isadora was the first bra burner
And you're glad she showed up. (Oh yeah)
And when the country was falling apart
Betsy Ross got it all sewed up.

And then there's Maude.
And then there's Maude.
And then there's Maude.
And then there's Maude.
And then there's Maude.
And then there's Maude.
And then there's...

That old compromisin', enterprisin', anything but tranquilizing,
Right on Maude.

Thank You for Being a Friend by Andrew Gold (The Golden Girls)
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Thank You for being a friend
Travel down the road and back again
Your heart is true, you're a pal and a confidant
And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you knew
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say
Thank you for being a friend

Green Acres by Vic Mizzy
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Green acres is the place to be
Farm living is the life for me
Land spreading out, so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.

New York... is where I'd rather stay
I get allergic smelling hay
I just adore a penthouse view
Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue.

The Chores... The Stores... Fresh air... Times Square

You are my wife. Goodbye city life.
Green Acres, we are there!

WKRP In Cincinnati Main Theme by Tom Wells and Hugh Wilson (WKRP In Cincinnati)
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Baby, if you've ever wondered,
Wondered whatever became of me,
I'm living on the air in Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, WKRP.

Got kind of tired packing and unpacking,
Town to town and up and down the dial
Maybe you and me were never meant to be,
But baby think of me once in awhile.
I'm at WKRP in Cincinnati...

The Ballad of Jed Clampett by Paul Henning (The Beverly Hillbillies)
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Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
Then one day he was shootin' at some food,
And up through the ground came a bubblin' crude.

Oil, that is. Black gold. Texas tea.

Well the first thing you know, ole Jed's a millionaire,
Kinfolk said Jed move away from there
Said Californy is the place you ought to be
So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.

Hills, that is.
Swimmin pools, movie stars.
The Beverly Hillbillies!

... ... ... BONUS (LYRICS FROM THE END OF THE SHOW):

Well now it's time to say good-bye to Jed and all his kin.
And they would like to thank you folks fer kindly droppin in.
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin helpin of their hospitality
Hillbilly, that is.
Set a spell.
Take your shoes off.

Y'all come back now, y'hear?