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MickyMan Songs about getting really old - 2 (83* d) Lyr Add: MY GET UP AND GO (Pete Seeger) 04 Apr 04


Peter and Lou Berryman have a hilarious new song called "Older than Everybody". I have the words in a file somewhere and I'll add them soon, but just buy their CD anyway. It's that good!

How about the folkie standard MY GET UP AND GO (HAS GOT UP AND WENT) Words pasted below from Digitrad

MY GET UP AND GO (HAS GOT UP AND WENT)

How do I know my youth is all spent?
My get up and go has got up and went
In spite of it all, I'm able to grin
When I think of the places my get up has been

Old age is golden, I think I've heard said
But sometimes I wonder as I crawl into bed
My ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup
My eyes on the table until I wake up

As sleep dims my vision, I say to myself
Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf?
But nations are warring and business is vexed
So I'll stick around to see what happens next

cho.

When I was younger, my slippers were red
I could kick up my heels right over my head
When I was older my slippers were blue
But still I could dance the whole night thru

Now I am old, my slippers are black
I huff to the store and I puff my way back
But never you laugh, I don't mind at all
I'd rather be huffing than not puff at all

cho

I get up each morning and dust off my wits
Open the paper and read the obits
If I'm not there, I know I'm not dead
So I eat a good breakfast and go back to bed

words trad, melody Pete Seeger
from the singing of Jens Wennberg of Ithaca NY
@age
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TUNE FILE: GETUPGO
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