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Blackcat2 Lyr Req: 30,000 Pounds of Bananas (Harry Chapin) (11) RE: Lyr Req: 30,000 lbs. of You Know What 30 Dec 99


Pay no heed Owlkat

- the whole song never really existed! It was all a plot of Harry's brothers Steve & Tom Chapin so they could say the word "Sucks" on an album (notice how quietly it is spoken). Most of the words that Harry sings are actually cleverly pronounced Yiddish phrases that proclaim the existence and success of Tom Chapin's children's music recording career - which exists NOW, but not then.

The tragic irony is that Harry Chapin died before his brother Tom was able to repay him by recording a song supposedly about "Peruvian children taking Llamas to Mongolia to end the decades long war between those two countries" but in reality - telling all of us that Harry really would prefer to write songs about happy, successful, contented people.

Hope this clears everything up!


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