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Origins: Daddy, What's a Brain?

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ALL THE TIMES YOU'RE GONE
ALL USED UP
CANNONBALL BLUES
DADDY, WHAT'S A TRAIN?
DUMP THE BOSSES OFF YOUR BACK (2)
ENOLA GAY
GREEN ROLLING HILLS
HOOD RIVER ROLL ON
I BELIEVE IF I LIVED MY LIFE AGAIN
I REMEMBER LOVING YOU
I SAW MY COUNTRY'S FLAG GO DOWN
KID'S LIBERATION SONG
OLD DOLORES
ORPHAN TRAIN
PHOEBE SNOW
QUEEN OF THE RAILS
ROCK SALT AND NAILS
ROCKABYE BABY
STARLIGHT ON THE RAILS
THE DADDY SONG
THE EPILOGUE
THE GOODNIGHT-LOVING TRAIL
THE TELLING TAKES ME HOME
TOLONO
TOUCH ME
WEEPY


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Bev and Jerry 13 Apr 15 - 09:11 PM
Mark Ross 13 Apr 15 - 09:17 PM
GUEST,# 13 Apr 15 - 09:36 PM
GUEST,# 13 Apr 15 - 09:43 PM
Bev and Jerry 14 Apr 15 - 02:34 PM
GUEST,# 15 Apr 15 - 03:19 AM
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Subject: Origins: Daddy, What's a Brain?
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 09:11 PM

We discovered this wonderful parody of the Utah Phillips song in our computer and there is no indication where we got it from. We can't find any trace of it on Mudcat or anywhere else on the internet. Anyone have any ideas who wrote it?

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Origins: Daddy, What's a Brain?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 09:17 PM

Please post the link.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Origins: Daddy, What's a Brain?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 09:36 PM

"Daddy, who's Mark Twain?" Not the song requested.

It's the fourth song down.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Daddy, What's a Brain?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 09:43 PM

Mention of someone named Mo doing the song, DWAB

Look at October 13, 2008.

The song is a 'tribute' to George Bush it looks like. Certainly an apt title if that's so.


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Subject: ADD: Daddy, What's a Brain?
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 14 Apr 15 - 02:34 PM

Here are the lyrics we have:

DADDY, WHAT'S A BRAIN?

Chorus:
        Daddy, What's a brain? Is it something that is fried?
        Is it something that the heads of grown up folks might have inside?
        Is it bigger than a pea? Oh, how can I explain?
        When my little boy asks me, "Daddy, what's a brain?"

1. When I was just a boy living by the track
    Us kids'd gather up our books in a great big red book pack
    Then we'd hear the warning bell as we went into the school
    And the teacher she would smile and wave as she enforced the rules

spoken: She spoke so loud and clear
         That we opened up our ears
         And counted up as high as we could go
         They hadn't thought of self-esteem
         So I can almost hear her scream
         With a sound my little boy will never know

2. I guess that times have changed and kids are different now
    Some don't even seem to know that milk comes from a cow
    My little boy can tell the names of all the stars of rap
    I remember how we memorized the names we saw on maps

spoken: Washington and Tennessee
         South Carolina and D.C.
         Arkansas and Californi-ay
         Knowledge of the past
         And I know it's fading fast
         Every time I hear my little boy say

3. We climbed into the car and drove down into town
    Right up to the public school where knowledge should be found
    We searched the place together for something I could show
    But I knew there hadn't been a brain for a dozen years or so

spoken: The knowledge I compiled
         When I was just a child
         Warmed the cockles of my parents' heart
         And it's plain enough to see
         It meant a lot to me
        Cause my ambition was to grow up and be smart

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Origins: Daddy, What's a Brain?
From: GUEST,#
Date: 15 Apr 15 - 03:19 AM

http://www.crysse.com/

Crysse has a blog and she may know who Mo is. Reference her article of October 13, 2008.

Incidentally, she's UK based as far as I can determine.


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