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  • Paul Simon / ad. Iain C. MacKintosh

    My name is Iain MacKintosh, my story's seldom told
    I murder folk music
    With this long-neck banjo and five strings
    I do requests - just the songs that have two chords
    I disregard the rest, with Hamish Imlach's help one day I'll be the best

    Seeking five pounds plus expenses I went looking for some gigs
    But I got no offers
    Just a come-on from a groupie in Stuttgart
    I do declare I was feeling very sexy
    So I had her then and there - na na na na na na na na
    Lie la lie ...

    I have sung the folk tradition with my finger in my ear
    Because half the stuff I'm singing
    I just can't bear to hear - such rubbish
    I've sung in bars to the rhythm of an out-of-tune
    Yamaha guitar - na na na na na na na na
    Lie la lie ...

    On the stage I stand a hero and a martyr to my trade
    I carry the reminder
    Of all the gigs I played in, like last Tuesday
    At the Irish Club in Glasgow where I fled in mortal fear
    With the imprint of a Guinness bottle stamped behind my ear
    Lie la lie ...

    Now I've got my thing together, man, I'm really freaking out
    I'm reading 'Melody Maker'
    Main-lining on draught stout and having hang-ups
    Unlike the rest I'm having problems with my sex life
    Since I fell and broke my wrist
    And my other songs are twice as bad as this
    Lie la lie ...

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

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  • tune: The Boxer

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