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The New Restaurant

  • (Malvina Reynolds)

    I stepped into a restaurant, it really was a dream
    From two miles up the autobahn you could see the kitchen gleam
    And they heated up the coffee-cups with super-heated steam
    And the food was terrible

    The waitresses were charming, they had such lovely eyes
    Their smiles all matched exactly, their uniforms likewise
    And their hair was piled as sweetly as the topping on the pies
    And the food was terrible

    The decor was a symphony of brown and gold and white
    The silver and the cutlery would fill you with delight
    And the menu was a masterpiece, so witty and so bright
    And the food was terrible

    They must have spent a fortune on the furniture and such
    The table-mats and napkins were like linen to the touch
    So the budget for the kitchen really wasn't very much
    And the food was terrible

    Another generation will forget the taste of meat
    Of vegetables from the garden and of bread that's made of wheat
    And they'll never even notice when it's plastic that they eat
    That the food was terrible

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

    Written in 1964

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  • [1986:] A song Hamish [Imlach] and I would like to dedicate to two friends who have helped us often when travelling around on these concert tours in Germany. We haven't actually met these people yet - Mr. McDonald and Mr. Wienerwald. (Iain MacKintosh, intro 'Live in Hamburg')

    Further notes on McDonald's see 'Golden Arches'

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