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Wildwood Flower (Parody)

  • (Cheech & Chong)

    Oh my flower of the wildwood, she's long and she's tall
    But for her Adam's apple, she'd no shape at all
    I remember her still, sitting underneath the trees
    Tying knots in her stockings so it looked like she had knees

    She ate like a horse but never growed big
    'Bout as useful as spraying perfume on a pig
    I'm a natural blonde, my true love did declare
    But black was the colour of the roots of her hair

    And she joined the burlesque show that came to our town
    She thought as a stripper her fortune would be found
    But she ran into trouble and now she is gone
    Instead of yelling, Take it off! they hollered, Leave it on

    And I was waltzing with my darling to the Tennessee Waltz
    At the annual fireman's ball
    And people were staring because she was wearing
    A newspaper dress, and that's all

    She had comic strips from her knees to her hips
    Where the want ads were I can't recall
    Then her dress went on fire and burnt her entire
    Front page, the sports section and all

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

    Tunes: Wildwood Flower (The Good Ship Reuben James), Tennessee Waltz

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1961:] [About the original:] No one knows how far back to trace this song. One folklorist believes that the original lyric may have derived from the work of some ancient Greek poet. In any event, the song has wended its way through the folk process into many variations, although it undoubtedly has survived more because of its wild, infectious melody than its fairly mundane lyric. (Reprint Sing Out 3, 132)

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