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Ozark Tracker:
Here's an interesting site, this fella went through the Ozarks, Ark and Missouri and recorded all these people singing all the songs they could remember from years ago,
one of my relatives sent it to me because my Grandmothers Uncle has some recording on it.
Fred High is his name,  if you listen to you'll see why he ran the Post Office instead of singing fer a living.

http://maxhunter.missouristate.edu/singerfj.html#anchor3

I think most of them were recorded back in the 50's

Trinity:
Uhhh. OT, is he by chance related to the Highs of the High's ice cream chain?  If he is, can I have some free ice cream? ;D ;D

Russ T Chambers:
Ok Del, I'm not sure why this one just popped into my head, but:


I'm just mad about Saffron
Saffron's mad about me
I'm just mad about Saffron
She's just mad about me

{REFRAIN}
They call me mellow yellow
Quite right, Slip
They call me mellow yellow
Quite right, Slip
They call me mellow yellow

I'm just mad about Fourteen
Fourteen's mad about me
I'm just mad about Fourteen
She's just mad about me

{REFRAIN}

Gonna have forever to fly
Wind velocity nil
Born high forever to fly
If you want your cup I will fill

{REFRAIN}

So mellow, he's so yellow

Electrical banana
Is gonna be a sudden craze
Electrical banana
is bound to be the very next phase

(REFRAIN)

Do we know the artiist?  I do.

Delmonico:
Some guy named Donavin. ;D

litl rooster:
Russ T maybe it's cause


He turned 35 last Sunday
In his hair he found some gray
But he still ain't changed his lifestyle
He likes it better the old way.

So he grows a little garden
In the backyard by the fence
He's consuming what he's growing
Nowadays in self defense
He gets out there in the twilight zone
Sometimes when it just don't make no sense.

He gets off on country music
'Cause disco left him cold
And he's got young friends and a new way
But he's just to frickin old.

And he dreams at night of Woodstock
And the day John Lennon died
How the music made him happy
And the silence made him cry
Yeah, he thinks of John sometimes
And he has to wonder why.

Chorus:
'Cause he's an old hippie
And he don't know what to do
Should he hang on to the old
Should he grab on to the new.

He's and old hippie
This new life is just a bust
He ain't trying to change nobody
He's just trying real hard to adjust.

He was sure back in the sixties
That everyone was hip
Then they sent him off to vietnam
On his senior trip.

And they forced him to become a man
While he was still a boy
And behind each wave of tragedy
He waited for the joy
Now this world may change around him
But he just can't change no more.

Chorus:
'Cause he's an old hippie
And he don't know what to do
Should he hang on to the old
Should he grab on to the new.

He's and old hippie
This new life is just a bust
He ain't trying to change nobody
He's just trying real hard to adjust.

Well, he stays away a lot now
From the parties and the clubs
And he's thinking while he's jogging round
Sure is glad he quit the hard drugs.

'Cause him and his kind
Get more endangered everyday
And pretty soon the species
Will just up and fade away
Like the smoke from that torpedo
Just up and fade away.

Chorus:
'Cause he's an old hippie
And he don't know what to do
Should he hang on to the old
Should he grab on to the new.

He's and old hippie
This new life is just a bust
He ain't trying to change nobody
He's just trying real hard to adjust.


 

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