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Horse Named Bill

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lyrics

I had a horse and his name was Bill
And when he ran, he couldn’t stand still
He ran away one day
And also I ran with him
He ran so fast that he could not stop
He ran into a barber shop
And fell exhaustionized with his eyeteeth
In the barber’s left shoulder

I’m going out to the woods next year
To hunt for beer and not for deer
I am, I ain’t
I’m a great sharpshootress
At shooting birds I am a beaut
There is no bird I cannot shoot
In the eye - in the ear
In the teeth - in the fingers

In ’Frisco Bay there lives a whale
She eats porkchops by the pail
By the hatbox, by the pillbox
By the hogshead, by the schooner
Her name is Lena, she’s a peach
Just don’t leave food within her reach
Or toothpaste, or candles
Or chocolate ice cream sodas
She loves to laugh and when she smiles
You just see teeth for miles and miles
And tonsils and spareribs
And things too fierce to mention
She knows no games so when she plays
She rolls her eyes for days and days
She vibrates, she yodels
And breaks the Ten Commandments

A man went up in a balloon so big
The people on the Earth looked just like a pig
Like a mice, like a katydid
Like flies and like fleasens
The balloon went up with its bottom side higher
Fell on the wife of a country squire
She made a noise like a doghound, like a steam whistle
And also like dynamite
Oh what can you do in a case like that
Oh what can you do but stamp on your hat
Or an eggshell, or your toothbrush
Or anything that’s helpless

I like to go down by the brook
With a fishing line and hook
And fish for clams
And oranges and bananas
And if there is a sign so near
That says no fishing goes on here
I’ll hunt for buttons
Or for turnips, or for candy

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from Words Of Wisdom, released November 13, 2007
Recorded by Brian Dewan at home
Catskill, New York, June 2007
Mastered by Dave McNair

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Brian Dewan Catskill, New York

Brian Dewan presents The Humanitarium—a series of folk compilations featuring songs he’s unearthed in old schoolbooks, at garage sales, in attics and basements, arranged for his instruments of choice: autoharp, electric zither, organ and accordion. Fans of Brian's original albums, his art, and his work with They Might Be Giants and the Blue Man Group will treasure the Humanitarium series. ... more

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