Monday, April 17, 2006
The Electric Company - ah, I miss those days.
Title: the “ly” song
Composer: Tom Lehrer
Lead vocals: Tom Lehrer
Scene: Cartoon with a man faced with many awkward situations.
You’re wearing your squeaky shoes,
And right there taking a snoozeIs a tiger.
So how do you walk on by?
Silently. Silently. Silent, l, y.
You’re a secret agent man
Who’s after the secret plan.
How do you act so they don’t know you’re a spy?
Normally. Normally. Normal, l, y.
At an eating contest you boast
That you can eat the most.
How do you down your fiftieth piece of pie?
Eagerly, unh. Eagerly, yeah. Eager, l, y.
On the lake your boat upset,
And your clothes got soaking wet.
How do you stand and wait for them to dry?
Dih-dih-dih-dih-dih-dih patient, l, y.
In the public library,
You fall and hurt your knee.
But the sign says “quiet, please”,
so how can you cry?
Quietly. Quietly. Quiet, l, y.
As you walk along the street,
A porcupine you meet.
How do you shake his hand when he says hi?
Uh, carefully. Carefully. Careful, l, y.
You enter a very dark room,
And sitting there in the gloomIs Dracula.
Now how do you say goodbye?
Immediately. Immediately. Immediate, l, y.
The Electric Company ran from 1971 - 1977 on PBS. It was one of my absolute favorite shows from around '72 - '76. I watched it every day. It had, as part of it's cast, Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno, and Joan Rivers.
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