Cento Canto

  1. It came upon a midnight clear
    Its fleece was white as snow
    Did you ever see such a sight in your life?
    No, my love, no

  2. Are you sad?Are you cross?Are you gathering moss?
    I’ll find a reason to believe that it’s all true
    Don’t bogart that joint, my friend
    Rebel without a clue

  3. We don’t need no education
    We three kings of Orient are
    I can’t get no satisfaction
    How I wonder what you are

  4. This land is your land; this land is my land
    I wanna hold your hand
    All in the fall, in the fall of the year
    Walking in a winter wonderland

  5. The bear went over the mountain
    Where the deer and the antelope play
    Her legs went on forever
    Singing polly-wolly-doodle all the day

  6. Way down upon the Swanee River
    Deep and crisp and even
    The sun so hot I froze to death,
    So I dub thee Unforgiven

  7. Suicide is painless
    With an illegal smile
    Wild, wild horses
    Riding many a mile

  8. I’ll never be your beast of burden,
    I, said the donkey, shaggy and brown
    And you won’t need no camel
    ’Cause it’s such a long way down

  9. I spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen
    How still we see thee lie
    The scaffold is high, eternity near
    To take you to his mansion in the sky

  10. Riders on the storm
    Where the skies are blue
    All the winds are laughing
    ‘Cause you’re unforgiven, too

  11. It’s the end of the world as we know it
    I’ve been Rolling Stoned and Beatled till I’m blind
    Don’t go out tonight; it’s bound to take your life
    And there are no diamonds in the mine

  12. You’re blinded by rainbows
    The mist like an angel’s gown
    Hey you; don’t tell me there’s no hope at all
    Santa Claus is coming to town

  13. Oh, show me the way to the next whiskey bar
    And the fool on the hill
    O when the saints come marching in
    Show me the way to Bar & Grill

  14. Faster horses, younger women
    And your horse naturally won
    Some are born to a sweet delight
    That ain’t the way to have fun, son

  15. I was betrayed by Flora
    The pain it was sharp as a knife
    Well, sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry
    Has anybody seen my life?

  16. You gotta keep ‘em separated
    Let the bodies hit the floor
    And never mind that noise you heard
    In 1984

  17. Lucy in the sky with diamonds
    Yesterday don’t matter when it’s gone
    Please allow me to introduce myself
    Devil with a blue dress on

  18. Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall
    One more joint to kill the pain
    One more silver dollar
    And I hoist my axe again

  19. If I could keep time in a bottle
    It seems like years since it’s been clear
    If I had a rocket launcher
    Oh I wish that you were here

  20. Oh my darling, oh my darling
    When I squeeze you, you make noise
    Your brother’s gonna kill me and he’s six feet ten
    And I don’t have a choice

  21. He’s dressed in a silver-sparked glittering gown
    Keep me searching for a heart of gold
    Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
    What a drag it is getting old

  22. These boots were made for walking
    Look what those five feet can do
    Stop! In the name of love!

  23. Swing low, sweet chariot
    Bring me my arrows of desire
    Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
    Try to set the night on fire

  24. By the waters of Babylon
    It’s a hard rain’s gonna fall
    We all live in a yellow submarine
    And drown in alcohol

  25. Maybe in another life
    Oh, bring back my bonnie to me
    Yes, we have no bananas!
    I have tried in my way to be free

©2005 F.J. Bergmann

"Cento Canto" appears on Weird Deer as a rather inferior audio recording (get drunk; pick up the phone).

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