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lou and peter berryman



Odd Man Out (mp3 here)

If your lover won't come over and when you call
they're 'bout as warm as an ice cube
And your deck of cards is lost and it's raining
and there's nothing good on the boob tube
Here's a game you play alone and you never
have to leave the warmth of your armchair
It's your job to try and figure out which word
in each grouping doesn't belong there:


Harpo, Ringo, Zorro, Julio,
Zeppo, Chico, stucco, Mario, Groucho

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter,
Saturn, Neptune, Pet World, Uranus, Pluto

One pair, two pair, mayonnaise, three of a kind,
Straight, flush, full house, 4 of a kind, straight flush

Car theft, robbery, mugging, burglary,
romance, hijack, arson, larceny, hairbrush

Alpha, beta, gamma, epsilon,
Delta, zeta, theta, Dracula, sigma

Aries, Virgo, Leo, Gemini,
Cancer, Taurus, Nissan, Capricorn, Libra

Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Salvador
Dali, Sneezy, Cezanne, Delacroix, Renoir

Earthquake, typhoon, mudslide, hurricane,
romance, blizzard, firestorm, tidal wave, nut bar

Sister, brother, father, son-in-law,
Uncle, cousin, nephew, double u, daughter

Whisky, vodka, champagne, creme de menthe,
Brandy, ouzo, Pernod, muscatel, water

Southeast, northwest, northeast, north by northwest,
Due north, due east, drew barrymore, due south

Headache, earache, heartburn, stomach flu,
romance, toothache, sore throat, muscle ache, big mouth

Freon, Neon, Xenon, oregon, Cotton, Rayon, Orlon, alanon

Phone-ring, earring gold-ring slobbering,

Hardee's, Wendy's, rabies, Burger-King

Toaster, freezer, washer, opener,
Blender, mixer, anger, vegetable steamer

Hipbone, heel bone, tailbone, fibula,
Cheekbone, jawbone,trombone, scapula, femur

Desk lamp, flashlight, lantern, photoflood,
Headlight, dome light, night light, cellulite, sun lamp

Puzzler, baffler, cypher, cryptogram,
romance, riddle, mystery, question mark, off ramp
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