fileg (fileg) wrote,

april is national poetry month

One rainy night in Princeton, Jim and I heard Dave Van Ronk sing Green Green Rocky Road

When he got to the chorus he sang it, then stopped and recited it to us as dramatically as possible.

"They just don't write lyrics like that anymore." he told us, sadly.
The moment has always stayed with me.

Ooka dooka soda cracker,
Does your mama chew tobacco,
Cause if your mama chews tobacco,
Sing ooka dooka soda cracker

Green, green rocky road,
(Promendade in green,)
Tell me who you love,
Tell me who you love.
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