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#1 blatherskite

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:58 PM

Trying to get all the words to this song from the C&S reader's tape here: It's a Beautiful Day

This is what I have so far as best as I can make it out. I can't find any other online source of lyrics. Maybe some others out there can make out more of the words?
Thanks for any help you can provide!

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It's a Beautiful Day
Charles O'Heagarty

There's all sorts of people who people this earth.
Some people judge people by what they are worth.
Some people hate people and that's really the worst,
for we're really not so different as we might seem at first.

Chorus:
But there's one thing in common and I really must say,
We're all happy when the sun shines and it's a beautiful day.
and there's one thing in common and I really must say,
We're all happy when the sun shines and it's a beautiful day.


There's dog walkers, feet? talkers, gold buyers and old flyers
ice sellers, and nice fellers?,
tug boaters, smug? bolters?,
roast? chanters?, ? chanters?
city slickers and guitar pickers
dizzy worriers and busy furriers
and men who hang around all day long and don't do much all

There's faith healers and safe stealers, bar tenders and car benders
pawn brokers and pot smokers, red haters and head waiters
beer drinkers and clear thinkers
?? and lowly rollers
rock and rollers and save your soulers
and men who stuff hard boiled eggs into their mouths to get their name in the guiness book or records

now there's straw? linters?, shaw? shooters,
patent? twirlers?, batten? furlers?,
moneylenders and funny spenders,
??ing meters and pigeon feeders,
pop singers and club singers, vandalizers, scanalizers,
aristotleists and whiskey bottleists,
and men who try to play the squeezebox with strange sounding songs on this tape


#2 JimLucas

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:32 PM

Trying to get all the words to this song from the C&S reader's tape here: It's a Beautiful Day

This is what I have so far as best as I can make it out. I can't find any other online source of lyrics. Maybe some others out there can make out more of the words?

Hi Ed,

I'm fairly certain I have both that tape and another recording of the song somewhere. I just don't know where at the moment, and I don't expect to have time to hunt for them (or even listen carefully to your linked sound file) until after May 1, so I hope someone else can help you sooner.

A couple of quick bits, though:
  • Your "lowly rollers" is almost certainly "Holy Rollers".
  • And one of your " patent? twirlers?, batten? furlers?" should be "baton twirlers".
But there's also the fact that Charlie could vary the words to suit the occasion. E.g., though I heard him do this song several times in concert, I don't recall him ever singing "on this tape" on such occasions. It wouldn't have made sense there, though of course it makes perfect sense on the tape. :)




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