Nellie McKay

Nelli McKay, comedienne, singer-songwriter and actress, has a sharp wit (viz. Mother of Pearl) and a romantic soul. She sings about her dog and interprets all sorts of stuff, including jazz standards (viz. If I had you). For Belli.

Mother of Pearl

Feminists don’t have a sense of humor
Feminists just want to be alone (boo-hoo)
Feminists spread vicious lies and rumor
They have a tumor on their funny bone

They say child molestation isn’t funny
Rape and degradation‘s just a crime (lighten up, ladies)
Rampant prostitution, sex for money (what’s wrong with that)
Can’t these chicks do anything but whine

Dance break
Woo-hoo
(Take it off)

They say cheap objectification isn’t witty, it’s hot
Equal work and wages worth the fight (sing us a new one)
On demand abortion, every city (okay, but no gun control)
Won’t these women ever get a life?

Feminists don’t have a sense of humor (poor Hilary)
Feminists and vegetarians (make mine a Big Mac)
Feminists spread vicious lies and rumor
They’re far too sensitive to ever be a ham
That’s why these feminists just need to find a man

(I’m Dennis Kucinich, and I approve this message)

If I had you

I could show the world how to smile
I could be glad all of the while
I could turn the gray skies to blue
If I had you

I could leave my old days behind
Leave all my pals and never mind
I could start my life all anew
If I had you

I could climb a snow-capped mountain
Sail the mighty ocean wide
I could cross a burning desert
If I had you by my side

I could be a king, dear, uncrowned
Humble or poor
Rich or renowned
There is nothing I couldn’t do
If I had you

Words & Music by Ted Shapiro, Jimmy Campbell & Reginald Connelly
chords here

The Dog Song

I’m just a walkin’ my dog
singin’ my song
strollin‘ along
It’s just me and my dog
catchin‘ some sun
we can’t go wrong

My life was lonely and blue
yeah I was sad as a sailor
I was an angry ‘un too
Then there was you
appeared, when I was entangled
with youth, and fear, and nerves
jingle jangled
vermouth and beer
were gettin’ me mangled up

But then I looked in your eyes
and I was no more a failure
you looked so wacky and wise
and I said, lord I’m happy
’cause I’m just a walkin’ my dog
singin’ my song
strollin’ along
it’s just me and my dog
catchin’ some sun
we can’t go wrong
’cause I don’t care ’bout your hatin‘ and your doubt
and I don’t care what the politicians spout
if you need a companion
well just go right to the pound
and find yourself a hound
and make that doggie proud
’cause that’s what it’s all about

My life was tragic and sad
I was the archetypal loser
I was a pageant gone bad
Then there was you on time
and wagging your tail
in the cutest mime
and you was in jail
I said woof, be mine
and you gave a wail
and then I was no longer alone
and I was no more a boozer
we’ll make the happiest home
and I said lord I’m happy
’cause I’m just a walkin’ my dog
singin’ my song
strollin’ along
it’s just me and my dog
catchin’ some sun
we can’t go wrong
’cause I don’t care ’bout your hatin’ and your doubt
and I don’t care what the politicians spout
if you need a companion
why just go on by the pound
and find yourself a hound
and make that doggie proud
’cause that’s what it’s all about
that’s what it’s all about
that’s what it’s all about
that’s what it’s all abow-wow-wow
that’s what it’s all about
(pant) (pant) (pant) (pant) (pant)
good dog

learning englisch with songs :-) englischlernen mit liedern

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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