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Deep Dark Chocolate 
4th-Oct-2009 06:12 pm
As Operation: Total Recall continues, we find this little ditty, which daisy_knotwise and I wrote while sitting on the runway out in California waiting to fly back to Chicago. We'd just spent several days with Teri Lee in her studio, where she explained to us some of the entertainment involved in recording with an 8-track reel-to-reel machine. Although we bought a used machine out there (and took it back on the plane with us), we never actually did any recording on the machine. We did use it to transcribe a number of old projects to ADAT some years later.

We probably made the lady in front of us crazy as I tapped out the rhythm for the song on the tray table. Fortunately, we finished before the plane took off, so she didn't have to kill us.

Words: Bill and Gretchen Roper
Music: “Cold Iron” by Leslie Fish
Copyright 1990

Deep Dark Chocolate

Fiber’s for digestion, milk is for the bones.
Meat is for the carnivores, the bass and baritones.
Sopranos and their waistlines will heed the veggie’s call,
But deep dark chocolate shall be master of them all!

What to feed the hungry who have come to sing?
Sandwiches would take too long, so sugar’s just the thing!
Cookies are too crumbly, cake is too polite,
But deep dark chocolate leaves them higher than a kite.

Chowing down on chocolate, licking finger tips.
Might as well apply the stuff directly to your hips.
Deep and dark and deadly, fifteen bucks a pound.
The engineer will pay it for it’s never let him down.

Voices start unraveling, tempers start to fray.
Singers swear the engineer won’t live to see the day.
“Wrong!” said the engineer. “You’ll sing it once again
For the deep dark chocolate that is waiting at the end!”

Fiber’s for digestion, milk is for the bones.
Meat is for the carnivores, the bass and baritones.
Sopranos and their waistlines will heed the veggie’s call,
But deep dark chocolate shall be master of them all!
Comments 
5th-Oct-2009 03:28 am (UTC)
I thought I recognized this one...

Margaret Middleton covered it on the FKO CD, "Why Can't Penguins Fly?" (FKO 7)
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