Friday, June 02, 2006

Deadlock!

Got some of Harry Belafonte's music from Sandy.

Loved this one.....gets a smile on my face every time the I listen to this one, especially when towards the end you know what is coming, Belafonte knows what is coming and he chuckles.... Some artist are at their best during a live recording and Harry is one of them FOR SURE.... I'm posting the lyrics below, u'll enjoy it m sure!

There's a hole in the bucket,
Dear Liza, dear Liza
There's a hole in the bucket,
Dear Liza... there's a hole.

Then fix it dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
Then fix it dear Henry,
Dear Henry, fix it.

With what shall I fix it,
Dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I fix it,
Dear Liza, with what?

With a straw, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
With a straw, dear Henry,
Dear Henry with a straw.

But the straw is too long,
Dear Liza, dear Liza
But the straw is too long,
Dear Liza too long

Then cut it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
Then cut it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, cut it.

With what shall I cut it,
Dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I cut it,
Dear Liza, with what?

With an axe, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
With an axe, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, an axe.

The axe is too dull,
Dear Liza, dear Liza
The axe is too dull,
Dear Liza, too dull

Then sharpen it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
Then sharpen it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, hone it.

With what shall I sharpen it,
Dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I hone it,
Dear Liza, with what?

With a stone, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
With a stone, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, a stone.

The stone is too DRY,
Dear Liza, dear Liza
The stone is too DRY,
Dear Liza, too DRY

Then wet it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
Then wet it, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, wet it.

With what shall I wet it,
Dear Liza, dear Liza?
With what shall I wet it,
Dear Liza, with what?

With water, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
With water, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, with water.

(THIS IS WHERE HE AND THE AUDIENCE START LAUGHING!)

How shall I get it,
Dear Liza, dear Liza,
How shall I get it,
Dear Liza, how shall I?

In the bucket, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, dear Henry
In the bucket, dear Henry,
Dear Henry, in the bucket.

There's a hole in the bucket.
Dear Liza, dear Liza

P.S. The version which I heard was a duet, the lady may be Odetta, but m not too sure....

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeaaaaa.....my fav is 'banana boat song'...
"daylight come and me wanna go home!" :)
Even Zero sang this song at GIR! good effort tha!

--PTN

hmm.... said...

Hey.. the lyrics are really sweet... Katty , plz mail me the song :)

J said...

second childhood? :p

Epiphany said...

@ Hmm...I do not support piracy ;)

@ j Second?? I never grew up :)