Songs for Boogaloo

by Dr. Lindyke

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These songs were written for Boogaloo Folklife Productions, an amateur theater group in Union, SC

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released October 18, 2015

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"Dr. Lindyke" is the nom de plume of William Hoover and Dave Leigh. William writes lyrics; Dave writes music. Though we write a lot, neither of us are really performers, and we LOVE it when people cover our songs. Please do.

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Track Name: We Haven't Got A Clue
Say goodbye to dear Aunt Gladys
She’s joining dear old Fred
She’s gone to meet her Maker!
Raised to Glory!
(I mean she’s dead)

Someone here is guilty
And we’ll find him ‘fore we’re through
All we need’s a little evidence
But we haven’t got a clue

I heard that it was poison
or possibly a knife
I heard he used a pickaxe
in the bedroom
On his wife

Someone here is guilty
And we’ll find him ‘fore we’re through
All we need’s a little evidence
But we haven’t got a clue

I heard she was stabbed with an awl through the heart!
I heard she was found dead sitting in a car
With a hose stretched to the window from the exhaust!
It was a car, alright, but it veered off the road
With the brake lines cut (or so I was told)
On a cliffside highway sheathed with winter frost!

She was pushed to her doom from a balcony!
It was a poisoned page, ‘cause she loved to read!
No, it was candy-coated mothballs for the kill!
I heard she was shot with a .45!
No, No! She ran off and is still alive
And she hides out in a casa in Brazil!

If he’s on the policy
Or mentioned in the will
There’s a chance that the murd’rer
Could be waiting
Among us still

Someone here is guilty
And we’ll find him ‘fore we’re through
All we need’s a little evidence
But we haven’t got a clue
Track Name: Here in Union
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Here In Union
dfl & wmh - Oct 13, 2002

I've been up, I've been down
I've been around
I've seen places in this world that people dream about
I've felt the tropic sun, and the English rain
But my traveling's done, and I've come home again

To a place where the people are glad to see me
No matter how long or far I've roamed
Here in Union, where the weather is always sunshine
Here in Union, where every hearth is home

And you can swim the Broad River
You can cross a city street
Soon you're shaking hands with the next friend you meet
Filled with faith in God above
Feel His grace and feel His love
Hospitality means no traveler's ever alone

And I believe when the angels come to see me
They won't have very far to take me home
'Cause in Union, every day is always sunshine
Here in Union, every hearth is home

'said here in Union, the weather is always sunshine, sunshine, sunshine
Here in Union, every hearth is home.
Track Name: Hangin' at the Kelly One-Stop
In Sa'Ca'Lina there's a place that's right up my alley
But you ain't gonna find it in your Rand McNally
On road number nine you gonna find a wide spot
They call it the Kelly One-Stop shop
They got both kinds of bait... fishin' and jail
Things are lookin' great if you're a red-blooded male!

Yeah! (Yeah!) Yeah! (Yeah!)
Hangin' at the Kelly One-Stop!
Yeah! (Yeah!) Yeah! (Yeah!)
Hangin' at the Kelly One-Stop!
Bootin' and a-scootin' with the cream of the crop
Hangin' at the Kelly One-Stop shop!

Saturday night – me and you
Listening to Country on 'BCU
Sittin' in the back of a pick-up truck
Hopin' that today's the day I change my luck
Grab another cold one out of the fridge...
Livin' and a-lovin' – out on Pea Ridge!

Yeah! (Yeah!) Yeah! (Yeah!)
Hangin' at the Kelly One-Stop!
Yeah! (Yeah!) Yeah! (Yeah!)
Hangin' at the Kelly One-Stop!
Bootin' and a-scootin' with the cream of the crop
Hangin' at the Kelly One-Stop shop!

[boogie riff – 16 bars]

Yeah! (Yeah!) Yeah! (Yeah!)
Hangin' at the Kelly One-Stop!
Yeah! (Yeah!) Yeah! (Yeah!)
Hangin' at the Kelly One-Stop!
Chuggin' down a cold pop-top til you drop!
Hangin' at the Kelly One-Stop shop!
Track Name: In My Memory
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In My Memory
dfl - May 6, 2009

[Benny]
It feels like another lifetime
When I saw the world through different eyes
When I held her near...and you weren't here
Who knew that things could change so quickly?

Now for the first time in nine years
I feel like I'm sitting in the dark
As I reminisce... as I think back
I didn't even know I was lonely

'Cause in my memory - it was a simpler time
In my memory - people were kind
In my memory - life was sublime
To my memories I go
When I need to leave the world behind

[Jody]
I've spent a lifetime wand'ring
Moving from place to empty place
Changing my name...changing my face
Looking for someone who can love me...

But now I'm here and you're so different,
Would you even like me if you knew
What I've been through... what I've had to do
I don't even know if I like myself

But in my memory - it was a happier time
In my memory - love was divine
In my memory - we had nothing but time
But if my memory is true
Benny, what happened to me and you?

[Benny]
In my memory - we weren't of one mind
[Jody]
In my memory - we weren't always kind
[Together]
In my memory - I must have been blind
But that was long ago
And I have missed you so
Would you like to go... and make a memory with me?
Track Name: Killin' Time
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Killing Time
dfl & wmh - Oct 13, 2004
Sittin' in the drive-in parking lot
Layin' on the hood of Booger's car
We're satisfied with what we've got
With who and where we are.
And when the talk gets kind of slow we'll cruise down Thompson Boulevard
Oh yeah, we're having lots of fun down home in Union!

Stoppin' by the Little Mint
'Cause the food is heaven sent
And I can't believe my luck
That's Gene in the chicken truck!
Then up and away we go to cruise by the Dairi-O!
Who said that life was slow down home in Union!

[instrumental]

Yeah, yeah, no reason and no rhyme
No lookin' for no crime
Just chillun killin' time down home in Union!
Yeah, yeah, no reason and no rhyme
No lookin' for no crime
Just chillun killin' time down home in Union!
Track Name: A Job For Me (rehearsal mix)
A Job For Me
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[FAMILY]
The man from the Union Mill came by
He said he got a job for me!
Said he built him a mill that’s five miles high
And he got a job for me!
My fam’ly will be welcome there
They’re buildin’ me a mansion with room to spare
I even heared they got plumbin’ there!
And they got a job for me!

[TOWNFOLK]
They’s people rollin’ in from miles around
‘Cause they got a job for me!
I never seen such a busy town!
With plenty of jobs for me!
My fortunes will be gotten
In that friendly land of cotton
I’m gonna be on Easy Street
‘Cause they got a job for me!

[ALL]
So we’re all aboard a southbound train
And possibly we’ll never see
Those rollin’ hills again
There’s a land of opportunity
Prac-ti-cal-ly beggin’ me to
Plant myself and settle down
Nevermore to roam
So now I’m makin’ Union my new home!

[CON-MEN]
Look at the money just walkin’ around!
Oh, the possibilities!
Y’know, we could get rich in this little town
Oh, the possibilities!
We’ll just sell ‘em whatever they think they need
So long as we can make it for chicken feed
That’s just good business, don’t call it greed!
Oh, the possibilities!

[HOSPITALITY LADIES]
Just sit right back and rest a spell
Enjoy the hospitality!
Our sandwiches will ring your bell
Enjoy the hospitality!
Our sweet tea tastes like it was blessed!
So sit right down and be our guest
The food here is the very best
Enjoy the hospitality!

[STATIONMASTER & ALL]
So welcome to our friendly town
We hope you’re going to cozy up
And want to settle down
It’s a land of opportunity
Filled with possibility
Enjoy the hospitality
And put away your fear
If you’re like me you’re gonna like it here!
If you’re like me you’re gonna like it here!
Track Name: A Job For Me (no vocals)
A Job For Me
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[FAMILY]
The man from the Union Mill came by
He said he got a job for me!
Said he built him a mill that’s five miles high
And he got a job for me!
My fam’ly will be welcome there
They’re buildin’ me a mansion with room to spare
I even heared they got plumbin’ there!
And they got a job for me!

[TOWNFOLK]
They’s people rollin’ in from miles around
‘Cause they got a job for me!
I never seen such a busy town!
With plenty of jobs for me!
My fortunes will be gotten
In that friendly land of cotton
I’m gonna be on Easy Street
‘Cause they got a job for me!

[ALL]
So we’re all aboard a southbound train
And possibly we’ll never see
Those rollin’ hills again
There’s a land of opportunity
Prac-ti-cal-ly beggin’ me to
Plant myself and settle down
Nevermore to roam
So now I’m makin’ Union my new home!

[CON-MEN]
Look at the money just walkin’ around!
Oh, the possibilities!
Y’know, we could get rich in this little town
Oh, the possibilities!
We’ll just sell ‘em whatever they think they need
So long as we can make it for chicken feed
That’s just good business, don’t call it greed!
Oh, the possibilities!

[HOSPITALITY LADIES]
Just sit right back and rest a spell
Enjoy the hospitality!
Our sandwiches will ring your bell
Enjoy the hospitality!
Our sweet tea tastes like it was blessed!
So sit right down and be our guest
The food here is the very best
Enjoy the hospitality!

[STATIONMASTER & ALL]
So welcome to our friendly town
We hope you’re going to cozy up
And want to settle down
It’s a land of opportunity
Filled with possibility
Enjoy the hospitality
And put away your fear
If you’re like me you’re gonna like it here!
If you’re like me you’re gonna like it here!
Track Name: Sisters (piano only)
SISTERS

All of my life it was only me
No one else to laugh with, only lonely me
Though I loved my parents,
It wasn’t the same
As a sister with whom I could play

Now I’ve learned my loneliness is done
I can’t wait to see her – we’ll have so much fun!
How I hope she likes me,
And when this day ends
We’ll be not just sisters – we’ll be friends

[BRIDGE]
I envied other families
When I’d see them all together
Happy as the birds that fly
In flocks all of one feather
I’d even envy them when they would fuss and fight
For they always seemed to work it out,
They always seemed to make it come out right.

All my life I’ve waited for this day
When she gets here I don’t know what I’ll say!
Will she like my clothing?
Will she have my hair?
Will she want to know me? Will she even care?

Well no matter if we don’t look the same
We’ll still be sisters and I’ll make her glad she came!
How I hope she likes me,
And when this day ends
We’ll be not just sisters – we’ll be friends
Track Name: Spread My Wings (demo vocal)
You'd think my family would see
That big ol' stupid lummox
Ain't good at nothin' much at all
'cept thinkin' of his stomach.

But he's the boy, and even though
My brother is a slob
He gets respect from all we know
He even gets a job
And I don't think it's fair.
And I don't think it's spite
To say that this is just. not. right.

But...
You won't catch me pouting, or parting with a tear,
You won't hear me sniffle, whine or cry
It may not be tomorrow, it may not be next year,
But I know I'm going to spread my wings and fly.

There's a world out there,
I'm going to see it all!
There are things no one would dare
I'm going to dare them all!
I've seen some books and photographs
Of wildebeests and tall giraffes.
Of jungles and of pyramids
That I'd like to appear amid.
Of kangaroos and crocodiles
And canyons that go on for miles,
Of artists on the River Seine,
Who paint their laughter, joy and pain.
Of duchesses and dukes who preen
And bow before their sov'reign Queen
Of icy huts of Eskimos
Who trade their kisses nose to nose

I'm going to see it all!

But sometimes when I say these things out loud
My Ma and Pappa say that I'm too proud.
They think they can protect me
with rules that are like fences
They say I'll settle down some day
and come back to my senses

But, if I could get a word in
I'd say a fence won't keep a bird in
Someday I'm going to spread my wings and fly!
Track Name: Spread My Wings (rehearsal track, no vocals)
You'd think my family would see
That big ol' stupid lummox
Ain't good at nothin' much at all
'cept thinkin' of his stomach.

But he's the boy, and even though
My brother is a slob
He gets respect from all we know
He even gets a job
And I don't think it's fair.
And I don't think it's spite
To say that this is just. not. right.

But...
You won't catch me pouting, or parting with a tear,
You won't hear me sniffle, whine or cry
It may not be tomorrow, it may not be next year,
But I know I'm going to spread my wings and fly.

There's a world out there,
I'm going to see it all!
There are things no one would dare
I'm going to dare them all!
I've seen some books and photographs
Of wildebeests and tall giraffes.
Of jungles and of pyramids
That I'd like to appear amid.
Of kangaroos and crocodiles
And canyons that go on for miles,
Of artists on the River Seine,
Who paint their laughter, joy and pain.
Of duchesses and dukes who preen
And bow before their sov'reign Queen
Of icy huts of Eskimos
Who trade their kisses nose to nose

I'm going to see it all!

But sometimes when I say these things out loud
My Ma and Pappa say that I'm too proud.
They think they can protect me
with rules that are like fences
They say I'll settle down some day
and come back to my senses

But, if I could get a word in
I'd say a fence won't keep a bird in
Someday I'm going to spread my wings and fly!