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#2682 – scuse me while i kiss this guy

i made up my own lyrics for what i hear when i listened to “down on the corner” by CCR the other day on the way to work, so i had traffic / engine noise muddying the words… most of what i wrote out was what i heard, but about 5% are lyrics i put in even though i knew what the actual words were but liked what i made up better, hehehe…

early in the evening

just about suppertime

hobos by the courthouse –

they’re starting to unwind

four kids on the corner

trying to bring him up

willie picks a two-down hand and throws it on a hump

down on the corner

howdy in the street

billy and the pork-boys are playing

bringing nickels, happy feet

brewster hits the white bone

people just got his mouth

new kid sums it up, babe

and shows those goin’ wild

for those playing the big ol’ house

ponies got ’em too

willie goes into a dance

and the devil’s on the zoo

down on the corner

howdy in the street

billy and the pork-boys are playing

bringing nickels, happy feet

down on the corner

howdy in the street

billy and the pork-boys are playing

bringing nickels, happy feet

you don’t need a penny

just to hang around

but if you’ve got amigo why don’tcha lay your money down

over on the corner

there’s a happy goyim

people come from all around to watch the magic pour

down on the corner

howdy in the street

billy and the pork-boys are playing

bringing nickels, happy feet

down on the corner

howdy in the street

billy and the pork-boys are playing

bringing nickels, happy feet

down on the corner

howdy in the street

billy and the pork-boys are playing

bringing nickels, happy feet

here’s the actual lyrics, hehe

update: here’s some other misheard lyrics for that that i found on kissthisguy.com

“Down on the corner

howdy in the streets

Willy and the poor boys are playin’

bringin’ nickles to your feet”

“You don’t need a pinhead, just a half a crown”

Reading this site actually. I always thought it had to do with some American currency slang which I didn’t understand (like Sawbuck, or Fin) that and I knew half a crown was currency in some places, but apparently not, I shouldn’t think so much 🙂

“You don’t need a pinhead just to hang around”

“Down on the corner

howdy in the street

baby it’s the folklore of man

baby a (feesho) can’t be beat…”

“Down on the corner, outie in the street,

singing a poke for the pain,

bringin’ new felt happy feet.”

I have NEVER been embarrassed because this groups sings like they have rocks in their mouth. I can’t understand any of their lyrics. Neither can any of my friends.

“Down on the corner,

out in the street

where the poor boys are playin’

and you hiccup after you eat.”

This one is my brother’s. He still sings it this way to this day and he’s 37. No embarrassment.

“Down on the corner

Out in the street

Willie and the Poor Boys are playing

Singing new girls can’t be beat.”

“Down on the corner

out in the street

where the pit bulls are playing

hear the music, tap your feet”

“Down on the corner

Out in the street

Willie and the poor boys are playin’

Playin’ a nigger’s happy beat”

“Down on the corner, out in the street

Benny and the Buttboys are playing…”

“Billy and the pork boys are playing”

“You don’t need a penthouse just to hang around.”

“Down on the corner, out in the street,

we’ll be playin in the corn field,

with a rhythm and a beat.”

“Down on the corner

out in the street

Willie and the Homeboys are playing,

singing pickles can’t be beat.”

“Down on the corner

Out in the street

Billy and the Pope boys are playing

There beneath those happy feet”

I always wondered why CCR would sing about happy feet and the Pope…

“Down on the corner

Out in the street

Willie and the Pork Boys are playing

With their little stampin’ feet”