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Barbara Wallace Neanderthallishelieder

Keyboard [organ/piano], French Horn, Percussion
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Three ridiculous songs for tenor, french horn, and piano (opt. bass drum). NOT FOR CHURCH.

  • Chased Was I a Mammoth By
  • Walking Through Tarpits on a Snowy Evening
  • A Rag and a Bone (Ode to Cavewoman Kind)

I. Recit.
Chased was I a mammoth by
I uttered up a little cry
Alas, alas, the tyrannosaurus saw [*pronounced "soar"] us.

II. Aria
Whose tarpits these? I think I know.
His cave is in the village, though,
He will not see me stopping here
To watch the tar upon the snow.
My saber-tooth must think it queer
While munching on a little deer
To stop and view this tarry bed,
The darkest evening of the year.
A toothy shake he gives his head
His growl across the tar is spread
The only other sound's a bleat
From his fresh dinner, not quite dead.
The tarpit's lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have parasites that creep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

III. Ode.
A rag and a bone
And an old hank of hair
A necklace of fish scales,
the skin of a bear,
Three pointed teeth
And a wart on her chin
With lice twice as big
As this cavewoman's grin,
And this is the reason,
As you might expect,
That Neanderthal man
Is not fully erect.


Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304


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