‘The Ballad Of Mad Dogs And Englishmen’ by Leon Russell

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A truly beautiful song, and a delightful lyric:

Let me see here…

Kids, planes, runway strikes
Flashy pimps and family fights
Spotted dogs, blood-shot eyes
Our space captain laughs and tries

To understand the scheme of things
But just in time the scene has changed
The bus is here, bring the beer
Sherman’s reading Shakespeare

Movie makers, boobie shakers
And Saxy airplane ticket takers
Union members
Leo Fender’s pride and joy – electric toy

Teachers, learners, incense burners
Religious leaders and chronic bleeders
Thieves and pirates on a ride
It’s a hippie commune bonafied

Life and time, war death dealers
Rock pop correspondence fever
But Okies and Limeys, curtain climbers
Stones and future Dominoes

Know which way the wind blows
Stolen cola no one knows
The shadow do
But it’s still a shady crew

‘Cause I love her, and she loves you
Just myself and forty friends
In the name of Cocker power

Out here on the road again
With Mad Dogs and Englishmen

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