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Friday, November 09, 2007

Poetry Friday - The Great Writer


This one is for all the writers out there. The quality of the video isn't that great, but it's the only clip I could find.

Snoopy in The Great Writer/It Was A Dark and Stormy Night



Selected Lyrics from The Great Writer

Maybe they're trying to tell me something
Maybe they're trying to tell me
The short story form is unworthy of my talent
Maybe they're trying to tell me
I should attempt, the novel!

Why not?
I have the time
I got the talent
I got the typewriter
I got the plot!

i - t, it
Sometimes we writers take hours
Finding exactly the right word
It, it, it, it
It was a dark and stormy morning
Packed, flat, trite
It was a dark and stormy evening
It was a dark and stormy night
Night, right!

When suddenly a shot was heard
A shot was fired
When suddenly a shot rang out
Rang out
Inspired

The door slammed
The maid screamed
That's building suspense
When suddenly a pirate ship
Appears on the horizon
Appears?
Appeared
Past tense

While millions of people are starving
While millions of people are starving
While millions of people are starving
What?

Food!

The King lived in luxury
Now to thicken the plot

Meanwhile, on a small farm in Kansas
A boy was growing up
Masterful ol' pup
Brillantly done
You son of a gun
Writing is fun
End of part one

I'll tie all this together later in part two
What's that wonderful smell?
Don't tell me,
Let me guess
Smells like money dipped in honey
Yes, the smell of success
Take a good whiff
Take a good sniff
Pay me a lump that's due
Fame and fortune
Fortune and fame
And now, for part two


Rest of the lyrics here.

The Poetry Friday Round-up is at A Wrung Sponge today.

3 comments:

Susan said...

How good to see Snoopy and Woodstock!

Cloudscome said...

The video was unavailable to me... but the lyrics are great! I am still chuckling.

TadMack said...

I love Snoopy and Woodstock.
And I just have to giggle about the lyrics -- too funny.