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Saturday, December 23, 2006
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Garrison Keillor, Walter Bobbie, Tim Russell:
We three kings of Orient are
Tried to Smoke a rubber cigar
It was loaded and it exploded (BOOM)

GK, WB:
We two kings of Orient are
Tried to Smoke a rubber cigar
It was loaded and it exploded (BOOM)

WB:
I a king of Orient is
Lit that cigar and heard it fizz
It was loaded and it exploded (BOOM)

GK, WB, TR:
Former kings of Orient are we
Smoking ended our monarchy
We were royal and now we're tin foil
From smoking a bad cigar

Oh, cigar of wonder, cigar of day
Cigar that blew us all away
We were wise and now we're guys
With burn marks on our old toupees. (BOOM)


Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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