Ravinia lyrics
Saturday, June 16, 2007
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It was a dry winter and then a wet spring
The fungus is growing like anything
The quack grass is quacking, creeping Charlie creeps
The hydrangeas are collapsing in heaps

It's hot and sunny and at noon the sun burns
The peonies, impatiens, and ferns
The irises don't care for the heat
The petunias are fainting on their feet.
So are the roses and the clematis vine
But here on the porch we are feeling just fine.
Sitting in the shade and drinking iced tea
And lemonade, my baby and me,
The flowers are fading, there's mold on the lawn,
But you and I we just go on and on.

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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