April 3, 2010
The Paramount Theatre

Seattle, WA

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My darling gave me up for Lent
That is the message I was sent
I used to be a sacrament
My darling gave me up for Lent


She never used to be religious
But then she kicked me in the britches
Oh you kicked me in the keester
Said, Don't come back until Easter.


I'm not broken but I'm badly bent
My sweetheart gave me up for Lent.
Tomorrow morning at sunrise
She's prepared a big surprise

Pink and orange in the sky
We'll have egg bake, she and I
Go to church, in our new clothes
And then — then — goodness knows.

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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