April 24, 2010
The Town Hall

New York, NY

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Downsizing the Band

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The costs of doing this show
Are rising, as I'm sure you know
And something just has to go
So We Are Downsizing The Band

We have to downsize The Band
We Are Downsizing The Band
We have guitar strums, so we don't need the drums
We Are Downsizing The Band (DRUMS OUT)

We have to cut costs and that's why
We're bidding our pianist goodbye
We will use synthesizer nobody will be wiser
We Are Downsizing The Band (PIANO>SYNTH)

I'm sorry but the band must get littler,
We're not Norah Jones or Bette Midler
We'll just have to lay off our fiddler
We Are Downsizing the Band (FIDDLE OUT)

I'm sorry but that's how things are
Though I love Mr. Donohue's guitar
We have to say Au Revoir
We are downsizing the band. (GUITAR OUT)

We Are Outsourcing The Bass
We Are Outsourcing the Bass
We found one underage who is minimum wage
We Are Outsourcing the Bass (BASS GOES FLAT)

The economy took a downturn
And though we appreciate your concern
We don't have money to burn
— (STRUGGLE) (DOOR SLAM)

SYNTH & FLAT BASS VAMP

We Decided To Bring Back The Band
We Decided To Bring Back The Band
It don't make much sense but hang the expense
We Decided To Bring Back The Band

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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