John Palmes

 

White Elephant Blues

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John Palmes

Story

Life is just a garage sale waiting to happen.....  people show up early to get the stuff you would have thrown away.

This little song is based on a string band tune and a life where the plates and the silverware don't match. 

Lyrics

White Elephant Blues

 Chorus:

I bought a white elephant at a white elephant sale

I bought a white elephant at a white elephant sale

But I took it home, and it fit in well

 Verse:

Cause I got an autographed picture of Elvis, I got a lava lamp too

I got a velvet painting of the Last Supper from Judas’s point of view,

I got a plastic flamingo and some old love letters from you

 Chorus:

 Break:

 Bridge:

I bought a white elephant, I used some elbow grease

And now it looks as good as new

I took the white elephant, I put it on the mantelpiece

Right next to a photograph of you oo oo oo….

 Chorus:

 Verse:

 ‘cause I got the depression glassware, the Niagra Falls souvenir plate

I got the phonograph records, I got the 8 track tapes.

I got the ticket stubs from our first date.

 Chorus:

         but I took it home  …….. right over there

 

 

(write your own verse…. I got that fender vibrochamp tube amp) based on a string band tune called the Batchelor Blues