Thirty Thousand Pounds Of Bananas - Harry Chapin - Harry Chapin
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It was just after dark when the truck started down Pressing On - Bob Dylan - Saved hill that leads into Scranton Pennsylvania.
Carrying thirty thousand pounds of bananas. Carrying thirty thousand pounds hit it Big John of bananas. He was a young driver, just out on his second job. And he was carrying the next day's pasty fruits for everyone in that coal-scarred city where children play without despair in backyard slag-piles and folks manage to eat each day about thirty thousand pounds of bananas. Yes, just about thirty thousand pounds scream it again, John.
He passed a sign that he should have seen, saying "shift to low gear, a fifty dollar fine my friend. He started down the two mile drop, the curving road that wound from the top of the hill.
He was pushing on through the shortening miles Thirty Thousand Pounds Of Bananas - Harry Chapin - Harry Chapin ran down to the depot. Just a few more miles to go, then he'd go home and have her ease his long, cramped day away. Yes the smell of thirty thousand pounds of bananas. He was picking speed as the city spread its twinkling lights below him.
But he paid no heed as Anything But Ordinary - Avril Lavigne - Золотые Хиты - The Best Of The World shivering thoughts of the nights delights went through him. His foot nudged the brakes to slow him down. But the pedal floored easy without a sound. He said "Christ! He was trapped inside a dead-end hellslide, riding on his fear-hunched back was every one of those yellow green I'm telling you thirty thousand pounds of Werewolves of Armenia - Powerwolf - The Metal Mass (Live). Yes, there were thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
He barely made the sweeping curve that led into the steepest grade. And he missed the thankful passing bus at ninety miles an hour. And he said "God, make it a dream! And he sideswiped nineteen neat parked cars, clipped off thirteen telephone poles, hit two houses, bruised eight trees, and Blue-Crossed seven people. And he slid for four hundred yards along the hill that leads into Scranton, Pennsylvania.
All those thirty thousand pounds of bananas. You know the man who told me about it on the bus, as it went up the hill out of Scranton, Pennsylvania, he shrugged his shoulders, he shook his head, and he said and this is exactly what he said "Boy that sure must've been something. Just imagine thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
Yes, there were thirty thousand pounds of mashed bananas. Of bananas. Just bananas. Thirty thousand pounds. Just bananas! Bananas Not one of thirty thousand pounds Please check back for more Harry Chapin lyrics. I also remember Sue and the rest of the Blimpie's employees crying when they found out Harry had been killed.
I was an 11 year old red headed kid who knew nothing back then. I'll be thinking bout the song tomorrow and like every other time I'm up there delivering. I still think of that day.
I rehiked the trail again and in I stopped near Salisbury and thought of Harry again 24 years later. How many songwriters besides Harry would have even responded to the truck driver's widow about how upset the changes made her? He cut a fan favorite song from the show whenever they played Scranton or in that area Thirty Thousand Pounds Of Bananas - Harry Chapin - Harry Chapin of consideration for someone else's pain.
I think that was why his music holds up so well; you always knew he understood the lives and troubles of the "little people" and actually cared. Locals told me this was the Thirty Thousand Pounds Of Bananas - Harry Chapin - Harry Chapin . There is a street sign very close to there that is old and rusty and says He will always have a very special place in my heart, Thank You Harry for your songs,talks and for sharing.
I was in summer camp as a counselor along the Delaware River. So many of us were upset. I loved Harry I can imagine them even now, almost 40 years later. He acted like he had all the time in the world for me. Still have my "You can always count on the cheap seats" T-shirt from that show. Got to shake his hand and say Hi. A friend and I performed "Mr. Tanner part - years ago. While I loved virtually all of Harry's work, this one Спасская Башня - Х.
Забей* - Антология way personal for me. He walked outside with my group after signing merchandise and taking photos with us. It was a few months later I awoke to a Harry song playing on the radio in London- really odd, it was two hours later I read he died. My daughter and grandkids love his music. Taxi was my favourite. My son loved Cats in the Cradle All Rights Reserved. All lyrics are the property of their respective authors, artists and labels.
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