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Subject: 'Saturday Night' - Tom Paxton
From: Genie
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 01:53 AM

"Saturday night and the bar is packed, the drinks are watered and the decks are stacked ... . Some damn fool is starting a fight. Why does he wait for Saturday night? etc. Can someone post the full lyrics (and chords?). Thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: SATURDAY NIGHT (Tom Paxton)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 04:07 AM

Saturday night and the bar is packed
The drinks are watered and the decks are stacked
The whores are grinning with their faces cracked
And the gamblers cursing at the horses they've backed

Saturday night and the bar is jammed
We've got our table and the rest be damned
The waiter's hovering near at hand
We're loaded earlier than we'd planned

Some damn fool is starting a fight
Why does he wait for Saturday night?

La la la la la la la

Mary and Eddie are busy indeed
Making up for lost time in the rear
George is beginning to sweat while a stranger
Is sticking her tongue in his ear
Dave is explaining the next revolution
Someone is granting the crown absolution
Whoever is running her foot up my leg
I love you

Saturday night and the jukebox roars
Off in the corner the sound of snores
My head is ringing with noise and smoke
And someone's ordering Scotch and Coke

Saturday night and my friends are blind
They're rocking the table just to blow my mind
I don't know why but I'm on my knees
Showing Bacall how an ape climbs trees
Some damn fool is starting a fight
Why does he wait for Saturday night?

La la la la la la la

Mary and Eddie are busy indeed
Making up for lost time in the rear
George is beginning to faint while a stranger is sticking her tongue in his ear
Dave is conducting the next revolution
Someone is granting the crowd absolution
Whoever is running her foot up my leg
I love you

La la la la la la la

Mary and Eddie are being arrested
For making up time in the rear
George is out calling a cab with the stranger
Who still has her tongue in his ear
Dave has abandoned the next revolution
Someone is canceling his absolution
Whoever is running her foot up my leg
I love you


That's from memory, so I can't swear by it. My copy of Tom Paxton 6 is still packed away in the boxes that are slowly being emptied. Chords? We don't need no steenking chords!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Saturday Night' - Tom Paxton
From: Grab
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 11:10 AM

In the first chorus, that would be "crowd" rather than "crown", I think? As well, I thought McCall was the tree-climber, not Bacall? That's just from my memory as well, I don't have the songbook to hand. I'll look it up tonight and fill in the blanks.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Saturday Night' - Tom Paxton
From: Lanfranc
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 06:56 PM

I've always sung it as McColl (as in Ewan)!

As I learned the song aurally, distortion is possible, but I always liked the image of Tom and old Jimmy Miller out on the town together!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Saturday Night' - Tom Paxton
From: GUEST,genie
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 01:06 AM

Thanks, Mark, for the lyrics, and others for your comments. Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Saturday Night' - Tom Paxton
From: GUEST,genie
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 06:59 PM

Mark, Thanks for the lyric refresher. The reason I wanted the chords is that I've forgotten exactly how parts of the tune go, and the chords would bring it back to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Saturday Night' - Tom Paxton
From: GUEST,genie
Date: 03 Sep 01 - 09:25 PM

Mark, What Tom P. album is it on? Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Saturday Night' - Tom Paxton
From: raredance
Date: 03 Sep 01 - 11:02 PM

Grab gets the trivia prize. The "Tom Paxton Anothology" song book has "McCall". Tom's version was on "Tom Paxton 6" (1970 Elektra EKS 74066)

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Saturday Night' - Tom Paxton
From: Dita
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 06:11 PM

Tom also re-recorded it on a UK album in 1976 called "Saturday Night" MAM (MAMS 1003)
love, john.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Saturday Night' - Tom Paxton
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 06:30 PM

Iain MacKintosh sang it on his first album 'By Request', which appeared on a German label (Autogram) in 1974.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Saturday Night' - Tom Paxton
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 04 Sep 01 - 09:24 PM

Thanks, again, folks. Genie


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Subject: Chord Req: 'Saturday Night' - Tom Paxton
From: Genie
Date: 09 Aug 08 - 01:29 PM

Actually, Mark,
Maybe we DO need those "steenkeeng chords." :)

At least, the guy who introduced me to this song used a chord pattern that walked up the guitar neck and wasn't your basic 3- or 4-chord pattern.   Anyone got 'em?

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Saturday Night (Tom Paxton)
From: Genie
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 06:37 PM

I think the lyrics posted above are missing some verses and/or the sequence of verses and choruses is off.

Anyone have the complete, accurate lyrics?


Better yet, anyone have a video link?


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Subject: Lyr Add: SATURDAY NIGHT (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 06:40 PM

SATURDAY NIGHT

Words and Music by Tom Paxton

Saturday night and the bar is packed.
The drinks are watered and the decks are stacked.
The whores are grinning with their faces cracked,
And the gamblers cursing the horses they backed.
Saturday night and the bar is jammed.
We've got our table and the rest be damned.
Our waiter's are hovering near at hand.
We're loaded earlier than we planned.
Some damn fool is starting a fight,
Why does he wait for Saturday night?

Mary and Eddie are busy indeed,
Making up for lost time in the rear;
George is beginning to sweat while a stranger
Is sticking her tongue in his ear.
David's explaining the next revolution,
Someone is granting the crowd absolution,
Whoever is running her foot up my leg,
I love you
La, la la la, La la la la.

Saturday night and the juke box roars.
Off in the corner the sound of snores;
My head is ringing with noise and smoke,
And someone's ordering Scotch and Coke.
Saturday night and my friends are blind.
They're rocking the table to blow my mind.
I don't know why but I'm on my knees,
Showing McCall how an ape climbs trees.
Some damn fool is starting a fight,
Why does he wait for Saturday night?

Mary and Eddie are busy indeed,
Making up for lost time in the rear;
George is beginning to faint while a stranger
Is sticking her tongue in his ear.
David's conducting the next revolution,
Someone is granting the crowd absolution,
Whoever is running her foot up my leg,
I love you.
La la la la, La la la la.

Mary and Eddie are being arrested,
For making up time in the rear;
George is out calling a cab with the stranger,
Who still has her tongue in his ear.
Dave has abandoned the next revolution,
Someone is cancelling his absolution,
Whoever is running her foot up my leg,
I love you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Saturday Night (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 06:43 PM

PS The lyrics are copied from an official TP site, fyi.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Saturday Night (Tom Paxton)
From: Genie
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 06:55 PM

You can order the album from Tom's own website. You can also hear a clip of the chorus there:

www.tompaxton.com


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: SATURDAY NIGHT (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,Iowa Jim
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 08:28 PM

Lyrics with chords, from the book Tom Paxton Anthology (first verse only; the others are the same):
 Am
Saturday night and the bar is packed. The
Em
drinks are watered and the decks are stacked; the
Am
whores are grinning with their faces cracked, and the
Em
gamblers cursing at the horses they backed.
C
Saturday night and the bar is jammed. We've
Em
got our table and the rest be damned. The
C
waiter's hovering near at hand. We're
Em
loaded earlier than we planned.
G Am Gdim G C#dim G7
Some damn fool is starting a fight.
G Am Gdim G C#dim G7
Why does he wait for Saturday night?
C C#dim
Mary and Eddie are busy indeed, making
G7
up for lost time in the rear.
G7 Dm7
George is beginning to sweat while a
Gdim G7 C
stranger is sticking her tongue in his ear.
C C7
David's explaining the next revolution.
F
Someone is granting the crowd absolution.
F#dim G7
Who - ever is running her foot up my leg, I love
Am G Am Gdim G C#dim
you. La la la la la la la la
That G-Am-Gdim-G progression is a bit more harmonically sophisticated than Tom usually gets. It works perfectly, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Saturday Night (Tom Paxton)
From: saulgoldie
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 08:34 PM

Aw shucks! This sound very intresting. Now, how does it sound? I don't have the album.

Saul


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