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Paul Simon — Was A Sunny Day
Album: There Goes Rhymin' Simon
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Released: 1973
Length: 3:37
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Was a sunny day
Not a cloud was in the sky
Not a negative word was heard
From the people passing by
'Twas a sunny day
All the birdies in the trees
And the radio's singing song
All the favorite melodies

He was a navy man
stationed in Newport News
She was a highschool queen
with nothing left to lose
She was a highschool queen
with nothing left to lose

Was a sunny day
Not a cloud was in the sky
Not a negative word was heard
From the people passing by
'Twas a sunny day
All the birdies in the trees
And the radio's singing song
All the favorite melodies

Her name was Lorelei
She was his only girl
She called him "Speedoo"
But his Chistian name was Mister Earl
She called him "Speedoo"
But his Chistian name was Mister Earl

Was a sunny day
Not a cloud was in the sky
Not a negative word was heard
From the people passing by
'Twas a sunny day
All the birdies in the trees
And the radio's singing song
All the favorite melodies
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 thewiseking wrote:
the Cadillacs were alot better than this cheezy pseudo-Calypso nugget

 
The Cadillacs had some great tunes; it would be nice to hear some of there stuff here, or maybe The Coasters too.
the Cadillacs were alot better than this cheezy pseudo-Calypso nugget
 a real classic .... just puts me in a good mood!  Thx
 Antigone wrote:
But his Christian name was Mr. Earl ...



One of the first albums I bought myself.

 
But his Christian name was Mr. Earl  .......As is my brother-in-law's name. Well, ex-bil actually but isn't it a bugger when you like married-in family better than those born-in?
It's probably been 40 years since I last heard this song. Funny thing is, I remember all the lyrics!
Earl "The Pearl" Monroe man, Mr. Simon always brings up current events in his fabulous tunes, and I'm guessing the champion Knicks are sort of referred to here, those were awesome times at Madison Square (though round) Garden, seeing Walt Frazier's awesome sideburns and Willis Reed towering and slammin, awwww maaaaann!!! Sunny Days in New York when it was a Real Town, with all-together Real People
Yup!  "They often call me Speedo but my real name is Mr Earl"

back in the day......love it! 
 joelbb wrote:
His best line was in echoing The Cadillacs:  "They often call me Speedo but my real name is Mr. Earl."

 

{#Umbrella} {#Notworthy}
 ploba wrote:
haha - what a blast from the past!

 
"....a platter that really matters, only the best and by request!"

Right?
 Grammarcop wrote:
I suppose it's better than Mimin' Simon. There would have been 3:41 of silence. 

 
{#Lol}
I suppose it's better than Mimin' Simon. There would have been 3:41 of silence. 
Well thank you. That's a cut I can honestly say I haven't heard since I owned the album as a kid. Paul was looking for the exotic beat before it was cool.
The older men / musicans have more wisdom!

A great song!
His best line was in echoing The Cadillacs:  "They often call me Speedo but my real name is Mr. Earl."
A living legend. A poet who will live on in literature for years to come. Lucky to have lived in his era of song.


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
 haljordan wrote:
There are a lot of gems on this album.
 

Agreed! Excellent illustration of his many talents and influences.
A great homage album to 50s doo wop, and one of PS's best.
would prob just give it a 7 but the nostalgic flashback pushed it to 8.  played this vinyl to death as a teenager.
There are a lot of gems on this album.
But his Christian name was Mr. Earl ...



One of the first albums I bought myself.
haha - what a blast from the past!
This is a new one to me, but I like PS so we'll see what happens!