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1959 PINOCCHIO TIMEX BLUES

Written: Alpine Street, Huntsville AL, fall 1968

 

Knees was in his second army year at Redstone Arsenal and living off-base with Dick OíMurphley and Ron Cramer. He and Peter Blue, another army buddy, would play some blues on guitar and harmonica and this was one of them. Knees was inspired by Bob Dylanís Blonde on Blonde album and liked the idea of mentioning brand names in a song. He was very proud of the Twistaflex line. In 2002 Jim Weiler was so inspired by this song he wrote the very first SongBook: The 1966 Chevy Nova Blues.

 

I dropped seven pennies onna sidewalk

Reachin in my pocket for a dime

I guess I donít get no hotdog

But at least I got the time.

 

Some little bastid ran away with all my pennies

Practicin for a life of crime

Now I definitely donít get no hotdog

But at least I got the time.

 

Cuz I got me a 1959 Pinocchio Timex

I wear it around the upper portion of my leg,

It would cut off my blood flow

But I ainít got none

From the knee on down I just got a peg.

 

Now I know you got some questions

Like how come I donít wear it on my wrist?

Yísee my Twistaflexís got six inches

An I just got a five inch fist

 

So why not on my ankle?

Good question I must admit

But yísee Iím kinda myopic

An I canít see my ankle for shit.

 

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