Governor Slugwell

Richard "Lord" Buckley, 1906-1960

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
I wish you could be here on this beautiful day
to see this sun shining on this magnificent avenue.

All the fair ladies about and all the handsome gentlemen are here
for this is the day that everyone is saluting that celebrated international figure,
Governor Slugwell!

("Trombone" salute)

Ladies and gentlemen, I can see him now down in front of the court house.
Looks like he's getting into this, yes, he is,
getting into a magnificent automobile there.
Oh, it's shining so bright into the sunshine
and the people are all gazing around trying to say hello to him
and then suddenly an immense crowd gathering.
He's got two blondes on each arm,
a king-size boutonniere in his buttonhole,
and a pound of trays in the tool box.

HOORAY FOR SLUGWELL!!!

Thank you, my friends.

("Trombone" salute)

(Irish cop voice) "Lady, will you stand back.
You're trying to get yourself killed.
This is a parade, my dear woman, you're gonna...."

"I'm the mother of five children!"

"Peanuts, popcorn, hotdogs, get 'em..."

HOORAY FOR SLUGWELL!!!

"Thank you, my friends!"

("Trombone" salute)

Ladies and gentlemen!
Coming right down in the middle of the boulevard
with its golden sunshine shining down on their magnificent uniforms
is the pride of the nation
The Seven-O-Seven Elk's Drum Corps NEGRO!

Wham-bam, Wham-bam.
Roopety, boopety, boop!
Bam-bam, a roop, bam-bam,
a roop,
bam-bam.
A roopety, boopety, boop. POW!

("Trombone" salute)

(Irish Cop voice) "Lady will you stand back there.
That's the last time I'm going to tell you, now."

"Hot dogs! Get 'em while they're red hot!"

HOORAY FOR SLUGWELL!!!

"Thank you, my friends!"

"Now ladies and gentlemen, here we are up at the stadium.
Good heavens! I know I sound excited, but I can't help it.
There's so much excitement in the air. Ahh, this is such a tremendous night.
You can feel the excitement. You can feel the enthusiasm jumping.
There must be five hundred thousand people here at the stadium
as the Governor's car swings through into the auditorium gates
and right in the middle of the field you can hear these people yell,"

HOORAY FOR SLUGWELL!!!

("Trombone" salute)

"And now, ladies and gentlemen, time is short.
I'm up here in the observation booth,
and we justhave time now to turn this over
to Senator Gridley down on the platform
where he'll introduce this magnificent political diety."

"My friends, I would like to say that never in my political history
have I ever enjoyed the privilege of presenting such a great beloved man.
A new man, being not only beloved in this fair country,
but beloved the world over. His name,
a name that's imprinted on every heart in America,
Governor Slingwell Slugwell!"

HOORAY!!

("Trombone" salute)

Pam-pam, pam-pam.
Roopety, boopety, boop.
A roop, be-boop, a roop, be-boop
A roopety, boopety, boop. Pow!

("Trombone" salute)

"My friends, I would like to say that, er,

I have never before been greeted by such, uh, warmth, and, er, beauty.

(I'll be there in a moment, Mary.)

"Now, I would like to say that things are going so well,
and so, er, beautiful with me.
My Rolls Royces are running fine.
Three more oil wells came in.
I just bought the waterworks last week.
I've had the gasworks for quite some time.
And things are going at such a magnificent rate,
that I believe that it is possilbe for each and every member of this great state,
the employees association, shall receive a substantial raise in salary amounting to...

("Trombone" fanfare)

Pam-pam, pam-pam.
Roopety, boopety, boop, ba-boop,
a roop, ba-boop, a roop, ba-boop.
Roopety, boopety, boop

("Trombone" fanfare)

"...and seventy-five cents.
And I would like to say that the, uh,
I wish you all a happy, happy time,
and you'll be hearing from me next very, very soon.
Thank you and good night."

HOORAY FOR SLUGWELL!!!

("Trombone" fanfare)

HOORAY!

"Hello, Charlie."

"Yes, that's right..."

"That's him."

(Train whistle)

HOORAY FOR SLUGWELL!!

("Trombone" and out)


From Buckley's Best, World Pacific Records

Transcribed by EARL RIVERS

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