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SIGNS,SIGNS,EVERYWHERE A SIGN
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donna in w.v    Posted 03-10-2004 at 19:22:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
THAT'S A LINE FROM A SONG I REMEMBER AS A TEEN. TODAY MY FATHER-IN-LAW CAME BY AND TOLD ME THE MOON WAS RIGHT TO PLANT BROCOLI TOMORROW. I KNOW I'M TAKING SOME FLAX ABOUT THE MOON&SIGN STUFF BUT HE'S NEVER BEEN WRONG YET SO IF IT AIN'T BROKE I AIN'T FIXIN IT.


jdemaris    Posted 03-10-2004 at 19:37:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As I recall, the song was about posted signs to keep people out of places, not signs of spring. Came out in the late 60s or early 70s?
I'm in Central New York, and if I wanted to plant broccoli now, I'd have to drill holes in the ice to do it.

Song started like this:

And the sign says "Long haired freaky people need not apply"
So I put my hair under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said you look like a fine outstanding young man I think you'll do
So I took off my hat I said "Imagine that Huh Me working for you"
Signs Signs Everywhere there's signs
Blocking up the scenery Breaking up my mind
Do this Don't do that Can't you read the sign

And the sign says "Anybody caught trespassing will be shot on sight"
So I jumped the fence and I yelled at the house
Hey what gives you the right To put up a fence And keep me out
Or to keep Mother Nature in
If God was here He'd tell it to your face Man You're some kind of sinner



Jessie    Posted 03-11-2004 at 02:54:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Diggin deep in my memory banks the 3rd goes something like,
And the sign said everybody welcome come in kneel down and pray
And when they passed around a plate at the end of it all I didn't have a penny to pay
so I made up my own little sign
I said thank you Lord for thinkin bout me
I'm alive asnd doing fine
Sign sign everywhere a sign
Something like that........


donna in w.v    Posted 03-10-2004 at 19:41:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thanks for the words so i can sing instead of humming this is mountain top w.v. and according to dad it goes in 2-3 weeks before the last frost. i asked him how he knows when the last frost will be and he just laughed and said 70+ years of practice.


jdemarisj    Posted 03-10-2004 at 19:58:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
88 year old farmer who lives near me comes over every year and tells me when it's time to plant potatoes. Seems the moon has to be right, and a certain mist must be in the air, and perhaps two crows must have a certain look in their eyes, and a duck quacks twice, etc.
Who knows, his potatoes ARE usually better than mine, but I always figured it was the soil PH.


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