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Good Old Pig, Gone To Avalon (by Angelica)

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:22 pm    Post subject: Good Old Pig, Gone To Avalon (by Angelica) Reply with quote

Good old pig, gone to Avalon

I had a pig, it really was a sight
When it was dark he glowed at nite
Good old pig, a long time gone
On his way to Avalon

He had a tail that curled around three times
Helen: He clapped whenever a curl was thrown at a swine
Good old pig, a long time gone
On his way to Avalon

If you've ever wondered what the colour pink's about
All you have to do is see his snout
Good old pig, a long time gone
On his way to Avalon

He got so big he thought he was a jeep
He used to give old ladies rides down to the beach
Good old pig, a long time gone
On his way to Avalon

I never saw a pig as half as cute
Not just that, but pretty darn astute
Good old pig, a long time gone
On his way to Avalon

Some said his name was Jasper, some said Jason
It all depended on which way he's facing
Good old pig, a long time gone
On his way to Avalon

Well when music played you ought to see him wiggling
Despite his age he always acted like a piglet
Good old pig, a long time gone
On his way to Avalon

Towards Avalon one day he disappeared
I got a postcard, "Feeling fine, wish you were here"
Good old pig, a long time gone
On his way to Avalon
To Avalon
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the line "wish you were here" is a sort of Syd Barrett homage, maybe not...
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'wish you were here' is just a phrase that people traditionally write when they are sending a postcard home from holiday. It's such a traditional cliché to write that its generally not used any more or only used ironically in jest. - I can't say whether the phrase is as common in the states, I'd imagine so. but if not then there's every chance it's a sort of Syd Barrett homage......
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