Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me?

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He was the Playboy Type (he smoke a pipe)
His fav'rite phrase was "OUTA-SITE!"
He had an Irish Setter
  Named Fido? Or it wasn't popular dogs name among Playboy Types
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It was a singles bar, a Tuesday night
  singles bar - for persons seeking social companion
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English
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The moon was dim, the band was tight
They did the
bump together
From: John Henley <>
  Favorite dance of the discotheque era, mostly involving a man and woman bumping their hips together side-by-side. Described pretty well in Freddie King's song "Boogie Bump".
From: jonno <>
  And of course our "Disco Boy" from Zoot Allures does the bump as well!
Zoot Allures. _Disco Boy_

Disco boy, do the bump every night, 'til the disco girl
who's really right, gonna fall for your line,
and feed you a box full of chicken delight.
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What a splendid sight,(Ren-nen-nen-nen) her teeth were white
The drinks were cheap (it was
Ladies Nite)
He was glad that he met her
From: (Charles Ulrich)
  Thursday (or some other weeknight), women are admitted to the club free, but men have to pay to get in.
From: John Henley <>
  There aren't so many of them now, what with campaigns against drunk driving, date rape, men in general, etc. But in the 70s bars usually had a once-or-twice-a-week "Ladies Night" where women would be admitted without cover charge, or sold drinks at half-price. Men tended to assume that these were the best nights to pick up girls, and the bars thought that too.
From: Bill Lantz <>
  Bar ploy to attract ladies in for free and therfore more paying men to clubs. Or at the very least special drink prices for the ladies for the same tactic.
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She was an office girl ("My name is Betty")
Her fav'rite group was
(They discussed the weather)
From: Robert Lumley-Sapanski <>
  Helen Reddy was not a group but a female singer whose one claim to fame was her hit single,"I Am Woman". She was not a very good singer but happened along with that song at the right time and I'm sure she felt very good about did her bank account. She recorded a few more songs and went the Las Vegas etc route. "if I had to, I could do anything....I AM WOOOOMAN!" She is not to be confused with Alice Cooper or Helen Waite........yer uncle bob.
From: (Paul Hinrichs)
  ... unlike Twisted Sister, Helen Reddy was not a group, she was a woman (although her hit single, containing the lyrics, "I am woman, hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore" might give the impression she actually was a group).
From: "L. Hirsch" <>
  She had a big hit in the early 70's with "Delta Dawn". You know ... "Delta Dawn .. what's that flower you got on .. could it be a faded rose from days gone byyyyyyyyy ..." I have no idea if she's still around though.
From: Vladimir Sovetov <>
  On _Does Humore Belong In Music_ version of that song Helen R.'s name was substituted in live call-and-ask manner for TWISTED SISTER's. Funny audience participation second in great concert video.
From: (johan wikberg)
  She can be heard singing backup vocals on the track "True Confessions" on the self-titled 1978 solo album of Gene Simmons, bass player with Kiss.It's still in print (this is NOT to say I recommend it).
From: John Henley <>
  Helen Reddy's first hit in the USA was "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar; I believe her record was released before the JCS album came out over here.
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Later on they went off to where the music was soft,
The candles were drippy, they
Who delivered their dinner
From: Vladimir Sovetov <>
  In a non-fiction book about late 70s L.A. by russian dissident writer V.P.Aksenov "24-Hours Non-stop" I found this:
  'One hippie family keeps restaurant. By the way, it's the only restaurant in LA where you could find people waiting in a queue at the entrance in the evening. The place is called very funny "Great American Food and Beverage Company"'
  Sounds like the place Frank could think of.
From: Bill Lantz <>
  Insert hippie riff here (D cord with the pinky flailing around on the high G note).
  William M Reid ( wrote: Can anybody spot the quote? Where is that from?
From: unknown
  "Flower Punk" (WOIIFTM) was the first place I heard it.
From: John Henley (
  It's been identified as the hook lick from "Needles and Pins," composed in 1963 by Sonny Bono and Jack Nietzche. First recorded in '63 by Jackie De Shannon, but an international hit in 1964 for The Searchers.
  (My favorite quote of this lick is in "Tapioca Tundra," composed by Mike Nesmith and recorded by The Monkees during their 1968 psycho-candy period.
From: luigi vercotti (
  I was just listening to some oldie pop and noticed this quote on "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" by the Byrds.
From: millard isobar ( can be plainly heard in the opening section of I Was a Teenage Maltshop, which was (according to every source I have read) recorded in 1963, ...and Needles and Pins came out in early '64.
From: FZ (TRFZB)
  Musically, the northern bands had a little more country style. In L.A., it was folk-rocl to death. Everything had that fucking D chord down at the botton of the neck where you wiggle your finger around- like "Needles and Pins."
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He took her home to a motor court
She wouldn't kiss him, he tried to ignore it,
  Is it just another word for motel?
From: John Henley <>
  Yes, an archaic name.
From: Bill Lantz <>
  Lots' of them here in Arizona. They are usually specially apportioned neighborhoods - sometimes private - for motor homes! Life in the USA.
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But it made him angry!
angry, it made me angry,
it made me so angry
I could have killed that
lousy BITCH!)

He called her a slut, a pig and a whore
A bitch and a cunt and she slammed the door
From: Vladimir Sovetov <>
  A REPUBLICAN in _Does Humore Belong In Music_ version of the song. For discussion of Frank political views see _Broadway The Hard Way_ N&C.
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He just got in his car
But the battery's dead
So he asks to use the phone
And she
gives him some head
And that's the end of the story
From: John Henley <>
  "To give head" means to perform oral sex.

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