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10/29/21

Morning Role Call

Here're some of the kids in my fourth grade class at Conestoga Elementary. That's me, second from the left in the red, red shirt. That's my major crush Kimberly on the far left with the hairband. Sigh.

Also in this picture are Dan and Don and Nancy and Karen, who are mentioned in my song. I fit in as many of the 33 kids in that class as I could, but there's a story for every one of them. We played our roles in each other's life stories.

Thanks to Ryck Kaiser and Bill Noll for fiddle and mandolin on this one, recorded in 2003 in the basement studio on Maple Avenue.

Morning Role Call


Morning Role Call

Where I grew up we didnt grow corn
The hills too rocky and the soil too worn
Our dads all worked and our moms made dough
Kick off our bikes and away wed go

Craig and Eric, Steve and Bobby
Regina, and Regis with the slot-car hobby
Dawn and Diane were identical twins
But you can tell Dawn cause she always wins

Where I grew up we didnt grow corn
The hills too rocky and the soil too worn
Our dads all worked and our moms made dough
Kick off our bikes and away wed go

Chris and Dan, Randy and Mike
Who taught us to say man! and had a dirt bike
Blonde haired Karen, the first to blossom
Long pig-tails, how shed toss em!

Where I grew up we didnt grow corn
The hills too rocky and the soil too worn
Our dads all worked and our moms made dough
Kick off our bikes and away wed go

We got our ears lowered by Pete Randisi
A quarter-inch cut, it was nice and easy
Kimberly Ann who Id adore
I bought her a ring at Leos store

Where I grew up we didnt grow corn
The hills too rocky and the soil too worn
Our dads all worked and our moms made dough
Kick off our bikes and away wed go

Joe, Yvette, Bev and Don
I thought Id missed em but theyre not gone
Frank and Nancy, thats not all
Who raised their hands in the Morning Role Call

Where I grew up we didnt grow corn
The hills too rocky and the soil too worn
Our moms all worked and our dads made dough
Kick off our bikes and away wed go