Music today was a Beatles fest of three in a row over French, A Hard Day’s Night (1964), Help! (1965), and Beatles For Sale (1964) but when it came to writing it was CAN rarities 68-75, Unlimited Edition, expanded version (1976). One of the tracks was Mother Upduff – lyrics below. Amazing, if you like this kind of thing.


Düsseldorf, 1969
Mr. and Mrs. Upduff and grandmother Upduff
Decided they were going on a vacation
Mother Upduff hadn’t been out of Düsseldorf for 80 years
They packed the car, they taken their equipment, and started driving off
To Italy
Mother Upduff was reading about the mafia on their way to Italy
And off they went, driving in their automobile

Finally, they got to Italy, beautiful old Italy, fantastic sights
Pompeii they went to
They went to Pompeii, they went to Venice, they went to Sicily
They went to Florence, their final stop was Rome
Off to Rome

Rome, there they were in Rome
Old paintings, old buildings, fantastic sights to see
Mother Upduff decided she was going on the beach for a walk
Out she went for a walk
Mr. and Mrs. Upduff decided they’d follow
Off they went behind Mother Upduff, trailing behind her

Mother Upduff was walking on the street, looking in all the shop windows
Finally, or is it the beginning, Mother Upduff was standing there, watching
In the fish market, a gigantic octopus leaped out of the pool and snatched Mother Upduff up
Little did they know what to do, Mother and Father Upduff looked
Not having any money at all
Decided that they would have to wrap her up in their tent
And carry her back to Düsseldorf

Wrapping her up in the tent, putting her on top of the car
And fiercely driving off to Düsseldorf
Off they went back to Düsseldorf
On their way to Düsseldorf when they were still in Italy
They drove into a café to have a cup of coffee
Drinking that cup of coffee up, coming back outside
Their car had been stolen with their luggage

Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh…

Music Of The Daze

The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.