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J C Cohen


by Sherman Allan. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - SHI


+J. C. Cohen
Listen, all you children, to my sad refrain,
About a subway conductor on a runaway train.
Squeezing people into cars, he won his fame.
(yeah) And John Charles Cohen was the great man's name.
J. C. Cohen, what a great conductor,
IRT, that's a subway line,
And if you gotta travel uptown,
He's a greater conductor than Leonard Bernstein.
'Twas on a Sunday in the summer, and from everywhere,
People planned to take a subway to the World's Fair.
A half a million people tried to push and jar,
All of them determined to get in one car.
But the IRT depended on their finest men.
J. C. Cohen could pack a subway like a sardine can.
He pushed the people up and back and 'round about.
He squeezed so many in, he squeezed the conductor out.
J. C. Cohen, what a great conductor,
How he'd moan, "Step to the rear."
J. C. Cohen, he really had a problem,
On a subway train without an engineer.
J. C. tried to get into the engineer's place,
But when he look inside the cab he saw a strange man's face.
A half-pint drunk with a full-pint bottle.
He emptied out the bottle, and he yelled, "Full throttle!"
They passed Columbus Circle doing 82,
'Couple minutes later they were under Bronx Zoo.
J. C. shuddered, and he said, "I guess
This used to be a Local, but it's now an Express."
J. C. Cohen, what a great conductor,
Kept his head when everyone was tense.
He said, "When we pass the city limits,
Everybody pays another fifteen cents."
J. C. said, "We're heading north, my friends,
But not a man alive knows where the subway ends."
The train went under Albany at 90 flat,
And Governor Rockefeller hollered, "What was that!?"
A lady said to J. C. Cohen with indignation,
"If this is Albany, then you have passed my station.
So either you should take me back to Fifty-ninth Street,
Or ask one of these gentlemen to give me his seat."
J. C. Cohen, what a great conductor,
J. C. Cohen noticed something odd.
When he saw lobsters on the roadbed,
He said, "I got a feeling we're beneath Cape Cod."
Oh well, the train kept speeding to the north, my friends,
Finally came to where the tunnel ends.
When they came up to the surface from the long, long hole,
They were 27 inches from the great North Pole.
J. C. hollered, "Everybody out!
This is the end of the line, beyond the shadow of a doubt."
They went out to get some fresh air, and before they took a whiff,
Cohen and all the passengers were frozen stiff.
J. C. Cohen, what a great conductor,
Bless his soul, he ran out of luck.
J. C. Cohen, he was really frozen,
And he had to be brought home in a Good Humor truck.
When they told Mrs. Cohen that she'd lost her man,
She said, "Must you interupt me when I'm playing Pan?"
Then she said to her partner, Mrs. R. J. Rosen,
"Cohen was a lovely husband, but he's no good frozen."
Then she went to her little boy, and took his hand,
And she said, "I'm going to take you out to Disneyland.
So Melvin, little darling, don't you weep or wail,
'Cause you got another papa on the monorail."
(Got another papa on the monorail.)



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Album: Other Songs A - SHI Lyrics
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  1. (Anything) You Choose
  2. A Different Light
  3. Al N Yetta
  4. All That Matters
  5. All The Love A Heart Can Hold
  6. All The Way To Marakesh
  7. Americas a Nice Italian Name
  8. An Average Song
  9. Around You
  10. Automation
  11. Back Where I Belong
  12. Barry is the Babys Name
  13. Beautiful Teamsters
  14. Chim Chim Cheree
  15. Colonel Hathi's March (the Elephant Song)
  16. Colour Me You
  17. Dreamin' Out Loud
  18. Dreaming Out Loud
  19. Driving Into The Sun
  20. Eight Foot Two Solid Blue
  21. Feather In The Fire
  22. Followin' A Feelin'
  23. Fools Like Us
  24. Gentleman Of Promise
  25. Ghostrain
  26. Goin', Goin', Gone
  27. Good Advice
  28. Good Love Comin' On
  29. Green Stamps
  30. Ground Beneath
  31. Grow Mrs Goldfarb Grow
  32. Hail to Thee Fat Person
  33. Harvey and Sheila
  34. Headaches
  35. Heart Hold On
  36. Heart On Ice (Bonus Track)
  37. Heart To Heart
  38. Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh
  39. Heres to the Crabgrass
  40. Holiday for States
  41. Hungarian Goulash No 5
  42. I Cant Dance
  43. I Just Wanna Be Mad
  44. I Wan'na Be Like You (the Monkey Song)
  45. I Want To Fall In Love
  46. I Want To Fall In Love (So Hard It Hurts)
  47. I Would Walk The Earth
  48. I'll See That You Aren't Woken Up
  49. I'll Wait For You
  50. I'm Asking Her To Stay
  51. I'm Still Fallin'
  52. If I Were a Tishman
  53. In Our Own Sweet Time
  54. In The Meantime
  55. Innocent Child
  56. Innocent Man
  57. It's A Small World
  58. Its a Most Unusual Play
  59. J C Cohen
  60. Jolene
  61. Kiss of Myer
  62. Lake Tahoe (For My Father)
  63. Learn To Sing
  64. Like A Cat
  65. Little Bird
  66. Little Butterball
  67. Lotsa Luck
  68. Love In The Real World
  69. Love Melts Even The Coldest Hearts
  70. Love Unafraid
  71. Lucky In Love
  72. Me
  73. Mexican Hat Dance
  74. Middle Of The Night
  75. Missing The Beat
  76. Moving Mountains
  77. My Aunt Minnie
  78. My Brilliant Mistake
  79. My Dear Friend
  80. My Own Home (the Jungle Book Theme)
  81. My Son, The Vampire
  82. Never Been Kissed
  83. No Ones Perfect
  84. One Hippopotami
  85. One Solitary Tear
  86. Oxygen
  87. Pills
  88. Plan Ahead
  89. Please Wait Up For Me
  90. Pop Hates the Beatles
  91. Pray Forgive Me These Mistakes
  92. Put Your Heart Into It
  93. Rat Fink
  94. Remind Me
  95. Ride ' Em Cowgirl
  96. Ride of Paul Revere
  97. Ride'em Cowgirl
  98. Sarah
  99. Secret Code
  100. Shine on Harvey Bloom

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