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The Lobster License Plate Song

  • Year: 1988
  •   protest  
  • Included in Inca Hoots by Jan Harmon ..
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  • Also found on Music of the Maine Coast by Nick Apollonio, 1989, from Soulstice Music, Rockport, ME.
  • Sheet Music: To be transcribed
Listen: Lobster License Plate Song, live at the Portland Folk Club, on May 7, 1988. From Inca Hoots (clip)

Words:

The Lobster License Plate Song

By Jan Harmon
words and music © 1988
1. Now, the State o' Maine's license is the only license .. with a dead animal on it! Big red lobster straight from the pot! Sure makes a Mainers' heart beat with pride a lot! Makes you loosen up your belt! Then you wanna go and melt .. some butter .. or some Blue Bonnet! Cuz, the State o' Maine's license is the only license .. with a dead animal on it! The State o' Maine's license is the only license .. with a dead animal on it! 2. Coulda been a potatah (there's a lot in this state!) .. or a fiddlehead from the forest! Coulda been a pine tree .. Or a MOOSE, doncha see .. Or a schooner-salin', cone-totin' tourist! Coulda been a blueberry .. or the Vinalhaven ferry .. or a ship bound for seas uncharted .. But, the State o' Maine's license is tryin' to entice us with an animal that's .. departed! The State o' Maine's license is tryin' to entice us with an animal that's .. departed! 3. Now .. suddenly, in Kittery, you're CRAVIN' for that critter! But, it's only auto-suggestion! Cuz on every bumper seen .. there's a lobster that's been STEAMED .. and it's stirrin' up .. your digestion! Come to MAINE for vacation! Where a dead crustaceon is purtier than a sonnet! .. YES .. The State o' Maine's license is the only license .. with a dead .. animal on it! The State o' Maine's license is the only license .. with a dead .. animal on it!