Epitaphs on Parade!

by The Amoeba People

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A collection of traditional epitaphs, with musical arrangement by The Amoeba People, rendered in high-quality audio for your listening pleasure.

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EPITAPHS ON PARADE!

Here lies Margaret Bent
Kicked up her heels and away she went

Here lies Jonathan Blake
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake

Here lies Terrance Yeast
Pardon him for not rising

Here lies W.W.
Never more will he trouble you, trouble you

Here lies Walter Dudley
Found out too late that bears aren’t cuddly

Here lies John Strange
He was an honest lawyer.
And that is strange.

Here lies Bill Boller
He got run over by a steam roller

Here lies Mary Astor
Who should have J-walked a little faster.

Here lies Murray Head
He once was alive but now he’s dead

Here lies John Bunn
He was killed by a gun
His name was not bun but Wood
But Wood would not rhyme with gun
But Bunn would.

Here lies poor Anna
Done to death by a banana
It wasn’t the fruit that laid her low
T'was the peel that made her go

Harry Winchester Edsel Smith
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on its way down.
It turns out it was.

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released 07 October 2011
epitaphs: traditional (excepting the Murray Head epitaph)
musical arrangement by The Amoeba People

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The Amoeba People Lakewood, California

The Amoeba People are musical ambassadors from the Planet Crouton, here to learn about our world, to unravel the wonders of its natural history, to study the life which inhabits it and to parse the mysteries of the human species by learning its dance moves. The band consists of Mr. Hedgpeth (captain), Mr. Jordan (navigator), and Mr. Mosley (engineer and technician). ... more

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