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HAY FEVER BLUES

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Published on Nov 1, 2007

This is a song I wrote and recorded back in the spring of 1984. I played the instruments myself, using a four-track recorder and an antique rhythm machine. The sneezing was spontaneously recorded on a separate track whenever my nose started to itch.

As for the importance of this song in regard to hay fever as a major topic in pop songs such as "Keep on Running" by the Spencer Davis Group, Dylan's "Blowing in the Wind", etc, go to my youtube video "Keep on Running: Hay Fever in Pop Songs":
http://youtube.com/watch?v=gjK1M_kKug4

NOTE: In contrast to what some self-appointed sociolinguists want us to believe, "Thar she blows!" is not a whaling expression. Actually, it was coined by Bjoern Weizenkeim, a retired German rock musician and hay fever victim from Brochterbeck, during a severe sneezing fit. His English was somewhat limited, which is why he used the word "she" - in German a nose is actually a female noun ("die" Nase).
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Copyright 2008 by Bernd Wahlbrinck
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LYRICS

Springtime is coming
My nose starts to itch
Springtime is coming
The sonuvabitch
Hayfever's got me
My nose on the run
Said hayfever's got me
This sure ain't no fun

REFRAIN:

Won't somebody help me
Somebody please
er - sorry, folks,
I - I guess I just have to sneeze.

Hundreds of hankies
Day after day
Hundreds of hankies
Insurance won't pay
I'm blowing my nose off
I can't find no peace
I'm blowing my nose off
This disease just won't cease.

Won't somebody...

Billions of pollen
Are filling the air
Billions of pollen
Allergic? Beware!
There's no way to dodge them
There's no way to run
Hayfever's lurking
The sonuvagun.

Won't somebody...

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