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Sanford and Son

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Sanford and Son, 1972-77 (Based on the BBC 62-65 show Steptoe and Son)
Fred G. Sanford (Redd Foxx) was a grumpy old man & a bigot. His long-suffering son, Lamont (Demond Wilson) was a conscientious, more openminded peacemaker. At the time of the show, it was widely touted as the “Black All in the Family” (Norman Lear created both shows). The men jointly owned the junk yard in Watts, a neighborhood in LA, CA. Fred’s catch - phrase, used when he wanted to get out of working, he would clutch at his chest, look at the sky, & say “It’s the big one, I’m coming, Elizabeth” &/or complaining about his Aurth-it is




Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Jim Croce, 1973




Is the baddest part of town
And if you go down there
You better just beware
Of a man named Leroy Brown



Now Leroy more than trouble
You see he stand 'bout six foot four
All the downtown ladies call him "Treetop Lover"
All the men just call him "Sir"



And it's bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog



Now Leroy he a gambler
And he like his fancy clothes
And he like to wave his diamond rings
In front of everybody's nose
He got a custom Continental
He got an Eldorado too
He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun
He got a razor in his shoe



And it's bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog



Now Friday 'bout a week ago
Leroy shootin' dice
And at the edge of the bar
Sat a girl named Doris
And oo that girl looked nice
Well he cast his eyes upon her
And the trouble soon began
'Cause Leroy Brown learned a lesson
'Bout messin' with the wife of a jealous man



And it's bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog



Well the two men took to fighting
And when they pulled them off the floor
Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
With a couple of pieces gone




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