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THE RED MAN  
©1983 Sally Fingerett, Green Fingers Music, BMI
(Dedicated to Red Skelton)

Come Tuesday, I would dream away
Right through a school day, it was a fool’s day for me
Come Tuesday, we’d have dinner at half past six
Wrap the foil on the antennae get the TV fixed
To watch the Red Man, we’d watch the Red Man

Oh mama, please let me stay up late
Kadiddlehopper just found the bar
Mama I want to be a star
Wanna make ‘em laugh
I wanna make the people laugh
Just like the Red Man

Come Tuesday, I’d ignore the ringing of the phone
I’m never home when I’m with the Red Man
Come Tuesday, I’d remember all I’d hear
I’d practice in the mirror
To be the Red Man, just like the Red Man.

Oh mama, please let me stay up late
Kadiddlehopper just drank the bar
Mama I want to be a star
Wanna make ‘em laugh
I wanna make the people laugh
Just like the Red Man

Last Tuesday, I had a fitful dream
There was no Red Man, there was no laughter anymore
And all the babies lately being born
Would never know the clown, or the love that went down
Come Tuesday

Oh mama, please let me stay up late
Kadiddlehopper just left the bar
Mama I want to be a star
Wanna make ‘em laugh
I wanna make the people laugh
Just like the Red Man
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
And may God Bless, Red Man

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