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The Boarding House

 
Credits
Lyric Credits: JD Carroll
Music Credits: JD Carroll
Producer Credits: JD Carroll
Publisher Credits: Creative Ventures Music, Inc
Performance Credits: JD Carroll
Label Credits: Creative Ventures Music, Inc.
Description
Short Song Description:
Song from East Farewell. The boarding house is where it is at.
Long Song Description:
This is the second song on East Farewell and descibes Natalie's house, mother and surroundings. This is the first half of a meldley that consists of The Boarding House and Sweet Natalie
Story Behind the Song:
This is all part of the album, East Farewell, and sort of sets the mood for the first side. Sort of light but has an underlying nervousness to it.
Metadata
Song Length:
2:21
Primary Genre:
Unique-General
Secondary Genre:
Country-General
Tempo:
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal:
Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1:
Daughter
Subject Matter 2:
Town, Village
Mood 1:
Diplomatic
Mood 2:
Sociable
Language:
English
Era:
1970 - 1979
Lyrics
The Boarding House
©J.D. Carroll
Creative Ventures Music

Mrs. Mallard ran a boarding house down by the Lake Shore Drive.
She'd reserve a place on the porch as soon as you'd arrive.
She never asked where you were going, or where you went
just as long as by Friday evening, you'd pay the rent.
The house was old and sentimental,
gingerbread, off-white.
The third floor ceiling paint was peeling and the doors didn't close real tight.
But there always was a fire burning and all the time heads were turning
when Natalie, Sweet Natalie,
entered.


Mr. Mallard passed away several years ago.
He had a sickness that stole his
quickness, but he never let anyone know.
Mrs. M. used to condemn him, he had a flask to befriend him,
and together they spent their evenings
laughing.
Ho-Ho-Ho

Now, if you ever take a room in the house by
the Lake Shore Drive
just a few words should be heard to help you
survive.
There's no smoking in the beds, six o'clock
you'll be fed,
and one more thing, if you're a boarder,
you ought to not talk to her daughter.. .