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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Chick with Urushiol

Jerry Leiber’s songs were so catchy they made you itch.

image“She comes on like a rose

And everybody knows

She’ll get you in Dutch

You can look but you’d better not touch….” 

Lyricist Jerry Leiber died Monday, age 78, leaving behind indelible pop songs like “Hound Dog” and “On Broadway” – the kind that won’t turn you loose.

A favorite of ours is “Poison Ivy,” sung by the Coasters in 1959. At 6 years old, we found it tremendously witty to compare a nasty girl to the three-leaved weed. Only later did we get it, that the song was about a lady with the clap.

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