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Today (June 15) in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:07 pm

Folks,

On June 15, 1752 Ben Franklin conducted his famous kite experiment in Philadelphia. In the song below, co-written by Ellis Paul (he spposedly provided the ideas for the 3 verses) and another songwriting friend, Ben Franklin's experiment is commemorated. The songwriting friend recorded it on his 2001 release A Crooked Line and Ellis sings background vocals. Can you name Ellis' songwriting friend? Look below the lyrics for answer.

I Lost a Day to the Rain ©2000

Chorus:

I lost a day to the rain again
Retraced my steps over where I'd been
Searched high and low but too no end
I lost a day to the rain

Noah got his instructions through the holyland mail
He picked up that hammer started pounding those nails
But my roof is leaking I'm lining up pails
I lost a day to the rain

Repeat Chorus

Ben Franklin air-lifted a big old kite
With a small gold key on a stormy night
But I'll strike up a candle when I need a light
I lost a day to the rain

Repeat Chorus

Gene Kelly turned on his heel so gracefully
Wet and wild' drove the women all crazy
But I got two left feet and I'm a little bit lazy
I lost a day to the rain

Repeat Chorus
Repeat Chorus

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