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Lobster License Plate Song.

So, in my last post I mentioned the Maine lobster license plate. Well, I found a version of the Lobster License Plate Song (video after the jump), and it turns out that it was a protest song, that got the (well, the old version) lobster removed from the license plate. Now, there is a new (optional) design, with the same problem, as discussed in my last post–that is, the lobster is still red. Anyway, since I found a version, I thought I’d share it:

Lyrics, from not so silent (e):
Now, the State o’ Maine’s license is the only license ..
with a dead animal on it!
Big red lobster straight from the pot!
Sure makes a Mainers’ heart beat with pride a lot!
Makes you loosen up your belt! Then you wanna go and melt ..
some butter .. or some Blue Bonnet!
Cuz, the State o’ Maine’s license is the only license ..
with a dead animal on it!
The State o’ Maine’s license is the only license ..
with a dead animal on it!

Coulda been a potatah (there’s a lot in this state!) ..
or a fiddlehead from the forest!
Coulda been a pine tree .. Or a MOOSE, doncha see ..
Or a schooner-salin’, cone-totin’ tourist!
Coulda been a blueberry .. or the Vinalhaven ferry ..
or a ship bound for seas uncharted ..
But, the State o’ Maine’s license is tryin’ to entice us
with an animal that’s .. departed!
The State o’ Maine’s license is tryin’ to entice us
with an animal that’s .. departed!

Now .. suddenly, in Kittery, you’re CRAVIN’ for that critter!
But, it’s only auto-suggestion!
Cuz on every bumper seen .. there’s a lobster that’s been STEAMED ..
and it’s stirrin’ up .. your digestion!
Come to MAINE for vacation! Where a dead crustaceon
is purtier than a sonnet! .. YES ..
The State o’ Maine’s license is the only license ..
with a dead .. animal on it!
The State o’ Maine’s license is the only license ..
with a dead .. animal on it!

Nice, but not as wonderful as Lobster Love.

Comments

  1. says

    Recorded at the Freight, yet. Homey!

    Coincidentally (or coincibeakily) I just put my brand-new Digital Cuttlefish Seekrit Signal sticker on the back window of the car. Spiffy!

  2. says

    At least the lobster on the new plate doesn’t look like a squashed bug. The old plate was truly hideous, the new one is displaying dinner in an odd place but quite attractively.

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