Salt and Pepper

Album: Sequel (1980)
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  • Chapin would carry a notebook around, and constantly wrote songs about people he came across, often embellishing details to make them more interesting. Sandy Chapin, who was married to Harry at the time of his death, told us: "'Salt and Pepper' is about an old sailor. He got the idea from watching some people across a restaurant, and made up the story from the body language, what he thought that he was observing." (Read more about Harry in our interview with Sandy Chapin)

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