Roland the Roadie and Gertrude the Groupie

Album: Belly Up! (1973)
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  • Now Roland the roadie was only a toadie who set up the lights and the mikes for the shows
    And Gertrude the groupie was a rock and roll fan, who stood by the stage door in the rains and the snows

    He tried to seduce, said he'd introduce her to all of the Beatles and Stones
    Roland the roadie met Gertrude the groupie at a rock concert back in Bayonne

    So Roland the roadie got Gertrude the groupie a seat in the balcony above
    And Gertrude the groupie felt grateful and groovy but Roland the roadie felt love

    And some folks loves ham hocks and some folks loves pork chops and some folks love vegetable soup
    She stood up and screamed as the amber spot gleamed on her heroes so skinny and tall

    But Roland the roadie loves Gertrude the groupie, but Gertrude the groupie loves groups
    With their eyelids so droopy, and Gertrude the groupie and she was in love with them all


    Roland the roadie told Gertrude the groupie to wait and he'd be her man
    The whole trailer's moving baby....What about me....Gertie... Oh Gertie
    But while he dreamed of a rose covered home she was out with the group in the van
    Hey Gertie, get out here, come on babe, come on out of there....I know you're in there...
    Now Roland the roadie is back on the road, his heart has been broken again

    And Gertrude the groupie waits out in the cold for the very next group to come in

    And some folks loves ham hocks and some folks loves pork chops and some folks loves vegetable soup
    And Roland the roadie loves Gertrude the groupie, but Gertrude the groupie loves groups
    ....groups.....groups.....groups......
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