Kansas City - Doin' The Waldo Crawldo

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Jo, Me & Lola have brunch at Classic Cup Café on the Country Club Plaza.

 

KANSAS CITY - DOIN' THE WALDO CRAWLDO

 

The Kansas City Song

Written by Red Simpson & Buck Owens

 

Here's a version recorded by Buck Owens:  

http://popup.lala.com/popup/1657606189777161491

 

For two long weeks you're goin' to Kansas City
And I'm a sure I'm gonna miss you while you're gone.
This ol' town will seem to die without you
But it sure will come to life when you come home.

So take care of you for me in
Kansas City
And honey, call me every now and then.
Take care of you for me in
Kansas City
'Cause I'll miss you till you're in my arms, again.

Now honey, watch those
Kansas City romeos
And don't let them fool you with their charms.
Have a lot of fun, but remember that I love you
And I'm a waiting here with my two open arms.

So take care of you for me in
Kansas City
And honey, call me every now and then.

I pose with my twin brother after Lola, Jo & I enjoy Monet's Water Lilies triptych at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Take care of you for me in Kansas City
'Cause I'll miss you till you're in my arms, again.

Instrumental

Now, I ain't never been to
Kansas City
But I've heard stories about the girls that's gone.
So if you just gotta go to
Kansas City
Take your time a gettin' there, but hurry home.

And take care of you for me in
Kansas City
And honey, call me every now and then.
Take care of you for me in
Kansas City
'Cause I'll miss you till you're in my arms, again.

Yes, I'll miss you till you're in my arms, again.

---

 

Kansas City Milkman

Written by Wally Badarou, Philip Gabriel Gould, Mark King and Mike Lindup

 

Here's a live 2006 version by Level 42:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4PAZZSO8ho

 

Born in this place
You only see so far.
Hear what we say.

If we put the truth in your hands
Would you really like to know
Kansas City milkman?

A row of houses
Through the dawn.

Lola, Jo & I take picture with cop at the 2nd of 14 establishments we hit during Saturday night's Waldo Crawldo pub crawl

 

A sleeping city
Where I was born.
I hear laughter
In the morning light
Outside the playground
Where I learned to fight.

Born in this place
You only see so far.
Hear what we say.

If we put the truth in your hands
Would you really like to know
Kansas City milkman?

I read the papers
Every word.
My only access
To the outside world.
Yeah ... survival
That's my game.
I'm just a common boy
In that there is no shame... is there?

Instrumental


Too much talking

Information...
All the talking
Dis-information...

That we take for the truth.

Born in this place
You only see so far.
Hear what we say.

If we put the truth in your hands
Would you really like to know
Kansas City milkman?

Would you really like to know?

The world is a stage
And we know just who you are.
What part do you play?

If we put the truth in your hands
Would you really like to know
Kansas City milkman?

Would you really like to know?

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Kansas City Blues

Written by Jim Jackson

 

Jim Jackson first record, Kansas City Blues, Part 1 & 2, recorded October 10, 1927, is mentioned as one of the candidates to be considered the first rock and roll record.

Joanne says, "We hippies have to stick together" & uses the 75th Street Brewery's backdoor.
 

 

Here's a June 1964 version performed by Janis Joplin (singer), Jorma Kaukonen (guitar) & Margaretta Kaukonen (typewriter - percussion instrument) at Jorma's Mother's House in San Jose, California.  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXB3XNiUYk

 

It takes a rocking chair to rock;

It takes a rubber ball to roll;

It takes the man I love,

Honey, to satisfy my soul. 

And I'm goin' to Kansas City.

Yeah, I'm goin' to Kansas City.

I'm goin' to Kansas City

Baby, where they don't like you.

 

I'll walk up 18th Street

With an idea I might stay.

When I want my man

I can change my ways.

But, I'm leavin'.

I'm hired as manager of a new, exciting women's softball team. What a way to do the Waldo Crawldo :-D

Yeah, I'm leavin' this mornin'.

I'm leavin',

Tryin' to find a man of my own.

 

I'm gonna buy a few drinks;

I'm gonna buy a Gatling gun.

I'm gonna find my man;

I'm gonna get him on the run.

Yeah, I'm gonna leave.

Yeah, I'm leavin' this mornin'.

I'm leavin', Lord,

Tryin' to find a man of my own.

 

Instrumental

(Guitar and typewriter)

 

Well, I'm bringin' my blues

To every woman I've seen.

Oh, these same women

Tryin' to steal from me.

Oh, I'm leavin'.

Yeah, I'm leavin' this mornin'.

I've got to be leavin',

Tryin' to find a man of my own.

 

It takes a rocking chair to rock;

It takes a rubber ball to roll;

It takes the man I love

Honey, to satisfy my soul. 

I'm goin' to Kansas City.

I'm goin' to Kansas City.

I'm goin' to Kansas City

To bring Jim Jackson home.

 

Instrumental

(Guitar and typewriter)

Dalmia says:
Mark, what happened to the other folks that were confirmed for this meet-up!?
Posted on: Jul 01, 2011
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Start morning at Classic Cup Café
Start morning at Classic Cup Café
I begin day with delicious omelet
I begin day with delicious omelet
Lolas beautiful brunch entreé
Lola's beautiful brunch entreé
Jo digs into breakfast sandwich
Jo digs into breakfast sandwich
Jo, Me & Lola overlook KC Plaza
Jo, Me & Lola overlook KC Plaza
Classic Cup - Best Breakfast 2009
Classic Cup - Best Breakfast 2009
KCStar says 1 of top 10 restaurants
KCStar says 1 of top 10 restaurants
We cross to the Northface Store
We cross to the Northface Store
Cover band plays early a.m. tunes
Cover band plays early a.m. tunes
Nearby Italian restaurant
Nearby Italian restaurant
Jo & Lola check out clothing shop
Jo & Lola check out clothing shop
Famous marathoner leads 5K today
Famous marathoner leads 5K today
Dean Karnazes-50 marathons/50 days
Dean Karnazes-50 marathons/50 days
Jo investigates future runs
Jo investigates future runs
Plaza area features many sculptures
Plaza area features many sculptures
Area modeled after Seville, Spain
Area modeled after Seville, Spain
Jo will return to run 5K in August
Jo will return to run 5K in August
Lola rubs snout for luck
Lola rubs snout for luck
Ive found a new girlfriend
I've found a new girlfriend
Dean Karnazes/pals return after 5K
Dean Karnazes/pals return after 5K
Next, head to Monets Water Lilies
Next, head to Monet's Water Lilies
Roxy Paine machine makes scumaks
Roxy Paine machine makes scumaks
Scumaks inside & dendroids outside
Scumaks inside & dendroids outside
Scumak - auto SCUlpture MAKer
Scumak - auto SCUlpture MAKer
My shirt blends in with scumaks
My shirt blends in with scumaks
Lola & Jo - heads on platter
Lola & Jo - heads on platter
Monets Water Lilies Triptych
Monet's Water Lilies Triptych
1st time panels together-30+ years
1st time panels together-30+ years
Lola (left) looks at Water Lilies
Lola (left) looks at Water Lilies
Lola & Jo roam adjoining rooms
Lola & Jo roam adjoining rooms
We decide to explore Modern Art
We decide to explore Modern Art
This ones a head scratcher
This one's a head scratcher
Gals ready to hop on horse
Gals ready to hop on horse
Different strokes 4 different folks
Different strokes 4 different folks
Jo takes in art
Jo takes in art
A natural-born leader
A natural-born leader
Make sure to catch his better side
Make sure to catch his better side
Gotta love the 3 blue light bulbs
Gotta love the 3 blue light bulbs
What a Time, What a Time
What a Time, What a Time
Peek-a-boo, I see you
Peek-a-boo, I see you
Richard Estes - Central Savings
Richard Estes - Central Savings
Jo loves this Estes painting
Jo loves this Estes painting
Lola & Jo with guard sculpture
Lola & Jo with guard sculpture
Me & my twin brother gotta scratch
Me & my twin brother gotta scratch
Wayne Thiebaud 1964 Bikini & Jo
Wayne Thiebaud 1964 'Bikini' & Jo
Lola ready to help clean up trash
Lola ready to help clean up trash
Lola & Jo get down in Modern Art
Lola & Jo get down in Modern Art
Crow Call (Near the River) 1991
'Crow Call (Near the River)' 1991
Lola admires Diebenkorn work
Lola admires Diebenkorn work
Painting made up entirely of dots
Painting made up entirely of dots
Evening fun - 14 bars to crawl to
Evening fun - 14 bars to crawl to
6:00 p.m. #1 - Lews Grill & Bar
6:00 p.m. #1 - Lew's Grill & Bar
Dine before drinking at Lews
Dine before drinking at Lew's
Lews DJ spin sounds outside
Lew's DJ spin sounds outside
Fountain near Waldo Crawdo bus stop
Fountain near Waldo Crawdo bus stop
Waldo Pub Crawl voted KCs best
Waldo Pub Crawl voted KC's best
Jo, Lola & I hang with KCs finest
Jo, Lola & I hang with KC's finest
Take W. Crawldo bus to south bars
Take W. Crawldo bus to south bars
Piano Room hostess hugs security
Piano Room hostess hugs security
#2 - The Piano Bar
#2 - The Piano Bar
#3 - Waldos Corner Cocktails
#3 - Waldo's Corner Cocktails
Waldo Crawldo enjoyed by all ages
Waldo Crawldo enjoyed by all ages
Matt plays shuffleboard
Matt plays shuffleboard
Singer belts out 60s & 70s songs
Singer belts out 60s & 70s songs
Lola mugs with Waldo blog writer
Lola mugs with Waldo blog writer
#4 - Swagger
#4 - Swagger
Swagger is sudelicious
Swagger is sudelicious
#5 - Tassos, my fave Greek rest.
#5 - Tasso's, my fave Greek rest.
#6 - Patricks Bar & No Grill
#6 - Patrick's Bar & No Grill
Lola enjoys eats & Captain Morgan
Lola enjoys eats & Captain Morgan
Go south #7 - Quintons Bar & Deli
Go south #7 - Quinton's Bar & Deli
Jo, Quintons phototographer & Lola
Jo, Quinton's phototographer & Lola
Catch Royals game on pub crawl
Catch Royals game on pub crawl
#8 - Bobby Bakers Lounge
#8 - Bobby Baker's Lounge
Every place filling up early
Every place filling up early
#9 - 75th Street Brewery
#9 - 75th Street Brewery
Our hippie Jo has to use backdoor
Our hippie Jo has to use backdoor
Jo & Lola agree - 75th best, so far
Jo & Lola agree - 75th best, so far
Jo & Lola root Royals on to victory
Jo & Lola root Royals on to victory
75th St. Brewery open-air ceiling
75th St. Brewery open-air ceiling
Now this is a team I can support :)
Now this is a team I can support :)
#10 - Kennedys Bar & Grill
#10 - Kennedy's Bar & Grill
Jo buys nuts at Kennedys
Jo buys nuts at Kennedy's
#11 - Taco Factory
#11 - Taco Factory
Im having a hot time tonight
I'm having a hot time tonight
Anything I can do, Lola does better
Anything I can do, Lola does better
Were on the home stretch
We're on the home stretch
#12 - Waldo Pizza
#12 - Waldo Pizza
Couple enjoys Waldo Pizza
Couple enjoys Waldo Pizza
#13 - Tanners Bar
#13 - Tanner's Bar
#14 - The Well (Yahoo, we did it!)
#14 - The Well (Yahoo, we did it!)
Lola-14 bars down, NOW LETS PARTY
Lola-14 bars down, NOW LET'S PARTY
Wind up on The Wells roof
Wind up on The Well's roof
Jo - lets celebrate with a beer
Jo - let's celebrate with a beer
Fred lights our table fire
Fred lights our table fire
Come on baby, light my fire :-D
Come on baby, light my fire :-D
Roof - great place to people watch
Roof - great place to people watch
Jo takes in scene
Jo takes in scene
Lola relaxes-ready for Chinese food
Lola relaxes-ready for Chinese food
Patriotic duty - do Waldo Crawldo!
Patriotic duty - do Waldo Crawldo!