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Bert Raccoons Gift (1980's Demo)
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Back in the 1980s I worked on animating Bert Raccoon. I never did very creative work. The most creative thing I ever did for the Raccoons was to write this song of my own. Very few people ever heard this song back in the 20th century.
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Patrick T. Connolly
Patrick T. Connolly
August 13, 2014
MP3 3.3 MB
160 kbps bitrate
2:52 minutes
Story behind the song
Back in the 1980’s I worked on animating Bert Raccoon. As an assistant animator I never did very creative work. I must say that the most creative thing I ever did for the Raccoons was to write this song of my own. Unfortunately very few people ever heard this song back in the 20th century. This was a rough cassette demo that I did with my guitar and Less Russett on lead guitar c. 1984 – where I concentrated on guitar and only did a bit of guide singing. So some 24 years later I added the needed vocal - on January 5, 2008.
Lyrics
- Bert Raccoon – words & music by Patrick T. Connolly (1983) Bert has a gift that enables him to achieve any wonder (Look out world here comes Bert Raccoon!) But it ain’t, that he ain’t great, that most of his endeavors blunder It’s just that he’d rather slouch, forget ventures, and peaceably dwell Among the shrouds of honey leaves and be with all those that are swell Like Ralf, Melisa, their many friends and the Evergreen forest magic But there are Cyril Sneer’s traps to cut off raccoon tails, plots tragic That’s when, Bert (Raccoon uses his abilities to) foils Cyril so swift And that they have never lost a tail is due to Bert Raccoon’s wonderful gift.
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