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The Tarot Man- a bit of light-hearted fun.


I was listening to the radio during the weekend, when 'The Piano Man' by Billy Joel came on, and it struck me that the song could also have been written abot a tarot card reader. I started playing around with the words, and came up with this. Songwriting isn't one of my key skills, but it passed the time, and I quite like it- I hope you'll take this in the spirit it's intended- light-hearted fun. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you...

The Tarot Man (With profuse apologies to Billy Joel!!)

It’s three o’clock at the psychic fair,
The usual types passing through
And an old man walks in to the tarot booth
And asks ‘what the hell can I do?’

He says, ‘son, can you lay down your tarot cards,
And help me to deal with my woes.
Please help me to work out where I went wrong
Since I wore a younger man’s clothes’.

La la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da

Chorus:
Lay down a spread, you’re the tarot man
Tell me, what things do you see?
Well, I need your insight to make my life right
And the cards hold the secrets for me..

Now the tarot man sets out to lay the cards,
Now the reading’s about to begin,
He don’t need no rehearsals to deal with reversals
As the cards show their secrets to him.
He says, ‘sir, I don’t think you should worry much’,
As the smile spread all over his face,
‘For the majors and minors show life will be finer
And things will fall back into place’.

Oh, la la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da

It’s late afternoon at the psychic fair
And the tarot man has some more guests
And the incense adds spice as he gives his advice
To help them all with their life quests.

Now the querents are coming to see him
As the tarot man builds up his trade
Yes, they’ve come for a cure for their loneliness,
And it’s better than being afraid.

Chorus:
Lay down a spread, you’re the tarot man
Tell me, what things do you see?
Well, I need your insight to make my life right
And the cards hold the secrets for me..

It’s a pretty good day for a saturday
And the tarot man gives me a smile
’cause he’s never so glad than when helping the sad
To forget all their woes for a while
And the tarot, it gives out it’s wisdom
For any who seek its’ advice,
And they’ll pay and they’ll ask for some help in their tasks
While the room smells of incense and spice.

Oh, la la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da



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I got goosebumps man,
that was cool,

thank you!

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So very excellent my friend ... the Tarot Man ... impressive!

May I post in on another group please?

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So very excellent my friend ... the Tarot Man ... impressive!

May I post in on another group please?

mythos

Thank you! By all means- be my guest!

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The Piano Man song always put me in a depressive mood, your Tarot Man version made me smile, thank you for sharing your wit

Any Aecletician with karaoke talent would sing it for us?
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Thank you! By all means- be my guest!

Thanks heaps ... too good not to be appreciated widely,

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This was great... you could be a songwriter , but most definately are a poet.
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