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Sahra Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out 
By: Shel Silverstein
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Rank this week: 16 (↑22)
Duration: 2:45 
Release Date: 1972  (peterpuck9) 
Lyrics By: Shel Silverstein (peterpuck9) 
Music By: Shel Silverstein (peterpuck9) 
Produced By: Ron Haffkine (peterpuck9) 
Released By: Columbia Records (peterpuck9) 
Published By: Evil Eye Music Inc. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI  #1282483 
Keywords: TRASH 
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Facts:
  • Sahra is how it is spelled on LP & CD editions of FREAKIN' AT THE FREAKER'S BALL (Tim P. Ryan)
  • Remade by Tori Amos in 1992 (CapSuper)
  • Uncle Shelby also featured this song as a poem in his classic book of children's poetry WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS. (sav-man)
  • An all-time Uncle Shelby classic. From the album FREAKIN' AT THE FREAKER'S BALL. (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Sahra Cynthia Sylvia Stout
    Would not take the garbage out
    She'd scour the pots and scrape the pans
    Candy the yams and spice the hams
    And though her daddy would scream and shout
    She simply would not take the garbage out
    And so it piled up to the ceilings
    Coffee grounds, potato peelings
    Brown bananas, rotten peas
    Chunks of sour cottage cheese
    It filled the can; it covered the floor
    It cracked the window and blocked the door
    With bacon rinds and chicken bones and
    Drippy ends of ice cream cones
    Prunes pits, peach pits, orange peel
    Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal
    Pizza crusts and withered greens
    Soggy beans and tangerines
    Crusts of black burned buttered toast
    Grisly bits of beefy roast
    The garbage rolled on down the hall
    It raised the roof, it broke the wall
    Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs
    Glops of gooey bubble gum
    Cellophane from green bologna
    Rubbery, blubbery macaroni
    Peanut butter, caked and dry
    Curdled milk and crusts of pie
    Moldy melons, dried up mustard
    Egg shells mixed with lemon custard
    Cold french fries and rancid meat
    Yellow lumps of cream-of-wheat
    At last, the garbage reached so high
    That finally it touched the sky
    And all the neighbors moved away
    And none of her friends would come to play
    And finally Sahra Cynthia Sylvia Stout
    Said, "Okay, I'll take the garbage out"
    But then, of course, it was too late
    The garbage reached across the state
    From New York to the Golden Gate
    And there in the garbage she did hate
    Poor Sarah met an awful fate
    That I cannot right now relate
    Because the hour is much to late
    But children, remember Sahra Stout
    And always take the garbage out
    ()
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    Current Rating 9.3 (7 votes)
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    Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  02-26-08 03:24 PM  -  13 years ago
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    Nope. As it says above, Shel spelled it that way and it appears as such on the original LP of 'Freakin at the Freaker's Ball'.
    artpaul   Offline  -  Artist  -  02-26-08 02:10 PM  -  13 years ago
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    Shouldn't we spell Sahra like Sarah ?
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