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Clarence Frogman Henry

This song is by Al Stewart and appears on the live album Indian Summer (1981).

Tell you a story about an old black singer
Called Clarence Frogman Henry
I wonder who remembers him, anybody at all?
I don't know why I love you but I do
Is what he sang, he sang it very well indeed, it was great
I like frogs in general and Clarence Frogman Henry is part of that

One day Clarence was appearing somewhere
I think it was Memphis, Tennessee
It was a long time ago, about twenty years back
He was appearing at a club and his double was walking down the street
Attracting a lot of attention because his double
I mean, a lot of people knew Clarence Frogman Henry in Memphis

And his double was walking down the street
And his double was in love with Audrey Hepburn
And by the sheerest coincidence
Which I'm sure you won't believe, but it's true
Audrey Hepburn's double was walking down the other side of the street
And they reached a point opposite each other
And it suddenly kind of flashed to both of them
That this was their lifelong love
Because Audrey Hepburn's double was a Clarence Frogman Henry fan

So what happened was that they ran into the center
Of this very wide road in Memphis
And as they were clasping each other two things happened simultaneously
One was that they both realized to their horror that it was neither of them
And the second was that they got run down by a gold Cadillac
Driven by a man in an Elvis Presley mask
Now, the man in the Elvis Presley mask was actually G. Gordon Liddy
This was early on in his career

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Written by:

Al Stewart

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