ROLAND THE ROADIE
&
GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE

ROLAND THE ROADIE WAS ONLY A TOADIE
WHO SET UP THE THE LIGHTS AND MIKES FOR THE SHOWS
AND GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE WAS A ROCK AND ROLL FAN
WHO STOOD BY THE THE STAGE DOOR IN THE RAINS AND THE SNOWS

ROLAND THE ROADIE MET GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE
AT A ROCK CONCERT BACK IN BAYONNE
HE TRIED TO SEDUCE HER, SAID HE'D INTRODUCE HER
TO ALL OF THE BEATLES AND STONES

ROLAND THE ROADlE GOT GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE
A SEAT IN THE BALCONY ABOVE
AND GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE FELT GRATEFUL AND GROOVIE
BUT ROLAND THE ROADIE FELT LOVE

AND SOME FOLKS LOVE HAM HOCKS
AND SOME FOLKS LOVE PORK CHOPS
AND SOME FOLKS LOVE VEGTABLE SOUP
AND ROLAND THE ROADIE LOVED GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE
BUT GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE LOVED GROUPS

SHE STOOD UP AND SCREAMED AS THE AMBER SPOT BEAMED
ON HER HEROES SO HANDSOME AND TALL
WITH THEIR EYELIDS SO DROOPY, AND GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE
KNEW SHE WAS IN LOVE WITH THEM ALL

ROLAND ThE ROADIE, TOLD GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE
TO WAIT AND HE'D BE HER MAN
BUT WHILE HE WAS PLANNING A ROSE COVERED HOME
SHE WAS OUT WITH THE GROUP IN THE VAN

NOW ROLAND THE ROADIE HE'S BACK ON THE ROAD
HIS HEART HAS BEEN BROKEN AGAIN
AND GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE WAITS OUT IN THE COLD
ROR THE VERY NEXT GROUP TO COME IN

AND SOME FOLKS LOVE HAM HOCKS
AND SOME FOLKS LOVE PORK CHOPS
AND SOME FOLKS LOVE VEGETABLE SOUP
AND ROLAND THE ROADIE LOVED GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE
BUT GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE LOVED GROUPS

Words & Music bt Shel Silverstein

Copyright c 1973 EVIL EYE MUSIC, INC., New York, N.Y,