Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rocky Raccoon


(Lennon/McCartney)

Now somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota
There lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon
And one day his woman ran off with another guy
Hit young Rocky in the eye Rocky didn't like that
He said I'm gonna get that boy
So one day he walked into town
Booked himself a room in the local saloon


Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Rocky had come equipped with a gun
To shoot off the legs of his rival
His rival it seems had broken his dreams
By stealing the girl of his fancy
Her name was Magil and she called herself Lil
But everyone knew her as Nancy
Now she and her man who called himself Dan
Were in the next room at the hoe down
Rocky burst in and grinning a grin
He said Danny boy this is a showdown
But Daniel was hot, he drew first and shot
And Rocky collapsed in the corner, ah


D'da d'da d'da da da da
D'da d'da d'da da da da
D'da d'da d'da da d'da d'da d'da d'da
Do do do do do do


D'do d'do d'do do do do
D'do d'do d'do do do do
D'do d'do d'do do do d'do d'do d'do d'do
Do do do do do do

Now the doctor came in stinking of gin
And proceeded to lie on the table
He said Rocky you met your match
And Rocky said, doc it's only a scratch
And I'll be better I'll be better doc as soon as I am able


And now Rocky Raccoon he fell back in his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Gideon checked out and he left it no doubt
To help with good Rocky's revival, ah
Oh yeah, yeah

D'do d'do d'do do do do
D'do d'do d'do do do do
D'do d'do d'do do do d'do d'do d'do d'do
Do do do do do do

D'do d'do d'do do do do, come on, Rocky boy
D'do d'do d'do do do do, come on, Rocky boy
D'do d'do d'do do do d'do d'do d'do d'do
The story of Rocky there




What's wrong with these pictures? Raccoons are nocturnal animals...this guy should be sleeping. Hope he stays on his side of the creek.


words and photos by Janet,The Queen of Seaford.

16 comments:

  1. He obviously has his days & nights confused huh? ;) Hope he leaves your garden along, they can be pesky little devils. And yet their so cute.

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  2. That's a good one! Apparently this little guy is having to work overtime because everyone else called in sick. I hope he does stay away from your garden though! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

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  3. Never knew there was so much do-do in this song.

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  4. He looks like he's feeding though -- I occasionally see raccoons during the day too.

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  5. How cute but pests yes. We saw our first one in the yard 2 nights ago eating birdseed on the ground. Tried for a picture but it didn't turn out too well.
    Cute pictures you got!

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  6. I usually only see them at night too ~ maybe he got hungry?? They knock over the oriole feeders here to eat the grape jelly. I try to remember to bring the feeders inside at night but guess who often forgets?!!!
    Good pictures!

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  7. Fun song and great photos. I know raccoons are pests, but I have always had a soft spot for them :-)

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  8. Hi Lona~~ You know, this is exactly what I was thinking... What's this Rocky guy doing up? What's so important that he needs to be down by the bayou washing? Maybe Dan's gun did a little more than scratch.

    Whatever the mystery, you captured some awesome photos!

    Have a fabulous weekend.

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  9. Great post! All these river posts are such fun for those of us without waterfront views. Hope Rocky doesn't have rabies--that's what it means here when the nocturnal skunks trot around in midday.

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  10. Great photos of the raccoon, but like you, Janet, I hope he stays out of your yard and garden! I always thought this was a funny song choice for the Beatles to sing:)

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  11. We usually don't see them unless it's at dusk. Not too long ago we had one in the yard during the day, and it was in no hurry to leave.
    Your pictures of it are cute. He looks pretty busy.

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  12. Wow! Your blog must be doing pretty well to be able to afford the royalties on a Beatles song!

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  13. Janet,
    Wow is right! I can't believe that you managed to get such excellent photos of a raccoon. All I ever see is footprints, if I'm lucky.
    Cheers.
    Lisa

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  14. Wonderful photos, Janet! It looks like he finally caught something there...it was interesting to watch the progression & see what he was up to!

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  15. Thanks for all your comments. A few days later there was a dead raccoon on the roadside...could have been the same one. thanks Phillip.

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  16. Hmm...raccoon in daylight...you're right about that not being good as they can carry rabies.

    Sorry that I'm so late, but trying to read blogs on my tiny iPod Touch while in France was okay, but leaving comments was really difficult typing with thumbs!

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