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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My Official Theme Song

I guess if I were a baseball player, this would be the song I would enter the game to.

"The Mighty Quinn" was written by Bob Dylan, after he watched a 1959 movie starring Anthony Quinn playing an Eskimo called, "The Savage Innocents." It was about the hard life of a Inuit Eskimos in Canada, and Dylan's song was a rather somber folk tune.

But Manfred Mann covered it in 1968, a year after it came out from Dylan. They turned it into a pop hit, much more catchier and bouncy than the original. It reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that year. And it gave a nickname to every person named Quinn (and especially me) who walks God's earth forever.

I was writing up my trivia questions today, and I thought it was time to write something about the name I've been called throughout my life, and what I decided to call my blog as well.

My thanks always to Bobby D and Manfred Mann:

Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn

Everybody's building ships and boats
Some are building monuments, others are jotting down notes
Everybody's in despair, every girl and boy
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
Everybody's gonna jump for joy

Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
I like to go just like the rest, I like my sugar sweet
But jumping queues and makin' haste, just ain't my cup of meat
Everyone's beneath the trees, feedin' pigeons on a limb
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
All the pigeons gonna run to him

Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn

Let me do what I wanna do, I can't decide 'em all
Just tell me where to put 'em and I'll tell you who to call
Nobody can get no sleep, there's someone on everyone's toes
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
Everybody's gonna wanna doze

Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn.

3 comments:

Peter N said...

And we both wonder about those lyrics. As we discussed months ago. But Q, today is a wonderful day! And by that I mean Wednesday, a cloudy but happy morning.

Anonymous said...

Well, thank you for the marvelous bit of trivia in this post. I had no idea that Dylan wrote that song. I always assumed it was written by Mann.

The Omnipotent Q said...

My pleasure, Suldog...

I'm going through WITHDRAWALS not having my home PC working! It will be a lovely day when it's up and running again...