The Lobster License Plate Song

Maine license platesCathy and I (heh. I can say that now.) went to see Catie Curtis last night at the The Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. If you EVER get a chance to see her, then you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO!!! Beautiful voice, great stories. She’s amazing.

Opening up for her last night was Mark Erelli. He’s great too. Go see him, you won’t be disappointed. The point of all this is that he played a song last night during the encore that was sooooo funny. It’s about Maine’s license plate.

Now, the State o’ Maine’s license is the only license ..
with a dead animal on it!
Big red lobster straight from the pot!
Sure makes a Mainers’ heart beat with pride a lot!
Makes you loosen up your belt! Then you wanna go and melt ..
some butter .. or some Blue Bonnet!
Cuz, the State o’ Maine’s license is the only license ..
with a dead animal on it!
The State o’ Maine’s license is the only license ..
with a dead animal on it!

Coulda been a potatah (there’s a lot in this state!) ..
or a fiddlehead from the forest!
Coulda been a pine tree .. Or a MOOSE, doncha see ..
Or a schooner-salin’, cone-totin’ tourist!
Coulda been a blueberry .. or the Vinalhaven ferry ..
or a ship bound for seas uncharted ..
But, the State o’ Maine’s license is tryin’ to entice us
with an animal that’s .. departed!
The State o’ Maine’s license is tryin’ to entice us
with an animal that’s .. departed!

Now .. suddenly, in Kittery, you’re CRAVIN’ for that critter!
But, it’s only auto-suggestion!
Cuz on every bumper seen .. there’s a lobster that’s been STEAMED ..
and it’s stirrin’ up .. your digestion!
Come to MAINE for vacation! Where a dead crustaceon
is purtier than a sonnet! .. YES ..
The State o’ Maine’s license is the only license ..
with a dead .. animal on it!
The State o’ Maine’s license is the only license ..
with a dead .. animal on it!

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