The Laughing Gnome
Lobo: me and you and a dog named Boo.
I got sick all over again just reading that.
Funny story. That song came out in March 1971. That summer I am 14 years old when some distant relative or other I never met before comes and stays with us for a night. This guy, or maybe it was the girl- never met them before never saw them again- were hitch-hiking across the country. Kind of a thing back then. Had to be there I guess.
Anyway, even being an inexperienced kid, just to look at them, they were a living breathing walking talking cliche. Acting for all the world like they are all special and individual, but actually conforming and stuck in the same rut as everyone else, maybe even more so.
What brings this to mind is they were traveling with a dog named Boo. I'm sure they thought this was so original.
Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya