Impressionists Two-Step

Lyrics: Pop Wagner, Jack Hansen
Music: Pop Wagner, Jack Hansen

A Pop Wagner song played by the David Nelson Band.

Monet and Manet
They were strolling down the Élysées
Picking out pastels and other kinds of paint
Eddie said to Claude
I've found some rouge that's really odd
And this indigo from Cairo makes it hard to use restraint

They continued this intellectual discussion
Over caffè latte and an English muffin
André Derain arranged for the beverage, you see
André was cutting out for London
So Monet winked and he told him
If you get to Charing Cross, man, paint one of the bridges for me

Monet concerned himself with atmosphere and light
He worked on lots of canvases at the same time
And as it got darker, he just painted on down the line
Manet did some stuff that's really out of sight
Some other guys in that league were Rodin, Cézanne, Renoir, Lautrec
And don't forget Paul Gauguin

Vinny Van Gogh was way ahead and far above
With an eye for beauty and an ear for love
In twenty nine months he blew the doors off the bourgeouisie
Cézanne said it all
He said rather a diver splitting rivers
And like the art, and from his pools catch a fish if I'm lucky

Monet concerned himself with atmosphere and light
He worked on lots of canvases at the same time
And as it got darker, he just painted on down the line
Manet did some stuff that's really out of sight
Some other guys in that league were Rodin, Cézanne, Renoir, Lautrec
And don't forget Paul Gauguin
Don't forget Paul Gauguin
No don't forget Paul Gauguin
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1987 Disco On The Bayou Pop Wagner
     1997 Keeper Of The Key David Nelson Band
      2007 Aloha Nugs David Nelson Band

Pop Wagner's version has a rather different last verse:
Vinny Van Gogh was way ahead and far above
With an eye for perspective and an ear for love
Camille Pissarro was older than the rest of the bunch
He was scoping out a brand new style
He was missing the point, so every once in a while
He'd go up to Montmartre and talk it over with the others over lunch

 


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