Saturday, February 28, 2009

1972 ~ Frizzy Locks

1972 ~ Frizzy Locks ~

~or, as in my beloved's case~

Hair today and Gone tomorrow...


She asks me why
I'm just a hairy guy
I'm hairy noon and night
Hair that's a fright
I'm hairy high and low
Don't ask me why
Don't know
It's not for lack of break
Like the Grateful Dead

Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen

Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

Let it fly in the breeze
And get caught in the trees
Give a home to the fleas in my hair
A home for fleas
A hive for bees
A nest for birds
There ain't no words
For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder
Of my...

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
Oily, greasy, fleecy
Shining, gleaming, streaming
Flaxen, waxen
Knotted, polka-dotted
Twisted, beaded, braided
Powdered, flowered, and confettied
Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

Oh say can you see
My eyes if you can
Then my hair's too short

Down to here
Down to there
Down to where
It stops by itself

They'll be ga ga at the go go
When they see me in my toga
My toga made of blond
Biblical hair

My hair like Jesus wore it
Hallelujah I adore it
Hallelujah Mary loved her son
Why don't my mother love me?

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

Lyrics of Hair by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, music by Galt MacDermot



  1. This was a fabulous post! Oh, to be back in the 70's again with all my glorious thick long hair.

  2. Hair, hair, I know it's dumb
    But I really wish that I had some.

  3. Some of us end up bald as a badger! (not me, lucky me, thank you dear god) - but what does bald as a badger mean? badgers aren't bald are they???

  4. Great photos!
    They look almost ... ancient!
    My hair was trying to reach my ass in the 70's and it weighed a mountain.

  5. Oh, yay - no word verification!
    (thank you)

  6. Willow: and we didn't have all those products then..conditioner wasn't even on my bathroom shelf.

  7. B&BBe careful what you wish for - it may sprout out your ears, and fire out of your eyebrows like barbed wire ( I know from living in close proximity to a sprouter!)

  8. Alden : I expect you to answer that philosophical conundrum...

  9. Violet, and so frizzy, especially on rainy days - and it still has that propensity.

    Hallelujah for turning off the word verification!!!

  10. I like this frizzy post but as well I like what you have done with the pictures The one of you in particular it has made the feeling of the seventy's even more real! both where a hairy bunch!..nice to see pictures of the past ,thank you.
    xxx Mona

  11. Mona~ thanks -you always make an interesting comment- I appreciate your additions.

  12. My first time on your blog. I like your blog and the template. Its fabulous. Ciao.

    ~ Secret Diary

  13. Welcome secret diary. Thanks for visiting and dropping off those encouraging comments.
    Happy Days

  14. I see the hair. Wonderful post. I love the pictures. The picture of you sitting by your husband with your legs that go on forever is stunning. You are gorgeous.

    Your legs are probably as long as my whole person. xoxoxo

    You are beautiful Delwyn and your husband is a cutie too.

    Thanks for the flashbacks.

  15. These pictures are so charming . . . and I love the way that you set them against the "Hair" lyrics. I've been looking through your recent posts and I'm full of admiration for your creativity.

  16. Renee,
    You are a sweetie. Those long legs make me taller than my Beloved...I got married in ballet slippers!
    Happy days

  17. Bee: welcome, Its nice to have a new visitor.
    Thank you for your admiration. I am having a lot of fun with this new outlet for my creativity.
    Happy days.

  18. What a great post. I have to say, those pictures from the seventies are really evocative of the time. I was surprised that the youth in NZ looked so much like the youth I was running around with in the San Francisco Bay Area (which we took to be the epicenter of the whole hairy movement!) Culturally, you looked to me closer to San Francisco than cities in California's Central Valley less than 100 miles away. By the way, people are often surprised to learn that when I got married in 1974 I had a long beard and my hair in a ponytail.

  19. Oh, and thank you for taking off the word verification feature!

  20. Dan, I'm glad I stirred up a few memories of the 70s. Please post a pic of you with the long hair...please!!!!

  21. O.K. I'll rummage through my old pics and see what I can find.

  22. I think you've got some possible album covers here.


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